5 Copenhagen spring events you CANNOT miss

There’s nothing like spring in Copenhagen. After a long, dark and cold winter, it’s finally getting brighter, lighter and warmer outside. In true herd instinct style, Danes rush outside to shed the feeling of winter and welcome and embrace the feeling of spring. 

What are you waiting for? Join the happy crowd, run outside and welcome spring by participating in one (or more!) of these popular spring events in Copenhagen.

Påskebryg in Nyhavn

Every year around Easter, Tuborg premieres their easter beer Påskebryg (Easter Brew) or ‘Kylle Kylle’, as it is popularly called. Danes love their beer, and Danes love when winter is over – they can finally shed the huge puffer jackets and run outside to enjoy the lighter, warmer weather after a long, dark winter. 

Join the celebration that spring is here by enjoying a Påskebryg at one of the bars with outdoor seating in Nyhavn. But don’t be fooled – just because Danes sit outside and enjoy their beer, doesn’t mean that it’s warm. Make sure to dress appropriately!

Sakura Festival

Every year, spring is here when the Sakura Festival takes place in Copenhagen. This is where the pink cherry blossoms are celebrated as they are finally in full bloom. In 2020, the festival takes place in Langelinie on the 18th and 19th of April. The festival is two days of a full program with a small market, a kimono show and Haiku poetry – celebrating all things Japanese.

If you can’t get enough of the blooming cherry blossoms, make sure to visit Kirsebæralléen (The Cherry Blossom Boulevard) on Bispebjerg Kirkegård. Note that this spot is wildly popular and well-visited, so if you’re planning to enjoy the view for yourself, you might wanna do it early in the morning. If you make your way to Bispebjerg Kirkegård, you should visit Grundtvigskirken – a majestic, grand church in a distinct design.

Fredagsrock (Friday Rock) in Tivoli

Every year, Tivoli lines up a mighty great concert program with huge names that will do a concert every Friday in Tivoli from spring to fall. Going to these concerts is a great way to have fun and enjoy concerts without breaking the bank. The price of the concert and entrance to Tivoli is 175 dkk. If you want to see more than one concert, you can benefit from buying the Tivoli season ticket that lasts a year and grants you entrance to Tivoli every single day that the amusement park is open. The season ticket costs 350 dkk.

Tivoli hasn’t yet published the concert program for 2020, but it keeps updating the information on celebrities coming to Fredagsrock. In 2019 some of the concerts were by Lauryn Hill, Jason Derulo, Tom Jones, and Mø. No doubt that the 2020 Fredagsrock program will include lots of great shows by great stars. 

The opening of Reffen

After a long winter, Reffen, the outdoor street food market in Refshaleøen is finally opening again. That means you can get back to enjoying light, Scandinavian spring and summer nights while indulging in delicious street food from all over the world. Reffen opens in April – so grab your bike like a true Dane and take a trip out to Refshaleøen. 

Beer, Nyhavn, cherry blossoms, concerts and street food – what a great springtime this is going to be! While Copenhagen treats you with great activities that mark the celebration of spring, make sure you have a nice place to stay. You can find some of the coziest apartments in almost all areas of Copenhagen, right here at the Sanders Stay website.

About the author:

Born and bred in Copenhagen, Caroline Sølver is the expert when it comes to everything Copenhagen, from the hippest spots to get your coffee fix, the nicest views, and the hidden gems. Caroline runs her own personal lifestyle blog Silver Stories and a podcast Silver Talks in which she shares her life, living between Copenhagen and NYC, where she runs a cafe with her partner and is currently working on two more guidebooks for NYC and Copenhagen. Follow along for her best tips to Copenhagen. 

@carolinesoelver/ www.silverstories.dk