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And the 2017 Solvang Danish Days Maid, is…Gabrielle Heron!

The charitable Solvang Danish Days Foundation has named Solvang’s own Gabrielle Heron as the 2017 Danish Maid. Gabrielle will preside over this year’s Solvang Danish Days, California’s premier Danish heritage festival, which returns for its 81st anniversary with a three-day event weekend, Friday through Sunday, September 15 through 17, 2017. Since Solvang Danish Days’ modest […]

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Get Your Tickets for Solvang Danish Days 2017!

2017 Solvang Danish Days tickets are NOW ON SALE! Overall admission to Solvang Danish Days is FREE, but individual pieces within the weekend require tickets: Saturday and/or Sunday morning Æbleskiver Breakfasts, and the “Dane For A Day” VIP Package. Traditional Solvang Danish Days Æbleskiver Breakfast Why wait in line for your Æbleskiver feast?! Buy your […]

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Solvang “Julefest” Honors Nielsen Family as 2016 Grand Marshals

On November 15, 2016, Tracy Farhad, Executive Director of the Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau , coordinator of the annual Solvang Julefest (Christmas Fest) month-long celebration, announced that the multi-generation Nielsen family, Solvang residents, community volunteers and owners of Nielsen’s Market, are being honored as the 2016 Julefest Grand Marshals. Farhad stated, “The Solvang Julefest committee is honoring this incredible Danish-American family […]

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Solvang Danish Days Concludes its 80th Celebration, Shared with Thousands of Central Coast Locals and Visitors // Next Year’s Event is September 15-17, 2017

Solvang Danish Days successfully completed its 80th celebration, held Friday through Sunday, September 16 through 18, 2016. Thousands of attendees – from both the Santa Ynez Valley and points around the globe – joined in the annual festivities, consuming more than 6,300 Aebleskiver and a hefty share of Medisterpølse during the Saturday and Sunday Aebleskiver Breakfasts and Aebleskiver Eating […]

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Danish Days ‘Old World Artisans Marketplace': Unique Items with a Bit of History

Like history? (So do we.) Love shopping? (Who doesn’t?!) You can cover both interests at this year’s Solvang Danish Days Old World Artisans Marketplace , which runs both Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18, from 9:00 AM until closing (approximately 5:00 PM, Saturday and 4:00 PM, Sunday). The Danish Days Old World Artisans Marketplace features demonstrations and artisanal, hand-crafted items including Scandinavian […]

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US Air Force Band of the Golden West, “Galaxy”, Returns to Solvang Danish Days with Free Saturday Concert

— Military Band to Entertain Guests with Rock, Pop and Country Hits;Galaxy Joins Returning Local Rock Band, “Echoswitch”, and Danish Trio,“Manne”, in Free Danish Days Concert Line-Up — Solvang Danish Days, California’s premier Danish heritage festival, is welcoming three returning musical acts to this year’s 80th Danish Days celebration, Friday through Sunday, September 16 through […]

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