What’s On in Copenhagen: July 2016

It’s summer in the city and we’re feeling good. There’s particularly lots of music on this month, including great festivals that feature upcoming and/or Danish artists, so go out and have a good time while showing your support!

Here are the events we recommend during July

Saturday 25th June – Saturday 2nd July

Roskilde Festival

Yahoo, it’s time to get down-and-dirty for Northern Europe’s biggest rock festival. Get pumped with our playlist:


Friday 1st – Sunday 10th July

Copenhagen Jazz Festival

With over 1300 shows playing at 120 venues, this festival is no slouch. There’s everything from jazz legends playing standards to unknown ensembles experimenting with new sounds. Check out our recommendations.


Friday 1st July

Tasting and Tour of Coffee Collective

If you’re interested in how coffee gets from seed to bean to your morning cup, Coffee Collective runs a great tour and tasting (cupping) at their roastery and cafe on Godthåbsvej. It runs from 4 -6 pm and tickets are 150 DKK. You also get a bag of coffee to take home.


Tuesday 5th July

Premiere of “Everybody Wants Some!”

Soundvenue hosts the screening of Richard Linklater’s latest film at Empire Bio. Good summertime fun!


Thursday 7th July

Closing Reception for Hamide Pop-Up at Cafe Nørrested

Help Hamide Design Studio close their pop-up at Cafe Nørrested in Nørrebro between 4 – 6 pm. All prints will be 20% off!


BauBau Shop Turns 3 Years Old!

Go celebrate three years of great designer vintage clothes at BauBau Shop on Birkegade. Drinks, snacks and lots of fashionable people, from 4 – 9 pm.


Friday 8th July

Gin & Tonic Pop-Up

Love gin & tonic? Of course you do! Choose from hundreds of gins to taste at this pop-up bar on Strandgade in Christianshavn, from 2 pm to midnight.

gin & tonic bar - july 2016


Swahili Kitchen Project

The Swahili Kitchen project aims to introduce Swahili food culture to Denmark. Enjoy a short presentation, dinner buffet and live music from Tanzanian artists. Takes place between 5:30 – 9:00 pm.


Friday Night Skate

Come on and skate at Solbjerg Plads in Frederiksberg! Friday Night Skate (FNS) takes place twice monthly, first on the 8th and second on the 29th, both at 8 pm.

FRIDAY NIGHT SKATE - Copenhagen - May 2016 Scandi


The French Embassy Takeover at Jolene

From 10 pm to 5 am, live out your French dreams at Jolene nightclub with fantastic French DJs Le Loup, Suleiman and Cam & Alex


Saturday 9th July

Indian Vegetarian Regional Food Festival

This day-ong festival at Østerbrohuset promotes knowledge about Indian culture through food as well as promotes vegetarianism. Different states of India will be represented. Entrance and participation is free and a plate of food is only 20 DKK. Sounds delicious!

indian vegetarian  festival - july 2016


Københavns Eid-Fest

Heard to Københavns Madhus to celebrate Eid, the end of Ramadan. Syrian dinner and dessert will be served! Meals are 75 DKK for adults and 40 for children.

eid fest - july 2016


Bas Under Buen

Billing itself as “Denmark’s biggest bass festival,” this free, all-day music festival is held under a highway bridge between NordVest and Frederiksberg between 3 – 11 pm. Go get your reggae, dub, dubstep and other bass-based music on! All artists are Danish.

bas under buen - july 2016


Monday 11th – Sunday 17th July

Copenhagen Ice Cream Week

If you love ice cream, this will be a fun week for you. Yelp is hosting a full week of discounts and events so you can enjoy the best ice cream in the city. Tune in to find out about the events as they’re announced!

ice cream week - july 2016


Wednesday 13th – Sunday 17th July

Psych Festival

Get psychedelic at this Christiania-based music festival. Great music and weird visuals; what more do you want?

Psych fest - July 2016


Wednesday 13th July

Let’s Play: Stranges Skateboarding Skole

This is an event that takes place each Wednesday, starting the 13th and running through August. If you’ve always wanted to learn to skateboard but haven’t had the chance (or want to brush up on a few tricks), sign up for this brief, fun class. Kids and adults welcome. Class size is limited so sign up well in advance! Held at the Danish Architecture Centre.

skateboarding skole - july 2016


Thursday 14th – 17th July

Summer in the City Festival

A festival at Huset-KBH highlighting upcoming & underground Danish artists.


Thursday 14th July

Japanese Street Food

Try a couple of Osaka’s favorite dishes (grilled octopus balls and pancake with bacon)in Kødbyen’s CPH Food Space. Between 12:30 – 2:30 you can learn to cook the dishes yourself by signing up for a class!

Japanese street food - july 2016


Gin & Jazz

Enjoy classic jazz in an elegant, opulent setting. You can also order a food and drink menu that includes champagne, oysters and creme brûlée! Ooh la la.


Saturday 16th July

The Most Withering Heights Day Ever

Dress in red, dance in a meadow in Refshaleøen and feel your most whimsical while listening to the great Kate Bush.


Sunday 17th July


How much do you love wine? Spend your Sunday sniffing, swilling and tasting bottles of red, white, organic wine, rose…you name it. There will be importers and other experts on hand to showcase the goods at Kædbyens Mad og Marked from 10 am to 6 pm.

vinfest - july 2016


Monday 18th July

Rodriguez at DR Koncerthuset

See the elusive, emotive American folk-rock performer and subject of 2012’s “Searching for Sugar Man.” Tickets are 385 DKK.


Thursday 21st – Saturday 23rd July

Copenhagen Beach Party

Oooh nothing better than a beach party! Head to Amager Strand Promenade for three days of techno, electronic, trap and house music. Beer, champagne and moonshine for sale, which of course just makes the beach better.


Music i Lejet

It’s not in Copenhagen, but it’s one of the most anticipated music festivals of the year. Enjoy the gorgeous seaside town of Tisvildeleje and a bunch of great music from (mostly) Danish artists like Turboweekend, Velvet Volume (seriously guys, check them out), Dizzy Mizz Lizzy and more.


Thursday 28th – Saturday 30th July

Trailerpark Festival

Combining art (including many artists working live), music and innovative tech, this city festival continues to grow and improve every year. We can’t wait to see Velvet Volume!


Open Air x Mix Copenhagen

Watch three fantastic movies: Stranger by the Lake (Thursday), Hedwig and the Angry Itch (Friday) and Appropriate Behavior (Saturday) as part of Mix Copenhagen and CPH Pride. The showings are free (but donations for LGBT Asylum are welcome) and start at 10 pm, held in Ørstedsparken. Beer and popcorn will be sold.


Saturday 30th July

Beyonce Tribute Bash

It doesn’t get more fun than this: dance your buns off to DJs spinning Queen Bey all night long at Rust nightclub in Nørrebro. There’s even an appropriate drinks discount – a jug of #Lemonade & Vodka for 250 DKK.


Ongoing in July


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.




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.



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.