Events in Napa in July 2024: Festivals, Wine Tasting, & More

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by Jill Loeffler  •

Updated: April 5, 2024

Top events in Napa in July 2024 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 Blue Note.

You will 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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Fourth of July Parade in Downtown Napa

Date: 7/4

The Fourth of July parade in Napa starts at 10 am in historic downtown Napa.

It starts by heading east down 2nd Street, then goes west on 3rd Street.

The parade lasts until around noon.

Festival Napa Valley

Dates: 7/6 - 7/21

This month, California's wine region comes alive with Festival Napa Valley, with 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: 7/20 - 7/21

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.

The Rosé 5K is on Saturday and kicks off at 8 am, while the Half Marathon is on Sunday and starts at 7 am. You can run in one or the other. You can also get special pricing if you want to run in both.

>> Visit their site for details

Hotel Deals

Find a great place to stay at a good price as you enjoy these events in Napa in July.

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VRBO: Another great lodging option is VRBO. You can stay at a local's house, apartment, or even just rent a room. It's a great way to feel more like a local while visiting. Find a great place to stay on VRBO.

Robert Mondavi Summer Concert Series

Dates: TBD

For over 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.

Napa Porchfest

Date: Returning in 2025

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: TBD

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 Amphitheater 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 pm to 10 pm this July.

>> More about this free Napa concert series

Calistoga Concerts in the Park

Dates: throughout the summer months (dates TBD)

While Napa has its free outdoor concerts on Friday nights, nearby Calistoga offers free concerts in the park on Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 pm between June and August.

This year's featured bands include Magic, National Park Radio, Sacred Fire Band, Soulshine Blues Band, The Humdinger Band, Latin Touch, Dirty Cello, LC Diamonds, The Boys of Summer, Maya - A Latin Tribute Band. 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.

>> Visit the official website for more details

Wine Tasting Events in Napa in July 2024

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.

Cuvaison (7/21): Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon at 7 am, a 13.1-mile route named one of the top 7 most scenic half marathons in the US by Forbes.

Elizabeth Spencer (7/6): Rutherford Creation Series - Macramé from 11 am to 1 pm

Honig Wine (7/20): Lobsterlicious from 12 pm to 3 pm, music, games, wine and food

Judd's Hill (7/20): Dine in the Vines, 7 pm, dinner with special wines and more

Pine Ridge Vineyards (5/6, 13, 27): Morning hike and tasting at the ridge from 9:30 am to 11 am

Raymond (7/6): Independence Day Celebration from 11 am to 2 pm

Raymond (7/20): JCB Summer White Party from 7 pm to 11 pm

Robert Biale Vineyards (7/20): Paella Dinner from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, hosted by Bob Biale, paella feast paired with wines

Schweiger Vineyards (7/13): Western BBQ experience

St. Supery (7/13):  Estate Luncheon Series Featuring The Big Green Egg from 11:30 am to 2 pm

Tamber Bey (7/6): Summer social lobster pot feast

Trefethen (7/20): Decades of Decadence library wine tasting from 11 am to 2 pm

V. Sattui Winery (7/26): Festa Italiana, A Mid-Summer Italian Festival from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Wine Tasting Deals

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

  • Vintage Sweet Shoppe: Chocolate and Wine Pairing Package for Two or Four at Vintage Sweet Shoppe (Up to 44% Off), check for availability
  • Envy Wines: Wine Tasting for Two or Four with a Take Home Bottle of Wine (Up to 50% 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

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