What's On / May

Food markets and events 

Copenhagen’s Food Halls (Torvehallerne)

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.


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.


An old waterfront warehouse is being converted into a new food and event location – surrounded by construction sites in the city’s fast-developing docklands. A great pit stop for those biking the Harbour Circle bicycle route. Beach bar, dancing and street food. Address: Østre Teglkaj. Info here

What's On in May

Events and festivals

1 May – 23 September

Tivoli Gardens & Disney World Parade

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.

1 May

Labour Day

A giddy event that draws student-y crowds and a few actual workers to the city park Fælledparken around 12:00 for political speeches, street food and a few beers in the early spring sun.

3-16 May

Copenhagen Architecture Festival

Guided city walks, a design film festival and much more. The city’s architecture festival offers a wide program of events. Info here  and on Facebook here.

31 May – 3 June

Copenhagen Distortion

“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.

31 May – 9 June

CPH Stage

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.
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