First of all - apologies for skipping last weekend’s tips! I was busy planning out spontaneous getaway to Sorø, so I simply didn’t find the time. Also, this weekend I only have four events for you, because it’s Roskilde time, and that’s basically THE main event happening in the wider Copenhagen area! But don’t worry, even if you’re not going to Roskilde, I’ve found some great stuff for you, so check out the list below! And the jazz festival is just starting, so there’s plenty, plenty of different concerts to attend. You won’t be bored, I’m sure - have a great weekend!
Copenhagen Jazz Festival
What - I’ve mentioned this in my big roundup of summer festivals in Copenhagen, and it’s kicking off this weekend! You can start with an open air concert, if the weather permits, or with Charenee Wade at the legendary Jazzhus Montmartre.
Why - It’s one of the most famous and popular jazz festivals in the world, with over 250,000 people in attendance of the various events. You should be number 250,001!
Where - multiple locations across Copenhagen
When - 4th - 13th July
How much - some concerts are free, some require tickets
More info - jazz.dk
All American Natnight at the National Museum
What - In celebration of American Independence Day, the National Museum is hosting an “American night” with music, special exhibitions and a concert by Nikolaj Hess, playing Bob Dylan’s greatest hits.
Why - If you’re American or interested in the American culture, this sounds like a fun way to spend the 4th of July! The café is open as well, and there’s some program for kids.
Where - National Museum, Ny Vestergade 10
When - 4th July, open from 16h
How much - entrance is free, but tickets are required for the concert
More info - natmus.dk
Salsa in the park
What - Feel like dancing the night away? No problem with the free Salsa lessons every Saturday at Fælledparken! Starting with a beginner’s lesson, the teachers will get you up to speed so you can dance until your feet hurt!
Why - Because dancing under the open sky is so much fun!
Where - Dansepladsen at Fælledparken
When - 5th July, 18:30-19h (intro lesson), 19-23h Salsa party
How much - free
More info - SalsaLibre
Paint your own cup at Royal Copenhagen
What - Royal Copenhagen is famous for their porcelain, the classic version is white with blue flowers. At their “painters’ school”, you’ll paint your own thermo cup - and take it home afterwards, of course!
Why - One of THE Copenhagen classics, you basically have to have some Royal Copenhagen stuff at home. And how much cooler is it if you can say you painted it yourself?!
Where - Royal Copenhagen Flagship Store
When - 6th July, 10:30h (registration required!)
How much - DKK 300
More info - Royal Copenhagen