What’s On in Copenhagen: August 2016

Between great museum exhibits, festivals, concerts, films and more, you have no reason to just sit around this month. Unless you want to, or you’re tired, in which case: sit with abandon! But when you do feel like going out, you party animal, we’ve compiled this calendar.

Here are all the best events in August:

Monday 1st – Tuesday 2nd August

Cinemateket Open Air in Kongens Have

Starting 4 pm on both evenings, you can enjoy free music, a movie quiz, and showings of Ex Machina and Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars. SULT will be selling chilli con carne, drinks and cake. Come enjoy the end of summer in the park!


Friday 5th August

Netflix & Chill Open Air Cinema

Take in a film while lounging with friends at Fælledparken. Popcorn and drinks will be available, so all you need to bring is a blanket or chairs! The movie is TBA.



Vice “Up Close & Personal” Issue Launch

Celebrate the launch of Vice’s latest issue with a party from 5 pm (free entrance and drinks!) at Rezet Sneaker Store, followed at 9:30 pm by an after-party at Mein.



Saturday 6th August

Open Air Cinema at Husets Biograf

Head to the courtyard of Huset-KBH for a showing of the classic The Never-ending Story. Entrance is free and the show begins at 9:30.


Sunday 7th August

Stella Polaris

The annual music, food and chill festival in Frederiksberg is back. This year there’s a pretty impressive line-up, including Phlake and Daniel Miller. Entrance is free!


Monday 8th -Sunday 14th August

Copenhagen Summer Dance

A series of renown choreographers and dance troupes will be performing daily; exact line-up to be announced soon. Please note that each day is the same schedule. Must-see for modern dance and ballet lovers!


Wednesday 10th – Friday 12th August

Copenhagen Fashion Festival & Copenhagen Fashion Week

Tis the season, and we’re geared up for the fashion-set to hit the city. If you want to see the shows without the crowds, be sure to check out our livestreams, plus our trend report at the end of the week. Here’s a peek from behind the scenes last season:


Friday 12th – Saturday 13th August

Uhørt Festival

Uhørt means “Unheard;” this festival is all about supporting small and local musicans. Taking place on Refshaleøen, this festival is bound to introduce you to a few of your new favorite bands.


Saturday 13th August

Jægersborggade Gadefest

A fun yearly event, the street party on Jægersborggade is always filled with great music, food, sales and people out to enjoy themselves. Come and have a stroll down the Nørrebro street from 12 – 10 pm.



Sunday 14th August

Time’s Up Vintage Flea Market

Get to this market on Sønder Boulevard early (they open at 9 am) because this annual market sells out fast! Some of the best vintage around.



The Tallest Man on Earth Concert

See the beloved Swedish singer/songwriter at DR Koncerthuset. This is currently sold out but there is a waitlist!


Monday 15th August

Travis Scott at Falconer Saloner

The American hip-hop artist’s concert has been moved from Vega to Falconer Saloner. Go & get down.


Tuesday 16th – Sunday 21st August

Copenhagen Pride Week

It’s Pride Week in Copenhagen! Take part in one of the many events happening around the city, including visiting Pride Square located at Rådhusplads and Pride Parade on Saturday 20th August. Full program to be announced soon so keep an eye on their website. Get excited with our photos of last year’s parade.



Thursday 18th – Saturday 20th August


Denmark’s largest design fair keeps getting bigger and better, including furniture, lighting and other interior items. Located at Bella Centre, this is a must-visit for design lovers of all ages.


Thursday 18th August

Danny Elfman’s Music in Tim Burton’s Films

See a symphonic performance at DR Koncerthuset of the music by Danny Elfman for Tim Burton’s movies, such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and more.


Friday 19th – Sunday 28th August

Copenhagen Cooking Festival

Food and drink events all around the city, from tastings to classes to picnics. Get your tickets while you can – these sell out very quickly. A very tasty time indeed!



Saturday 20th August

Denmark’s Biggest Pool Party

Join in for a HUGE pool party and live music! Location and time to be announced, so check the Facebook event.



Sunday 21st August

Tradono Market

Lots of clothes, accessories and shoes are up for sale at great prices at this flea market. Takes place at Israel Plads and begins at 10 am.


Tuesday 23rd August

Free Jazz Night: A Tribute to Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue

A free night of jazz at SP34 Hotel to pay tribute to one of the greatest jazz albums ever: Kind of Blue by Miles Davis. The line-up is international and fantastic; go early to get a spot!


Thursday 25th August

Opening: Photo Collect Copenhagen

The opening night of the third annual Photo Collect showcases photography from all over the world. This is the only art fair in Denmark that deals specifically with photography, so it’s a must-see! The fair continues through the 28th.



Friday 26th August


Tarteleter and champagne; is there anything better? Buy tickets for this tasty festival through the Facebook link. This is run by Balder Plads Spiser, a nonprofit focused on food events. On Balders Plads in Nørrebro, begins at 6:30 pm.


Chart Art Fair

An international art fair that strives to be both innovative and all-encompassing, Chart will be including design as well as art for the first time this year. Check out their calendar for openings, talks and more.


Ongoing in August

“Marie Gudme Leth – Pioneer of Print,” Designmuseum Danmark

An in-depth look at the print work of renown Danish textile designer Marie Gudme Leth, whose prints are an essential part of Danish design culture through the 1930s – 50s and onwards to today. Exhibit runs until the end of September 2016.



“Illumination,” Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

The largest collection of new art shown over the museum’s 60 year history, with 96 new works. The exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, photographs and more. On until mid-September 2016.


“Safe Conduct,” Statens Museum for Kunst

A new work by video installation artist Ed Atkins that explores our relationship to technology. On until September. Unlike most temporary exhibits at SMK, this one is free!

See the 2016 Holidays & Flag Days Calendar.

If you’re a business or organisation that would like us to add your event to next month’s calendar, please contact us at hello [@] scandinaviastandard [dot] com. Thank you!

Are you planning to attend any events this month? Are there any good ones we missed? Tell us about it in the comments!

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Rebecca Thandi Norman

Rebecca Thandi Norman is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at Scandinavia Standard.