• The festival is a non profit organization that was started in 2013 by a group of business persons passionate about their city and the authorship of Hans Christian Andersen.
  • H.C. Andersen Festivals is a week long festival held in the city centre of Odense, the hometown of the famous author Hans Christian Andersen.
  • The festival takes place every year in August (week 34).
  • During the festival you can experience more 500 cultural activities - and more than 90 percent you can experience for free.
  • The content of H.C. Andersen Festivals is guided by five central concepts from the works of Hans Christian Andersen, identified and defined by the H.C. Andersen Centre at the
  • University of Southern Denmark.
  • The five concepts provide inspiration for the multitude of national and international artist joining the festival each year. Within the world of Hans Christian Andersen, there is room
  • for imagination, tradition and innovation at the H.C. Andersen Festivals.
  • The festival’s payoff is “Anything Can Happen”.