September 15, 16, and 17, 2023
The 2023 Solvang Danish Days theme is Kom Sammen or Come Together
$ Dane For A Day VIP ticket bundle
The 86th Annual Solvang Danish Day 2023
Start your day with some tasty Æbleskiver then browse Danish and Nordic crafts, arts and gifts at the outdoor Old World Marketplace. Enjoy the Danish-style beer garden serving Danish beer - Carlsberg, meet "Hans Christian Anderson" at Elverhoj Museum, enter the Lego contest, take the Food & Photo Tour and see a Viking Encampment. There are 3 parades, concerts all day, Danish Maid and food eating competitions to keep you entertained.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2023
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2023
Celebrating the establishment of Solvang by Danish-Americans in 1911, experience costumed Danes, Aebleskiver eating contest, Axe Throwing, Food & Beverages and more!
The weekend's varied offerings include activities for all ages ranging from
the iconic Danish pastry, Aebleskiver; to a Danish-style beer and wine garden
serving Danish import, Carlsberg beer, alongside local brews, wines and festival
eats; to an axe throwing arena; interactive history lessons at the Elverhøj
Museum of History & Art; story time sessions with Hans Christian Andersen; to a
guided Solvang Food & Photo Tour; and, an Old World artisanal crafts
About the Solvang Danish Days Foundation
In early 1995, the Solvang City Council approached Santa Ynez Valley residents from long-established, local Danish families and other interested groups about possibly setting up a non-profit foundation - Solvang Danish Days Foundation - to formally plan and organize the increasingly popular, annual Danish Days festivities.
Since Solvang Danish Days' modest beginnings in 1936, when
the festival debuted to commemorate the village's 25th
anniversary, the event has set out to celebrate Solvang's Danish
heritage with authentic food, music, dancing, parades, live
entertainment, and family activities.
All events listed here are subject to change or cancellation. Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.