Festivals and Seasonal Events in Denmark
Before you visit Denmark, it is a good idea to know when special festivals and seasonal events occur. Therefore, you will enjoy the most of your utmost of Scandinavian countries. The followings are the festivals and seasonal events that take place in Denmark throughout the year :
April 16 : The Queen’s Birthday is celebrated with the royal guard in full ceremonial dress, as the royal family appears before the public on the balcony of Amalieborg Castle.
May-August : The Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen open with rides, concerts, and entertainment. Special activities and concerts are planned for the 158 anniversary of the Tivoli Guard.
May-September : Legoland, a park constructed of 35 million Lego blocks, opens in Billund, Jylland.
June : The Around Fyn Regatta starts in Kerteminde.
June : The Round Zealand Regatta, one of the largest yachting events in the world, starts and ends in Helsingør.
Mid-June : The Aalborg Jazz Festival fills the city with four days of indoor and outdoor concerts, a lot of them are free.
June : The Viking Festival in Frederikssund includes open-air performances of a Viking play.
June : On Midsummer’s Nights, Danes celebrate the longest day of the year with bonfires and picnics.
June-July : The Roskilde Festival, the largest rock concert in northern Europe, attracts dozens ofbands and thousands of fans.
July : The Copenhagen Jazz Festival gathers international and Scandinavian jazz greats for a week of concerts, a lot of them are free.
July 4 : The Fourth of July celebration in Rebild Park, near Aalborg, sets off the only American Independence Day festivities outside the United States.
Mid-July : The Arhus Jazz Festival gathers European and world-renowned names, with indoor and outdoor concerts.
July-August : The Hans Christian Andersen Festival brings the author’s fairy tales to life in street theater and free events for children and adults.
Mid-August : The annual Copenhagen Water Festival celebrates the city’s aqueous attributes with concerts, exhibits, and plenty of outdoor activities.
September : The Arhus Festival, Denmark’s most comprehensive fete, fills the city with concerts, sports, and theater. The Golden Age Festival celebrates the 19th century Danish Renaissance with special concerts, tours, theater, ballet, readings, and films that illustrate the period.
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