What’s On in Copenhagen: July 2023

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Copenhagen in July is marked by a particularly slow and laid-back pace. As many Danes take a few weeks off to spend in their summer houses or to chase the Mediterranean sun abroad, it can almost feel like the entire city is on vacation: tourists fill the streets and those locals who are left are eager to leave the office and join them.

This special atmosphere combined with long Scandinavian summer days and the proximity to water makes Copenhagen a great place to spend high summer. From sunset dips to parties and festivals to exhibitions to markets, there’s plenty to enjoy in the city these days.

Here are the best events in Copenhagen in July:

Friday 30th June – Sunday 9th July

Copenhagen Jazz Festival

Jazz lovers, this one’s for you. Dive into the world of jazz in a variety of locations allover the city. Held every summer since 1979, Copenhagen Jazz Festival is one of Europe’s most important music events. Find the full program including Danish and international artists on the website.


Saturday 1st July

Inland Magazine launch

Dive into the world of the Faroe Islands through the stories of the people who inhabit them. Inland Magazine is published by Above Borders and invites you to explore the cultures of some of the planet’s most isolated places. Join the launch event at 4 pm at Orientkaj 4 to meet the team and get your copy. Can’t make it? Learn more about the project and order the magazine via the website.



Sunday 2nd – Thursday 6th July

Wold Congress of Architects: Sustainable Futures

Under the headline “Sustainable Futures: Leave no one behind,” the Wold Congress of Architects aims at making architecture a central tool in achieving the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Join to listen to inspiring changemakers, experience new materiales and methods, as well as talk, sense, and collaborate so we can create a more sustainable built environment together. Find the program including SPACE10’s exploration of the role of AI in architecture on the website.


Tuesday 4th July

Knitting Cinema: Call Me By Your Name at Cinemateket

Get creative while dreaming yourself to Italy when Cinemateket is screening Luca Guadagnino’s hit “Call Me By Your Name“ for this edition of Knitting Cinema. The event starts at 8 pm and the ticket includes one cocktail from Mikropolis.



Thursday 6th July

Hija de Sanchez Langbordsmiddag at Broens Gadekøkken

Indulge in Mexican tacos and more while admiring the evening light over the canals and harbor when Hija de Sanchez is hosting Broens Gadekøkken’s long table dinner. Tickets cost 225 DKK and are available via Madbillet. From 5:30 – 9 pm.


Parel Archive Sale x Tekno Eatery x Aeris Cocktails

Get your hands on one of the amazing pieces by Copenhagen-based Parel and make a night of it: one-off samples and previous collections are available at reduced prices, Tekno Eatery is serving food, and Aeris Cocktails keeps you hydrated. From 2 – 10 pm at Rentemestervej 62.


Friday 7th – Saturday 8th July

Hangaren Summer: Dr. Rubinstein (DE), Schacke, Peachlyfe, David Garset, djGEM

Hangaren summer parties are back: dance into golden hour from 6 pm and all night long. Need a break? Kick back in front of the bonfire, at the bar, or have a snack at the food truck. Located on Refshaleøen, Hangaren is located in a former hangar construction and one of Copenhagen’s best destinations for electronic music, stunning sunset views included. Entry is free before 9 pm, after that 150 DKK including wardrobe. Get your pre-sale ticket via resident advisor.



Friday 7th July

Natdisk at Langelinie Pavillonen

Get ready for a funky night (pun intended). On three evenings in July, 7th, 14th, and 21st, there’ll be a special funk party at the iconic location of Langelinie Pavillonen. From 9 pm to 2 am. Not so keen to wait in line? Get your pre-sale ticket.


Øens Havefest

Let’s celebrate summer and Øens Have with drinks, DJs, and more from 4 pm to 1 am, a stunning sunset included. Can’t make it? Swing by on 21st July instead.



Sunday 9th July

LoppeLinda at Enghave Plads

Combine your Sunday stroll with a little treasure hunt when LoppeLinda’s flea market takes over Enghave Plads in Vesterbro. From 10 am to 3 pm. Want to put up a stall? A table costs 265 DKK.


Danish on a Sunday: Chrysanthemum at Cinemateket

After many years of separation, landscaper and part time dealer of illegal fireworks – Anders (30) – is contacted by his father Thomas who is about to lose the family farm. To help his father, Anders returns home, paving the way for reconciliation. With its event series “Danish on a Sunday“, Cinemateket offers a unique insight into the world of Danish cinema, screened with English subtitles. The movie is screened at 2:15 pm.



Tuesday 11th July

Beer banko at ÅBEN

Enjoy ÅBEN’s board range of fantastic beers while playing banko from 8-10 pm. Tickets cost 75 DKK and include banko. Please note that this event is in Danish.


Wednesday 12th July

Dutch-Indonesian Rijsttafel: Selamat Makan! by The Caribbean Housewife

For this edition of the Winemaker’s Dinner, The Caribbean Housewife leans into the concept of the Dutch-Indonesian rijsttafel (rice table), a traditional combination of dishes from various Indonesian food cultures. Join for delicious food paired with wine by women producers or kombucha. Tickets cost 850 DKK and move fast. From 6-11 pm.

‘Cooking with Banana Leaves’, Ubud Readers and Writers Festival, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 12/10/2013.



Thursday 13th July

Crayfish dinner at Banegaarden

July and August are crayfish season. Get a taste of what this is all about and join Banegaarden’s crayfish dinner. The dinner will be held on long tables under the open sky and there’ll be quizzes to keep you entertained. Tickets cost 299 DKK excluding drinks. The evening kicks off at 5:30 pm and the dinner wraps up at 8:30 pm. Can’t make it or missed out on a ticket? There’ll be additional events on 20th and 27th July.


Tuesday 18th July

Summer dance: Kizomba

Get your groove on and practice Angolan Kizomba with professional guidance from 7-8 pm. After that, DJs will take over so you can keep going until 10 pm. Participation is free.



Friday 21st July

Eurodance Night at Byhaven Pumpehuset

Get ready to dance the night away: on this summer Friday, Byhaven Pumpehuset is all about Eurodance so bring your dancing shoes and hit the floor from 3 pm.


Sunday 23rd July

Broens Lopper

Browse pre-loved items and indulge in street food right at Copenhagen’s harbor front. Thirsty? Grab a drink and enjoy some music with a view. From 12 noon to 5 pm. Want to put up a stall? Secure your ticket for 295 DKK.



Friday 29th July

Summer Hangouts with Maria Black, Le Fix, and Garment Project

Ease yourself into the weekend when Maria Black, Le Fix, and Garment Project are joining forces to host a relaxed get together with music, free drinks, and many surprises at Kronprinsensgade. From 4 pm.


Monday 31st July

Final tour: Familien Sørensen

Take this last chance to see the exhibition “Familien Sørensen“ (The family Sørensen) by Copenhagen’s Workers’ Museum and learn what a working class family’s life was like between 1885 and 1990.

Taking family Sørensen’s Østerbro home as a starting point, this exhibition explores the reality of several children, work, and nightlife of an era gone by.

Join the tour (in Danish) from 3-3:45 pm.



Ongoing in July

Shop and dine at the Audo House

Now a collaborative effort between MENU and by Lassen, The Audo just recently rebranded as Audo House, taking its collaborative community-oriented approach a new level. Get your own impression of what the fuss is all about when browsing furniture, lighting, and objects by the two as well as other brands in the concept store or when dining in the restaurant. Are you visiting Copenhagen or fancying a staycation? Make sure to check out the Audo Residence.


Baserange Repair Center

Baserange’s latest Copenhagen store doubles as a repair center: simply bring in your damaged Baserange piece and get it repaired in the store. The space also aims to facilitate reflections on our production and consumption patterns, highlighting the value of existing items. Swing by to get inspired and to breathe new life into some of your favorite items.



Summer Camp

July is vacation time in Denmark so Copenhagen Municipality is hosting a variety of events to keep children and teenagers from three to 17 years old entertained. Find the program on the website, participation is free.


John Wood & Paul Harrison: We Built This City at Von Bartha

Long ramps that lead pedestrians up to nowhere, a bus stop that has no space for waiting passengers, and a penthouse that’s the only existing space in an entire high-rise building – this architectural model is intentionally dysfunctional.

Bristol-based artists John Wood and Paul Harrison mimic the model-based planning of a city but swap the grand master plan with what they call “a collection of badly laid plans.”

In addition to the installation, “We Built This City” presents a series of new paintings by the duo. On display until 15th July.



Familien Sørensen by Arbejdermuseet

The exhibition “Familien Sørensen“ (The family Sørensen) at the Workers’ Museum and learn what a working class family’s life was like between 1885 and 1990. Taking family Sørensen’s Østerbro home as a starting point, this exhibition explores the reality of a working class family’s life between 1885 and 1990, including several children, work, and nightlife. The exhibition is on display until 31st July.


Børnebiffen at Cinemateket

With “Børnebiffen“, Cinemateket puts children in the front seat: there’ll be a wide range of movie screenings for children from as young as three years old. Learn more on the website.



Mother’s Brunch

What better way to celebrate the weekend than to start the day with a long leisurely brunch? Join when mother is serving a bit of everything from fruit and granola to pasta to sourdough pizza, all prepared in the open kitchen, alongside coffee from Andersen & Maillard. All ingredients and specialties are either locally produced in Denmark or directly imported from Italy. On Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm. Into jazz? Come on Sundays and enjoy live jazz while brunching.


Community dinner at Absalon

Absalon hosts community dinners seven days a week. Bring some friends, neighbors, or colleagues and enjoy a low key long table dinner. Food is served at 6 pm but please arrive no later than 5:45 pm. Tickets cost 50 DKK Sunday to Wednesday and 100 DKK Thursday to Saturday. Please make sure to book in advance. The menu changes daily but there’s always a vegetarian option available.



Jeremy Deller: Welcome to the shitshow! at Kunshall Charlottenborg

In connection with the documentary film festival CPH:DOX, Kunshall Charlottenborg presents Jeremy Deller’s first solo exhibition in Scandinavia. Through film, sculptures, and graphics, the exhbition showcases aspects of documentary that characterize his works. On display until 6th August.


Marie Rud Rosenzweig: Kipple at GL Strand

With this exhbition, Copenhagen-based artist Marie Rud Rosenzweig explores the neglected or unusable objects of our time and the narratives they present through paintings, monumental floor sculptures, and photographs. The title for her solo exhibition is borrowed from Philip K. Dick’s dystopian futuristic novel in which ’kipple’ refers to objects — both dead and living — which have been left over in a new, increasingly alien world. The exhibition is on display until 6th August.



When Copenhagen became wonderful: Poster Artist Ib Antoni at Museum of Copenhagen

A smiling mermaid and friendly guardsman packaged in a sixties colours and style – rings a bell? This exhibition sheds light on the man who created these and other images that many associate with Copenhagen. In honor of Danish poster artist Ib Antoni, the Museum of Copenhagen hosts a special exhibition, presenting the artist in the context of the times he lived in. It will be on display until October.


Nan Goldin: Memory Lost at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Experience one of Louisiana Museum of Modern Art’s recent acquisitions: “Memory Lost“ by American activist and photographer Nan Goldin is an approximately 24 minute long digital slide show. Being intimate, poetic, captivating, and heartbreaking all at once, it revolves around abuse, friendship, love, deprivation and loss. The slide show is jointly owned by Louisiana and Moderna Museet Stockholm. It can be experienced in the South Wing until October.



SPACE10 Gallery: Design in the Age of AI

How will artificial intelligence change the we imagine, design, and build the world around us? And how can generative AI help us design better futures for people and the planet? This new exhibition features speculative design concepts from recent SPACE10 design projects in order to explore potential roles for AI in design. Learn more about the exhibition and the various exciting collaborators on the website. The exhibition will be on display uni he SPACE10 Gallery until November.


Veronica Hodges: Under the Tree at Ordrupgaard

For the next three years, Ordrupgaard’s freshly renovated 1920s greenhouse will house site-specific works by several artists that focus on climate and sustainability issues. The first in line is American artist Veronica Hodges. Her installation “Under the Tree” shows a gigantic spring-blossoming tree, filling the greenhouse to breaking point with hand-colored paper flowers and interwoven branches. However, it’s not all floral splendor: there are also dead leaves and flowers, and small seeds have dropped to the floor, hinting at the transitory nature of life. The exhibition will be on display until November.



Little Table, Cover Thyself! at Design Museum Denmark

There’s something special about the art of table-setting and the way a decorated table sets the scene for special and everyday occasions. Experience how table-setting has changed over time and admire the collection of plates, figurines, jugs, and more. All the way through 2025, seven of the museum’s historical tables are decorated with items from the renaissance until today.


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Kay Litzinger

Kay is a creative multi-hyphenate with a focus on lifestyle and travel. After growing up in Germany and stints in Stockholm and Mexico City, he's now based in Copenhagen. He loves to explore new cities, one cup of coffee or glass of wine at a time. Get a sneak peek at @kayltr.