July Events: And you thought the weather was hot enough!

Copenhagen Jazz Festival
July 6-15; multiple locations in Cph; prices vary; jazz.dk
The city’s annual celebration of jazz returns, once again bringing some of the world’s finest musicians. Events will be spread throughout the city at a diverse range of venues. (OR)

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Valby Summer Jazz
July 6-14; various locations in Valby; prices vary; cowbellmusic.dk
Serving as a kind of side-festival to the larger Copenhagen edition, the Valby version aims to capture the same essence but on a more intimate level. (OR)

Friday Night Skate
July 6, 13 & 27, Aug 10 & 24, Sep 7 & 21, 20:00-22:15; starts at Solbjerg Plads, Frederiksberg; free adm; fns-cph.dk
A fun way to experience the city on a summer evening, Friday Night Skate through 20km of Copenhagen is a great way to hang out with friends.

FC Helsingør vs Crystal Palace
July 12; Nordre Strandvej 11, Helsingør; 100kr
Although the football season may be over, there is still plenty to enjoy during the summer. Recently relegated FC Helsingør will face off against English Premier League outfit Crystal Palace. The Elite 3000 vs the Eagles! (OR)

Move Copenhagen
July 12-15; Refshalevej 151, Cph K; ticket prices vary; movecopenhagen.com
Celebrating the diversity of movement over several days, the festival hosts over 100 workshops to teach subjects such as slacklining, yoga and parkour. (AJ)

Mulatu Astatke 
July 13-14; Alice, Nørre Allé 7, Cph N; from 300kr
One of the great innovators of Ethiopian jazz returns to Copenhagen following a sold out show in March. Mulatu Astatke brings his vast catalogue of music to perform for two nights. (OR)

Jazz Cruise
July 6-15, times vary; Nyhavn 1, Cph K; 160kr
Come and see some sights while listening to some great music on a boat. Canal tours offers up jazz while you navigate the canals and harbour waters of Copenhagen. (OR)

Rita’s Blue Flea Market
July 22 & Aug 19, 12:00-17:00; Kulturhuset Indre By, Cph K
Rita’s market attracts a younger crowd searching for vintage and second-hand clothing. Fight your way through the crowds to seek out some of that Scandi style. (TW)

Gilleleje Festival
July 27-28; beta.gillelejefestival.dk
Located in Gilleleje in the very north of Zealand, this year music fans can look forward to a line-up headed by Carpark North and Burhan G. (TW)

Thorvaldsen Market
every Fri & Sat, 08:00-17:00; Thorvaldsen Plads 2, Cph K
This treasure trove of antiques and collectables is not very big, but fans of Danish design with a keen eye will certainly be able to seek out some gems here. If not, the setting alone is enough to visit. (TW)

Nørrebrogade Market
every Sat 07:00-15:00; Nørrebrogade, Cph N
Dubbed Denmark’s longest flea market, you are sure to find something along this 333-metre stretch, which runs alongside the famous Assistens Kirkegard graveyard. Typical goodies include vintage furniture, art and watches. (TW)

Gentofte Market
every Sun 08:00-14:00; Bregnegårdsvej, Gentofte
Some 3,000 people flock to this market every Sunday in the hope they can nab some Royal Copenhagen porcelain or second-hand designer goods at a fraction of the price. Plenty of antiques and vintage pieces make this worth the trip. (TW)

Frederiksberg Market
every Sat 09:00-15:00; Smallegade, Frederiksberg
This sprawling market offers everything from clothing and books to furniture and antiques. Located near Frederiksberg’s city hall, it’s the perfect area for a Saturday wander and a great place to grab a bargain. (TW)