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Magical summer evenings in Tivoli

Tivoli has lots on offer to entertain you with no extra cost once you have paid the entrance.

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By Bente D. Knudsen

Planning your trip to Tivoli by checking the events and the day’s program is really worthwhile.

During the summer evenings there are also a range of activities to entertain, something goes on every day.

However, if you are looking for weekend entertainment, don’t miss out on the Friday and Saturday evenings.

They are full of music and dance to delight you topped with the amazing evening light show, Illuminations on the lake – which by the way take place every evening.

The light show when dusk has fallen at 22:30 is a vast understated title.

The light show itself is full of surprising elements with fire and music all combined in an elegant dance on the lake and in the surrounding trees. The best place to view it is to get in the front row on the bridge.

Don’t miss it – and get there in advance as once it starts, visitors rush to get a good view.

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Friday evenings the Tivoli Garden’s  largest music entertainment is the  Friday Night Rock evenings on the large open air stage, Plænen.

During July and August on select Wednesdays you can enjoy som great jazz music on either the stage called Orangeriet or the open air stage Plænen.

Some of the best Danish  jazz musicians will perform accompanied by the Tivoli Ensemble. Check the day’s progam, music will start at  19:00, 20:00 and 21:00.

On select Saturday nights another delightful musical entertainment are the Saturday Night Hits when different musical bands invite the audience to enjoy music and maybe even a dance or two from the open air stage Plænen at 21:00.

Once the music starts, the music is so enticing as the singers and band put on an extraordinary performance that it attracts plenty of surprised visitors who did not check the programme in advance and find their way lured by the music to enjoy it.

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Not to miss either are the performances at the Pantomine theatre, placed right next to the main entrance and with plenty of seating possibilities, both benches and more comfortable deck chairs.

The stage has great ballet and comical performances on offer, they delight both the young and old, and no Danish is needed (or any other language for that matter) to enjoy the dancing and music.

During select August evenings enjoy the special potpurri of ballet dances from world famous Danish ballet choreographer August Bournonville (1805-1879)  – on stage excerpts from the Flower Festival in  Genzano and Naples, 3.act.

At 20:00 on 2,3,8,9,10,16,17,23,24 and 26 August.

Check the program to find a performance to enjoy.

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Starting 26 August until 10 September, the Tivoli Flower Festival will delight your senses, the gardens were always full of flowers but  they seem to have grow in quantity, size, shape and form during the festival.

Finally, if you go on a Saturday evening, do plan to stay long enough to enjoy the fireworks.

They start at 23:30 and are fired from the top of the concert hall, the best place to enjoy it is on the spot in front of Plænen.

No need to worry about someone standing in front of you: you will need to look up into the sky to enjoy the splendour of the illuminated sky above Tivoli.

Tivoli has a very detailed English language website where you can find information about all the activities and events as well as a daily programme- find it here.



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