From food festivals to art exhibitions, there’s no shortage of events taking place in the Danish capital this summer.
If you’re planning a Copenhagen city break any time soon, chances are you might soon encounter some extra sightseeing assistance as you make your way around the Danish capital. Yesterday, it was announced that Copenhagen’s traffic wardens are to be given an additional string to their bow – in fact an ‘ask me’ badge for their lapel – and, in an effort to make them more approachable, be trained to help tourists find their way around the city.
And if Copenhagen is indeed your city break destination of choice for the coming months, here’s a brief round-up of what’s happening in and around the city over the next few months…
Until 21 June: Jeff Wall and David Hockney at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Two fabulous temporary exhibitions taking place at the Louisiana Museum of modern art, situated a 35-minute train ride outside Copenhagen.
Until 4 July: Little Copenhagen
A celebration of Copenhagen’s urban life including street food, music and entertainment at various venues across the city (selected dates).
24 May – 22 September: Tivoli Festival
Scandinavia’s largest classical music festival, there are 54 concerts on the 2015 programme, 40 of which are free (selected dates).
28 – 30 May: Beer Festival
Offering both Danish beers and international brews, this is one of the city’s most popular events, particularly for beer connoisseurs.
29 – 31 May: ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup
One of the biggest events in the canoeing and sporting global calendar.
11 June – 20 September: Man Ray at the Glyptoteket
A temporary exhibition bringing together some 100 works by this famous Dadaist and Surrealist artist.
27 June – 4 July: Roskilde
One of Europe’s largest and most renowned annual music festivals, 45 minutes outside Copenhagen.
4 – 14 July: Copenhagen Photo Festival
Scandinavia’s largest photography festival, situated predominantly at the Carlsberg Brewery
26 July – 2 August: Copenhagen Opera Festival
“An international [opera] forum where tradition can meet innovation and talent can meet experience.”
5 – 7 August: Copenhagen Fashion Festival
Three days of fashion-related frivolity across the city.
21 – 30 August: Copenhagen Cooking
Northern Europe’s largest food festival, Copenhagen Cooking comprises some 150 different events from cooking schools and experimental food shows to Michelin-starred restaurants to street kitchens.
21 – 30 August: Copenhagen Art Week
An annual contemporary art fair taking place at various venues across the city.
3 September – 29 November: Lucien Freud at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
A temporary exhibition centred around Lucien Freud, with a particular emphasis on his work as a graphic artist.