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78th Annual Solvang Danish Days




 Velkommen til Solvang! Sept. 19-21, 2014

Solvang Danish Days Celebration 2014

 
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Tentative Schedules (as of 05/05/14)

Solvang Danish Days-boy

FridaySaturday, and Sunday

Danish Days PARADE Application 

For more information:
Saturday Parade:
contact Mark & Maggie Ream, e-mail.

Sunday’s Children’s Parade:
contact Donna Andersen-Ineman
at 805-686-4553 or e-mail.

VIEW 2014 Danish Days Magazine

“Trip to Denmark for two, plus $1,000.” tickets are on sale throughout the village, as well as at the Solvang Farmer’s Market, on Wednesdays.  Cost $1. each. The winning ticket drawing is held the Third Wednesday in October.

VIP Access Package

78th Annual Danish Days 

Be a Dane for the Day!

Danish Days PARADE Application

~Experience Authentic Foods, Music, Folk Dancing & Three Parades plus Living History Exhibits

Danish Days Events Schedules-
FridaySaturday
, Sunday

Please check back here often as details are updated.                                    (top)




FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014          Tentative schedule - events subject to change

Friday, September 19
4:00 p.m.
Free Concert featuring Sonny Semler in Solvang Park Gazebo, Mission Drive at First Street, downtown

7:30 p.m.
Be a part of the Torchlight Parade! Torchlight Parade (free, all welcome, candles provided) beginning on Alisal Road at Laurel Avenue; strolling south down Alisal and ending at Solvang Park.

Friday, September 19
Opening Ceremonies
8:00 p.m. 
Opening Ceremonies in Solvang Park introducing 2014 Danish Maid. Velkommen Street Dance follows with Danish dancers performing to live music.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014           

Tentative schedule - events subject to change                

Æbleskiver Breakfast
8:30am-12:30pm:
Æbleskiver Breakfast on Copenhagen Drive & First Street for $7 (with Danish sausage, $8).

10:00am – 4:00pm: Kid’s Korner featuring LEGOS and the Play & Rest Center in Solvang Park.

10:00am – 4:00pm: Living History Festival at Elverhoj Museum of History & Art. Demonstrations and interactive activities for all ages. Free. 1624 Elverhoy Way, 805-686-1211 or www.elverhoj.org

11:30am: Free Æbleskiver Eating Contest (corner of Copenhagen Drive & First Street). All ages welcome to attempt to eat the most aebleskiver in 5 minutes!

2:30pm: Danish Days Parade includes the Solvang Village Band atop the Carlsberg Beer Wagon, floats, equestrians, Village Dancers & 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; applications at www.SolvangDanishDays.com

5:00-10:00pm: **NEW**Solvang 2nd Century Party featuring free, live bands performing on the Midgaard Pavilion Stage, 1639 Copenhagen Drive, downtown Solvang adjacent to the Danish Days’ Viking Beer & Wine Garden. All ages welcome to the party (must be 21 years or older inside Viking Beer & Wine Garden). Concerts are free and open to the public. All performers are donating their time and talent to the community. Come celebrate Solvang’s 102nd birthday (the 2nd century of Danish-American hospitality). For more information, contact Event Producer Hans Duus at 805-570-0019 or hansduus@gmail.com

6:00-11:00pm: Danish Days Dinner Dance sponsored by the Rebild National Park Society at Solvang Veterans Hall, 1745 Mission Drive. Tickets are $48 per person, with advance reservations required; call Andrew Andersen at 805-688-5157 or Marie Jaeger at 805-688-5448.

Information
Danish Days Information Booth
Magazines, schedules, tickets, buttons and lost items.

Schedule subject to change.
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more information at SolvangDanishDays.org


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

Tentative schedule - events subject to change


8:30am-12:30pm: Æbleskiver Breakfast on Copenhagen Drive & First Street for $7 (with Danish sausage, $8).

10:00am – 4:00pm: Kid’s Korner featuring LEGOS and the Play & Rest Center in Solvang Park.

10:00am – 4:00pm: Living History Festival at Elverhoj Museum of History & Art. Demonstrations and interactive activities for all ages. Free. 1624 Elverhoy Way, 805-686-1211 or www.elverhoj.org

11:30am: Free Æbleskiver Eating Contest (corner of Copenhagen Drive & First Street). All ages welcome to attempt to eat the most aebleskiver in 5 minutes!

2:00pm : Children’s Parade starting at Atterdag Square (corner of Atterdag Road and Copenhagen Drive) meanders down Copenhagen to Solvang Park. (All children and families are welcome to join this charming event, no charge, costumes encouraged.)

2:30pm : Danish Days Closing Ceremonies in Solvang Park.

Information
Danish Days Information Booth
Magazines, schedules, tickets, buttons and lost items.

Schedule subject to change.
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more information at SolvangDanishDays.org


Originally, the Danish Days celebration was a simple, small town affair, with few, if any visitors. 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.    (top)

79th Annual Danish Days Celebration, September 18-20, 2015

For more information:
Saturday Parade: contact Mark & Maggie Ream, 805-686-9376 or e-mail.
Sunday’s Children’s Parade: contact Donna Andersen-Ineman at 805-686-4553 or e-mail