Aarhus Festival was first held in September 1965 and has developed into both an international festival and a major local cultural event. For 10 days every year in August – September the streets and alleys, clubs, stages, galleries and museums of Aarhus are teeming with entertainment and events.
Aarhus Festival is a thematic event and the theme of the year determines the artistic programme. This year’s theme is “big – size matters”. The programme encompasses various forms of art such as dance, theatre, exhibitions, opera, sport, children’s entertainment and a varied programme of music.