Do & See in 2023
We can’t believe it’s April already! The good news, however, is that while the first quarter is over there are so many exciting things to do and see in Buellton for the rest of the year.
Join us as we discover all the great events and exciting new experiences still to come this year in Buellton!
Perched high in the hills of the Santa Ynez Valley is the perfect place to push the boundaries of your adventurous spirit and connect with the area’s natural surroundings. Highline Adventures provides an exciting venue for families, adventure enthusiasts, and nature lovers to learn and explore the breathtaking landscape and local history of the Santa Ynez Valley.
Join their mailing list here to be among the first to hear when they open!
Na Na THAI
Joining Buellton’s global palate is the much anticipated opening of Na Na THAI, who has been sharing their Thai street food creations throughout Santa Ynez Valley as a pop-up restaurant until now. Get this stamp in your culinary passport when this hot new dining spot opens this year!
Follow along on Instagram here so you know when they open.
Santa Ynez Children’s Museum
The SYV Children’s Museum is coming to the area of River View Park, providing enriching outdoor play opportunities for every family in our community and beyond. All exhibits will be touchable, movable, buildable and diggable, encouraging kids to use their own imagination and determination to play, move and explore the outdoors.
Learn more about the plans for this wonderful educational experience here.
April 15, 2023
Over 55 craft breweries will be pouring some of the best Lagers in the Country. Guests will get to sample throughout the day and talk to the brewers that make these approachable Lagers.
Lagerville will take place at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. in Buellton from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Early VIP Entry at 11 a.m.) on Saturday, April 15th.
Your ticket includes a souvenir glass, and sampling from any of the breweries on site.
Buellton Brew Fest
May 6, 2023
The tenth annual Buellton Brew Fest is coming off its best year to date! Once again, we will feature over 50 breweries, wineries and spirits and live entertainment, food trucks, and lawn games. The Buellton Brew Fest continues to be one of the best beer festivals on the Central Coast, and kicks off the Central Coast beer festival season. The Buellton Brew Fest takes place at River View Park on Saturday, May 6th, 2023 from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (last pour at 4 p.m.)
Get your tickets today!
May 21, 2023
Open Streets is about getting our community active and changing the way people view our streets and neighborhoods. By incorporating arts and culture, we are creating a vibrant public space that invites people to participate in physical activities and learn new ways to improve health and wellness. And the beautiful thing about Open Streets is that it is for everyone–from young to old, from people on skateboards and rollerblades to people in wheelchairs.
Open Streets comes to Avenue of Flags on May 21st, learn more here.
Vintage Trailer Bash
September 21-24, 2023
The Vintage Trailer Bash returns to Flying Flags 9/21-24. Join like minded trailer enthusiasts and explore these beautiful vintage trailers. Bring your own to show off or make a day of it exploring some artistic and faithful restorations!
In late September Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. on Industrial Way in Buellton will host its annual Oktoberfest celebration jam- packed with games, German food, German beers, a best-dressed competition and so much more.
Taste of SYV
September 28 – October 1, 2023
Visit the Santa Ynez Valley presents Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley.
The four-day, six town celebration of food, wine, and more takes place November 3rd through the 6th across the towns of Solvang, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard, and Buellton. Among the many highlights of Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley include curated wine tastings, chef-driven long table dinners, lunches and activities; all celebrating the many special offerings of this powerhouse California wine country destination.
Vintners Festival at Vega Vineyard and Farm
October 14, 2023
The 39th Annual Santa Barbara Vintner’s Festival heads to Vega Vineyard and Farm in Buellton on November 14th. Taste wines from 50+ wineries and savor regional cuisine from dozens of restaurants, chefs, and food producers. Meet winemakers and winery owners and learn first-hand why Santa Barbara County was named 2021 Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Stop by the Bubble Lounge to sample the region’s best sparkling and enjoy live music and culinary and viticulture demonstrations.
Buellton Fall Fest
November 10-12, 2023
Avenue of Flags becomes a carnival midway again for Buellton Fall Fest 2023! There will be carnival rides (including a ferris wheel), live music, a street faire, games for all ages, beer and wine, and some delicious street food!
Buellton Winter Fest
December 3, 2023
This annual favorite needs little introduction. Buellton’s Winter Fest begins with a breakfast with Santa, and includes a photo-op with Mr and Mrs Clause. Then a surprise blizzard will deposit over 20 tons of snow at Village Park for everyone to enjoy. The surrounding Holiday Village hosts seasonal vendors, festive music, beer and wine and the Christmas Tree!
Cowboy Christmas at SYV Horseback Rides
Select Dates in November & December 2023
December sees the return of A Cowboy Christmas. Thanks to the folks at SYV Horseback Rides the North Pole comes to the valley! Kids can help Santa with a daring elf adventure, pet some Christmas ponies, and even make a lovely ornament!
SYV Botanic Garden Enchanted Garden Holiday Lights Festival
Select Dates in December 2023
The stand out Christmas sensation returns for a second year! The Enchanted Garden will be re-dressed in all of its Christmas splendor for select dates in December. Tour the beautifully lit and decorated botanic christmas garden and enjoy music, food trucks and fresh s’mores!
With so many exciting events still to come this year in Buellton, maybe we’re glad it’s already April!
*Dates are subject to change, please contact the event organizers directly before making your plans.