Napa Porchfest Is One of the Best Summertime Events in Wine Country

Napa PorchfestWhen it comes to events and festivals, Napa, CA, does not disappoint. From BottleRock to Festival del Sol to Music in the Vineyards and more, visitors and locals alike enjoy special events year-round that showcase the sights, sounds, and tastes of Napa. One event that happens to be one of Churchill Manor’s favorites is Napa Porchfest. During this annual July event, more than 100 bands set up and perform for free on the front porches of historic homes throughout Napa. In fact, Churchill Manor’s own exquisite veranda is a venue during this festival. Come and enjoy this free summertime affair that is sure to get your toes a tappin’!

This year’s event will take place Sunday, July 30, 2017, from 12-6 p.m. To find out the latest information, visit Napa Porchfest’s website and Facebook page for the Napa Porchfest schedule, a Napa Porchfest map of venues and more!

When you’re planning your next Napa Valley vacation, be sure to download our free Vacation Guide. It’s full of our top recommendations for wineries, restaurants, shopping, recreation, entertainment, and events, such as the Napa Porchfest! Download your guide today!

About Napa Porchfest

Napa Porchfest was organized by Napa County Landmarks and kicked off in 2010. Since then, it has continued to draw an increasing number of spectators and performers each year. In 2015, an estimated 12,000-15,000 came to listen to more than 116 musical acts representing a diverse array of musical styles from rock to reggae and country to indie.

True to the festival’s name, the bands perform on the airy front porches of historic homes and businesses. Most venues are area bed and breakfasts, including Churchill Manor! Many of the streets are closed to traffic, allowing music lovers to walk or bike between front porches at a leisurely pace in the California sunshine.

If you plan to attend this year’s Napa Porchfest, be sure to bring either lawn chairs or a blanket, sunscreen, a hat, water and a picnic. If you prefer to travel light, food trucks will be set up at convenient locations during the event.

Other Napa Events

In addition to the popular Napa Porchfest, you’ll want to mark your calendar for these other exciting events held throughout the year:

  1. BottleRock Napa, May
  2. Napa Valley Wine Auction, June
  3. Festival del Sol, July
  4. Napa County Fair & Fireworks, July
  5. Festival Napa Valley, July
  6. Music in the Vineyards, July-August
  7. Napa Valley Film Festival, November
  8. Napa Bed & Breakfast Holiday Tour and Taste Event, December
  9. Napa Truffle Festival, January
  10. Flavor! Napa Valley, March

Stay at Churchill Manor

As you begin to plan your trip to Napa to experience Porchfest or one of the other festivals, we invite you to stay at Churchill Manor. Our 1889 mansion features 10 beautifully decorated rooms with a host of modern amenities to offer you the ultimate in comfort. Each room is named after a Napa Valley wine growing region, called “Appellations.” Expect to be pampered at our Napa Valley lodging through our exceptional customer service and superior rooms. Start each day with a delicious three-course breakfast and enjoy our famous wine tastings each afternoon.

If you’re looking for even more exciting things to do in the area, check out this free Vacation Guide full of intriguing activities in Napa Valley.

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