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What's on in May

Events and festivals

1 May 2020 

Labour Day

A giddy event that draws student-y crowds and a few actual workers to the city park Fælledparken around 12:00 noon for political speeches, street food and a few beers in the early spring sun. Nearest metro station: Trianglen (M3)

23 April – 3 May 2020

Copenhagen Architecture Festival

Events, talks, guided tours. Discover a city of design in the company of architects and designers. Events and program here. Website here.

2-9 May 2020

Copenhagen Beer Week

Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen (held at Øksnehallen from 8-9 May) is set to join local breweries for the city’s first week-long event dedicated to beer. From 8-9 May, the main Beer Week festival area will be on Israels Plads next to the city’s food halls (Nørreport Station, M1 and M2). Info here. Info and tickets for the Mikkeller event here.

4 May 2020

Communal singing commemorating WWII

A communal singalong in the grand and leafy Frederiksberg Garden in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the end of Occupation and World War II. From 19:45-21:30. Nearest metro station: Frederiksberg Allé (M3). The event will be televised nationwide. Info (in Danish) here.

5 May 2020

Reopening of the Danish Museum of Resistance

The Danish Museum of Resistance has been given a new underground home and is set to reopen to the public on 5 May 2020, which marks the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. Nearest metro station: Marmorkirken (M3). Info here.

8 May 2020

The Great Day of Prayer

A national holiday which this year marks a long weekend. Traditionally, Danes eat puffy wheat buns and revel in the spring sun. Some stores may be closed.

14-16 May 2020

Three Days of Design

Design showroom and stores host design talks, events and exhibitions citywide. The 2020 event will feature more than 100 exhibitions and events. Info here.

15 May 2020

Friday Night Skate

If you’ve happened to bring your one-liners to Copenhagen you have a chance to join the popular Friday Night skate event through the city. Check the Facebook page for updates on the route.

15-17 May 2020

48-Hour Festival

Community activities and outdoor local get-togethers in Copenhagen’s happening district of Nørrebro. Event info here.

28 May – 6 June 2020

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.

30 May 2020

Balders Spring Flea Market

A local neighbourhood flea market with family stalls. Free admission. 10:00-16:00. Info (in Danish) here.

31 May – 1 June 2020


Whit Monday is a national holiday in Denmark. Some stores may be closed.
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