Events in Napa in May 2024: Wine Tasting, Activities, & Other Things to Do

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by Jill Loeffler  •

Updated: May 2, 2024

The biggest events in Napa in May 2024 include BottleRock and special wine tasting activities at the wineries. You will also find some great shows throughout the month at the Blue Note.

In addition, I've included some great deals on tastings around Napa Valley as well as a few places to find the best rates on local hotels.

Events in Napa in May: BottleRock, CampoVelo Cycling Race & The Best Places to Taste

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BottleRock Napa Valley

Dates: 5/24 - 5/26

Tickets: Find tickets to all days

Of all the events in Napa in May, the BottleRock music festival is probably the most anticipated. This three-day celebration of great music, food, beer, and wine attracts lots of big name artists.

Headliners last year included Post Malone, Lizzo, Duran Duran and Red Hot Chili Peppers. This year's event includes Stevie Nicks, Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran, St. Vincent and many others.

This lineup is truly hard to beat.

The 3-day tickets are unfortunately already sold out, but 1-day tickets are still available.

>> Full concert details

Wine Tasting Events in Napa in May 2024

The following events are held at wineries all around Napa Valley. Many are open to the public and most have discounted rates or are complimentary for wine club members.

Most events in Napa in May land on the weekend, but there are a handful during the week too. These events are VERY popular, so I recommend planning in advance if you can and booking your tickets before you arrive.

Benessere Vineyards: May Allocation Event (5/19) - taste the latest club releases and a library favorite, live music, and delicious food pairings from 1 pm to 3pm.

Cliff Lede Vineyards: Rock Block Release Party (5/19), new release of their Rock Block Cabernet Sauvignon as well as FEL wine releases

Grgich Hills Estate (5/12): Mother's Day oysters and caviar from 11:30 am to 2 pm

Larson Family Winery (5/12): Mother's Day brunch at Larson

Markham (5/19): Picnic in the vineyard with scrumptious food and delicious wines.

Merryvale (5/11): Spring Wines & Feast at Profile Estate from 11 am to 2 pm

Miner (5/4): Run for Rosé! Derby Party

Duckhorn (5/4): 9th Annual Derby Party and Discussion Release from 1:30 to 4:30 pm

Pine Ridge Vineyards (5/18 & 5/25): Morning hike and tasting at the ridge from 9:30 am to 11 am

Raymond (5/17 & 5/18): Generations Release from 6 pm to 10 pm (17th) and 1 pm to 4 pm (18th)

Robert Biale Vineyards (5/11): Mother's Day weekend courtyard brunch from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Trefethen (5/4): Fete de la Fleur, from 12 to 3 pm, enjoy wines and bites in their courtyard

Trinitas Cellars (5/9): Bubbles and bingo: Mother's Day edition from 5 pm to 7 pm

Uptown Theatre

Are you looking for some fun nightlife events in Napa in May? Check out these popular shows coming up this month at the Uptown Theatre.

Inspire Napa Valley

Dates: 5/3 - 5/5

This is the sixth year for Inspire Napa Valley. It's a weekend long event with wine tasting, dinners, a VIP brunch and more. The proceeds from this event will go to support the Alzheimer's Association.

The event starts with a VIP dinner on Friday night. On Saturday, there is a seminar, wine tasting event, and a seated dinner. The event wraps up with a VIP brunch on Sunday morning.

Wine Tasting Deals for May

Here are a few great wine tasting deals in Napa Valley on 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.

May Shows at the Blue Note

Check out the Blue Note for some of the best nightlife events in Napa in May. This jazz clubs bring live music to the stage most nights of the week. It's one of my favorites as it's set on the first floor of the history Napa Valley Opera House.

Their dinners are also amazing and used with locally grown ingredients. The best part is that they pair it all with top of the line Napa Valley wines.

>> Find tickets to all shows at the Blue Note on

Top Hotel Deals in Napa Valley

Are you looking to stay for a night or two as you enjoy these events in Napa in May? If so, check out these great hotel deals all around the valley.

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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.

JaM Cellars Ballroom at Margrit Mondavi Theatre

You will also find some great shows this month at JaM Cellars Ballroom in downtown Napa at 1030 Main St.

They are located in the same building as the Blue Note inside the Napa Valley Opera House.

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