Events in Napa in March 2023: Wine Tasting, Nightlife & Other Fun Things to Do

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by Jill Loeffler  •

Updated: March 2, 2023

Events in Napa in March 2023 include wine tasting activities and the Napa Valley Marathon. Other fun things to do include Uptown Theater performances, the Napa Women's Half Marathon, and shows at the Blue Note.

I've also included some fun nightlife options and a few deals on hotels and tastings around the valley.

Napa Events in March

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Napa Valley Marathon

Date: 3/5

Since 1979, this annual Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon has been held along a scenic 26.2-mile stretch of rolling hills and vineyards that runs from Calistoga to Napa.

This is a great course for beginning marathoners, as it is not only inspiringly beautiful but also mostly downhill. The race is on Sunday morning, so go ahead and make a weekend getaway out of it.

This year, there is also a half marathon and a 5k.

>> More info and registration

Uptown Theater Performances

Dates: Several in March

One of the best nightlife options in Napa in March is the Uptown Theater. They offer around a half dozen performances every month.

This historic theater opened in 1937 and is a wonderful place to see a show. The small, intimate setting turns each show into an unforgettable performance.

They host both musical acts and comedians.

The Uptown Theater is at 1350 Third Street in downtown Napa.

>> Visit Ticketmaster for a full schedule of shows and to pick up your tickets today

Napa Valley Hotel Deals

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Yountville Live

Dates: No event in 2023, they hope to return next year

Yountville Live is one of the most unique and luxurious events in Napa in March. It converges the talents of award-winning chefs, recording artists, and winemakers with the small-town charm and sophistication of Yountville.

Discover the best of the culinary capital of Napa Valley with fabulous epicurean experiences and premium entertainment.

>> Event details, weekend and VIP passes

Napa Valley Women's Half Marathon

Date: 3/26

Run with Heart at this year's annual Napa Valley Women's Half Marathon and 5k. This event is a great way to get the heart pumping as you run through the gorgeous streets and wineries around Napa. 

The race starts at 7 am at Oxbow Commons Park at 1268 McKinstry Street.

Register in advance as spots fill up quickly.

>> Visit their site for ticketing information

Soroptimist International Crab Fest

Date: TBD for 2023

Head over to the Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga from 5:30 to 10pm on Saturday, March 2, for the 19th annual Soroptimist International Crab Feed.

As you enjoy your delicious crab dinner with Caesar salad and wine, you'll be helping fundraise for the community. There will be music, entertainment, and silent and live auctions at the event.

>> Details about this annual event

Wine Tasting Events 2023

These are the events you will find this month around Napa Valley. The wineries are in the early stages of planning events for this spring, so I'll add more events once they are announced.

Benessere Vineyards: Mustard Celebration Art Exhibition, February & March, reception on 3/12 from 1 - 3 pm

Cuvaison: Discover Chardonnay with the Winemaker Steve Rogstad (3/11), from 11 am to 2 pm, learn more about this pouplar grape and its wines, $150 per person

Ehlers Estate: Spring Release Party (3/11)

Elizabeth Spencer: Hearts and Swords Winemaker Dinner (3/11), reception at 6 pm and dinner at 7 pm

Markham: Library Wine Dinner (3/4), only 15 guests

Raymond: Winemaker Dinner with Stephanie Putnam (3/4)

Robert Mondavi: Chef's Spring Celebration (3/4) at 5:30 pm

Robert Mondavi: Global Culinary Exploration (3/18) from 6 pm to 8 pm

Stags Leap Wine Cellars: Mardi Gras Cooking Class & Luncheon (3/11)

Shows at the Blue Note

Another place for some of the best events in Napa in March is at the Blue Note. This music venue is set inside the historic Napa Valley Opera House.

The Blue Note is in the heart of downtown Napa at 1030 Main Street. Here are just a few of the top shows this month.

Wine Tasting Deals in March

There are so many fun places to go wine tasting this month in Napa. Before you finalize your plan, make sure to check out some of the great wine tasting deals all around the Napa Valley.

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.

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