Events

Every 3rd Wednesday in Solvang the community comes together to provide vast and uplifting entertainment for everyone. Whether it’s free, live music in the summer or seminars, competitions, sales and charity benefits all through-out, you can be sure that Solvang will come alive right before your eyes every third Wednesday of the month.

The next 3rd Wednesday will be held on October 18, 2017, all day long!

Sip, Savor & Save in Solvang, Every “3rd Wednesday”

Every third Wednesday, year ‘round, Solvang hosts its monthly “Solvang 3rd Wednesday” – the next edition of which, will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Solvang 3rd Wednesday features exclusive 3rd Wednesday deals at local merchants including boutiques of all sorts, restaurants and gourmet food purveyors; the weekly Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market; Solvang 3rd Wednesday discounts at local hotels; and the best way to take advantage of it all, the popular Solvang 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk.

Mad & Vin Restaurant

New to Solvang 3rd Wednesday, is an added restaurant deal: select Solvang restaurants feature a special 3-course Solvang 3rd Wednesday menu, for just $25++ per person (reservations highly recommended). As a tie-in to the Solvang Farmers Market, the 3-course menus include ingredients sourced straight from the Market. BONUS: Solvang 3rd Wednesday restaurants offer free corkage for wines purchased on the Wine & Beer Walk! Participating restaurants currently include Succulent Café, and Mad & Vin at The Landsby.

Click here to view sample Solvang 3rd Wednesday dinner menus.

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5 Tickets. 10 Tastings. 4 Hours.
Solvang 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk

S3W Wine Beer Walk - Tenley Fohl Photography

Every 3rd Wednesday, a fitting way to explore Solvang and take advantage of the day’s deals and discounts spread throughout town, is the afore-mentioned Solvang 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk, which runs 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The monthly 3rd Wednesday activity includes two wine or beer tastings at five venues of participants’ choice, a logo glass, and a map to guide tasters to a dozen crowd-pleasing Solvang watering holes:

Wandering Dog Wine Bar (BEER!); The Good Life, Craft Beer & Wine Cellar (BEER!); Carivintâs Winery’s Tasting Room; the Olive House; Casa Cassara Winery & Vineyard’s Tasting Room; Dascomb Cellars; the Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards and Toccata Tasting Rooms; Lucky Dogg Winery; Cali Love Wine; Santé Wine Bar & Lounge (BEER!); and Sevtap Winery.

Solvang 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk tickets (just $20.00 per person) may be purchased in advance on-line, at solvang-wine-walk.eventbrite.com. On each Solvang 3rd Wednesday, Wine & Beer Walk participants may pick up their Wine & Beer Walk logo glass, tasting vouchers and map at Wandering Dog Wine Bar (1539-C Mission Drive) and the Olive House (1661 Mission Drive).

Solvang 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk tickets do not expire: Guests who fall short of five tasting spots during one monthly 3rd Wednesday, may save their partially-used tickets and 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk glass, for use on a future Solvang 3rd Wednesday.

And…once you have a Solvang 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk glass, pay only $15.00 per person for a pack of 5 more tasting tickets – that’s 10 more tastes – for any 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk!

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Seasonal Solvang Fall Fun: Walk. Shop. Wine & Dine
and Scarecrows

Eco Wine Furniture Scarecrow 2015Solvang welcomes harvest season in true fall style, as we kick off our 8th Annual Scarecrow Fest and Contest on Sunday, October 1. During the month-long Scarecrow Fest, which ends on Tuesday, October 31, Solvang businesses and organizations will participate in the contest by featuring a scarecrow of their own creation, posted at their location.

Locals, tourists and area merchants will vote via ballot boxes scattered about the City, for scarecrow winners in six (6) different categories: “Best Scarecrow Photo Op”, “Best Use of Recycled Materials”, “Best Use of Business Theme”, “Most Danish”, “Spookiest”, and “Most Humorous”. Ballots will be available at the Solvang Visitors Center (1639 Copenhagen Drive) and at select Solvang businesses, and will feature maps to direct voters to each of the contest’s scarecrows.

Once a “Best Solvang Scarecrow” winner has been chosen, it will be entered into the Santa Ynez Valley-wide competition with the winners from Buellton and Los Olivos, to determine the “Valley’s Best Scarecrow”. The ultimate winner will be announced at a mid-November ceremony in Buellton, where the Valley winner will receive the contest’s exclusive, handcrafted trophy, the “Harvest Cup”, to keep on display in their town until the conclusion of the following year’s contest.

Grab your Solvang 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk glass, and get out and vote!

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Jewelry-Making Class at Mie’s Beads

Mies Beads SolvangGet in touch with your crafty side this Solvang 3rd Wednesday by strolling down to Mie’s Beads, located at 1539-A Mission Drive (next to Wandering Dog Wine Bar), to participate in a fun and educational jewelry-making class from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

The topic varies but you’ll go home with a completed project – beaded earrings, a bracelet, a key ring, or a necklace. Class is free with purchase of materials.

Mie’s Beads is owned by local bead enthusiast, Mie Hartmann. Mie’s shop boasts a wide variety of bead and jewelry-making selections, from tools to crafts to books to accessories to — of course! — jewelry. For class topic and more information, call (805) 686-8804.

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Visit the Wildling Museum – for Free!

Wildling Museum Solvang

Visit the Wildling Museum’s Gift Shop!

Visit the Wildling Museum, located at 1511-B Mission Drive, on Solvang 3rd Wednesday – with FREE admission from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM!

Peruse the Museum’s multiple, new exhibits and the carefully-curated Museum gift shop.