Aal around Aalborg: street art bicycle tour, entrepreneur festival, lopper på havnen, Den Blå Festival, and more

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This week’s post is a bit on the brief side of things. Life is getting busier (or, should I say, my schedule is getting fuller?) so I haven’t had as much time to devote to this post as I usually do. A couple of highlights plus a short list (summer holiday ends this weekend, at least for school children and their families, so we can expect an uptick in activities from next week) – I hope you find something below for you! The Events Calendar has been updated.



streetartStreet Art Aalborg bicycle tour

Come take a bike ride and learn about Aalborg’s street art tomorrow, Friday, 7 August, starting at Gallery Kirk at 16:00. You will be able to experience Aalborg street art in a whole new way during Gallery Kirk’s guided tour of the city, where you can learn more about the paintings and the artists behind them. Cycle over and have a pleasant afternoon! Price: 100kr. (I assume the tour is in Danish.) You can read a bit more about it here.


iværksætteriIvækerksætter Festival (“Entrepreneur Festival”) this Saturday

This Saturday, 8 August at Karolinelund an event dedicated to inspiring and helping entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-to-be will take place from 12:00 to 17:00. The event is free of charge and open to everyone. Here is the program (please note: all talks will be in Danish):

12:00: Arrival
12:30: Welcome by host Thomas Thomsen, KONXION & Young Enterprise
12:45: Talk by Jeanett Kaare, Weltklasse
13:15: Talk by Jens Kruhøffer, JK Innovation
14:00: Networking Lunch – Bogo sandwiches can be purchased; free Vitamin Well water will be given out
15:00: Talk by Benjamin Philip, DUCK Denmark
15:30: Panel discussion: Mayor Thomas Kastrup-Larsen, Alderman Mads Duedahl & Mads Peter Veiby
16:00: Talk by Christian Sommer
16:30: Talk by Per Topp, Sales Trainer
17.00: Goodbye and thank you by host Thomas Thomsen

Throughout the talks representatives of several organizations will be available to provide advice and act as sparring partners for attendees. The organizations include: Business Aalborg, Kulturforvaltningen, Væksthus Nordjylland, Business-Network, IgangZ, Kickstart Aalborg, Business Lift-Off, Infolink Kurser, PwC, Advokatfirmaet Vingaardshus. Here is the FB page.


lopperLopper på Havnen – second-to-last of 2015 this Sunday!

You may have been to one of these monthly flea markets, but in case you haven’t this is one of the most visible and best organized in Aalborg. On Sunday, 9 August the second-to-last ‘lopper på havnen’ of 2015 will take place (the last one will be 13 September) from 11:00 to 16:00. The weather is supposed to cooperate – why not stop by?


The Blue Festival (Den Blå Festival)

Den Blå Festival, featuring blues and jazz musical performances, will take place in various locations in Aalborg from 12-16 August. Entry to most concerts is free, while a few locations will charge an entrance fee. Locations include: Aalborg Main Library, John Bull Pub, Aalborg Slotskro, Duus Vinkjælder, Klaverstemmeren, Studenterhuset, Restaurant Kronborg, Cafe Frederiksberg, Kystens Perle, Søgaards Bryghus, Susan Himmelblå, Huset, Hasseris Kirke, Langes Kunsthåndværk, La Casa Latina, Zorba, Viva, and Andy’s. To see who’s playing and when, visit the festival web site here.


Other events

Jazz music at Folkets Parlament – Friday, 7 August from 22:00. Actually, every Friday this month at the same time. Just show up!

Kira Burundi Culture Festival in Skørping – Saturday, 8 August from 14:00 to 20:00; roughly 30km south of Aalborg center, Skørping will be the site of a fashion show with show design clothes from Africa, traditional dance show, the opportunity to purchase a traditional meal and talks with stories and pictures from Burundi. See FB page here.

Last treasure hunt at ‘Costa del Nordkraft’ indoor beach for children this year – Saturday, 8 August at 17:00. Children can go hunting for gift cards, ice cream, or beach toys.

Children’s flea market at Føtex Eternitten – Sunday, 9 August from 10:00 to 13:00. Children will be selling their used toys and clothing at cutthroat prices. Go by and buy!


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