Why wait until October?


Two ale-addled weekends of lederhosen, beer and oompah music – the Copenhagen Oktoberfest, oddly enough in September, is back in town. 

To get into the Tyrol swing of things, the ladies can deck themselves out in traditional Bavarian dirndl aprons, with the men putting their legs on display in leather shorts. Both items can be rented or even bought at the festival. 

Let the beer flow, grab a sausage, leap up onto the benches and sing heartily along. Entry is free, but it might be wise to book one of the reservation packages if you want to sit together. 

Sep 11-13 & 18-20; Femøren, Amager; free adm, reservation packages possible; oktoberfest.dk

Dog's Day at Tivoli

Every dog has its day, and this is especially true of Tivoli. Its Dog’s Day is when the barking mad can take their beloved best friend for walkies in Tivoli.

Usually Tivoli is a no-go area for yapping hounds, but the Danish Kennel Club will be putting on events and it should be a great day out for dog-owners wanting to meet other like-minded souls and chat about their breeds, but also those just wanting to pat a pooch. 

A pedigree parade is planned, as well as a canine quiz with prizes for the lucky winner. 

The most awaited day for you pet (Photo by: Colourbox)

Sep 13; Tivoli, Cph; usual admission fees; tivoli.dk

Gunpowder Festival 

Soldiers in historical uniform march the streets of Frederiksværk, occasionally stopping by the Museum of Industry to fire their rifles – an explosive day for those who like things to go with a bang.

Ready to fire (Photo by: Colourbox)

13 Sep, 10:00-16:00; Krudtværksalléen 1, Frederiksværk; 50kr; indmus.dk

Autumn Market

A day in Frederiksberg for the green-fingered where you can swap, buy or sell plants, gardening tools, books and garden gnomes. No registration necessary for sellers – just turn up with your stuff and get a table! 

Perfect Saturday for green-fingered (Photo by: Colourbox)

Sep 13, 10:00-14:00; Frederiksberg Runddel; free

The Globe Big Quiz Night

Have a great time at the Globe’s Quiz Night in the company of compere John Kelleher.  The winners get 1,000  kroner, second 500 kroner, and third a crate of beer. It’s maximum five to a team. 

Hurry up to get your global team ready (Photo by: Globe website)

Sep 18 & 24 , Oct 2, 16 & 30, 19:30; Nørregade 43, Cph K; 30kr; the-globe.dk

FC Copenhagen v Brøndby 

A derby classic as deadly football rivals FC Copenhagen and Brøndby battle it out over 90 minutes in the renamed Telia Parken for the bragging rights of the city. A lively, colourful and noisy experience is absolutely guaranteed! 

Adrenaline rushing as rivals meet up again (Photo by: Colourbox)

21 Sep; Telia Parken, Per Henrik Lings Allé 2-4, Cph Ø; parken.dk

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