Hot happenings in Denmark - here are all of the things you should experience
Dates: TBD 2021. Roskilde Festival is the largest music and culture event in Northern Europe. Launched in 1971, Roskilde Festival has grown steadily in popularity and size. The festival now attracts some 80,000 people annually from all over the world who come to enjoy a diverse mix of music, arts – and camping, just outside Denmark’s first capital city, Roskilde.
Dates: 01.07.2021 - 04.07.2021. The Skagen Music Festival is Denmark's oldest music festival. Experience the atmosphere and the many excellent Danish and foreign bands, that help make the festival truly unique. The Skagen Music Festival takes place at several locations in Skagen town, North Jutland and in 2020 it is the 50th time.
Dates: 02.07.2021 - 04.07.2021 . Geopark Festival is a festival in the whole of Odsherred municipality. It runs over four days, celebrating the rich history of the area, diverse culture and versatile nature. The festival is about citizen involvement, art, cultural history, raw materials and landscape.
Dates: 05.07.2021 - 06.07.2021. On July 5th to 6th, Fredericia draws in the red-white colors and drives the guns in position for some exciting days for the whole family.The program offers a lot of exciting activities: taste street food anno 1849, visit cozy stalls and experience street theater, folk dancers, musicians and much more.
Dates: 15.07.2021 - 22.07.2021. Hindsgavl Festival is one of Europe's leading international classical chamber music festivals - with the edge of brand new music. It takes place in a concentrated, continuous course of 8-9 days, where musicians and audiences live side by side in the beautiful surroundings at Hindsgavl Castle at Middelfart.
Dates: 02.07.2021 - 18.07.2021. Burning romance, formidable fencing battles and colourful scenes performed by hundreds of voluntary players create a unique experience at Jels Viking pageant every summer. The high trees around the open-air scene and Jels Nedersø in the background form a very special stage for the play which has taken place since 1977.
Dates: 08.07.2021 - 10.07.2021. Vig Festival is a party for the whole family, with three intense festival days in a nice atmosphere with bold live music by well-known Danish names in rock, pop, r’n’b and entertainment. The festival has several scenes, restaurants and large campsites amidst the scenic UNESCO Global Geopark Odsherred.
Dates: 10.07.2021 - 17.07.2021. This year Aarhus Jazz Festival yet again raises the curtain on a varied offering of jazz bands, big and small, and orchestras playing all genres of jazz, whilst intimate concerts and café gigs take place during the festival too.
Dates: 21.07.2021 - 24.07.2021. The perhaps coziest music festival in Denmark, is staged on the quaint island of Samsø. The Samsø Festival offers many great musical experiences and a nice atmosphere throughout the festival and the planning of this year's music program is well under its way.
Dates: 15.07.2021 - 18.07.2021. Denmark's perhaps friendliest jazz festival is staged in the old historic town of Maribo on scenic Lolland-Falster and presents classic jazz, New Orleans, swing, big band. More than 120 musicians gather at over 18 venues and attract 3000-4000 visitors each year!
Dates: 16.07.2021 - 18.07.2021. The theme was cherries when Kerteminde in 2005 successfully joined the numerous festival towns of the world. The sweet, beautiful, attractive cherry has inspired composers, poets, not to mention painters, and in the world of art it has always been a symbol of life and love... Go taste on culinary Funen the garden of Denmark!
Dates: 04.08.2021-08.08.2021. The Skanderborg Festival is an annual music festival, held during the second weekend of August in Denmark. Its location, in a beech forest in the vicinity of Skanderborg, has given rise to the slogan ‘Denmark’s Most Beautiful Festival’. The festival covers many styles of music, such as rock, pop, folk, heavy metal, hip-hop and electronic.
Dates: 06.08.2021 - 08.08.2021. Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix is a classic car race in Copenhagen with action, drama and full speed and entertainment for the whole family. CHGP is staged over a weekend every year, where historic race cars and famous race drivers, many Danish icons, but also international stars, are celebrated.
Dates: 08.08.2021 - 19.08.2021. 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 musicallygifted and upcoming artists.
Dates: 09.08.2021 - 15.08.2021. Aarhus’ popular Food Festival is a unique experience that introduces you to some of the best ingredients and food minds of Denmark. The festival includes a long line of cooking schools, where you can learn about Danish cuisine from bread baking to schnapps seasoning, and a number of the best Danish food companies will be there to show their products and teach you their skills. Food Festival will fill your stomach as well as your heart and mind.
Dates: 11.08.2021 - 14.08.2021. Strøm Festival has the purpose of celebrating Denmark’s electronic music culture. Strøm wishes to spread awareness of electronic music as well as positioning Copenhagen regionally, nationally and internationally as home to a significant and leading electronic music culture, through workshops and events like concerts and raves in locations both well-known and new to electronic music culture.
Dates: 13.08.2021 - 21.08.2021. Randers Week is a large, user-generated celebration. It is the citizens, associations, cultural actors - those who interested and wanting to take initiative - which are the arrangers the hundreds of events. The idea is that everyone is welcome to attend, enjoy, and experience the vibrancy of the city.
Dates: 12.08.2021 - 22.08.2021 (In a digitalized framework). Each year in August, the Copenhagen Pride offers activities where LGBTQ issues are at the center of attention. It is both festive, colorful and political with awards, parties, concerts, films and other kinds of entertainment. During the Copenhagen Pride Week, there are plenty of activities taking place in the capital with the City HallSquare - renamed Pride Square - as the focal point of action.
Dates: 14.08.2021-15.08.2021. 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: 20.08.2021 - 22.08.2021. With the goal of creating a harbor party with relaxed gathering, good food and lots of angling stories, Odsherred Sportfiskerforening and VisitOdsherred are arranging the Mackerel Festival on Odden Havn. On the program is the mandatory skipper meeting, auctions and the Danish Championship in Mackerel Fishing.
Dates: 19.08.2021 - 22.08.2021. Wonderfestiwall offers great music, a delightful sense of intimacy and charm on Bornholm’s beautiful countryside. Wonderfestiwall is one of Denmark’s most intimate festivals in its own unique scene at the foot of Northern Europe’s biggest castle ruin, Hammershus, and a view of the Baltic Sea.
Date: 22.08.2021. Enjoy a spectator-filled course through historic Copenhagen. Denmark has become the largest Ironman country in the world. With last year’s 3,000 participants at KMD Ironman Copenhagen, this has become one of the world’s most popular races.
Dates: 22.08.2021 - 29.08.2021. The Hans Christian Andersen Festival offers fairy tales, imagination, adventure and wonder. Prepare for a week of cabaret, concerts, parades, artistic experiences and tents around the city of Odense's major squares. Known and unknown artists will perform throughout the week with performances and happenings when you least expect it!
Dates: 20.08.2021-21.08.2021. Step away from the modern city and straight into the live Middle Ages, when Horsens invites you to the European Medieval Festival. For two days in August, the Middle Ages are resurrected within the walls at FÆNGSLET, when traders, craftsmen, musicians, buskers, knights and other good men head towards the town castle, in order to participate in the annual medieval market and see the tempting stalls, musicians, street performers, and grand jousting tournaments.
Dates: 20.08.2021-29.08.2021. Look forward to one of the biggest food festivals in Northern Europe and an opensource festival that profiles Danish gastronomy by paying homage to the food culture, the Nordic cuisine and key players on the gastronomic stage.
Dates: 27.08.2021 - 29.08.2021. 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.
Dates: 27.08.2021 - 29.08.2021. Every car-enthusiast in Denmark knows that Silkeborg is The City of Cars. It was therefore also obvious to make Denmark's largest car festival for classic cars in Silkeborg. In 2006, it was decided to hold the first edition of AUTOMANIA - Silkeborg. Automobile Festival is intended as an annual recurring event last weekend in August.
Dates: 26.08.2021 - 29.08.2021. The Tønder Folk festival in South West Jutland is perceived as one of the greatest European musical events with a reputation of attracting international folk musicians of a high artistic standard. The festival covers a wide range of folk music from blues, bluegrass, singer-songwriters, and the traditional Irish, English and American folk music.
Dates: 01.09.2021 - 05.09.2021. YETI Adventure Challenge is a unique multisport challenge for teams. The competitors go through numerous challenges including mountain biking, canoeing, climbing, rappelling, swimming, kayaking, rafting, cable car etc. The event is Denmark's largest outdoor event and has attendance from the worlds leading adventure racers.
Dates: 03.09.2021 - 05.09.2021. WATERZ is a showcase to the world of the magnificent and unique nature, where Scandinavia's biggest water sports festival will take place – lots of activities and competitions for everyone. Hvide Sande is the hot spot for the world’s elite, and a wide range of water sports contestants who will give the audience an extraordinary experience. The program contains an IFCA World Championship and many other events on the water.
Dates: 03.09.21-05.09.21. 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.
Dates: TBD. In September, you can experience thousands of colorful kites when the Rømø Kite Festival on the scenic island of Rømø in South West Jutland takes place. The festival is known to attract kite enthusiasts from the whole world with up to 40,000-50,000 visitors each day – now Northern Europe’s biggest kite festival!
Dates: 03.09.2021 - 04.09.2021. Midtfyns Festival is back in its usual place at Dyrskuepladsen in Ringe, Funen. Here, it's all about creating a sense of togetherness, being present and enjoying each others company. Play board games or cards, enjoy a beer, and enjoy the festivals tunes.
Date: 11.09.2021. The essence of the Gourmet Rally is in all its simplicity about enjoying life, through nature, wine and gastronomy. Participants will enjoy a well sorted menu with associated beverages in the tasting pavilions on the 6,5 km walk around Almind Lake.
Dates: 16.09.2021 - 19.09.2021. The peculiar Fanø International Knit festival on the island of Fanø celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2020. Since the first festival, the number of festival participants have grown from 600 to 10,000. As you get off the ferry in charming Nordby, it only takes acouple of minutes until you are at “The Knitting Village”, where you will findworkshops, exhibitions, talks, fashion shows, unique boutique stands, live music, good food and great atmosphere all in the name of knitting!
Dates: 17.09.2021 - 19.09.2021. 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.
Dates: 17.09.2021 - 19.09.2021. The core of the Horsens Theatre Festival are some of the best Danish theater performances for children and young soulless. In addition, the program offers Academic Forum, International Guest Performances and a lively urban space with festival atmosphere, activities and performances. Horsens is visited by more than 30 theaters, delivering a number of performances around the city. The festival has Horsens Ny Teater as the focal point, and the other venues are within walking distance of the theater.