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It is always nice to visit Odense, but especially when the city is full of happy people who enjoy the atmosphere for one of our major events. There is always a reason to go, but especially during the summer months. Festival themes range widely from flowers through short films to gastronomy.

Odense is the city of festivals. All year round there are magical festivals, magnificent concerts and thought-provoking events of all kinds to give you new experiences and inspiration.

One of the biggest festivals is the magical Hans Christian Andersen Festivals, which every August creates a magical atmosphere throughout Odense, with impressive light shows, concerts and Hans Christian Andersen-themed performances on every street corner, setting the scene for a fantastic experience.

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Photo: Niels Holmgård

In June, Tinderbox is the setting for Denmark's 2nd largest music festival, where many international artists visit Odense every year. Here you can experience pop, rock and techno of all kinds, and take part in one of Denmark's biggest parties together with the locals.

In addition to the festivals mentioned, Odense offers the Odense International Short Film Festival, Odense Flower Festival, Magic Days (fantasy festival) and many more. These festivals are held in late summer and autumn.

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