Events

Parade in Copenhagen

Changing of the Guard

The Royal Life Guard is charged with protecting the Danish royal family and their city residence, Amalienborg Palace. Every day of the year, these soldiers march from their barracks through the streets of Copenhagen…
Food & Drink in Copenhagen

Copenhagen Cooking

Scandinavia's largest food festival serves up a gut-rumbling programme spanning cooking demonstrations from A-list chefs to tastings and foodie tours of the city. Events are held in venues and restaurants across tow…
Music in Copenhagen

Distortion

Taking place over five heady days in early June, Copenhagen Distortion celebrates the city's street life and club culture. Expect raucous block parties and top-name DJs spinning dance tracks in bars and clubs across…
Music in Copenhagen

Copenhagen Jazz Festival

Copenhagen's single largest event, and the largest jazz festival in northern Europe, hits the city over 10 days in early July. The programme covers jazz in all its forms, with an impressive line-up of local and inte…
Cultural in Copenhagen

Dronning Margrethe II’s Birthday

On 16 April, Danes celebrate the birthday of their much-loved queen. If she is celebrating in town, you will find her greeting the crowds from the balcony of Amalienborg Slot at noon as soldiers in full ceremonial d…
Cultural in Copenhagen

Kulturnatten

Usually held on the second Friday in October, Culture Night sees the city's museums, galleries, theatres and libraries throw open their doors from 6pm to around midnight to those with a Kulturpas (Culture Pass; Dkr9…
Cultural in Copenhagen

Kulturhavn

For three days in early August, Copenhagen takes culture to the harbour and waterways with a wide programme of theatre, dance, music, sports and parades on the 'beach' at Islands Brygge, as well as at Sydhavnen, Pap…
Art in Copenhagen

Art Copenhagen

This major, three-day art fair in September involves around 60 art galleries from Scandinavia and beyond. Showcasing a good number of contemporary artists from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and the Faroe…
Cultural in Copenhagen

Tivoli Christmas Market

From mid-November to early January, Tivoli gets into the Christmas spirit with a large Yuletide market, costumed staff and theatre shows. Fewer rides are operational but the mulled wine and æbleskiver (small doughnu…
LGBT in Copenhagen

Copenhagen Pride

Rainbow flags fly high during the city's five-day queer fest in August. Expect live music and merry revellers in the city centre, fabulous club parties, cultural events and the obligatory Pride parade, the latter ta…