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in Copenhagen 2010 THE COMPLETE CALeNDaR

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The final printed edition of this calendar was produced on December 1st 2009. The information in this brochure is provided with reservation for errors and omnissions. Each organizer is responsible for its own events as listed.


WELCOME TO COPENHAGEN

Copenhagen is a vibrant and exciting city featuring a wide spectrum of cultural and sporting activities for you to enjoy. Wonderful Copenhagen has put together the most important events for 2010 in this handy calendar. This is where you’ll find inspiration to make the most of the city and all it has to offer. We would like to thank all the event organizers who help to make Copenhagen one of Europe’s most attractive event venues. Enjoy yourself!

Lars Bernhard Jørgensen, CEO Wonderful Copenhagen

Months JANUARY ...............................................4

JULY .........................................................15

FEBRUARY.............................................5

AUGUST .................................................16

MARCH.....................................................7

SEPTEMBER .........................................21

APRIL ......................................................8

OCTOBER ..............................................25

MAY ..........................................................9

NOVEMBER ..........................................27

JUNE ........................................................12

DECEMBER ...........................................29


JANUARY

Flea Market in Forum

markets

January 9 - 10 500 stands with over 90 % antiques. Come and find your own treasure. Buy 10 admissions at once and save DKK 50 Skip the line and go straight to the VIP entrance. The ticket coupon can be used by several people. www.forumcopenhagen.dk

Depeche Mode (Malmö)

CONCERTS

January 25 Depeche Mode is one of the longest-lived, most successful and influential bands to have emerged from the New Romantic and New Wave era. On their world tour 2009-2010 they are stopping by Malmö.

www.malmoarena.com

13 th Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique 2010

SPORT

January 27 - 28

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The Northern leg of the famous rally alternates between Oslo and Copenhagen as starting cities, and in 2010 Copenhagen will host the event. World famous amusement park Tivoli – Denmark’s most visited attraction – will make a special January opening in order to host the Copenhagen start of the 13th Rallye MonteCarlo Historique. www.dasu.dk


FEBRUARY

Wednesday Concerts

MUSIC

Every Wednesday Classical concert every Wednesday at 5 pm. From February–April and September–November.

www.onsdagskoncerter.dk

6-Days of Copenhagen

SPORT

February 4 - 9 The 48th 6-Days of Copenhagen takes place in the Ballerup Super Arena from 4 - 9 February 2010. One of the most popular sports events in town with participation by the best track cyclists from ten nations. The Arena is easy to reach by car and by public transportation. www.6-dages.dk

Copenhagen Fashion Festival

FASHION

February 10 - 14 Alongside one of Europe’s largest fashion fairs, Copenhagen Fashion Festival, a wide range of consumer related fashion events are available to the public. Copenhagen Fashion Festival offers competitions, parties, fashion lounges, fashion on display, runway shows and much more. www.copenhagenfashionfestival.com

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FEBRUARY

Flea market at Bella Center

markets

February 20 - 21 Copenhagen’s Bella Center attracts bargain hunters from all over the country for this annual flea market which is Scandinavia’s largest. Visitors can browse through second-hand books, suits, designer vintage clothing, furniture, ceramics and much more. www.bellacenter.dk

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MARCH

Puppet Junior

festivals March 3 - 6 Takes place in four culture centres in Copenhagen. The festival will be a travelling outdoor marketplace with performances and workshops followed by indoor performances. The aim of the festival is to promote national as well as international puppetry of high quality to the city’s children, youngsters and their families. www.puppetfestival.dk

Floor Wars Breakdance Battle

Street ART

March 20 Floor Wars is the biggest breakdance event in Scandinavia, and one of the most well-renowned breakdance events in Europe. The event at Vega in Copenhagen consists of a competition in acrobatic, furious dancing performed by the elite of the international breakdance scene. www.floor-wars.com

UCI Track Cycling World Championships

SPORT

March 24 - 28 Part of UCI Bike City Copenhagen The best track riders in the world at Ballerup Super Arena. One of the biggest sports events in Denmark this year. Denmark, UK and Australia are among the favorites to go all the way. One of the highlight events will be the 4000 meter team pursuit final. www.copenhagen2010.dk

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APRIL

The little mermaid travels to China

PUBLIC

April Denmark’s most famous sculpture, the Little Mermaid, is travelling to China to be part of the Danish pavilion at EXPO 2010. To celebrate her trip there will be farewell festivities. Check visitcopenhagen.dk for the date and schedule. www.visitcopenhagen.dk

HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark - 70th birthday celebration

ROYAL

April 16 Celebration at Amalienborg Palace Square and festive events held around the city.

www.visitcopenhagen.com

CPH PIX

FILM April 15 - 25 New visions and bold cinematic expressions are in focus when Denmark’s biggest film festival CPH PIX, presents its second edition in Copenhagen. A 10-day celebration of films from all over the world in all genres mixed with concerts, special events, local and international filmmakers. www.cphpix.dk

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April/MAY

Cop3nhag3n ROBOT

SPORT

April 30 - May 2 The biggest eSport event in Denmark kicks off for the second time. Lots of gaming activities, competitions, Counter Strike Championship, gadget exhibition and much more. Join in and meet some of the best gamers in the world. Cop3nhag3n ROBOT takes place in Tivoli, Denmark’s most visited amusement park. www.copenhagenrobot.dk

CopenhagenCastleConcerts

MUSIC

Wednesdays in May–August In May at 5 pm, in June at 4 pm, in July at 5.30 pm and in August at 5 pm. Classical concerts in one of the following castle churches: Frederiksberg Castle Church, Kronborg Castle Church (Helsingør), Fredensborg Castle Church and Christiansborg Castle Church. www.castleconcerts.dk

Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010

FOOD

May 6 - 8 Copenhagen Beer Festival is one of the top beer festivals in Europe where you can taste and enjoy more than 1,000 different beers. In 2010 we expect to present high quality beers from 200 different breweries in Europe, US and Canada. www.ale.dk

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MAY

CPH ADD Copenhagen Architecture+Design Days

DESIGN

May 6 - 9 Copenhagen Architecture + Design Days celebrates the finest of modern Architecture and Design. Experience the hot spots of Copenhagen, now booming with remarkable buildings designed by some of the world’s most renowned architects. www.cphadd.com

UCI BMX Supercross World Cup

SPORT

May 7 - 8 Part of UCI Bike City Copenhagen. The world’s best riders compete at one of the best BMX Supercross tracks in the world. With 8 riders going head-to-head on a highly technical track, the event offers BMX racing in a very exciting and spectacular format, tailor-made for the very best BMX athletes in the world. www.bmxcopenhagen.com

Copenhagen Carnival

PUBLIC

May 21 - 23 Experience fantastic costumes, samba dancing and lots of colourful acts when the Copenhagen Carnival hits the streets.

www.copenhagencarnival.dk

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MAY

Copenhagen Marathon

SPORT

May 23 Experience the scenic city of Copenhagen at the annual marathon event. Around 13,000 runners participate in one of the world’s fastest growing marathon events. The course is traffic-free and spectator friendly and offers numerous sights and landmarks on the way. www.copenhagenmarathon.dk

Tiësto in PARKEN

MUSIC

May 29 The concert takes place in PARKEN.

www.parken.dk

Sjælsø Rundt Cycling Event

SPORT

May 30 One of the biggest and oldest cycling events in Denmark is Sjælsø Rundt which takes place north of Copenhagen. This year is the 40th time cycling fans can participate in the event by choosing between three different courses. www.sjaelsoerundt.dk

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JUNE

Copenhagen Distortion – Copenhagen’s streetlife & nightlife festival

MUSIC

June 2 - 6 Distortion is a leading force within Copenhagen’s party, street, fashion and music culture. It is a five day and night-long mobile feast, where local and international icons of street & club culture are invited to host one party each. The result is Copenhagen’s most vibrant and impulsive festival. www.cphdistortion.dk

Copenhagen Live – Rammstein

festivals

June 2

Copenhagen finally gets its own rock festival including the biggest and most hard-hitting names on rock scene right now. On June 2, 10-øren at Amager Beach Park is transformed into a large festival area, where 20,000 people can look forward to experiencing some of the world’s best live acts. www.copenhagenlive.com

Danish Speedway Grand Prix

SPORT

June 5 The biggest and most exciting motorsport event in Scandinavia, 2½ hours packed with action and excitement. It takes place in PARKEN stadium.

www.speedwayworld.tv

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June

RC44 Sailing – the Formula 1 in sailing

SPORT

June 8 - 13 The RC44 boats compete in the waters outside Copenhagen. Experience the world´s best sailors including the Dane Martin Kirketerp onboard the Dutch boat ”No Way back”.

www.rc44.com

2010 FIFA World Cup at City Hall Square

SPORT

June 11 – July 11 Experience true football fever and view all of the Danish national football games broadcast live from South Africa on the big screen. Visit the website for exact dates.

www.visitcopenhagen.com

2010 Øresund Bridge Run

SPORT

June 12 The Øresund region celebrates its 10th Anniversary. The Øresund Bridge will be the perfect scene for the ”Bridge Run’s” 10th anniversary event – a unique 21.1 km run attracting 30,000 runners. The start takes place at Kastrup Strandpark and the runners reach the finish line in the Ribersborg area in Malmö. www.oresundtenyears.com

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JUNE

Copenhagen Athletics Games

SPORT

June (TBC) The Copenhagen Athletics Games is set to give athletes and spectators an unforgettable and unique experience at the newly renovated Østerbro Stadium.

www.dansk-atletik.dk

Around Sealand Boat Race

SPORT

June 25 - 27 The Around Sealand regatta can be quite a challenge – even to the experienced sailor. More than 700 yachts usually participate in the regatta. With departure from Elsinore, the race has two possible courses around Sealand depending on the wind conditions. www.sjaellandrundt.dk

Copenhagen Pro, Skateboard competition

Street

June 25 - 27 Cph Pro presents the first European Skateboard competition for pro skaters. The significant event will attract 50 of Americas and Europe’s best pros. All will be competing for a major cash purse at the renowned Copenhagen Skatepark. www.sport.kk.dk/copenhagenskatepark

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JULY

International Summer Entertainment

THEATRE

July-August Relax in Denmark’s historic theatre and enjoy this Broadway success, performed in English by professional Copenhagen-based actors. “SHERLOCK’S LAST CASE” by Charles Marowitz at The Royal Court Theatre (Christiansborg). www.teatermuseet.dk & www.that-theatre.com

Roskilde Festival

MUSIc

July 1 - 4 Denmark’s Woodstock. Northern Europe’s biggest rock festival with almost 100,000 party people from all over the world.

www.roskilde-festival.dk

Copenhagen Jazz Festival

MUSIC

July 2 - 11 All Copenhagen vibrates with funky, traditional, modern, New Orleans, world music – all kinds of jazz. Indoor and outdoor venues throughout the city.

www.jazzfestival.dk

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JULY / AUGUST

Tivoli Cup

SPORT July 12 - 16 Young footballers from around the world will meet for the 20th time at Hillerød Stadium for the Copenhagen Tivoli Cup. Experience the multi-faceted world of football - joy, fascination, excitement, challenges and victory. See teamwork and individualism, fun and competition. www.tivolicup.dk

Trailerpark Festival

festivals

July 30 - August 1 TRAILERPARK Festival is a three-day Copenhagenbased music and arts festival organized and produced by creative collective ArtRebels. A perfect blend of music, art, creativity and love. Proceeds go to their non-profit oranization HeartRebels. www.trailerparkfestival.com

e-Boks Danish Open WTA Tour 2010

SPORT

July 31 - August 8 Experience Caroline Wozniacki on home court in Farum Arena. The first edition of the tennis tournament e-Boks Danish Open, an International-level tournament on the 2010 WTA Tour. It will take place on indoor hard courts in Farum, Denmark from July 31 to August 8, 2010. www.visitcopenhagen.com

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AUGUST

Stella Polaris

MUSIC August 1 In the first weekend of August, one of the most popular traditions of the Copenhagen summer months unfolds in the picturesque park Østre Anlæg: Stella Polaris, the biggest outdoor chill out event in Denmark. It is completely free and attracts a crowd of all types and ages. www.stella-polaris.dk

Cultural Harbour Festival

festivals

August 6 - 8 The Cultural Harbour means three days of dance, music, theatre, artistry and a variety of sports events, in the harbour as well as on the quay. This year the festival proudly presents 80 activities.

www.kulturhavn.dk

Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix

SPORT

August 7 - 8 Classic cars in competition. Takes place in the surroundings of the largest park in Copenhagen – Fælledparken. Classic car exhibition and entertainment for all enthusiasts.

www.chgp.dk

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AUGUST

Tour de Denmark Finish

sport

August 8

Denmark’s biggest annual sports event with more than half a million cycling fans along the Danish roads. This year, the event finishes in Rudersdal north of Copenhagen, on top of Geels Hill. The final laps of the day will be on the 2011 UCI Road World Championship course. Expect to see some Tour de France participants in the peloton. www.postdanmarkrundt.dk

Copenhagen Pride

PUBLIC

August 11 - 15 Copenhagen Pride is an annual event to celebrate the gay, lesbian and bisexual community and their diversity. The highlight of the Copenhagen Pride is always the Annual Gay Pride Parade, moving through the center of Copenhagen. www.copenhagenpride.dk

Copenhagen Fashion Festival

FASHION

August 11 - 15 Alongside one of Europe’s largest fashion fairs, Copenhagen Fashion Festival, a wide range of consumer related fashion events are presented to the public. Copenhagen Fashion Festival includes competitions, parties, fashion lounges, fashion on display, shows and much more. www.copenhagenfashionfestival.com

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AUGUST

Denmark-Germany football

SPORT

August 11 Denmark–Germany (friendly match) football at PARKEN.

www.parken.dk

Crafts Fair at Copenhagen’s Frue Plads

market

August 12 - 14 The Crafts Fair at Copenhagen’s Frue Plads is an annual event, with 140 participants showcasing ceramics, gold and silver jewellery and unique clothing. It is arranged by the Danish Arts and Crafts Association.

www.kunsthaandvaerkermarkedet.dk

Garden Living Fair, Frederiksborg Castle

market

August 13 - 15 At Garden Living Fair in the beautiful Frederiksborg Castle park, exhibitors from Denmark and abroad present the very best of flowers, gardening, food and drink. Special activities for children.

www.gardenliving.dk

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AUGUST

Challenge Copenhagen – Ironman

SPORT

August 15 Swim 3.8 km/bike 180 km/run 42 km. With the location in one of Europe’s beautiful capitals both athletes and spectators can expect a magnificent and unique irondistance triathlon. The combination of historic metropolis and idyllic countryside make this an exceptional experience, never before seen in an iron-distance triathlon. www.challengecopenhagen.com

STRØM

MUSIC August 16 - 22 The Nordic Electronic Music Festival with top Danish and international acts. A week of live electronic music and world class dj’s spread across the city from nightclubs to public spaces like churches and parks. Don’t miss it. www.stromcph.dk

The Malmö Festival (Sweden)

festivals

August 20 - 27 Few festivals are as popular, well attended and well reputed as the Malmö Festival, with about 1.5 visitors over eight days. The festival offers more than 250 live music performances and concerts, a wide range of international delicacies, cultural events, an amusement park and handicrafts for sale. www.malmofestivalen.se

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AUGUST / September

Copenhagen Cooking

FOOD

August 20 - 29 Copenhagen will be alive and cooking with everything the Nordic cuisine has to offer. Visit large food expos, learn how to cook like a pro, or eat at some of the best Michelin starred restaurants at a reduced price. It’s all there, and it’s open to the public. www.copenhagencooking.com

GAM3 Street Basket finals

SPORT

August 28 The biggest street basket event in Scandinavia with 145 teams and a total of 600 players. The event takes place on the City Hall Square and offers lots of action all day long. Free admission.

www.gam3.dk

Swim around the Parliament Christiansborg

SPORT

August 28 Annual swimming competition in the canals of Copenhagen. Not many European capitals can boast that the water around their houses of parliament is clean enough to hold swimming competitions – but Copenhagen can! Come and join a truly memorable experience. www.svoem.dk

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AUGUST / September

Zulu Comedy Festival

COMEDY

August 28 – September 5 Denmark’s only comedy festival. The program presents a broad variation of comedy from stand-up, storytelling, to movie premieres. There are more than 65 shows and 100 performing artists. The Shows are in Danish and English. www.comedyguide.dk

CSC Copenhagen Cycling

SPORT

August 29 Part of UCI Bike City Copenhagen Copenhagen’s biggest cycling event. More than 1,000 cyclists will participate in different cycling events during the day. Also, the Danish elite will race around the Parliament – action packed and spectator friendly. Free admission. www.csccopenhagencycling.dk

DHL Stafetten

SPORT

August 30 - September 3 The DHL relay race is the world’s biggest running event and a major success with more than 130,000 participants.

www.sparta.dk/dhl

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SEPTEMBER

Wednesday Concerts

MUSIC

Every Wednesday Classical music every Wednesday at 5 pm. From September-November. Free admission.

www.onsdagskoncerter.dk

Copenhagen Malmö BMX Race

SPORT

September The best Scandinavian BMX riders compete with a number of top European riders. Preliminary rounds in Malmö on Saturday and finals in Copenhagen on Sunday at the UCI World Cup track. Free admission.

www.cph-malmoe-race.dk

Golden Days Festival

festivals

September 3 – 26 Enjoy the Golden Days Festival theme of “Dangerous Liaisons” and experience 1800s Copenhagen as the scene of sea battles and treachery, adventurousness and the Enlightenment with masked balls and plague parades. The festival offers a wide range of events and exhibitions. www.goldendays.dk

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SEPTEMBER

Kopenhagen Contemporary

ART

September 3 - 5 The contemporary art scene in Copenhagen has reached a strong international position. Visit the best galleries, museums and exhibition spaces. Events include exhibition openings, guided tours, artist talks, debates and much more. www.kopenhagencontemporary.com

Buster, Film Festival for Children and Youth

FILM

September 10 - 20 BUSTER is the annual international film festival for children and youth. The festival focuses on a high level of artistic, ethical and quality entertainment feature films, documentary and short films for young people aged 3-19, subjects and film screenings combined with workshops like art, dance, opera, theatre, sport and climate. www.buster.dk

Art Copenhagen - The Nordic Art Fair

ART

September 17 - 19 Art Copenhagen The Nordic Art Fair proudly presents leading galleries from the Nordic countries. Art Copenhagen is the biggest art fair in the Scandinavia and focusing on contemporary and modern art. The fair is annually attended by art collectors, art dealers, artists, curators, art critics and art lovers from all over Europe. www.artcopenhagen.dk

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OCTOBER

Copenhagen Open Karate Championship

SPORT

October 2 - 3 More than 500 karate athletes from around the world participate at Denmark´s biggest karate event. Action, entertainment and world class karate all weekend.

www.copenhagenopen.org

10:10:10 The Culture Yard opening

public

October 10 10:10:10 - The grand opening of Kulturværftet, the Culture Yard in Elsinore’s old shipyard area. The opening heralds the start of a large-scale cultural initiative and introduces spectacular new architecture on one of the most unique sites in Denmark – neighbouring the world heritage castle, Kronborg. www.kulturvaerftet.dk

Night of Culture

public

October 15 Annual event as a fun run-up to the Danish schools’ autumn holidays in October. One badge gives access to a great number of cultural activities and a new way of seeing the city by night. From 6 pm to midnight.

www.kulturnatten.dk

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OCTOBER

Halloween in Tivoli

public

October 15 - 24 Witches and spooks, fun and scary thrills. The old amusement park opens its gates in October to offer entertainment for young and old.

www.tivoligardens.com

Autumn Mid Term School Vacation

public

October 18 - 22 Many activities especially set up to entertain children are placed in museums around the city.

www.mik.dk

WOMEX

Fair / MUSIC October 27 - 31 Womex is the most important international professional market of world music of every kind. Audiences can enjoy approx. 50 concerts over five evenings. The class acts of genres such as roots, ethnic, folk, traditional and world music guarantees vibrant evenings in Copenhagen. www.womex.com

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NOVEMBER

Sensation

MUSIC November Sensation 2010 will transform PARKEN into a sea of sensational sound from the world’s best DJs accompanied by a spectacular stage show. At least 25,000 happy people are expected to attend -- all dressed in white -- giving their all towards making this a uniquely outstanding experience. www.parken.dk & www.sensation.com

CPH:DOX, Copenhagen Film Festival

FILM

November 6 – 15 Experience the best documentary films at CPH:DOX. Again this year the festival will offer concerts, workshops, parties, art exhibitions and more all over town.

www.cphdox.dk

Book Fair in Forum

Fair

November 12 - 14 The annual book fair in Copenhagen features both Danish and international authors. Enjoy debates, discussions and book signings at this popular event.

www.bogforum.dk

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NOVEMBER

Christmas Market in Tivoli

markets

November 15 – December 30 Tivoli will open its doors for Christmas in Tivoli, which over the years has become a firm family tradition in the heart of Copenhagen. A family tradition offering masses of Christmas trees, presents, elves, stalls and magic. www.tivoligardens.com

Christmas Tree Lighting

public

November 28 Lighting ceremony of the Xmas tree at 4 pm on the City Hall Square.

www.visitcopenhagen.com

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DECEMBER

Wednesday Concerts

MUSIC

Every Wednesday Christmas–Wednesday Concerts at Vartov in Copenhagen.

www.onsdagskoncerter.dk

City-tunnel in Malmö

public

December The opening of the Malmö City Tunnel. The City Tunnel is one of Sweden’s largest infrastructure projects. In the weeks leading up to the opening of train service on 12 December, a number of activities will be held to inaugurate the City Tunnel. Find the official program on the website. www.citytunneln.com

Copenhagen Masters 2010

sport

December 27 - 29 Major badminton tournament with the world’s best players performing in Copenhagen. Falkonér Salen.

www.badminton.dk

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DECEMBER

New Year’s celebration

public

December 31 Countdown at the City Hall Square at midnight.

www.visitcopenhagen.com

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Major Events in Copenhagen 2010