Aal around Aalborg: Aalborg in red, used items sale for students, tour of Aalborg for UCN students, and more!

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Looks like another gorgeous weekend. Lots of stuff going on outdoors, much of it connected to ‘Aalborg i Rødt.’ But also a lot of music-related events and student-focused activities. Have a great weekend! Events Calendar updated – but not until 30 August, when most activities were over 😦


aalborginredAalborg i Rødt (“Aalborg in Red”) from 26-30 August

Stores in Aalborg have been rolling out the red carpet for the annual “Aalborg i Rødt,” which started Wednesday. (You may have noticed the red tape adorning the windows of many shops.) For the eighth year in a row, shops and city planners have created a program to highlight Aalborg’s commercial and cultural strengths. This year’s program is broad and focuses on providing guests and locals with a fun assortment of events such as the Fashion Event, Unlimited Music Festival, Promenade Concert at Musikkens Hus, a sea kayak race from Nibe to Aalborg, The Color Run, and much more. There are a LOT of activities – you can see the full program on VisitAalborg’s site here (only in Danish, unfortunately; thank goodness for Google Translate!). Here is another list, on the municipality’s website. Don’t forget that today, Friday, 28 August, stores in central Aalborg will participate in Day & Night, for which they stay open until 22:00. 


Big Used Items Sale – especially targeted at students – tomorrow in central Aalborg!map

A store that sells used items has collected everything useful to students and will put it all out on the street at Løkkegade 20 tomorrow, Saturday, 29 August from 10:00 to 15:00. Cups, plates, utensils, pots and pans for 10kr. each (or 15 pieces 100 kr.) Cheap furniture, pictures, interior stuff, wooden boxes, Teak furniture, designer furniture and lamps, 600 vinyl records, ceramics, art and photos will also be available for purchase. Bring friends and cash! Here is the FB page.


Other events

#HappyMoves kicks off a series of 11 events in Aalborg with a bang today, Friday, August 28 from 17:00 to 20:00. You can try out panna, parkour, street yoga, and more – or just hang out with your friends. A DJ will provide participants with music for an evening filled with energy and a positive mood. Find them on the waterfront! All activities are free and everyone is welcome. Click here for a more complete list of the activities you could join in on.


Summer party in Aalborg Øst for students in youth housing (but all are welcome!) – from 14:00 tomorrow, Saturday, 29 August to 2:00 am Sunday. Live music, free food, cheap beer, sports – what more could you want? Sponsored by Himmerland Boligforening, Spar Nord Fonden, Trekanten bibliotek & kulturhus and 9220. Bus service to the site is plentiful. See the FB page for a lot more info.


OFF, a space for exploring electronic art and music, presents in cooperation with Platform 4 tonight, Friday, 28 August from 14:00 until 3am tomorrow a series of musical acts, including headliners Kenton Slash Demon. Tickets 50 kr. Click here for more info (in Danish and English) and a link to ticket sales.


Friday Night Skate – Friday, 28 August from 19:00 at the waterfront. Free to join. Remember to wear reflective clothing. See the FB page here.


Sparkling Sound Festival at Platform 4 – tomorrow, Saturday, 29 August from 20:00 to 2:00 am the next morning. See the FB page here.


Grand Opening of new night club WONDERLAND Spritten in Aalborg – tomorrow, Saturday, 29 August from 22:00 to 5:00 the next morning. Free entry for UCN students who show ID at the door between 22:00 and 22:30. More info here for UCN students. Info here for everyone else (entry 100kr).


The Danes call themselves Vikings, but some take it quite literally – back to the times when the warriors ruled the land and region. There is a club of people, called Ihwar, who train to fight like the Vikings did and they are starting their training season next Tuesday, 1 September from 18:00-22:00 at Sønderbroskolen. All are welcome. This could be an interesting club to join and meet Danes! See the FB page here.


UCN Ambassadors have organized ‘Tour Like A Dane’ (a tour of Aalborg) next Thursday, 3 September from 16:00. Click here for more info.


Aalborg Kongres & Kultur Center has begun selling tickets for the performances booked at the location through the next year. Click here to see whether any interest you.


3 thoughts on “Aal around Aalborg: Aalborg in red, used items sale for students, tour of Aalborg for UCN students, and more!

    Katie said:
    August 28, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Hi 🙂 Is the party: Summer party in Aalborg Øst going to be held tonight (28.8.) or on Saturday? Because on the fb page is written that it starts on Saturday. Thanks 🙂

      sarahinjylland responded:
      August 28, 2015 at 4:27 pm

      Oops – sorry! You’re right – it’s Saturday. I’ll correct that.

        Katie said:
        August 28, 2015 at 4:30 pm

        Okay 🙂

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