On Saturday 22nd August 2015, Menningarnótt (Culture Night) will be held in Reykjavík for the 20th time.
Despite the name, the Culture Night is not a stuffy event filled with lectures and conferences – all the opposite! The Culture Night is one of Reykjavik‘s biggest festivals, featuring many street entertainments, food stalls, concerts and celebrations all over town: in the streets, square, museums, and even in some private homes and workplaces! Let us give you an idea of the type of celebrations: a popular regular event on the day's programme is the waffles-and-coffee snack in the Þingholt neighbourhood, where several residents open up their homes and offer coffee and dessert to all passers-by. Doesn’t it sound fun?
The Festival closes with a concert downtown and a large firework show at midnight, by the Harpa music hall.
If you are in Reykjavík on the 22nd, we warmly advise you check out the programme at www.menningarnott.is – whatever your age and tastes, you are bound to find some fun events to your liking!