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Music to Our Ears: Lots of Live Entertainment during Solvang Danish Days

From folk music to jazz, to accordion players, to classic rock — Solvang Danish Days has you covered. The three, festive “Danish Days”, September 20-22, 2019, will feature live music performances throughout downtown Solvang, plus a very special, Saturday afternoon pipe organ concert just a few blocks from the center of town. Best part? Most of the Solvang … Continue reading Music to Our Ears: Lots of Live Entertainment during Solvang Danish Days

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Announcing the 2019 Solvang Danish Days Grand Marshals, Ken and Allie Andersen

The Solvang Danish Days Foundation is pleased to announce the 2019 Solvang Danish Days Grand Marshals, Ken and Allie Andersen. The Andersens will preside over this year’s Danish Days weekend, Friday through Sunday, September 20 through 22, 2019. Solvang Danish Days celebrates 83 years in 2019, and the roots of Ken Andersen’s involvement with the … Continue reading Announcing the 2019 Solvang Danish Days Grand Marshals, Ken and Allie Andersen

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Profile of a Danish American Artisan: Earl Jepson

Solvang’s annual Danish Days festival (September 20-22, 2019) features artisans who celebrate the town’s Danish heritage. All manners of Scandinavian-inspired crafts are on display. Located on First Street in the Old World Artisans Marketplace , next to Solvang Park and the Viking encampment, visitors will find Earl Jepson — among an intriguing line-up of skilled artisans. Earl Jepson is … Continue reading Profile of a Danish American Artisan: Earl Jepson

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Santa Maria Times: Competitive eater Raina Huang returns to Solvang Danish Days for aebleskiver eating contest

Santa Ynez Valley News Staff Report | Jul 8, 2019 Huang who took first in Solvang’s 2018 Danish Days aebleskiver eating contest, will return for the 83rd annual weekend event. {Contributed Photo} Returning this year with the goal of again clinching the winner’s title in Solvang’s annual Danish Days aebleskiver eating contest , is Raina Huang — a touring competitive … Continue reading Santa Maria Times: Competitive eater Raina Huang returns to Solvang Danish Days for aebleskiver eating contest

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Santa Ynez Valley News: Gillian Nielsen named 2019 Solvang Danish Days Maid, becomes first Nielsen in her family to hold title

Anna Ferguson-Sparks, Contributing Writer | Jun 25, 2019 Gillian Nielsen is named 2019 Danish Maid. {Photo Credit: Mike Mesikep} The Solvang Danish Days Foundation has named Solvang resident Gillian Nielsen as its 2019 Danish Maid . She will preside over the 83rd annual Solvang Danish Days heritage festival, which returns with a three-day weekend event, slated for Sept. 20 through 22. Gillian … Continue reading Santa Ynez Valley News: Gillian Nielsen named 2019 Solvang Danish Days Maid, becomes first Nielsen in her family to hold title

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Via Magazine: 10 Best Places to Stop Along Highway 101 {Solvang’s #1}

by Garrick Ramirez | March 2019 Solvang’s #1! And it’s at its most “Solvang-y” during #SolvangDanishDays (September 20-22, 2019). From south to north, from secret beaches to succulent barbecue, these roadside diversions demand a stop. California 1. Find a taste of Denmark 30 miles north of Santa Barbara in the windmill-adorned village of Solvang. Colorful … Continue reading Via Magazine: 10 Best Places to Stop Along Highway 101 {Solvang’s #1}

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2019 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 Æbleskiver Breakfast tickets in advance and get to those … Continue reading 2019 Solvang Danish Days tickets are NOW ON SALE!

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We Have a Winner! Hans Larsen Wins the “Trip for Two to Denmark” Annual Solvang Danish Days Raffle

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Solvang Danish Days Foundation Board member, Brenda Anderson, drew the winning ticket for the 2018 “Win a Trip for Two to Denmark” raffle: the winner is…Solvang resident, Hans Larsen. Congratulations, Hans! One of the highlights of each year’s Solvang Danish Days is the chance for Solvang locals and visitors to … Continue reading We Have a Winner! Hans Larsen Wins the “Trip for Two to Denmark” Annual Solvang Danish Days Raffle

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Santa Maria Times, “82nd annual Solvang Danish Days report: thousands show up, 9,000 aebleskiver eaten” // 83rd Annual Solvang Danish Days ~ September 20-22, 2019

Anna Ferguson-Sparks | Sept 22, 2018 Thousands of attendees from the Santa Ynez Valley and points around the globe, joined in on the annual Danish Days celebration earlier this month, consuming nearly 9,000 aebleskiver — and an equally-impressive share of medisterpølse during the Saturday and Sunday aebleskiver breakfasts and aebleskiver eating contests . The 2018 edition of the annual festival, which … Continue reading Santa Maria Times, “82nd annual Solvang Danish Days report: thousands show up, 9,000 aebleskiver eaten” // 83rd Annual Solvang Danish Days ~ September 20-22, 2019

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