Since 2003 Tvedestrand has been an international book town. The main street, Hovedgata, has lots of bookshops with antique, used and new books, which are perfect for book lovers.
Every summer you may take part in Tvedestrandsregattaen, an annual small boat regatta. Kystkulturuka is also arranged during the summer. It's a coastal culture week, with lots of concerts and other activities.
Norway's largest outdoor waterpark is located in the centre of Tvedestrand. The park is free to use, and you find a six-metre-high iceberg that children can climb. Kids under the age of 12 must wear a lifewest.
Nes Verk Golfpark is one of the largest and best golf courses in Norway. The club can offer an 18-hole course, a 9-hole challenging Pay & Play Course, driving range and putting green.
Nes iron works museum is almost intact and completely preserved, consisting of buildings, machinery and equipment which date back to the 17th, 18th and the 19th centuries. It is thus one of the technical industrial sites of cultural heritage in Norway.
The Tvedestrand museum has a history closely linked to the history of Tvedestrand town. The building is one of the oldest and best preserved in town.
Forbes.com visited Sandøya in 2019 and listed it as one of "11 Insanely Beautiful Lesser-Known Islands Around The World".