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.
Verdenshjørnet (The World Corner)
Bedouin tents on a Copenhagen street corner where you can enjoy soul-warming food from around the world. Lygten 1. For opening hours check their Facebook page here.
What's On in June
Events and festivals
All spring and summer:
The pier next to the Royal Playhouse offers sweeping harbour views, sundown drinks and evening jazz concerts. Food trucks are also available. Find a deckchair and chill.
Amager Beach Park
Sports events, festivals and concerts are held throughout the summer at Copenhagen’s 5km sandy beach. Here you will also find water sports, activities and one of Europe’s largest aquariums. Metro stations: Øresund, Amager Strand and Femøren.
25 May – 5 June
KLANG - Copenhagen Avant-garde Music Festival
From the quirky to the weird, the festival lets you explore the international avant-garde of music and sound art. Info here.
31 May – 4 June
“A week of immersive dance and orchestrated chaos,” so the festival website says. Music events, street raves and parties are held in the districts of Nørrebro and Vesterbro. These events are free. Info and tickets for the closing day (Distortion Ø festival featured at Refshaleøen) here.
31 May – 11 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.
3 Days of Design
Showrooms, design stores and art spaces citywide invite visitors to design-driven events, product launches, exhibitions and talks. Info here.
Copenhagen Medieval Market
Experience the age of chivalry at Denmark’s largest medieval market, complete with battle shows and more than 1,300 costumed knights and maidens from 20 nations – plus a few Vikings thrown in for added fun! Held in the Valbyparken sports field just south of the city. Take the S-train to Ny Ellebjerg Station. Info and tickets here.
Parades and open-air dance events bring Latin vibe to the city. Read more about venues and times here.
Bank holiday. Many stores will be closed.
Small neighbourhood market with music, flea & maker’s market, children’s activities and street food. Free admission. 11:00-17:00. Address: Balders Plads. Info here.
Pump your two-wheeled iron horse and don your 1920s Sunday best and join the city’s classic bicycle race. Start: 11:00 at Onkel Dannys Plads. Register 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.