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NOTE: Most Napa wineries are open for outdoor tastings. All require reservations so visit their sites directly to book. Most events are postponed and restaurants are offering outdoor seating. With the recent fires in the area, several wineries will close temporarily. Please call ahead to confirm your reservations before you arrive.
Events in Napa in August 2019 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.
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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 cannot 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.
Dates: 8/7 - 8/11
This August, the Napa Town and Country Fair celebrates 86 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.
Dates: 8/16 & 8/17
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.
Are you looking to save on your stay? If so, then check out the best deals this month by clicking on the links below. You will find discounts on your nightly rate as well as some great complimentary amenities.
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 6pm on First Street in downtown 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.
Dates: Thursday nights through August 22
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.
Dates: Friday nights through 8/23
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.
Enjoy these wine tasting events in Napa in August. Most of the events are on the weekends and you will find a few during the week too.
Pine Ridge Vineyards: Summer Cabernet Dinner (8/8), Enjoy dinner outside as you taste Cabernet Sauvignons paired with food, and listen to live music from 6 pm to 9:30 pm
Beaulieu Vineyard: Georges de Latour Release Weekend (8/24), to celebrate the release of their popular 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon. Tickets are on sale for non-members and this event is complimentary for wine club members, RSVP in advance
Close Pegase: Close Pegase Lobster Boil (8/10), drink delicious wine while you eat lobster in a family-style feast, $100 for club members and $125 for general public, from 6 pm to 9 pm
Clos Pegase: Music in the Vineyards (8/24), live music in Clos Pegase's cave starting at 7:30
Cuvaison Estate Winery: Annual Club Lobster Dinner (8/17), pair chardonnay wines with lobster from 11 am to 3 pm
Duckhorn Vineyards: Live Fire Roast at Paraduxx (8/3), enjoy great wines paired with an Argentinian-style animal roast, from 6 pm to 8 pm, extremely limited so reservations are suggested in advance
Falcor Napa Valley: Lobster Feed (8/3), a full lobster for each person, artichokes, sourdough baguettes, and more paired with wines in the cellar from 11 am to 3 pm
Flora Springs: Sixteen Spirits Historical Ghose Winery Tour (8/4), learn about the 16 ghosts that inhabit the winery as you taste wines led by a professional guide, limited to 12 people total, starts at 10 am
Judd's Hill Winery: Judd's Hill 2019 Harvest Party (8/11), Free for members, $35 for members' guests, $55 for the public starts, pair lunch and taste new fall releases starting at 12pm until 2:30 pm
Luna Vineyards: Harvest Party (8/17), celebrate the kickoff of harvest with this annual event, new wine releases, food, live music, and more
Markham Vineyards: Music in the Vineyards (8/14) starting at 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Miner Family Winery: (8/17), Hosted by Dave Miner, enjoy wine, food, and live music
Mumm Napa: Lobster Dinner on The Vineyard Green (8/3), A delicious lobster dinner with all the fixings and sparkling wine pairing, from 7 pm to 10 pm
Paraduxx: Live Fire Roast at Paraduxx (8/3), Argentinian animal roast with new fall release wines, meet with the chefs and more, held outdoors, starting at 6 pm to 8 pm
Peju Napa Valley: Peju Grape Stomp (8/17), help Peju prep their grapes after harvest, farm to table lunch, grape stomping competition for fun, 10:30am to 1:30pm, $175/$150 for club members
Robert Biale Vineyards: Paella & Petite Sirah Dinner at the Back Porch (8/17), Delicious Petite Sirah and paella dinner from 6:30 pm
Robert Mondavi Winery: Dinner Under the Stars (8/17), Multi-course dinner paired with Mondavi wines, live music and dancing, $145 per person, $125 for club members from 6:45 pm to 10:00 pm
Saintsbury: Pigs and Pinot (8/4), information to be updated as it is released
Schweiger Vineyards: Lobster Feast (8/24), eat lobster, prawns, and other delicious bites paired with their wines, from 6 pm to 9 pm, General admission is $150 and members $120
Silver Oak Napa Valley: 2015 Alexander Valley Cabernet Release Day (8/3), food, entertainment and wine tasting, plus you get to keep your commemorative glass for the day from 10 am to 3:30 pm
Silverado Vineyards: Paella Party (8/10), Paella on the terrace, Silverado wines, homemade sangria, paella and more, live music from 2pm to 4pm, $60 for members and $80 for non-members
St. Supery Estate Vineyards and Winery: #CaBacon Cabernet and Bacon Pairings (8/30, 8/31, 9/1), Taste 4 estate Cabernet Sauvignons paired with bacon delights with tastings on all three days at 11:30 and tastings on 8/31 and 9/1 at 2 pm also
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars: Dinner in the Vineyard (8/17), Enjoy a sunset wine tasting and a three course meal starting at 6 pm and ending at 10 pm
Tedeschi Family Winery: Winemaker Dinner - A Magical Evening in Our Vineyard (8/17), Dine in the vineyard with a four-course menu and paired wines from 5:30 pm to 9 pm
Tedeschi Family Winery: Lobster Feast in the Vineyard (8/24). Eat lobster while drinking paired wines in the vineyard from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Trinitas Cellars: 2019 Lobster Feed (8/3), eat wines paired with lobster, shrimp, and more, live music and served on their lawn, $165 and starts at 6 pm with dinner at 7 pm
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.
*Note: Most deals last for 120 days after purchase, so make sure to check the exact terms before purchasing.
Another one of the best nightlife options in Napa is the Blue Note. They feature several concerts each month on the first floor of the Napa Valley Opera House.
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