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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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