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Audience in front of state at Wall of Sound festival in Horsens, Denmark

Cultural events in the Coastal Land

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Go out and experience life! Horsens, in particular, is known for its love of music and culture but there are also cultural initiatives and events in the smaller towns and islands that make the holiday enjoyable.

Satisfy your need for experiences at one of the many concerts and shows at the venues of Horsens New Theatre, Kulisselageret, The Prison, or Forum Horsens.

If you are looking for free entertainment, you can visit one of the summer’s many city or harbour festivals where music and other entertainment are regular parts of the programme.

Libraries are underestimated as venues for activity, but they actually put on a lot of good events all year round – for free and often family-friendly. Also, locate the area’s art markets, flea markets and food markets which are always super-cosy.

See our selection right here.

City or habour festivals

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Horsens Medieval Festival (Horsens Middelalderfestival)

Experience the nerve-wracking knights’ tournaments, the eccentric entertainers and make a bargain with the stallholders at Northern Europe’s largest medieval festival. Every year, the modern city of H...

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Hou Harbour Festival (Hou Havnefest)
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Hou Harbour Festival (Hou Havnefest)

Hou is turned topsy-turvy when this year's port festival kicks off in the second weekend in July. As usual, the port festival offers a wonderful mix of harbour fun, sports, music, partying and enterta...

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Snaptun Clam Eating Festival (Muslingefest)
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Snaptun Clam Eating Festival (Muslingefest)

The cosy harbour and marina in Snaptun is transformed into a festive party and buffet with free clams once a year in a maritime setting at Horsens Fjord. 

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Juelsminde Harbour Festival (Havnefest)
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Juelsminde Harbour Festival (Havnefest)

Juelsminde Havnefest is the biggest harbour festival on the Danish east coast. 

Juelsminde Havnefest is ALWAYS in week 28 – From Wednesday to Sunday.

 

There is FREE ENTRANCE all days to the festiv...

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Palsgaard Sommerspil
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Palsgaard Sommerspil

Every summer, you can experience a beautiful and well-produced musical performance in the enchanting setting of the lovely park at Palsgsaard Manor

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International Fair for Crime Fiction (Krimimessen)

Northern Europe’s biggest festival for crime fiction is held every spring behind the walls of FÆNGSLET (the former prison) in Horsens. This is your chance to meet some of the most well-known Nordic an...

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Horsens Theatre Festival (Teaterfestival)
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Horsens Theatre Festival (Teaterfestival)

Horsens Theatre Festival is a unique opportunity to explore and experience a broad selection of Danish performing arts for young audiences. The festival presents about 35 Danish performances of the hi...

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Markets

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Sondrup Market (Marked)
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Sondrup Market (Marked)

You will find the cosiest flea market in Denmark on the first Saturday of July in Hundslund between Odder and Horsens. Experience more than 100 merchants, a funfair, a classical car and tractor gather...

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Fever-Tree Festival
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Fever-Tree Festival

Come along for cosy summer atmosphere at the manor Serridslevgaard near Horsens for this annual celebration of gin & tonic. You can taste more than 250 different types of gin, enjoy delicious food, or...

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Arts and Crafts Market
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Arts and Crafts Market

The Arts and Crafts Market is a fully-fledged event where you can buy exciting and unique products. Have a look at the many stalls where talented artists sell their own quality products.

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Christmas markets

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Christmas market at FÆNGSLET
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Christmas market at FÆNGSLET

Christmas at FÆNGSLET is one of the year's first and biggest Christmas markets and is held every year in November at FÆNGSLET in Horsens. Here, you can experience everything that a good Christmas mark...

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Christmas market at Denmarks Ferguson Museum
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Christmas market at Denmarks Ferguson Museum

Christmas market at Denmark's Ferguson Museum among the world's largest Ferguson collection.

  • Sales by the shopkeepers
  • Arrival of Santa Claus
  • Sale of christmas trees
  • Horsecarriage trips
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Christmas market at The Industrial Museum
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Christmas market at The Industrial Museum

The second weekend of December is all about christmas at Denmark’s Industrial Museum. Since 1993, the Industrial Museum has ignited the christmas spirit and invited you to a cosy break from the stress...

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