PREVIEW: Solvang celebrates 74th Annual Danish Days Festival Sept 17-19
Sept 17-19 Solvang, the Danish community, will be throwing a party unlike any other where they will be celebrating their heritage with food, drinks, music and entertainment. Featuring performers music of Krauka from Denmark, Randel McGee as Hans Christian Andersen, historical reenactments by Ravens of Odin, the Fresno Danish Dancers, and the antics and entertainment of Grinn & Barrett.
For Angelenos in the know, the secret word is “Solvang.” If you’re a true wine lover, the word simply puts a sparkle in your eye. Whether you’ve visited several times, or whether you know about it and can’t wait to make the trip up north. Everyone shares the excitement.
Solvang is known as a haven within the wine world of Santa Ynez, about an hour north of Santa Barbara, CA. A little over a mile of hidden gems nestled between wineries, lush scenery and happy locals. Stop in for some specialty chocolates, a taste of wine, a trinket to remember your time, or an amazing meal – made just for you.
On Friday September 17, in the Concert in the Park by Sonny Semler, followed by the Torchlight Parade and the Velkommen Street Dance.
Saturday September 18 features Danish Days Parade, Aebleskiver Eating Contest, a Kid’s Korner, and Living History Days courtesy of Elverhoj Museum. Danish Days Dinner Dance sponsored by the Rebild National Park Society, No-host bar and dinner.
Sunday September 19 is the children’s parade followed by closing ceremonies in Solvang Park.
Originally,the Danish Days celebration was a simple, small town affair. It was simply a home-inspired fete designed to remind Solvang residents of their ties with the “Old Country”. Solvang celebrated its 25th anniversary in 1936, and growing out of those festivities came what is now known as Danish Days.
For more information on Solvang and the Danish Days celebration, visit Solvang online.