March in the Santa Ynez Valley
March is about to spring itself upon us here at Visit Santa Ynez Valley. We hope you enjoyed the fun of ringing in the New Year here or spirited your honey away for a romantic Valentine’s Day interlude in one of our charming towns of Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang. We find that most people who indulge in a weekend getaway in Santa Ynez want to come back again and again.
Be entertained at the Santa Ynez Valley Concert Series, St. Mark’s 42nd Season of Great Performances! Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 7pm, St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, 2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos, CA 93441. Pianist Conor Hanick is regarded as one of his generation’s most inquisitive interpreters of music new and old. He performs Piano Sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven and Galina Ustvolskaya.
Lepiane Wines Winemaker’s Dinner
Join winemaker Alison Thomson and Chef Melissa Scrymgeour March 3, 6:30 PM – 9 PM, for a five-course meal and wine pairing poured by the winemaker herself. She is one of the most exciting winemakers in California and her gorgeous wines are a reflection of her joyous spirit. Her Nebbiolo is like a warm blanket – wrapping you in a warmth you’ll want to revisit again and again.
At this private dinner, you’ll have the opportunity to meet Alison and experience five of Lepiane’s exquisite wines, each beautifully paired with a course from Clean Slate’s own Chef Melissa Scrymgeour.
Clean Slate Wine Bar, 448 Atterdag Rd., Solvang, CA 93463. (805) 302-1787).
With only 30 tickets available, this event will sell out fast.
PURCHASE Winemaker Dinner TICKETS HERE
An Affaire of the Vine
March 11, 2 – 5:00 pm, Kalyra Winery, 343 N. Refugio Road, Santa Ynez, CA 93460.
The United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County invites you to join us at Kalyra Winery for a fun afternoon supporting the kids who need us most in our North County communities. Enjoy unique wine blends from the winemakers at Kalyra Winery, gourmet h’or dourves and dessert pairings, along with live local music and spectacular views of the Santa Ynez Valley – all proceeds will go directly to our highest need kids!
Buy Affair of the Vine Tickets
Bob’s Well Bread Bakery
550 Bell St, Los Alamos, CA 93440
The iconic Bob’s Well Bread Bakery and restaurant that is a must-go destination in Los Alamos and Ballard in the Santa Ynez Valley, announces its annual pre-order for St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17, 2022, featuring Bob’s artisan Rye Bread; Roasted Potato Bread with Caramelized Onions and Mustard Seed; Irish Soda Bread; Pistachio Croissant and Chocolate Pistachio Croissant. Email all pre-orders.
Bob’s classic St. Patrick’s Day breads make a perfect gift for any celebration and partner extremely well with green beer. Pre-orders are available now through the end of the day of Monday, March 13, 2023, and may be picked up on Thursday, March 16, and on St. Patrick’s Day, Friday, March 17, 2023, during operating hours. The holiday specials will be offered on a first come, first served basis as supply lasts.
Please note Bob’s Well Bread will be open on St. Patrick’s Day. Pickup hours are from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Los Alamos and 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Ballard location. The Kitchen serves the café menu until 3:00 p.m. at both locations.
Entertainment at the at the Chumash Casino
Be entertained by the The Megastar Ms. Sharon Cuneta, The Asia’s Songbird Ms. Regine Veleasquez, Musical Directors Mr. Louie Ocampo & Mr. Raul Mitra
Saturday, March 18th 2023, 8PM
$99, $109, $119, $129, $139
Buellton Wine and Chili Festival
Sunday March 19th, 2023, 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Some Like it Hot: For those whose gastronomic tastes trend more toward the spicy end of the spectrum, make plans to be in town for the Buellton Wine and Chili Festival at Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground from 12 – 4:30 p.m.!
30+ wineries, craft breweries, spirits, seltzer and kombucha!
Street faire vendors and Live Music,
AND LOTS OF CHILI AND SALSA!
Flying Flags RV Resort and Campground, 180 Ave Of The Flags, Buellton, CA 93427
An Evening with Peter White & Richard Elliot
Friday evening, March 24, 7 – 9:30 pm, enjoy an Evening with Peter White & Richard Elliot at the Solvang Festival Theater.
A popular British electric and nylon-string guitarist, Peter White is known for his lyrical and inventive approach to contemporary smooth jazz and fusion.
Peter White and Richard Elliot have released a number of Top Ten Billboard Jazz Albums, including 1998’s Perfect Moment, 2001’s Glow, 2009’s Good Day, and 2016’s Groovin’.
Buy Tickets Solvang Festival Theater, 420 2nd Street, Solvang, CA 93463
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day: You’ll be in luck with the rest of the great St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Santa Ynez Valley. Rest assured there will be plenty of corned beef and cabbage, green beer, and toe-tapping music for your wee celebratin’. What could be more Irish than Fitzpatrick’s Tavern? Located in the center of Solvang, this pub and grill offers traditional and “not-so traditional” fare.
The Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez features Country and Rock night with Are We Not Horses, Friday, March 17th and Saturday, March 18, 8:30pm -11:30pm. Dance to Classic rock and some Irish ditties.
It doesn’t all have to be a big Irish celebration. You can enjoy plenty of wineries, outdoor activities, shopping, and art museums in Santa Ynez Valley any time of the year. It’s a lovely area and you are welcome here.
We may be Danish, but we like a bit of the Irish too! Before following the rainbow to Santa Ynez Valley in March, look here for listing of Santa Ynez hotels and Santa Ynez Valley restaurants. You can also find a complete listing of things to do in Santa Ynez Valley.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Visit Santa Ynez Valley!
About Visit Santa Ynez Valley: Visit Santa Ynez Valley provides listings of the best places to eat in Solvang, best Santa Ynez wineries, and lists things to do in Santa Ynez Valley. Visit the website at https://www.visitsyz.com for complete visitor services. “Like” the Facebook page for ideas on planning Santa Ynez vacations. Call 805-450-8841 or email info@VisitSYV.com to arrange a fun St. Patrick’s Day or March weekend getaway to the Santa Ynez Valley.
About VisitSYV.com: Visit Santa Ynez Valley provides listings of the best Santa Ynez wineries, best places to eat in Solvang, Santa Ynez hotels and inns, and things to do in Santa Ynez Valley. Visit the website at www.VisitSYV.com for complete travel and visitor services. “Like” the Facebook page for ideas on planning Santa Ynez vacations. Email info@VisitSYV.com for help planning your next vacation in the Santa Ynez Valley.