How would you describe July in Denmark? Slow paced, no morning traffic, it feels like lots of things are paused for at least three weeks. Because well, they are - people are on holidays, catching some sun in the South or enjoying hygge time with their families in summer houses.
Soon August will kick in with major annual and small rising festivals, as well as a bunch of many other events, which sometimes might be difficult to get to know about. Therefore, this time I have hand-picked events in Odense, which I would personally love to attend.
Odense Middle Age Days
August 2 - August 6. Paid entry.
Tusindårskoven takes you back in time to the Middle Ages. Fighting knights, hand-made crafts, the sound of skins and whistles, and the smell of stewed piglets. I guess there will be some enjoyable meals for veggie lovers, too?
Find the event on Facebook.
Junk Yard Days 2017
August 4. Free entry.
Junk Yards Days invites for a day at Stige Ø filled with activities. Acrobatic and music performances, second-hand market. For car lovers - come and see American cars and old-school mobiles. Among other workshops, Repair Café Odense will help you fix your broken things.
Junk Yard days on Facebook.
Summer tango in Eventyrhaven
August 2, 9, 16, 23. Free entry.
Argentine tango rhythms invites to dance, or watch and enjoy a beer! I would like to say under the blue sky, but who knows - it’s Denmark. Introduction for beginners takes place 18-19 o’clock and continues with social dance 19-21.30 o’clock every Wednesday at Café Siesta.
Check who of your friends are attending the event on Facebook.
Dynamo new circus festival
August 11 - August 12. Paid entry.
Dynamo - a workspace for circus & performing arts invites to the first new circus festival in the old warehouse in the industrial part of Odense harbour. Acrobatic performances, aerial dances and other circus experience which makes your breath stop for a while.
More details about the event on Facebook.
August 16. Free entry, sign up required.
The first gig in August has a waiting list already, but you still have a chance to sign up for this one. The premise is simply - Sofar Sounds invites you for a concert in a secret location with secret bands. You will get to know the location 24 hours before the concert. Who’s playing? Will find out in the concert.
Sign up and get to know more here.
August 15. Free entry, sign up required.
No, there is no 24-hours nightclub in Odense, things here are on a slower pace. But on the 15th of August you are invited for a morning with groovy music and a party if it would be 3 am! The action starts at 6.30, don’t oversleep!
How to sign up for Breakfast Beat? Find the link and the full programme here.
Star gazing at Stige Ø
August 22. Free entry.
Grab a blanket, some snacks and go star gazing at Stige Ø with people from Munkebjergskolens Observatorium. Stige Ø area is enough far away from the city to watch the stars and enjoy the moonlight with no special equipment needed.
More information here.
August 25 - August 27. Free entry
Many tiny galleries hides in the streets of Odense, have you visited any? This time the king of the galleries in Odense - Brandts invites you to explore exhibitions at Galleri Weber, Galleri Flintholm, Galleri5000 and Galleri Rasmus, as well as Brandts13.
Gallery Weekend on Facebook.
What event are you looking forward to the most in August? Let me know in the comments and be awesome - tell your friends about the upcoming events in Odense too!
Picture credits: Odense Middelarderdage, Junk Yard Odense. Birgitte Carol Heiberg (fyens.dk), Dynamo, Brandts.