Copenhagen’s covered food halls feature a gumbo of artisanal stalls, food bars and open-air events. Located at Israels Plads close to Nørreport Station. Open Mon-Thu 10:00-19:00, Fri 10:00-20:00, Sat 10:00-18:00 and Sun 11:00-17:00. Frederiksborggade 21. Info (in Danish) here.
Kødbyens Mad & Market (Kødbyen, the Meatpacking District)
Weekend street food markets are held in the city’s Meatpacking District known for its quirky blend of restaurants and wholesale meatpacking stores. Flæsketovet. Opening hours: Saturdays 10:00-22:00 and Sundays 10:00-18:00. Info (in Danish) here.
Copenhagen Street Food
The city’s covered street food market featuring food trucks, stalls and chill-out events. Open Mon-Thu 12:00-21:00, Fri-Sat 12:00-22:00, Sun 12:00-21:00. Can be accessed via bridge from Nyhavn Canal. Info here and on Facebook here. Located at Trangravsvej 1 (Papirøen).
The city’s newest food hall is located in the grungy Vesterbro district. Food bars, stores and foodie hangouts in a converted shopping arcade. Vesterbrogade 97. Opening hours (in Danish) here. And on Facebook (in Danish) here.
Street Food Festival CPH
Food trucks and stalls line the city’s 3 main lakes. A great opportunity to stroll from neighbourhood to neighbourhood and grab a few toothsome goodies along the way 15:00-19:00. Info (in Danish) here.
Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival
Scandinavia’s largest culinary festival includes street markets, pop-up culinary events and cook-offs with more than 200 individual events citywide at restaurants, larger venues and on public squares. Info and tickets here.
31 August – 2 September
CPH Special 3-Day Street Food Market
Hosted by Rebel Food, a touring street food market. Location yet to be disclosed. Info (in Danish) here.
Events and festivals
April – October
Metropolis – art in the public space
The city’s urban art festival features several events during July including body art, contemporary dance and a tape riot. Info (in Danish) here.
16 September – 19 October
Sound art at Ofelia Plads
The city’s new cultural pier hosts a sound art festival with sound installations by artists Ragnhild May and Ea Borre. The pier next to the Royal Playhouse.
4 October – 4 December
Copenhagen Renaissance Music Festival
Throughout the months of October and November, the Copenhagen Renaissance Music Festival hosts events at several of the city’s churches. For the full program and links to ticket purchase, click here (in Danish).
REFLEKTOR Light Festival
One of Copenhagen’s hidden classic parklands (Søndermarken) hosts a major light festival with illuminations, art and music. The festival takes place in the underground cisterns as well as in the park. Free admission to the park but admission to the cisterns. The festival takes place 18:30-23:00 each day. Info here.
Each year, cultural institutions open for an evening of activities and spectacle. There are many activities for children. A pass is required to visit these popular events. Purchase these at 7-eleven stores citywide. Info here.
13 October – 5 November
Halloween in Tivoli Gardens
After a brief closing period, Tivoli Gardens reopens its gates on 13 October to the season’s Halloween celebrations with more than 20,000 Jack-o’-lanterns and spooky fun for the whole family. Info here.
Copenhagen Blues Festival
The city’s blues festival is held at clubs and bars citywide and features international as well as local names. Info here.