Guide to Napa Valley Events

PLEASE NOTE: Many scheduled events have been cancelled or postponed because of ongoing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Currently, tasting rooms, restaurants (except for takeout meals) and many hotels have limited availability until further notice. Check business websites for current information.

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

Napa Valley Events - January 2021

There is more to truffles than meets the eye...and you'll learn all about them at the 11th Annual Napa Truffle Festival. (Event is postponed till January 2022.) 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 9am till 1pm. Shop for fresh fruits and veggies, plus crafts, flowers and herbs at this event in downtown Calistoga.

Be among the first to taste the 2020 vintage at the 2021 Barrel Tasting & New Release Party. It's Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 6pm to 9:30pm at the V. Sattui Winery. Taste more than 60 different wines, along with nibbles, while enjoying live music by Sharp 5 Jazz Band.

Indulge in culinary delights from some of the region's top eateries during Napa Valley Restaurant Week January 11, 2021 - February 14, 2021. Dozens of participating eateries have come up with temptations worth exploring, including special menus at this, one of the most anticipated Napa Valley events.


Napa Valley Events - February 2021


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Napa Valley Events - March 2021

Head to the Calistoga Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm. 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 Annual Napa Valley Marathon on (date TBD). This popular Napa Valley event follows the scenic Silverado Trail and garners entrants from around the world. Newly established is the Half Marathon -- a quicker course through Wine Country. Sign up early to reserve your spot.

Join the celebration at the Yountville Live (date TBD). This four-day, first-class event features live music performances, food from world-class restaurants and award-winning chefs, and wines from 100 of Napa Valley's top wineries. Get the full schedule plus tickets at the site.

Tempt your taste buds for the Taste of Yountville on (date TBD). Get a taste of Yountville's celebrated gourmet restaurant fare, fine wines, microbrews, olive oils, vinegars and more foodie delights at this Napa Valley event. 

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Napa Valley Events - April 2021

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.

Share a romantic escape with your sweetie aboard the Napa Wine Train. This wondrous excursion departs at sunset (date TBD) 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 memorable. 

Hop aboard the Napa Wine Train for a night to remember. Enter a world of 1920s-era mobsters and help solve a Murder Mystery, plus enjoy a gourmet dinner along the way. This spine-tingling caper departs the station (date TBD).

Welcome spring at the Bud Break Festival (date to come). This family-friendly event is at the CIA at Copia in Napa, and includes garden tours, bocce ball, live music, seed planting for kids and more. Young tots won't want to miss the Easter Egg Hunt. Admission is free; food and beverages are available for purchase.

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Napa Valley Events - May 2021

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.

Share a romantic escape with your sweetie aboard the Napa Wine Train. This wondrous excursion departs at sunset (date TBD) 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 memorable.

Get your taste buds ready for a wine extravaganza! Join the Castello di Amorosa winemakers May 14, 2021 for the Grand Barrel Party. You'll have more than 40 Castello wines from new releases available for tasting, sample Italian foods, watch a barrel making demo, plus enjoy music and dancing.

Top Drink Cocktail Festival takes a playful look at these blended beverages. Be there (date to come) at the Napa Valley Museum to sample creative concoctions with food pairings prepared by area restaurants. All galleries are currently closed.


Napa Valley Events - June 2021

Don't miss Napa Valley Jazz Getaway (Event has been postponed until Saturday, June 11, 2022). Thrill to this once-a-year music festival, featuring an all-star cast of jazz and R&B greats including Brian Culbertson, Boney James, and many more.

Raise a glass to rosé! Come to the 4th Annual Napa Valley RoséFest (date TBD). You'll take in the spectacular views from Sterling Vineyard's hilltop winery, while sampling your favorite rosés along with the Bay Area's top restaurant savory offerings. 

Thrill to the most exhilarating driving machines ever made. The Annual Father's Day Invitational Auto Show is coming to the V Marketplace in Yountville on (date TBD). 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.

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 annual series of free concerts happens every Thursday night beginning July 22, 2021 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in downtown Calistoga. Check the link for concert schedule.

Indulge yourself at the Steak, Magnums & Cigars. event on June 18, 2021. It's at the Castello di Amorosa from 7pm to 11pm. Savor juicy New York-style steak paired with a bold Cabernet, then relax in the open-air Courtyard and enjoy cigars and live piano music. Be sure to R.S.V.P.

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Napa Valley Events - July 2021

Robert Mondavi Summer Concerts has been a tradition at Mondavi's winery in Oakville for more than four decades. The season kicks off (date TBD). Check their website for the concert schedule, dates and how to get tickets.

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.

Start your celebrating early with the Red, White and BBQ at Silverado Resort, Wednesday (Date to come). Get your taste buds set for scrumptious BBQ, plus all the trimmings and save room for dessert! There's fun for the whole family... Kid's Fun Zone and live music. Check the site for details and make a reservation.

Celebrate your Independence at the Star Spangled Social in Calistoga. Enjoy a day of fun with a hometown parade, family-friendly carnival, games, picnic, fireworks and more. It's (Date TBD). 

Head to Raymond Vineyards July 3, 2021 for a lip-smacking Independence Day BBQ. This annual celebration is for wine club members only, and kicks off at noon with wine tasting, entertainment and a barbecue lunch. 

Get your tickets to the 15th Annual Festival Napa Valley. Don't miss this much-anticipated 10-day event is (dates to come). More than 40 events throughout the valley, including: live music, dance and theater, fine cuisine, wine tastings. Check the website for the complete lineup.

Tempt your tastebuds at the Summer Peach Festival at Frog's Leap Winery. This annual, family-friendly event promises to be fun -- and delicious! It's for a good cause, too, benefiting the UpValley Family Centers. It's (Date TBD), from noon till 4pm. Be sure to RSVP early for this popular event.

Make new memories with a sultry evening of dining and dancing at the annual Hot Havana Nights July 30, 2021. 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. 

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Napa Valley Events - August 2021

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 current season concert series of Music in the Vineyards August 2 - 22, 2021.

Don't miss Summer Cabernet Dinner at the Pine Ridge Vineyards on (date to come). This outdoor dining experience features specially selected wines paired with a special multi-course menu prepared by Chef Susan Lassalette. You'll also savor the stunning views of the Stags Leap District Palisades and live music. 

Join in an afternoon of good food and fun at the Paella Party on the terrace, (date to come) from 12pm - 2pm. Celebrate the sights, sounds and flavors of Spain at the Silverado Vineyards in Napa Valley.

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 (date to come). 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 August 24, 2021. 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 2021

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 on Washington Street in Calistoga.

BottleRock Napa Valley kicks off September 3, 2021, for a 3-day celebration. This year's lineup includes Guns N' Roses, Stevie Nicks and Foo Fighters. 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?

Meet winery owners and winemakers at the 4th Annual Calistoga Wine Experience. This Napa Valley event is (dates TBD) in the Pioneer Park in Calistoga. Taste wines from 30 Calistoga wineries, gourmet bites from local chefs, enjoy live music, and more.

Celebrate harvest at the 7th annual Calistoga Harvest Table held September 12, 2021. More than a dozen local restaurants and 40-plus wineries welcome visitors and locals to 1,000 feet of tables in the middle of this charming town. You don't want to miss this unequaled culinary experience. 

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. Details to come.

If you're gettin' bugged driving up and down the same old strip, get around to seeing The Beach Boys September 14, 2021. They're a favorite at the Uptown Theatre in Napa and you won't want to miss this end-of-summer concert.

With a career spanning five decades, Grammy award-winning Boz Scaggs still proves to be one of the most creative and original performers of our time. He's at the Uptown Theatre on September 16 and 17, 2021. Back to his blues roots, he'll perform songs from his just-released album Out of the Blues.

Channel your inner Italian (we all have one) for the Notte Italiana (a night in Italy) at the V. Sattui winery on September 17, 2021. Reserve your tickets early for this festive celebration of Italian heritage. Enjoy an evening under the stars -- of scrumptious food and wine, live music, and lotsa fun. 

Don't miss the Charles Krug winery's Tastings on the Lawn on (Date TBD). You'll have a scrumptious feast of pasta, wood-fired pizza, salumi and cheeses and more. 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 9th Annual Barn Bash. It's on (date TBD) at the Rutherford Hill winery. Toast to this year's harvest with superb wines paired with wood-fired pizzas and authentic BBQ fare, 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 17, 2021 at the Castello di Amorosa and includes scrumptious Wine Country buffet and wine (of course!), live music, 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 18-19 and 25-26).

Come for an unforgettable evening with Judy Collins at the Uptown Theatre in Napa on September 24, 2021. This award-winning singer-songwriter is known for traditional and contemporary folk songs including, Both Sides Now and Send in the Clowns.

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Napa Valley Events - October 2021

Love a parade? Be at the 41st 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.

Join in an afternoon of good food and fun at the V. Sattui Lobster Fest, October 15, 2021. It's an old-fashioned lobster boil in Vittorio's Vineyard. Enjoy fresh Maine lobster, prawns, corn on the cob, potatoes, and more. Afterward, head to the Barrel Room for a scrumptious dessert and live music by Papa Joe and the New Deal. It's club members-only (what better excuse to join?). 

Celebrate harvest time with the locals at the Hometown Harvest Festival in St. Helena on Saturday, October 16, 2021. 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 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 29, 2021.

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 (date to come) at the Rutherford Hill Winery. Head to the haunted wine cave for an unforgettable evening that includes frightful bites and wickedly good wines.

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Napa Valley Events - November 2021

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 on Washington Street in Calistoga.

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Catch Grammy-Award winning Christian artist Michael W. Smith at the Uptown Theatre in Napa on November 2 and 3, 2021. This multi-platinum singer-songwriter will perform new music as well as fan favorites from his extensive repertoire. 

Hollywood glamour meets Wine Country at the 10th Annual Napa Valley Film Festival. More than 200 film industry directors, actors, writers, producers and guests will gather here November 10-14, 2021 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.

Spend an unforgettable evening with The Mavericks at the Uptown Theatre in Napa on November 18, 2021. Their award-winning blend of romance, country and rockabilly propelled with a rollicking Cuban beat breaks new ground with hits like Here Comes the RainCrying Shame and Dance the Night Away.

Enjoy a wondrous evening with The Temptations at the Uptown Theatre in Napa on November 21, 2021. World-renowned for chart-topping hits such as My Girl, Ain't Too Proud to Beg and Just My Imagination, this legendary music group's popularity  transcends generations. 

Get in the holiday spirit at the Holidays in Yountville. This winter wonderland spans  the season from November 21, 2021 to January 1, 2022. 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.


Napa Valley Events - December 2021

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 on Washington Street in Calistoga.

Get in the spirit of the season at Annual Lighted Tractor Parade in Calistoga! Be there Saturday December 4, 2021 for this must-see celebration. You'll be dazzled as the vintage tractors, trucks and floats parade down Calistoga's main street. Look for Santa...he wouldn't miss this family-fun event!

Join the festivities at Robert Mondavi Winery's 10th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Celebration. This much-anticipated, family-friendly event includes the annual tree lighting, horse and buggy rides, wine tasting, hot apple cider, caroling, cookies and appetizers. It's Saturday, (Date TBD).

Ring in the New Year in style at the Party Like Gatsby New Year's Eve Ball. Arrive in your formal attire for your red-carpet welcome at the Castello di Amorosa on December 31, 2021. Enjoy a decadent dinner and wine in the Grand Barrel Room, dance the night away to live music and toast to 2022 with a glass of Spumante at midnight.

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