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.

Westmarket

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.

TeglVærket

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

What's On in June

Events and festivals

 

Until 23 September

Tivoli Gardens & Disney World Parade

Starting 1 May 2018, the Tivoli Gardens & Disney World Parade will take place every Saturday – Thursday at 17:00 every week throughout the summer season in celebration of the 175th anniversary of the Gardens.
 

All summer

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 here.
 

All summer

Open-air marionette theatre

Children of all ages enjoy free open-air puppet theatre shows in the small theatre in the King’s Garden located by Kronprinsensgade. Performances: Tue-Fri at 10:00 and 11:00. Info on Facebook here.
 

1-7 June

Copenhagen Ballet Festival

The Royal Danish Ballet hosts a weeklong festival at the Old Stage, the Opera House and the Royal Playhouse. Info here.
 

3 June

Flea market

Meet the locals at the neighbourhood flea market by the waterfront, Islands Brygge. Info here.
 

Until 3 June

Copenhagen Distortion

“A week of immersive dance and orchestrated chaos,” so the festival website says. Music events, street raves and parties. Info and tickets for the closing day (Distortion Ø festival featured at Refshaleøen) here.
 

7-17 June

Copenhagen Photo Festival

Exhibitions and workshops. The main venue is in the Østerbro neighbourhood – a chance to visit one of the city’s less touristic districts. Info here.
 

Until 8 June

KLANG – Copenhagen Avantgarde Music Festival

Hosted at locations citywide, the festival presents international avant-garde music. The program includes concerts with Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen. Info and tickets here. Website here.
 

Until 9 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 here.
 

15 June

Valdemarsdag – national flag day

Flag mooning

Opening of the summer photo exhibition at the world’s first mooning gallery. The exhibition celebrates the 799th anniversary of the Danish flag. Info here.
 

20-23 June

Copenhell

Copenhagen’s heavy metal festival in the city’s former shipyard, Refshaleøen, features a concert program of big-ticket growlers. The event generally sells out fast. Info and tickets here.
 

23 June

Midsummer’s Eve

The midsummer solstice has been celebrated in Denmark since time immemorial. Today the Midsummer Eve celebration is called Sankt Hans (Saint John’s Eve). Bonfires are lit along the beaches and in the city’s waterways, such as at Nyhavn Canal and Christianshavn Canal. The fires are usually lit at 21:00 after a communal singalong.
 

23 June

SlutWalk Copenhagen

The city’s progressives and transgressives turn out for the annual SlutWalk. Info here.
 

24 June

Street flea market

Escape the tourist traps and head to one of the city’s local neighbourhood street flea markets. Blågårdsgade in the Nørrebro neighbourhood.
 

28 June

Opening of Copenhagen Contemporary

The contemporary art centre is opening at a new location in the city’s former shipyard, neighbouring the city’s new street food market. The 7,000m2 centre is dedicated to art installations and will open with a show by the Danish art collective SUPERFLEX. Info here and on the website here.
 
 
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