Starting 1 May 2018, the Tivoli Gardens & Disney World Parade will take place every Saturday – Thursday at 17:00 every week throughout the summer season in celebration of the 175th anniversary of the Gardens.
Friday Night Skate
If you’ve happened to bring your one-liners to Copenhagen you have a chance to join the popular Friday Night skate event through the city. Check the Facebook page for updates here.
Open-air marionette theatre
Children of all ages enjoy free open-air puppet theatre shows in the small theatre in the King’s Garden located by Kronprinsensgade. Performances: Tue-Fri at 10:00 and 11:00. Info on Facebook here.
Copenhagen Ballet Festival
The Royal Danish Ballet hosts a weeklong festival at the Old Stage, the Opera House and the Royal Playhouse. Info here.
Until 3 June
“A week of immersive dance and orchestrated chaos,” so the festival website says. Music events, street raves and parties. Info and tickets for the closing day (Distortion Ø festival featured at Refshaleøen) here.
Until 8 June
KLANG – Copenhagen Avantgarde Music Festival
Hosted at locations citywide, the festival presents international avant-garde music. The program includes concerts with Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen. Info and tickets here. Website here.
Until 9 June
The city’s international theatre festival presents stage-hungry locals with a wide range of experimental performances, many of which are in English. Info here and (in Danish) on Facebook here.
Copenhagen’s heavy metal festival in the city’s former shipyard, Refshaleøen, features a concert program of big-ticket growlers. The event generally sells out fast. Info and tickets here.
The midsummer solstice has been celebrated in Denmark since time immemorial. Today the Midsummer Eve celebration is called Sankt Hans (Saint John’s Eve). Bonfires are lit along the beaches and in the city’s waterways, such as at Nyhavn Canal and Christianshavn Canal. The fires are usually lit at 21:00 after a communal singalong.
Opening of Copenhagen Contemporary
The contemporary art centre is opening at a new location in the city’s former shipyard, neighbouring the city’s new street food market. The 7,000m2 centre is dedicated to art installations and will open with a show by the Danish art collective SUPERFLEX. Info here and on the website here.