Hot happenings in Denmark - here are all of the things you should experience
Place: Copenhagen: Dates 11 – 13 October 2022
Go dance from sunrise to sunset, soaking in the best of Copenhagen, at the first ever O/ Day Fest. The creators behind it, the Danish brewery ÅBEN, envisions a festival that will bring people together, through new experiences. O takes place at the buzzing Refshaleøen, a former industrial area, now a hip cultural hob.
Place: Helsingør. Dates: 1 October 2022
“You aren’t a real sailor if you haven’t had a good beating in Helsingør!” A saying used in the time of the great sailing ships. Knejpe Festival (Danish word for tavern), takes you back to an era where the city was full of sailors from around the world. The local taverns host the festival with sea shanties and a little cultural maritime history.
Place: Ebeltoft: Dates: Week 42
Autumn holidays are traditional harvest days, and we celebrate the harvest in Ree Park all week. Hay, apples, straw and pumpkin, and seeds to the birds. We have gathered supplies for all the animals for the winter and celebrate it with an outdoor party all week.
Place: Odsherred. Date: TBC
Odsherred Grand Cru is a large, annual food and autumn festival. From the many stalls, farm shops and participating restaurants, you can taste a great diveristy of local produce. Each year a competition is held to find the best potatoes and carrots of the Lammefjord area. The winner, will gain the Grand Cru title.
Place: Denmark’s West Coast. Date: TBC, typically early October.
A festival celebrating the Danish oyster, combining regional culinary and nature events, such as oyster safari, herbal tours, cooking competitions and taste tests. The festival takes place along Denmark’s “Oyster Coast”, which extends from the Waddens Sea around Rømø to Limfjorden.
Place: Klampenborg. Dates: TBC
The Hubertus Hunt is a annual drag hunt held in the scenic Deer Park in Klampenborg, north of Copenhagen, marking the last hunting day of the year. 160 hunters on horseback participate in the Hubertus Hunt, and the event has become a traditional picnic in the beautiful Deer Park for up to 40,000 spectators.
Place: Roskilde. Dates: November 2022 TBC
This year will be the second year of Grasp festival, a festival that wishes to boost sustainable change. Science, art and activism is merged in unexpected ways, to generate new ideas and point to sustainable solutions for urgent issues of our time.
Place: Copenhagen & Aarhus. Dates: TBC
Scandinavia’s largest adventure film festival N.A.F.F. is a cinema-based festival started in Copenhagen in 1996, with the mission to support local talents to make adventure films, bridging knowledge from old to new talent and inspire new filmmakers to explore the world and share their experiences.
Place: Aarhus. Dates: TBC but normally 20 November – 2 January
The Old Town Museum in Aarhus is one of the world’s oldest and largest open-air museums and features more than 75 townhouses from across Denmark. You can ride through the museum in a horse-drawn carriage and visit the Christmas decorated boutiques and market stalls. And don't forget to visit the Christmas House – a labyrinth of Christmas elves.
Place: Copenhagen: Dates: TBC November - January 2022Visiting the Tivoli Gardens at Christmas is a long and very dear tradition among Copenhageners. Don't miss famous amusement parks’ Christmas lights, market and entertainment for the world! The Christmas market has some 60 stalls, all selling gifts and decorations, arts and crafts, delicious snacks and hot drinks to keep you warm.