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This post provides a list of top things to do in Copenhagen in June, including free activities, family-friendly entertainment, and evening entertainment.

 

 

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TOP 11 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN COPENHAGEN THIS JUNE

Below are our favorite things to do in Copenhagen this month. For more ideas, we have other popular posts about the city:

Keep in mind that multiple attractions and tours are included in various city discount passes


1) Go to a Concert

Springtime is bringing more popular touring musicians to perform in Copenhagen.

 

 

UPDATE: Due to the pandemic, many concerts in Copenhagen have been cancelled or pushed back to a later date. 

For all the options available this month, check out this list of concerts in Copenhagen.


2) See Gabriel Iglesias Live

Gabriel Iglesias became famous for his stand up specials "I'm Not Fat... I'm Fluffy" and "Hot & Fluffy."

As his popularity shot off, he also released or was cast in several movies. He currently has a comedy series on Netflix.

 

 

Iglesias's comedy is a mix of storytelling and sound effects. If you've enjoyed his past work, you'll love his live show!

  • Date: June 1, 2020
  • Location: Royal Arena

Find all the comedy and theatrical shows in Copenhagen here


3) See European Football Championship Games

This year, Copenhagen is one of the cities hosting multiple European Football Championship games!

 

 

Whether you're a diehard football fan or are interested in seeing how the locals show their excitement, there are several matches to attend.

You can find all sporting matches in Copenhagen here


4) Copenhagen Photo Festival

If you’re looking for some art exhibits, the Copenhagen Photo Festival is an annual curation of both fine art and documentary photography by photographers and artists worldwide. 

 

 

Every year you’ll see work from approximately 300 photographers, as well as artistic collaborations, workshops, tours, portfolio reviews, and other events.

The event is spread out over multiple venues across Copenhagen.


5) Take a Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour

If you like the idea of learning from a guide but also want freedom to skip right to where you're most interested, a hop-on-hop-off bus tour might be the perfect option for you. 

In Copenhagen, there are multiple routes with approximately 30 stops between all of them. Audio guides are available in over 10 languages. 

 

 

It's also great if you want a tour and transportation all in one, making it easy to return to interesting spots. Depending on the ticket, this bus tour could get you where you want to go in Copenhagen for a few days.


6) Save Money With a Tourist Pass

If you’re planning to visit multiple attractions or take more than one tour, chances are a Copenhagen Tourist Discount Attraction Pass will save you a lot of money off retail admission prices.

 

 

 Here are a few attractions and tours listed on various Copenhagen passes: 

  • Copenhagen Canal Tour
  • Kronborg Castle
  • The National Museum
  • The Planetarium
  • Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus or Boat Tours
  • Copenhagen Zoo

Depending on which pass you choose and how many attractions you can fit into each day, you should be able to save at least 20% – 50% or more. 

If you plan on using public transportation, at least one pass includes a city transportation pass, and another includes a hop-on-hop-off bus tour.

For more details, please read our post covering Copenhagen tourist attraction discount passes.


7) Distortion Festival

 Distortion Festival is an annual celebration of dance music and street dancing and culture. It happens every year for 5 days after the first Saturday in June. 

The festival grounds will hold 4 different stages for live, rave, disco, and tekno music and dancing. 

 

 

2020 artists include Octo Octa, John Talabot, Kolsch, TR/ST, Danielle, and others from all over the world. 

The festival organization itself is a non-profit that donates to regional arts, culture, and social projects. 

NOTE: This festival is for attendees 18+. 


8) Copenhell Festival

If you’re a fan of rock or metal music, Copenhell is a music festival you won’t want to miss. 

The festival’s aim is to bring a balance of favorite classics and new music. They do that and more, since the festival also brings metal fans from across Europe each year.

 

 

Copenhell has been around since 2010, so you know the organizers know what they’re doing! 

Full-weekend passes are available, as well as one-day passes. 


9) Take a Walking Tour

June means summer weather and some of the longest days you'll find in this northern city. Take advantage with a walking tour! 

There are several pay-what-you-like walking tours that cover the city centre with daily routes. Discover the best modern spots and attractions to see, as well as learn a historical overview of Copenhagen.

 

 

Our free walking tour page also lists self-guided tours.  

Foodies will be delighted to discover local cuisine with a food tour. 

To cover a bit more ground, there are quayside bike tours and downtown segway tours.  


10) Go on a Scavenger Hunt

Hans Christian Andersen is known as the prolific Danish writer who published many of the fairy tales that we still love today. How better to discover Andersen’s city than with a scavenger hunt?

This app will take you past the famous Little Mermaid statue as well as the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale house.

Find more information on the scavenger hunt here.

 

 

And on June 27, 2020, the CluedUpp Games app is coming to Copenhagen. This wizard-themed scavenger hunt game has been going around the world.

Purchasing a ticket will give your team access to the app, and you'll be competing against other teams throughout the day to solve the riddles. 

Find more information on Witchcraft & Wizardry Copenhagen.


11) Leading Ladies Swing Festival

Swing dancing is popular the world over, and if you’re looking to learn or level up your skills, you should check out the Leading Ladies Swing Festival! 

 

 

People of all genders are welcome to attend as lead, follow, or switch dancers. The festival was created to promote and celebrate women instructors who dance the lead role. This year, teachers are arriving from the US, UK, France, Sweden, and the Netherlands! 

Class tracks are sorted by minimum experience - either connection and musicality or moves and variations.

Lessons will include lindy hop, balboa, collegiate shag, and other themed tracks. 

 


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About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo, Washington.org, and more.
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