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The 10 biggest festivals in Odense

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Odense is known for being a festival city and there is something going on almost all year round. We start out in early summer with a tasty Rosé Wine Festival and finish with the fantastic Christmas Market during the two first weekends in December. These are the biggest 10.

Festivals in Odense

From flowers to fairy tales, from music to short film documentaries, from the environment to fantastical creatures and magic - our festivals have a broad range and the city centre is buzzing all summer long. Take a look at the 10 biggest events below in chronological order:

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Rosé Wine Festival Odense
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Rosé Wine Festival Odense

The Rosé Wine Festival Odense takes place in the heart of the city's Latin Quarter, and on this lovely May day you can taste 15 wines, primarily from local importers and retailers. You can also buy di...

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Tinderbox Music Festival in Odense
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Tinderbox Music Festival in Odense

Tinderbox in a multi-genre music festival in Odense, Denmark. Returning for a fifth time to the Tusindårsskoven forest, the festival is a celebration of the best in electronic, pop, rock, indie and ur...

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H.C. Andersen Festival Plays
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H.C. Andersen Festival Plays

Every summer the Hans Christian Andersen Festival Plays in Odense perform a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen in the open air museum The Funen Village.

In 2022 the play will be based on the story a...

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Odense Flower Festival
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Odense Flower Festival

Welcome to this year's Flower Festival 

Visit Odense and enjoy all the impressing flower decorations in the city centre. We offer something for everybody - art, culture and entertainment can be enjoyed...

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Spoken Word Festival
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Spoken Word Festival

Like the title suggests - spoken word festival for Danish artists. The festival showcases storyslam, rap, lectures, poetry, poetry slam, work shops, story telling and stand-up.

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Hans Christian Andersen Festivals
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Hans Christian Andersen Festivals

Hans Christian Andersen Festivals

Hardly is the Flower Festival over before a new festival starts and brings Odense to a boil.

Hans Christian Andersen Festivals offer fairy tales, imagination, adventure...

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Carl Nielsen Festival
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Carl Nielsen Festival

Look forward to a fantastic potpourri of classical music experiences with some of the world's most talented symphony orchestras, musicians and conductors this summer.

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Odense International Film Festival

Odense International Film Festival is a Danish film festival with a long and successful tradition.

Since it's first appearance in 1975 OFF has strived to be the cosiest, most courageous and adventurous...

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Generator Study Start Festival
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Generator Study Start Festival

Odense's big annual study start festival Generator is a huge party filled with music for every taste. In addition to the many concerts, we also have several lounge areas where you can relax and wait f...

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Magic Days Fantasy Festival
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Magic Days Fantasy Festival

Magical Days is Odense's fantasy festival for the whole family. Make your own magic wand, potion or experience the many other magical activities.

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