Major events in 2019 that you shouldn't miss!

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You'll find captivating events to entertain and thrill you throughout 2019, including world-famous Roskilde Festival and unique events like the Skagen Winter Swimming Festival. Here's our pick for the major events happening in Denmark during 2019. Put them in your calendar today!

Camp Adventure

Denmark’s largest treetop adventure park, Camp Adventure Park, opens its long-anticipated and spectacular new observation tower. The Treetop Experience consists of a tower with a 600m internal spiral ramp, which will take visitors from the forest floor through the treetops, culminating in an amazing 360° view of the hilly landscape characteristic of Zealand. If you're scared of heights, this might be just stunning enough to help you overcome that phobia!

800 Years of the Danish Flag

Denmark’s flag (Dannebrog) is the oldest in the world - from 1219 to be exact - so this year there’s a colossal 800th anniversary to celebrate. And celebrate we will.

Because the thing about us Danes is that we just love our flag. Not in a terrifying, march across the face of the earth kind of way. We are just incredibly proud of what it represents: equality, justice, peace and prosperity. What's not to love?

That's why we wave the flag at every opportunity, from womb to tomb. Throughout 2019 expect many celebrations to commemorate this milestone birthday. We'll have more details as and when they arise, so watch this space for details.

Run with HRH Crown Prince of Denmark

On the 10th of June, the Crown Prince himself will start the day by running the one royal mile in Aarhus, while his wife, HRH Crown Princess Mary, will run 5K in Aalborg. The Crown Prince will finish the day by running a 10K in Copenhagen. So tighten your shoelaces and join the Crown Prince and Princess alongside 80,000 Danes on the giant road race, Royal Run.

Take Pride in Copenhagen and Aarhus

Experience the brillant mix of festivities, colour, politics and pure joy - all in the name of love. You can join the pride parades in both Aarhus (June) and Copenhagen (August) regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, religious or political beliefs. After all, who doesn't love a huge party?!

Awesome Music Festivals

Join 80,000 others in a field at Northern Europe's biggest music festival or sit back and relax in an outdoor café to the smooth sound of jazz in Copenhagen's historic streets. Denmark is a music festival nation and there's an event to satisfy your taste in music at any point of the year.

We love live music, both indoors and out, and 2019 is full of music festivals ranging from intimate to massive, covering diverse styles like jazz, heavy metal, classical, and electronica. 

Get Up Close With Vikings

Meet up with more than 500 Vikings from all over Europe when they flock to Ribe Viking Centre to take part in the international Viking market (April 29 - May 5, 2019), one of the biggest Viking gatherings of its kind. The market atmosphere just as it would have been in Ribe 1300 years ago and you can witness combating warriors and fierce horsemen, who show off their skills at the annual Moesgaard Viking Moot.

Run through the streets of Copenhagen

Join tens of thousands of other happy (and sweaty) runners for the popular Copenhagen Marathon taking place on 13 May 2018. The course loops around Copenhagen's historic centre and harbour, so it's also a fantastic spectator event. Or run the Copenhagen Half Marathon on 16 September 2018. Ready. Set. GO!


Another hotly-anticipated attraction is CopenHill, an artificial ski slope and recreational hiking area, built on top of Copenhagen’s new green waste management centre, open in 2019. The building will stand some 85 metres high, and on the roof of the café at the top of the slope there will be a viewing platform with incredible views of the Danish capital. Ski equipment will be available to hire, and there will be a green adventure and play landscape on the roof where visitors can wander and explore.

The Aarhus Festival

Aarhus Festival is among the largest cultural events in Scandinavia and showcases both local, national and international artists. Aarhus Festival is highly esteemed and recognised both in Denmark and abroad.

Festivals in Odense, the home of Hans Christian Andersen

There are plenty going on in Denmark's third largest city, Odense. In August, The Odense Flower Festival is a wonderful opportunity to explore the streets of Hans Christian Andersen's home town. Colours and scents of Danish summer await over these flowery days. Or how about joining some of 250+ free events during Hans Christian Andersen Festivals? Hans Christian Andersen Festivals offer fairy tales, imagination, adventure and wonder. And much more than that. It will be a week of cabaret, concerts, parades, artistic experiences and tents around the city's major squares.

New Castle Hotel in LEGOLAND®

We're very proud that in Billund we have the original LEGOLAND® - in case you didn't know, we invented LEGO® - but we are always striving to make it the best family resort on the face of the planet.

That's why Spring 2019 LEGOLAND® Billund Resort sees the grand opening of a giant, LEGO® themed Castle Hotel right next to the park. With 142 rooms, 710 beds, both indoor and outdoor play areas, every brick is bursting with LEGO® magic and captivating tales of Knights, Wizards and Kingdoms from distant lands. Seriously, who wouldn't want to stay there?!