Mid-August events: Proud, loud, no clouds allowed

Pete Streader
August 1st, 2015

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CPH Pride
Aug 11-15, Parade: Aug 15, 13:00; Smallegade, Frederiksberg City Hall; copenhagenpride.dk

On 15 August an estimated 20,000 colourful revellers will be cavorting gleefully along the now traditional Copenhagen Pride Parade route, winding its way between the Frederiksberg and Copenhagen city halls.

Thousands will line the streets to join in the fun and admire the flamboyant floats and outrageous outfits.

The raucous partying continues in Lavendelstræde and after dark in the steamy Pumpehuset.

In the days leading up to the parade, Copenhagen’s city hall square is transformed into Pride Square with live entertainment, debates and various events.


Copenhagen Harbour Days (Kulturhavn)
Aug 7-9; Islands Brygge, Cph S; free adm; kulturhavn.kk.dk

Get ready for three days of cultural activities at various waterside locations around Islands Brygge. Includes everything from Greek dance and judo to street yoga and diving. (PS)


Summer Dance
ends July 23, Mon-Thu; Fælledparken, Cph Ø; free adm

The long summer nights lend themselves to various dance instructors teaching over 400 people to move to the music of a wide selection of genres, including disco, Bollywood and swing. It’s the ideal free workout. (MD)


Strøm Festival
Aug 8-15; several locations; 150-285kr; stromcph.dk

This year’s festival offers concerts mainly by artists from the UK. Make sure you don’t miss the legendary Trans Metro Express party. Electro on the Metro – is there anything cooler? (LK)


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