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Mamma Mia!

July 27 @ 8:00 pm - August 26 @ 11:00 pm

, CA

Mamma Mia! Solvang Festival Theater July 27 – August 26, 2018 A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. On the eve of her wedding, Sophie has secretly invited three men from her mother Donna’s past back to the Greek island paradise they last visited 20 years ago, in a quest to discover the identity of […]

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The Winemaker’s Tour

August 14 @ 10:00 am - March 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Mirabelle Inn
Solvang, CA

Starting at $125 per person (excludes 15% service charge) Experience a wine tour in the eyes of a winemaker as he takes you through a tour of Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country like you’ve never seen before. This is a 4-hour tour led by Sean Hogan, Coquelicot’s Assistant winemaker and includes a chef prepared lunch […]

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Landscape Weekend Workshop Course

August 18 @ 9:00 am - August 19 @ 5:00 pm
Gypsy Studios Landing
Buellton, CA

Are you looking to jump-start, develop or expand your landscape painting abilities? Learn how landscape artists layout their compositions, simplify what the eye sees, use a variety of brushes and stroke to communicate different foliage, the importance of shade, color, and tint in expressing planes and so much more. Don’t worry if none of that […]

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Nature Regenerated

August 19 @ 10:00 am - August 19 @ 5:00 pm
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA

The Wildling is proud to present its annual photography competition, celebrating its 10th year! Photographers were encouraged to capture examples of nature’s magical ability to regenerate and thrive. All winning entries in the Adult and Junior Categories will be exhibited at the Wildling Museum in the summer of 2018 and on the Wildling website. Cash […]

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Babcock Wine & Vintage

August 19 @ 10:00 am - August 19 @ 5:00 pm
Babcock Wine & Winery
Lompoc, CA

JOIN US for Vintage & other Cool Finds, Music, Food & Wine! 20+ Merchants bringing their Best. The Fabulous Tina Schlieske & the Graceland Exiles playing Sunday! No Entry Fee.

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Ken Brown 2015 Rita’s Crown Pinot Noir Release Party

August 19 @ 11:00 am - August 19 @ 4:00 pm
Ken Brown Wines Tasting Room
Buellton, CA

Join us as we celebrate the release of our Rita’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir from the superb 2015 vintage. Stop by for a taste and explore our other Sta. Rita Hills wines as well. Light appetizers will be served. No reservations required. Be sure to check out the Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance annual Wine […]

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First & Oak Local’s Night Thursdays

August 23 @ 5:30 pm - August 23 @ 8:30 pm
First & Oak
Solvang, CA

We invite our friends from Buellton, Ballard, Solvang, Los Alamos, Los Olivos and the greater Santa Ynez Valley to enjoy a special Local’s Only menu. Four Courses $45 Wine Pairing $15 (1st three courses) Coquelicot Organic Estate Wines 1/2 Priced Bottles *VEGETARIAN & DIETARY RESTRICTIONS ALWAYS AVAILABLE

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Friday Featured Winemaker: Chuck Carlson of Carlson Wines at Los Olivos Wine Merchant

August 24 @ 5:30 pm - August 24 @ 6:30 pm
Los Olivos Wine Merchant and Cafe
Los Olivos, CA

Meet Chuck Carlson as he pours three featured Carlson wines at the Los Olivos Wine Merchant and Cafe, Friday night August 24th, $25 per person includes small plates!

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Music Under The Stars

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - August 24 @ 9:00 pm
The Landsby
Solvang, CA

Join us at The Landsby for Music Under the Stars. Saturdays 6 – 9 pm in our Village Courtyard Enjoy live music & good food & good company!

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Jo Koy at the Chumash Casino

August 24 @ 8:00 pm - August 24 @ 10:00 pm
Chumash Casino Resort
Santa Ynez, CA

For decades Jo Koy has been selling out comedy clubs and theaters across the nation. Known for his explosive energy and relatable family material, his standup stands out for its universal appeal. Join the frequent The Adam Carolla podcast guest in the Central Coast on his latest comedy tour. Tickets will go fast – buy […]

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Beckmen’s Summer Saturdays: Food & Live Music

August 25 @ 11:00 am - August 25 @ 7:00 pm
Beckmen Vineyards
Los Olivos, CA

Join us this summer to celebrate our 25th anniversary! We’ve extended our Saturday hours and are open 11am – 7pm every Saturday from July through September. Savor a tasting flight, wine by the glass, or wine by the bottle as you soak up the long summer afternoons and our stunning vineyard views! Visit us from […]

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Kalyra Summer BBQ

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - August 25 @ 5:00 pm
Kalyra Winery
Santa Ynez, CA

Enjoy an afternoon of music, authentic Santa Maria BBQ and great wine at the Kalyra Winery and Vineyard. Families welcome and open to the public. Must be 21+ to consume and purchase alcohol. Call for pricing 805-693-8864

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30th Anniversary Art Opening Reception

August 25 @ 4:00 pm - August 25 @ 6:00 pm
Elverhoj Museum of History & Art
Solvang, CA

The Elverhoj Museum of History and Art is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a grand exhibition titled Past, Present & Future. The show forms a visual tribute to artists of the past who are no longer with us, along with a curated selection of works by contemporary artists whose art has been shown in the […]

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Muni Muvie Night at the Alamo Motel

August 25 @ 8:00 pm - August 25 @ 10:00 pm
Municipal Winemakers Los Alamos
Los Alamos, CA

Join us under the stars! Bring your snacks, picnic blanks and chairs and we’ll provide the popcorn and good ol’ cinema. Now showing: National Lampoon’s Summer Vacation

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The Healing Wisdom of Nature

August 26 @ 3:00 pm - August 26 @ 4:00 pm
Wildling Museum
Solvang, CA

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature is delighted to announce our August artist talk, The Healing Wisdom of Nature by Dr. Chalquist. It will take place on Sunday, August 26th from 3-4pm. In this presentation, Dr. Chalquist will discuss how nature contact heals us on many levels, and how ancient myths and folktales contain […]

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Roots & Boots 90’s Electric Throwdown

August 31 @ 8:00 pm - August 31 @ 10:00 pm
Chumash Casino Resort
Santa Ynez, CA

Three country stars. One electric band. Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye perform their biggest 90s hits on the same tour! Get down with Kershaw’s modern honky tonk style with songs such as “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful. Hear the deep, Southern Twang with Tippin’s “There Ain’t Nothing Wrong with the Radio.” And feel […]

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Hannibal Buress at the Chumash Casino

September 7 @ 8:00 pm - September 7 @ 10:00 pm
Chumash Casino Resort
Santa Ynez, CA

The standup comic brings his observational humor and witty satire to the Samala Showroom. Enjoy a night of laughs with the former Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock writer and former co-host of Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show. The comedian has appeared in such feature films as The Secret Life of Pets and Spider-man […]

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Solvang Danish Days

September 14 @ 4:00 pm - September 16 @ 4:00 pm
Downtown Solvang
Solvang, CA

California’s premier Danish heritage festival, “Solvang Danish Days” (www.solvangdanishdays.org), returns in 2018 to celebrate its 82nd anniversary with an event weekend line-up set for Friday through Sunday, September 14 through 16, 2018. Solvang Danish Days 2018 will once again provide attendees with a total Danish immersion experience while helping to preserve Solvang’s authentic Danish heritage, […]

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Friday Night “Wine Down”

September 14 @ 4:00 pm - September 14 @ 6:00 pm
Sanford Winery
Lompoc, CA

After a long week, come “wine down” with us at Sanford! On select Fridays enjoy live music, delicious food, specials and of course… wine! So kick back and relax with friends, we can’t think of a better way to start the weekend!

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Friday Night “Wine Down”

September 14 @ 4:30 pm - September 14 @ 6:00 pm
Sanford Winery
Lompoc, CA

After a long week, come “wine down” with us at Sanford! On select Fridays enjoy live music, delicious food, specials and of course… wine! So kick back and relax with friends, we can’t think of a better way to start the weekend!

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Natural Perfume Workshop

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - September 15 @ 4:00 pm
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA

Explore the art of natural perfumery in a 3-hour workshop with Susan Farber of Sol Aromatics on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 1 pm to 4 pm. You will learn how to formulate your very own fragrance with botanical essences gathered from around the world. The workshop will include a lively educational discussion of 18 […]

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“Sideways” Movie Night at Kalyra Winery

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - September 15 @ 10:00 pm
Kalyra Winery
Santa Ynez, CA

Join us under the stars for our annual showing of “Sideways”; the academy award winning film that lauched the Central Coast onto the wine tasting destination map. Bring a chair and warm blanket and a friend. Wine, Popcorn and Food available for purchase; Movie is FREE. Alcohol for 21+ only. We ID Movie starts at […]

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Artist Talk: Art as Alchemical Portal to Nature

September 23 @ 3:00 pm - September 23 @ 4:00 pm
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA

Through art we embrace and even become nature; we connect to natural roots of being that make us remember that we are part of nature as well as part of culture. Susan Rowland’s talk uses depth psychology and alchemy to show what modern western life has forgotten, ignored or repressed, that the imagination is the […]

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Wine Country Weekend: Past, Present and Future

September 28 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Various Wine Tasting Rooms
Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, Buellton, Solvang, CA

Welcome to The Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association’s new fall passport weekend September 28-30, 2018! Wine Country Weekend: Past, Present and Future is a 3-day event with a twist. In addition to tasting current wines, you’ll be able to sample past vintages AND future releases. When you find what you love, you’ll be given […]

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Wine Country Weekend: Past, Present and Future

September 28 @ 11:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Various Tasting Rooms
Santa Ynez Valley, CA

Welcome to our new fall passport weekend September 28-30, 2018! Wine Country Weekend: Past, Present and Future is a 3-day event with a twist. In addition to tasting current wines, you’ll be able to sample past vintages AND future releases. When you find what you love, you’ll be given the opportunity to pre-purchase your favorites […]

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Friday Featured Winemaker: Rancho Sisquoc’s Winemakers at the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

September 28 @ 5:30 pm - September 28 @ 6:30 pm
Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe
Los Olivos, CA

Meet Sarah Holt Mullins as she pours three featured Rancho Sisquoc wines at the Los Olivos Wine Merchant and Cafe, Friday night September 28th, $25 per person includes small plates!

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Farm & Ranch Dinner at Alisal Historic Adobe ft. Buttonwood Farm Winery

September 29 @ 3:30 pm - September 29 @ 7:30 pm
Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
Solvang, CA

For 50 years Buttonwood Farm has been producing goodness from the hills and vales of our land. Even before this family’s stewardship, there was decades of ranching and farming history. To celebrate our Jubilee anniversary, we are partnering with the Alisal Ranch for a feast that will celebrate the beauty of our valley, the roots […]

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Gourd Class with Kathy Badrak

October 6 @ 10:00 am - October 6 @ 4:00 pm
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA

In this class, participants will create a colorful gourd bowl with a seagrass or a vine rim. Several other rim finishes such as jute, grapevine and other natural materials will be shared with the students. Class is suitable for any level of experience with techniques and/or materials. The students should be able to finish their […]

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Sanford’s Annual Harvest in the Hills

October 6 @ 11:30 am - October 6 @ 3:30 pm
Sanford Winery
Lompoc, CA

Join us for our Annual Harvest Party, held at our beautiful estate in the Sta. Rita Hills! Come celebrate another successful harvest with: Wine & barrel tastings The always popular Jim Becker playing your favorite classic songs Delicious Autostrada Wood Fired Pizza Plus! Our Winery Production and Vineyard teams will host hay ride tours through […]

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The Poetry of Transition

October 6 @ 4:00 pm - October 6 @ 6:00 pm
Elverhoj Museum of History & Art
Solvang, CA

The Elverhoj Museum of History and Art is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a grand exhibition titled Past, Present & Future. The show forms a visual tribute to artists of the past who are no longer with us along with a curated selection of works by contemporary artists whose art has been shown in the […]

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Ken Jeong at the Chumash Casino

October 12 @ 8:00 pm - October 12 @ 10:00 pm
Chumash Casino Resort
Santa Ynez, CA

Dont Miss Ken Jeong Live on stage!

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The Great Grape Stomp at Kalyra Winery

October 13 @ 11:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pm
Kalyra Winery
Santa Ynez, CA

Voted the Central Coast’s best grape stomp event Kalyra is hosting it’s 16th Grape Stomp on October 13th, 2018. A day for the entire family filled with music, food trucks, wine (for 21+) and of course GRAPE STOMPING. Open to the public and members. This event sells out every year so don’t delay in getting […]

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The Art of Brunch

October 14 @ 11:00 am - October 14 @ 2:00 pm
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA

Mark your calendar for Sunday, October 14th, when the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature will hold its annual fall event—The Art of Brunch. You are invited to enjoy this unique brunch experience that transforms the Wildling’s first-floor gallery for one day into a delightfully creative social event. The Art of Brunch features a bouquet […]

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Day in the Country Town Fest

October 20 @ 10:00 am - October 20 @ 4:00 pm
Los Olivos, CA
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! Day in the Country […]

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Creative Commons

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - October 25 @ 6:00 pm
Elverhoj Museum of History & Art
Solvang, CA

The Elverhoj Museum of History and Art is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a grand exhibition titled Past, Present & Future. The show forms a visual tribute to artists of the past who are no longer with us along with a curated selection of works by contemporary artists whose art has been shown in the […]

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Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - October 26 @ 10:00 pm
Chumash Casino Resort
Santa Ynez, CA

Don’t Miss The Rocky Horror Picture show live on the Samala Showroom stage at Chumash Casino Resort!

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The Great Pumpkin Festival at Kalyra Winery

October 27 @ 11:00 am - October 27 @ 5:00 pm
Kalyra Winery
Santa Ynez, CA

A fun family event with pumpkin decorating, scary scavenger hunt, candy prizes and great wine (wine for 21+ only) FREE to attend and open to the public. Adult and child costumes encouraged for costume contest prizes.

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Veteran’s Day Celebration at Kalyra Winery

November 11 @ 10:00 am - November 11 @ 5:00 pm
Kalyra Winery
Santa Ynez, CA

Bring the entire family for an afternoon of music, food and relaxing in the Santa Ynez Valley. All veterans receive complimentary glass of wine. Wine served to those 21+ only. Please drink responsibly. FREE to the public to attend

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Sanford’s Deck the Barrel Room: Winemaker Dinner

December 8 @ 5:30 pm - December 8 @ 8:30 pm
Sanford Winery
Lompoc, CA

Join us for a festive evening of extraordinary wine and paired dinner in our majestic West Barrel room in honor of the holidays.

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