There are many great festivals in Norway that take place annually. The New Year's Eve in Oslo offers parties that range from very private and quiet to extravagant and hot. The Bergen Art Festival in Bergen is another popular festival in Norway. It takes place every year during the middle of October and offers visitors great art and music. It is the largest event during fall in Bergen and also has jazz performances and film showings. The Oslo Jazz Festival is a very large event each year. There are soul and blues performances and big names and jazz stars from Europe and Norway.
Norway music festivals are very popular also. The Oslo Chamber Music Festival takes place every year in August and offers music events in historical buildings in the city. For food lovers, the Norwegian Food Festival in Alesund is popular event. It takes place every year in late August. It is the biggest Norwegian food festival. Another popular event is the Norwegian Wood Festival. It is a rock festival that is named for the Beatles song called "Norwegian Wood". It is an event that takes place over four days in the middle of June. It showcases Norwegian bands and international artists. Some notable past acts have been Johnny Cash, Sting, Bob Dylan, and David Bowie.