Reykjavik Culture Night to focus on Hlemmur square this year

The up-and-coming Hlemmur area is the focus for this year's Culture Night which takes place on Agust 19th. 

Culture night is both created and enjoyed by city residents and takes place all across central Reykjavik, with celebrations in the streets and squares, in museums, businesses and residential gardens! The event’s slogan ‘come on in!’ is a reference to good old-fashioned customs of Icelandic hospitality.

Reykjavik Culture Night marks the start of the city’s cultural year, when museums and theatres and other cultural institutions launch their annual programme of events. The main objective of Reykjavik Culture Night is to deliver a diverse and rich offering of cultural events from 1-11pm, ending with a magnificent firework show by the harbour. All events are free of charge for everyone to enjoy. Reykjavik Culture Night is organised and produced by the events team at Visit Reykjavik, in collaboration with other city departments, organisations, artists, societies and countless others.

In an announcement from the City of Reykjavik it states that Hlemmur will be the focus of this years festival. "The area has been in rapid build up in recent months with the new Hlemmur Mathöll food halls opening very soon." 

Amongst the events at Hlemmur will be live music on a stage and a food festival and theatre performances. 

Culture Night comes to a close late in the evening with fireworks at Reykjavik Harbour. 

For the whole programme for August 19th visit the Culture Night website HERE. 

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