Wine Country Festivals To Explore
"As a true Napa local, I'm so excited to welcome the 2011 Napa Valley Film Festival into the community. Certain to be a great event, I have to say that "The Descendants" looks like it's going to be an amazing film."
General Manager, Milliken Creek Inn & Spa
NAPA VALLEY RESTAURANT MONTH™, JANUARY
Throughout January, the Napa Valley offers unique dining opportunities and special menus at some of the region’s most notable restaurants. These special dining opportunities offer new ways for culinary adventures to access Napa Valley’s acclaimed dining scene.
NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
The 2nd Annual Napa Valley Film Festival returns November 7 – 11, 2012 in Napa Valley’s picturesque communities of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga. The 5 day event lights up the entire Valley with the best in new independent film, Q&As with writers, directors, actors and producers, over 200 visiting film industry guests, wine-tasting pavilions, culinary demonstration stages, late-night festivities, Tribute and Awards programs, glamorous Opening and Closing night parties and sneak previews of the most buzzed about films from top Hollywood studios. Patrons and VIPs will be treated to unforgettable dinners pairing renowned Napa Valley chefs and wineries, special receptions, exclusive lounges, and festival concierge services. Experience four unique, walkable festival villages for an indulgent taste of film, artisan food and boutique wines during the most colorful time of the year in Napa Valley.
You can purchase passes on NVFF website at www.napavalleyfilmfest.org.
Music in the Vineyards
The festival showcases nationally known artists-in-residence performing a classic chamber music repertoire in unique vineyard settings where artists and audiences alike can experience the intimacy of chamber music as it was intended to be performed.
Visit Music in the Vineyards website
NAPA MUSIC FESTIVAL, AUGUST
The largest annual musical event held in Napa County, includes more than 20 contemporary acts, three days of workshops, four stages, the Songwriter Showcase, a kids concert, kid's stage, continuous open mics, and plenty of opportunities for aspiring singer/songwriters to meet with some of the most famous songwriters of the North American musical scene.
Visit Napa Music Festival website
AUCTION NAPA VALLEY, JUNE
Visit Auction Napa Valley website
NAPA FARMERS MARKET, MAY – OCTOBER
Enjoy live entertainment by local and Bay Area musical artists, chefs' demonstrations and wine tasting while shopping for produce with the farmers who grow it. The market offers great locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh flowers and gourmet food items.
Visit Napa Farmers Market website
FLAVOR! NAPA VALLEY® , NOVEMBER
Flavor! Napa Valley® Celebration of Wine, Food & Fun is an annual event that features world‐class Napa Valley wines alongside the Napa Valley’s master chefs and graduates of The Culinary Institute of America’s culinary education programs.
Visit Flavor Napa Valley website
YOUNTVILLE'S ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, NOVEMBER
Kick off the holiday season at the Annual Festival of Lights in Yountville, and watch as this charming Napa Valley town transforms into a glowing winter wonderland.