Known for its beautiful waterfront,charming cobblestoned shopping streets and lively bar environment, Aalborg constitutes a worthwhile destination any day. But on 20-28 May, when the city explodes with colours, costumes and music, it offers something out of the ordinary. With three major events – Stjerneparaden, the main parade; the children’s carnival; and the International Parade, a parade for carnival groups from all over the world –the carnival is by far Denmark’s biggest.“Right now, we are one of the ten biggest carnivals in the world, and that is all thanks to our visitors spreading the word and bringing along their friends. The carnival has become one big festival for the city; it’s a week when everyone, children and grown-ups, has fun and party together.