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Events 2023 - January through March

Photo: Mathias Peter Christian

Hot happenings in Denmark - here are all of the things you should experience

Messe Center Herning, Conference center, Denmark
Photo: Messe Center Herning, MCH

Art Herning

Place: Herning, Denmark. Dates: 27 – 29 January 2023

Herning is hosting one of the biggest art fairs of its kind and is arranged by the Danish Gallery Association and MCH Herning Kongrescenter. Exhibiting at the fair are some of Denmark’s leading art galleries, who bring hundreds of compositions from international, national and new talented artists.

Sunset over shopping street Strøget in Copenhagen
Photo: Mathias Brandt

Fashion Week & Festival

Place: Copenhagen, Denmark. Dates: 31 January – 3 February 2023

Copenhagen Fashion Week is the biggest fashion event in Northern Europe and has developed into an internationally renowned event. For every Copenhagen Fashion Week, a simultaneous Copenhagen Fashion Festival takes place, which includes extraordinary exhibitions, cool street parties, mini concerts, competitions, trend shows and shopping events.

Winter Jazz Festival
Photo: Vinterjazz

Winter Jazz

Place: All over Denmark. Dates: Dates: 2 – 23 February 2022

Winter Jazz is an annual nationwide music festival. The festival’s length and nationwide aspect make Winter Jazz an ideal opportunity to meet international stars on tour, new Danish award-winning projects and themes like Jazz for Kids, Future Sound of Jazz and Jazz’n’Poetry. Check out the link for the full line up. 

Copenhagen Light Festival
Photo: Kim Matthai Leland

CPH Light Festival

Place: Copenhagen, Denmark. Dates: 3 – 26 February 2023

Copenhagen Light Festival shows the city of Copenhagen in a new light by experimenting with colours, movement, and occasionally sound. This is done by bringing together a variety of forces in the making of the installations: light artists and designers, students, organisations and commercial partners.

Photo: Aviaja Skotte


Place: Copenhagen. 15 March – 25 March 2023

CPH:DOX is the official name of the annual Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, one of the largest documentary film festivals in the world. Works of major international talent will be portrayed, as well as experimental film/video works in the field between cinema and visual art.

Photo: Fængselsmuseet

Fair for Crime Fiction

Place: Horsens. 25 – 26 March 2023

Northern Europe’s largest festival for crime fiction is held every Spring at FÆNGSLET, the infamous former state prison in Horsens. Visitors have the chance to meet popular Nordic/Scandinavian and international writers, publishers and speakers in a true atmosphere of crime fiction.

Summer at Tivoli in Copenhagen, Denmark
Photo: Matteo Acitelli

Tivoli's Summer Season

Place: Copenhagen. 31 March – 24 September 2023

Spring is in the air, which can mean only one thing, time to come out of hibernation and head straight to Tivoli Gardens for a quick ride on a rollercoaster. The perfect way to shake off the winter cobwebs! 

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