Did you know that the longest day of the year will be this Saturday, June 21—the Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere. However, in Solvang, we’ll be getting the party started early this Wednesday, June 18 during Solvang Third Wednesday’s special Midsommer Musik events full of music, food, fun and culminating with a traditional mid-summer’s eve Danish fire-ring ceremony from 9pm-Midnight in front of the Solvang Brewing Company at 1547 Mission Drive. Sponsored by the Solvang Chamber of Commerce, there will be FREE music from Noon to Midnight all around town—from blues, country, folk and rock & roll, plus the always popular Farmers Market from 2-6:30 p.m. and the Wine & Beer Walk. From 5:00-7:30 p.m, you’ll want to be at Solvang Park (Mission Drive & First Street) where can picnic while enjoying the day’s free main concert featuring The Mark Roberts Band. For the complete schedule, check out http://solvangthirdwednesday.com/events/ And definitely consider spending the night with special Solvang Third Wednesday hotel discounts! http://solvangthirdwednesday.com/stay/ Happy Summer!