Summertime is jumping in Napa Valley. The weather is fantastic, the lush vineyards are heavy with grapes, and festivals and events are aplenty. If you love wine, you’ll want to check out 5 of the best Napa events and festivals going on this summer!
Best Napa Events & Festivals This Summer
The BottleRock Festival in Napa is an incredible annual event that features music by world famous artists, food by award-winning chefs and an array of prized wines and craft beers produced right here in the valley! The festival entire lineup changes each year, so be sure to check the website and find out this year’s featured entertainers, chefs, vintners and breweries!
This event makes a perfect day trip for those living in the region as well as a reason to plan a trip to Napa. If you’re planning a specific trip, be sure to book your stay at Churchill Manor as soon as possible because rooms do fill up quickly during this popular annual festival!
The Napa Valley Wine Auction is hosted every summer by the Napa Valley Vintners since 1980. This celebration of wines raises funds for community health and children’s education organizations during various parties and events during the weekend-long event. The highlight of the weekend, of course, is Auction Napa Valley, a live auction of wines and wine experiences followed by dinner and dancing under the stars.
Napa Porchfest is an annual event held each July that celebrates local bands playing on front porches all around town! During this unique event, you’ll meander around different neighborhoods in Napa to discover bands playing a variety of music genres on the front porches of private homes, bed and breakfasts and businesses. Churchill Manor participates in PorchFest and boasts the best porch in Napa, if we do say so ourselves!
Festival del Sol is a celebration held at nearly 40 venues throughout Napa Valley. Festival goers can experience music, art, wine, food and dance during the 10-day event that benefits local schools and arts organizations. The locations and lineups change each year, so be sure to check the website for the most current information and for tickets.
Music in the Vineyards began in 1994 and has since grown into a much-anticipated month-long festival. Each summer a selection of some of the best musicians in the world play against the backdrop of various (incredible) wineries. In addition to the music and the scenic surroundings, ticketholders can also enjoy select labels served at intermission.
Other Napa Events
In addition to these incredible events, Napa Valley is host to a slew of other exciting festivals throughout the year including film festivals, a truffle festival and more!
A fantastic festival is a great reason to start planning your trip to the wine country. This region is full of life, picture perfect scenery at every turn, lush vineyards, incredible sunsets and more things to do and see than you can accomplish in one visit. Distinct wineries, beautiful landscapes and luxurious accommodations await!