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Who doesn’t like indulging in food?! Between the 18th to 27th of August, Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival takes place and is the perfect opportunity to do just that. For the 14th year in a row, it’s time to celebrate the gastronomic scene in Copenhagen and Denmark’s food culture. During the festival, more than 100
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Between the 15th to 20th of August, Copenhagen Pride Week is finally taking over Copenhagen. Five days filled with love is on the program (and a lot more!).
The aim and goals of Copenhagen Pride is to influence the public opinion and debate, and to celebrate the LGBTQIA community during one week in August, with a festival in which environment people can express themselves as they please, without being afraid. This year the Pride Week takes place from 15th to 20th of August. On the Pride Square (City Hall Square) you will find the Pride Stage, where numerous of shows will take place throughout the week, with everything from open-air concert, local and international drag performers and country. At the Rainbow Square (Regnbuepladsen) there will be talks and seminars. More details can be found on Copenhagen Pride’s website.
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It’s getting closer to the end of summer and Copenhagen is really stepping it up! August is filled with fun events, so you can squeeze out the last of this summer. Here’s three festivals you can attend in Copenhagen in August.
Copenhagen Summer Festival
At the lovely setting of Kongens Nytorv, Copenhagen Summer Festival is arranged each year, since 1969. The festivals mission is to present new talents within classical chamber music. Upcoming stars get paired up with established artists. In 12 days, 13 concerts will take place. See the program here!
UHØRT Music Festival
UHØRT literally means unheard, and that is exactly what this festival is all about – to present new music from Denmark. The artists that get to play at UHØRT have been hand-picked by a jury of 35 people, with people from the music industry. From Friday to Sunday, 18th – 19th August on Enghavevej 80-82 in Vesterbro the festival will take place. You can buy your tickets here.
Strøm Festival in Copenhagen
If electronic music is your cup of tea, Strøm will be a festival in your taste. The concerts, with some of the greatest name within electronic scene right now, are free. The events takes place all over the city. Find the artists that are playing here.
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Between 7th to 13th of August, Københavns Politigård will turn into a dance mecka! If dancing is your type of culture, head down to Polititorvet 1 this week.
The event, that’s called Copenhagen Summer Dance, is arranged by the Danish Dance Theatre. It’s a week of open air dance, where companies and choreographers get to present their view of contemporary dance. This annual event takes place at the headquarters of the Copenhagen Police, located in the middle of the city center. The venue is otherwise never open to the public, so it’s the perfect occasion to see what it looks like in there too. If you get thirsty from watching everyone dance, drinks and food can be purchased inside. Each show starts at 20.30 / 8.30PM. The entrance is completely free, so what are you waiting for?
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During the whole summer, the amusement park in Copenhagen – Tivoli – offers free movie nights (included in the admission) in the garden. What better way to enjoy a warm summer evening than to enjoy a good movie in the open air?!
First and foremost it’s classic movies that’s offered during the movie nights at Tivoli. Or how does Grease, Groundhog Day, Top Gun and Singin’ in the rain sound to you? The movies start at 20.00 at selected dates, you can find the whole list here. Enjoy!
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Look no further! There’s one museum in Copenhagen that’s perfect just for that! Designmuseum Denmark is located on Bredgade 68 in Copenhagen and offers viewings of some of the most famous designs of modern time.
The Designmuseum of Denmark is located in what used to be Denmark’s first public hospital – known as Royal Frederiks Hospital. Here, Søren Kierkegaard was hospitalized and died in 1855. Today it’s the venue for the collection of design and architecture of three very known artists who have made a huge impact on Danish design: Poul Henningsen, Kaare Klint and Arne Jacobsen. In the museum, you will with modern crafts from all three of them. You will also find handicrafts and art- collections from Europe and Asia. Besides frlom the permanent collection, Designmuseum Denmark always have changing exhibitions. The entrance fee is DKK 100 for adults and the museum is open between 10.00 – 18.00 from Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Mondays).