- Start Date:
- September 17 @ 8:00 am
- End Date:
- September 17 @ 4:00 pm
- Downtown Solvang
First Street and Copenhagen Drive
Solvang, CA 93463 United States
California’s premier Danish heritage festival, “Solvang Danish Days”
Returns in 2023 to celebrate with an event weekend line-up set for Friday through Sunday, September 15 through 17, 2023. Solvang Danish Days will once again provide attendees with a total Danish immersion experience while helping to preserve Solvang’s authentic Danish heritage.
Sunday, September 17, 2023
8:30am – 12:30pm
Have an Æbleskiver Breakfast on Copenhagen Drive & First Street,
10 am – 12:30pm pm
Solvang Danish Days LEGO Building Competition
Watch the building process as three of California’s top LEGO builders compete against each other…
10am – 2pm
Activities, games and fun in Solvang Park! Featuring the popular LEGO® Tent, plus more experiences TBA!
10am – 4pm
Rune Reader, Tracey Boyer
Genuine rune reader, right in Solvang Park. FREE for your entertainment, so step up and ask the rune stones about your fate.
11am & 1pm
Randel McGee as Hans Christian Andersen
Sunday readings: 11am at the Hans Christian Andersen Museum (at The Book Loft), 1pm at the Elverhoj Museum of History & Art.
Relax under the trees in Solvang Park, and laugh with Comedy Industries; Scott Meltzer and Katrine Spang-Hanssen
Parade begins at Atterdag Square (corner of Atterdag Road and Copenhagen Drive), and meanders down Copenhagen to Solvang Park. All children and families are welcome to join this charming event, no charge, costumes encouraged.
Danish Days Closing Ceremony in Solvang Park
All three of our Danish Days Maids (2020, 2021, 2022) close the festive weekend. The vaudevillian antics of Comedy Industries to follow.
Danish Days boasts plentiful free entertainment during the weekend with thre 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®.
In addition to the VIP ticket package, those looking to gain quicker entrance to Saturday’s and/or Sunday’s Aebleskiver Breakfast(s) may purchase tickets for the Breakfasts online, in advance.