August in the Napa Valley
The appealing climate enjoyed by Napa Valley strongly resembles that of the Mediterranean, with warm temperatures and sunny weather throughout the year. Both spring and summer have become very popular times to pay a visit to Napa Valley, when the skies are often blue and without any single clouds, and the nights are quite balmy. Throughout Napa Valley you will find outdoor dining, wineries, hiking, excellent shopping, and spa treatments – there is no better climate in California to enjoy these countless activities.
August 4 – 22 — Music in the Vineyards
Live Music: Music in the Vineyards is a nationally-acclaimed chamber music festival held each August in the Napa Valley. The three-week festival showcases world-class artists-in-residence performing new and classic chamber music repertoire in stunning winery settings.
Cost: VariesTime: Varies Phone Number: (707) 258.5559
August 6 — CHEERS! St. Helena- CHEERS! St. Helena is a non-profit friendship celebration in downtown St. Helena. Join us from 6pm-9pm on the 1st Friday of every month. Enjoy our wine, restaurants and entertainment, and shops. Bring your friends, meet new friends and welcome visitors as we celebrate with a toast to how special and amazing it is to be here in St. Helena, the heart of the Napa Valley. Cost: Attending CHEERS! is free. Wine passes to taste are available for $35
August 7 – Silver Oak Cellars: Release Day – Description: Description: You’re invited! Please join us for the release of our 2006 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon on Saturday, August 7, 2010. Location: Silver Oak Cellars, 915 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville, CA Cost: $50 Contact: Silver Oak Cellars (800) 273-8809
August 10 — Napa Town & Country Fair Gala & Winetasting
Benefit: Join us for a benefit for the Friends of the Napa Valley Expo. This is a fun preview to the fair while sampling our valley’s finest wines and culinary treats by local vintners, wineries and chefs.
Cost: $25 incl wine & food tastings & glassTime: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 253.4900
August 11 – 15 — Napa Town & Country Fair
Fair, Family Fun: The Annual Fair is a celebration of community, it’s people, it’s agriculture and it’s talents. Join us for good food, fun exciting exhibits, entertainment, carnival rides, vendor booths, Jr. livestock show and auction. Napa Valley Expo, 575 3rd Street, Napa
Cost: $10 Adults/$7 Seniors 60+ & Juniors 6-12/5 & under FreeTime: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 253.4900
August 21 — Napa Valley Art Festival
Exhibition, Benefit: The Napa Valley Art Festival is a juried exhibit and sale of over 300 original paintings by 30 of the West’s premier representational artists. A portion of the sales will benefit Connolly Ranch Education Center. Held at the Yountville Community Center.
Cost: FreeTime: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Phone Number: 707-256-3828
August 28 — Hands Across The Valley
Benefit: Join us for the 17th Annual Hands Across The Valley event. Food and wine tasting courtesy of Napa Valley’s great restaurants and wineries, a silent and live auction with rare wines and exciting dinner & travel packages and dancing under the stars. Proceeds benefit Safety Net Food Programs in the Napa Valley. The Ranch Winery, 105 Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena, CA
Cost: $150 – $500Time: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 226.6136
August 28 — Harvest STOMP
Celebration: The “MUST ATTEND” harvest party of the year! Enjoy an authentic grapegrower harvest celebration at one of Napa’s premier vineyard locations featuring exceptional wines, live music, and an array of exhibition-style food from all over the world. Hosted by the Napa Valley Grapegrowers.
Cost: $150Time: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 944.8311
August 28 – 30 — Napa Fresh Aire Festival, Festival: An inspiring weekend of programs and activities conducted by the world’s leading authorities on healthy living and eco-conscious awareness. Call for schedule and information. Cost: Varies Time: Varies Phone Number: (888) 285. 5893
Thursday Chef’s Market – until Labor Day. Free and open to the public, this outdoor food, wine and entertainment extravaganza is like no other – it features food and wine tastings from Napa Valley restaurants and wineries, cooking demonstrations by Napa’s acclaimed chefs, dozens of food vendors, produce from 25 of the region’s top farmers, and three musical stages. Downtown Napa www.napadowntown.com. Cost: No fee
Nights Friday Nights – Jun 4-Sep 17
2010 Summer Concerts in the heart of downtown Napa is the renovated Veterans Memorial Park Amphitheater. The Amphitheater is located along the Napa Riverwalk Promenade and is within walking distances of many world-class restaurants. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket and enjoy free entertainment. 6-10pm www.napacitynights.org.