Selected events on Samsø in 2023

February 17-18
Nordby Food and Street Kitchen Festival
More than 10 local chefs allow their imagination to flourish cooking exciting dishes. In addition, talented chefs visit from all over Denmark.
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April 2 + April 9 + April 16 + April 23
Four cycling Sundays in April – SamBiosen
Get hit by the cycling fever when SamBiosen invites you to four activity days with cycling in focus. There will be activities, fun and competitions, accompanied by spring’s four big cycling classics on the big screen. Everyone, regardless of age and cycling skills, can participate.

April 4-6
Chamber music days
Artos, Ensemble Hermes and Søholm present three chamber music concerts and a passion concert.
The Passion Concert will be about human passion, suffering, death – and hope. With the reading of e.g. HC Andersen, Shakespeare and Rilke.

May 3-20
TWISTED FOREST – a human imagination game
A live interaction game in the forest at Ballebjerg with you in the main role. On the surface it is an ordinary forest, but you encounter beings, objects and experiences that make you see both the forest and yourself in a new way.

May 12-14
Samsø Cup 2023
Samsø offers supreme conditions for sea trout fishing, and with a coast line of more than 120 kilometres of beautiful littoral stretches rich in fish, meaning there is room for lots of participants. And with everything from fiords to spectacular open coasts round the whole island, it is never difficult to find a sheltered place. There will be attractive prizes for the winners

May 28
Samsø’s Best Open Potato Sandwich 
The island’s restaurants will participate in the competition to create “Samsøs bedste kartoffelmad”. The audience can build their own sandwiches, whilst having a nice chat with their fellow participants. The panel of judges consists of famous names from the national food and restaurant industry.

June 3
Opening of Morgan Pit Lane
Opening of intimate racing theater at the Morgan Garage in Besser. There will be a parade with three racing cars. Live music, beer and food.

June 3-4
Sommer i By (Summer in Town)
Each year on the first Sunday following Pentecost, local residents ride “Sommer i By”. Beautifully decorated horses and their riders ride through Nordby with banners and flags. The horses are followed by a parade with horse carriages and elegantly dressed passengers. To mark the parade there will be a party, a collective dinner, music and fun in Nordby.

7 – 9 June
Ecco Tour – Thomas Bjørn Samsø Classic
Denmark’s most winning golfer, Thomas Bjørn, is the host of the professional part of this year’s Ecco Tour tournament. Many Danish and foreign professionals participate in the tournament.
Everyone is welcome to follow the tournament on the beautiful golf course.

June 9-11
Strikkeweekend (Knitting Weekend)
Bring your knitting gear, your friends and your family to Samsø for an educational and cosy weekend centred around knitting. Participate in one of the interesting workshops, visit the yarn market or take a look at the knitwear exhibition.

June 10
The idea is that the race is as simple and uncomplicated as possible. The social element and general feeling of togetherness are both given pride of place. It caters chiefly for those who want to do something different from what they usually do. The race includes several distances with 100 kilometres as the longest distance, and half-marathons as the shortest. If you choose the longest distance, you will get a chance to discover the totality of Denmark’s nature in one race.

June 17-18
Samsø Råvarefestival (Samsø Produce Festival)
Participate in celebrating Samsø’s great specialities and produce. Food samples, entertainment, markets, activities for the entire family and much more. On Saturday evening, there will be a big party as well as the Tug of War Championship of Samsø.

June 18
Danish Mølledag (Mill Day) 
Dansk Mølledag draws attention to the country’s old wind turbines, thereby increasing the understanding of the preservation of this part of our cultural heritage. On Samsø you can visit Brundby Stubmølle and Kolby Mølle, which for the occasion has a beautiful and festive programme.

June 29 + July 6 + July 7 + July 13 + July 20 + July 27
Samsø Pianofestival
June 29: Gustav Piekut
July 6: Stephanie Trick & Paulo Alderighi
July 7: Stephanie Trick & Paulo Alderighi
July 13: Filip Michalak
July 20: Christian Sereno
July 27: Thorson & Thurber
Facebook: @samsøpianofestival

Week 28-32
Brundby Rocks
Well-known musicians and stand-up artists, etc. will fill the cozy garden behind Brundby Hotel with a seated and standing audience.

July 4-6
Samsø Childrens’ Culture Festival
Samsø Childrens’ Culture Festival is an initiative where children and families can enjoy themselves, engaging with music, entertainment, theatre, dance, literature, gymnastics, rhythmics, and movement in intimate surroundings and across several days.
facebook: @samsoboernekulturfestival

July 11-13
Viking days in the museum garden
A group of Vikings camp at Samsø Museum in Tranebjerg and invites to activities for the whole family: Combat training, Viking games, demonstration of crafts and needlework. You can enjoy campfire food and mead and make your own flatbread.

July 15
Samsø Traktortræk (Samsø Tractor Pulling)
If you like roaring machines, horsepowers by the bundle, smoke and noise, then Samsø Traktortræk is for you. Participants will come from Samsø and throughout Denmark, and will compete in multiple classes; from the very heavy monster machines to ordinary garden tractors. A pleasant day out for the entire family.

July 16
Samsø Family Run
Come and race in Samsø’s lovely nature. There are 2 km for children, and both 5 km and 10 km for adults. All routes start and finish at Kanhave. It is free to participate.

July 19-22
Samsø Festival
The sunshine island of Samsø reaches boiling point when the cosiest festival in Denmark takes place in week 29. 6,000 happy guests gather for four days to enjoy plenty of good music, cold draught beer and parties with new and old friends. Look forward to, among others, D-A-D, TV-2, Thomas Helmig, Carpark North, Jada, Kesi, Phlake, Saveus and Swan Lee..

July 25-27
Opera days
The Juke Box show “Opera” – The Opera! is a satirical comedy about what happens BEFORE the curtain goes up. Produced by Søholm, directed by Natascha Metherell and once again in collaboration with the Copenhagen Opera Festival.
The performance is part of Opera Days on Samsø, which will offer morning singing, lectures, pop up concerts around the island and something for children.

July 27-29
Samsø Jazz Festival
The programme emphasises a high artistic standard, stylistic diversity and a mix of established names and younger talent which, on Samsø, gathers for mutual inspiration.

August 11-12

Join the debate and help set the direction for a more sustainable Samsø and Denmark. Exchanging ideas, visions and concrete plans will be at the center of a festive weekend with a lot of engaged people..

September 8-10
Samsø Open in darts 
The competition, with its ca. 450 participants is Denmark’s largest club-organised darts event and the days in the halls offer plenty of excitement for both participants and spectators.

October 14
Energy and House Trade Show
Brdr. Stjerne in Besser will host an energy and house trade show where interested house owners can study the latest initiatives in the field of energy friendly solutions for private homes. At this trade show, suppliers and local craftsmen will explain about everything from smart wood burning stoves, heat pumps, and solar cell systems on the roof as well as house renovation in general.

October 14-15
Samsø goes to the dogs
A whole weekend starring man’s best friend. The programme offers dog dancing, rally obedience and not least the crowning of Samsø’s cutest dog. All bipeds have free access to the Samsø Sports Hall and you do not need a dog to take a look.

October 15
Chestnut Festival
Craftsmen, artists and local producers present their autumn products in Nordby. First of all, we’ll pay homage to the edible chestnut and other sorts of nuts and provide information about different sorts, reproduction, sale and stalls but there will also be many other autumn products, artistic performance and children’s activities.
facebook: @kastanjefestival

October 18
Halloween Race in the Samsø Maze
During the Danish autumn half-term break , we open up for nocturnal adventure in the World’s Biggest Maze. Brave people may meet with a very special experience in their attempts to find their way out in pitch darkness. Dare you accept this challenge?

October 19
Store Græskardag (Great Pumpkin Day)
For many years, Samsø has been a major supplier of Halloween pumpkins to the rest of Denmark, and when autumn hits, the fields light up with a pretty orange glow. In October, the pumpkin is particularly celebrated on Great Pumpkin Day where children and adults alike can have a great time carving pumpkins and taking home their works of art.

November 3-4
Lys i Mørket (Light in the dark)
Samsø celebrates the unique night darkness with two eventful days of exciting cultural and food experiences.

November 24
Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Tranebjerg
The biggest Christmas tree on the island is lit in front of the town hall, Anton Rosens Hus.

December 8-10
”Himmel og Jord” (“Heaven and earth”)
Dejlig er Jorden – New Danish Christmas oratorio and Julen har Englelyd with Andrea Pellegrini and Live Strings

Last updated: 23/02/2023 08:46