Events in Copenhagen
Copenhagen Light Festival
Copenhagen Light Festival literally shows the city of Copenhagen in a new light by experimenting with colours, movement, and occasionally also sound. This will be done by bringing together a variation of forces in the making of the installations: light artists and designers, students, organisations and commercial players.
Tivoli Summer Season
The world's second oldest amusement park and one of Denmark's most famous attractions, Tivoli, is packed with crazy rides, green oases, gourmet food, rock concerts, and much more. Every Friday during the summer season, Tivoli Gardens offers a different music genre live from one of its many stages.
One of Copenhagen's most festive events of the year is the Beer Festival. Danish Beer Enthusiasts invite you to join a three-day Beer festival in Copenhagen. The Festival is open to anyone aged 18+ years and anyone who’s interested in learning more about beer tasting, new beers or just wants to have a beer experience beyond the ordinary.
Copenhagen's biggest street party and club festival Distortion takes place every year in June and attracts nearly 300,000 people to its street parties, dance, art rock, freestyle hip hop, tech-house, polka and street art. Distortion takes place in a new part of Copenhagen every night and thus, moves around the city. The Final Party is the culmination and biggest event during Distortion.
Copenhagen Photo Festival
Copenhagen Photo Festival was founded in 2010, to raise awareness about, and focus on, photography. The festival showcases Danish and international contemporary photography in urban spaces, art and cultural institutions, galleries and photo schools. Today, Danish photography receives substantial recognition worldwide, and the CPF showcases both Danish and Nordic photography, whilst bringing the international photo scene to Denmark too.
Copenhagen Jazz Festival
With more than 250,000 visitors, the Copenhagen Jazz Festival is one of the biggest jazz events of its kind in Europe. Each summer, Copenhagen comes to life with jazz tunes in the city streets, squares, jazz clubs and unique concert halls. Copenhagen Jazz Festival is one of the Danish capital's oldest music festivals and 2018 marks its 40th of its kind.
Copenhagen Opera Festival
Copenhagen Opera Festival is taking the opera out of the traditional theatre and letting its sounds ring out in the streets, the underground and the waterways of Copenhagen. Central to the Copenhagen Opera Festival is the wish to create a new space for opera. An international forum where tradition can meet innovation, and talent can meet experience.
Copenhagen Summer Festival
Each year, the Copenhagen Summer Festival presents a handful of young talents in a range of classical chamber music concerts in the beautiful surroundings of Charlottenborg at Kongens Nytorv in central Copenhagen. Since 1969 this festival has lead the way to a professional breakthrough for a handpicked crowd of musically gifted and upcoming artists.
Cultural Harbour is the popular annual harbour festival in and around Copenhagen Harbour. Cultural Harbour festival offers three days of music, theatre, artistry, dance and a variety of sports events in the harbour area and along the city’s scenic waterfront, which also happens to be a model example of urban development.
Golden Days is a large history and culture festival in Copenhagen, taking place in the capital every year and has done so ever since is was launched back in 1994. Each year’s theme covers a popular period in Copenhagen's history. In 2018, the festival turns history inside out and puts a spotlight on experimentation, the repressed, and overlooked and demands that everything is revealed.
The Culture Night ‘Kulturnatten’ offers children and adults hundreds of cultural events – at night! Experience Copenhagen in a different light and see places you will not normally get access to, when hundreds of museums, churches, exhibition halls, art galleries, humanitarian organisations, political and cultural institutions open the doors to their secret rooms, basements, towers and cultural events on this one night only.
Halloween and Christmas at Tivoli Gardens
Visiting the Tivoli Gardens at Christmas is a long and very dear tradition amongst the Copenhageners. Do not miss famous amusement parks’ Christmas lights, market and entertainment for the world! The Christmas market has some 60 stalls , all selling gifts and decorations, arts and crafts, delicious snacks and hot drinks to keep you warm.