Events in Napa in July 2018

Festivals, Wine Tasting, & More

Top events in Napa in July 2018 include a July 4th celebration at the county fairgrounds in Calistoga, Festival Napa Valley, and several wine tasting events at wineries all around the valley. You can also enjoy some outdoor summer concerts as well as some great shows at the Uptown Theatre and the Blue Note.

You will also find some great deals for your visit. Read on for details and more things to do during your stay.

Events in Napa in July: Wine Tasting, Festivals, & More

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Napa County Fair & Fireworks

Date: 7/4

Every year, the Napa County Fair in Calistoga coincides with the Fourth of July holiday, meaning Independence Day will be packed full of fun and entertainment for the whole family from morning until night. Start out by taking all the red, white, and blue that you can to the streets for the annual patriotic parade. Throughout the day, enjoy demonstrations by wine country's favorite chefs and bakers, as well as carnival rides, giant lawn games, arts and crafts, live music, and more. And don't forget to stick around for the show-stopping fireworks!

>> See a detailed schedule

Fourth of July Parade in Downtown Napa

Date: 7/4

This year's Fourth of July parade in Napa starts at 10am. The parade is in historic downtown Napa. It starts by heading east down 2nd Street. It then heads west on 3rd Street. The parade lasts until around noon. This year's theme is "Celebrating Our Home Town Heroes."

Uptown Theatre

If you are looking for something fun to do at night, then head over to the Uptown Theatre in downtown Napa. Here are their top shows this month.

Festival Napa Valley

Dates: 7/20-7/29

This month, California's wine region comes alive with Festival Napa Valley, 10 days of more than 60 events spread out among the area's most stunning estates, vineyards, theaters, and restaurants. Over 100 wineries will participate. A few events are free, while others are fundraisers, but they are all designed to highlight Napa's fine wine and cuisine, and its enriching art, fitness, and community programs.

>> More about attending these elegant events

Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon

Date: 7/15

Run from one gorgeous wine region to the next during this half marathon event. The race starts at Cuvaison Carneros Winery and ends in the historic Sonoma Plaza in front of City Hall. Bring the entire family as there are fun activities planned around the race.

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Robert Mondavi Summer Concert Series

Dates: 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, & 7/28

For nearly 50 years, the Robert Mondavi Winery has been hosting some of the best events in Napa in July--their annual summer concert series. They've welcomed artists such as Ingrid Michaelson, Melissa Etheridge, Five for Fighting, Martina McBride, O.A.R., and so many more. The kick-off concert for this season will take place this July at their beautiful outdoor concert venue surrounded by vineyards, where you can purchase lawn, patio, or dinner seating.

7/7: Citizen Cope with Vintage Trouble

7/14: Brandi Carlile with Magic Giant, SOLD OUT, find tickets on StubHub

7/21: X Ambassadors with Cobi

7/28: Fitz and the Tantrums with The Mowgli's

>> Visit their website for details

Napa Porchfest

Date: 7/29

This fun live music festival is one of the free events in Napa in July. Festivities last all afternoon and are designed to bring the community outside and into the neighborhood. At Porchfest, homeowners volunteer their porches as stages for talented musicians to show off their work. Maps will be provided so you'll be sure not to miss anything, and while you can certainly explore on foot, bicycling is encouraged as a means of transportation between venues.

>> Get more Porchfest details

Napa City Nights

Dates: Friday nights all month from 6/8 to 8/24

Take advantage of the summer weather by heading to the Riverwalk on Friday nights for free live music concerts. The recently renovated Veterans Memorial Park Ampitheater is the perfect place to have a picnic with the family and relax along the terraced seating areas with views of the Napa River. Shows are every Friday evening from 6:30 to 10pm from June to August.

>> More about this free Napa concert series

Calistoga Concerts in the Park

Dates: Thursday nights all month, 6/14-8/16

While Napa has its free outdoor concerts on Friday nights, nearby Calistoga offers free concerts in the park on Thursday nights from from 6:30 to 8:30pm between June and August. Check out the schedule and set out for Pioneer Park with your picnic basket and blankets. There will be local wines available for purchase, each week featuring a different winery.

>> Details about the Calistoga concert series

Wine Tasting Events in Napa in July

Discover a calendar of the top wine tasting events in Napa in July. These are winery events where you can pay a fee to celebrate with wine tastings, food, and live entertainment.

New events are scheduled each week so check back for updates before your stay.

Castello di Amorosa: Hot Havana Nights (27th), an evening of food, wine, and dancing, authentic Cuban food paired with their wines, 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Mumm Napa: Lobster Dinner on the Vineyard Green (7/14), spend the evening eating Maine Lobster and enjoying Mumm's sparkling wines, 7pm to 10pm

Pine Ridge Vineyards: Summer Cabernet Dinner (7/28), enjoy wine country seasonal favorites paired with Pine Ridge Vineyards, meal prepared by Winery Chef Susan Lassalette, live music all evening long, 6pm to 9pm, $250 per person, $225 for members

Schweiger Vineyards: Annual Lobster Feast (7/14), fun and festival party with a lobster feast

V. Sattui Winery: Festa Italiana, A Mid-Summer Italian Festival (7/28), 6pm to 9:30pm, food, dancing, live music, and wine tasting

Wine Tasting Deals

Check out these wine tasting deals around Napa Valley in Groupon.

  • Starmont Winery and Vineyards: Save up to 35% off tasting deals at Starmont Winery and Vineyards, check deal availability

  • Envy Wines: Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottle, up to 53% off, located in Calistoga, check for availability

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

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

Shows at the Blue Note

The Blue Note offers a great place for live jazz entertainment several nights a month. Catch a show and enjoy some of their tasty food on the first floor of the Napa Valley Opera House.

>> Buy tickets on Ticketmaster for all Blue Note performances

Additional San Francisco & Bay Area Events in July

July Events Calendar in SF | SF Bay Area July Calendar

Free Activities in SF in July | Monterey Events in July

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