What’s On in Copenhagen: July 2017

It might not seem like summer at the moment, given the grey skys and rain spatters. But this is your monthly reminder that technically it’s not autumn and there’s lots to do in Copenhagen! Choose between music festivals, museum exhibitions, food and drink events, markets, gigs and parties, and more all this month.

Don’t miss these events in July:

Saturday 1st July

Mikkeller Running Club

Start the weekend off feeling fresh and seriously smug with Mikkeller’s running club. The session kicks off at Haven Bar and ends with lots of beers! Our kind of exercise. All abilities and running levels are welcome!


Sunday 2nd July

Stefansgade Loppemarked

Sundays were made for pottering around flea markets and this time it’s Stefansgade in Nørrebro playing host. There’ll be coffee stands and food trucks too for breaks between bargains.


Monday 3rd July

Yoga at Absalon

Get your downward dog on at Absalon’s evening yoga class. A great way to relax post-work for a reasonable 50kr.


Tuesday 4th July

Everybody Wants Some!! at Cinemateket

It’s the sequel to Richard Linklater’s teen movie hit “Dazed and Confused.” This energetic comedy follows Jake on his big move to college to play baseball. Full of youthful debauchery and hedonistic summer nights, Everybody Wants Some!! is a cult classic in the making.


Thursday 6th July

Sekuoia at Tivoli

At just 23 years old, producer Sekuoia has already snagged shows at some of Europe’s biggest festivals, including Roskilde Festival and Iceland Airwaves. Now he’s bringing his haunting electro beats to Tivoli’s summer stage and we can’t wait.


Summer Film Quiz and Jaws screening

Cinemateket is screening Steven Spielberg’s classic 1975 summer blockbuster, “Jaws.” Movie buffs should stick around after the film for the quiz in Asta Bar.


Friday 7th July – Saturday 8th July

New York in Copenhagen

If you’re committed to your craft beer or maybe you’re just keen to discover some hot new breweries, Himmeriget in Frederiksberg is showcasing a couple of New York’s finest. Sample from Threes Brewing, Interboro NYC, Other Half Brewing Company, Grimm Artisanal Ales and others!


Friday 7th July – 16th July

Copenhagen Jazz Festival

Jazz has always been big in Copenhagen and remains still today. Every summer the festival takes over the city, celebrating quality and original music from Danish and international jazz musicians. Now in its 39th iteration, this year’s programme is bursting with many great acts.


Saturday 8th July

Bas Under Buen

This free music festival under a motorway — between NordVest and Frederiksberg — serves up reggae, dancehall, dubstep, UK garage, drum & bass, trap and everything in between from 3 – 11 pm. Come young, come old; all are welcome in the concrete jungle.


Sunday 9th July

Onkel Dannys på Kvægtorvet

Choose between vintage clothes, records, art pieces and homeware at Onkel Dannys flea market in Vesterbro’s Kvægtorvet square. Browsing flea markets in summer sure feels like a Sunday well-spent.


Monday 10th July

Monday Matchup at Bastard Cafe

Boasting the best boardgames in the city, Bastard Cafe is hosting a matchup event where you can come, team up with other game enthusiasts and hopefully have some fun along with the way. A great way to meet some new faces amongst the pretty backdrop of Huset’s winter garden!


Wednesday 12th July

Paramore at Store Vega

American emo-pop rockers hit the commercial big time on the Twilight soundtrack and then took a four year hiatus. But now they’re back with a new line up and new album!


Friday 14th July

Red Bull Music Street Party x Rust

Get your dance on at Guldbergsgade when Red Bull Music and Rust host a street party with some of the best new names on the Danish music scene. Acts include Emil Kruse, KING and Marcus Gordon.


Tuesday 18th July


If you have trouble getting out of bed and into the office, California Kitchen and Mad About Copenhagen have found a solution: Rise’n’shine. This morning wake up will definitely help soothe the pain; there’ll be fun and games, as well as tasty breakfast bits and vitamin-heavy shots to give you the best start to your workday.


Thursday 20th – Sunday 23rd July

Musik i Lejet

Not technically Copenhagen-based, but Musik i Lejet is a festival with the perfect mix of music and beachside fun! Situated in the cute seaside town of Tisvildeleje, festival-goers can enjoy dips in the ocean in-between concerts. Acts this year include: Whomadewho, Communions and Medina.


Friday 21st July – Saturday 22nd July


The art and design company Flid is hosting a creative summer market at Ofelia Plads. Meet local artists and browse unusual and original works including illustrations, jewellery and ceramics. There’ll be food trucks too to keep you fed and watered.


Sunday 23rd July

Balders Biks Sommermarked

Spend a lazy Sunday at Balders Plads in Nørrebro listening to local DJs, sampling street foods and browsing the market.


Tuesday 25th July

Byparkskoncert: Folkeklubben + Support: Jeppe Skov

Every Tuesday in July, Roskilde Municipality and Gimle organise summer concerts in the tranquil surroundings of Roskilde’s Byparken. This time join the Danish pop band, Folkeklubben, will be pleasing crowds with tunes from their latest album Slå Flint! which received five out of six stars in music magazine Gaffa.


Thursday 27th July – Sunday 30th July

Summer in the City Festival

If you missed out on Roskilde this year, don’t fret! Copenhagen’s culture house, Huset-KBH, is hosting a three-day music festival to help ease the pain. There’ll be a mix of bands from indie pop to folk and best of all, it’s FREE!


Friday 28th July – Saturday 29th July

Carpark Festival

With 20 artists lined up, food stalls and lots of fun and games, Carpark Festival under Bispeengbuen looks to be a subterranean extravaganza. The perfect way to fill that trailer park shaped hole. We’re looking forward to SHERPA, Time Masters and Silhouette.


Saturday 29th July

Badesøen Festival

July is packed with music festivals, and the theme continues with Badesøen. This new festival, in collaboration with music venue Forbrændingen and Prxjects by Mercedes-Benz, is situated in a water park so remember your bathers! And there’s an impressive lineup to boot, including Jens Lekman, Dungen and The Savage Rose.


Ongoing in July

Marina Abramović at Louisiana

The first major retrospective of Abramović’s work in Europe, Louisiana are showcasing 100 pieces of the critically acclaimed performance artist spanning over five decades. The Cleaner exhibition includes her early concept sketches, paintings as well as depictions of some of the artist’s live performances – including her partnership with Ulay.


Masterpieces. From Degas to Hammershøi at Ordrupgaard

A wonderful opportunity to experience the works of some of the greats from Ordrupgaard’s Danish and French collection, including Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Auguste Rodin, Paul Gauguin, Vilhelm Hammershøi and several others. There will also be the opportunity to view the galleries extensive collection of pastels, rarely exhibited before now. These include Degas’s ballerinas in the rehearsal room and portraits by Renoir and Manet of life in Paris.


Don’t forget: all the 2017 Holidays & Flag Days are here.

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Anna Clarke

Anna Clarke is a writer and editor originally from London. She’s currently living out her Scandinavian dream here in Copenhagen.