- Start Date:
- September 14 @ 4:00 pm
- End Date:
- September 16 @ 4:00 pm
- Downtown Solvang
- 1639 Copenhagen Drive
Solvang, CA 93463
California’s premier Danish heritage festival, “Solvang Danish Days” (www.solvangdanishdays.org), returns in 2018 to celebrate its 82nd anniversary with an event weekend line-up set for Friday through Sunday, September 14 through 16, 2018. Solvang Danish Days 2018 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 interactive history lessons at the Elverhoj Museum; a Viking Encampment in Solvang Park; an afternoon and evening of free, live rock concerts; to chainsaw wood-carving demonstrations and an Old World artisanal crafts marketplace.
Overall 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. 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®.
Returning for Solvang Danish Days this year, is a town-wide food and drink promotion; participating Solvang restaurants and bars will be “cooking up” something special just for Danish Days weekend, further details TBA.
Solvang Danish Days is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at facebook.com/SolvangDanishDays, twitter.com/DanishDays and @DanishDays.