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- Start Date:
- September 16, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
- End Date:
- September 18, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
- Varied Solvang Locations
- 1639 Copenhagen Drive
Solvang, CA 93463
California’s premier Danish heritage festival, “Solvang Danish Days” (www.solvangdanishdays.org), triumphantly returns in 2016 to celebrate its 80th anniversary with a three-day event weekend line-up set for Friday through Sunday, September 16 through 18, 2016. Solvang Danish Days 2016 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.
Solvang Danish Days, which honors the 1911 establishment of Solvang by Danish-Americans, 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 Aebleskiver, the iconic Danish pastry rounds; 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 feature events on Saturday evening such as the Danish Days Dinner Dance, and the Solvang 2nd Century Street Party* featuring live music.
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®.
Solvang Danish Days is on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/SolvangDanishDays and twitter.com/DanishDays.
* All details surrounding the 2016 Solvang Danish Days Viking Encampment and the Solvang 2nd Century Street Party – including the actual events, themselves – are tentative. All events listed here, are subject to change or cancellation.