Copenhagen Jazz Festival; July: Listening to jazz is what to do in Copenhagen in July: it’s everywhere, all month long. If you don’t want to splash out on tickets, there are dozens of free performances and impromptu street gigs.
Hamlet Live, July-August: Held at Kronborg’s Castle in Helsingør (the supposed setting for ‘Hamlet’), this annual theatre festival celebrates the castle’s Shakespearian connections with performances, exhibitions and tours led by costumed characters.
Copenhagen Pride; August: Copenhagen is one of the world’s most LGBT-friendly capitals. During the annual Pride celebration, there are events all over the city. City Hall Square becomes Pride Square for the duration.