What party events are popular in Denmark?

Party events in Denmark. Photo by Helena Lundquist. Distortion.

The picture is from Distortion, Copenhagen.

Aalborg Carnival
Aalborg Carnival is a big carnival with up to 100.000 spectators watching along the parade route. It’s a huge party for everyone involved and, if you want, you can be a part of the Grand Parade. The carnival occurs May 26th. If you want to know more about it you can check it out here.

Copenhagen Distortion
Distortion is the biggest street festival in Denmark. It happens in the streets of Copenhagen and is hugely popular. The party isn’t located in one street, but has a new place every day. People travel from all over Denmark and from other countries to attend. There is nothing like it in Denmark, so don’t miss out. Distortion occurs between May 30st and June 3rd. You can find more information here.

Karrusel in Odense
Karrusel is another street festival inspired by Distortion, but it’s located in Odense. It’s a three day festival from Thursday to Saturday. The festival changes location every day and is becoming more and more popular. Karrusel is yet to be announced in 2018. You can find more information here.

Kapsejlads in Aarhus
Kapsejlads in Aarhus is a very popular one-day event in Denmark. It’s a race in boats in one of the lakes in Aarhus. The different educations of Aarhus University are competing against each other. People come there to see the race, drink and just to have a good time. More than 30.000 people attend the event and you should go there if you have the opportunity. The event is mostly for students. The video below is from 2015:

J-dag and 25th of December
J-dag, or J-day, is a huge celebratory day to go out in Denmark, because it’s the day that the “Julebryg” (Christmas beer) comes out. It’s one of the busiest days for Danish nightlife – you might even think it’s too busy. In 2017, J-dag will take place November 2nd. Another day worth mentioning is the 25th of December – the day to go out. Everybody has Christmas dinner with their family or friends.

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