2019 Lompoc Summer Fun Guide
Summer is almost here and it’s time to start planning that long-awaited summer vacation! Whether it is a day trip or a weekend getaway, Lompoc has got a jam-packed calendar of events to enhance your stay! Here are our top picks for summer events in Lompoc!
Experience history coming to life at the La Purisima Mission Living History Events! Experience what life was like at the mission hundreds of years ago through guided tours by costumed docents and live demonstrations of mission life activities. Summer events at the mission include Children’s Mission Life Event, Mountain Men Encampment, Chocolate Tour and Village Days.
Indulge in delicious antipasti from Scratch kitchen while tasting signature wines. This engaging event allows wine enthusiasts to chat about the aging of white and red wines, compare vintages and discover a new favorite wine during the side-by-side tasting!
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for a fun night out dancing to the Pops Orchestra! Check their website in May for more details on who’s performing and other details about the event!
Celebrate the agricultural heritage of Lompoc at the colorful event! This five-day festival that includes carnival rides, arts and crafts exhibitors and food booths is kicked off with a parade complete with floats that have all been constructed by local organizations and feature flowers and other natural materials.
Dates throughout the summer
Join us on a docent-guided walking tour of the Return to Freedom Wild Horse sanctuary. Observe the herd, meet some of the mustangs who live here and learn about these native American.
View one of the nation’s top fly-ins of historic aircraft at this one of a kind event! Over 100 vintage aircraft land at the Lompoc airport during this event and perform demonstrations and maneuvers for the crowd. This family-friendly three-day event is free to the public and welcomes kids of all ages.
Enjoy winemaker hospitality along with world-class wines and grilled specialty foods. This special weekend event includes a Barn party, Saturday tasting and lunch and the grand tasting at the La Purisima Mission!
Just a short, picturesque drive from Lompoc, Jalama Beach is a popular place for surfing, kite surfing, bird watching, nature photography, fishing, hiking and camping. Beach caves can be accessed about 1 mile up the beach and the Jalama Beach Grill serves up the famous Jalama burger and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week! Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months.
With one of the largest outdoor mural displays in the country, visitors come from all over the world to enjoy the 40+ murals in Lompoc! Each piece of art depicts a different aspect of life in the Lompoc Valley and takes hundreds of volunteer hours to complete.
Feeling adventurous? In Lompoc, California you can take the highest tandem jumps on the west coast! Tandem skydives are offered at 8,000, 13,000 and 18,000 heights. Enjoy unforgettable views of hillsides, vineyards, the Pacific ocean and feel the adrenaline rush of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Whether it’s a visit to over 20+ boutique tasting rooms in one convenient location at the Lompoc Wine Ghetto, exploring a vineyard on an ATV tasting tour or walking to the Midtown wineries, Lompoc wine country is one of our most popular attractions for the 21 and over crowd!
With two beautiful coastal golf courses in Lompoc, it’s always a perfect day for golfing! The La Purisima Golf Course is an 18-hole championship course that has attracted pro tournaments from the PGA, LPGA and Senior PGA circuits. With stately oak and pine trees framing its fairways, The Mission Club offer golfers spectacular views, as well as their onsite restaurant overlooking the course.
Along with spring wildflower blooms, Lompoc’s commercial flower fields are the perfect spot to snap a selfie and view the stunning fields in all their glory. Check out the Flower tracker for current bloom status before you visit!
Plan Your Stay
Come and experience these unique events for yourself and find a comfortable place to stay by staying at a hotel in Lompoc. Want a hotel that’s close to the action? Use our interactive map to find the right hotel.
Planning on making your trip a weekend getaway? Get the most out of your stay by checking out all of the other amazing things to do while you’re here! Start planning your summer trip today!