78th Annual Danish Days Are Here!

Solvang, CaliforniaGot an appetite for aebleskiver? Ready to meet some Vikings? Want to hear Danish music and do street dancing?

Solvang, CaliforniaAND see original artwork and the premiere of a new TV show featuring Solvang? It’s all happening this weekend during the FREE 78th annual Danish Days from Friday, 9/19/14 through Sunday, 9/21/14. Sponsored by the charitable Solvang Danish Days Foundation, this activity-filled weekend honors the founding of Solvang by Danish-Americans in 1911.

You can enjoy three parades (Friday night Torchlight; Saturday afternoon Main Parade and Sunday afternoon Children’s Parade.) Experience “living history” at the Elverhoj Museum.

13- Danish Days 2008-AebleskiverMakerThere’s delicious aebleskiver breakfasts followed by an aebleskiver eating contests on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The Danish-style Beer & Wine Garden serves Carlsberg, local brews and wines on Friday night and Saturday. The Ravens of Odin, a professional Viking re-enactment group creates an authentic camp in Solvang Park adjacent to the Kids’ Korner featuring a huge LEGOS ® make-your-own craft tent plus free concerts including Manne (Danish duo straight from Denmark).

At the opening ceremonies, meet 2014 Danish Days Maid Angelique Heron. Then, see world famous folk artist Eric Dowdle, host of Public Television’s “Painting the Town with Eric Dowdle,” who’ll present the premiere of his new 30-minute TV show “Painting the Town: Solvang” and unveil his new, original painting, “Solvang, Danish Village.” Come be a Dane for the weekend! Don’t miss any of these festivities! You can view complete schedule at www.solvangdanishdays.orgDanish Days Logo