June Events: Getting medieval on the grass

Are you ready to be transported back to the Middle Ages?

Listen to medieval music, watch the knights compete for honour and full-on pitched battles, enjoy medieval-themed food, shop for crafts and, most importantly, make sure you taste the amazing mead.

Step into a different world – one of simplicity and Vikings.

This year’s events include the Great Viking Battle, the Knight Tournament and many more events focused on battles and fighting, but there are also fashion events and different workshops to watch or enjoy.

Skt Hans Aften
June 23; various venues; free adm

Taking place on Midsummer Eve Eve, this event is fun for the whole family.
Sankt Hans Aften, as it is known in Denmark, is the night before the birthday of John the Baptist and is celebrated every year with bonfires, barbecues and entertainment across the country.

Danes will gather to observe and partake in old traditions including placing a witch on a bonfire and singing songs as it burns.

Many events at different locations across the country have been announced on Facebook, so make sure you keep your eyes open as more become available. It’s a night you won’t want to miss!

Copenhagen Warrior
June 10; 10:00; Valbyparken, Valby Copenhagen; 479kr; sportstiming.dk
With the motto “Anyone can start – Anyone can join”, Copenhagen Warriors invites lovers of fun and the outdoors to the coolest new race concept: a 6 km run with 30 challenging obstacles. Have you got what it takes?

Rooftop Party
June 17, 22:00
Celebrating the start of summer, this exclusive event provides cold drinks, cool beats and a view of Copenhagen like you’ve never seen it before, and it’s proving to be one of the best parties in the city. To get the exact details, join ‘Events and Offers Copenhagen’ on Facebook.

Copenhagen Classico
June 18, 11:00-13:00; Onkel Dannys Plads, Halmtorvet, Cph V; 150-250kr; copenhagenclassico.dk
The race takes place on a 22 km route around Copenhagen with detours to Vesterbro, Nørrebro, Østerbro, the city centre and Christianshavn. There will be prizes and food and drink to purchase after.

June 22-24; Refshaleøen, Refshalevej 185, Cph K; one-day ticket: 890kr, three-day ticket: 1,340kr; copenhell.dk
This outdoor festival showcases some of the best metal bands in the world. You can camp for all three days of the festival or just grab a one-day ticket to enjoy one of Copenhagen’s favourite festivals.