Calendar of Events

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February 2013

A Wine Fantasy in February
Friday, February 15, 2013 – Monday, February 18, 2013 11:00am - 04:30pm

Location :  Various tasting rooms in Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, Solvang and Buellton
Contact :  Cheryl Stauffer 805-886-7152

It’s that time of year when we invite you to enjoy a holiday weekend of relaxation and wine tasting in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley.

A Wine Fantasy in February is our most popular wine tasting passport event and this year is destined to be our best event yet! With your passport, you may taste one time at each of our 15 winery tasting rooms over the four-day weekend. This is a wonderful opportunity to discover new wines and revisit old favorites.

On Saturday, each tasting room will be serving catered hors d’ourves and you will be able to meet many of the winemakers and owners. You’ll also take home a souvenir logo glass along with your memories.

Passports are $45 and are available on our website www.santaynezwinecountry.com. Designated driver tickets are available for $10 each and include soft beverages and hors ‘dourves on Saturday.

This festive weekend is a perfect getaway and a fun mid-winter break. Buy your passports early, as this event will sell out

 

 

Live Music @ The Good Life
Friday, February 15, 2013 06:30pm – 10:30pm

Location :  1672 Mission Dr. Solvang, CA
Contact :  info@thegoodlifecellar.com

Join us for Live music featuring local Folk/Americana/Country Artists The Spindlers

The Good Life is a craft beer and wine cellar specializing in small production, boutique wines and California Craft Beer.  We offer small local bites such as California cheese, cured meats, tempting sweets, nuts and olives.  We are open Sun – Wed 12pm – 9pm and Thurs – Sat 12pm – 11pm

 

 

Live Music at Solvang Brewing Co.
Friday, February 15, 2013 08:30pm – 11:30pm

Location : Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :
www.solvangbrewingcompany.com
Every Friday, Rotating Bands, Live Music from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

 

 

Animal Adoption Event
Saturday, February 16, 2013 11:00am – 02:00pm

Location :  Santa Ynez Feed 3532 Sagunto Street Santa Ynez

Lompoc Animal Shelter  Animal Adoption Event
Sat Feb 16,   11a-2p
Santa Ynez Feed
3532 Sagunto Street  Santa Ynez
Adoptable Bunnies, Dogs and more!
Help us find Happy homes for every bunny!

 

 

EROS LOVES CHOCOLAT: Sunstone Winery Wine & Fine Chocolate Tasting
Saturday, February 16, 2013 –  Sunday, February 17, 2013 12:00pm – 04:00pm

Location :  Sunstone Winery Tasting Room and Wine Caves
Contact :  Jenna Angelo, jenna@sunstonewinery.comor call (800) 313-9463, ext. 234

Bring your love to the Santa Ynez Valley for a tasting of 8 remarkable Sunstone Wines, including 3 never before released vintage varietals and 3 of our EROS signature blends. Each wine has been chosen and intimately paired with a hand-selected chocolate from world-renowned French chocolatier, zChocolat.

zChocolat is one of the World’s leading purveyors of ultra-fine luxury French chocolates, carrying an exclusive selection of handmade chocolates by World Champion French Chocolatier and Pâtissier, Pascal Caffet. Caffet is revered around the World for his skill and decadent chocolate creations, zealously adhering to French artisan traditions, using only all natural ingredients and 100% pure cocoa butter. Available exclusively online, this is a rare opportunity to taste 8 of Pascal Caffet’s master creations in a flight paired with 8 illustrious Sunstone Wines, all within the romantic setting of our rustic wine caves. Our guests will also enjoy a 20% discount (30% discount for club members) on purchases of any 6 bottles or more.

Saturday, February 16th & Sunday, February 17th, 2013
12 to 4pm, Sunstone Winery

RSVP by midnight, Monday, February 11th:
$60/couple or $20/couple for wine club members

RSVP after February 11th, or at the door:
$70/couple or $30/couple for wine club members

Visit http:// www.sunstonewinery.com/index.php/eros-zchocolat-love/or call 805-688-9463 x 244 for tickets.

Reservations ARE limited for each day. Be sure to get your tickets before they sell out!

 

 

BLEND IN LOVE: Sunstone Winery’s Wine Blending Workshop Experience
Saturday, February 16, 2013 01:00pm – 02:30pm

Location :  The Villa at Sunstone Winery
Contact :  Jenna Angelo, jenna@sunstonewinery.comor call (800) 313-9463, ext. 234

Join Sunstone Winery President Bion Rice and his wife Anna for an intimate EROS wine blending experience on the grounds of our majestic Sunstone Villa. EROS (named after the Greek god of love) is Sunstone’s signature Bordeaux style wine, and this Valentine’s weekend we will be giving 12 couples the opportunity to create their own unique EROS blend. Starting with a glimpse into the origins, history, and traditional use of each grape varietal, couples will work together to create their own distinctive blend to take home in a beautifully wax sealed bottle. Enjoy the Villa’s old world design of French sourced and inspired materials, in addition to the sweeping views of the Santa Ynez Valley from your own table for two. Experience BLEND IN LOVE, and make memories to last a lifetime.

Participants will also receive 2 complimentary tickets to our EROS LOVES CHOCOLAT event, taking place in the romantic setting of our rustic wine caves, along with a complimentary and exclusive selection of zChocolat handmade chocolates created by World Champion French Chocolatier, Pascal Caffet.

Saturday February 16th, 2013
1 to 2:30pm, Sunstone Villa

$275/couple or $225/couple for wine club members

Visit http://www.sunstonewinery.com/index.php/eros-zchocolat-love/or call 805-688-9463 x 244 to reserve a space at this rare experience.

Club Members: Please remember to log-in to receive your discounted pricing.

 

 

Garagiste Festival: Southern Exposure
Saturday, February 16, 2013 02:00pm – 05:00pm

Location :  Solvang Veterans’ Memorial Hall

The Garagiste Festival is coming to Solvang, CA on February 16th featuring wineries from the Santa Ynez Valley. Tickets go on sale 1/10. Get the full details here: http://californiagaragistes.com/press-release-1813/

 

 

Meet the Wine Maker Monthly Series @ The Good Life
Saturday, February 16, 2013 03:00pm – 05:00pm

Location :  1672 Mission Dr. Solvang, CA
Contact :  info@thegoodlifecellar.com

Join us for our monthly “Meet the Wine Maker” series.  This months featured winemaker is Hilarie Harrison-Clarke from Harrison Clarke Wines.  Hilarie will be on site pouring her select Limited Production wines.  She will be sharing her knowlege of wine making here in the valley.

 

 

Firestone Vineyard Chocolate Dinner
Saturday, February 16, 2013 06:00pm – 09:00pm

Location :  Firestone Vineyard
Contact :  tastingroom@firestonewine.com

We know you love our wines; we also know you’ve loved our chocolate pairings. This year we will be taking it to a new level and have prepared a full dinner menu with a cocoa themed twist! Join us on Saturday, February 16th from 6:00-9:00pm for our Valentine’s Day Dinner. Our winemaker Paul Warson will guide you and your guests through a thoughtfully constructed menu paired with our award winning wines. Our wine club members receive priority tickets at a special rate of $60 Non-members $75 Tickets will go fast, so please RSVP to tastingroom@firestonewine.com. http://www.firestonewine.com/EventsCalendar

 

 

Live Music @ The Good Life
Saturday, February 16, 2013 07:00pm – 11:00pm

Location :  1672 Mission Dr. Solvang, CA
Contact :  info@thegoodlifecellar.com

Join us for Live music featuring local Folk/Americana Artist Ray Fortune

The Good Life is a craft beer and wine cellar specializing in small production, boutique wines and California Craft Beer.  We offer small local bites such as California cheese, cured meats, tempting sweets, nuts and olives.  We are open Sun – Wed 12pm – 9pm and Thurs – Sat 12pm – 11pm.

 

 

St. Mark’s Church Benefit Concert for Arts Outreach
Sunday, February 17, 2013 03:00pm

Location :  2901 Nojoqui Avenue, Los Olivos
Contact :  805-688-9533

St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church invites the public to attend a very special benefit concert for Arts Outreach on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at 3:00pm at the church located at 2901 Nojoqui Avenue in downtown Los Olivos. The featured performers are renowned pianist Francesco Attesti and organist Matteo Galli. Attesti will perform on the church’s magnificent Steinway B grand piano and Galli on the impressive 22-rank Schoenstein organ. The program includes works by Verdi, Rossini, Schubert, Saint-Saëns and Beethoven among others. The performers are on an international concert tour from their native Italy. Tickets are $25 general admission/$15 student admission and are on sale now at the Arts Outreach office, 2353 Hollister Street, Suite A in Los Olivos or by calling 805-688-9533 or online at www.artstoureach.com as well as at The Book Loft, 1680 Mission Drive in Solvang. Doors at St. Mark’s will open at 2:00pm for first-come, first-seated admission. Tickets may be available at the door, yet the concert is expected to be a sell-out, so patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets well in advance. After the concert, there will be a reception to meet these talented artists, enjoy conversation, refreshments and a beautiful afternoon in Los Olivos.

 

 

Presidents’ Day
Monday, February 18, 2013

 

 

Solvang Village Farmer’s Market
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 02:30pm – 06:30pm

Fresh produce, flowers and foods. Every Wednesday, rain or shine. Hours 2:30-6:30pm. Downtown Solvang, on First Street, between Mission Drive (Highway 246) and Copenhagen Drive.   www.sbfarmersmarket.org/events.php

 

 

Open-Mic Night
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 08:30pm – 11:30pm

Location :  Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :  www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Every Wednesday,  Open-Mic from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. This night is hosted by a musician, Dave Smith. Anyone/All are welcome to sing along with him or alone. Poems are welcome or any type of instrument.

 

 

Wandering Dog Wine Bar presents Blind Tasting Thursday
Thursday, February 21, 2013 04:00pm – 07:00pm

Location :  Wandering Dog Wine Bar, 1539-C Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :  805-686-9126

Themed tasting flights will be featured today from 4:00-7:00pm. Examine each wine for nose, color, mouth feel and finish and then make an ultimate guess as to the origin, vintage, and winery of each wine presented. Cost is $15/person. Must be 21 or over to enter the wine bar. www.wanderingdogwinebar.com

 

 

NOCHE DE LA FAMILIA (FAMILY NIGHT) CELEBRATES CHINESE NEW YEAR
Thursday, February 21, 2013 05:30pm – 06:30pm

Location :  Solvang Library
Contact :  Carey

Bring your family to the library for a storytime inspired by the Chinese New Year on February 21st, 2013. Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, the most important celebration of the Chinese calendar, will be shared through bilingual stories, games, and a nutritious snack!  The one hour event starts at 5:30 pm and is free to the public. The Solvang Branch Library is located at 1745 Mission Drive.

“Family Night” or “Noche de la Familia” is a family story time event held on the third Thursday each month. Solvang Library’s storyteller, Luis Ramirez and Nicole Pena of We-Watch’s Healthy Alternatives program team up every month to create a bilingual program in Spanish and English, filled with stories from around the world and healthy food. It is a fun evening for families to learn about the library, share a story, and gain early learning skills to practice with their youngest children.

“We want to make listening to and telling stories part of the family tradition,” said Ramirez. “Each family has so much of their own culture to celebrate, and so much to explore.”

All library programs are FREE and open to the public. For more information on library events, please call 805-688-4214, or visit the Santa Barbara Public Library system’s website SBPLibrary.org

Contact: Carey McKinnon
Phone:  805-688-4214
Email:  cmckinnon@santabarbaraca.gov

 

 

Chumash Concert Series: Air Supply
Thursday, February 21, 2013 08:00pm

Location :  The Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 East Highway 246 Santa Ynez, CA 93460
For tickets, go to http://www.chumashcasino.com

 

 

Karaoke in The Viking Room at Solvang Brewing Co.
Thursday, February 21, 2013 09:30pm

Location :  Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :  www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Thursday Nights, Come Sing With Us! KARAOKE, Live In The Viking Room From 9:30 P.M. to Midnight.

 

 

Farstrup-Mortensen Lecture Series
Friday, February 22, 2013 – Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Farstrup-Mortensen lectures are dedicated to the memory of two men, A. Ejnar Farstrup (1909-1984) and Enok Mortensen (1902-1984) whose vision and energy strongly influenced Danish-American church life. See website for event details, http://www.hwy246.net/users/bethania/farstrup.htm

 

 

Solvang Greyhound Fest
Friday, February 22, 2013 – Sunday, February 24, 2013 08:30am

Location :  Solvang

 

 

Live Music at Solvang Brewing Co.
Friday, February 22, 2013 08:30pm – 11:30pm

Location : Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact : 
www.solvangbrewingcompany.com
Every Friday, Rotating Bands, Live Music from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

 

 

Live Music @ The Good Life
Saturday, February 23, 2013 07:00pm – 11:00pm

Location :  1672 Mission Dr. Solvang, CA
Contact :  info@thegoodlifecellar.com

Join us for Live music featuring local Blues Artist Blues Bob!

The Good Life is a craft beer and wine cellar specializing in small production, boutique wines and California Craft Beer.  We offer small local bites such as California cheese, cured meats, tempting sweets, nuts and olives.  We are open Sun – Wed 12pm – 9pm and Thurs – Sat 12pm – 11pm.

 

 

Solvang Village Farmer’s Market
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 02:30pm – 06:30pm

Fresh produce, flowers and foods. Every Wednesday, rain or shine. Hours 2:30-6:30pm. Downtown Solvang, on First Street, between Mission Drive (Highway 246) and Copenhagen Drive.   www.sbfarmersmarket.org/events.php

 

 

Tales from the Tavern
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 07:30pm

Location :  Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez CA

This evening’s concert features Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks. All concerts to take place at The Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez (3687 Sagunto Street), doors open at 6.00 p.m., concerts start at 7:30 p.m. See website for details: http://www.talesfromthetavern.com/home.html

 

 

Open-Mic Night
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 08:30pm – 11:30pm

Location :  Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :  www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Every Wednesday,  Open-Mic from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. This night is hosted by a musician, Dave Smith. Anyone/All are welcome to sing along with him or alone. Poems are welcome or any type of instrument.

 

 

Wandering Dog Wine Bar presents Blind Tasting Thursday
Thursday, February 28, 2013 04:00pm – 07:00pm

Location :  Wandering Dog Wine Bar, 1539-C Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :  805-686-9126

Themed tasting flights will be featured today from 4:00-7:00pm. Examine each wine for nose, color, mouth feel and finish and then make an ultimate guess as to the origin, vintage, and winery of each wine presented. Cost is $15/person. Must be 21 or over to enter the wine bar. www.wanderingdogwinebar.com

 

 

Karaoke in The Viking Room at Solvang Brewing Co.
Thursday, February 28, 2013 09:30pm

Location :  Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :  www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Thursday Nights, Come Sing With Us! KARAOKE, Live In The Viking Room From 9:30 P.M. to Midnight.

 

March 2013

Wandering Dog’s Girl Scout & Wine Pairing March Madness
Friday, March 01, 2013 – Sunday, March 31, 2013 Offered Daily

 

Location : 1539 C Mission Drive, Solvang
Contact :
  Wandering Dog Wine Bar

It’s that time of year again…Girl Scout Cookie time! This year we decided to support our troops by offering a special cookie and wine flight during the month of March. We will be featuring three of our faves; the coconut chocolate cookie, the peanut butter chocolate cookie, and the elegant shortbread cookie each paired with a delicious local wine. Don’t miss out on this fun spring event while also giving back to your local community! Flight includes three half glasses of wine and three cookies, plus a special “merit badge” to show your support.$16/person, wine club members receive 25% off all flights
Hours: M-Thu 1-8pm, Fri 1-10pm, Sat 11-10pm, Su 11-8pm

 

 

Live Music at Solvang Brewing Co.
Friday, March 01, 2013 08:30pm – 11:30pm

Location : Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact : 
www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Every Friday, Rotating Bands, Live Music from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

 

 

Museum Weekend
Saturday, March 02, 2013 – Sunday, March 03, 2013

Location :  Elverhoj Museum of History and Art, Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum, and Wildling Museum

Santa Ynez Valley Free Museum Weekend – visit participating museums throughout the Valley free of charge!Museum Weekend is an annual tradition when Santa Ynez Valley museums offer free admission, activities and special events for locals and visitors to the area.  Participating Valley museums are the Elverhoj Museum of History and Art  (www.elverhoj.org), the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum (www.santaynezmuseum.org), and the Wildling (www.wildlingmuseum.org)

 

 

Santa Ynez Inn Wedding Open House
Saturday, March 02, 2013 10:00am – 04:00pm

Location :  The Santa Ynez Inn | 3627 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, California 93460
Contact :  The Santa Ynez Inn | 805-688-5588

A complimentary Wedding Open House for anyone thinking of holding a wedding or private event at the luxurious Four Diamond Santa Ynez Inn will include tours of event spaces, information and quotes for hosting a wedding, refreshments, set up design samples and florals.  Additionally,  Certified Wedding Professional Kerry Lee Dickey of Santa Barbara Wine Country Weddings & Events will be on hand to give a complimentary second look and review on wedding planning- whether or not couples have booked at the Santa Ynez Inn.

 

 

Sanford Winery Learn to Paint Workshop
Saturday, March 02, 2013 11:00am – 03:00pm

Location : 5010 Santa Rosa Road, Lompoc, CA 93436
Contact :
  Mary Nguyen, mary@sanfordwinery.com, 805-735-5900 x9

Create your own painting at Sanford Winery!Find your inner artist at our Learn to Paint Workshop, where the talented artists of Wine & Canvas will guide you with step-by-step instructions on how to recreate your own masterpiece while enjoying Sanford wine paired with a vineyard lunch. No artistic experience or talent necessary! This workshop is the third of a four-part quarterly series, each featuring a different winery-themed painting. All instruction and art materials will be provided. This program also includes private wine tasting, a winery tour, individually selected lunch with wine service, private site usage, and winery staff.To register for the workshop, please contact Mary Nguyen, Special Events Manager, at mary@sanfordwinery.com or 805-735-5900 x9.

 

 

Durango Song Writers Concert
Saturday, March 02, 2013 07:30pm

Location :
  Santa Ynez Valley MarriottThe Durango

Songwriters will be in concert on Saturday March 2nd at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott.  The concert will feature  James Otto, Jill Sobule (wrote I Kissed a Girl for Katie Perry), Chuck Cannon, Danny Myrick, Tim Fagan and more.  If you enjoy Country, Pop/Rock and Folk music, you won’t want to miss this event.   Tickets will be available soon at Rabo Bank and the Buellton Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

Solvang Village Farmer’s Market
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 02:30pm – 06:30pm

Fresh produce, flowers and foods. Every Wednesday, rain or shine. Hours 2:30-6:30pm. Downtown Solvang, on First Street, between Mission Drive (Highway 246) and Copenhagen Drive.   www.sbfarmersmarket.org/events.php

 

 

Open-Mic Night
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 08:30pm – 11:30pm

Location :  Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :  www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Every Wednesday,  Open-Mic from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. This night is hosted by a musician, Dave Smith. Anyone/All are welcome to sing along with him or alone. Poems are welcome or any type of instrument.

 

 

Wandering Dog Wine Bar presents Blind Tasting Thursday
Thursday, March 07, 2013 04:00pm – 07:00pm

Location :  Wandering Dog Wine Bar, 1539-C Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :  805-686-9126

Themed tasting flights will be featured today from 4:00-7:00pm. Examine each wine for nose, color, mouth feel and finish and then make an ultimate guess as to the origin, vintage, and winery of each wine presented. Cost is $15/person. Must be 21 or over to enter the wine bar. www.wanderingdogwinebar.com

 

 

Chumash Concert Series: ABBA The Concert
Thursday, March 07, 2013 08:00pm

Location :  The Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 East Highway 246 Santa Ynez, CA 9346
For tickets, go to http://www.chumashcasino.com

 

 

Karaoke in The Viking Room at Solvang Brewing Co.
Thursday, March 07, 2013 09:30pm

Location :  Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :
  www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Thursday Nights, Come Sing With Us! KARAOKE, Live In The Viking Room From 9:30 P.M. to Midnight.

 

 

(SCOR) Solvang Century, Metric & Half Century Cycling Festival
Friday, March 08, 2013 – Saturday, March 09, 2013

The 31st annual Solvang Century, Metric & Half Century Cycling Festival will be held Friday, March 8, 2013, through Saturday, March 9, 2013 to benefit the SCOR Cardiac Cyclists Club, Camp Del Corazon, Camp Bon Coeur, and Camp Taylor. The event is dedicated to the memory of Solvang’s “Grand Old Man of Cycling,” the legendary Dan Henry. Dan died on March 7th, a few days before his 99th birthday and the 2012 Solvang Century. Dan led bicycling tours in Europe and the USA with the International Bicycle Society. Route markings on the Solvang Century and Prelude rides and other rides are called “Dan Henry Markers.” The Dan Henry Bike Trail on Alamo Pintao Road and Grand Avenue is named for him. See website for more details, www.bikescor.com

 

 

Live Music at Solvang Brewing Co.
Friday, March 08, 2013 08:30pm – 11:30pm

Location : Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :
www.solvangbrewingcompany.com
Every Friday, Rotating Bands, Live Music from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

 

 

Return to Freedom Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, March 09, 2013 09:00am – 04:00pm

Location :
  Return to Freedom, Wild Horse Sanctuary
Contact :  volunteers@returntofreedom.org

The second Saturday of each month meet up with other volunteers and Return to Freedom staff as we push up our sleeves and tackle various projects around the ranch: gardening, carpentry, manure scooping, painting, fence repair,sustainability projects, habitat preservation, event preparation, and more. Bring your own lunch. Light refreshments provided. 9am-4pm, followed by a short hike to see the herds at 4pm. For more information, contact volunteers@returntofreedom.org.

 

 

Steven Quartly Wine Release and Art Show
Saturday, March 09, 2013 01:00pm – 04:00pm

Location :  Artiste Tasting Studio 2948 Grand Ave, Studio E Los Olivos, CA 93441
Contact :  Laurie Blundell 805-686-2626

Members free (up to 4 guests) | $15 Guests
Come by Artiste for an afternoon with Steven Quartly, our featured artist for February.  Steven will be on hand to sign bottles, discuss his art, and with the purchase of a magnum, he will embellish the label with paint, while you wait. Along with special food pairings, live music and reserve wines to taste, this is an event you won’t want to miss!

 

 

A-RU Wine Dinner
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Location :  A-RU Japanese Restaurant
Contact :  Contact Fahim at PHP 805.686.0295 or fahim@syvphp.org

This annual dinner which has sold out each of the past four years is truly a special event. It is a six course gourmet dinner designed by Chef Jina Bae for the true connoisseur of Asian cuisine. Each course is specifically prepared to be paired with a wine specially selected from People Helping People’s Vino de Sueños collection. The Vino de Sueños wines are produced and donated by local premium wineries, specially labeled with reproductions of donated original art works, and sold by PHP to raise funds for services to vineyard and farm workers. These wines to be showcased this year were first released this past November at PHP’s 5th annual Vino de Sueños Wine Release Celebration. This year’s wine dinner on March 24th at A-RU Japanese restaurant will feature Goat Bubbles Sparkling Wine; 2011 Foxen Chenin Blanc; 2010 Fiddlehead Sauvignon Blanc; 2011 Quail Crossing Pinot Grigio; and 2009 Kalyra Viognier Dessert Wine. Tickets for the A-RU wine dinner are $125 per person all inclusive of food, wine, tax and tip. Seating is limited to 50.

 

 

Taste of Solvang
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 – Sunday, March 17, 2013

Location :  Participating locations in Solvang
Contact :  1-800-719-9106

To celebrate Solvang’s rich culinary and cultural heritage, the Taste of Solvang Food & Wine Festival has featured local desserts, delicacies, wines and live entertainment since 1993. Purchase tickets here: http://arestravel.com/4758_attraction-tickets_a1005_r285417.html

 

 

Solvang Village Farmer’s Market
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 02:30pm – 06:30pm

Fresh produce, flowers and foods. Every Wednesday, rain or shine. Hours 2:30-6:30pm. Downtown Solvang, on First Street, between Mission Drive (Highway 246) and Copenhagen Drive.   www.sbfarmersmarket.org/events.php

 

 

Tales from the Tavern
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 07:30pm

Location :  Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez CA

This evening’s concert features Gregg Sutton and Vonda Sheppard. All concerts to take place at The Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez (3687 Sagunto Street), doors open at 6:00 p.m., concerts start at 7:30 p.m. See website for details: http://www.talesfromthetavern.com/home.html

 

 

Open-Mic Night
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 08:30pm – 11:30pm

Location : Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :
  www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Every Wednesday,  Open-Mic from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. This night is hosted by a musician, Dave Smith. Anyone/All are welcome to sing along with him or alone. Poems are welcome or any type of instrument.

 

 

Foley Estates Mardi Gras Dinner
Thursday, March 14, 2013 06:00pm – 09:00pm

Location : Foley Estates

Mardi Gras themed Winemaker’s Dinner paired with Foley Estates wines. See website for details, http://www.foleywines.com/ or call (805) 737-6222.

 

 

Chumash Concert Series: The Guess Who
Thursday, March 14, 2013 08:00pm

Location :  The Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 East Highway 246 Santa Ynez, CA 93460
For tickets, go to http://www.chumashcasino.com

 

 

Karaoke in The Viking Room at Solvang Brewing Co.
Thursday, March 14, 2013 09:30pm

Location :  Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :
  www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Thursday Nights, Come Sing With Us! KARAOKE, Live In The Viking Room From 9:30 P.M. to Midnight.

 

 

Live Music at Solvang Brewing Co.
Friday, March 15, 2013 08:30pm – 11:30pm

Location :  Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact : www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Every Friday, Rotating Bands, Live Music from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

 

 

Saint Patrick’s Day
Sunday, March 17, 2013

 

 

Buellton Wine and Chili Festival
Sunday, March 17, 2013 11:30am – 04:00pm

Location :  Flying Flags RV Resort Buellton
Contact :
  Buellton Chamber

Join us for a chili cook-off, wine tasting event and fun for the entire family.  This event will be held at the Flying Flags RV Resort on March 17, 2013 from Noon-4.  Tickets will be on sale soon and entry forms to participate in the chili cook-off will be available soon at www.buelltonwineandchilifestival.com.  Categories to be judged will be:  Red Chili, Chili Verde, Salsa and Booth Showmanship.   For more information, please contact the Buellton Chamber at 688-7829.

 

 

Solvang Village Farmer’s Market
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 02:30pm – 06:30pm

Fresh produce, flowers and foods. Every Wednesday, rain or shine. Hours 2:30-6:30pm. Downtown Solvang, on First Street, between Mission Drive (Highway 246) and Copenhagen Drive.   www.sbfarmersmarket.org/events.php

 

 

Open-Mic Night
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 08:30pm – 11:30pm

Location :  Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :  www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Every Wednesday,  Open-Mic from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. This night is hosted by a musician, Dave Smith. Anyone/All are welcome to sing along with him or alone. Poems are welcome or any type of instrument.

 

 

Wandering Dog Wine Bar presents Blind Tasting Thursday
Thursday, March 21, 2013 04:00pm – 07:00pm

Location :  Wandering Dog Wine Bar, 1539-C Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :  805-686-9126

Themed tasting flights will be featured today from 4:00-7:00pm. Examine each wine for nose, color, mouth feel and finish and then make an ultimate guess as to the origin, vintage, and winery of each wine presented. Cost is $15/person. Must be 21 or over to enter the wine bar. www.wanderingdogwinebar.com

 

 

Chumash Concert Series: Los Huracanes Del Norte & Los Humildes De Hermanos Ayala
Thursday, March 21, 2013 08:00pm

Location : The Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 East Highway 246 Santa Ynez, CA 93460

For tickets, go to http://www.chumashcasino.com

 

 

Karaoke in The Viking Room at Solvang Brewing Co.
Thursday, March 21, 2013 09:30pm

Location :  Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :  www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Thursday Nights, Come Sing With Us! KARAOKE, Live In The Viking Room From 9:30 P.M. to Midnight.

 

 

Live Music at Solvang Brewing Co.
Friday, March 22, 2013 08:30pm – 11:30pm

Location : Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :
www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Every Friday, Rotating Bands, Live Music from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

 

 

Passover
Monday, March 25, 2013 – Tuesday, April 02, 2013

 

 

Solvang Village Farmer’s Market
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 02:30pm – 06:30pm

Fresh produce, flowers and foods. Every Wednesday, rain or shine. Hours 2:30-6:30pm. Downtown Solvang, on First Street, between Mission Drive (Highway 246) and Copenhagen Drive.   www.sbfarmersmarket.org/events.php

 

 

Tales from the Tavern
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 07:30pm

Location : Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez CA

This evening’s concert features Janis Ian. All concerts to take place at The Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez (3687 Sagunto Street), doors open at 6.00 p.m., concerts start at 7:30 p.m. See website for details: http://www.talesfromthetavern.com/home.html

 

 

Open-Mic Night
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 08:30pm – 11:30pm

Location :  Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :
  www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Every Wednesday,  Open-Mic from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. This night is hosted by a musician, Dave Smith. Anyone/All are welcome to sing along with him or alone. Poems are welcome or any type of instrument.

 

 

Wandering Dog Wine Bar presents Blind Tasting Thursday
Thursday, March 28, 2013 04:00pm – 07:00pm

Location : Wandering Dog Wine Bar, 1539-C Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :
  805-686-9126

Themed tasting flights will be featured today from 4:00-7:00pm. Examine each wine for nose, color, mouth feel and finish and then make an ultimate guess as to the origin, vintage, and winery of each wine presented. Cost is $15/person. Must be 21 or over to enter the wine bar. www.wanderingdogwinebar.com

 

 

Karaoke in The Viking Room at Solvang Brewing Co.
Thursday, March 28, 2013 09:30pm

Location :  Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :
  www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Thursday Nights, Come Sing With Us! KARAOKE, Live In The Viking Room From 9:30 P.M. to Midnight.

 

 

Live Music at Solvang Brewing Co.
Friday, March 29, 2013 08:30pm – 11:30pm

Location : Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact : 
www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Every Friday, Rotating Bands, Live Music from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

 

 

Easter Eggstravaganza & Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 30, 2013 10:00am

Location : River View Park, Buellton, CA

Sponsored by the Buellton and Solvang Parks and Recreation Departments. See website for details: http://www.cityofsolvang.com/index.php/departments/parks-a-recreation/special-events/easter-eggstravaganza

 

 

Easter
Sunday, March 31, 2013

 

April 2013

Solvang Village Farmer’s Market
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 02:30pm – 06:30pm

Fresh produce, flowers and foods. Every Wednesday, rain or shine. Hours 2:30-6:30pm. Downtown Solvang, on First Street, between Mission Drive (Highway 246) and Copenhagen Drive.   www.sbfarmersmarket.org/events.php

 

 

Open-Mic Night
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 08:30pm – 11:30pm

Location :  Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :  www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Every Wednesday,  Open-Mic from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. This night is hosted by a musician, Dave Smith. Anyone/All are welcome to sing along with him or alone. Poems are welcome or any type of instrument.

 

 

Wandering Dog Wine Bar presents Blind Tasting Thursday
Thursday, April 04, 2013 04:00pm – 07:00pm

Location :  Wandering Dog Wine Bar, 1539-C Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :  805-686-9126

Themed tasting flights will be featured today from 4:00-7:00pm. Examine each wine for nose, color, mouth feel and finish and then make an ultimate guess as to the origin, vintage, and winery of each wine presented. Cost is $15/person. Must be 21 or over to enter the wine bar. www.wanderingdogwinebar.com

 

 

Karaoke in The Viking Room at Solvang Brewing Co.
Thursday, April 04, 2013 09:30pm

Location :  Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact : www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Thursday Nights, Come Sing With Us! KARAOKE, Live In The Viking Room From 9:30 P.M. to Midnight.

 

 

Live Music at Solvang Brewing Co.
Friday, April 05, 2013 08:30pm – 11:30pm

Location : Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :
www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Every Friday, Rotating Bands, Live Music from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

 

 

Hollywood Revisited Cabaret
Saturday, April 06, 2013 10:30am

 

 

Artiste Quarterly Waxing Party
Saturday, April 06, 2013 11:00am – 05:00pm

 

 

SCGA Amateur Golf Championship
Monday, April 08, 2013 – Tuesday, April 09, 2013 07:00am - 03:00pm

 

 

Solvang Village Farmer’s Market
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 02:30pm – 06:30pm

Fresh produce, flowers and foods. Every Wednesday, rain or shine. Hours 2:30-6:30pm. Downtown Solvang, on First Street, between Mission Drive (Highway 246) and Copenhagen Drive.   www.sbfarmersmarket.org/events.php

 

 

Open-Mic Night
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 08:30pm – 11:30pm

Location :  Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :  www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Every Wednesday,  Open-Mic from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. This night is hosted by a musician, Dave Smith. Anyone/All are welcome to sing along with him or alone. Poems are welcome or any type of instrument.

 

 

Wandering Dog Wine Bar presents Blind Tasting Thursday
Thursday, April 11, 2013 04:00pm – 07:00pm

Location :  Wandering Dog Wine Bar, 1539-C Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :  805-686-9126

Themed tasting flights will be featured today from 4:00-7:00pm. Examine each wine for nose, color, mouth feel and finish and then make an ultimate guess as to the origin, vintage, and winery of each wine presented. Cost is $15/person. Must be 21 or over to enter the wine bar. www.wanderingdogwinebar.com

 

 

Chumash Concert Series: Morris Day & The Time
Thursday, April 11, 2013 08:00pm

 

 

Karaoke in The Viking Room at Solvang Brewing Co.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 09:30pm

Location :  Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :  www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Thursday Nights, Come Sing With Us! KARAOKE, Live In The Viking Room From 9:30 P.M. to Midnight.

 

 

Live Music at Solvang Brewing Co.
Friday, April 12, 2013 08:30pm – 11:30pm

Location : Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact : 
www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Every Friday, Rotating Bands, Live Music from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

 

 

Firestone Walker Santa Ynez Valley MTB Classic
Saturday, April 13, 2013 – Sunday, April 14, 2013

 

 

Saturday Night Firestone Walker SYV Classic Party
Saturday, April 13, 2013

 

 

Return to Freedom Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, April 13, 2013 09:00am – 04:00pm

 

 

Solvang Village Farmer’s Market
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 02:30pm – 06:30pm

Fresh produce, flowers and foods. Every Wednesday, rain or shine. Hours 2:30-6:30pm. Downtown Solvang, on First Street, between Mission Drive (Highway 246) and Copenhagen Drive.   www.sbfarmersmarket.org/events.php

 

 

Tales from the Tavern
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 07:30pm

 

 

Open-Mic Night
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 08:30pm – 11:30pm

Location :  Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact : www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Every Wednesday,  Open-Mic from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. This night is hosted by a musician, Dave Smith. Anyone/All are welcome to sing along with him or alone. Poems are welcome or any type of instrument.

 

 

Wandering Dog Wine Bar presents Blind Tasting Thursday
Thursday, April 18, 2013 04:00pm – 07:00pm

Location :  Wandering Dog Wine Bar, 1539-C Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :  805-686-9126

Themed tasting flights will be featured today from 4:00-7:00pm. Examine each wine for nose, color, mouth feel and finish and then make an ultimate guess as to the origin, vintage, and winery of each wine presented. Cost is $15/person. Must be 21 or over to enter the wine bar. www.wanderingdogwinebar.com

 

 

Chumash Concert Series: Robert Tapia
Thursday, April 18, 2013 08:00pm

 

 

Karaoke in The Viking Room at Solvang Brewing Co.
Thursday, April 18, 2013 09:30pm

Location :  Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :  www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Thursday Nights, Come Sing With Us! KARAOKE, Live In The Viking Room From 9:30 P.M. to Midnight.

 

 

Lincourt Vineyards Farm to Fork Dinner
Friday, April 19, 2013 06:00pm – 09:00pm

 

 

Live Music at Solvang Brewing Co.
Friday, April 19, 2013 08:30pm – 11:30pm

Location : Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :
www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Every Friday, Rotating Bands, Live Music from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

 

 

18th Annual Cachuma Lake Trout Derby
Saturday, April 20, 2013 – Sunday, April 21, 2013

 

 

Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Festival
Saturday, April 20, 2013 01:00pm – 04:00pm

 

 

Earth Day
Monday, April 22, 2013

 

 

National Park Week – Fees Waived
Monday, April 22, 2013 – Friday, April 26, 2013

 

 

Solvang Village Farmer’s Market
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 02:30pm – 06:30pm

Fresh produce, flowers and foods. Every Wednesday, rain or shine. Hours 2:30-6:30pm. Downtown Solvang, on First Street, between Mission Drive (Highway 246) and Copenhagen Drive.   www.sbfarmersmarket.org/events.php

 

 

Open-Mic Night
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 08:30pm – 11:30pm

Location :  Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :  www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Every Wednesday,  Open-Mic from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. This night is hosted by a musician, Dave Smith. Anyone/All are welcome to sing along with him or alone. Poems are welcome or any type of instrument.

 

 

Wandering Dog Wine Bar presents Blind Tasting Thursday
Thursday, April 25, 2013 04:00pm – 07:00pm

Location :  Wandering Dog Wine Bar, 1539-C Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :  805-686-9126

Themed tasting flights will be featured today from 4:00-7:00pm. Examine each wine for nose, color, mouth feel and finish and then make an ultimate guess as to the origin, vintage, and winery of each wine presented. Cost is $15/person. Must be 21 or over to enter the wine bar. www.wanderingdogwinebar.com

 

 

Chumash Concert Series: Flordia Georgia
Thursday, April 25, 2013 08:00pm

 

 

Karaoke in The Viking Room at Solvang Brewing Co.
Thursday, April 25, 2013 09:30pm

Location :  Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact :  www.solvangbrewingcompany.com

Thursday Nights, Come Sing With Us! KARAOKE, Live In The Viking Room From 9:30 P.M. to Midnight.

 

 

Live Music at Solvang Brewing Co.
Friday, April 26, 2013 08:30pm – 11:30pm

Location : Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Contact : 
www.solvangbrewingcompany.com
Every Friday, Rotating Bands, Live Music from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

 

 

Kali VP Dirt Club Enduro
Saturday, April 27, 2013 – Sunday, April 28, 2013

 

 

The Solvang Datsun Roadster Classic
Saturday, April 27, 2013 09:00am – 03:00pm

 

 

Wildling Museum Spring BBQ
Sunday, April 28, 2013