Six Fun May Events in Lompoc, California
Lompoc in springtime is a beautiful place …. Rolling green hills, wildflowers in bloom, budding vineyards and exceptional weather. Make plans to visit Lompoc, and attend one or more of these exciting Lompoc events!
Mission to Mars Launch
Witness the launch of InSight aboard an Atlas V Rocket from Vandenberg AFB on the exciting Mission to Mars launch slated for Saturday May 5. You’ll have to get up early … Really early. Lift off is slated for 4:05 am, West Coast time. You can watch from one of two public viewing locations – The Lompoc Airport and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. NASA TV coverage begins at 3:30 am. Please note that the launch day and time subject to change due to weather and technical issues.
Sip, savor and stroll as you enjoy wine tasting and touring at a dozen Lompoc wineries participating in Sip Lompoc. Your ticket includes an exclusive Sip Lompoc logo glass, printed map of the wine destinations, a reusable wine tote, $10 Sip Lompoc Bucks and a $5 Food Voucher, all for $40. Such a deal!
Mother’s Day Brunch
Treat mom to a delicious meal out on Mother’s Day at one of the many great restaurants in Lompoc. New this year will be an amazing Mother’s Day Brunch at Valle Eatery + Bar in the Hilton Garden Inn. Make your reservations now to enjoy bottomless mimosas, cooked to order omelets, a pizza station, chef’s carving station, dessert station and so much more. Mom will love it, and so will you!
Hide & Tallow Mission Life Day
Step back in time at La Purisima Mission State Historic Park where costumed docents offer a glimpse at early mission life back in the 1820s during “Hide & Tallow” Mission Life Day. See special demonstrations and learn about the leather and tallow crafts of the Mission. Fun for families! Parking is $6. Event is free.
Wild Horse Sanctuary Guided Tour
Return to Freedom in Lompoc provides a permanent safe haven to 400 wild horses and 29 burros. During this special docent-guided walking tour in May, you’ll have a rare opportunity to tour the sanctuary and observe and learn about the herds along the way. Suggested Donation: $50/adult, $15 /children under 12.
Lompoc Farmers Market
Farmers and vendors gather every Friday afternoon in Old Town Lompoc to sell fresh-picked seasonal produce, fresh cut flowers, succulents, baked goods, and more. Open 2 to 6 pm.
These are just a few of the many events and special tours happening in Lompoc. Check out our EVENTS CALENDAR for more fun things to do in Lompoc!