Events in Napa in April 2023: Arts, Festivals, & Wine Tasting Activities

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by Jill Loeffler  •

Updated: November 29, 2022

Events in Napa in April 2023 include Arts in April, Wine Valley Cycle for Sight, and bASH: Appellation St. Helena.

You will also find shows at the Uptown Theater, wine tasting events all around the valley, and a few other fun things to do during your visit.

Read on for details on the best activities in Napa this April.

Events in April in Napa: Wine Tasting, Festivals, & More

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SIP Napa Valley

Dates: 4/19 - 4/22

This is the third year for SIP (Songwriters in Paradise) Napa Valley. One of the top events in Napa in March, SIP offers performances from several highly acclaimed songwriters.

Performances are at Silver Oak, Alpha Omega, Brasswood, and Frank Family. Each performance has a limited number of tickets, so you are sure to get an amazing seat.

SIP is the creation of Nashville-based songwriter Patrick Davis. In 2013, he was asked to perform in the Bahamas and wanted to try out this new idea. It was an overwhelming success and has drawn in crowds from around the world since 2013.

You will find it in three locations: the Bahamas, Cabo in Mexico and now in Napa.

>> More details and ticketing information on their site

bASH: Appellation St. Helena

Date: 4/1

St. Helena's annual food and wine competition, bASH, is a must attend for food and wine lovers. This event is held in the historic barrel room inside the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone (2555 Saint Helena Highway).

The event offers more than 30 tasting stations with Appellation St. Helena wines paired with tasty treats. All of the food is prepared by aspiring students, winery chefs, and St. Helena's finest restaurants.

The event runs from 6 pm to 8:30 pm.

Napa Valley "Arts in April"

Dates: Several Events Throughout the Month

This is the 10th year of the month-long Arts in April festival that strives to bring the community together at arts and cultural events across Napa County.

By attending a variety of art gatherings, you'll discover the downtown districts of Calistoga, St. Helena, Yountville, Napa, and American Canyon, engage in thoughtful conversations, and hopefully get inspired!

>> Read more about the festival

Shows at the Uptown Theater in April

Some of the best night events in Napa in April are at the Uptown Theater. Here are all of the performances scheduled so far this month.

Where to Stay in Napa

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Napa Valley Endurance Run

Date: 4/16

This trail running event features a half marathon, 10K, 35K, and 50K. The course runs through Robert Louis Stevenson State Park and is along the Oat Hill Mine Trail. This is a challenging course on trails that aren't run on very often.

There will be two start times to make sure the trail is not too crowded. The 35K and 50K runners will start at 7:30am. The 10K and half-marathon runners will start at 9am.

This is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy Napa's incredible natural beauty.

Vineyard to Vintner

Dates: 4/28 - 4/30

Spend the weekend in the Stag's Leap District sampling wines and learning more about their world class wines. The weekend starts with exclusive Friday night dinners. On Saturday, you can enjoy an information session in the morning. In the afternoon, enjoy a hosted lunch and an Appellation Collection sneak preview of the Stag's Leap District at Stag's Leap Winery.

The weekend long event ends with wine tasting at four of your selected wineries (choose from 13!).

Tickets are required for all events.

April Shows at the Blue Note

Head over to the Blue Note for some great live music almost every night of the week. This live jazz club is on the first floor of the gorgeous Napa Valley Opera House.

In addition to world class jazz music, they also serve up farm to table dishes along with some of the region's top wines. It's one of the best night events in Napa in April.

>> Pick up tickets to Blue Note shows on Ticketmaster

Wine Tasting Events in Napa in April 2023

You will find dozens of wine tasting events in Napa in April. The ones listed below are at the wineries and offer you the chance to taste the best Napa Valley wines.

Most events are on the weekends. Almost all events include a fee to taste and/or attend.

NOTE: These events are from 2022 as the wineries are still in the process of planning for the spring. This will give you an idea on what to expect from each one. I'll update this once they start announcing their event dates and details.

Ballentine: Spring Wine Release Celebration (4/16), taste new releases, play cornhole, stroll around the vineyards and meet new friends, food trucks also on site, 1 pm to 4 pm

Merryvale: A Taste of Profile through the Decades (4/24), learn more about wine making in Napa and at Merryvale, 60-minute guided seminar followed by a lunch and tasting.

Pine Ridge Vineyards: Morning Hike at the Ridge (4/16), moderate hike through the vineyards as you learn more about the Stags Leap District and Pine Ridge vineyards

Raymond Vineyards: Spring Cleaning Friends & Family Sale (4/2 and 4/3), Exclusive deals on library wines, large format bottles and reserves from 11 am to 4 pm, members from 10 am to 4 pm, advanced registration is required.

Silverado: Rose Garden Party (4/16), celebrate the release of their 2021 Borreo Sangiovese Rosa, afternoon event, reserve in advance.

Wine Tasting Deals

Here are just a few of the best wine tasting deals right now for Napa Valley wineries.

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Envy Wines: Wine Tasting for Two or Four with a Take Home Bottle of Wine (Up to 50% Off), check for availability

*Note: Most deals last for 120 days after purchase, so make sure to check the exact terms before purchasing.

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