6 Unmissable Festivals Happening This Autumn In Copenhagen

Katherine Notman Katherine Notman - Staff Writer

6 Unmissable Festivals Happening This Autumn In Copenhagen

Prepare for an exciting autumn in the city!

As summer comes to an end the city is preparing for an amazing autumn, full of incredible things to do and see. These festivals are either already in town or coming soon, and they provide the perfect opportunity to really immerse yourself in Copenhagen’s burgeoning social scene as the city re-opens completely.

1. Music Film Festival

The 9th edition of this amazing festival is ready to go. From 17-26 September there will be numerous film showings, from Danish premiers to international films that are sure to give everyone food for thought. Screenings cost 100 DKK and you can read more about this music-oriented film festival on the website.

2. One Thousand Books Festival

Okay, so you’ll have to travel for Roskilde for this one, but it will be well worth the trip. The whole idea of One Thousand Books Festival is to promote publishing and artistic bookmaking, and it’s already ongoing! From August 20 until September 19 this festival will be taking over the public square in Roskilde, and include art walks, printing workshops, and plenty of books to peruse.

3. Syrian Doc Days

From September 8-11 will be taking place in Husets Biograf, Grand Teatret, and Cinemateket, and it’s going to be an eye-opening few days. It’s all about building an understanding of the situation in Syria through documentaries and films. You can learn more about this amazing festival on the website.


4. Lights On Vesterbro

Lights On Vesterbro began life as an initiative to revive the local economy in the area, helping local businesses out of the rut coronavirus left us all in. From September 2-5, there’s a wide variety of exciting events here, from a skateboarding competition, to live music and delicious food, and you can check out the whole programme (in Danish) on the website.

5. Tomorrow Festival

Interested in sustainability? Well, this festival, running from September 3-4 is all about it. It will take place in Valbyparken, including plenty of talks on salient issues such as how to eat sustainably, alongside some excellent live music. You can read more about the festival on the website.

6. Zulu Comedy Festival

From August 30 to September 9 the Zulu Comedy Festival is coming to Copenhagen, and we know what you’re thinking – it’s already started! However, from time to time events with tickets still available are posted on the Facebook page, so there still might be a chance for you to see some quality Danish comedy this Autumn.

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