Each year as the weather warms in late spring, a beautiful purple haze begins to appear in the rolling fields along the Solano-Yolo Lavender Trail. In June, the beginning of the lavender harvest season is celebrated with an annual Lavender Weekend, spanning multiple venues across Solano and Yolo Counties.
Offering family-friendly events and activities taking place in numerous locations, visitors are invited to meander through local lavender fields, participate in hands-on lavender classes and demonstrations ranging from art to aromatherapy and culinary to ornamental uses. Spend lazy, relaxed hours learning how lavender essential oil is extracted, or strolling through booths filled with fine arts, crafts, and the enticing sights and soothing aromas of the astounding varieties and textures of lavender.
At each venue, guests can enjoy refreshing lavender favorites such as lavender lemonade, lavender ale, or lavender gelato. Purchase a gourmet lavender-inspired box lunch or satisfy a craving from a local food vendor. Knowledgeable growers and producers offer information on the science and art of lavender growing. Living lavender plants and fresh bouquets will surprise and delight in an unforgettable lavender experience that focuses on agriculture, community, and family.
Each venue may have slightly different hours; so, please check the individual entries listed in this brochure and on our Facebook pages or websites for times & other information about classes (some of them require pre-registration), special events, and other happenings.