Events in Napa in April 2024: Arts, Festivals, & Wine Tasting Activities

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by Jill Loeffler  •

Updated: April 2, 2024

Events in Napa in April 2024 include the Napa Valley Endurance Run, Vineyard to Vintner and Songwriters in Paradise.

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.

Napa events in April

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SIP Napa Valley

Dates: 4/18 - 4/21

This is the 5th 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

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.

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Napa Valley Endurance Run

Date: 4/14

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.

Coombsville Vintners & Growers Grand Tasting Event

Dates: 4/27

At this Saturday afternoon event, you'll get to taste wine from more than 25 unique Coombsville wineries as well as sample delectable bites prepared by CIA chefs. In addition, there will be a silent auction and raffle of fine wines and culinary experiences. 

Located at the renowned CIA (Culinary Institute of America) at Copia in Napa, you'll also be treated to some of the region's best gourmet food.

>> Find out more and reserve your tickets

Napa Valley Women's Half Marathon

Date: 4/28

Run with Heart at this year's annual Napa Valley Women's Half Marathon and 5k. This event is a great way to get the heart pumping as you run through the gorgeous streets and wineries around Napa. 

The race starts at 7 am at Oxbow Commons Park at 1268 McKinstry Street.

Register in advance as spots fill up quickly.

>> Visit their site for ticketing information

Vineyard to Vintner

Dates: 4/26 - 4/28

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.

Abacus Wine Escape

Dates: 4/26 - 4/28

Join the deLeuze family and ZD Wines for a wine tasting experience like no other. Your adventure begins on Friday night with a ZD Wine reception. You will raise your glass with ZD Wine's first ever sparkling to help celebrate their 50 years in wine making. The reception will include additional ZD Wines as well as appetizers.

Saturday begins with an optional tasting with ZD winemakers and the deLeuze family. You get the chance to sample library wines along side some tasting dishes prepared by one of the best local restaurants.

Saturday night is the big ZD Wines dinner with a 5-course meal expertly paired with ZD wines. It will be an evening to remember with amazing wines and foods to continue the celebration of their 50 years of wine making in Napa.

Please note: This is a private event so inquire with the winery if interested in attending.

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.

These are just some of the shows on this month:

  • 4/5 & 4/6: Con Funk Shun
  • 4/12 & 4/13: Bob James
  • 4/26 & 4/27: Eric Roberson - The 30th anniversary tour

>> Pick up tickets to Blue Note shows on Ticketmaster

Napa Valley Spring Triathlon

Date: 4/6 & 4/7

Kicking off the California Triathlon series is the Napa Valley Spring Triathlon. The course offers plenty of hills full of twists, turns and some spectacular views.

Whether you have raced in Napa Valley before or are brand new to the area, this race is loads of fun!

Registration closes April 5th.

Wine Tasting Events in Napa in April 2024

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.

Elizabeth Spencer: Spring Cleaning Sale (4/6 & 4/7)

Grgich Hills Estate: Afternoon in the Vineyards: Regenerative Farming at Grgich Hills Estate from 1 pm to 3 pm (4/13)

Hall Wines: Hall Cabernet Cookoff from 12 pm to 2:30 pm (4/13)

Honig Wine (4/20): Spring Open House and Pick Up Party from 11 am to 3 pm

Markham (4/21): Spring wine release and paella party  

Merryvale (4/5): Trivia Night at Merryvale Vineyards from 5 pm to 7 pm

Paraduxx (4/13): Feast of Flavors interactive culinary and wine sensory experience from 4 to 7 pm

Raymond (4/6 & 4/7): Spring Cleaning Sale from 11 am to 3 pm

Robert Biale Vineyards: Spring Release Party (4/13) from 11 am to 2 pm

Round Pond (4/6): Spring Blending - live the life of a winemaker from 10 am to 12 pm

Schweiger Vineyards (4/21): Spring Fling 2024 - a fun-filled afternoon including delectable bites, barrel tasting, and our latest wine releases

Trefethen (4/13): Legacy Dinner at the Villa from 5 to 7:30 pm

Wine Tasting Deals

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

  • Vintage Sweet Shoppe: Chocolate and Wine Pairing Package for Two or Four at Vintage Sweet Shoppe (Up to 44% Off), check for availability
  • 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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