The city’s urban art festival features events including installation art and dance in the public space. Info here.
23 August – 1 September
Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival
Scandinavia’s largest culinary festival includes street markets, pop-up culinary events and cook-offs with more than 200 individual events and festivals citywide at restaurants, larger venues and on public squares. Info and food tickets here.
28 August – 1 September
Copenhagen Songwriter Festival
The city’s Vesterbro district hosts a festival that celebrates new talent and golden oldies. Info here.
CPH World Music Festival
Featuring world music at local venues citywide. Info here.
Golden Days Festival
This year, the city’s annual arts and cultural festival highlights the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Many of the events are in Danish, but some are in English, such as taking part in flash mooning events (in support of charity) at the world’s first photographic mooning gallery, Rumpegalleriet. Festival info (in Danish) here.
Copenhagen Tweed Run
Don your Sunday best and join the locals for the annual vintage bike run where the aim is to pedal with style rather than breaking speed records. Remember to register. Info here.
The city’s half-marathon passes through some of the city’s most liveable neighbourhoods. Cheer the runners – or sign up for the event yourself. Info here.
Family and sports activities take place along Nørrebrogade in one of the city’s most hip neighbourhoods on a car-free day. Info here (in Danish).
Copenhagen Blues Festival
The city’s blues festival is held at clubs and bars citywide and features international as well as local names. Info here.
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.