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Community Day at The Wildling Museum

February 21 - March 12
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA

Enjoy free admission during Community Day at the Wildling Museum! See the current exhibits, shop the gift store, buy work by the featured local artist, and get creative at the drop-in art activity. The third Wednesday of every month is Solvang Third Wednesday. It is a great day to visit Solvang with the Farmers Market, […]

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Farstrup-Mortensen Lecture at Bethania Lutheran Church

February 23 - February 25
Bethania Lutheran Church
Solvang, CA

Each year we present world-class scholars and educators who present reasoned and scholarly interpretations based on current evidence. Join us for fellowship and fascinating discussion in the best Grundtvigian tradition.

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Ascension Winemaker Dinner at Bottlest!

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - February 23 @ 9:00 pm
Bottlest Winery, Bar & Bistro
Buellton, CA

Bottlest is excited to welcome Winemaker Erick Allen from Ascension Cellars in Paso Robles for a special 6-course winemaker dinner! Each course, expertly prepared by Bottlest Chef Owen Hanavan, will be paired with an Ascension Cellars wine selected by Certified Sommelier Allison Crawford. Here is the Menu: 1ST COURSE Oyster and Yuzu *Ascension Wine Pairing: […]

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Pastel Workshop with Chris Chapman

February 24 @ 10:00 am - February 24 @ 2:30 pm
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA

Have you always wanted to try pastels? Join artist Chris Chapman for a fun and productive day creating small to medium size pastel paintings in the classroom. We’ll cover composition, values, and color shapes. All levels welcome! Bring your ideas, sketches, or photo references to inspire you. Chris will begin with a brief demonstration, then […]

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“Back to the Futures” Tasting of the Pioneers of Santa Barbara County

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - February 24 @ 5:00 pm

, CA

JOIN US at Pico Restaurant & Wine Shop in downtown Los Alamos from 2 to 5:00 p.m. This unique tasting gives the public access to taste and buy wines ahead of bottling. February, 24th marks the first futures tasting for the Pioneers of Santa Barbara County, a group comprising the early trailblazers and vintners that […]

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Standing Sun Wines Presents Marty O’Reilly and The Old Soul Orchestra

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - February 24 @ 10:00 pm
Standing Sun Wines
Buellton, CA

This quartet takes traditional American Roots and ads an innovative and creatively fresh sound. Originally from Santa Cruz, CA Marty O’Reillly and The Old Soul Orchestra combines their soulful world-weary vocals with cinematic song craft to create the unique sound that is theirs alone. Combining electric guitar, violin, keys, upright bass, drums and percussion, this […]

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Wine & Cheese Pairing at Ken Brown Wines

February 25 @ 11:30 am - February 25 @ 2:00 pm
Ken Brown Wines
Buellton, CA

Join Ken along with Chef Louise Smith on a journey through the delicious world of wine and cheese. During this seated tasting you will sample a selection of Ken Brown wines, including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah, each perfectly paired with a different artisan cheese. Seatings are offered at 11:30 am or 2:00 […]

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Chef’s Table Dinner at The Bear & Star

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - February 25 @ 10:00 pm
The Bear and Star
, CA

The Bear and Star continues their collaborative Chef’s Table Dinners with Chef Neal Fraser of Redbird on Sunday, February 25, 2018. The five-course tasting dinner championing Southern California restaurant talent staged in the Chef’s Room blends products raised on the Parker ranch with inspiration from Los Angeles County. Seatings available at 6:30 and 7:30. Menu: […]

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SYV Touch-A-Truck

March 3 @ 10:00 am - March 3 @ 2:00 pm
Bethania Preschool
Solvang, CA

The SYV Touch-A-Truck is a family-friendly event for all ages and is open to everyone! This event provides a unique experience for kids, and kids at heart, to climb on, climb in, honk horns and turn on sirens of all kinds of vehicles! Kiddos will also enjoy bounce houses, face painting, petting zoo, and low-cost […]

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Pine Needle Basket Class with Kathy Badrak and Karen Osland

March 3 @ 10:00 am - March 3 @ 4:00 pm
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA

In this class, participants will learn to coil a delicate pine needle basket. Students will be able to choose from a variety of basket start bases, such as polished stone, pottery start, or botanicals. Using flexible pine needles and waxed linen, students will learn the skills to create a completed basket. Each finished basket will […]

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2nd Annual Women Winemakers Dinner

March 8 @ 5:30 pm - March 8 @ 9:00 pm
K'Syrah Event Venue
Solvang, CA

With a higher percentage of female winemakers than most of the world’s wine regions, Santa Barbara Wine Country has much to celebrate on International Women’s Day, which focuses on working women. Our belief is that our wines shine with great food and good company, and we invite you to join us “at the table”. Expect […]

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Solvang Century, Metric & Half Century

March 10 @ 6:00 am - March 10 @ 6:30 pm
Hotel Corque
Solvang, CA

This is the 36th Annual version of this 100, 70 or 50 mile bike ride. Starts and finishes at the Hotel Corque on Saturday, March 10, 2018. For more information or to register or volunteer, go to www.BikeSCOR.com or call (800) 548-4447.

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Make Your Own Cutting Board

March 10 @ 10:00 am - March 10 @ 4:00 pm
Shaun Boyd Made This Furniture & Custom Design
Buellton , CA

Each course is a single day from 10am to approximately 4pm. The course will be based around each participant building a hardwood cutting board from start to finish. Think of it as Woodworking 101 with no prior experience necessary. The great thing about making a cutting board is that many woodworking techniques are used for […]

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Standing Sun Wines Presents Elijah Ocean with Shelby Earl

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - March 10 @ 10:00 pm
Standing Sun Wines
Buellton, CA

Elijah Ocean plays American music. It’s conceived on highways between cities past their prime. It’s born from memories and dreams of fresh starts. There’s a rich history to draw from places like Nashville, Memphis, Muscle Shoals, Bakersfield and Austin, but Ocean doesn’t desire a repeat. He celebrates the multi-generational canon of American music while adding […]

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26th Annual Taste of Solvang

March 14 - March 18

, CA

26th Annual Taste of Solvang Join us Wednesday-Sunday, March 14-18, 2018 for a unique experiential culinary weekend featuring Solvang farmers, chefs, bakers, winemakers, brewers, distillers and artisans showcasing the bounty of Santa Barbara wine country set amidst our quaint Danish town. Taste your way through dozens of restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and wine and beer tasting […]

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Free Noontime Opera Performance

March 14 @ 12:00 pm - March 14 @ 1:00 pm
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA

FREE Noontime Concerts at the Wildling Museum. Presented by Opera Santa Barbara. Performances by Byron Mayes, Chelsea Melamed, Elle Valera, and Jonathan Walker-Van Keuren. Seating is first come, first served.

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Buellton Wine and Chili Festival

Buellton Wine and Chili Festival

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - March 18 @ 4:30 pm
Flying Flags RV Resort and Campground
Buellton, CA

JOIN US AT THE BUELLTON WINE AND CHILI FESTIVAL!!! Welcome to the 5th annual Buellton Wine and Chili Festival (and Craft Beer) at the beautiful Flying Flags RV Resort on Sunday, March 18th from 12 – 4:30 p.m.! Sample from over 25 wineries, craft breweries and spirits, and some of the best local chefs, and restaurants, competing to […]

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NatureTrack Film Festival

March 23 @ 4:00 pm - March 25 @ 5:00 pm

Los Olivos, CA

The NatureTrack Film Festival (NTFF) has selected films from over 20 different countries for the inaugural event scheduled for March 23 – 25 in Los Olivos, CA. Films from around the world were submitted in a variety of categories, with close to 60 selected for the film festival that truly ignite passion for nature through […]

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45th Anniversary Celebration

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - March 24 @ 3:00 pm
Zaca Mesa Winery
Los Olivos, CA

Zaca Mesa Winery is celebrating 45 years of winemaking! Founded in 1973, it was one of the first wineries in the region. Over the years, Zaca Mesa has become known as a trailblazer for Rhône varietals and has been the training ground for many esteemed winemakers in Santa Barbara County. Join us in celebrating our […]

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ZENTANGLE® MEDITATIVE ART FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - March 24 @ 8:00 pm
Gypsy Studios
Buellton, CA

Teaching ourselves ways to slow down, relax, meditate, and be present are all important life-skills that are all too often are put on the sideline of endless homework, practices and squeezing in what social time you can. Grab your best friends and join us at Gypsy Studios as we take an evening to explore a […]

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ZENTANGLE® MEDITATIVE ART FOR ADULTS

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - March 29 @ 8:00 pm
Gypsy Studios
Buellton, CA

Teaching ourselves ways to slow down, relax, meditate, and be present are all important life-skills that are all too often put on the sideline of our busy schedules and never ending list of things to accomplish. Grab your best friends (or take a night for yourself), get your favorite bottle of wine and join us […]

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Live Music at The Good Life

March 31 @ 8:00 pm - March 31 @ 10:30 pm
The Good Life
Solvang, CA

Join us as we welcome for the FIRST TIME – Keeping Up With The Joneses. Evan and Shyla have been good friends of The Good Life for years and we are honored to have them here with us to perform! The Good Life is Solvang’s premier bottle shop/bar/tasting room specializing in local, artisan wines and […]

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Kalyra Winery Easter Party

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - April 1 @ 4:00 pm
Kalyra Winery
Santa Ynez, CA

Bring the entire family for a fun day in the vineyard of egg decoration, Easter Egg Hunt, music, food and wine (alcohol for 21+ only) The event is FREE and open to the public.

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FIGURE DRAWING WEEKEND WORKSHOP

April 21 @ 8:00 am - April 22 @ 5:00 pm
Gypsy Studios
Buellton, CA

Have you always been drawn to the beauty of charcoal sketches? Yearned to learn how to pick up a pencil and make a quick sketch of the person in front of you? Or are you an experienced sketch artist but struggle to find models to sit for you and have grown rusty in an art […]

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36th Annual Vintners Festival

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - April 21 @ 4:00 pm

, CA

Join us for the 36th Annual Vintners Festival in majestic Santa Barbara Wine Country, where vintners still pour their own wines. Taste from over 100 wineries, savor our best local fare from farmers to foragers, and meet the chefs who make it magical. Drink in the sparkling Bubble Lounge, listen to live music, learn from […]

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Vintners Winemaker Dinner with Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - April 21 @ 9:00 pm
First & Oak
Solvang, CA

Executive Chef Steven Snook of First & Oak at the Mirabelle invites you to celebrate the Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Festival weekend with an exquisite menu paired to a flight of Lucas & Lewellen wines. This special winemaker dinner has limited availability and will sell out so reserve early.

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Art, Nature and Poetry

April 29 @ 4:00 pm
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA

Celebrate Poetry Month at the Wildling! Guest poetry readings with a nature focus and an open mic opportunity for those who would like to share their own poems. For more information, call (805) 686-8315 or www.wildlingmuseum.org

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Hollywood Revisited – A Tribute in Costume and Song

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - May 5 @ 10:00 pm
Solvang Festival Theater
Solvang, CA

Experience what it’s like to watch the stars walk the red carpet as your favorite Tinseltown classics come to life in Hollywood Revisited. This stunning musical revue showcases a truly dazzling lineup of costumes actually worn by the stars in the original Hollywood films.                        […]

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Mother’s Day at Kalyra Winery

May 13 @ 10:00 am - May 13 @ 5:00 pm
Kalyra Winery
Santa Ynez, CA

Bring Mom, Grandma, Moms to be, Step Moms, Foster Mom, Fur baby Moms…we love them all. Music by Brady Harris on the porch, Food Truck and wine (for 21+ only). Free to attend and open to the public

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Movie Night at Kalyra Winery

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - May 19 @ 9:30 pm
Kalyra Winery
Santa Ynez, CA

Join us under the stars for Kalyra’s outdoor movie night. Bring your chair, warm blanket and the entire family. Featured Movie “Moana” so fun for all the kids too. Free to attend, Wine, Popcorn and Food Truck pay onsite. Must be 21+ for alcohol. We ID

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Toccata at Toscana

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - May 24 @ 9:00 pm
Toscana
Solvang, CA

The local, Cal-Ital, estate wines of Toccata taste even better paired to the authentic Italian cuisine of Chef Mancuso. Join Louis and Royce for a fun spring evening where we’ll share six beautiful courses served family style to some of our favorite Toccata wine releases.

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Pastel Class with Chris Chapman

May 26 @ 10:00 am - May 26 @ 2:30 pm
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA

Have you always wanted to try pastels? Join artist Chris Chapman for a fun and productive day creating small to medium size pastel paintings in the classroom. We’ll cover composition, values, and color shapes. All levels welcome! Bring your ideas, sketches, or photo references to inspire you. Chris will begin with a brief demonstration, then […]

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“Princess Bride” Movie Night at Kalyra Winery

August 11 @ 5:00 pm - August 11 @ 9:30 pm
Kalyra Winery
Santa Ynez, CA

Join us under the stars for another fabulous movie: “Princess Bride” at our outdoor theater. Bring a chair, a blanket and a friend, the entire family too. Wine, food, popcorn will be available for sale. Wine to 21+ only. Movie is FREE and starts at dusk.

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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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“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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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 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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