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- Start Date:
- September 18, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
- End Date:
- September 20, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
- Varied Solvang Locations
California’s premier Danish heritage festival, “Solvang Danish Days” (www.solvangdanishdays.org), triumphantly returns in 2015 to celebrate its 79th anniversary with a three-day event weekend line-up set for Friday through Sunday, September 18 through 20, 2015. The 2015 Solvang Danish Days theme – “Skål, Til Vores Forældres Børn”, or “Cheers, to our parents’ children” – will be celebrated during this year’s event, which honors the 1911 establishment of Solvang by Danish-Americans.
Solvang Danish Days 2015 will once again provide attendees with a total Danish immersion experience, while helping to preserve Solvang’s authentic Danish heritage, and will offer a “Dane For A Day” ticket bundle package for guests looking to “live like Vikings” throughout the event weekend.
As Danish Days approaches its 80th birthday, the festival continues to expand upon its varied activities, melding more modern Danish practices with traditional ways, yet still exemplifying everything Danish. The weekend’s numerous offerings, encompassing activities for all ages, range from fan-favorite food events surrounding the iconic Danish pastry rounds, Aebleskiver; to a Danish-style beer and wine garden serving Danish import, Carlsberg beer, alongside local brews and wines; to a historical reenactment in the form of a Viking Encampment; to chainsaw wood-carving demonstrations, an Old World artisanal crafts marketplace and a contemporary Solvang merchant walk.
Admission to Solvang Danish Days is free, and entertainment options abound during the weekend with three parades, folk dancers and Danish musicians performing in spots scattered about the town, plus three feature events on Saturday evening: the Danish Days Dinner Dance, a fundraiser entailing a Danish-style barbeque followed by live music and dancing; the Solvang 2nd Century Street Party, featuring live music; and a special “MADS MEN” fundraising concert at the outdoor Solvang Festival Theater, with two-time Grammy Award-winning Danish violinist, Mads Tolling, who will blend “old” and “new” as he performs instrumental hits from the 1960s “MAD MEN” era.
Solvang Danish Days also aims to please the next generation of Danish Days fans with multiple pass-times, including story-telling sessions with Randel McGee as Hans Christian Andersen, and a “Kid’s Korner” in Solvang Park featuring LEGO®.
More information about Solvang Danish Days, including a full history of the event, updated 2015 event schedule and details, parade applications and complete contact information, is available at www.SolvangDanishDays.org. Solvang Danish Days is on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/SolvangDanishDays and twitter.com/DanishDays.