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- Start Date:
- September 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
- End Date:
- September 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
- Downtown Solvang
- 1639 Copenhagen Dr
Solvang, CA 93463
California’s premier Danish heritage festival, “Solvang Danish Days” (www.solvangdanishdays.org), returns in 2019 to celebrate its 83rd anniversary with an event weekend line-up set for Friday through Sunday, September 20 through 22, 2019. Solvang Danish Days 2019 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, wines and festival eats; to a historical reenactment in the form of a Viking Encampment in Solvang Park; to interactive history lessons at the Elverhoj Museum of History & Art; to an axe throwing arena (NEW for 2019); a guided Solvang Food & Photo Tour (also, NEW); restaurant and bar promotions scattered about the town, and an Old World artisanal crafts marketplace.
Solvang Danish Days boasts plentiful free entertainment during the weekend with three parades, Danish folk dancers and musicians performing in spots all over town, plus an afternoon and evening of free, live concerts on the Midgaard Pavilion Stage in the middle of downtown Solvang, adjacent to the Viking Beer & Wine Garden. Solvang Danish Days also aims to please the next generation of Danish Days fans with family-friendly pass-times, including a “Kid’s Korner” in Solvang Park featuring LEGO®.
Returning to Solvang Danish Days this year, is a town-wide restaurant promotion; participating Solvang eateries, bars and food shops 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.