Events in Napa in August 2018 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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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: 8/17 & 8/18
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 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 16
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 8/24
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.
Beaulieu Vineyard: Georges de Latour Release Weekend (8/25 & 8/26), to celebrate the release of their popular 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon. Tickets are on sale for non-members and this event is complimentary for wine club members.
Judd's Hill Winery: Judd's Hill 2018 Harvest Party (8/12), starts at 12pm, free for members, $35 for members' guests, $55 for the public
Luna Vineyards: Harvest Party (8/18), celebrate the kick off of harvest with this annual event, new wine releases, food and more
Peju: Peju Grape Stomp (8/18), help Peju prep their grapes after harvest, 10:30am to 1:30pm, $175 per person
Pine Ridge Vineyards: Cellar 47 Dinner, starts with appetizers and delicious Pine Ridge wines, you will then sit down to a full meal, 6pm to 9:30pm
Robert Biale Vineyards: Fall Wines Celebration (8/25), sit down wine tasting, kick off to harvest, release of their fall wines
Robert Mondavi Winery: Dinner Under the Stars (8/25), 6:45pm to 10:00pm, multi-course dinner paired with Mondavi wines, $145 per person, $125 for club members
Schweiger Vineyards: Annual Lobster Feast (8/18), fun day of wine tasting along with a lobster feast
Silver Oak Napa Valley: 2014 Alexander Valley Cabernet Release Day (8/4), 10am to 3:30pm, food, entertainment and wine tasting, plus you get to keep your commemorative glass for the day
Silverado Vineyards: Paella Party (8/11), 2pm to 4pm, Paella on the terrace, Silverado wines, homemade sangria
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.
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 on the first floor of the Napa Valley Opera House.