Solvang Danish Days

Solvang | Sept. 18-20, 2020

Founded in 1911 by Danish immigrants seeking to create a small slice of Denmark in the Golden State, Solvang is one of California’s most distinctive communities.

Located in picturesque Santa Barbara County’s wine country, Solvang offers all the fairy-tale charm of a small European town and celebrates its heritage with the three-day Danish Days festival in mid-September. First staged in 1936, Danish Days features parades, folk dancing, Scandinavian arts and crafts, live music, storytelling (highlighting the work of Hans Christian Andersen), historical re-enactments of Viking culture, and local wine and craft beer.


And even if you don’t know an aebleskiver from a medisterpolse, foodies will find plenty to sink their teeth into in the Danish Capital of America.


Event Themes

Get a taste of Denmark firsthand in the city of Solvang, where Danish Days brings to life the culture and history of Danish immigrants to California.

  • Arts
  • Culture
  • Entertainment
  • Family
  • Food
  • Music

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