August is the month for festivals and street parties in Copenhagen.
One of the best and most colourful festivals is Copenhagen Pride, which has been voted The Best Street Party by the readers of the highly respected city guide AOK.
The party culminates on Saturday 18 August at 4 pm at the City Hall Square.
Colourful and Unique Party
“It is one of the most colourful and unique parties in Copenhagen,” wrote the city guide AOK as it awarded Copenhagen Pride the title as The Best Street Party in Copenhagen. Copenhagen Pride is a six day festival high-lighting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual culture with free movie screenings, concerts, debates, parties and of course the popular parade through the city.
Must-do’s at Copenhagen Pride 2012
Copenhagen Pride 2012 invites the entire city to celebrate diversity as the Pride Parade marches (or more correctly dances) its way from Frederiksberg Town Hall to Copenhagen City Hall on Saturday 18 August at 1 pm.
The party culminates at 4 pm with the free open-air concert on the City Hall Square. The concert is hosted by pop star Julie Berthelsen and fashion personality Jim Lyngvild, who expect around 40,000 happy spectators.
Make sure to buy advance tickets for the official Pride Party, AllRights CPH, at KB3 in the meatpacking district on Saturday 18 August, and recuperate at the official Pride Brunch at Restaurant Kronborg on Sunday 19 August.
Event: Copenhagen Pride 2012
Place: Copenhagen City Hall Square, Copenhagen
Date: Tuesday 14 to Sunday 19 August, 12 Noon till late
Price: Most events are free. If you buy your drinks at Copenhagen Pride’s bars you will help ensure an even better festival in 2013.
More Information about Copenhagen Pride
Find the complete programme for the LGBT festival at Copenhagen Pride.
And remember, Pride parade and free open-air concert take place a leisurely ten minute stroll from Avenue Hotel.