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.

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.

What's On in May

Events and Festivals

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.

5-7 May

Copenhagen Salsa Festival

Get footloose at the city’s biggest salsa festival with events for everyone, whether novice or pro. Info here.

7 May

Bicycle Parade & Foodie Bike Sunday Market

Join the bicycle parade and enjoy street food from cargo-bike vendors. The event takes place in Valby, one of the city’s lesser-known districts – a great off-the-beaten track experience. Info here.

7-15 May

Mikkeller Beer Week

The city’s hot-ticket beer event attracts the geeks and goons of brewing, who also flock to the city’s many dedicated craft brewing bars. The festival is held in Øksnehallen by the meatpacking district, Kødbyen, and other Mikkeller venues. Info here.

11 May

Carpark Festival Pre-Party

Four bands will give a taste of the upcoming Carpark Festival. Venue: RUST. Info here (in Danish)

11 May

Brus B-Day Bash

Brass band music and floods of beer. One of the city’s top craft brewers celebrates its first anniversary. Outdoor event. Free admission. 16:00-01:00. Info here.

12 May

Bank holiday. Many stores will be closed.

12 May

Friday Night Skate CPH

Strap on your one-liners and hit the roads with the city’s biggest roller-skating group for their Friday roll-about. Starts Solbjerg Plads at 20:00. Info here.

14 May

Balders Bix

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.

14 May

Jægersborggade Loppis

Street flea market in one of the city’s coolest hipster hives. Free Admission. Address: Jægersborggade. 10:00-16:00. Info here.

18-20 May

Copenhagen Beer Festival

The city’s traditional tribute to brewing is held at Lokomotivværkstedet, Otto Busses Vej 5A. Tickets at the door. Info here.

18-20 May

Telenor Copenhagen Marathon & Expo

The city’s annual marathon that brings thousands of spectators and runners to the streets. Info here.

25 May

Bank holiday. Many stores will be closed

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

Copenhagen Distortion

“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

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.
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