2021 Updates

Solvang Danish Days 2021 : Canceled

*** August 7, 2021 UPDATE ***

There aren’t enough Danish pastries in Solvang to drown our sorrows surrounding this announcement, but:

Solvang Danish Days 2021 has been canceled.

The Solvang Danish Days Foundation, planners and organizers of the traditionally-annual “Solvang Danish Days” festivities, have decided to cancel this year’s event due to the current COVID situation and spread of the Delta variant.

The event organizers’ top priority is the safety of all involved with Solvang Danish Days, our event workers and volunteers, City of Solvang’s residents, and our tourists and visitors.

Solvang Danish Days is a town-wide celebration, and while we cannot hold this year’s festival as planned, our town’s still here. We do welcome visitors who are traveling safely, and our businesses look forward to giving everyone a taste of our ‘little #Denmark’.

Plans for Solvang Danish Days 2022 will be announced in the first half of next year.


California’s premier Danish heritage festival, Solvang Danish Days, will move forward this year with a two-day, in-person event line-up, Friday and Saturday, September 17 and 18, 2021. The 2021 Solvang Danish Days theme – yet to be announced – will be celebrated during this year’s event, which honors the 1911 establishment of Solvang by Danish-Americans. The 2021 edition of Solvang Danish Days marks a triumphant return of the beloved, annual cultural affair, after an unprecedented pause in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Solvang Danish Days 2021 will continue to offer attendees a total Danish immersion experience while helping to preserve Solvang’s authentic Danish heritage. Danish Days guests looking to “live like Vikings” throughout the event will have the opportunity to purchase a “Dane For A Day” VIP ticket bundle (only available online), while those looking to gain quicker entrance to Saturday’s Æbleskiver Breakfast may purchase tickets for the Breakfast online, in advance. All advance, online tickets will be released for sale in the coming weeks.

The preliminary 2021 Solvang Danish Days event weekend schedule will soon be available on this website. More information about Solvang Danish Days, including a brief history of the event, parade applications and complete contact information, are or will also be available. Solvang Danish Days is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, at facebook.com/SolvangDanishDays, twitter.com/DanishDays, and @DanishDays.

Please Note: If you plan to make a weekend of it, research and book your Solvang Danish Days hotel rooms as far in advance as possible. Review each hotel’s cancellation policies to ensure a refund of your stay, if you need to cancel for any reason. A large selection of Solvang hotels may be found here: www.solvangusa.com/where-to-stay