Enjoy the Open Air Breakfast at the corner of Cass and Lafayette, Friday, July 15th from 7-11 am. Tickets are $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under 12. The breakfast includes Aebleskivers (“Pancake Puffs”), egg casserole, sausage, fresh fruit, coffee and juice.
Sponsored by Huntington Bank, the breakfast will feature door prizes from Huntington Bank, the 2015 Danish Festival Queen and court and 2016 Danish Festival Raffle tickets. Raffle prizes include: $2500 toward a trip to Denmark, a 6.1 cubic foot outdoor refrigerator, one-year membership to The Club Fitness, A Taste of Greenville gift card package, a recliner, a photography session, a bed & breakfast package at the Amway Grand Plaza and more.
Be sure to mark your calendar for the third full weekend in August and check out the Danish Festival in its entirety in Greenville, at 203 Lafayette St. The festival features a variety of spectacular events all weekend long. Live music, arts & crafts, hot air balloons, fireman’s parade, family fun day, Tivoli Gardens (danish for beer tent), truck & tractor pull and you won’t want to miss the Grand Danske parade on Saturday. This year, the festival will be August 18-21.
During the 52nd annual Danish Festival, The Flea and the Professor theme will be showcased in the poster contest, parades and other forms of artwork and events.
First published in 1874, The Flea and the Professor is a short story by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen. The story is about a young professor who loses everything in the world but the flea who lives in his vest, and that turns out to be plenty. He and the flea become the best of friends, start a circus act and set off to tour the world. Together the heroes must overcome shipwrecks, cannibals and tickling.
Danish Festival, Inc.’s mission is to host a festival that celebrates the homecoming of family and friends and the Greenville area’s Danish heritage. For more information, visit the website at www.danishfestival.org or contact the Danish Festival office at 616.754.6369.