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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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What to Give Those Grads & Dads

What to Give Those Grads & Dads

05/30/2017

Now is the time for graduation ceremonies (and those fun parties) as well as Father’s Day on June 18th—and if your brain is like mine, you know these are definite gift-giving occasions—so time to get shopping! Read More

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

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

Cheers to Bubbly Time!

Cheers to Bubbly Time!

12/27/2016

We’re so fortunate here to be surrounded by some of best vineyards in the world—especially known for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varietals—and increasingly, makers of sparkling wines–perfect to celebrate the fast-approaching year-end and fresh beginnings. Read More

Your Last Minute Gift Guide

Your Last Minute Gift Guide

12/20/2016

You know that Christmas is only days away so here’s your gift shopping solution–Solvang has more than 150 independent and family-owned boutiques (chain stores are virtually non-existent here) where you can discover gifts you never thought you’d find! Read More

Thank-Full!

Thank-Full!

11/22/2016

Are you planning on being in Solvang during this week of Thanksgiving? Read More

Shopping for Grads & Dads

Shopping for Grads & Dads

05/31/2016

Now is the time for graduation ceremonies and parties as well as Father’s Day on June 19th—and if your mind is like mine, it’s turned to gift giving—which in turn, means it’s time to shop! Read More

Third Wednesday Holiday Happenings

Third Wednesday Holiday Happenings

12/15/2015

You know you love finding great deals (especially this time of year) so make sure you experience everything that December’s Solvang Third Wednesday (12/16/15), has to offer! Read More

Thank-Full!

Thank-Full!

11/24/2015

Are you planning on being in Solvang this week of Thanksgiving? Naturally, we’re thankful to have you visit anytime! 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

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

Boo! Fall Frolic & Scarecrowfest!

Boo! Fall Frolic & Scarecrowfest!

10/14/2014

Welcome the fall season as it kicks off the Annual Santa Ynez Valley (SYV)Scarecrow Fest and Contest on Sunday, October 1, 2017, coinciding with the Santa Barbara Wine Country’s “Celebration of Harvest Weekend” event. Read More