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 here for updates.
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.
23 May – 1 June
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.
29 May – 2 June
“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 is featured at Refshaleøen) here.
30 May – 10 June
KLANG – Copenhagen Avantgarde Music Festival
Hosted at locations citywide, the festival presents international avant-garde music. Info and tickets here. Website here.
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.
Løgismose Great Day of Taste
Outdoor barbecues, deejays and sports car show. The event takes place by the waterside at Nordre Toldbod 12:00-19:00. Info here.
Royal Danish Ballet open-air performance
The annual open-air performance is staged on the Ofelia Plads wharf next to the Royal Danish Playhouse. Info and tickets here.
Valdemarsdag – national flag day
Opening of the summer photo exhibition at the world’s first mooning gallery. The exhibition celebrates the 800th anniversary of the Danish flag.
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.
Summer Party – Nørrebroparken
The local urban park in one of the city’s most happening districts celebrates the summer with family activities and sports. Info here (in Danish).
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.
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.