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 2018

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.

Indulge in culinary delights from some of the region's top eateries during Napa Valley Restaurant Week January 21-28, 2018. Dozens of participating eateries have come up with temptations worth exploring, including special menus.

Spend an evening of extraordinary performances at the Napa Valley Opera House on Sunday January 21, 2018 from 2:30pm - 8:00pm. Voena Carnegie Hall Benefit features VOENA with special guests international acoustic guitarist Peppino D'Agostino and harpist/violinist Carlos Reyes, performing with Steve Miller, Zac Brown Band, Doobie Brothers, Arturo Sandoval and Gloria Estefan.

Head to the V. Sattui winery for the Barrel Tasting Party. It's Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 6pm to 9:30pm. You'll be the first to sample 2017 vintage wines, along with new releases and select award winners. You'll also enjoy scrumptious dishes specially prepared for this event, plus live music by the Sharp Five Jazz Band.


Napa Valley Events - February 2018

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 11, 2018.

Celebrate Valentine's Day aboard the Wine Train. This unforgettable journey on February 14, 2018 is the perfect blend of nostalgia, romance and charm. You'll enjoy a leisurely excursion, including a gourmet meal and sparkling wine.

Imagine a romantic Parisian-inspired evening with your sweetheart at the Royal Hearts Caberet on February 16, 2018. 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 meal of French cuisine. You'll be enchanted with live performances, sparkling wine and many surprises.

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 17, 2018.

Come to the 40th Anniversary Dinner at Pine Ridge Vineyards. It's Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 6pm to 9:30pm. You'll treat your tastebuds to Champagne and appetizers followed by an elegant four-course dinner with Cabernet Sauvignon. Reserve your spot - space is limited.

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Napa Valley Events - March 2018

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.

Be a winemaker for a day! Head to the Rutherford Hill Winery for the Blend Your Own Bordeaux Seminar. On March 3, 2018, you can come for a wine tasting and tour of the caves, then learn how to blend wine and create your own.

Spend an unforgettable evening at the Uptown Theatre in Napa for The Everly Brothers Experience March 3, 2018. The Bird Dogs (aka the Zmed Brothers) bring those familiar harmonies alive in this outstanding tribute, with countless classics from the Everly Brothers' songbook.

Grab your running shoes and get set for the 40th Annual Napa Valley Marathon on March 4, 2018. This popular event is limited to 3000 participants and garners entrants from around the world. Sign up early to reserve your spot.

Join the celebration at the Yountville Live March 15 - 18, 2018. 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.

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 17, 2018.

Tempt your tastebuds for the Taste of Yountville on March 17 and 18, 2018. Get a taste of Yountville's celebrated gourmet restaurant fare, fine wines, microbrews, olive oils, vinegars and more foodie delights.

Welcome spring at the Bud Break Festival March 25, 2018 from 11am to 3pm. 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 from 10am till 11am.  Admission is free; food and beverages are available for purchase.

Share a romantic escape with your sweetie aboard the Napa Wine Train. This wondrous excursion departs at sunset March 31, 2018 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.

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Napa Valley Events - April 2018

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.

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 here for two performances: April 5 and 6, 2018 at the Uptown Theatre.

Enjoy an evening with Arlo Guthrie at the Uptown Theatre April 14, 2018. One of the great folk singers, songwriters and storytellers of his generation, this beloved artist is an iconic figure with a career spanning more than 50 years.

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.

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 14, 2018.

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 21, 2018.

Join Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Art Garfunkel at the Uptown Theatre in Napa on April 21, 2018. You'll love this award-winning legend's unique blend of solo hits and cuts from Simon & Garfunkel albums. This promises to be a memorable evening.

Welcome the new season at the Beaulieu Vineyard Budbreak Lobster Feed Celebration. Savor a seafood feast with all the fixings Saturday, April 22, 2018.

Spend an unforgettable evening with The Charlie Daniels Band at the Uptown Theatre in Napa on April 26, 2018. You know this Grammy Award-winner's songs, including Long-Haired Country Boy and The South's Gonna Do It Again.

Be sure to catch talented singer-songwriter Crystal Bowersox at the Uptown Theatre April 27, 2018. You'll be swept away by her unique style of folk-rock-country, blended with a soulful voice that The New York Times describes as "subtle, with a touch of twang and fragility."

Don't miss mega-talent Rick Springfield onstage at the Uptown Theatre in Napa, April 29, 2018. You'll hear his top hits, including Jessie's Girl, Don't Talk to Strangers, I've Done Everything for You, plus some blues-influenced songs from his latest album The Snake King.

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Napa Valley Events - May 2018

Get your tastebuds ready for a wine extravaganza! Join the Castello di Amorosa winemakers May 4, 2018 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.

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.

Catch legendary singer-songwriters Stephen Stills and Judy Collins together in a once-in-a-lifetime summer tour. They have one tour date at the Uptown Theatre in Napa on May 10, 2018. You remember Judy Blue Eyes, Love the One You're With, and Both Sides Now.

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 17, 2018.

Top Drink Cocktail Festival takes a playful look at these blended beverages. Be there May 20, 2018 from 2:00 - 4:30 pm at the Napa Valley Museum to sample creative concoctions with food pairings prepared by area restaurants. Tickets are $35 for members/$40 for non-members.

BottleRock Napa Valley kicks off May 25, 2018, for a 3-day celebration, featuring Muse, The Killers and Bruno Mars 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 2018

Don't miss Napa Valley Jazz Getaway June 6-10, 2018. Thrill to this once-a-year music festival, featuring an all-star cast of jazz and R&B greats including Jonathan Butler, The Commodores, Kirk Whalum 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 14, 2018.

Grab a bib and dig into lobster, prawns, corn-on-the-cob and more at Hess winery's Lobster Fest Saturday, June 16, 2018. Get the times, cost and all the details on the site.

Thrill to the most exhilarating driving machines ever made. The 28th Annual Father's Day Invitational Auto Show is coming to the V Marketplace in Yountville on June 17, 2018. 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.

Cheer on your favorite knight at the Midsummer Medieval Festival. Don your best medieval garb (if you want) and join the frivolity on June 22, 2018 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.

Join platinum-selling artist Chris Isaak for a live set of his newly-released greatest hits album. This much-acclaimed singer-songwriter will perform at the Uptown Theatre in Napa on June 28, 2018.

Catch five-time Grammy Award-winner Mary Chapin Carpenter at the Uptown Theatre June 30, 2018. You'll hear cuts from her just-released album The Things That We Are Made Of, along with her timeless hits, Passionate Kisses and He Thinks He'll Keep Her plus more from her expansive catalog.

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Napa Valley Events - July 2018

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 2018.

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 (dates TBD) from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in downtown Calistoga. Check the link for concert schedule.

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 19, 2018.

Get your tickets to the annual Festival Napa Valley. Don't miss this much-anticipated 10-day event is July 20-29, 2018. More than 60 events throughout the valley, including: live music, dance and theater, fine cuisine, wine tastings. Artists for this year's event are TBD. Check the website for the complete lineup.

Don't miss 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 July 21, 2018, from noon till 4pm.

Don't miss a sultry evening of dining and dancing at the annual Hot Havana Nights July 27, 2018. 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.

Don't miss Summer Cabernet Dinner at the Pine Ridge Vineyards July 28, 2018, 6pm to 9pm. This outdoor dining experience features specially selected wines paired with a special four-course menu prepared by Chef Susan Lassalette. You'll also savor the stunning views of the Stags Leap District Palisades and live music. 

Channel your inner Italian (we all have one) for the Festa Italiana at the V. Sattui winery on July 29, 2018. 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.

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Napa Valley Events - August 2018

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 24th season concert series of Music in the Vineyards August 3 - 26, 2018.

Join in an afternoon of good food and fun at the Paella Party  on the terrace, August 11, 2018 from 2pm - 4pm. Celebrate the sights, sounds and flavors of Mexico at the Silverado Vineyards in Napa Valley.

Step into the elegantly decorated caves at the Pine Ridge Vineyard's Cellar 47 Dinner, August 11, 2018. Dine, mingle and make new friends at this VIP spectacular. Seating is limited; RSVP early.

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 18, 2018. 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, 2018 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 2018

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 8, 2018 from 4pm to 7pm in the Pioneer Park in Calistoga. Taste wines from 40 Calistoga wineries, gourmet bites from local chefs, 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. Details to come.

Make new memories at V. Sattui winery's annual Harvest Ball on September 15, 2018. Savor a gourmet dinner prepared by Michelin-star Chef Stefano Masanti, drink award-winning wines, and enjoy live music from the Foreverland, Michael Jackson tribute band. After dinner, you'll be transported to a Roaring 20s speakeasy on the terrace under the stars.

Savor a leisurely lunch at Pine Ridge Vineyard's Lunch in the Vineyard Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 12pm to 3pm. Take a private tour of the winery, then enjoy a four-course lunch in the vineyard prepared by winery Chef Susan Lassalette, paired with prized wines.

Indulge your inner Italian at the Charles Krug winery's Tastings on the Lawn (Date TBD). 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 7th Annual Barn Bash. It's on September 16, 2018 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 Stomp & BBQ. This annual event is September 21, 2018 at the Castello di Amorosa and includes scrumptious BBQ and wine (of course!), live music, 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 22-23 and 29-30).

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Napa Valley Events - October 2018

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 6, 2018. 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?).

Celebrate the crush at the Silverado Harvest Party at Silverado Vineyards on October 13, 2018. Savor a harvest menu, music and selections of newly released wines.

Join comedian, writer, actor and Academy Award winner Steven Wright at the Uptown Theatre in Napa on October 20, 2018. One of the great stand-up comedians of our time, Steven Wright is known for his slow, deadpan delivery of philosophical observations on life, peppered with brilliant one-liners.

Celebrate harvest time with the locals at the Hometown Harvest Festival in St. Helena on October 20, 2018. 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 26, 2018.

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 27, 2018 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 2018

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 7-11, 2018 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, all the fixings, plus wine. This delectable event is November 10, 2018 11:30am - 2pm.

Get in the holiday spirit at the Holidays in Yountville. This winter wonderland is sure to make spirits bright throughout the season. 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 2018

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 Annual Lighted Tractor Parade in Calistoga! Be there Saturday (Date TBD) 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!

Celebrate the season at the Annual Holiday on the Hill. It's Sunday, December 9, 2018 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 roaring '20s style at the New Year's Eve Gatsby Gala. Dress in formal 1920's attire at the Castello di Amorosa on December 31, 2018. Celebrate with a five-course dinner in the opulent Grand Barrel Room, dance the night away to speakeasy-style music in the Great Hall and join in the sparkling wine toast at midnight.

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