What's On in April

Events and festivals


4 April – 22 September

Tivoli Gardens

The summer season opening welcomes visitors to flower gardens, open-air stage events and family entertainment. Look out for the daredevil rides! The summer season ends on 24 September 2017. Info here.

4 – 14 April

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.

12 April

Bakken opens for the season

Hailed as the world’s oldest amusement park, Bakken is located in UNESCO heritage woodlands by Klampenborg Station, just 20 minutes by train north of Copenhagen. Info here.

15-21 April

Copenhagen International Impro Festival

A week of international improvisation theatre is hosted at culture centres citywide. Info on Facebook here.

16 April

The Queen’s birthday

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe’s birthday. She Queen usually make a balcony appearance at the palace at 12:00 noon.

18-22 April


Easter holidays in Denmark stretch from Maundy Thursday on 18 April to Easter Monday on 22 April. Note that stores are often closed on Good Friday.

18-22 April

Biennale for crafts and design

An exhibition highlighting Danish crafts and design hosted at Nordatlantens Brygge, the North Atlantic Culture Centre. Info here.

20 April

Easter Vesper at the cathedral

The Royal Cantori chorus and the Copenhagen Boys’ Choir perform Easter Vesper at the Copenhagen Cathedral, Our Lady’s Church at 19:99-20:00. Info here.

26-28 April

48-Hour Festival

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

27-28 April

Copenhagen Sakura Festival

Featured under the blossoming cherry trees by Copenhagen’s harbourside promenade, Langelinie, the festival includes Japanese performances, cuisine and traditions. 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
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