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Apr 25 2014

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The annual “Taste of Solvang” Food + Wine + Fun offers a showcase of delectable desserts, a “walking... more »


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Join us for Danish Days to celebrate the history of Solvang, enjoy Danish-style hospitality and reco... more »


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Wednesday Apr 16, 2014

Featured Events

Solvang 3rd Wednesday Earth Day Fair

  • April 16, 2014
  • Location: Wildling Museum
  • Address: 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463

Celebrate Earth Day during Solvang 3rd Wednesday! Starting at 3:00pm learn more about the environmental programs and outdoor activities offered by Sedgwick Reserve, Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden, NatureTrack, Return to Freedom, WE Watch, Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County, and more. Free admission and family art activities. At 5:00 pm join a free workshop on Green Building for Your New Home or Remodeling Project presented by Allen Associates Construction. This local celebration... Read More

Solvang Farmers Market

Farmers Market, 2:30-6PM, every Wednesday; fresh produce, flowers, nuts, cheeses, breads and many other foods.  A non-profit founded in 1983 to provide California farmers with direct access at landmark locations to market their agricultural products directly to the local community. The SBCFMA continues working diligently to bring the freshest and most nutritious produce our rich local agricultural land has to offer for you and your families. The markets serve to strengthen the local ... Read More

Solvang Third Wednesday Wine Walk

Each month on the Third Wednesday - enjoy wine tasting while strolling through the Village of Solvang. Most wine tasting rooms offer special discounts to Wine Walk participants on wine & merchandise. $20 per person (cash only please) includes a Solvang Third Wednesday logo glass, map and tasting at 5 places of your choice. Tickets available at The Olive House 1661 Mission Dr, Sort This Out Cellars 1636 Copenhagen Dr or Wandering Dog Wine Bar 1539 Mission Dr.  

Thursday Apr 17, 2014

Movie Nights at Sevtap Tasting Room

Every Thursday night at 6pm, we are showing your favorite classic movies at the tasting room.  

Movie Nights at Sevtap Tasting Room

http://www.sevtapwinery.com/About-Us/Events  

Friday Apr 18, 2014

“Wine and Wisdom” Trivia Night at Sevtap Tasting Room

http://www.sevtapwinery.com/About-Us/Events  

Petersen Village Inn Wine Tasting

  • April 18 – 25, 2014
  • Location: Petersen Village Inn
  • Address: 1576 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463
  • Venue: Petersen Village Inn

Taste samples of critically acclaimed Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and blended wines that tell the colorful story of the Central Coast.  

Wine and Wisdom Trivia Night at Sevtap Tasting Room

"Wine and Wisdom!" Weekly trivia night at the Sevtap Winery Winner gets a bottle of Sevtap wine to take home:))  

Saturday Apr 19, 2014

Live Music @ The Good Life

The Good Life welcomes back the beautiful and talented Nataly Lola for an evening full of surprises! Nataly plays originals and covers from Country to Punk to rock. You never know what might happen! The Good Life is a retail shop and bar specializing in California Craft Beer and local, boutique wines of the Central Coast. We offer locally produced small bites such as cheese, cured meats, nuts, olives and tempting sweets. Open daily at 12pm  

Live Music at Sevtap Tasting Room

http://www.sevtapwinery.com/About-Us/Events  

Live Music at Sevtap Tasting Room

Live music every Saturday night at Sevtap Tasting Room.  

Standing Sun Wines- LIVE in the Winery!

IVORY DEVILLE (1) I V O R Y D E V I L L E APRIL 19TH 7-10pm $10 General Admission $15 Reserved Seat Food by AL FRESCO PICNIC  

Sunday Apr 20, 2014

Easter Lunch and Dinner

Easter lunch and dinner at Petersen Village Inn. Cafe Provence menu with Easter specialties and dessert bar.  

Jewelry Trunk Show/Petersen Village Inn

We are delighted to introduce Renate Hume, acclaimed local artist who will share her hand-made jewelry. Renate is a woman of extraordinary talents. She designs exquisite jewelry, predominantly one of a kind creations. Renate will display her jewelry line on Easter Sunday from 11am-3PM in the hotel lobby. For a preview visit www.ojaivalleyart.com/jewelry.html  

Petersen Village Inn Easter Lunch & Dinner

  • April 20, 2014
  • Location: Petersen Village Inn
  • Address: 1576 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463
  • Venue: Petersen Village Inn

Cafe Provence menu with Easter specialties, dessert bar.  Reservations requested.  

Tuesday Apr 22, 2014

Earth Day

  • April 22, 2014

Tentative Event Date: Events Coordinator, Debbie Elliott at 805 688-5575 or email her at debbiee@cityofsolvang.com

Mandala Book Signing with Afternnon Tea

  • April 22, 2014
  • Location: Petersen Village Inn
  • Address: 1576 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463
  • Venue: Petersen Village Inn

Come and meet mandala specialist Renate Hume in the lobby at Petersen Village Inn and learn about the eastern art of self introspection. Tea and sandwiches served from 1pm-2pm, talk and book signing 2pm:-3pm, $25.00 per person includes signed copy of "Mandala" by Renate. Appointments for your personal mandala may be booked for future dates at this time.  

Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

Solvang Farmers Market

Farmers Market, 2:30-6PM, every Wednesday; fresh produce, flowers, nuts, cheeses, breads and many other foods.  A non-profit founded in 1983 to provide California farmers with direct access at landmark locations to market their agricultural products directly to the local community. The SBCFMA continues working diligently to bring the freshest and most nutritious produce our rich local agricultural land has to offer for you and your families. The markets serve to strengthen the local ... Read More

Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Movie Nights at Sevtap Tasting Room

Every Thursday night at 6pm, we are showing your favorite classic movies at the tasting room.  

Movie Nights at Sevtap Tasting Room

http://www.sevtapwinery.com/About-Us/Events  

Friday Apr 25, 2014

“Wine and Wisdom” Trivia Night at Sevtap Tasting Room

http://www.sevtapwinery.com/About-Us/Events  

E-Bay 101: How to Sell - Solvang Library

  • April 25, 2014
  • Address: 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
  • Website:  SBPLibrary.org

Interested in making extra cash by selling your stuff on E-Bay? This free 50 minute seminar will show you how to set up and manage an E-Bay account. Basic computer skills required. Please pre-register.  

Petersen Village Inn Wine Tasting

  • April 25, 2014
  • Location: Petersen Village Inn
  • Address: 1576 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463
  • Venue: Petersen Village Inn

Taste samples of critically acclaimed Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and blended wines that tell the colorful story of the Central Coast.  

Wine and Wisdom Trivia Night at Sevtap Tasting Room

"Wine and Wisdom!" Weekly trivia night at the Sevtap Winery Winner gets a bottle of Sevtap wine to take home:))  

The Annual Solvang Datsun Roadster Classic

The Annual Solvang Datsun Roadster Classic – April 25 & 26, 2014 Rain or Shine – The Show Goes On! Your registration fees for The Solvang Datsun Roadster Classic now helps support CampReach for the Sky, an outreach of the American Cancer Society for Children diagnosed with cancer; giving them the opportunity to experience summer camp. Lots of great events planned Go to http://solvangroadstershow.wordpress.com for more information.  

Saturday Apr 26, 2014

Bounty of the Valley

  • April 26, 2014
  • Location: Villa at the Sunstone
  • Address: 125 Refugio Road, Solvang, CA 93460

Bounty of the Valley is a festivity showcasing the artistry of the top chefs, vintners and farmers of the Santa Ynez Valley. It will be held at the stunning Villa at Sunstone in Santa Ynez. It will feature a slider competition, wine tasting and live music. This event is open to the public with a limited number of tickets ($75 per person). Tickets can be purchased at www.syvbountyofthevalley.org or by calling 805-688-5440. Proceeds go to support The Santa Ynez Valley Family School - ... Read More

Gathering Good Cents: Free Apps to Take a Child Beyond the Piggy Bank -Solvang Library

  • April 26, 2014
  • Address: 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
  • Website:  SBPLibrary.org

Take your children beyond the piggy bank with free apps that teach the concept of money, saving and "good cents." All ages are welcome to share in a hands-on workshop where parents and children learn together.  

Live Music @ The Good Life

It's the last Saturday in April and we've got the Blues! Join us as we rock out to the talented Blues Bob and the Loopy Blues Band! The Good Life is a retail shop and bar specializing in California Craft Beer and local, boutique wines of the Central Coast. We offer locally produced small bites such as cheese, cured meats, nuts, olives and tempting sweets! Open daily at 12pm  

Live Music at Sevtap Tasting Room

Live music every Saturday night at Sevtap Tasting Room.  

Live Music at Sevtap Tasting Room

http://www.sevtapwinery.com/About-Us/Events  

Standing Sun Wines- LIVE in the Winery!

The Howlin Brothers APRIL 26TH 7-10pm $10 General Admission $15 Reserved Seat Food by Valle Fresh  

Uncorked ~ The Evolution of Wine Exhibit Opening Reception

JOIN US FOR A VERY SPECIAL EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum This “first ever” exhibition traces the founders and visionaries who helped to bring international recognition to the Santa Ynez Valley as a region for producing exceptionally fine wine. Preview the exhibition while tasting wines poured by our Valley’s pioneer winemakers, enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres, wine raffle and music. Don’t miss this opportunity to mingle and talk wi... Read More

Vines into Water

  • April 26, 2014
  • Address: 1 Zaca Station Road Los Olivos, CA 93441, Los Olivos, CA 93441
  • Website:  www.vinesintowater.com

Vines into Water is a 5K CauseLife walk/run at the Saarloos and Sons vineyard in Los Olivos, CA on April 26, 2014. You can expect to enjoy a wonderful course, winding through the beautiful vineyard. The 5K course is a combination of hard packed dirt roads and trails, circling through five different varieties of Saarloos and Sons grape vines. The festival area will open at 7:00am, where participants can enjoy coffee, pastries and samples from the event sponsors. The race heats will start and fi... Read More

The Annual Solvang Datsun Roadster Classic

The Annual Solvang Datsun Roadster Classic – April 25 & 26, 2014 Rain or Shine – The Show Goes On! Your registration fees for The Solvang Datsun Roadster Classic now helps support CampReach for the Sky, an outreach of the American Cancer Society for Children diagnosed with cancer; giving them the opportunity to experience summer camp. Lots of great events planned Go to http://solvangroadstershow.wordpress.com for more information.  

Wednesday Apr 30, 2014

Literary Lunch/Petersen Village Inn

  • April 30, 2014
  • Location: Petersen Village Inn
  • Address: 1576 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463
  • Venue: Petersen Village Inn

Join us as we welcome the acclaimed author, Fannie Flag who wrote the book, "Fried Green Tomatoes". Fannie will discuss her latest book, "The All Girls Filling Station's Last Reunion" in the Landsby Dining Room at Petersen Village Inn. Lunch served 12pm-1pm, discussion and book signing 1pm-2pm.  

Solvang Farmers Market

Farmers Market, 2:30-6PM, every Wednesday; fresh produce, flowers, nuts, cheeses, breads and many other foods.  A non-profit founded in 1983 to provide California farmers with direct access at landmark locations to market their agricultural products directly to the local community. The SBCFMA continues working diligently to bring the freshest and most nutritious produce our rich local agricultural land has to offer for you and your families. The markets serve to strengthen the local ... Read More