Top 10 events worth travelling for in Aarhus
If Aarhus has tickled your fancy and you’re wondering when to visit, our pick of the city’s biggest events throughout the year might help you decide! Aarhus’ cultural calendar is full of music events, cultural events and even Viking ones too! So which kind of culture vulture are you?
Party with Danes in Aarhus at NorthSide
NorthSide music festival in the centre of Aarhus has grown over the last few years to become one of the most impressive music festivals in Scandinavia. Get up close to the biggest international names in music and enjoy the unique surroundings of cultural Aarhus in June each year. The festival also has a sustainability angle and from 2021, will be 100% powered by green electricity.
Enjoy the historic Aarhus Festival
First held in 1965, the Aarhus Festival (Aarhus Festuge) is now one of the largest cultural events in Scandinavia. Fly to Aarhus in late August to take part and see a wealth of international and Danish art, exhibitions, dance and music performances throughout Aarhus city centre.
Release your inner Viking at Moesgaard Viking Moot
It’s not all violence and ale at the Moesgaard Viking Moot. But there might be a bit! Head to the beautiful beaches and woods by Aarhus on the last weekend in July, and you might find yourself caught up in a full-scale Viking battle or haggling with market traders for Viking goods!
Taste Denmark at Aarhus’ Food Festival
Aarhus has become a real foodie destination of late, with some of the best restaurants in Denmark. And if you head here in September, you can not only taste the best in Nordic and Danish products and food in one place at Food Festival, you can also try your hand at making it at Nordic cookery classes!
Everyone’s welcome under the rainbow at Aarhus Pride
In June each year, the streets of Aarhus come alive with all the colours under the sun for Aarhus Pride. This popular event is a celebration of diversity, respect and tolerance for LGBT life which kicks off with a parade through the city centre and finishes with events and parties.
Christmas at the Old Town Open Air Museum
If you’re nostalgic about the Christmas of days gone by, then get yourself to Aarhus in November and December. At the Old Town Open Air Museum you can walk through 400 years of Christmas history, taste traditional foods and take a bit of Danish Christmas home with you.