As the summer picks up steam, there’s more than ever to do in Copenhagen. Between music festivals, markets and hopefully a little sunshine, you won’t be bored this month.
Here’s what’s happening:
Saturday 27th June – Saturday 4th July
Denmark’s biggest rock festival is back and we can’t wait to get in on the fun. With amazing acts like Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar, St. Vincent and Nicki Minaj, there’s a concert out there for everyone. The food at the festival, which has steadily improved over the last few years, is a showcase of the Danish and international food scene. Even if camping isn’t your thing, get a day ticket – the train ride from Copenhagen is only 25 minutes!
Check out our Party in a Post Playlist here.
Sunday 28th June – Saturday 4th July
If you’re interested in exploring aspects of your psychic abilities, this class may be for you. Palmistry, tarot readings, channeling and guided meditation are all included. This week long course led by a clairvoyant and psychic facilitator costs 6400 DKK.
Thursday 2nd July
A modern dance class for those of all ages and levels. The class is about natural motions and love of movement. Free to join; at Kulturstationen Vanløse starting at 6:00 pm.
Friday 3rd July – Sunday 12th July
A festival that began in 1979, Copenhagen Jazz Festival is one of the most lauded and anticipated in Denmark. With inspiring Danish & international acts performing all over the city, there’s something for you whether you’re a jazz expert or novice.
Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil
Free classes and social dancing all week! Classes run from 5:00 – 6:00 pm each day, then social dancing continues until 8:00 pm. People of all levels welcome – it’s about having fun!
Saturday 4th July
Do you have a racing boat? How about a racing boat team? Then this race might be for you. Sign up on the website and enjoy a day of competitive boating (is that what it’s called? No idea).
A July 4th celebration at Andersen Hotel with American artist Daniel Brophy. There will be sparkling wine and a DJ spinning tunes – plus entrance is free!
Monday 6th July – Tuesday 7th July
An unofficial part of Copenhagen Jazz Festival, this fun two day festival mixes jazz, electronica, folk and more. Day tickets are affordable at only 50DKK.
Tuesday 7th July – Wednesday 8th July
Need some mid-week tunes? This soul, reggae & hip-hop festival is for you. Head over to Mozart Plads; the music starts at 2 pm on both days and goes late into the night. Entrance is free!
Sunday 12th July
Taste wines from all over the world including Italy, France, Denmark, Croatia, South Africa and Spain. Open to all during the regular food market, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Wednesday 15th July – Sunday 19th July
Skateboarders, this five-day festival is for you. See demos from pro skaters, do a bit of boarding yourself and enjoy plenty of after-parties. Good times to be had by all.
Wednesday 15th July
DAMIAN “JR GONG” MARLEY AT VEGA
See reggae-star Damian “Jr Gong” Marley perform at Store Vega. Bob Marley’s son has created a name of his own since he began performing in 1995. His most popular album remains 2005’s Welcome to Jamrock.
Saturday 18th July
Participate in this Mandela Day charity cycle ride that starts at Cafe Mandela in Vesterbro and ends with a braai (South African BBQ) at Kastrup Strandpark. All proceeds go to Qhubeka, an organisation that provides bicycles to school children in South Africa.
Sunday 19th July
LOPPEMARKED & HYGGE AT ISLANDS BRYGGE
Is there anything better than a sunny day by the water? Enjoy a day of hygge with live music, food and relaxation, or browse the loppemarked with over 150 stands of clothes, accessories and homewares. From 9:00 am.
Friday 24th July
SNOOP DOGG AT FREDAGSROCK, TIVOLI
As part of their open-air concerts, Tivoli presents Snoop Dogg (thats D-o-double-g). All you to buy is entrance to Tivoli, so if you have a year membership, these are “freebies.” Get a few friends together and have a great night!
See a preview showing of the critically-acclaimed documentary Amy, on the life of singer Amy Winehouse. At the Grand Teatret.
Sunday 26th July
Non-profit organisation Søndagsvenner (Sunday Friends) is all about creating relaxing social experiences. Head over to Refshaleøen for their second event of the year. There will be music, food, drinks and loads of good people. Entrance is free; the fun begins at 10:00 am.
Sunday 26th July – Sunday 2nd August
In this city-wide festival, classic meets modern. See opera as you’ve never seen it: in the streets, canals, homes and much more. You can even take part in a morning song each day at Torvehallerne. Ticket prices range from free to 200 DKK and events include solo work, group performances and lectures. A great way to learn about the art of opera!
Monday 27th July – Friday 31st July
A week of acroyoga classes and workshops that includes a closing Sangria & BBQ party in Nørrebroparken. Buy tickets for specific practices that you’re interested in or a pass for the whole week.
Thursday 30th July – Saturday 1st August
A wonderful mix of music and art, this local Copenhagen festival is worth checking. There are international artists creating live installations, musicians & DJs playing late into the night, beer flowing and trailers transformed into incredible urban spaces.
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Friday 31st July
‘2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY’ AT KOGENS HAVE OPEN AIR CINEMA
Enjoy the long, bright summer nights with an outdoor film shown on the massive screen at the King’s Garden (Kongens Have). This showing is the classic Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odessy! Enjoy some music and relaxation in the park pre-film; screening begins at 9:30 pm.
BELLE & SEBASTIAN AT FREDAGSROCK, TIVOLI
Another open-air event, this time at Tivoli. See beloved gentle rockers Belle & Sebastian perform at Tivoli’s Fredagrock series. Tickets are just the price of entrance to the amusement park!
FLOGGING MOLLY AT VEGA
My 15 year self is absolutely giddy at the thought of seeing Irish folk/punk mash-up Flogging Molly. I’ve been a fan since I first saw them perform at Warped Tour in Boston, 2002 (yes, I was as cool as you would assume). Grab a bottle of Jameson; it’s gonna be a good time.
Ongoing in July
An outdoor salsa class from 7:00 – 10:00 pm held every Wednesday through July. It’s free and all are welcome!
Every Friday in July, Visit Carlsberg hosts a fredgasbar from 4:00 pm with DJs, drinks and the opportunity to meet lots of new people. Bonus: there’s a free shuttle service running at 3:00 & 4:00 pm from Vesterbrogade 6 to the event, with a return at 9:30 pm.
BJØRN WIINBLAD AT ARKEN MUSEUM
See the most comprehensive retrospective ever compiled of beloved Danish artist Wiinblad. Enter the visual universe of this multi-medium artist as well as learn about his placement and significance in the Danish art and design scene. On display until January 2016.
“AFRICA: ARCHITECTURE, CULTURE & IDENTITY” AT LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
The final instalment of their series on Architecture, Culture & Identity (the first two focused on New Nordic and Arabic). this exhibition delves into regional culture and local traditions in sub-Saharan Africa. Themes including belonging, co-existence and expanding cities. On display until October.
“WHAT’S HAPPENING” AT STATENS MUSEUM FOR KUNST
Statens Museum for Kunst is holding “What’s Happening,” an exploration of experimental art between 1965-75. It’s on until the 2nd of August.
“RUPTRES” BY AI WEI WEI AT THE FAURSCHOU FOUNDATION
To see Ai Wei Wei’s work is to see a mix of the artistic vision and political outspokenness that has made him a powerhouse in the art world and an opponent of the Chinese government. The installations on display include Sunflower Seeds and Straight – we won’t tell you more about them; just go see it. On until December.
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See the 2015 Holidays & Flag Days Calendar.
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Are you planning to attend any events this month? Are there any good ones we missed? Tell us about it in the comments!