The Aarhus Festival

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.

Events for everyone

Art and entertainment spill through the streets, alleys, clubs, galleries and museums of Denmark’s second-largest city in what is one of Scandinavia’s largest cultural events. There will be an array of dance, exhibitions, contortionists, sports and children’s entertainment, as well as an ever-reliable musical line-up.

Royal affiliation and rich history

The patron of Aarhus Festival is HM Queen Margrethe II and the Mayor of Aarhus is Chairman of the Festival Board. The festival is held in late August and early September. Aarhus Festival was first held in September 1965 and has developed into both an international festival and a major local cultural event.

Festival app

You can downloade the Aarhus Festival app in App Store and Google Play.

The Theme

Aarhus Festivals theme for 2017 and 2018 is 'bridging' and througout the festival the city build bridges across art form, city discticts, ages, knowledge, interests and experiences. The theme for 2016 was "Upside Down".

The programme for 2018 is to be announced. 

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Opening hours

31/08/2018 - 09/09/2018 Monday - Sunday

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