Something for the bank holiday weekend?
You’d be hard-pushed to find another weekend this year when there is so much going on.
Many of the events continue through Monday, Denmark’s third bank holiday of the month.
While there isn’t much rain forecast, it won’t be too warm either (14-16 degrees), but with this much going on, there are no excuses not to go out!
May 23, 11:30; Kultorvet 2, Cph K
The fun starts with a Brazilian parade, drumming and dancing all the way to Christiansborg Slotsplads. At 12:00, a Soca truck will leave from Kødbyen, and at 15:00, a truck inspired by New Orleans Mardi Gras from Balders Plads.
Copenhagen Medieval Market
May 22-25; Valbyparken; kmm.dk
Valby harks back to days when chivalrous knights swept damsels in distress off their feet as the four-day Copenhagen Medieval Market gallops into town with 200 stalls and 300 Vikings brandishing broadswords, and arts and crafts. (PS)
May 25, 13:30; Rosenborg Castle, Cph K
Turn on your engines as the legendary Gumball Rally is passing through Copenhagen. The tour starts in Oslo on the 23rd and will follow a route across two continents all the way to Las Vegas. Expect amazing cars and big-name celebrities. It’s a big party you won’t want to miss.
May 23, 12:00; 20kr, Bragesgade 8, Cph N; under 15s free
Celebrate all things African at this festival, held for the 13th time this year. Music, drums, dancing and food are all key components. You can also meet NGOs and societies.
Politiken mini marathon
May 23, 10:00-13:00; Fælledparken, Cph Ø; from 80kr, sparta.dk
Naughties kids from 2000 to 2007 run 2 km alone while those born between 2008 and 2010 run 1 km with their adult of choice. All children get a medal and something to brag about at school.
May 23, 11:00-18:00; Østre Anlæg, Stockholmsgade, Cph Ø; free adm
Spend a day at BørnefestiBal, a free children’s festival jam-packed with activities for kids of all ages. Enjoy treasure hunts, learn to dance, learn circus tricks and take advantage of free comics, colouring books, balloon animals and face painting.
May 23, 15:00; Istedgade, Cph V; free adm
Celebrate the renewal of Istedgade at a party with all the neighbours. Activities for the kids, concerts and much more. Just grab your beach chair and enjoy Vesterbro in the sun.
Opening night of ‘A Tender Thing’
May 22 (run continues until June 13); Bådteatret, Nyhavn 16, Cph K; tickets: 40-140kr, teaterbilletter.dk
The ever-energetic Why Not Theatre Company, fresh from their run of O, for the love of Shakespeare, are returning to the Bard, this time to stage a modern retelling of his greatest romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet.