This annual 10-day festival takes place in August or early September and is Scandinavia's biggest cultural event. The festival has a diverse theme every year. Amongst the more than 300 events on offer every year are operas, large-scale symphonic concerts, chamber and choral concerts, recitals, dance and theatrical performances, folk and jazz concerts, film screenings, art exhibitions, fringe events and even children's activities. The repertoires varieties from traditional to unusual and from classical to contemporary are all on the platter. The venues are evenly varied, and include local concert halls, churches, theaters, clubs and parks. Each year the festival revolves around an exclusive theme.