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Scarecrowfest—Boo is the Word!

There’s over 100 creative displays scattered around the area—and you can vote on your favorites as part of the contest. Scarecrowfest ballots are available at the Solvang Visitors Center (1639 Copenhagen Drive) and feature maps to direct you to all those scary haunts; then place your votes…

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Fascinating Fauna!

Fascinating Fauna!

05/16/2017

So you’re driving east into Solvang on Highway 246, you glance over and see a rather surprising sight–dozens of ostriches grazing in a field! Read More

Velkommen Rancheros Visitadores!

Velkommen Rancheros Visitadores!

05/02/2017

This Saturday (5/6/17), head into downtown Solvang around 3pm to welcome more than 700 members of the Rancheros Visitadores “visiting ranchers” for their free equestrian parade. Read More

Time to Tee Off!

Time to Tee Off!

04/04/2017

Spring has sprung and there are more hours of daylight—so plenty of time for you and/or someone you know to get out and play more golf (just like they’re doing this week in Augusta at the Masters Tournament–I’ve actually attended five times and it is magnificent there—yet here we can play year-round—so much better!) Read More

Spring Has Sprung~Time for Family Fun!

Spring Has Sprung~Time for Family Fun!

03/21/2017

It’s official, Spring has sprung here! Of course, year-round, there’s plenty of room to run, jump, play and experience family fun in Solvang, yet especially this time since it’s “spring break,” vacations are in full bloom. Read More

Two-wheeled Fun!

Two-wheeled Fun!

03/07/2017

Riding your bike year-round is truly fun here in Solvang and the surrounding Santa Ynez Valley. Read More

Discover Arts & Antiques & Treasures

Discover Arts & Antiques & Treasures

02/21/2017

Since today (2/14/17) is Valentine’s Day, your thoughts can turn to love and marriage if you’re like me! Admit it, at some point, you (or someone you know) has dreamed of jetting off to Europe and tying the knot. Read More

New 2017 Destination Guide Now Available

New 2017 Destination Guide Now Available

01/11/2017

You love being in the know—so I’ll bet you’d like to see and know all the great info in the brand new official 2017 Santa Ynez Valley & Solvang Destination Guide— a full-color FREE magazine encompassing the communities of Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang, of course! Read More

Hot Hot Hot!

Hot Hot Hot!

01/03/2017

If you and your family want to experience a “hot” celebration, then be sure to 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, 1/6/17. Read More

Fabulous Fauna

Fabulous Fauna

05/10/2016

So you’re driving east into Solvang on Highway 246, you glance over and see a rather surprising sight–dozens of ostriches grazing in a field! Read More

It’s Tee Off Time . . . Fore!

It’s Tee Off Time . . . Fore!

04/05/2016

Spring has sprung and there’s more hours of daylight—so now’s the chance for you and/or someone you know to get out and play more golf (just like they’re doing this week at the Masters Tournament in Augusta—I’ve actually attended five times and it is magnificent there—yet here in Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley, we can play year-round!) Read More

Wheeled Fun!

Wheeled Fun!

03/08/2016

So you’re astride a beach cruiser, or maybe a skinny-tire road cycle or a rugged mountain bike, no matter what kind of two-wheels you’re on–riding your bike year-round is a lot of fun here! Read More

Velkommen Greyhounds!

Velkommen Greyhounds!

02/16/2016

Woof! If you’re a dog lover or just like canines, you don’t want to miss seeing more than 200 hounds and their humans this weekend (February 19-21) at the 12th Annual Solvang Greyhound Fest. Members of the public (like you and your family) are welcome to watch many of the free, fun activities. Read More

Wine, Wash & Wag!

Wine, Wash & Wag!

10/20/2015

You and your pooch (or potential pooch) can really have fun at this month’s Solvang Third Wednesday (10/21/15). Read More

Velkommen Special Olympics Denmark Delegation!

Velkommen Special Olympics Denmark Delegation!

07/21/2015

You can meet 100 Danish Special Olympics athletes and coaches this Wednesday, 7/22/15 from 6-8pm in Solvang Park at the FREE Community Picnic & Welcoming Ceremony—featuring dignitaries and some special guests! Read More

Wheel Fun!

Wheel Fun!

03/09/2015

Whether you'’re astride a beach cruiser, skinny-tire road cycle or a rugged mountain bike, riding your bike year-round is totally fun here! Read More

2015 Solvang Visitors Guide Debuts

2015 Solvang Visitors Guide Debuts

01/12/2015

You know you love being in the know—and I know you’d like to be one of the first to see the brand new official 2015 Solvang Visitors Guide--a 36-page full-color FREE magazine. Read More

Hot Hot Hot!

Hot Hot Hot!

01/05/2015

The lyrics of the classic tune “Hot Hot Hot” really capture the action happening this Friday night in Solvang. Read More