For Halloween Events throughout the month.
Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe – 7 p.m. at Arlington Center for Performing Arts – Soccer superstars Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe are an irresistible force, both on and off the field. Visit for details.
Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley – Runs Oct. 17 – 20 – The new signature event will take place in the six Santa Ynez Valley wine country towns of Los Alamos, Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, Solvang, Ballard, and Buellton, with immersive experiences meant to serve as an introductory course to the edible and imbibe-able bounty of the burgeoning food, wine and beer destination. Visit for details.
Free Nutrition and Diabetes Education – 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at SYV Cottage Hospital – Milk? Dairy or Not – Contact Stacey Bailey directly at 805-694-2351.
SYHS Homecoming Parade – 1 – 2 p.m. in downtown Solvang.
Harvest Fest – 4:30 – 8 p.m. at the SYV Presbyterian Preschool. There will be carnival games, bounce house, petting zoo, face painting and more.
SYHS Homecoming Football Game – 7 – 9 p.m. –
Sideways Fest – 6 p.m. at Solvang Festival Theater – Kick off the Sideways Fest 15 year anniversary celebration weekend with a special “Sideways” Movie Experience under the stars at the Solvang Festival Theater. Prior to the screening there will be a panel discussion with Sideways personalities reminiscing on the making of movie and their time in the Valley. Producer Michael London, Hitching Post owner Frank Ostini, and Tasting room host Chris Burroughs will make up part of the panel along with a few surprise guests. Visit for details.
Sideways Shuttle Tour – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Sideways Shuttle Tour will begin and end at the Sideways Inn (114 E. Highway 246 Buellton). Guests will hop on our Shuttle and experience the Sideways Tour first hand. Visit for details.
Solvang Grape Stomp – 2 – 5 p.m. Celebrate the annual wine harvest in the Santa Ynez Valley with a traditional grape stomp, sip from dozens of Santa Barbara County’s best wineries, savor locally prepared food, drink pink in the I Love Rosé lounge and dance the afternoon away. Enter the I Love Lucy look-a-like contest at .
Sideways Wine Festival – 12 – 4 p.m. at River View Park in Buellton – and feature over 40 Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Barbara County wineries on site for you to sample from! Enjoy tastes from local breweries as well. Visit for details.
On the Campaign Trail with President and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln – 5 – 6:30 p.m. at SY Museum. Hear John Voehl as President Abraham Lincoln, and Pamela Voehl as Mary Todd Lincoln, speak about the issues and difficulties of Lincoln’s Senate and Presidential campaigns in a deeply divided 1860’s America. The presentation will include a Q&A session with a reception to follow. Free and open to the public. Visit for details.
23 & 24
J Balvin – 8 p.m. at Chumash Casino – The Latin pop star takes the stage for an energetic night of reggaeton music. Come hear the Colombian singer’s polished urban singles and crossover hits including “Yo Te Lo Dije,” “Mi Gente,” and more. Tickets available at .
Free Nutrition and Diabetes Education – 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at SYV Cottage Hospital – Sugar Blues – Contact Stacey Bailey directly at 805-694-2351.
Food, Friends & Fun – All are Welcome!
Saturday, October 26th
Bethania Lutheran Church, 603 Atterdag Road, Solvang
Admission: $5 per person or $20 per family + Canned Food or New Socks Donation to benefit those in need
Pizza Buffet Dinner (5:30-6:30) + Dessert, Free Carnival Games with Prizes, Bounce Houses, Popcorn and Cotton Candy, Crafts, Treat Bags and more.
Reservations are helpful but not required: email@example.com or 805-688-4637
Vets Connect – 1:30 p.m. at the Central Library – Are you a veteran? Do you know the benefits and resources you are entitled to? To find out, have a conversation with a Veterans Service Officer at the Santa Barbara Central Library. Dependents and spouses are eligible for benefits, too. All are welcome to make appointments. Call 805-962-7653 or visit us in person (40 E Anapamu St) to make an appointment. Walk-ups welcome.
College Nights at Dunn – 6 8 p.m. at — Admissions reps from various colleges will highlights different areas of study. Ideal for anyone looking to better understand college admissions and attendance. This event is for Liberal Arts at Rhodes College, Saint Mary’s of CA, Lawrence University, University of Puget Sound and Kalamazoo College. Email . for details.
30 & 31
Daylight-Saving Time ends
Yoga, 9 a.m.; Arthritis Exercise Class, 10:15 a.m.; Arts and Crafts every third Monday; Solvang Senior Center, 1745 Mission Drive; 805-688-3793.
Preschool Storytime – 11 a.m. – Buellton Library – Bring your preschooler to story time to help get them ready to read!
Computer class, 9 a.m., Knitting, 9:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11 a.m.; bridge and poker, 12:45 p.m.; Mah Jongg 1 p.m., Solvang Senior Center, 1745 Mission Drive; 805-688-3793.
Preschool Story Time – 10:30 a.m. at Solvang Library. Bring your preschooler to story time to help get them ready to read!
Pickle Ball – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Buellton Rec. $3 per drop in or passes available. Multiple courts, players of all skills welcome.
SYV We Support the Troops – 9 a.m.-noon. Volunteers pack care packages on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Bethania Lutheran Church, 603 Atterdag Road, Solvang. 805-245-4951.
Art Class, 9 a.m.; Book Club, 10 a.m. (call first); Bingo, 1 p.m.: Solvang Senior Center, 1745 Mission Drive; 805-688-3793.
Wiggly Storytime – 10:30 a.m. – Solvang Library – Short stories, songs, rhymes and activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
Knit and Crochet – 1 p.m., Buellton Senior Center, West Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-4571.
Healing Hearts Support Group – 2-4 p.m. Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church, 1825 Alamo Pintado Road. Free. To R.S.V.P. call 805-693-0244.
Solvang Farmers Market – 2:30-6:30 p.m., First Street between Mission Drive and Copenhagen Drive, Solvang.
Crafternoons – 3:45-5:45 p.m. Arts Outreach, 2948 Nojoqui Ave. Suite 9, Los Olivos. $10/child; 805-688-9533.
Lindy Hop Lessons – 7:10 p.m. for Beginner, low impact and 8 p.m. for Intermediate level. Classes are taught by Hannah Rasby at the Solvang Vets Hall. Cost is $5 per class.
Sideways Inn Local’s Night Specials – 5 p.m.- 8 p.m., 114 East Highway 246, Buellton; 805-691-8088.
Chair Exercises – 10 a.m., Buellton Senior Center, West Highway 246, Buellton; 805-688-4571.
Arthritis Exercise Class, 10:15 a.m.; Mah Jongg, Noon; Basic Cartooning, 1 p.m., Solvang Senior Center, 1745 Mission Drive; 805-688-3793.
Reading with Dogs – 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at Solvang Library – Tail Waggin Tutors help young readers practice reading skills.
Brain Injury Survivors of Santa Ynez Valley – Noon-2 p.m., Bethania Lutheran Church, 603 Atterdag Road, Solvang. Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center offers a support group for brain injury survivors and caregivers;
Junior Rangers Program – 12:30-1:30 p.m. Neal Taylor Nature Center, 2265 Highway 154. Children 3 and up; under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. $3/person. Nature Center admission is free. Visit
World Folk Dance – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Buellton Rec – Ages 8 – adults, learn dances from Scandinavia, England, Scotland, Italy and more. Family fun and free.