Those looking for musical entertainment, will find choices from live bands and solo artists in wine & beer tasting rooms to top performers at the Chumash Casino, Nashville Nights and Tales from the Tavern. Wine connoisseurs enjoy Winemaker Dinners, horse and sports enthusiasts love the Polo Classics. Theater goers welcome the summer season live theater at Solvang Festival Theater where world-class musicals are performed.
The aptly named city of Solvang – meaning “sunny fields” in Danish-has so much to offer that it’s wise to plan for an extra day or two in the “Danish Capital of America.” To appreciate Solvang’s Danish heritage, visit Elverhøj Museum of History & Art, which occupies an original Danish-style home of one of the city’s founders a few blocks from downtown. The rooms are filled with historic Solvang photographs, artifacts, Danish arts, crafts and period pieces. Friendly docents dressed in authentic Danish costumes create living history. Hans Christian Andersen Museum, honoring the multi-talented Danish father of the modern fairy tale, is filled with copies of Andersen’s books, sketches, paper cutouts, silhouettes and collages. His April 2 birthday is celebrated with a party each year.