Kulturhavn Festival – a harbour festival in Copenhagen

kulturhavn festival

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Before summer’s over it’s time to cherish the harbour in Copenhagen. From 25th to 27th of August, Kulturhavn Festival takes place. 

For three days the harbour will be filled with activities, fun events and free water transportation. Around the area of Islands Brygge there will be music, dancing, games, swimming and diving competitions and other sports. Bring something to swim in and head over there! The program can be found in English at Kulturhuset Islands Brygge, cafés and libraries. What a great way to use the last days of summer!


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Thrive in food during Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival!

kopenhagen food festival

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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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Copenhagen Pride Week 2017


Photo by Michael Thygesen og Mette Christensen

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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Three music festivals to attend in Copenhagen in August

Musik Festivals in Kopenhagen

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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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To do in Copenhagen in August: Copenhagen Summer Dance


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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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Movie nights at Tivoli, Copenhagen

tivoli film abende

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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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