Once a year, Aarhus Festival makes the city vibrant with life, energy and creativity. For 10 days in August/September every street and alley, club, stage, gallery and museum swarm with art and entertainment. Renowned traditions flourish side by side the new and unexpected.
Aarhus Festival has been an annual event since 1965, showcasing local, national and international artists. Through the years the Festival has been a great success and has grown into one of the largest cultural events in Scandinavia, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014. From the beginning Aarhus Festival has been so lucky as to have HM Queen Margrethe ll as a patron, in 1965 as a crown princess and from 1972 as queen. Being the patron she officially opens the annual Festival.
Urban art, gastronomy and music
Each year, the Festival has a new theme, serving as a frame for the more than 1000 different events and 100 venues. The events vary widely and cover all aspects of art and culture and gathers around 1/2 mill. guests each year. The Festival encompasses theatre, music, art and architechture in urban spaces, gastronomy, dance and everything in between to create a setting of curiosity, culture and creativty.
See you at Aarhus Festival!
We look forward to welcoming you at Aarhus Festival! In 2019 the Festival will take place August 30th to September 8th.
Photo: Martin Dam Kristensen.
Take A Stand
Aarhus Festival is proud of being a part of the Take A Stand movement, that promotes awareness and tolerance for all cultures, genders, races, religions, sexual orientations, colours and origins.