Events 2021 - July through September
Hot happenings in Denmark - here are all of the things you should experience
Place: Roskilde. Dates: 25 June – 2 July 2022
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, activism – and camping, just outside Denmark’s first capital city, Roskilde.
Place: Skagen. Dates: 30 June – 4 July 2022
The Skagen Music Festival is Denmark's oldest music festival. Experience the atmosphere and the many excellent Danish and foreign bands, songwriters and troubadours, that help make the festival truly unique. The Skagen Music Festival takes place at several locations in Skagen town.
Place: Odsherred. Dates: 29 June – 2 July 2022
Geopark Festival takes place in Denmark’s fist UNESCO-geopark Odsherred. It runs over four days, celebrating the rich history of the area, diverse culture and versatile nature. Uniquely in 2022, the festival will host a special opening party, as they gear up for the Tour de France rolling through town on the 2nd of July.
6th of July Days
Place: Fredericia. Dates: 5 – 6 July 2022
Fredericia draws in the red-white colors and drives the guns in position for some exciting days celebrating the historic battle of Fredericia on the 6th og July 1849. 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.
Place: Hindsgavl Castle in Middelfart. Dates: 11 – 18 July 2022
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 days, where musicians and audiences live side by side in the beautiful surroundings at Hindsgavl Castle.
Jels Viking Pageant
Place: Jels. Dates: 1 – 17 July 2022
Burning romance, formidable fencing battles and colorful 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.
Place: Vig. Dates: 7 – 9 July 2022
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&B and entertainment. The festival has several scenes, restaurants and large campsites amidst the scenic UNESCO Global Geopark Odsherred.
Aarhus Jazz Festival
Place: Aarhus. Dates: 9 – 16 July 2022
For 8 days straight, the city of Aarhus will host 300 jazz concerts at 30 different venues, presenting both local and international talent. Jazz bands and orchestras, big and small, will be playing all genres of jazz, on big stages as well as in more intimate spaces and cafés. Most of the daytime concerts are free.
Place: Samsø. Dates: 20 – 24 July 2022
Since 1990, the quaint island of Samsø has held Denmark’s coziest music festival. The festival offers many great musical experiences and a nice atmosphere. Located in a forest, and close to the beach, you can also take a dip in the sea and enjoy beautiful nature in between the concerts.
Place: Maribo. Dates: 14 – 17 July 2022
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.
Place: Kerteminde. Dates: 22 – 24 July 2022
Northeast Funen is known for its long tradition of growing cherries. As a praise to the sweet berry, each year a festival is held in its honor. With the motto “watch, listen and taste” the charming city of Kerteminde invites you to come join the celebrations, that offers exciting musical, culinary and cultural experiences.
Smuk Fest Festival
Place: Skanderborg. Dates: 3 – 7 August 2022
The music festival Smuk Fest is a 3-day celebration of music, love, life and togetherness. Located in a beautiful beech forest, it is often referred to as ‘Denmark’s Most Beautiful Festival’. The festival covers many styles of music, such as rock, pop, folk, heavy metal, hip-hop and electronic.
Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix
Place: Copenhagen. Dates: 5 – 7 August 2022
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.
Copenhagen Summer Festival
Place: Copenhagen: Dates: 7 – 18 August 2022
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.
Aarhus Food Festival
Place: Aarhus. Dates: 2 - 4 September 2022
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.
Place: Randers. Dates: 13 – 21 August 2022
Citizens, associations and cultural actors of Randers are behind this week long festival, where guest can come and explore over one hundred musical, cultural and culinary events. The idea behind this user generated festival is, that everyone is welcome to attend, enjoy, and experience the vibrancy of the city.
Copenhagen Pride Week
Place: Copenhagen. Dates: 15 – 21 August 2022
Each year in August, the Copenhagen Pride offers activities where LGBTQ+ issues are at the center of attention. During the Copenhagen Pride Week, there are plenty of activities taking place in the capital with the City Hall Square - renamed Pride Square - as the focal point of action.
Place: Sjællands Odde. Dates: 19 – 21 August 2022
With the goal of creating a harbor party with relaxed gathering, good food and lots of angling stories, Odsherred Sportfiskerforening and VisitOdsherred each year arranges the Mackerel Festival on Odden Havn. On the program is the mandatory skipper meeting, auctions and the Danish Championship in Mackerel Fishing.
Place: Bornholm. Dates: 18 – 21 August 2022
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, with views of the Baltic Sea.
Place: Copenhagen. Dates: 21 August 2022
Enjoy a spectator-filled course through historic Copenhagen, where you among other will pass through The Little Mermaid and Nyhavn. With around 3,000 participants and 150.000 spectators, KMD Ironman Copenhagen has become one of the world’s most popular races.
Hans Christian Andersen Festival
Place: Odense. Dates: 21 – 28 August 2022
The Hans Christian Andersen Festival offers fairytales, imagination, adventure and wonder. Prepare for a week of cabaret, concerts, parades, artistic experiences and tents around the city of Odense's major squares. Both known and unknown artists will perform throughout the week.
European Medieval Festival
Place: Horsens. Dates: 19 – 20 August 2022
For two days in August, the Middle Ages are resurrected within the walls at FÆNGSLET in Horsens, when traders, craftsmen, musicians, buskers, knights and other good men and women 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.
Copenhagen Cooking and Food Festival
Place: Copenhagen. Dates: 19 – 28 August 2022
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. Tons of food events is held in different restaurants, bars and recreation areas.
Place: Copenhagen. Dates: 27 - 28 August 2022
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.
Place: Silkeborg. Dates: 26 -28 August 2022
Automania is a classic car festival held in Silkeborg, also known as “The City of Cars”. American cars, and cars from the 50’s, 60’s are just some of the many beautiful cars you can experience at the festival, a long with art exhibitions and booths that offers various car-related items.
Tønder Folk Festival
Place: Tønder. Dates: 25 – 28 August 2022
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.
Place: Aarhus. Dates: 26 August – 4 September 2022
The week-long Aarhus Festival is among the largest cultural events in Scandinavia and showcases local, national and international talent across various genres of art, gastronomy and music. It is highly esteemed and recognized both in Denmark and abroad. Like in 2021, the 2022 theme will be ‘In It Together’, highlighting the need for community.
YETI Adventure Challenge
Place: Silkeborg. Dates: 3 September 2022
YETI Adventure Challenge is a unique 24 hour adventure race, combining a long range of outdoor sports. 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 world’s leading adventure racers.
Place: Hvide Sande. Dates: 2 – 4 September 2022
WATERZ is Scandinavia's biggest water sports festival, that takes place in the unique nature area of Hvide Sande. As a special honor, Hvide Sande will host the 2022 European Championships in Stand Up Paddleboarding from the 27th August – 3rd September 2022.
Place: Odense. Dates: 8 – 10 September 2022
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.
Rømø Kite Festival
Place: Rømø. Dates: 2 – 4 September 2022
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.
Place: Ringe. Dates 2 – 3 September 2022
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.
Tour de Gudenå
Place: Gudenåen. Dates: 10 September 2022
Tour de Gudenå is a kayaking, stand-up-paddling and canoe marathon race. There at three routes – the long route is 70 km, one a bit shorter is 42 km and one 23 km as well. The routes start from Silkeborg and winds it way up the Gudenå towards Randers.
Place: Silkeborg. Date: 10 September 2022
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.
Denmark's Outdoor Festival
Place: Ry. Dates: 2 – 4 September 2022
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.