Late-August Events: Hive of summer activity at the harbour – The Post

Late-August Events: Hive of summer activity at the harbour

It sure beats most watering holes (photo: Harbour Festival Facebook page)
August 24th, 2017 7:00 am| by Philip Saville
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For an entertaining voyage that is jam-packed full of events, take a trip to this nautically-inspired occasion. Participants of this festival situated next to the harbour area by Islands Brygge can look forward to a wide range of cultural experiences incorporating dance, music, theatre and watersports.

The celebration, which takes place over three days, will give festival-goers the chance to enjoy the proceedings in one of Copenhagen’s unique and diverse settings.

There are projected to be multiple watersports activities at this year’s festival comprising competitions in diving and swimming, in addition to kayak and rowing races on the waterfront and many more.

The full program is not available until August. However, there are promised to be around 250 events and activities for attendees to get involved in.

The festival is a free event and the organisers have arranged festival shuttle boats and waterbuses that will provide free transport within the harbour area.
Many of the events are planned with children in mind, ensuring there will be fun activities for the whole family.

The event has a number of sponsors that enable the free festival to take place, and these associations are active in the planning and organisation of the mixture of events.

The festival’s objective is to bring people to the exciting harbour area and provide cultural experiences to participants, giving them a chance to explore the vibrant locations surrounding the water.

Copenhagen Art Week
Aug 25-Sep 3; multiple venues; copenhagenartweek.dk
Close out the summer with the Copenhagen Art Week, a city-wide festival that includes more than 50 visual and audio art displays, from light shows in the library to installations at the city’s Metro stations, and flashmob events.

CPH Songwriters Festival
Aug 29-Sep 3; Onkel Dannys Plads, Cph V; tickets: 100kr per day
Becoming a singer has its own charms, but penning down lyrics is no easy feat either. For those who love songwriting, the Copenhagen Songwriters Festival is the place to go this summer!

Harbour Festival


Aug 25-27; Islands Brygge harbour area, Cph S; free adm; kulturhavn.kk.dk