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Upcoming Local Events

September

  • Farmers-Market

Solvang Farmers Market
Every Wednesday @ 2:30 pm -  6:30 pm
Downtown Solvang
Solvang

Each week the farmers in the marketplace display a colorful bounty of agricultural products grown right in our backyard. Seasonal diversity is available year round rain or shine. Come. Shop. Socialize. Certified – the only way to buy! Join us in downtown Solvang every Wednesday on First Street, between Mission Drive (Highway 246) and Copenhangen Drive.

  • 3rd Wednesday Wine Walk

Solvang Third Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk
September 20 3:00 pm -  7:00 pm
All around the Village of Solvang
Solvang

The Solvang 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk includes a ticket to sample two wines at five participating wine – and/or beer – tasting rooms, a specialty logo glass, and a map to guide you to more than a dozen crowd-pleasing Solvang watering holes. The Wine & Beer Walk is every 3rd Wednesday, from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. (Must be 21 and over to purchase Wine & Beer Walk tickets.) $20.

Solvang 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk tickets may be purchased in advance on-line, at solvang-wine-walk.eventbrite.com. Cash-only day-of-event tickets for the Wine & Beer Walk are sold at the Olive House (1661 Mission Drive), Lucas & Lewellen (1645 Copenhagen Drive), and Wandering Dog Wine Bar (1539-C Mission Drive) – where participants may also pick up their Wine & Beer Walk logo glass, tasting vouchers and map.

Solvang 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk tickets do not expire: Guests who fall short of five tasting spots during one monthly 3rd Wednesday, may save their partially-used tickets and 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk glass, for use on a future Solvang 3rd Wednesday.

And…once you have a Solvang 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk glass, pay only $15 per person for a pack of 5 more tasting tickets – that’s 10 more tastes – for any 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk!

  • 2017-9-22 Los Alamos Days

71st Annual Los Alamos Valley Old Days

September 22 - 24

The Los Alamos Old Days Celebration is held each year to honor, preserve and celebrate the town’s authentic Western heritage. Highlights of the weekend celebration include free entertainment, two-day Peddlers Mart, and Sunday morning’s Greatest Little Small Town Parade!

The 2017 celebration will take place on September 22nd-24th on Bell Street in Downtown Los Alamos.

  • 2017-9-23 FigtoberFest

FigtoberFest 2017
Saturday, September 23 @ 1:00 pm  11:00 pm
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
Buellton, CA

Celebrate Oktoberfest at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company’s FigtoberFest featuring our FigtoberFest lager, stein specials, German food, music, contests and more. Figueroa Mountain Brewing taprooms can be found in Arroyo Grande, Santa Maria, Los Olivos, Buellton, Santa Barbara and Westlake Village in California. Free admission! Find your local taproom at figmtnbrew.com

  • 2017-9-29 Celebration of Harvest


The Santa Barbara Vintners Celebration of Harvest

September 29 - October 2

The weekend kicks off with the Taste of Santa Barbara Wine Country on Friday, September 29th from 6:00 - 9:30 p.m at The Fess Parker, A Doubletree Resort, on their beautiful, outside ocean front pavilion.. Enjoy special fall wine releases and library wines from Santa Barbara Vintners member wineries; small bites from some of Santa Barbara's most exciting restaurants; silent auction to benefit the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation; and free parking are all included in the ticket price.

Want to visit up to twelve tasting rooms on an all-inclusive wine tasting pass? Get a Harvest Experience Passport for unique and complimentary wine and culinary offerings at your choice of twelve participating tasting rooms from Friday - Sunday. Typically 25 - 40 wineries and tasting rooms participate in this program.

Throughout the four day weekend many wineries host their own events, including open houses and vineyard hikes. Some of these individual events require reservations directly with the host winery.

Schedule of Events:

Friday - Sunday 11am - 5pm, Harvest Experience Passport at various participating wineries and tasting rooms
Friday 6:00 - 9:30 pm, Taste of Santa Barbara Wine Country, The Fess Parker, A Doubletree Resort, Santa Barbara
Saturday & Sunday - Collective Winemaker Dinners
Saturday & Sunday - Vineyard Hikes and Winery Open Houses
Monday - Explore more wineries and vineyards

  • chumash__side

2017 22nd Annual Chumash Inter-Tribal POW-WOW

September 30 - October 1

Location: Live Oak Campground

Time: 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

4600 CA-154, Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 Solvang, CA
Price: Parking $5, Camping $35

This event is open to the public and will include dance contest, drum contest, arts and crafts, and more.

Parking is $5 and camping is $35.

October

  • Farmers-Market

Solvang Farmers Market
Every Wednesday @ 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Downtown Solvang
Solvang

Each week the farmers in the marketplace display a colorful bounty of agricultural products grown right in our backyard. Seasonal diversity is available year round rain or shine. Come. Shop. Socialize. Certified – the only way to buy! Join us in downtown Solvang every Wednesday on First Street, between Mission Drive (Highway 246) and Copenhangen Drive.

  • 2017-10-1 Scarecrow

Solvang’s 8th Annual “Scarecrow Fest”

October 1 – 31, 2017

Solvang welcomes harvest season in true fall style, as we kick off our 8th Annual Scarecrow Fest and Contest on Sunday, October 1, coinciding with Santa Barbara Wine Country’s “Celebration of Harvest” weekend event. During the month-long Scarecrow Fest, which concludes on Tuesday, October 31, Solvang businesses and organizations will participate in the contest by featuring a scarecrow of their own creation, posted at their location.

  • 2017-10-14 Grape Stomp

The Great Grape Stomp at Kalyra Winery

Saturday, October 14, 2017
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Kalyra Winery, Santa Ynez

Voted one of the central coast’s best wine events Kalyra’s Grape Stomp event is fun for the entire family–and YES you get to STOMP grapes right in the vat!

Join us for a variety of food truck options or bring your own picnic (no outside alcohol), Grape stomping(costumes encouraged), Music all day by ever famous Molly Ringwald Project, games, raffles and of course WINE.

October 14th 11:00 – 5:00 p.m. Grape Stomping 12:30 – 2:30 pm

  • 3rd Wednesday Wine Walk

Solvang Third Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk
October 18 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
All around the Village of Solvang
Solvang

The Solvang 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk includes a ticket to sample two wines at five participating wine – and/or beer – tasting rooms, a specialty logo glass, and a map to guide you to more than a dozen crowd-pleasing Solvang watering holes. The Wine & Beer Walk is every 3rd Wednesday, from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. (Must be 21 and over to purchase Wine & Beer Walk tickets.) $20.

Solvang 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk tickets may be purchased in advance on-line, at solvang-wine-walk.eventbrite.com. Cash-only day-of-event tickets for the Wine & Beer Walk are sold at the Olive House (1661 Mission Drive), Lucas & Lewellen (1645 Copenhagen Drive), and Wandering Dog Wine Bar (1539-C Mission Drive) – where participants may also pick up their Wine & Beer Walk logo glass, tasting vouchers and map.

Solvang 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk tickets do not expire: Guests who fall short of five tasting spots during one monthly 3rd Wednesday, may save their partially-used tickets and 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk glass, for use on a future Solvang 3rd Wednesday.

And…once you have a Solvang 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk glass, pay only $15 per person for a pack of 5 more tasting tickets – that’s 10 more tastes – for any 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk!

  • 2017-10-21 Real Men Cook

Real Men Cook

Saturday, October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Flag is Up Farms, Buellton

Real Men Cook, Arts Outreach’s much anticipated annual fundraiser, combines over 50 amateur male chefs, 35 premier local vintners and brewers, live music and fantastic auction items to create the Santa Ynez Valley’s Party of the Year! This year’s annual event will take place at Monty and Pat Robert’s Flag is Up Farms was held on Saturday October 21st, 2017 from 6 to 10 pm.

“Real Men Cook” is a fundraiser for the Santa Ynez Valley nonprofit arts organization, Arts Outreach, that is dedicated to “bringing art to life and life to art.” Activities include elementary school classroom workshops and on-going art curriculum led by artists-in-residence; summertime Arts and Drama programs; after school Arts; semi-monthly Elder Arts entertainment; and the annual Applause Young Artists program.

  • 2017-10-21 Los Olivos day in the Country

Los Olivos Day in the Country
October 21 @ 10:00 am -  4:00 pm
Los Olivos, CA

Join us come rain or shine, for Los Olivos’ most highly acclaimed festival of the year, the popular Day in the Country. This special day is a wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy country living the way it used to be in simpler times. And best of all, attendance is free!

  • 2017-10-30

24th Annual Solvang Halloween Haunted House and Street Fest

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - October 31 @ 9:30 pm
Venue:
Solvang Festival Theater

“The Curse of Skull Mountain”
October 30 and 31, 2017: Solvang Treats “Trickers” with 24th Annual “Halloween Haunted House” and “Halloween Street Fest”

On Monday and Tuesday, October 30 and 31, 2017, City of Solvang Parks and Recreation and City of Buellton Recreation will host the 24th Annual “Halloween Haunted House” and the associated “Halloween Street Fest”, which will thrill visitors with food, fun and spirits. The Haunted House and Street Fest, to be held at, and in front of, the Solvang Festival Theater (420 2nd Street), will run from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM both nights, with a kid-friendlier version of the Haunted House presented both evenings from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM. Haunted House entry fees are $9.00 per child (13 and under), and $11.00 per adult.

November

  • Farmers-Market

Solvang Farmers Market
Every Wednesday @ 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Downtown Solvang
Solvang

Each week the farmers in the marketplace display a colorful bounty of agricultural products grown right in our backyard. Seasonal diversity is available year round rain or shine. Come. Shop. Socialize. Certified – the only way to buy! Join us in downtown Solvang every Wednesday on First Street, between Mission Drive (Highway 246) and Copenhangen Drive.

  • 2017-11-10 Vaquero5a

JOIN US FOR THE 33rd ANNUAL VAQUERO SHOW & SALE!
Friday, November 10 – Sunday, November 12, 2017

The annual Vaquero Show & Sale is a three day event that honors the lifestyle and renowned horsemanship of the California Vaquero (cowboy). Vaqueros developed on the expansive cattle ranchos of Central California during the Spanish/Mexican Colonial period. They blended classic European horsemanship and the ‘rough and ready’ riding style of early California ranchers which evolved into a distinctive style of apparel, tack, saddles and other unique horse equipment.

  • 3rd Wednesday Wine Walk

Solvang Third Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk
November 15 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
All around the Village of Solvang
Solvang

The Solvang 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk includes a ticket to sample two wines at five participating wine – and/or beer – tasting rooms, a specialty logo glass, and a map to guide you to more than a dozen crowd-pleasing Solvang watering holes. The Wine & Beer Walk is every 3rd Wednesday, from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. (Must be 21 and over to purchase Wine & Beer Walk tickets.) $20.

Solvang 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk tickets may be purchased in advance on-line, at solvang-wine-walk.eventbrite.com. Cash-only day-of-event tickets for the Wine & Beer Walk are sold at the Olive House (1661 Mission Drive), Lucas & Lewellen (1645 Copenhagen Drive), and Wandering Dog Wine Bar (1539-C Mission Drive) – where participants may also pick up their Wine & Beer Walk logo glass, tasting vouchers and map.

Solvang 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk tickets do not expire: Guests who fall short of five tasting spots during one monthly 3rd Wednesday, may save their partially-used tickets and 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk glass, for use on a future Solvang 3rd Wednesday.

And…once you have a Solvang 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk glass, pay only $15 per person for a pack of 5 more tasting tickets – that’s 10 more tastes – for any 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk!

December

  • Farmers-Market

Solvang Farmers Market
Every Wednesday @ 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Downtown Solvang
Solvang

Each week the farmers in the marketplace display a colorful bounty of agricultural products grown right in our backyard. Seasonal diversity is available year round rain or shine. Come. Shop. Socialize. Certified – the only way to buy! Join us in downtown Solvang every Wednesday on First Street, between Mission Drive (Highway 246) and Copenhangen Drive.

  • 2017-12 Julefest

DECEMBER 1 - 3, 8 - 10, AND 15 - 17, 2017

Shop, Mingle & Jingle

Solvang welcomes holiday shoppers with special events and entertainment. Discounts and deals at Solvang merchants of all sorts, such as art shops and galleries; book-sellers; wine tasting rooms; wine and beer bars; clothing, shoes and accessories boutiques; home furniture, décor and hardware; jewelers and antique stops; and restaurants, bakeries and specialty food stores, plus FREE parking.

DECEMBER 1, 2017

Solvang Julefest Tree Lighting

Julefest sparkles with the annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony - Held in Solvang Park (Mission Drive & First Street) starting at 5pm, enjoy free live entertainment with dancing ballerinas, bands, caroling and the arrival of Santa Claus to Solvang.

Photos with Santa, 4 - 6PM.

Solvang Julefest Parade

DECEMBER 2, 2017

Solvang Julefest Parade

Solvang Julefest Parade, 11 AM - Along the route of the annual Solvang Julefest Parade. More than 400 participants and 50 + entries march, trot, cruise and stroll along festively decorated Mission Drive, Copenhagen Drive and adjacent streets. Thousands of spectators from near and far enjoy the parade as well as free, post-parade visits with Santa in Solvang Park. Contact: info@solvangusa.com 805-688-6144

Photos with Santa, 12:30 - 4:30PM.

DECEMBER 9 - VISIT SANTA CLAUS

Photos with Santa, 11 AM - 2PM.

Solvang Julefest Wine & Beer Walk

DECEMBER 9 - 10, 2017, 11 AM - 4 PM

2-day passport Julefest Wine & Beer Walk

2-day wine and beer tasting passport at more than 13 wine tasting rooms in Solvang.
Save your email confirmation, it is your ticket to enter the event.

Casa Cassara, Dascomb Cellars, Lions Peak Vineyards, Lucas & Lewellen, Lucky Dogg Winery, Olive House, Pace Wine Tasting, Presidio Winery, Royal Oaks, Sevtap Winery, Sort This Out Cellars, The Good Life, Toccata, Wanding Dog Wine Bar

Solvang Julefest Live Nativity Pageant

DECEMBER 9, 2017 - SATURDAY

The Community Nativity Pageant

Admission is FREE! Bring the whole family! Click here for more information about the 2016 Solvang Nativity Pageant Musical Performances.
Click here for other details Solvang Julefest Live Nativity Pageant.

Two shows:
5 PM & 7 PM at Solvang Festival Theater, 420 Second Street

Admission is FREE! Enjoy an elaborate stage presentation of the nativity story featuring live animals, musical accompaniment, and narration.

DECEMBER 11 OR 12, 6 - 7:15 PM OR 7:30 - 8:45PM

“Holiday Lights Tour”

Join us for a Christmas light tour throught the Santa Ynez Valley. Enjoy the holiday spirit exhibited by the many exciting home displays. Catch the “Holiday Lights Tour” at the Vet's Hall parking lot, presented by Solvang Parks & Recreation Department.
$13 per person. Call 805-688-PLAY.

Solvang Third Wednesday Farmers Market
DECEMBER 16 - VISIT WITH SANTA

Photos with Santa, 10 AM - 4PM.

DECEMBER 20, 2017

Third Wednesday and Farmer's Market

Enjoy Solvang Third Wednesday deals at local merchants including boutiques of all sorts, restaurants and gourmet food purveyors; the weekly Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market from 2:00-6:00 p.m.; the popular Solvang Third Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk from 3:00-7:00 p.m.; and Solvang Third Wednesday discounts at local hotels.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018

Solvang Christmas Tree Burn

Attend the FREE annual Solvang Christmas Tree Burn in the fields at Old Mission Santa Ines, 1760 Mission Drive in downtown Solvang from

5:00-7:00 p.m. this Friday, January 5, 2017. Event is supervised by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department as one of the largest fire safety demonstrations and community gatherings on California's Central Coast; and coordinated by the Solvang Parks & Recreation Department. There will be free, live entertainment as well as refreshments for purchase. Join together to see this powerful spectacle ignite the New Year and herald the end of Solvang's annual Julefest Celebration.

  • 3rd Wednesday Wine Walk

Solvang Third Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk
December 20 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
All around the Village of Solvang
Solvang

The Solvang 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk includes a ticket to sample two wines at five participating wine – and/or beer – tasting rooms, a specialty logo glass, and a map to guide you to more than a dozen crowd-pleasing Solvang watering holes. The Wine & Beer Walk is every 3rd Wednesday, from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. (Must be 21 and over to purchase Wine & Beer Walk tickets.) $20.

Solvang 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk tickets may be purchased in advance on-line, at solvang-wine-walk.eventbrite.com. Cash-only day-of-event tickets for the Wine & Beer Walk are sold at the Olive House (1661 Mission Drive), Lucas & Lewellen (1645 Copenhagen Drive), and Wandering Dog Wine Bar (1539-C Mission Drive) – where participants may also pick up their Wine & Beer Walk logo glass, tasting vouchers and map.

Solvang 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk tickets do not expire: Guests who fall short of five tasting spots during one monthly 3rd Wednesday, may save their partially-used tickets and 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk glass, for use on a future Solvang 3rd Wednesday.

And…once you have a Solvang 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk glass, pay only $15 per person for a pack of 5 more tasting tickets – that’s 10 more tastes – for any 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk!

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