July Events: Tivoli to mark US Independence Day with huge weekend blowout

245th US Independence Day at Tivoli
July 3 & 4, 11:00-23:00 & 11:00-22:00; Tivoli
Classic Cadillacs, gospel tunes, cool movies, burger, milkshakes, fireworks and an appearance by the country’s favourite ever ambassador, Rufus Gifford (live at Sun 12:15) – it’s all going on this weekend as Tivoli celebrates the 245th anniversary of banishing the Brits to proclaim the united states (only 13 of them back then) of America. Food-wise, dig into fried chicken, burgers, big scoops and high-froth milkshakes, while Mrs Nimb is laying on classic barbecue dishes. The Groundhog Day-inspired Palm Springs is the film of choice (Sun 20:00) for the obligatory popcorn munching, after which July 4-style fireworks will wrap up the day.

A walk on the wild side of Christianshavn
July 23, 25 & 30, Aug 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20 & 22, 11:00-12:30; meet in the middle of the pedestrian side of Indrehavnsbroen (the kissing bridge); fb.me/e/Q737gtkl
Join the WWWalks sustainable walking tours team for a walk on the wild side around Christianshavn. This series of old artificial islets is a hotbed of innovative, sustainability projects, hippie inspiration and a natural oasis in the centre of Copenhagen. With WWWalks founder Heather Gartside, take in renaissance canals, tranquil lakes, the foliage of Christiania and its houses made of salvaged materials – all with the funky CopenHill power station as a backdrop. 

Krigsmuseet – War Museum 
July 1-31, 10:00-17:00; Krigsmuseet, Tøjhusgade 3, Cph K; from 70kr 
The museum of military history opens its summer season with activities for the whole family. Besides exhibits chronicling the Danish fleet, medieval armour and a 156-metre cannon hall, the museum introduces activities such as archery, remote-controlled torpedo boats and how to reload a cannon. 

Dance in Fælledparken 
July 1-22, 19:00-22:00; Dansepladsen in Fælledparken, at the corner of Edel Sauntes Allé and Øster Allé, Cph Ø; free adm 
During the summer, from Monday to Thursday, professional dance instructors are ready to teach styles such as swing, salsa, dancehall, Argentine tango, ballroom, Bollywood, afrobeat and folk dance. The program also includes dance workshops for families, children and OAPs. 

Beer tasting at Mikkeller 
July 2, 18:00; Mikkeller Baghaven, Refshalevej 163, Cph K; 300kr 
Mikkeller Baghaven promises to introduce you to a whole new world of beer. The tasting consists of the beer variants ‘Danish Shipyard Ale’ and ‘Danish Wild Ale’, introducing a sensation similar to drinking wine and champagne. This unusual beer tradition, mostly known in Belgium, is mixed with typical Danish flavours and ingredients. 

Monty Python screening 
July 3, 19:30; Husets Biograf, Rådhusstræde 13, Cph K; 70kr 
Join King Arthur and his knights on their quest for the holy grail in this all-time comedy classic. Watch some of Python’s funniest scenes on the big screen as they battle the Black Knight and a killer rabbit, whilst enduring the insults of the Frenchmen and the Knights who say Ni. 

Nature workout  
July 3, 10:00; Søndermarken, Pile Alle 55, Frederiksberg; free adm 
Adults and children alike can join for a free workout among the trees of Søndermarken. Participants are encouraged to dress flexibly, as the workout includes sitting on tree trunks and exercising on the grass. 

Street Food Festival 
July 3-4, 11:30-20:00/11:30-16:00; Teglværket, Teglholmsgade 27, Cph SV; free adm 
Make sure you work up an appetite before visiting Teglværket’s Street Food Festival. Numerous food trucks and stands are ready to offer something for everyone’s taste whether you’re in the mood for Mexican, Greek, Belgian or Iranian food. 

Volleyball Tournament 
July 3-4, 09:30-15:00; Islands Brygge Beach Volley Bane, Cph S; free adm 
Experience a volleyball tournament on Islands Brygge either as part of the crowd or as one of the teams. Four players in a team, a maximum of five per squad, each match is the best of three sets, first to 15 in each one. The four teams with the most victories on Saturday proceed to Sunday to contest the main prizes.

Sail through the cisterns 
July 4, 18:00; Cisternerne, Bag Søndermarken, Frederiksberg; 150kr
Underground in Valby Bakke is the old waterworks of Copenhagen. The cisterns have been transformed into a museum and on selected days they are open for guided tours. Once down there, hop on a boat through the underground colonnades and take in Tomás Saraceno’s atmospheric art exhibition ‘Event Horizon’. 

Free improv workshop 
July 4, 15:00-17:00; Frederiksholms Kanal 2, Cph K; free adm 
Try your hand at improv comedy. The workshop will focus on basic exercises and the fundamentals of improv. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to try improv comedy or just try something fun and different. No previous experience is required. 

Hollywood music in Tivoli 
July 4 & 11, 16:00-19:00; The lawn at Tivoli, Vesterbrogade 3, Cph V; free with entry to Tivoli from 135kr 
Tivoli hosts a live summer concert with evergreens from old Hollywood films and musicals. Tivoli’s own symphony orchestra – Tivoli Copenhagen Phil – plays classic tunes from the 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and many more. (KG) 

Film, tapas and cocktails 
July 7, 17:00; Cinemateket, Gothersgade 55, Cph K, 210kr 
Cinemateket invites the audience to a Spanish night at the cinema. A screening of Pedro Almodóvar’s classic ‘Talk to Her’ is supplemented by cocktails and a tapas menu. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles. (KG) 

Laser game for ages 7-15 
July 7, 10:00-13:00; KU.BEs byhave, Dirch Passers Allé 4, Frederiksberg; free adm
Play Laser Battles in a hilly garden converted into a challenging laser course. A fun and exciting way to exercise, laser games are neither dangerous nor something that hurts. In case of bad rain, the event moves indoors. 

Maritime dinner at Arken 
July 7, 17:30; Arken Café, Skovvej 100, Ishøj; 355kr 
Arken Museum hosts a maritime dinner with four servings of fish with a view over the sea. Combine the dinner with a visit to the museum and their many exhibitions. 

Marionet Theatre in Kongens Have 
July 7-Aug 15, 14:00 & 15:00; Marionet Teatret in Kongens Have, Cph K; free adm
For more than 50 years, Marionet Teatret has delighted children with free puppet shows in Kongens Have during the summer. This year the repertoire consists of a rendition of Pinocchio directed by the Reumert award-winning set designer Maja Ravn. (KG)   

Soleima x LiveStrings 
July 8, 17:00; Ofelia Plads, Kvæsthusbroen, Cph K; free adm, pre-booking required 
Danish singer-songwriter Soleima gives a free live performance with a classical rendition of her songs. She is accompanied by Livestrings, which adds cello, violin, piano and harmonica to the musical expression. The show is played from a floating stage in the harbour. 

Dinner on top of Glyptoteket 
July 8 & 15, 18.45-20.30; Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Dantes Plads 7, Cph K; from 315kr 
Glyptoteket opens its newly renovated roof terrace for the public. It is now possible to eat and enjoy the view over Copenhagen on top of the historic museum. On July 8 the menu will consist of slow-fried pork, summer salad and beer, while oysters, duck and champagne will be served on July 15. 

Art exhibit 1 + 1 = 11 
July 9-Aug 29; Next to Rundetårn, Købmagergade 52, Cph K; free adm 
Danish and Colombian art is weaved together when designers and artists from different cultures interpret each other’s work. The Wayuu from northern Colombia has a rich culture with a special tradition for weaving and crocheting. In the exhibition, 11 Danish and 11 Wayuu artists will collaborate on new expressions and art works. 

Cph Clothing Market 
July 10-11, 10:00-18:00/10:00-16:00; Teglværket, Teglholmsgade 27, Cph SV; free adm 
A big clothing market where locals and businesses alike sell out of their dressers and storages. The market will also include food stands, beach bars and DJs.  

B&W Flea Market 
July 11-12, 10:00-12:00; Refshalevej 163, Cph K; free adm 
The biggest flea market in Denmark with over 4,000 sqm of used goods. The market has a special focus on furniture and retro designs. 

Festival and friends 
July 12-14, 13:00-22:15; Kronprinsessegade 44, Cph K; partout ticket 750kr for adults, 300kr for children/students 
A classical music festival in the heart of Nørrebro. Some of the country’s most talented young musicians will perform in a number of shows spanning centuries of classical music. From Mozart to Debussy to Messiaen, the festival promises an intimate and relaxed atmosphere.  

Copenhagen Jazz Festival
July 1-24; various venues
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