Napa County’s stacked annual calendar of events makes it one of the most vibrant and most coveted places to live in Northern California. Owning a home in cities like Napa, Yountville, and Calistoga keeps you in the thick of a variety of festivities, ranging from music festivals to cultural heritage celebrations.
Take a look at what’s in store for you throughout the year in Napa County:
- Napa Truffle Festival
Complete with interactive exhibitions, truffle orchard tours, and of course, dishes and delicacies featuring the freshest truffles, the Napa Truffle Festival is a must-see event for lovers of the flavorful fungus. This four-day event takes place every third weekend of January.
- Napa Lighted Art Festival
See how technology and the arts come together at this visually stunning celebration. Scheduled every third week of January, this incredible event features around 15 original art installations that feature colorful light and vivid 3D video mapping projections.
- Yountville International Short Film Festival
Choose from more than 75 incredible short films at this annual event, staged every second week of February. In addition to the visual spectacle that the entries promise, the film festival schedule also includes wine and culinary events that enrich the experience.
- Yountville Live
Spend a satisfying March weekend experiencing world-class music, food, and wine at Napa County’s premier event. Located in Napa Valley’s culinary capital, Yountville Live is a luxe experience that you’ll never forget.
- Arts in April
There’s no better way to celebrate creativity and inspiration than this month-long and county-wide occasion. Expect art fairs, exhibitions, live music and theater performances, and culinary events held in museums, galleries, and wineries all around Napa County.
Welcome the summer season with BottleRock, Napa Valley’s top outdoor music festival. The three-day festival takes place every Memorial Day weekend. Expect top-rated live entertainment courtesy of the music industry’s biggest names, along with mouth-watering food and a selection of delicious wines, craft beer, and cocktails.
- Napa Valley Jazz Getaway
Get ready for memorable nights filled with soothing jazz from the industry’s finest performers. Hosted by contemporary jazz artist Brain Culbertson, the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway is a five-day wine and music festival that must not be missed.
- Napa City Nights Concert Series
Take part in a genuine Napa Valley summer tradition. Starting from the first week of June all the way until the end of August, this concert series is staged downtown Napa. Performances range from jazz, to rock, blues, folk, country, pop music, and everything in between – all free of charge.
- Napa Valley RoséFest
Calling all rosé wine lovers! Located at the stunning Sterling Vineyards in Calistoga, RoséFest is the perfect event to sample all the finest rosé wines in the valley. If you’re lucky to make it to the exclusive guest list, you’ll have access to wines from over 30 wineries, exciting live music, and unique food trucks.
- Festival Napa Valley
Witness the finest performing arts festival in the county at the week-long Festival Napa Valley. Featuring exquisite performances from more than 200 artists from around the world, this event is an enriching and inspiring experience that you won’t want to miss.
- Festa Italiana: A Mid-Summer Italian Festival
Italian heritage and culture take center stage at Festa Italiana, an annual Napa Valley event that features flavorful food, lively music, and delicious wines from the award-winning V. Sattui Winery. Festa Italiana is held on the last weekend of July.
- Music in the Vineyards
This nationally-acclaimed, three-week chamber music festival takes place in different wineries across Napa Valley. The event features a roster of almost 40 world-class musicians, with complimentary wine tastings and spectacular views of the wine valley making the experience even more sublime.
- Calistoga Harvest Table
Celebrate the bountiful harvest season at Calistoga’s marvelous downtown. Join the community in feasting on various food and drink from nine local restaurants and more than 40 wineries.
Held every third Saturday of October, Napa County’s Hometown Harvest Festival is another celebration dedicated to the harvest season. Expect plenty of food, wine, live music, a kids’ carnival, and even a pet parade!
- Napa Valley Film Festival
Hailed as one of the best film festivals in the region, the Napa Valley Film Festival takes place in mid-November and features independent and commercial films – all of astounding quality and artistic value. This film festival prides itself in capturing the rich food and wine culture that its home region is known for.
- Holidays in Yountville
This event proves that the charming town of Yountville is without a doubt one of the best places to celebrate the holidays. Activities include carriage rides around town, holiday movie screenings, and so much more. This festive year-end highlight starts in late November and lasts until January 1.
- Calistoga’s Lighted Tractor Parade
This spectacular tractor parade marches down the city’s picturesque main street in celebration of the city’s agricultural heritage. This small-town holiday event is usually held on the first weekend of December.
These amazing festivals are just a few of the reasons Napa County is such a wonderful place to live. Learn more about the real estate opportunities that this area has to offer by from the Loney & Worley Team. Call 707.344.1300 or email AWorleyRealty(at)gmail(dotted)com .