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the cultural movements that followed such as the idolization of youth Copenhagen : Blues Festival an abundance of great international and homegrown blues music spread out over the various clubs and venues in the city. www.
Mix Copenhagen The festival formerly known as Copenhagen Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is one of the oldest LGBT film festivals in the world
Royal Copenhagen’s Christmas Tables The Christmas tables at Royal Copenhagen are set by new artists each year, and the exhibition has become one of the most popular Christmas events Copenhagen : Christmas Markets in Tivoli Gardens with beautiful light decorations and wooden stalls selling Christmas items. Also Nyhavn is a canal with beautiful old and historic houses Stalls and decorations are set up along the water, offering traditional Danish Christmas specialties such as æbleskiver (danish donuts/pancakes) and gløgg (mulled red wine).
Yorkshire:Tour de France Cultural Festival www.
London:Houses of Parliament opens to the public check web for dates London:Virgin London Marathon www.
To end Aug
10 - 23 Sept
28 – 05 May 29
06 – 10 17 - 19
18 – 24
04 - 08 June 06 – 09
Klampenborg-Bakken : The world’s oldest amusement park and one of Europe’s most popular. www.bakken. dk
Copenhagen : Tivoli Gardens: One of the world’s oldest amusement Parks that gave Walt Disney the idea for Disneyland
Ribe - Viking Market Hundreds of Vikings, craftsmen, traders, warriors, archers, riders, entertainers etc. will invade Ribe VikingCenter Copenhagen - World Half Marathon Championships The unique mix of the world’s best elite runners and 25.000 recreational runners creates a world class adventure
Copenhagen - Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Copenhagen Carnival - Lots of fun with music, workshops, performances and evening	parades with 120 bands on 8 different stages www.
Aalborg Carnival - 25,000 people joining the Grand Parade. This year’s theme is “Trendy Times”.
Copenhagen : Distortion Crazy annual street party 101+ venues. Free of charge Copenhagen Medieval Market brings you back to the time of knights, Vikings and deadly swordplay with more than a thousand actors. Experience the “Battle of the Nations” (the Historical Medieval Battle World Championship) and go shopping medieval-style at the market with 160 stalls.
Aarhus - NorthSide Festival The rock/pop music festival offers a wide array of Danish and international artists Roskilde: Festival Annual music festival with performances from some of the best rock stars in the world
Copenhagen : Jazz Festival One of the largest and most respected music events of its kind in Europe with over 250,000 guests World Santa Claus Congress Annual event practiced in Denmark for the last 55 years www.
Aarhus - Moesgård Viking Moot
Close to 800 real Vikings gather to recreate the festive market held in the early days of the city of Aarhus. The market offers stalls with interesting articles, craftsmen producing Viking items, archery and many other different activities. The highlights of the Viking Moot are the battles of Viking warriors and the shows performed by fierce horsemen.
Esbjerg - Tall Ships Races almost 100 of the biggest and most beautiful sailing ships attend Odense - Hans Christian Andersen Festivals over 270 events offers fairy tales, imagination and adventure for kids of all ages.
Copenhagen Cooking one of the biggest food festivals in Northern Europe. The festival profiles Danish gastronomy and the New Nordic Cuisine with more than 150 events Copenhagen : Pride Celebrating Denmark’s gay and lesbian community Aarhus: Festival Week This week-long extravaganza brings world-class opera, ballet, theatre, music and much more to the city centre.www.aarhusfestival. com Horsens : Medieval Festival representing all aspects of medieval society with arts, crafts, music and customs
24 - 28
03 – 12
15 – 31 Dec 15 – 22 Dec
To 06 July
13 24 – 27
01 - 03 03 - 25 05
07 – 11 08 – 11 09 - 25
10 – 11 10 - 17
12 15 - 13
16 – 26 17 17 - 24
Harrogate:Flower Show billed as one of spring flower show in Europe
Liverpool:SoundCity Over 400 bands play in over 30 venues. Includes conference and The John Peel World Cup. Brighton:Festival comedy, music, arts, film, dance, theatre performances and workshops. Held in over 240 Stilton:Cheese Rolling Championship. Hundreds of villagers and visitors watch the teams battling for the honour of being called the champion www.
Badminton:Horse Trials The first of the great three- day events, Malvern :RHS Spring Gardening Show www.rhs.
Norfolk & Norwich Festival is the international arts festival of the East of England, featuring the very best in world-class performance, with music, theatre, dance, circus and visual arts as well as hosting free outdoor events throughout the region.
Twickenham Stadium:Emirates Airline London Sevens Rugby Cornwall: Fowey Festival of Words and Music (Previously known as The Daphne du Maurier Festival of Arts & Literature London:Covent Garden 18th May Fayre & Puppet Festival St Paul’s Church Garden, Showcase for Punch and Judy puppetry.
London:Regents Park Open Air Theatres a magical setting for a programme of Shakespeare’s plays, as well as a classic musical. Bath: International Music festival World-class concerts and performances.
Wembley Stadium:The FA Cup Final Biggest event in the football year Lewes:Glyndebourne Festival Opera Glyndebourne Opera House. Features world premieres, new productions and revivals. London: RHS Chelsea Flower Show Undoubtedly unique and undeniably wonderful, Windsor Great Park:The Cartier Queen’s Cup THE polo to watch Bath:International Music Festival Eclectic line-up of classical, world, folk, contemporary and jazz music.
Wentworth: BMW PGA Championship, The beginning of the championship golf season in mainland Britain, and a must for golf enthusiasts
13 – 15 28 - 06
04 - 13 21 - 23 26 – 27
02 – 05 18 – 24
22 – 31
26 -31 28 - 07 Sept
29 - 30
20 - 24 20 – 15 June 22 - 02 June
23 – 26
05 - 21	Copenhagen : Golden Days Festival to enlighten, entertain and engage everyone in the city’s
history.2014	will explore World War I and some of
23 – 08 June Bath:Fringe Festival - various venues. Over 200 performances including music, visual arts, street
arts and outdoor performances alongside children’s events.
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