Events in Napa in August 2017

Wine Tasting, Festivals, & More

Events in Napa in August 2017 include several wine tasting celebrations at local wineries, food festivals, and the Napa Town & Country Fair. You will also find some fun things to do at night at the Uptown Theatre and the Blue Note.

In addition, I've included a few of the best deals this month so you can save during your stay. Read on for more ideas on what to do this month in the Napa Valley.

Events in Napa in August

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Napa Town & Country Fair

Dates: August 9 - 13

This August, the Napa Town and Country Fair celebrates 85 years of exhibits, competitions, entertainment, and community events that bring local artists, crafts people, farmers, and youth together. Enjoy all of the displays, carnival rides, great food, and more during these five days at the Napa Valley Expo.

>> All about the fair

Main Street Reunion Car Show

Dates: August 18 & 19

This weekend, the lovely downtown Napa streets will be lined with 400 pre-1976 cars for the public to admire. 40 prizes will be given to the 'Best Of' cars. You'll also find food and drinks for sale. This is one of the admission-free events in Napa in August.

>> More info about the car show

Hotel Deals in Napa in August

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Blues, Brews & BBQ

Date: August 26

If you love blues music, tasty micro-brews, and finger-licking BBQ, this is the event for you. You'll have more than you can imagine to choose from in each of those categories. And, of course, don't miss the annual rib-eating contest. This fantastic, delicious, fun-filled festival lasts all Saturday long from noon to 9pm at the Oxbow Commons.

>> Details about the festival

Uptown Theatre in Napa

One of the fun places to go for nightlife in Napa is the Uptown Theatre. Here is their calendar of events in Napa in August.


Calistoga Concerts in the Park

Dates: Thursday nights through August 17

This month concludes the free summer concert series at Pioneer Park in Calistoga. Every Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8:30pm between June and August, the town gathers for picnics on the lawn set to great live music. These events are accompanied by wonderful local wines, as each week features a different winery.

>> Enjoy this year's last Calistoga summer concerts

Napa City Nights

Dates: Friday nights all month

Among the events in Napa in August, the free Friday night concert series is one that always brings people out enjoying the beautiful summer weather. Each week through the end of the month, you'll find concerts representing a wide range of musical styles at the Veterans Memorial Park Amphitheater. This venue allows you to set down your blanket and enjoy a picnic dinner with the family while enjoying live music.

>> More about Napa's free summer concert series

Wine Tasting Events in Napa in August

Enjoy these wine tasting events in Napa in August. Since most events are on the weekend, I've created groupings by weekend so you can quickly find the best options during your stay.

5th & 6th

The Hess Collection Winery: Mount Veeder Appellation Wine Tasting (8/5), sample wines from 25 Mount Veeder wineries in one day, 1pm to 4pm at The Hess Collection Winery, $125 in advance, $150 at the door

Silver Oak Napa Valley: 2013 Alexander Valley Cabernet Release Day (5th), 10am to 3:30pm, food, entertainment and wine tasting, plus you get to keep your commemorative glass for the day

12th & 13th

Cliff Lede Vineyards: Lobster Feast (12th), traditional lobster bake with Cliff Lede wines

Fontanella Family Winery: Annual Harvest Party (12th), wood-fired pizzas, sweets, live music, barrel tasting, and other wine tasting for three hours

Inglenook Vineyard: Harvest Party (12th), 7pm to 10pm

Judd's Hill Winery: Judd's Hill 2017 Harvest Party (13th), starts at 12pm, free for members, $35 for members' guests, $55 for the public

Mi Sueno Winery: 20th Anniversary Party (12), celebrate 20 years with Mi Sueno Winery, BBQ paired with special old vintages, starts at 11:30am

St. Claire Brown Winery: The Garden Music Series with The Ferocious Few (12th), free music in the gardens with wine and beer for sale by the glass, music from 8pm to 11pm

19th & 20th

Falcor Wines: LeBijou Blending Party (19th), blend your own wine at Falcor and create your own label, $125 per couple, 1pm to 3pm

Jessup Cellars: Cary Brothers "Music on the Lawn" Show (20th), at their Yountville Estate

Miner Family Winery: Benedetto Release Party and Concert (19th), 6:30pm to 10pm, featuring Howard Alden, Howard Paul, Quentin Baxter, Mark Peterson and Chico Pinheiro, $125 per person, $100 for members

Peju: Peju Grape Stomp (19th), help Peju prep their grapes after harvest, 10:30am to 1:30pm, $175 per person

Pine Ridge Vineyards: Lobsterfest (19th), starts with seafood appetizers and delicious Pine Ridge wines, you will then sit down to a full meal (lobster boil and more), $185 per person, $175 for members, 6pm to 9pm

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars: Dinner in the Vineyard (19th), three course dinner in the vineyard at sunset, 6pm to 10pm

Whetstone Wines: Harvest Party (20th), celebrate harvest with a Southern Supper in Napa, 4pm to 7pm, music by Southern Soul Music, $125 per person

26th & 27th

Beaulieu Vineyard: Georges de Latour Release Weekend, 2-day event (26th and 27th) to celebrate the release of their popular 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon. Tickets are $40 per person and this event is complimentary for wine club members.

Bouchaine Vineyards: Wine, Food & Flavor! Event (26th)

Luna Vineyards: Harvest Party (26th), celebrate the kick off of harvest with this annual event, new wine releases, food and more

Robert Mondavi Winery: Dinner Under the Stars (26th), 6:45pm to 10:30pm, multi-course dinner paired with Mondavi wines, $145 per person, $125 for club members

Tedeschi Family Winery: Winemaker Dinner (26th), four-course meal, only 40 guests plus the Tedeschi family, intimate dinner on their property, $160 per person, $130 for members

Other Dates

Flora Springs: SF Giants Game Tailgate Happy Hour at The Room (4th), BBQ, tastings, and fun games, club members $80, non-members $100, 4pm to 7pm

Miner Family Winery: Sunset Lounge (4th), enjoy the sunset on their patio as you sample small bites and their top wines, $50 per person, $25 for wine club members, 3 seating times, 6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm

Provenance Vineyards: August Fortitude Friday (4th), enjoy a flight of library Rutherford Cabernets, 5pm to 7pm

V. Sattui Winery: Rock the Rails with V. Sattui (24th), spend the evening on the Napa Valley Wine Train from 6pm to 10pm on Thursday night, listen to the sounds of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, sample V. Sattui wines, and enjoy dinner

Flora Springs: #CabernetDay 2017 (31st), celebrate one of Napa Valley's most widely grown and flavorful grapes at Flora Springs

Wine Tasting Deals

Check out some of the best wine tasting deals this month in Napa. They are a great addition to the days you are enjoying these events in Napa in August.

  • Rutherford Ranch Winery: Wine and chocolate pairing for two (or four), up to 46% off, tasting is in their Rutherford Ranch's Cabernet Room in Saint Helena, check for availability

  • JaM Cellars: Tasting for two plus a bottle of JaM Cellars wine to take home with you for up to 42% off, tasting room located in downtown Napa, check for availability

  • Judd's Hill Winery: Tasting for two or four plus a bottle of wine to take home with you, up to 52% off, tasting room is on Silverado Trail, check for availability

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

Cochon555's Heritage Fire

Date: August 27

Located at the gorgeous Charles Krug Winery, the Cochon555 Heritage Fire is a must for anyone that loves fine wine and mouth-watering delicacies. Over 50 of the best chefs cook responsibly raised foods and meat in the open air with lots of wine, ciders and other beverages from the best local producers.

Add to this that the scenery and location can not be beat, and this is a must attend this one time only event. The event runs from 4 pm to 7:30 pm. There are three different tickets levels so make sure to pick the one that is right for you.

Shows at the Blue Note

Another one of the best nightlife options in Napa is the Blue Note. They feature several concerts each month. Here are some of their top events in Napa in August.

8/1: Locals Night Feat. Tommy Odetto

8/2: Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

8/3: Tommy Igoe Band

8/5: Janiva Magness

8/9: Parlor Social

8/10: The Oakland Stroke

8/18: Tony Lindsay's Soul Soldiers

8/23: Go By Ocean

8/25 & 8/26: Livingston Taylor

>> Find tickets for all of their shows on sale on Ticketmaster

August Events in Napa: Festivals, Nightlife, and Wine Tasting

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