Napa Valley is known as one of the winemaking regions in the world and produces some of the best wines. Most visitors go to Napa solely to participate in various winery tours and might even bring home a couple of bottles. If you want to experience how the best Napa Valley wines are made from scratch, you should plan your trip during the harvest season, which is during the months of August through December. During these times, you get to see the valley come alive with harvest parties held by various Napa wineries. You can also participate in grape stomping and other activities during this season.
Cabernet season comes directly after the harvest season and this is the time when Napa Valley’s temperature is perfectly mild, making it the best time to enjoy the results of the wineries’ harvests.
But did you know that Napa Valley has other things to offer beyond wine?
While it can be said that wine is Napa’s heart and soul, the region has a rich culture embedded into it. Aside from wine, you can also enjoy delicious food, interesting arts, and entertaining music all over the valley. Visitors shouldn’t just go to Napa Valley for wine but also explore events that will make their trip worthwhile.
Below is the calendar of upcoming Napa Valley events which you can refer to for your itinerary needs:
13 to 17 – Napa Valley Film Festival
27 – Napa’s Lighting of the Christmas Tree
28 – Napa Valley Turkey Chase
30 – Napa’s Christmas Parade
24 to January 1 – Holidays in Yountville
7 – Calistoga Christmas Fair and Lighted Tractor Parade
7 to 8 – Winter in the Wineries
19 – December Culinary Crawl
1 – Napa Valley Resolution Run
11 to 19 – Napa Lighted Arts Festival
17 to 20 – Napa Truffle Festival
26 to 1 – Napa Valley Restaurant Week
6 to 9 – Yountville International Short Film Festival
13 – February Culinary Crawl
1 – Napa Valley Marathon & Half Marathon
19 to 22 – Yountville Live
16 – April Culinary Crawl
18 – Cycle For Sight
25 – Art, Sip & Stroll
1 to 3 – CampoVelo
22 to 24 – BottleRock
4 to 7 – Auction Napa Valley
10 to 13 – Napa Valley Jazz Getaway
11 – June Culinary Crawl
TBA – Napa City Nights summer concert series
St. Helena summer concert series
Calistoga Concerts in the Park
17 to 26 – Festival Napa Valley
26 – Napa Porchfest
TBA – Margrit Mondavi summer concert series
2 to 23 – Napa Valley Chamber Music Festival
TBA – Blues, Brews, & BBQ
Music in the Vineyards
13 – Calistoga Harvest Table
TBA – Open Studios Napa Valley
TBA – Safeway Open
Whatever month you are planning to go to Napa Valley, you will surely stumble upon one event or another. The place is brimming with wonderful events and activities that cater to the interests of many people. With festivals that celebrate food, wine, the arts, and music, what more could you want in Napa Valley?
If you are looking forward to a vacation in Napa, the best way to get to know the place is to immerse yourself in these events. As you get to know Napa, you will truly understand why so many people keep coming back.