June 18, 13:00-16:15; Opera House, Ekvipagemestervej 10, Cph K; free adm
Usually the drama takes place inside the Opera House, but not on this occasion!
Some 14 of the best male cliff divers in the world will take turns to jump 27 metres into the river in what should be an unusual but thrilling spectacle.
Just remember not to blink as you watch the athletes complete their jumps, as each dive only takes three seconds. The average speed as they hit the water is 85km/h – to put this into perspective, divers impact the water seven times harder than their Olympic counterparts. (AJ)
June 19, 11:00-13:00; Onkel Dannys Plads, Halmtorvet, Cph V; 250kr, under-18s:150kr; copenhagenclassico.dk
A bike journey like no other, the group will leisurely cycle 22 km together, stopping off for two breaks – for coffee at Dronning Louises Bro and for champagne at Kastellet! (AJ)
June 22; Nørre Farimagsgade 61, Cph K; 300kr
With gin very much back in vogue, explore just how different this drink can be. All the drinks are served neat, but feel free to turn each one into a classic G&T or mixed drink of your choice. The event is part of the Smagførst Festival. (AJ)
Sankt Hans Aften
June 23; various venues nationwide
Across the nation the Danes will gather on Sankt Hans Aften (Midsummer’s Eve) to observe old traditions that include placing a witch on a bonfire and singing nationalistic songs as she burns. One of the best nights of the year! (NØ)
June 24, 15:00; Kongens Have, Øster Voldgade 4A, Cph K; free adm
Show your support against torture by spending a nice day in the park at the King’s Garden. Enjoy live music and loads of Danish and foreign guest speakers while enjoying a beer and snacks from the World Street Food pop-ups . (NØ)
Science in the City Festival
June 21-26, 10:00-20:00; Carlsberg Byen, Cph V; free adm; scienceinthecity.dk
You are guaranteed to learn something at this valuable yet free science festival. With hundreds of events, be ready to get your curiosity satisfied, while exploring science in an interactive and accessible way. (JQ)