The biggest events of the year in Fjordlandet

Roskilde, Lejre and Frederikssund have events and happenings all year round 

Get an overview of the biggest events that are worth traveling to the Fjordland for – and put a cross in the calendar right now!

Light Festival in Roskilde

January 27, 2023

Take your family for a beautiful evening on Roskilde’s cultural streets. See Roskilde City Center shine in the winter darkness, from 17.00 – 22.00.

Climate crisis and energy crisis and festival of lights may not belong together – and yet. Experience an energy-saving “Living Light Festival”. Because even if we have to save on electricity, we still need to get together.

Stensbølgård Økologisk Landbrug og Gårdbutik

Organic Farm day- The cows are set free

April 16, 2023

True to tradition, all the organic cows in Fjordlandet come out on grass every year for Eco Day. Take the family for a nice day in the country, where in many places there are lots of activities for both children and adults.

All organic cows are out all summer long, where they get plenty of fresh air and munch on the frech grass.

Ledreborg Slot og slotspark

Ledreborg Lifestyle Days

26 – 29 May, 2023

Ledreborg Lifestyle Days are exciting days with inspiration in Garden, Housing, Art, Gastronomy, Outdoor and Health.

There are plenty of experiences and activities for both children and adults.

Ledreborg Lifestyle Days are held at the beautiful Ledreborg Palace, which with its beautiful and unique surroundings forms a fantastic setting for the exhibition. Ledreborg arranged, as the first in Denmark, their first lifestyle exhibition in 1995, which was inspired by the English flower shows.

Experience local art

May 26 – 29, 2023

Explore small and large artists in Fjordlandet.

Artists, artisans, galleries and art workshops throughout the Fjordland invite you to exciting exhibitions within all art forms and for all tastes. Take family and friends under your arm, pack a food basket and head out into the Fjordland to the many unique and exciting artists in the beautiful landscape. Every day from 11.00-17.00

Roskilde Dyrskue-Fjordlandet

Roskilde Dyrskue / Roskilde Animal Show

June 2 – 4, 2023

Roskilde Animal Show is Denmark’s largest animal show and outdoor machine exhibition.

There are lots of experiences and interesting facts from Danish agriculture for the whole family. Spend an entire day at the animal show and experience well over 1,000 animals. See when the animals are judged and when the big ring is filled with an amazing horse show.

In addition to the many stalls, animals and large machines, there is a large food exhibition, with a long list of local producers of high quality food for you to enjoy.

Frederikssund Vikingespil

Frederikssund Viking Games

June 23 – July 16, 2023

Summer time is Viking time! On horseback and with deadly fencing fights, Frederikssund Vikingespil recreates the atmosphere of the Viking Age with a dramatic outdoor performance of power, desire, love and comedy.

Roskilde Festival

June 24 – July 1, 2023

Roskilde Festival is Northern Europe’s largest festival, which has existed since 1971. Every year, more than 30,000 volunteers create the framework for a folk festival for people of all ages and with interests in all genres of music.

It is not only music that is at the center of Roskilde Festival, but also art, activism, camping and freedom. The festival has a strong focus on sustainability and collaborates with several universities and researchers to create new solutions.

Opera Hedeland

August 5, 11 and 12, 2023

Opera performance in 2023: Cinderella

Rossini’s humorous opera performance ‘Cinderella’ about the stepdaughter Cinderella, who is kept as a maid and who wins the prince’s heart to the great envy of her two stepsisters.

Ledreborg Slot og Slotspark på Ledreborg Allé ved Lejre - barokanlæg - rundvisninger - træklatring - events - møder - Come2Live koncerter

Come2Live Slotskoncert

August 16 – 20, 2023

Visit Ledreborg where Come2Live invites to an open-air concert in the garden at beautiful Ledreborg Castle.

Here, there is a common singing, dancing and cosiness in beautiful, green surroundings in front of the castle – an experience you rarely find elsewhere.

Experience the amazing “Mama Mia”-musical.

Snake City Jazz Festival

SnakeCity Jazzfestival

August 23 – 27, 2023

Fluctuating jazz rhythms and a terrific atmosphere are what awaits you in Slangerup, when the Snakecity Jazz Festival takes place every year in the month of August!

There is program every day with something for everyone; children’s jazz, huge parties and swinging jazz rhythms

Store Hestedag 2022

Store Hestedag

September 2 – 3, 2023

Shows, shopping & competitions for Denmark’s largest outdoor horse and dog event with lots of fantastic horses and dogs. There are experiences for the whole family at Dyrskuepladsen in Roskilde.

Program for 2023 is ready in August.

World Heritage Day


Come to World Heritage Day and find out more about how Roskilde Cathedral’s red brick has placed Roskilde on the world map.

Roskilde Cathedral has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its unique architecture, and has thus come together with world-famous monuments such as the pyramids in Egypt, the Taj Mahal in India and the Great Wall of China.

For første gang vil dagen også være en fejring af, at Vikingeskibsmuseets arbejde med at bygge både efter gamle metoder, og hele fællesskabet med frivillige bådelaug, der sammen vedligeholder og sejler bådene, er optaget på UNESCOs liste over menneskehedens immatrielle kulturarv.
Roskilde Kunstforening

Roskilde Open – Art exhibition

November 11 – December 10, 2023

Experience a fantasitc exhibition of art from both renowned and up-coming artists, hosted by Roskilde Art Association situated in the beautiful Yellow Mansion in the centre of Roskilde city.

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