Guide to Napa Valley Events

Get the latest schedule of Napa Valley events and goings-on before you make your vacation plans.

Napa Valley Events - January 2017

There is more to truffles than meets the eye...and you'll learn all about them at the 8th Annual Napa Truffle Festival January 12 - 15, 2018. Discover how these rare delicacies are grown, harvested and prepared. Michelin-star and award-winning chefs are here for this special tastebud-tantalizing event.

Head to the Calistoga Farmers Market on Saturdays from 8:30am to noon. Shop for fresh fruits and veggies, plus crafts, flowers and herbs at this event in downtown Calistoga.

Hop aboard the Napa Wine Train for a night to remember. Join a number of dastardly detectives and help them solve a Murder Mystery, plus enjoy a gourmet dinner along the way. This spine-tingling caper departs the station January 16, 2017.

Indulge in culinary delights from some of the region's top eateries during Napa Valley Restaurant Week January 22-29, 2017. Dozens of participating eateries have come up with temptations worth exploring, including special menus and savings.

Spend an evening with extraordinary award-winning guitarist Jesse Cook at the Napa Valley Opera House on January 23, 2017.

Head to the V. Sattui winery for the Barrel Tasting Party. It's Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 6pm to 10pm. You'll be the first to sample 2016 vintage wines, along with new releases and select award winners. You'll also enjoy scrumptious dishes specially prepared for this event, plus live music.


Napa Valley Events - February 2017

Spend an unforgettable evening at the Uptown Theatre in Napa for The Everly Brothers Experience February 3, 2017. The Bird Dogs (aka the Zmed Brothers) bring those familiar harmonies alive in this outstanding tribute, with countless classics from the Everly Brothers' songbook.

Hop aboard the Napa Wine Train for a night to remember. Join a number of dastardly detectives and help them solve a Murder Mystery, plus enjoy a gourmet dinner along the way. This spine-tingling caper departs the station February 6, 2017.

Romance your chocolate dreams at the Wine and Chocolate Walk-Around Tasting. Robert Mondavi Winery on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 2pm - 4pm. You'll sample a fantasy of confections from America's best chocolatiers paired with complementary wines. Open to Wine Club Members.

Some pairings are just made for each other. The Wine and Chocolate event at Silverado Vineyards proves how the aromas and flavors delight the senses. It's February 11, 2017 from 11am to 12:30pm.

Imagine a romantic evening with your sweetheart at the Royal Hearts Valentine Gala on February 11, 2017. The Castello di Amorosa knows how to make fantasies come true! Begin with a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, then head to the opulent Grand Barrel Room for a sumptuous four-course dinner. You'll be enchanted with live opera performances, sparkling wine and many surprises.

Romance is in the air! Get reservations for Beringer Vineyard's Wine Club Valentine's Dinner on Saturday, February 11, 2017. You and your sweetie will savor sumptuous cuisine wonderfully paired with Beringer wines in the historic Hudson House.

Treat your sweetheart - and your sweet tooth - at the Wine and Chocolate Bliss event. You'll discover how the aromas and flavors pair beautifully to delight the senses. It's at Rutherford Hill Winery on February 11th and 12th, 2017.

Celebrate Valentine's Day aboard the Wine Train. This unforgettable journey on February 14, 2017 is the perfect blend of nostalgia, romance and charm. You'll enjoy a leisurely excursion, including a gourmet meal and sparkling wine.

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Napa Valley Events - March 2017

Head to the Calistoga Farmers Market on Saturdays from 8:30am to noon. Shop for fresh fruits and veggies, plus crafts, flowers and herbs at this event in downtown Calistoga.

Grab your running shoes and get set for the 39th Annual Napa Valley Marathon on March 5, 2017. This popular event is limited to 3000 participants and garners entrants from around the world. Sign up early to reserve your spot.

Have fun, fun, fun with The Beach Boys. They're performing at the Uptown Theatre in Napa on March 11 and 12, 2017.

Hop aboard the Napa Wine Train for a night to remember. Join a number of dastardly detectives and help them solve a Murder Mystery, plus enjoy a gourmet dinner along the way. This spine-tingling caper departs the station March 12, 2017.

Join the celebration at the Yountville Live March 16 - 19, 2017. This four-day, first-class event features live music performances, food from world-class restaurants and award-winning chefs, and wines from 30 of Napa Valley's top wineries. Get the full schedule plus tickets at the site.

Tempt your tastebuds for the Taste of Yountville on March 17 and 18, 2017. Get a taste of Yountville's celebrated gourmet restaurant fare, fine wines, microbrews, olive oils, vinegars and more foodie delights.

Get in on the gastronomical event of the year...the annual Flavor! Napa Valley Food and Wine Festival. Fifty of the Valley's top chefs and more than 100 local vintners gather for this five-day event March 22-26, 2017. Discover the history of winemaking in the valley, watch hands-on cooking demos, plus learn the art and science of wine tasting.

Enjoy an enchanting evening of Museum Magic at the Napa Valley Museum on March 25, 2017 at 6-9pm. You're in for an extraordinary night of entertainers, music, tarot readings and delicious food, wine and artisan beer. Bid your way through spellbinding live and silent auction items for this annual fundraiser.

Share a romantic escape with your sweetie aboard the Napa Wine Train. This wondrous excursion departs at sunset March 26, 2017 and includes sparkling wine, and a multi-course gourmet dinner with wine. You'll enjoy panoramic views of the valley bathed in moonlight from the Vista Dome rail car. It's truly magical.

Head to the Blue Note in Napa for a memorable evening with Kenny G. This Grammy® Award-winning saxophonist has a career spanning three decades, and more than a dozen chart-topping hits, including Forever in Love. He's performing two shows per evening March 26 - 28, 2017.

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Napa Valley Events - April 2017

Napa Valley Arts in April™ is a month-long celebration of the unique art in this wine region. Satisfy your cravings for culture with curated tours and special events. From Calistoga to Carneros, discover the amazing diversity of creative collections that are waiting for you to explore. Get details at the Arts Council.

Enjoy an evening with Rufus Wainwright. at the Uptown Theatre April 1, 2017. One of the great singers, songwriters and composers of his generation, this Grammy® nominated performer has performed worldwide and released several studio albums.

Be a winemaker for a day! Head to the Rutherford Hill Winery for the Blend Your Own Merlot Seminar. Every Friday and Sunday from 11am - 1pm, you can come for a wine tasting and tour of the caves, then learn how to blend wine and create your own.

Join talented singer-songwriter Chris Isaak for a live set from his newest album, First Comes the Night at the Uptown Theatre in Napa for two shows: April 7 and 8, 2017.

Hop aboard the Napa Wine Train for a night to remember. Join a number of dastardly detectives and help them solve a Murder Mystery, plus enjoy a gourmet dinner along the way. This spine-tingling caper departs the station April 16, 2017.

Grab a bib and dig into the Lobster Fest at V. Sattui winery. You'll enjoy a hearty feast of fresh Maine lobster, prawns, corn on the cob, all the fixings, plus tastings of new wine releases. After dinner, head to the patio for dancing. This 21-and-over party is an exclusive, members-only event on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Get your tickets for the David Crosby & Friends. This two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, is heading out on tour with a most-welcome stop at the Uptown Theatre on April 28, 2017. You'll be captivated by his latest solo album, Croz as well as his yet-to-be-released album Sky Trails, alongside some of David Crosby's greatest hits.

Welcome the new season at the Beaulieu Vineyard Budbreak Lobster Feed Celebration. Savor a seafood feast with all the fixings Saturday, April 30, 2017 at 1pm.

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Napa Valley Events - May 2017

Get your tastebuds ready for a wine extravaganza! Join the Castello di Amorosa winemakers May 5, 2017 for the Grand Barrel Party. You'll taste more than 40 Castello wines from new releases to future vintages, sample Italian foods, watch a barrel making demo, plus enjoy music and dancing.

Rise and shine for the St. Helena Farmers Market every Friday from 7:30am till noon, May through October. Stroll the market for fresh produce, crafts and more delights. It's a great place to sip a piping hot cup of coffee and nibble a sweet roll while visiting with the farmers, artists, musicians and Master Gardeners who make it happen.

Hop aboard the Napa Wine Train for a night to remember. Join a number of dastardly detectives and help them solve a Murder Mystery, plus enjoy a gourmet dinner along the way. This spine-tingling caper departs the station May 13, 2017.

What better way to celebrate spring in Calistoga than with a Spring Garden Party at the Clos Pegase winery. Be there May 20, 2017 from 1-3pm and get a peek at the beautiful new tasting room.

6th Annual TOP DRINK Cocktail Festival takes a playful look at these blended beverages. Be there May 21, 2017 from 2-4:30pm at the Napa Valley Museum to sample creative concoctions prepared by the valley's top mixologists. Tickets for this annual fundraiser are $25 in advance and $35 at the door.

BottleRock Napa Valley kicks off May 26, 2017, for a 3-day celebration, featuring The Foo Fighters, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Maroon 5 and many more artists. Get the schedule, tickets, where to stay and how to get around at the website. You can count on scrumptious food and wine from local restaurants and wineries...you just expected that, didn't you?


Napa Valley Events - June 2017

Don't miss Napa Valley Jazz Getaway June 7-11, 2017. Thrill to this once-a-year music festival, featuring an all-star cast of jazz and R&B greats including Marcus Miller, Candy Dulfer, The Whispers and many more.

Hop aboard the Napa Wine Train for a night to remember. Join a number of dastardly detectives and help them solve a Murder Mystery, plus enjoy a gourmet dinner along the way. This spine-tingling caper departs the station June 10, 2017.

Savor a leisurely lunch at Pine Ridge Vineyard's Sunday Lunch in the Vineyard July 11, 2017 from 12pm to 3pm. Take a private tour of the winery, then enjoy an alfresco lunch prepared by winery Chef Susan Lassalette, paired with prized wines.

Cheer on your favorite knight in shining armor at the Midsummer Medieval Festival. Don your best medieval garb (if you want) and join the frivolity on June 16, 2017 at Castello di Amorosa. Jousting, sword exhibitions, music, demonstrations, entertainment, a bustling marketplace, plus -- feasts fit for a king and queen await you at this once-a-year festival.

Thrill to the most exhilarating driving machines ever made. The 25th Annual Father's Day Invitational Auto Show is coming to the V Marketplace in Yountville on June 18, 2017. Imagine more than 100 early and late model autos gathered for this can't-miss event. It's free to the public from 10am to 3pm.

Join Napa's own favorite soprano Marnie Breckenridge on June 25, 2017 for a thrilling performance Mostly Mozart, with the Symphony Napa Valley. Get your tickets for this unforgettable concert at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater.

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Napa Valley Events - July 2017

Robert Mondavi Summer Concerts has been a tradition at Mondavi's winery in Oakville for more than four decades. The season kicks off in July 2017.

Spend a glorious afternoon listening to live music at Beringer Vineyards. This historic estate is the ideal spot to relax and grab a glass of wine for Summer Music at the Rhine House Backyard  every weekend from 12:30 to 4:30pm.

Celebrate the Fourth at Raymond Vineyards for a lip-smacking Independence Day BBQ.  It's for wine club members only, and kicks off at 11am with wine tasting, entertainment and a barbecue lunch.

calistoga concerts, napa valley eventsLive summer concerts at Calistoga's Pioneer Park happen every Thursday night.

Head to Pioneer Park for Calistoga Concerts in the Park. This summer event happens every Thursday night June 15 through August 17, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in downtown Calistoga. Check the link for concert schedule.

Get your tickets to the 11th annual Festival Napa Valley. Don't miss this much-anticipated 10-day event is July 14-23, 2017. More than 60 events throughout the valley, including: live music, dance and theater, fine cuisine, wine tastings. Artists include violinist Joshua Bell, Grammy Award-winner Gloria Estefan and Actor Bill Murray. Check the website for the complete lineup.

Enjoy a lobster feast at the The Maine Event on July 15, 2017. Held at the beautiful Rutherford Hill winery, this is a special summer event not to be missed.

Hop aboard the Napa Wine Train for a night to remember. Join a number of dastardly detectives and help them solve a Murder Mystery, plus enjoy a gourmet dinner along the way. This spine-tingling caper departs the station July 15, 2017.

Don't miss Summer Cabernet Dinner at the Pine Ridge Vineyards July 15, 2017, 6pm to 9pm. This elegant dining experience features specially selected wines paired with a special menu of wine country favorites prepared by Chef Susan Lassalette. You'll also savor the stunning views of the Stags Leap District Palisades and live music. 

Come for an unforgettable evening with Judy Collins at the Uptown Theatre in Napa on July 21, 2017. This award-winning singer-songwriter is known for traditional and contemporary folk songs including, Both Sides Now and Send in the Clowns.

Don't miss the Summer Peach Festival at Frog's Leap Winery. This special members-only event promises to be fun -- and delicious! It's for a good cause, too, benefiting the UpValley Family Centers. It's Saturday, July 22, 2017 from noon till 4pm.

Be sure to catch Jay Leno at the Uptown Theatre in Napa, performing two shows 7pm and 10pm on July 22, 2017. This former host of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and much-in-demand stand-up comedian is still "the hardest working man in show business."

Don't miss a sultry evening of dining and dancing at the annual Hot Havana Nights July 28, 2017. You'll savor an authentic Cuban feast, wine, cigars, and so much more at the Castello di Amorosa. Dress the part and dance the night away to the hot Cuban beat. This promises to be a memorable evening.

Channel your inner Italian (we all have one) for the Festa Italiana at the V. Sattui winery on July 29, 2017. Reserve your tickets early for this mid-summer celebration of Italian heritage. Enjoy an evening of scrumptious food and wine, live music, dancing and lotsa fun.

Come to the 40th Anniversary Open House at Grgich Hills Estates. It's Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 11am to 3pm. You'll treat your tastebuds to a progressive tasting experience. Reserve your spot - space is limited. $40/person or $30/Club Member.

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Napa Valley Events - August 2017

Enjoy magnificent talent from America's award-winning orchestra musicians. Napa Valley wineries provide the beautiful backdrop...and the wine, of course. Imagine the great works of Mozart, Strauss and Tchaikovsky while sipping the splendid wines of Napa Valley. Check the schedule for the 23rd season concert series of Music in the Vineyards August 4 - 27, 2017.

Join in an afternoon of good food and fun at the Paella Party  on the terrace, August 12, 2017 from 2pm - 4pm. Celebrate the sights, sounds and flavors of Mexico at the Silverado Vineyards in Napa Valley.

Grab a bib and enjoy fresh steamed lobster, prawns and more at the Pine Ridge Vineyard's sunset Lobster Fest. August 19, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm. Dine, mingle and make new friends at this seafood spectacular.

Celebrate Peju Winery's Annual Grape Stomp. Gather your friends and come for a fun-filled day of food, drink and purple feet. This annual event is August 19, 2017. Check the site for the times and how to get your pass that includes wine and lunch.

Head to downtown Napa for the annual Blues, Brews and BBQ on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from noon till 9pm. Dig into barbecued chicken and pork, plus all the fixin's, then wash it all down with micro-brewed beer from one of many microbreweries. You'll enjoy live blues from some of the Bay area's best musicians. What could be better on a warm lazy afternoon?

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Napa Valley Events - September 2017

Head to the Calistoga Farmers Market on Saturdays from 8:30am to noon. Shop for fresh fruits and veggies, plus crafts, flowers and herbs in downtown Calistoga.

Meet winery owners and winemakers at the Calistoga Wine Experience. It's September 9, 2017, 2-6pm in the Pioneer Park in Calistoga. Taste wines from 40 Calistoga wineries, enjoy live music and more.

Enjoy live music and a picnic at Beringer Vineyards. Spend a beautiful afternoon at the Music in the Rhine House Backyard from 12:30pm till 4:30pm. Carlos Herrera, a blend of Spanish and Cuban, performs two Saturdays, September 9th and 23rd.

Make new memories at V. Sattui winery's annual Harvest Ball on September 16, 2017. Savor a gourmet dinner prepared by Michelin-star Chef Stefano Masanti, drink award-winning wines, and enjoy live music from the The Rocket Man, Elton John tribute band. After dinner, you'll be transported to a Roaring 20s speakeasy in the cellars.

Indulge your inner Italian at the Charles Krug winery's Tastings on the Lawn September 16, 2017. You'll have a scrumptious feast of pasta, wood-fired pizza, salumi and cheeses and more. Enjoy live '50s rock 'n' roll from a fantastic lineup of artists. Gather your friends, bring your lawn chairs or blankets for this picnic on the Great Lawn.

Celebrate the Valley's most anticipated season at the Sixth Annual Barn Bash. It's on September 17, 2017 at the Rutherford Hill winery. Toast to this year's harvest with superb wines, while enjoying live music in the beautiful Oak Grove.

Find out what it really takes to make great wine at the Harvest Celebration & Stomp. This annual event is September 22, 2017 at the Castello di Amorosa  and includes scrumptious food and wine (of course!), live music in the courtyard, fun photo ops, wine harvest demos, plus -- you get to stomp some grapes yourself!

Explore dozens of artist studios in the valley during the Annual Napa Valley Open Studios. You can visit painters, jewelry makers, glass artists, potters, sculptors and more the last two weekends in September (September 16-17 and 23-24).

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Napa Valley Events - October 2017

Who doesn't love a parade? Be at the 40th Annual Yountville Days Parade & Festival the first Sunday in October to commemorate Napa Valley's first settlement. The parade starts promptly at noon and winds through this charming town, ending up at the Yountville City Park where the festivities begin. Enjoy live music, good food and fun events for the kids.

Roll up your pant legs and get ready for the Crush Party at V. Sattui on October 7, 2017. That's right -- you can actually get grapeskins between your toes. At this big open house, you'll get a rare look inside a real working winery. Meet owner Dario Sattui and many winemakers, plus discover how this fascinating operation works, from the vines to the bottle. Many wines to sample, scrumptious fare from the Tuscan grill and live music round out the evening. It's club members-only (what better excuse to join?).

Spend an unforgettable evening with The Mavericks at the Uptown Theatre in Napa on October 8, 2017. Their award-winning blend of romance and country propelled with a rollicking Cuban beat breaks new ground with hits like Here Comes the Rain, Crying Shame and Dance the Night Away.

Celebrate the crush at the Silverado Harvest Party at Silverado Vineyards on October 14, 2017. Sample a harvest menu along with selections from the Wine Club.

Celebrate harvest time with the locals at the Hometown Harvest Festival in St. Helena on October 21, 2017. The down-home festivities start with a fun run and the legendary pet parade through downtown. Join the fun with live music, arts and crafts, plenty of good food and wine and a kids' carnival.

Rise and shine for the St. Helena Farmers Market Friday, October 27, 2017 from 7:30am to noon. Stroll the market for fresh produce, crafts, and more delights. It's a great place to sip a piping hot cup of coffee and nibble a sweet roll while visiting with the farmers, artists, musicians and Master Gardeners who make it happen.

Don't miss the Halloween bash of the year! Wear a costume for the Pagan Ball at Castello di Amorosa.  Some of the tricks and treats awaiting you include: RIP Reception, Haunted Chamber tours, fortune telling, dancing, and to-die-for food and wine in the Courtyard. The ghoulish fun is October 27, 2017.

Calling all ghouls and goblins! Get ready for a night of terror-ific fun at the Halloween on the Hill. The spooktacular good time is Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Rutherford Hill Winery. Head to the haunted wine cave for an unforgettable evening that includes frightful bites, wicked winemaker's brew and dancing.

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Napa Valley Events - November 2017

Head to the Calistoga Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm. Shop for fresh fruits and veggies, plus crafts, flowers, fresh seafood, olive oils, and breakfast treats at this weekly event at the Sharpsteen Plaza in Calistoga.

Hollywood glamour meets Wine Country at the annual Napa Valley Film Festival. More than 200 film industry directors, actors, writers, producers and guests will gather here November 8-12, 2017 to celebrate the best new independent films. Awards programs, elegant parties, film previews, gourmet food and boutique wines -- all come together in the beautiful valley every autumn. This is one of the most anticipated Napa Valley events of the year.

Grab a bib and dig into the Lobster Feed at Silverado Vineyards. You'll sit down to a bountiful feast of whole Maine lobster, savory Andouille sausage, corn on the cob, all the fixings, plus wine. This delectable event is November 11, 2017 11:30am - 2pm.

Are you a Beatles fan? Me too. Get your tickets to The Fab Four, the live stage performance that the LA Times calls "The Best Beatles Show in the World." This Beatles tribute band offers uncanny renditions of classics you know..."Yesterday," "Twist and Shout," "Hey Jude" and many more. It's at the Uptown Theatre in Napa November 25, 2017.

Get in the holiday spirit at the Holidays in Yountville. This winter wonderland is sure to make spirits bright. Among the festivities are carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, free entertainment, the town's lighting ceremony and much more. Sip and savor delights from Yountville's restaurants and wineries.

Get ready for a spectacular celebration at An Irish Christmas, headed to the Uptown Theatre in Napa November 30, 2017. Direct from Ireland, this superb team of traditional musicians and dancers put on an outstanding holiday show that'll put a smile in your heart.


Napa Valley Events - December 2017

Head to the Calistoga Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm. Shop for fresh fruits and veggies, plus crafts, flowers, fresh seafood, olive oils, and breakfast treats at this weekly event at the Sharpsteen Plaza in Calistoga.

Get in the spirit of the season at 21st Annual Lighted Tractor Parade in Calistoga! Be there Saturday December 2, 2017 for a celebration with Christmas carolers, cookie decorating at Bella Bakery, crafts at Calistoga Art Center and so many more surprises. You'll be dazzled as the 50 unique tractors and floats parade down Calistoga's main street. Look for Santa...he wouldn't miss this family-fun event!

Join talented singer-songwriter Chris Isaak for a live set from his newest album, First Comes the Night plus songs of the holiday season. It's all at the Uptown Theatre in Napa on December 7, 2017.

Celebrate the season at the 3rd Annual Holiday on the Hill. It's Sunday, December 10, 2017 from noon till 4pm at the Rutherford Hill winery. Festive bites and seasonal sounds await you in the holiday-decorated cave. RSVP required.

Ring in the New Year in elegant style at the New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball. This black tie affair will be one to remember at the Castello di Amorosa on December 31, 2017. Celebrate with a five-course dinner in the opulent Grand Barrel Room, dance the night away to live music in the Great Hall and join in the sparkling wine toast at midnight.

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