Shakespeare Napa Valley
Aug. 24-Sept. 10
Napa and St. Helena
Enjoy free outdoor performances of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Playing in Veterans Memorial Park in Napa on Aug. 24-27 at 7 p.m., moving to St. Helena's Napa Valley College campus Sept. 8-10 at 7 p.m.
Blues, Brews & BBQ
Oxbow Commons, Napa
An all-day street party, featuring music, food and craft brew in the new OxbowCommons.
Round Pond Estate, Napa
The Napa Valley Grapegrowers mark 10 years of hosting the annual Harvest Stop, with music, food, and wines from more than 120 wineries in the valley.
Cochon555 Heritage Fire Napa
Charles Krug Winery, St. Helena
A national touring outdoor showcase of all things meat returns to the Napa Valley, featuring over 50 notable chefs and butchers, each grilling heritage-breed animals.
Louis Vermeil Classic
An end-of-summer racing celebration featuring the annual Hall of Fame dinner on Friday, and racing by USAC/CRA non-wing, traditional “410” sprint cars on Saturday and Sunday, with teams from all over the West, and some local champions as well.
Calistoga Wine Experience
Pioneer Park, Calistoga
Taste wines and meet the winemakers from more than 40 vintners in the Calistoga AVA while enjoying local food and the music of Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers.
Bale Grist Mill Harvest Dinner
Bale Grist Mill, St. Helena
Celebrate the harvest season with an open-air banquet on the grounds of the historic Bale Grist Mill, one of the oldest buildings in Napa County and the last functioning water-driven mill in the West.
Calistoga Harvest Table
For the fourth year, Calistoga shuts down Lincoln Avenue for a night and restaurants from all over downtown serve an open-air banquet on a row of family-style tables lined up along the highway.
Wine Country Outlaw Showdown
A last blast of the summer racing season brings the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series to the half-mile dirt track for two nights of action.
Music Festival for Brain Health
Staglin Family Vineyard
For the 23rd year, the Staglin family continues its commitment to raising funds for treatment and prevention for mental illnesses, hosting a day of fun, music, wine, and food at their winery. Headliner this year is Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group.
Napa Valley Expo
In its 10th year, the Aloha festival brings the sounds and tastes of the Hawaiian and Polynesian communities to Napa. Bands perform reggae and traditional island music, while dancers demonstrate traditional hula, joined by a variety of food and craft vendors.
Open Studios Napa Valley
Two weekends of tours of artists’ studios throughout the Napa Valley. Meet the artists, view and purchase their work and watch live demonstrations of how their art is created.
Silverado Country Club
It’s more than just high-level PGA golf. In its second year under the sponsorship of Safeway, the golf tournament has evolved into a celebration of food, wine and music. The food and wine tent will feature some of the valley’s top chefs and wineries, while the music stage will feature standouts Weezer, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Gavin DeGraw.
Rebel Junk Vintage Market
Napa Valley Expo
It’s not just a flea-market, it’s a travelling vintage fair, with shows across the country bringing together some 500 vendors united by their love of things past.
St. Helena Fall Festival and Pet Parade
Downtown St. Helena
The 33rd annual St. Helena Fall Festival kicks off with a morning fun run, followed by the annual Pet Parade through downtown, and finishing with an afternoon of music, wine and food, a kids carnival, and arts and crafts.
Hometown Halloween Party
Oxbow Commons, Napa
The new Oxbow Commons is transformed into Oxboo Commons for a day of costumed fun for revelers of all ages, accompanied by Trick-or-Treating at downtown stores.
The Pagan Ball
Castello di Amorosa
The annual Halloween costume ball at this one-of-a-kind recreation of a Tuscan Castle, high on a hill near Calistoga, returns for the ninth year, with wine, fun, and lots of spookiness, including self-guided “Haunted Chamber” tour.
Howell Mountain Harvest Celebration
Lincoln Theater, Yountville
Join 30 vintners from the fabled Howell Mountain AVA to taste their wines, many of them difficult-to-find treasures, accompanied by catered food and a silent auction.
Napa Valley Film Festival
In its sixth year, the Napa Valley Film Festival is making a name for itself on the festival circuit, featuring more than 100 films, from those destined for major release to quirky and touching shorts and documentaries. Venues range up and down the valley and events feature offerings from more than 50 chefs and 150 wineries.
Gifts n Tyme Holiday Craft Fair
Napa Valley Expo
A holiday tradition in Napa for more than four decades. More than 85 vendors assemble to sell arts, crafts, and goodies, perfect for your early holiday shopping.
Christmas Tree Lighting
Veterans Park, Napa
Join Napa’s mayor for the annual tree-lighting ceremony to kick off the Christmas season downtown.
Napa Christmas Parade
A line of seasonal floats and fun winds through downtown.
Lighted Tractor Parade
One of the nation’s quirkiest Christmas traditions continues with vehicles of all sorts festooned with Christmas lights parading through downtown.