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.
Food truck markets are held citywide under the name of Rebel Food. Discover the city’s local neighbourhoods with this culinary caravan. Event info here. Note, not all their events are in Copenhagen.
What's On in September
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.
24 August – 3 September
Copenhagen Art Week
Galleries, bars and art spaces host events and exhibitions citywide. Info here.
29 August – 3 September
Copenhagen Songwriter Festival
The city’s Vesterbro district hosts a festival that celebrates new talent and golden oldies. Info here.
Copenhagen celebrates 850 years
The city of Copenhagen celebrates 850 years since its founding. The area around Christiansborg Palace (Slotsholmen) will feature activities including live music. At 12:00 noon there will be free pastries and beer.
Alvin Ailey in Tivoli Gardens
The New York-based Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre performs at the Tivoli Concert Hall. Intense, sensual and dramatic, their repertoire fathoms street dance, African inspired dance and classic ballet. Info and tickets here.
CPH World Music Festival
Featuring 6 days of world music at venues citywide. Info (in Danish) and lineup 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.
The underwater ballroom
You are invited to don your swimsuits and take part in a one-of-a-kind synchronised swimming extravaganza in Copenhagen’s harbour (Sydhavn). Event info and tickets here.
Swing dance at Absalon
Visit one of the city’s buzzing neighbourhood cultural centres and have a swing with the locals. Info here.