Enjoy 10 Days of Food, Wine and Music at Festival Napa Valley

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Festival Napa Valley has announced its dates and events for 2017! From July 14-23, locals and visitors will be treated to some of the best music, art, performances, food, and wine in Napa Valley. This annual festival gets bigger and better every year, and 2017 is no exception. The best part? Festival Napa Valley is less than 1 mile from Churchill Manor’s convenient downtown location. Experience the festival all day, then come recharge at our luxury bed and breakfast.

It’s never too early to begin planning your trip to Napa Valley. Let us assist you in creating your itinerary. We can offer details on our favorite things about Festival Napa Valley. You can also download our free Vacation Guide . It contains featured local events, like Festival Napa Valley, plus our recommendations for dining, shopping, activities and more!  

Location Is Key

The most important factor in planning your visit is to make sure you are staying in a prime location. Every year, Festival Napa Valley showcases some of the most beautiful theaters, vineyards, and estates in the area. These venues serve as the perfect setting for the amazing performances, thanks to event organizers who meticulously pair each of the events to a venue. The events are spread across the region, with some centered in downtown Napa and others reaching as far as Rohnert Park, about a 40-minute drive away. Luckily for us at Churchill Manor, many of the most anticipated events are just a short drive or walk away.

Taste of Napa

Festival Napa Valley 2017’s signature event, Taste of Napa, features over 80 wineries, restaurants, and food artisans from the region. The event takes place on Saturday, July 15, and runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, giving you plenty of time to make the rounds. A main draw for the event is the chance to explore wineries, some of which aren’t open to the public. This gives you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at their selection. Accompanying the wine are hors d’oeuvres, showcasing Napa Valley’s incredible restaurant scene. The outdoor event also features live music and the beautiful California weather for which this area is famous. The best part? This event is less than a mile away from Churchill Manor’s prime downtown location.

Performances at Festival Napa Valley

Lincoln Theater is going to house the majority of the performances during the festival. Luckily for guests at Churchill Manor, the theater is only a 15-minute drive away. Some of the highlights include Porgy and Bess in concert, a performance by the San Francisco Ballet, and Bill Murray reading some of his favorite works. Yes, that Bill Murray. His performance is titled “From Hemingway to Bach” and promises to be incredible. Bill Murray, accompanied by acclaimed cellist Jan Vogler, will read prose and poetry (including the aforementioned Hemingway). If you’re worried about transportation to and from the theater, check Festival Napa Valley’s website to find deals on private transportation reservations.

If you’re looking for something within walking distance, you can’t go wrong with the Hot Havana Nights performance. This concert features acclaimed Cuban pianist and composer Aldo Lopez-Gavilan and takes place at the Blue Note Napa, an intimate jazz club that is a short walk from Churchill Manor.

Unwind at Churchill Manor

Once you’ve gotten your fill of art, music, theater, wine, and food at Festival Napa Valley, unwind in one of Churchill Manor’s luxurious rooms. Consider adding a spa service to your stay to relax further and be sure to enjoy a beautiful three-course breakfast each morning before heading out for the day.