Aarhus Jazz Festival

Event Highlights in Aarhus and the Aarhus Region

Photo: Aarhus Jazz Festival

There is always something going on in Aarhus and in the Aarhus region. Aarhus is also known to be a city of music with a great variety of stages and genres and you can always join in to festivals all year round.

You will always find something interesting happening - so please find your favorite below.

The calendar is structured like a yearly wheel - from January to December. Therefore, find the Christmas experiences at the bottom of the page.

Århundredets Festival i Aarhus
Photo: Martin Dam Kristensen

The Festival of Centuries

March 2025 (date follows)

The Festival of the Century is a knowledge festival. With its mixture of knowledge, art, and culture, the festival each year turns the spotlight on a particular historical period to create a debate about the lives we live and the society around us. 

SCI-FI-CON festival i Randers


12 - 13 Apr 2025

SCI-FI-CON is the biggest Star Wars and science fiction event in Denmark. It's the very best of science fiction and fantasy in one place - Arena Randers.

SPOT festival i Aarhus
Photo: Søren Rajczyk

SPOT Festival

3 - 4 May 2024

At SPOT Festival you can discover the newest trends for Danish and Nordic music. The festival takes place at different venues in Aarhus where you can enjoy more than 200 concerts and events which includes concerts, music talks, films ect.

Royal Run Aarhus
Photo: Uggi Kaldan

Royal Run Aarhus

20 May 2024

The Royal Run race for runners of all levels of ability is an opportunity to put on your running shoes and join in the tradition sttarted by Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.

Spor Festival Aarhus
Photo: Carlos Suárez

SPOR Festival

22 - 26 May 2024

SPOR is a festival in Aarhus for contemporary music and sound art. SPOR is a festival that thematises, actualizes and promotes the arts.

Aarhus Kræmmermarked
Photo: Lions, Aarhus Kræmmermarked

Aarhus Huckster Market

9 - 12 May 2024

For more than 30 times Denmark’s top traders set up stalls at the Aarhus Huckster Market at ’Tangkrogen’. Most of the traders have taken part over many years, but new ones join every year.

Ragnarok ved Moesgaard Museum
Photo: Klaus Vedfelt

Ragnarok at Moesgaard Museum

24 Maj - 29 June 2024

Experience the battle between gods and giants, a love affair between Liv and Odin's son Balder, angry gods and other myths from Nordic mythology. The experience takes place under the open sky and is staged by The Royal Theatre.

NorthSide Festival i Aarhus
Photo: Thorsten Iversen, NorthSide


6 - 8 June 2024

Every year, NorthSide invites you to a fantastic three-day music festival, where the world’s biggest stars, as well as new rising artists, especially within indie and rock, are presented.

Bestseller Aarhus City Halvmarathon
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BESTSELLER Aarhus City Half Marathon

16 June 2024

BESTSELLER Aarhus City Half Marathon is a half marathon that runs through Aarhus city. The city is completely shut down for traffic during the event.


Hærvejsløbet - The Viking Gran Fondo

29 June 2024

Challenge your inner Viking and participate in the DGI Hærvejsløbet, where you can take part in 11 different distances. Get your bike out and ride on the road, on an MTB, or on gravel. Choose from distances ranging from 40 to 300 km.

Aarhus Pride
Photo: Oliver Schwenn

Aarhus Pride

1 June 2024

Aarhus Pride is a celebration of diversity in Aarhus. The purpose of Aarhus Pride is to contribute to the respect for and acceptance of all LGBT+ persons and make the LGBT+ culture visible in Aarhus.

Viborg Snapsting
Photo: Vivi Sjøner

Viborg Snapsting

21 - 30 June 2024

Viborg Snapsting is a fantastic week packed with culture, debate, sports, partying and free concerts that make the city swing.

Riverboat Jazz Festival i Silkeborg
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Riverboat Jazz Festival

26 - 30 June 2024

Riverboat Jazz Festival brings more than 100 free concerts to Silkeborg in the lovely Danish summertime. 


Flower Festival in Tivoli Friheden

1 July - 11 Aug 2024

This summer, Tivoli Friheden in the heart of Aarhus invites you to Denmark’s largest flower festival. Every day in July, inspiring activities and events will take place in the park, and of course with thousands of beautiful flowers as their centre of attention.

Aarhus Jazz Festival
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Aarhus Jazz Festival

13 - 20 July 2024

Like all good festivals the Aarhus Jazz Festival is continually evolving and has achieved international renown. The whole city is backing the eight days of jazz and at this festival you can experience more than 300 concerts at 30 different venues.

Moesgaard Vikingetræf
Photo: Moesgaard Museum

Moesgaard Viking Moot

Juli 2024 (date follows)

Vikings from all over the world meet at the Viking Moot to recreate the festive markets held in the early days of Aarhus.

Hadsten Gade Grand Prix
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The cycling race Hadsten Gade Grand Prix

Summer 2024

Hadsten Gade Grand Prix is a cycling race in Hadsten, close to Aarhus - where both Danish and international, famous and yet unknown cyclists compete for the victory.

Randers Festuge
Photo: Randers Festuge

The Randers Festival

9 - 17 Aug 2024

The Randers Festival "Randers Festuge" is a recurring annual event during 9 days in August. Over the course of nine days, a splendid programme of musical, art and debate events fill Randers with a wonderful atmosphere throughout the city.

Danish Golf Championship 2024
Photo: Danish Golf Championship

Danish Golf Championship 2024

19. - 25. Aug 2024

The Danish Golf Championship is part of the DP World Tour and is the biggest sporting event of the year in Denmark in 2024. 156 professional golfers from all over the world meet at one of Denmark's best and most beautiful golf courses, Lübker Golf & Spa Resort at Nimtofte in Djursland.

Understrøm i Aarhus Festuge
Photo: Martin Dam Kristensen

The Aarhus Festival

30 Aug - 8 Sep 2024

Aarhus Festival is among the largest cultural events in Scandinavia and showcases both local, national and international artists. Aarhus Festival is highly esteemed and recognized both in Denmark and abroad.

Urban Sports Festival Aarhus
Photo: Peter Brøgger

Urban Sports Festival Aarhus

Sept. 2024 (date follows)

Enjoy the great festival atmosphere that arises around sports, street sports and fun activities when the Urban Sports Festival takes place on Aarhus Ø - right in the middle of Aarhus Festuge.

Danmarks Outdoor Festival i Silkeborg
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Denmark's Outdoor Festival

30 Aug - 1 Sep 2024

Are you a keen user of outdoor activities or are you simply looking to become better at spending time out in the wild? Then come to Denmark’s Outdoor Festival in Silkeborg and try, see, hear and feel the outdoor life.

Food Festival
Photo: Claes Bech Poulsen

Food Festival

6 - 8 Sep 2024

Food Festival is a gathering point for everyone interested in food, a place where you will be entertained and challenged. The festival gathers the best Danish and Nordic breeders, growers and chefs who aspire to create high quality food in balance with nature.

Viborg Animation Festival
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Viborg Animation Festival

9 - 15 Sept 2024

Viborg Animation Festival is Denmark's largest animation festival and a celebration of animation media and the many possibilities of it.

Æbler og høst i Aarhusregionen
Photo: VisitDjursland

The Ebelfestival

12 - 20 Oct 2024

The Ebelfestival is an annual event during the fall vacation where people celebrate the apple harvest and the many possibilities that apples offer in terms of food, art, gastronomy, and craftsmanship.

Jul i Friheden
Photo: Tivoli Friheden

Christmas in Tivoli Friheden

Nov - Dec 2024 (date follows)

Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year in the amusement park Tivoli Friheden when Santa Claus is coming to town.

Christmas in Den Gamle By - The Old Town Museum

Nov - Dec 2024 (date follows)

Treat yourself to a magical Christmas atmosphere and a wonderful nostalgia trip through four hundred years of Christmas history down The Old Town Museum's charming streets with horse-drawn carriages, Christmas decorations, and lit lanterns.



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