I was so luck that I have experienced Matfest i Bryggen in 2005. You can taste lots of traditional food( brown cheese, smoked salmon ..etc) and take the opportunity of reasonable prices. Colourful &awesome atmosphere . This year it is going to be held on : 7-9 September 2007
Festspillene - This is when the people in Bergen is most proud. It is a festival held in May every year, aledgely because it is statistically most chance of sunshine. Bergen is otherwise known for it's rain.
The festival boats not only of Norwegian music, but music from all over the world. Tickets might be hard to get though.
I thought it was fascinating to be in Bergen at the time of one of their largest local festivals, which took place the first weekend in June. There was a parade, a dragon boat race, displays of naval vessels, concerts, folk art displays, and a general air of "hoo-hah."
Cutty Sark Tall Ship Race. It was in Bergen in 1993 and 2001, next time ?????