Hot happenings in Denmark - here are all of the things you should experience
Dates: Summer 2021, TBD. 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. Place: Copenhagen.
Dates: 02.04.2021-04.04.2021. During Easter, the main art event, Art Tour Southwest Jutland takes place. All along the North Sea Coast and the unique Wadden Sea nearly 100 galleries, studios and museums welcome you to visit them. The Art Tour is censored to secure high standard and quality. You can visit the Info center of the event in Ribe, where you can get details of the art tour and the artists. Place: South West Jutland.
Dates: 2021 TBD. Denmark's largest fishing competition and the unofficial world championship. Every spring, the herring come to Ringkøbing Fjord to spawn, making the area at the Hvide Sande lock an eldorado for anglers. This is celebrated every year in Hvide Sande with the traditional herring festival. Place: Hvide Sande.
Dates: 2021 TBD. Aalborg MTB repeats the success from previous years and arranges the fourth MTB Marathon in and around Aalborg. The 100 km long track takes you on a challenging tour through Aalborg’s beautiful nature, which in 2016 included more than 3,300 participants. The central area will be at Nordkraft where the start and finish line will be placed. Place: Aalborg.
Dates: 21.04.2021 - 25.04.2021. SPOR is a new festival in Aarhus for contemporary music and sound art. International sound art SPOR creates a platform for stronger connections to the international sound art and music scenes - and encourages a fruitful exchange that can inspire artists and further develop Danish contemporary music. Place: Aarhus
Dates: 26.04.2021-02.05.2021. During the last week of April, more than 500 Vikings from all over Europe flock to Ribe VikingeCenter. The market atmosphere is authentic and intensive just like it would have been in Ribe 1300 years ago. You will be able to experience, how the Vikings lived and worked, and at the market place includes many exciting stalls, where a good trade can be done. Place: Ribe.
Dates: 04.05.2021-09.05.2021.Internet Week Denmark in Aarhus is a festival celebrating the internet.For five days we celebrate the success and impact the internet has on business and our everyday lives. Just as the Internet, the festival is open for all, digital professionals, students, and citizens. Place: Aarhus.
Dates: 06.05.2021-08.05.2021.The ambition of the SPOT Festival in Aarhus is to create a promotion platform for Danish and Nordic music. The festival’s repertoire is dictated chiefly by the will to support new bands and upcoming artists predicted to succeed internationally. Place: Aarhus.
Date: 08.05.2021. Lillebælt Half Marathon is being run every year in Middelfart. Typically the run has app.11,000 registered runners - being Denmark’s biggest half marathon. It is a unique route, which takes the runners through narrow, picturesque streets, stunning scenery and across the Old Lillebælt Bridge. Place: Middelfart.
Dates: 13.05.2021-15.05.2021. The prison facilities in FÆNGSLET in Horsens are host to a different tattoo convention with the focus that everyone can get their curiosity and get an insight into an industry they might not know so well. With app. 250 tattoo artists from all over the world the audience will get to see the artist at work, and perhaps get their own tattoo. Place: Horsens.
Date: 16.05.2021. Copenhagen Marathon is the 41st edition, and a popular annual road running event, including marathon, half marathon and 10 km distance races. It all takes place in the streets of Copenhagen. Since its establishment in 1980, it has been held in May with around 10,000 participants each time.
Dates: 27.05.2021-29.05.2021. Heartland is a cultural festival taking place at the beautiful Egeskov Castle on Funen. It offers a new type of festival, combining four key elements: music, food, art and conversation. Heartland aims for a high level of quality through cooperation with key local partners. Place: Kværndrup (Egeskov Castle)
Dates: 27.05.2021-29.05.2021. 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. Place: Copenhagen
Dates: 28.05.2021-30.05.2021.Experience a historic drive through the city of Aarhus with approximately 300 classic vehicles from Denmark and abroad. Competing in the race will be the Formula One class, including unique race cars from the history books of motorsports. In addition to the car race, the Classic Race Aarhus includes among other a children's soapbox cart race. This Classic Race Aarhus is Danish Motorsport’s main event of the year.
Date: 29.05.2021. The carnival in Aalborg is the largest carnival in Northern Europe with up to 60,000 carnivalists in the Grand Parade, and more than 100,000 spectators watching the magnificent wave of colors and fantasy along the parade route. The parade moves through the streets of Aalborg and ends in Kildeparken. Place: Aalborg
Dates: 01.06.2021-15.06.2021. Thousands of lamb and sheep lead a happy life along the Wadden Sea coastline. At the annual Lamb festival it is possible to try delicious lamb dishes at the region’s local restaurants, get an insight into lamb produce, bring home local specialities and spend the night in a countryside of unique natural beauty. Place: Southwest Jutland
Dates: 02.06-2021 - 06.06.2021. 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.
Dates: 03.06.2021-05.06.2021. The Northside music festival in Central Jutland offers a wide array of Danish and International artists. Over the years, the festival has presented a lineup including for instance Arcade Fire, Nick Cave, Robyn, Lana Del Ray, Beck, and Arctic Monkeys. The Northside festival has quickly been recognised as an innovative festival which focuses on sustainability too. Place: Aarhus.
NEW Dates: 05.06.2020-18.10.2020. International sand sculptors will travel to Hundested to create large sculpture of sand between the 7th and 10th of May. These days you will be able to see the art in progress, and enjoy the both symbolic and humoristic details of the sculptures. Place: Hundested.
CANCELLED. Challenge Denmark is part of the world’s biggest international triathlon series, Challenge Family. The idea behind Challenge Denmark is to embrace the family behind the triathletes along with offering the athletes a professional and high-class race – no matter at which level they are competing. Place: Herning.
Dates: 16.06.2021-19.06.2021. Copenhell is an annual outdoor rock and metal festival. During three days of June, Refshaleøen and the former B&W shipyard in the Danish capital transforms into a haven for metalheads from all over the world. Despite its short lifetime, the festival has grown to become one of the most popular metal events in Northern Europe. Place: Copenhagen
CANCELLED. This 18th edition of North sea Beach Marathon has evolved into a true classic due to its unique location. The beautiful west coast of Denmark offers rough nature with breathtaking dunes, the North Sea and wide sandy beaches. Kick of is at Hvide Sande in North-West Jutland.
Dates: 2021 dates TBD. Generator Festival in Odense is a party for all of the city’s students. The festival celebrates the beginning of the school year and is the largest street party in Denmark. You'll see the streets of Odense as you've never saw them before. Every day, the festival takes over new streets, with new stages and new artists. Place: Odense.
Date: TBD. This local medieval market at Esrum Abbey, in North Sealand, is a must visit. Experience a genuine medieval atmosphere, with its aromas and drama, joustingtournaments, archery, medieval music and hangmen. And at the working medieval workshops you’ll see the smithy, the rope maker and the brush maker in action. You can buy medieval merchandise and eat at the Abbey’s local inn too. Place: Græsted
CANCELLED. Odense Habour Culture Festival open to all and focuses on the creation of art. It is about diversity and inclusion and about supporting and extending different cultural initiatives. A varied program gives artists from all over the country the opportunity topresent their passion to some 30.000 visitors.
Dates: 08.05.2021-09.05.2021. The biggest annual wool festival in Scandinavia, Wool Festival Saltum takes place during the second weekend in May. The Festival provides a showcase of the best wool and wool crafts and is all about creativity and design with beautiful quality, amazing colours and skilled craftsmanship. Place: Saltum.
Dates: 27.05.2021-05.06.2021. At the CPH STAGE theatre festival, artists, theatres and producers give their take on the good performance. It may be this year's success, the performance characterizing the season, or a new artistic direction. CPH STAGE takes place in Copenhagen and the city district of Frederiksberg, and includes both alternative venues, activities in public spaces and genre-breaking projects.
Dates: TBD 2021. 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.
Dates: 21.05.2021-23.05.2021. The festival is all about getting in touch with nature. Through various activities attendees will experience how the outdoor activities can inspire a focus on health and well-being. A network of skilled instructors will guide the attendees in a wide range of modes of movement in the unique nature in Ry.