Swimming in CPH Harbour
ongoing, ends Aug 31; venues include Islands Brygge & Fisketorvet; open Mon-Fri 07:00-19:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-19:00
The water’s so clean in the city centre, you can swim in it!
Royal Arena line-up
June 6-22; Royal Arena, Hannemanns Alle 18-20, Cph S
Elton John (June 6), Mark Knopfler (15th) and Andre Rieu (22nd) are among the stars performing at Royal Arena in June.
June 19-22; Refshaleøen, Cph K; copenhell.dk
Denmark’s most prestigious rock and metal festival is celebrating 10 years this year. The event has a stellar line-up this year including The Scorpions, Tool and Slipknot.
June 20, 20:45; Nørrebro Teater, Ravnsborggade 3; rsvp-popup.com
Enjoy arrangements inspired by the music of Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Cream and Jefferson Airplane.
The dancing girls are out in force to celebrate the Whitsun weekend in style.
CPH Dance Festival
June 14-15; Pumpehuset, Studiestræde 52, Cph K
Attend workshops, dance shows and concerts, and then dance into the small hours.
Anne, Sanne & Lis
June 19, 20:00-23:00; Hannemanns Alle 18-20; 350kr; ticketmaster.dk
The popular singer-songwriters added more dates after their tour quickly sold out, including this one at Royal Arena.
Rammstein at Parken
June 19; Parken, Cph Ø
The band have a huge cult following, but is that enough fans to fill Parken.
June 29-July 6
Eight days of festival madness kicks off in a field in Roskilde. Bob Dylan, The Cure, Travis Scott and Cypress Hill are among the headliners.
Skt Hans Aften
June 23; all over CPH
Find a bonfire and join in the fun as the witch burns.
June 16; Onkel Dannys Plads, Cph V; 100kr; copenhagenclassico.dk
If your idea of a bicycle race involves leisurely riding and breaks for coffee and champagne, this is the one to sign up for. Then after the race, participants enjoy lunch and drinks. Don’t forget to dress up and find an old bicycle to use.
Copenhagen Photo Festival
June 6-16; Photo City, Cph Ø; 80kr; copenhagenphotofestival.com
Set out for some abstract travel where the only limit is the sky. Whether you’re into philosophy and self-reflection or an uncensored version of reality, the exhibition will surely meet most tastes in art.
ongoing, ends June 10; various locations; 80-250kr; klang.dk
This avant-garde music festival will host over 30 Danish and international music acts. The festival, now entering its tenth year, is the country’s largest event for contemporary music and will have programs for all ages.
June 8; Valbyparken, Cph SV; 485kr; copenhagenwarrior.dk
Challenge your endurance in the race of the year. Grab your friends and team up against some of the fastest, strongest and competitive warriors. The run will certainly test your physical skills over 30 obstacles.
Euro 2020 qualifiers
June 7 & 10; Parken, Cph Ø
Tickets for Georgia on June 10 might be easier to get than for Ireland three days earlier. Get ready for a green invasion!
Tivoli Summer Season
ongoing, ends Sep 22; Tivoli, Cph K; open Sun-Thu 11:00-23:00, Fri-Sat 11:00-24:00; over-8s: 130kr, under-8s: 60kr, unlimited ride ticket: extra 240kr; tivoli.dk
No visit to Copenhagen is complete without a visit to its most famous themepark, which last year celebrated its 175th anniversary.
Bakken Summer Season
ongoing, ends Sep 8; Dyrehavevej 62, Klampenborg; open Mon, Wed & Sat 12:00-22:00, Tue & Thu-Fri 14:00-22:00, Sun 12:00-21:00; free adm, unlimited ride ticket: 219kr, under 115 cm: 139kr; bakken.dk
Founded in 1583, Bakken is the world’s oldest themepark that is still in operation.
Sand Sculpture Festival
ongoing, ends Oct 20, daily from 10:00; Kajgaden 7, Hundested; sandskulptur.dk
The eighth edition of this festival will feature the work of 40 local and international sand sculptors. The site offers a huge children’s area, where the whole family can enjoy themselves with various activities.
Tivoli Summer Classic
Sat & Sun and selected other days; Tivoli, Cph K; tivoli.dk
Tivoli will this summer welcome a huge variety of classical music into its gardens. Among the highlights are a rendition of ‘Peer Gynt’ on May 18 at 19:30 – the 225kr ticket includes entry to Tivoli.
Friday Night Skate
June 14, 20:00; Solberg Plads, Frederiksberg; free adm; fns-cph.dk
Put on your skates and join the fun as people of all ages come together for an evening skate around town. Whether you’re a greenhorn or a pro, this event is for everyone.
Day at the Races
June 22 & 30 from 12:00 (16.30 on June 1); Klampenborg Galopbane, Klampenborgvej 52; 60kr; galopbane.dk
Enjoy the fun and competitive spirit of Klampenborg Racetrack. Enjoy a flutter or two, listen to music and enjoy some great food and racing at the track.
Thorvaldsen Plads Flea Market
every Fri & Sat 08:00-17:00; Thorvaldsen Plads 2, Cph K
This treasure trove of antiques and collectables is not very big, but fans of Danish design with a keen eye will certainly be able to seek out some gems here. If not, the setting alone is enough to visit.
Nørrebrogade Flea Market
every Sat 09:00-17:00; Nørrebrogade, alongside Assistens Kirkegard, Cph N
Dubbed Denmark’s longest flea market, you are sure to find something along this 333-metre stretch, which runs alongside the famous Assistens Kirkegard graveyard. Typical goodies include vintage furniture, art and watches.
Gentofte Flea Market
every Sun 07:00-14:00; Bregnegårdsvej 2, Gentofte
Some 3,000 people flock to this market every Sunday in the hope they can nab some Royal Copenhagen porcelain or second-hand designer goods at a fraction of the price. Plenty of antiques and vintage pieces make this worth the trip.
Frederiksberg Flea Market
every Sat 07:00-15:00; Bredegade 13, Frederiksberg
This sprawling market offers everything from clothing and books to furniture and antiques. Located near Frederiksberg’s city hall, it’s the perfect area for a Saturday wander and a great place to grab a bargain.