Enjoy mellow moments and hot vibes at one of the world’s largest jazz festivals, featuring more than 900 concerts citywide from rooftops and parks to local urban piazzas. A great way to discover Copenhagen’s liveable neighbourhoods. Many concerts are open-air and free of charge. Info here.
Fringe Jazz Fest
Coinciding with the city’ annual jazz festival, the Fringe Jazz Fest spotlights New Orleans music. Info here.
Bas under the Bridge
Open-air rock concert under the city’s only highway flyover. Free admission. 15:00-23:00. Info here.
Summer in the City Festival
The 3-day music festival spotlights young talents and is hosted at one of the city’s most popular downtown youth centres, Huset-KBH, No 13 Rådhusstræde. Everyone is welcome. Line-up and info on Facebook here.
Music, events and street food under the Bispebjerg highway flyover. A good chance to discover the undiscovered Copenhagen. Info here.
28 July - 8 August
Copenhagen Summer Festival
Twelve chamber music concerts featuring young stars are hosted at Charlottenborg Palace, located right next to Nyhavn Canal. Info and tickets 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.