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Tivoli Fest 2022

Velkommen to Tivoli Fest, the Danish Villages’ annual festival celebrating our cultural heritage! Tour the historic 1848 Danish Windmill museum, VikingHjem, Bedstemors House and the Museum of Danish America. Enjoy traditional Danish foods, outdoor performances, a parade, shopping, fireworks and more. Enjoy Denmark without a passport in the beautiful rolling hills of western Iowa. Just

“100 Things to Do In Iowa Before You Die” Book Signing

Danish Windmill 4038 Main Street, Elk Horn, IA, United States

THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2022 AT 1:30 PM CDT Author Sara Broers, Travel Writer, Blogger and Freelance Writer will be at the Windmill for a book signing party! Her book "100 Things To Do In Iowa Before You Die" is a wonderful book that tells about Iowa and its rolling hills, beautiful state parks, lush cornfields,

Iowa Museum Week

Danish Windmill 4038 Main Street, Elk Horn, IA, United States

Join us in celebrating Iowa museums during Iowa Museum Week from June 6-10, 2022.  Museums are: valued educational resources, substantial economic contributors that influence tourism and communicate and document our stories. We invite you to visit the historic 1848 Danish Windmill, and hear its amazing story. Experience what a Viking smithy's home and workshop were

Dansk Mølledag (Danish Mill Day)

Danish Windmill 4038 Main Street, Elk Horn, IA, United States

Dansk Mølledag (Danish Mill Day) is an annual recurring event, where more than 100 old water and wind mills throughout Denmark open their doors to the public to show their work on preserving, and communicating, a 1000-year-old cultural heritage. On the mill day, there is an opportunity to get inside a mill and see how

Julefest 2022

Enjoy warm hospitality as the Danish Villages of Elk Horn and Kimballton celebrate the arrival of the Christmas season. Taste traditional holiday treats, and browse the shops for giftware, crafts and antiques. The Danish Windmill, Museum of Danish America and Bedstemor’s Hus will be decorated for the holidays and open for tours. Julefest is held

2022 Naughty or Nisse 5K Polar Run

Mermaid to the Mill | Saturday, November 26, 2021  | 9:00 a.m. Start Time Peppermint Patties at the Start (Mermaid Fountain in Kimballton) | Hot Chocolate or Glögg at the Finish Line (Danish Windmill/Vikinghjem in Elk Horn) 5k of beautiful hills and valleys along the Western Skies Scenic Byway! Registration $20 Proceeds benefit the Danish

Shop the Danish Windmill at Christkindlmarket Des Moines

Principal Park 1 Line Drive, Des Moines, IA, United States

Visit us at the Christkindlmarket Des Moines and bring Danish hygge into your home this holiday season! Shop our collection of traditional decorations, food and gifts which represent the genuine coziness and hygge of the Danish Christmas time, just as we know it, so you can create it in your own home. Visit Christkindlmarket Des

Hygge Walk 2023

GET COZY THE DANISH WAY Join a number of Elk Horn businesses in some hygge-esque atmosphere including discounts and deals, fun demonstrations, and samples of delicious food and drinks. The Danish Windmill will be hosting visitors for free tours of the windmill, samples of delicious wine and creamy havarti cheese, and even a taste of

Spring Windmill Gala & Charity Auction 2023

Elk Horn Fire Station Elk Horn, IA, United States

**SAVE THE DATE** Event Flyer The Windmill Gala & Charity Auction returns this Spring! On April 2nd, we’ll be holding our very first Spring Windmill Gala and Charity Auction. Starting this year, it will coincide with a celebration of the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen, noted Danish author famous for his fairy tales and penchant

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