Solvang Danish Days

Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 12:00 AM — 12:00 AM


Tentative Schedule, please check back often for updates. 

Solvang Danish Days Map 2016
Solvang Danish Days
Æbleskiver Breakfast - 8:30am – 12:30pmVelkommen til Solvang!

Have an Æbleskiver Breakfast on Copenhagen Drive & First Street, just $7 per person (with Danish sausage, $8). Why wait in line for your Æbleskiver feast?! Buy your Æbleskiver Breakfast tickets in advance, and get to those yummy pancakes, that much faster…

Old World Artisans Marketplace - 9:00am

Demonstrations and artisanal hand-crafted items including Scandinavian arts & crafts, woodworking, papercutting, rosemaling, fabric art, jewelry, pottery, and the ever-popular Danish Sisterhood Booth.

First Street Solvang Merchant Walk - 10:00am – 6:00pm

Stroll Solvang’s First Street for a peek at wares from numerous local, unique-to-Solvang merchants, without leaving the main Danish Days festivities. Select merchants at the "Walk", will also offer Danish Days deals in their storefront location.

Kid’s Korner - 10:00am – 4:00pm

Snacks, beverages, games and fun in Solvang Park! Featuring LEGOS and the supervised Play & Rest Area.

Viking Encampment  - 10:00 am - 4 pm

The Ravens of Odin (Norse Educational Group) host a Viking Encampment in Solvang Park, this year. HIstorical re-enactments bring Viking times to life!

Living History Festival 10:00am – 5:00pm

Elverhoj Museum of History & Art. Artisans, craftspeople, storytellers and interactive activities for all ages. Free. 1624 Elverhoy Way, 805-686-1211 or

Randel McGee as Hans Christian Andersen - 10:30am & 1:00pm

Young and old alike will enjoy listening to hours of tales from Denmark’s favorite author. Saturday readings: 10:30am at the Hans Christian Andersen Museum, 1:00pm at the Elverhoj Museum of History & Art.

Viking Beer & Wine Garden - 11:00am – 10:30pm

Enjoy an outdoor beer & wine garden; supports the Solvang Danish Days Foundation. (You must be 21 years of age or older to enter the Viking Beer & Wine Garden and to purchase alcoholic beverages.)

Free Æbleskiver Eating Contest - 11:30am

Who can eat the most aebleskiver in 5 minutes?! Corner of Copenhagen Drive & First Street. All ages welcome.

Danish Days Organ Concert - 1:00pm

World-renowned concert organist, James Welch, is “Bach” to entertain guests with the “lighter side” of the organ, in his Danish Days concert featuring a mix of lively tunes from across the centuries, folk melodies, and hits from Baroque to Broadway. Don’t miss this year’s concert on the Phelps pipe organ at Bethania Lutheran Church, 603 Atterdag Road (suggested $5.00 donation for concert).

Danish Days Parade - 2:30pm

Catch all of the action including the Solvang Village Band atop the Carlsberg Beer Wagon, floats, equestrians, Village Dancers and more. (Line-up starts at 1:30pm on First Street, between Molle Way and Oak Street; parade begins by turning east on Copenhagen Drive, then north on Alisal Road, west on Mission Drive, south on Fourth Place, east on Copenhagen, south on Second Street, finishes at corner of Oak Street near Solvang City Hall.) As always, everyone is invited to join the fun: There is NO CHARGE to participate in the parade; download the Danish Days parade application here.

FREE Concert Line-Up - 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Featuring a line-up of live bands performing on the Midgaard Pavilion Stage in Parking Lot 2, in downtown Solvang, adjacent to the Danish Days Viking Beer & Wine Garden. All ages welcome; must be 21 years or older to enter Viking Beer & Wine Garden. Concerts are free and open to the public. Bands and set times, TBA.


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