Copenhagen Carnival 2024

10:00am 17 May - 12:00am 19 May, 2024

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen Carnival 2024: A colour explosion of magic

Copenhagen Carnival is an annual carnival event that takes place in the city of Copenhagen, Denmark. The three-day event takes place each year during the Whitsun Holiday and has developed into the largest world music festival in the country.

The event annually welcomes more than 2000 artists and groups and over 100,000 visitors.

“With lots of activities and entertainment for both children and adults, in a colour explosion of magic, glittering sequins and rhythmic music, we welcome you to Copenhagen Carnival in Pentecost” 

Your experience at Copenhagen Carnival

The event features eight phases committed to different types of music ranging from samba and steel pan to electronic and more. The main event is the Copenhagen Carnival Parade, which takes place on Saturday. The parade moves from Kongens Nytorv to the City Hall Square along the road Stroget.

The following day features a procession in Faelledparken, which paves the way for the final night of festivities. The festivities feature a range of workshops, exhibitions, activities and more.

Best views of Copenhagen Carnival

Copenhagen Carnival takes place in the City Hall Square ‘Radhuspladsen’ in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Things to do in Copenhagen

The city of Copenhagen features a number of popular attractions. One of the most iconic and picturesque attractions is Nyhavn, the canal that runs through the city and features colourful buildings along the harbour.

You can find a number of bustling bars and restaurants along the Nyhavn. Nearby, you can also find the Tivoli Gardens, a 19th-century amusement park with rides and attractions.

Heading outwards of the city centre, you can find Christiansborg Palace, a historic palace with stables, which regularly features tours and showcases the changing of the guard.

Other popular attractions include The Round Tower; a 17th-century tower with an observatory, the 17th century Rosenborg Castle; and The Little Mermaid sculpture and landmark.

Where to stay 

Taking place in the heart of the city, there is a range of accommodation options available in and around Radhuspladsen. Hostels, hotels, Airbnbs and more are readily available throughout the city.

Popular nearby hotels include The Square, Hotel Alexandra and First Hotel Kong Frederik; all located within walking distance of the event. You can explore all the nearby accommodation options on the map below.

How to get around

The city of Copenhagen offers a frequent and reliable, round the clock public transport service, making it easy to travel to and around the city. The nearest airport is Copenhagen Airport, located approximately 15 minutes from the city centre. Visitors can take the train from terminal 3 directly to Central Station.

You can also take the metro if you are travelling to Kongens Nytorv or Nørreport. Bus route 5C also travels directly to Copenhagen Central Station, City Hall Square and Nørreport stations. Travel time by bus is approximately 30-35 minutes.

When travelling around the city, the easiest way to get around is via metro. The metro service runs 24 hours a day and trains are available every 2-6 minutes. Trains are also available, running from 5:00 am to 00:30 am.

There are also a number of bus services available. The A-buses are the main buses in the city centre of Copenhagen and services are available every 3-7 minutes, operating 24 hours a day. The S-buses are available every 5-10 minutes during rush hour and every 20 minutes outside of rush hour and are significantly faster than the A-buses due to limited spots.

Visitors can purchase a City Pass, which gives unlimited access to buses, trains, the metro and harbour buses in zones 1-4. City Passes are available for 24, 48, 72 or 120 hours.

Visitors can also purchase a Copenhagen Card for unlimited access to transportation. The card also provides free admission to over 80 attractions and museums, as well as discounts on a number of restaurants, cafes, activities and more.

Copenhagen Carnival 2024 Dates

The next carnival will be hitting the streets in the Danish capital on May 17-19, 2024. 

Photo Credit: Copenhagen Carnival

Denmark Travel Tips:

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Spend money wisely: Take public transport and dine in from time to time are common saving tips during traveling. How to spend money wisely in Denmark? Make use of technology. There’s an app for everything.

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One thought on “Copenhagen Carnival 2024

  1. Doris anyango says:

    Will come to this carnival

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