10 days of arts, concerts, plays and exhibitions
Aarhus is renowned as a centre of art and culture, with plenty of events and happenings over the course of the year to add spice to any city break. A particular highlight of every summer season is the Aarhus Festival, which takes place throughout the city for 10 days from 31 August - 9 September. Showcasing over 1,000 arts and entertainment events in more than 100 different venues, it is one of the largest cultural events in Scandinavia and includes concerts, plays, exhibitions and children’s activities.
Aarhus Food Festival
The last three days of the festival are given over to food with the annual Aarhus Food Festival. Prominent Danish and international chefs, producers and food enthusiasts gather together to present their high quality, natural foods from across Scandinavia and provide an opportunity for visitors to have a great taste of the new Nordic kitchen with a series of cookery masterclasses in the ‘food cinema’ throughout the weekend.
The biggest food related events in the Nordic countries
Food Festival takes place across the first weekend of September and with a visitor number of 30,000 people, Food Festival is one of the biggest food related events in the Nordic countries. The festival is a sensuous event that focuses on the gastronomic Nordic food culture – from seaweed safaris to sausage-making and cabbage workshops, to gourmet picnics along the shore. Here you can meet some of the most influential Nordic breeders, chefs and manufactures to a talk about food and your experiences with the Nordic cuisine.
Visit the Aarhus Food Festival and seduce your taste buds with a multitude of Nordic food temptations. Visitors of all ages will discover engaging and insightful activities and workshops. Find out more about the Aarhus Food Festival here.