Annual Events

A look at annual events and festivals happening in and around Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley. Updated regularly.

Click on the image on the right to view the Annual Calendar of Events for Solvang in pdf format. 

Solvang Annual Calendar of Events

January

January 17
Solvang Third Wednesday - Special sales, wine walk; solvangthirdwednesday.com/

January 21 - 27
Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week - 3 course tasting menus $20.18 (excluding tax, tip & beverages)

February

February 14
Solvang Third Wednesday - Special sales, wine walk; solvangthirdwednesday.com/

Last weekend in February
Farstrup-Mortensen Lecture Series

March

March 10
Solvang Century, Metric & Half Century - A premier cycling event with 100 mile, 62.5 and 50 bike rides.

March 14-18
Taste of Solvang - Foodies will delight in this multi-day celebration featuring a chef’s walk, sip & savory, tasting trail, wine walk and more!

March 21
Solvang Third Wednesday - This reoccurring monthly event is tons of fun. Don't miss out on special sales and the wine walk. solvangthirdwednesday.com/

April

April 20 - 23
Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend - Wine enthusiasts attend the Festival Grand Tasting and stay in Solvang!

May

May 5
Rancheros Visitadores - A local tradition featuring horseman and wagons ride into Solvang to the Mission for a blessing.

May 12
Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon - Runners will earn a delicious glass of wine in this half marathon through beautiful wine country.

May 16
Solvang Third Wednesday - Special sales, wine walk; solvangthirdwednesday.com/

June

June 2
Los Olivos Olive & Jazz Festival - Come listen to live jazz and sample chef prepared foods and local wines.

June 9
Old Santa Ynez Days - Bring the whole family to the street fair and parade featuring antiques and arts & crafts. syvelks.com

June 16 - 17
Live Oak Music Festival - Beautiful weather and music from all over the globe - what could be more fun?

June 20
Solvang Third Wednesday - Third Wednesday event featuring FREE concerts, special sales, wine walk and more. solvangthirdwednesday.com/

June 24
6th Annual SYV Polo Classic - Hit the polo field for this fundraising event for People Helping People. 

July

July 4
Independence Day Parade, Festival & Fireworks - Celebrate July 4th & Independence Day in Solvang with a parade and fireworks.

July 6 - 23
Lend Me A Tenor The Musical - Musical theater at its finest in Solvang at the PCPA Solvang Festival Theater.

July 19
Solvang Third Wednesday - Special sales, wine walk; solvangthirdwednesday.com/

July 27 - August 20
Disney’s Newsies The Musical - A family-friendly musical showing at the PCPA Solvang Festival Theater.

August

August 16
Solvang Third Wednesday - Special sales, wine walk; solvangthirdwednesday.com/

August 24
Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night - Treat yourself to classic Shakespeare in Solvang at the PC PA Solvang Festival Theater.

August 25
Wheels & Windmills Car Show - Car enthusiasts will love this local charity vintage car show.

September

September 15 - 17
81st Annual Solvang Danish Days - Celebrate Danish heritage and culture with three parades, living history exhibits, aebleskiver breakfast, music, arts & crafts. solvangdanishdays.org

September 20
Solvang Third Wednesday - Special sales, wine walk; solvangthirdwednesday.com/

September 23 - 25
70th Annual Los Alamos Old Days - Local history and heritage will be on view at this parade and festival featuring antiques, art, and music.

October

October 5 - 9
Santa Barbara Vintners Celebration of Harvest - If you attend the Festival Grand Tasting, stop over in Solvang at our hotels and restaurants.

October 7 - November 7 
Scarecrow Fest - Celebrate the harvest season with this family friendly event! 

October 21 
Real Men Cook - Don't miss this tasty event featuring 50 chefs, 35 premier vintners and brewers, live music, and an auction.

October 30 - 31 
24th Annual Solvang Halloween Haunted House & Street Fair - We do Halloween right in Solvang. Join the fun at the street fair! cityofsolvang.com

November

November 10 - 11 
Queen of Arts Show & Sale - Art lovers will enjoy this show and special sale at Elverhoj Museum of History & Art.

November 10 - 12
Vaquero Show & Sale - Come to the Santa Ynez Historical Museum & Carriage House and take a step back in time at this special event and sale. 

November 15 
Solvang Third Wednesday - Special sales, wine walk; solvangthirdwednesday.com/

December

December 1 
Solvang Julefest Tree Lighting - The perfect start to the holiday season! 5PM, Solvang Park

December 2 
Solvang Julefest Parade - Spread holiday cheer at this fantastic parade - it's a local favorite! 11 AM; SolvangUSA.com

December 1 - 3, 8 - 10 
Shop, Mingle, and Jingle - Find the perfect gift plus deals and discounts from local merchants.

December 9 - 10 
Holiday Wine & Beer Walk - Visit more than 13 tasting rooms in Solvang. 

December 9 
Solvang’s Community Live Nativity Pageant - Bring your family to this stage presentation at the Solvang Festival Theater

December 20
Solvang Third Wednesday - Special sales, wine walk; solvangthirdwednesday.com/


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