Copenhagen opens its first all-year dry ski slope on the sloping roof of the city’s waste-to-energy incinerator. CopenHill will feature a 180-metre ski slope, the world’s tallest artificial climbing range, a hiking trail, a ski rental shop and an after-ski bar/restaurant with panoramic views. Info here.
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.
Each year, cultural institutions open for an evening of activities and spectacle. There are many activities for children. A pass is required to visit these popular events. Purchase these at 7-eleven stores citywide. Info here.
11 October – 3 November
Halloween in Tivoli Gardens
After a brief closing period, Tivoli Gardens reopens its gates on 13 October to the season’s Halloween celebrations with more than 20,000 Jack-o’-lanterns and spooky fun for the whole family. 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.