Organised for the first time in 1996, Menningarnótt or "Culture Night" gained quickly popularity and now leads about 60.000-100.000 people to the city center for a great night out. Music, dance, theather, art and all kinds of refreshments are available on one of the biggest yearly events which traditionally ends with a fireworks show. Next Saturday, on Augst 20th, Menningarnótt will take place for the 16th time. This years theme is "Gakktu í bæinn!" which literally means "walk into my home" but can also mean "walk into my town", and is often said when welcoming people into your house.
You´ll find a list of activities at the official website www.menningarnott.is