Växjö's Emigration Festival takes place in mid-August for three days, focusing on Scandinavia's most popular emigration area. Over 1 million people emigrated from here, and it is captivating to celebrate with a colorful mix of locals and visitors.
Don't forget to visit the House of Migrants in Växjö, which contains an interesting exhibit of personal and official documents about countless Swedes leaving the area in hopes of a better life across the big pond. There's even an "Emigrant Cafe" and the "Emigrant Shop". The house is closed Sundays and Mondays.