What to do in August in Copenhagen
What to see and do in Copenhagen this August!
August is the time of year when we've enjoyed our summer off and are ready to get busy enjoying the city's many events and bask in the long sunny days and even longer nights! With plenty of events taking place around town from Fashion Week to Food Festivals, it's a great time to visit us! As Northern Europe’s capital of cool, here in Copenhagen there are so many things taking place that it's lucky that there’s more day to fit all the food, fun and fiesta into!
Copenhagen’s is recognised as a leading light in setting global fashion trends, and twice a year, the fashion crowd descend on the city to celebrate the hottest new couture on the planet as Copenhagen Fashion Week arrives.
If you want to see first-hand what the beautiful crowd will be wearing in the coming year then make a date with the runway 7-10 August.
Be part of the action as fashion fever hit the city- this isn’t just for the jet set anyone who loves fashion can join events, including talks, sales and parties! Be there and be the height of fashion!
Rock out at Friday Rocks!
Every Friday at Tivoli until 21st September
We all love to party, and who doesn’t like catching the latest and best of world music while taking in a must-see spot on the tourist trail?
During the summer, the world-famous Tivoli Gardens gets down to the sounds of live music at Friday Rocks - or Fredagsrock, a series of free (except for the park entrance fee) outdoor evening concerts which run each Friday during the summer until the 21 September.
Take a chance to join the festivities with a selection of Scandinavian and world acts with bands including Danish hip-hop sensation L.O.C, 80’s legends A-HA, and hot new talent Alex Vargas, to name just a few! For more information about who will be taking to the outdoor stage and to book your wild night out visit here
Come along to Copenhagen Pride 2018 and be part of the city’s biggest celebration and most outrageous party! All you need to do is get your wristband for 50DKK to support Pride and enjoy your drinks in Pride Square. And of course get yourself to the parade on Saturday!!
If you love to party then you won’t want to miss the annual Gay Pride celebration from 14-19th August 2018 in Copenhagen.
With a programme that includes free concerts, workshops, debates and of course parties, then make sure you get along to Pride 2018 to enjoy a celebration of all things LGTB and also takes a serious look at political and social issues with LGTB rights in Denmark and worldwide. Copenhagen Pride hits a peak with a high-energy parade through some of the city’s coolest areas - this is a highlight for all those celebrating and a great place to join in - in the company of thousands of your newest friends!
Revving up for action at Copenhagen’s Historic Grand PrixAugust 4th-5th
If you’ve always fancied a go at life in the fast lane then make a date with Copenhagen’s Historic Grand Prix race on the August 4 and 5. This established event is a chance to celebrate and see classic motor sport cars taking each other on in a stunning race on a 2.5km track in a specially transformed Bellahøj Park.
This is a weekend given over to all those wannabe rev heads out there. If you tire of the wheel spin, this is a place where you can pick up a motor sport memento, have lunch or simply to admire all those cars straight out of a James Bond movie-after all there will be 50 historic F1 cars on show!
To join the carnival of speed visit here
High flying fun
If you love an adrenalin buzz then make sure that you’re harbour side for the Red Bull Cliff Diving on August 25 against the knock-out backdrop of the regal Amalienborg Palace.
Not only is this a chance to watch some death-defying aerial acrobatics but better still, the action is all taking place at a heady 27 meter in the air from the roof of the famed architectural landmark of the Opera House! Watch a parade of the world’s most daring and accomplished cliff divers literally taking flight! To find out more visit here
Foodie heaven at Copenhagen Cooking and Food Festival
When in one of the most exciting places to eat in the world, don’t miss a chance to be part of the taste and cultural extravaganza when the Copenhagen Cooking and Food Festival opens its doors to all us foodie fans.
Over ten days, 24 August- 2 September, you get your teeth around some the best Scandinavian food on the planet with 100 food related events taking place. There’s a veggie festival, a world of drinks and cocktails and an amazing harvest feast on the street where you chow down with strangers to celebrate outdoor eating at its sociable best!
The festival is super sociable and many of the events are in English to make sure as many people as possible get their chance to sample what makes Copenhagen a food mecca to culinary enthusiasts.
To warm up those taste buds and find out more visit here
Visit Langelinie Park
Langelinie Park is a local treat and a great place to chill out, have a picnic, walk among the flowers and trees, and check out the locals! There are also numerous monuments here and the pier and promenade stretch down to the Little Mermaid statue. It's a great strolling area and has interesting waterfront views, so enjoy this idyllic walkway!
So make sure you don’t miss out on a city that’s so buzzing with fun and activity this August!
Stay at Copenhagen Downtown Hostel
Book your bed with us at Copenhagen Downtown Hostel for the best place to sleep in Copenhagen! We have a cool retro design hostel in the city center and a lively bar with live music Tuesdays and Thursdays and an underground club for bigger events and parties. We are proud of our international atmosphere with local vibe and welcome you to enjoy your stay with us!
We have both private rooms and shared dorms to enjoy, along with chill out space, communal dinners, a great breakfast buffet and some of the best happy hour prices in Copenhagen at our bar.
We are also part of the Europe's Famous Hostels network, being the hostel of choice for the Genuine Backpacker, as part of a network of over 50 hostels across Europe. Find out more about Famous Hostels here www.famoushostels.com
Copenhagen Downtown is a proud member of Famous Hostels - stay with us for a #GenuineBackpacker experience.