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Nature Beckons Exhibit at Gallery Los Olivos

May 1 @ 10:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm
Gallery Los Olivos
Los Olivos, CA

Artists Carol Talley and Terri Taber exhibit central coast landscape paintings at Gallery Los Olivos May 1- 31

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Spring Getaway Package at Mirabelle Inn in Solvang

May 11 - June 3

, CA

$299 includes 1 Night Stay and 4 Course Complimentary Dinner for Two at First & Oak. Offer Details: Book now through 6/3 (excluding Friday & Saturday). Dinner package excludes beverages, taxes, and gratuities. This offer is not valid with other discounts and promotions. Must book through the Mirabelle Inn website or by calling directly at […]

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Buttonwood Winery Peach Farm Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country

May 27, 2018: Buttonwood Farm Tour

May 27 @ 10:00 am - May 27 @ 11:30 am
Buttonwood Farm Winery
Solvang, CA

Join us for a farm tour through the peach orchard. Learn about our sustainable farming methods and the characteristics of our diverse peach varietals on this walking tour. You’ll enjoy a tasting of fresh peaches and learn about other items made from Buttonwood Farm produce. The tour will end at the tasting room where guests […]

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Music/Food/Massages at Buttonwood Winery & Vineyard Garden

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - May 27 @ 3:00 pm
Buttonwood Winery & Vineyard
Solvang, CA

Folk/rock musician Loren Radis will perform from noon to 3 p.m. Also available at this time will be a variety of homemade, fresh empanadas from Taste of Argentine and chair massages with Janine Taylor.

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Winemaker Dinner Featuring Zaca Mesa

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - May 30 @ 8:00 pm
Bottlest Winery Bar & Bistro
BUELLTON, CA

Come join us for a winemaking dinner featuring Zaca Mesa. Four courses with wine pairings. Includes a meet and greet with Zaca Mesa winemaker Kristen Bryder and Executive Chef Owen Hanavan. $65 per person.

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SUMMER BLOOM Exhibit at Gallery Los Olivos

June 1 @ 10:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm
Gallery Los Olivos
Los Olivos, CA

“SUMMER BLOOM” a collection of plein air and studio paintings by award-winning pastel artists, Deborah Breedon and Kris Buck at Gallery Los Olivos. exhibiting June 1 – 30 Gallery Los Olivos, 2920 Grand Ave, Los Olivos. The gallery is open daily 10 am – 5 pm. 805 688-7517 www.GalleryLosOlivos.com Mustard Spring Los Carneros.jpg

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Birdwatching Walk at Zaca Mesa Winery

June 3 @ 9:00 am - June 3 @ 11:00 am
Zaca Mesa Winery
Los Olivos , CA

The Santa Ynez Valley is home to a plethora of different bird species, ranging from Acorn Woodpeckers to Bullock’s Orioles. On June 3rd, a local bird enthusiast will lead you on an hour-long walking tour of our estate. Along the way, you will have the chance to learn about these different species first hand while […]

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Kids Water Art workshop at Wildling Museum

June 3 @ 10:00 am - June 3 @ 12:00 pm
Wildling Museum
Solvang, CA

Artists Jill Littlewood and Pamela Zwehl-Burke are leading a workshop with a guided tour the River’s Journey art exhibition and a group conversation about how important water is in THEIR lives. After the gallery tour, the kids will create accordion-fold artists’ book and fill it with drawings, words, collaged images, painted images, inspired by their […]

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Los Olivos Block Party: Locals Love

June 3 @ 11:00 am - June 3 @ 5:00 pm
Los Olivos, CA
Los Olivos, CA

Join us in Los Olivos as we celebrate the start of summer at our town Block Party! Come get some “Locals Love” with specials all over town, created just for this day. We’re even planning a mini bocce tournament at our local tasting rooms here in town! You’ll find wine specials, food trucks, live music […]

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Sip & Shop at Fess Parker Spa & Boutique

June 3 @ 3:00 pm - June 3 @ 7:00 pm
Spa and Boutique
, CA

Enjoy complimentary bites and Fesstivity sparkling wine in the Garden as you shop our Summer Collection.

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Open Mic Night!

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - June 8 @ 10:30 pm
The Good Life
Solvang, CA

Hosted by local singer/songwriter Cash Cooper. Open Mic Night is held the 2nd Friday of EVERY month and features some of the best singer/songwriter/musicians in the SYV. Sign ups are at 7pm with music beginning at 7:30pm. The Good Life is a retail bottle shop and bar specializing in local, small lot wines and California […]

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YOUTH ART SUMMER CAMP (CONTEMPORARY ART FOCUS)

June 11 @ 10:00 am - June 11 @ 2:00 pm
Gypsy Studios
Buellton, CA

Join Gypsy Studios this Summer as we enjoy an artistic journey exploring the creators, works and world of Contemporary Art ! We’ll be learning about the unique artistic styles and techniques of artist like Louise Nevelson, Keith Haring, Yoyoi Kusama and so many more! Each weeks emphasis will differ and focus on the art movement, […]

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Chef’s Table Dinner series featuring Ted Walter

June 12 @ 6:30 pm - June 12 @ 10:00 pm
The Bear and Star
, CA

The Bear & Star continues their collaborative Chef’s Table Dinners with Chef Ted Walter of acclaimed Passionsfish. For ticketing, go to https://www.exploretock.com/thebearandstar/. Menu: Morro Bay Oysters celery granita, raisin relish, caper Lamb Panchetta warm mustard greens, acorn, and farm herb pesto, manchego, roasted lamb belly roulade Cucumber Mint Gazpacho squash blossom beignet, goat cheese pannacotta […]

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7th Annual SYV Polo Classic

June 23 @ 11:00 am - June 23 @ 4:00 pm
Piocho Ranch
Santa Ynez, CA

The 7th Annual SYV Polo Classic is returning to Piocho Ranch at Happy Canyon Vineyard in Santa Ynez with the same smaller playing field and fast, action-packed polo. All guests are invited to dress for the occasion, with creative hats for the ladies encouraged. At the conclusion of the featured match, an awards ceremony is […]

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Brick Barn’s Pig Roast & Hummus Bar

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - June 23 @ 3:00 pm
Brick Barn Wine Estate
Buellton, CA

Celebrate the start of summertime as we collaborate with Chef Augusto Caudillo of Scratch Kitchen to host a festive pig roast complemented by homemade pickled vegetables and hummus. $50 non-members $35 members Includes food and wine tasting.

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Wine Country Bike Trek

June 29 - July 1
Midland School
Los Olivos, CA

The Wine Country Bike Trek is a unique and well-established cycling event that takes place in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley wine country and benefits People Helping People. Choose from a One-, Two-, or Three-Day ride with 30- and 50-mile routes each day. Volunteers will greet you every ten miles with fully catered rest stops. […]

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Friday Night Featured Winemaker: Rick Longoria at the Wine Merchant and Cafe

June 29 @ 5:30 pm - June 29 @ 6:30 pm
Los Olivos Wine Merchant and Cafe
Los Olivos, CA

Meet Rick Longoria as he pours three featured Longoria wines at the Los Olivos Wine Merchant and Cafe, Friday night June 29th, $25 per person includes small plates!

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Roberto Tapia at the Chumash Casino

June 29 @ 8:00 pm - June 29 @ 10:00 pm
Chumash Casino Resort
Santa Ynez, CA

One of the most sought after artists in norteño music, Roberto Tapia has been entertaining audiences with his natural talent and charisma since he was 17. His knack for writing corridos and performing different instruments has led to such hits like “El Pistolero,” “Amores como el Nuestro,” “La Fiesta” and Caminos. Join Tapia for an […]

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WFC 91 Live Boxing at the Chumash Casino

July 6 @ 5:30 pm - July 6 @ 8:00 pm
Chumash Casino Resort
Santa Ynez, CA

Experience some of the best mixed martial art stars go head to head live in a high-energy boxing showcase. During the World Fighting Championships™, athletes bring their talent, dedication and win-at-all-costs attitude to the combat sport. It’s a can’t-miss night of exciting brawls, impressive skill and beautiful ring girls. Buy your tickets today to get […]

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Luau/Pig Roast at Zaca Mesa Winery

July 7 @ 12:30 pm - July 7 @ 3:00 pm
Zaca Mesa Winery
Los Olivos , CA

Brought back by popular demand, we are hosting a pig roast for 4th of July weekend. Start your summer off right with an afternoon spent at Zaca Mesa Winery roasting and toasting! Come join us Saturday, July 7th, for a fun-filled day featuring a pig roast and live music! Tickets are $35 and include food […]

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Brian Regan Live at Chumash

July 13 @ 8:00 pm - July 13 @ 10:00 pm
Chumash Casino Resort
Santa Ynez, CA

Your favorite comedian’s favorite comedy brings his non-stop theater tour to the Central Coast. Regan’s unique standup blends smart jokes, sarcastic wit and physical humor for a night of big laughs. With his latest Netflix special, Brian Regan: Nunchucks And Flamethrowers, he joins the ranks of other well-respected comedians including Dave Chapelle, Chris Rock and […]

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SUMMER ART CAMP (IMPRESSIONISM ART FOCUS)

July 16 @ 10:00 am - July 16 @ 2:00 pm
Gypsy Studios
Buellton, CA

Join Gypsy Studios this Summer as we enjoy an artistic journey exploring the creators, works and world of Impressionism art ! We’ll be learning about the unique artistic styles and techniques of artist like Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cezanne and so many more! Each weeks emphasis will differ and focus on the art movement, genre or […]

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Calibre 50 at Chumash

July 20 @ 8:00 pm - July 20 @ 10:00 pm
Chumash Casino Resort
Santa Ynez, CA

The young quartet from Mazatlan, Sinaloa is a crossover success in Mexico and The United States. Come hear innovative songs from a variety of genres, including cumbias, corridos and rancheras in the Samala Showroom. Enjoy chart-topping hits live, such as “Aquí Estoy,” “Ni Que Estuvieras Tan Buena” and “Amor del Bueno.” Don’t miss your chance, […]

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Rockin’ our Roots – Concert in the Vines

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - July 21 @ 6:00 pm
Buttonwood Farm Winery
Solvang, CA

Come rock our roots with a summer concert at beautiful Buttonwood Farm Winery. Sit back, relax, and enjoy two live and lively bands – Soul Majestic and Crown City Bombers. Bring a lawn chair, a picnic, and your dancing shoes (or flip flops) as you sip on estate wines and feel the groove of the […]

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Friday Featured Local Winemaker: Matt Brady of Samsara at the Wine Merchant

July 27 @ 5:30 pm - July 27 @ 6:30 pm
Los Olivos Wine Merchant and Cafe
Los Olivos, CA

Meet winemaker Matt Brady as he pours three featured Samsara wines at the Los Olivos Wine Merchant and Cafe, Friday night April 27th, $25 per person includes small plates!

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Patti LaBelle

July 27 @ 8:00 pm - July 27 @ 10:00 pm
Chumash Casino Resort
Santa Ynez, CA

Come hear the Godmother of Soul belt out some of the greatest R&B hits of the past 50 years, including “If Only You Knew,” “Stir It Up” and “New Attitude.” Patti LaBelle brings down the house with her vocal power and emotive delivery for a can’t-miss performance. Experience an unforgettable night of live music and […]

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Thunder From Down Under

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

Don’t miss Thunder From Down Under performing live in the Samala Showroom at Chumash Casino Resort! . . The Chumash Casino is a 21 and up venue. Wheelchair access is available.

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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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In the Vineyard & On the Farm

August 18 @ 4:30 pm - August 18 @ 8:30 pm
Los Olivos Wine Merchant
Los Olivos, CA

Dine with the Winemaker, Chef, and Farmer at our annual farm-to-table event in Los Olivos. Every year owners of the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe welcome guests to their family property to share their Bernat wines and Cafe Farm for an evening of delicious local cuisine and great company. This is a not for […]

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

August 31 @ 5:30 pm - August 31 @ 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 31st, $25 per person includes small plates!

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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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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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