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July in the Napa Valley

This weekend, July in Napa starts off with a big bang.  The weekend will be filled with parades, multiple nights of fireworks and 4th of July celebrations galore.  There are community events, winery celebrations and the Napa County Fair all packed into one busy holiday weekend for guests at our Napa hotel to enjoy.

July is usually the warmest and one of the busiest times of the year in Napa Valley.  With a cool and recent rainy June, July marks the beginning of Summer in the Napa Valley, with daytime highs in the 80’s and this Sunday and Monday are expected to exceed 90 degrees.

July 1 – 3Robert Wuhl in “Assume the Position”
Performing Arts: This comic odyssey through the myths of American history in the guise of a lecture will have the Opera House amused and informed. Wuhl, best known for his title role as the sports super agent in HBO’s “Arli$$” and from his stand-up comedy and movies, brings our country and our culture into focus just in time for the 4th of July. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main Street, Napa, CA, 94559
Fee: $25/$30 Time: July 1 & 2 @ 8 p.m., July 3 @ 4 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

July 1 – 3Napa Valley Art & Music Festival
Festival: The event will be hosted by Trinchero Family Estates, 100 S. St. Helena hwy, St. Helena, CA. The event will launch with a Gala Preview Party July 1, 5:30 – 8:30 pm. $100pp. The festival hours will be 10 am – 6pm July 2&3. National and regional artists, multiple art media, juried art show.
Fee: $20pp Adult, $30 2 day pass, $15 senior, Time: July 1 – 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. July 2 & 3 Phone Number: (707) 963.2209

July 1 – 4 — Napa County Fair & Fireworks
Family Fun: Four days of summer sizzle with live music, strolling entertainers, competition for blue ribbons, antique truck and tractor show, 4th of July parade and fireworks. Showcasing local wines and arts. 1435 North Oak Street, Calistoga CA
Fee: $5-$10 Time: Thurs-Fri 4p.m.-11p.m./Sat-Sun 12p.m.-11p.m. Phone Number: 707-942-5111

July 2Grgich Hills Wine Club Festival
Festival: Be a part of Grgich Hills Estate’s history as you celebrate the Fourth of July weekend at our annual wine club festival. Enjoy live music, dancing, traditional Croatian foods, and our fabulous wines on the lawn of our Victorian Estate in Yountville. Non club members, become a member for the day! 1829 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford CA
Fee: $60 – $95 Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Phone Number: 707-963-2784

July 2Robert Mondavi Summer Music Festival Gavin DeGraw
Festival: The Robert Mondavi Winery presents: Celebrating the American Dream Concert with Gavin DeGraw. Guests will experience one of today’s premier singer-songwriters. DeGraw is known for his heartfelt lyrics and soulful, blues-tinged vocals. Highway 29 Oakville, CA 94562
Fee: $60 Time: 7 p.m. Phone Number: (888) 769.5299

July 4Fourth of July Celebration
Celebration, Family Fun: Join us at Veterans Memorial Park, Napa, for our annual Fourth of July Celebration.
Fee: Free Time: Dusk Phone Number: (707) 257.9529

July 4Yountville 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks
Celebration: American pride, live music, other entertainment, food vendors, Veterans and of course, fireworks at darkness. Veterans Home of California,On California Drive west of Highway 29, Yountville
Fee: Free! Time: 12 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Phone Number: 707.944.4600

July 4Louis Martini Annual Fourth of July Celebration
Celebration: The Louis M. Martini family invites you to festivities and fireworks at their Annual Fourth of July celebration! There will be wine tasting and delicious hors d’oeuvres with live music and activities for children in the winery garden followed by a Napa Valley BBQ dinner and one of the greatest fireworks displays in Northern California!
Fee: Call for information Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Phone Number: (866) 549.2582

July 9 — Jefferson Starship at Uptown Theatre
Live Music: The legendary Jefferson Starship is at it again. Moving forward by reaching back, and in doing so, daringly casting a light for a new generation of change-makers riveted by the group’s first new studio album in a decade, Jeffersons’ Tree Of Liberty. 1350 Third Street Napa, Ca 94559
Fee: $35 Time: Doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-259-0123

July 9Robert Mondavi Summer Music Festival Fume Blanc Concert
Live Music:The Robert Mondavi Winery presents The Fume Blanc Concert with Colbie Caillat, featuring features this Grammy-nominated rising star and her dusky vocals and acoustic guitar. 7801 St. Helena Highway, Oakville
Fee: $75 Time: Gates open 5 p.m., Concert begins 7 p.m. Phone Number: (888) 769.5299

July 10 — Bastille Day at Domaine Chandon
Celebration: Join us for an early celebration of Bastille Day with bubbles, friends and live music. No reservations needed. No entrance fee, wine and food offerings will be available for purchase. Special prizes will be given to guests who dress up for the occasion. 1 California Dr., Yountville, CA
Fee: See description Time: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Phone Number: (888) 242.6366

July 12Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra – Concert
Performing Arts: Ottmar Liebert has been regarded as “the high bar” of modern, world, flamenco guitar. Luna Negra is: OL – Flamenco Guitar + Electric Guitar Jon Gagan – Bass Guitars + Keyboard Michael Chavez – Drumkit Houman Orei – Percussion. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main Street, Napa CA
Fee: $25/$30 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

July 13Jake Shimabukuro
Live Music: Jake is a ukulele virtuoso from Hawaii who rose to fame quickly, earning comparisons to the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. In the hands of Shimabukuro, the traditional Hawaiian instrument of four strings and two octaves is stretched and molded into a complex and bold new musical force. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main Street, Napa, CA, 94559
Fee: $30/$35 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

July 14Bastille Day Celebration at Domaine Carneros
Celebration: Join us on the Carriage House terrace for a French/Moroccan inspired reception to celebrate France’s most notable holiday. RSVP 1240 Duhig Road, Napa California 94559
Fee: $79 Chateau Society/$90 Guests plus tax Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Phone Number: 800-716.2788 ext 135

July 14Steve Kimock & Friends @ Uptown Theatre
Live Music: For nearly four decades Steve Kimock has earned a reputation as a guitarist with an enlightened approach to melodic improvisation, mesmerizing audiences from around the globe with his tasteful guitar speak and brilliant tone. 1350 Third Street Napa, California 94559
Fee: $35 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-259-0123

July 15 – 24Festival del Sole
Celebration: Festival del Sole takes place every summer in California’s beautiful Napa Valley. The Festival features concerts by some of the world’s most celebrated musical artists, five-star cuisine, art exhibits, and wines from Napa’s top vintners, blended in a unique celebration of the art of life. Napa Valley.
Fee: Call for information and reservations Time: varies by event Phone Number: (888) FDS.NAPA

July 15Festival del Sole: An Evening at Darioush
Festival, Live Music: The festival’s sixth season kicks off with a lavish opening night dinner and concert at Darioush. Guests will be treated to music under the stars featuring pianist Tara Kamangar, in addition to a performance by classical guitarist Angel Romero.
Fee: Call for information & reservations Time: 6 p.m. Phone Number: 707-294-2800

July 15An Evening With Crystal Gayle
Live Music: Crystal brings her country charm, evergreen class and signature tresses back to the Valley, helping us transform into the Grand Ole Opry for one night. Her latest sets feature some timeless American Songbook standards. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main Street, Napa, CA, 94559
Fee: $50/$60 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

July 16David Grisman Bluegrass Experience
Live Music: The innovative, genre-bending, and flat-out brilliant mandolinist, David Grisman, has been associated with bluegrass ever since his first job as a mandolin picker back in the mid-1960s with Red Allen & the Kentuckians. Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St., Napa, CA
Fee: $35 Time: Doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-259-0123

July 16Calistoga’s Big 125th Birthday Party
Celebration: Calistoga celebrates its 125th anniversary with a big birthday party open to one and all! Live music, family activities, street performers, food vendors, wine from historic Calistoga wineries, children’s art table, dunk tank, bouncy house and much more will mark the official celebration. – Downtown Calistoga (Washington & First streets) and Pioneer Park.
Fee: Free Time: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Phone Number: 707-942-6333

July 16Festival del Sole: Taste of Napa
Festival, Food & Wine Education: The festival presents A Taste of Napa at Bardessono, featuring local food and wines from artisanal purveyors and renowned Napa wineries, and a live broadcast of KGO’s Dining Around with Gene Burns.
Fee: Call for information & reservations Time: 11 a.m. Phone Number: 707-294-2800

July 16Roll Over Beethoven!
Celebration, Live Music: 2nd Annual music and wine celebration to support Music in the Vineyards. Join hosts and vintners Jeff Gargiulo and David Duncan for an unforgettable concert and party at Silver Oak Cellars. Enjoy a fabulous dinner from Smoke Open Fire, luxury auction items and music performed by celebrated vintners.
Fee: $225 Time: 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. Phone Number: 707-258-5559

July 16Festival del Sole: David Foster & Friends
Festival, Live Music: The legendary “Hit Man” in concert with special guests Charice, The Canadian Tenors and Babyface. Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville, CA
Fee: $85 – $115 Time: 7 p.m. Phone Number: 707-294-2800

July 17Festival del Sole: Festival Gala & Live Auction
Festival, Auction: Exclusive gala celebration dinner and live auction of once-in-a lifetime items at Meadowood Napa Valley, supporting Festival del Sole and the David Foster Foundation. 900 Meadowood Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574
Fee: Call for information & tickets Time: 6:30 p.m. Phone Number: 707-294-2800

July 17 — Carneros Wine Country Half Marathon and Gun Bun Fun Run 5k
Recreation: This popular running race attracts runners and wine enthusiasts from all over the country. Your race journey begins at Cuvaison Carneros Estate winery in Napa, then passes thousands of acres of vineyards, ranches, wineries and the Napa/Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Preserve on your way to the grand finish down Broadway into historic Sonoma Plaza.
Fee: price varies Time: 7:10 a.m, – 1 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 933.1769

July 17Festival del Sole: Nino Machaidze and the Russian National Orchestra
Festival, Live Music: Celebrated soprano Nino Machaidze, whose recent debuts include the Metropolitan Opera and Royal Opera House, performs with baritone Guido Loconsolo and the Russian National Orchestra in a matinee concert led by Stéphane Denève at Lincoln Theater, 100 California Drive Yountville, CA 94599
Fee: $65, $50, $35 Time: 4 p.m. Phone Number: 707-294-2800

July 17 — Open Door: India.Arie and Idan Raichel @ Uptown Theatre
Live Music: Open Door is the highly anticipated new project from Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter India.Arie. In this fresh musical offering, Arie partners with Israeli artist Idan Raichel – a driving force in contemporary world music – to create a cross-genre collection of songs that are poignantly relevant to a global audience. 1350 Third Street Napa, Ca, 94559
Fee: $65/80 21+over Time: Doors 6:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Phone Number: 707-259-0123

July 18Festival del Sole: Les Violettes
Festival, Live Music: Les Violettes (Rebekah Ahrendt and Colin Shipman, violas da gamba; Violet Grgich, harpsichord) are happy to welcome Norwegian guest artist Elisabeth Opsahl, cornetto and recorders. The program will feature enchanting “abracadabra” music of late 16th- and early 17th-century Italy. Grgich Hills, 1829 St Helena Hwy, St. Helena, CA 94573
Fee: Call for information Time: 11 a.m. Phone Number: 707-294-2800

July 18Festival del Sole: Emerson String Quartet
Festival, Live Music: Tonight’s concert at Castello di Amorosa features the Emerson String Quartet, in a program of last works by three of the greatest chamber music composers: Schubert’s String Quartet No 15, Haydn’s final unfinished quartet, String Quartet No. 68 and Bartók’s String Quartet No. 6. 4045 N. St. Helena Hwy., Calistoga, CA 94515
Fee: Call for information Time: 6:30 p.m. Phone Number: 707-294-2800

July 19Festival del Sole: Pride Mountain Vineyards Celebration
Festival, Celebration: This evening the festival celebrates the 20th anniversary of Pride Mountain Vineyards and will feature a gourmet dinner prepared by a celebrity chef and paired with some of Pride Mountain Vineyards’ top vintages, and a performance by the RNO Four Strings. 4026 Spring Mountain Road St. Helena, CA 94574
Fee: Call for information Time: 6:30 p.m. Phone Number: 707-294-2800

July 20Festival del Sole: Sarah Chang
Festival, Live Music: The festival returns to Castello di Amorosa for a concert starring celebrated violinist Sarah Chang and the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Omer Wellber in his US debut. 4045 N. St. Helena Highway Calistoga, CA 94515
Fee: Call for information & tickets Time: 6:30 p.m. Phone Number: 707-294-2800

July 21Festival del Sole: Chamber Music
Festival, Live Music: This evening, the 2010 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient Joyce Yang joins violinist Sarah Chang, cellist Nina Kotova, and soprano Nino Machaidze in a chamber music program that includes the Brahms Piano Quartet in C Minor, at Castello di Amorosa. 4045 N. St. Helena Highway, Calistoga, CA 94515
Fee: $35 – $50 Time: 6:30 p.m. Phone Number: 707-294-2800

July 21Festival del Sole: Food for the Sol
Festival: A wellness program and lunch at Solage Calistoga Resort, 755 Silverado Trail, Calistoga, CA 94515
Fee: Call for information Time: 11 a.m. Phone Number: 707-294-2800

July 21 — Barrage at Napa Valley Opera House
Live Music, Performing Arts: For more than a decade, BARRAGE has been wowing audiences around the globe with their leaping, cavorting and fast fiddling production! With a cast that looks like rock stars but performs with the same energy and flair as a favorite like Blue Man Group, the show appeals to audiences of all ages. 1030 Main St., Napa, CA
Fee: $35 / $30 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

July 22Festival del Sole: Stars of American and Russian Ballet
Festival, Performing Arts: Top stars from American and Russian ballet companies perform works choreographed by George Balanchine, Marius Petipa and Vladimir Vasiliev, among others. Lincoln Theater, One California Drive, Yountville, CA
Fee: $65, $50, $35 Time: 6 p.m. Phone Number: 707-294-2800

July 22 — The Marshall Tucker Band @ Uptown Theatre
Live Music: After 37 years, The Marshall Tucker Band continues to be played on classic rock and country radio, and they have never stopped touring. 1350 Third Street Napa, Ca
Fee: $40 Time: Doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 259.0123

July 23 — The English Beat plus The Fixx @ Uptown Theatre
Live Music: Hailing from England, The Fixx has been often heralded as one of the most innovative bands to come out of the MTV era. 1350 Third St., Napa, CA
Fee: $40/$50 Time: Doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-259-0123

July 23Festival del Sole: Inspired by Shakespeare
Festival, Performing Arts: Inspired by Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet in Music, Drama, Opera and Ballet: Featuring music, drama, opera and ballet interpretations of Shakespeare’s immortal masterpiece. Lincoln Theater, 100 California Drive, Yountville, CA
Fee: $65, $50, $35 Time: 4 p.m. Phone Number: 707-294-2800

July 23Robert Mondavi Summer Music Festival Chris Isaak
Live Music: The Robert Mondavi Winery presents Spotlight on To Kalon – Chris Isaak. Since his debut in 1985, Chris Isaak has been captivating audiences with his signature rock ‘n’ roll music. 7801 St. Helena Highway, Oakville
Fee: $75 Time: Gates open 5 p.m., Concert begins 7 p.m. Phone Number: (888) 769.5299

July 23Ma(i)sonry Artist’s Palette Dining Experience: Husic Vineyards
Reception, Food & Wine Education: A vintner-hosted dinner featuring limited-production wines paired with small courses customized by chef, Cindy Pawlcyn. An extraordinary opportunity to mingle and dine with highly regarded vintners, purchase allocated wines, and attend a curated gallery reception prior to dinner. 6711 Washington Street, Yountville, CA
Fee: $155, $124 members Time: 6:30 p.m. Reception, 7:15 p.m. dinner Phone Number: 707-944-0889 Call for Reservations

July 24 — Annual “Cause for the Paws “
Benefit: The annual “Cause for the Paws” benefit for Napa Humane, at Silverado Resort in Napa, featuring wine and food tastings, live music, auction items offering exclusive Wine Country experiences, get-aways, and cult wines. Napa Humane Mobile Adoption Unit will be on-hand with adorable adoptables aboard.
Fee: $60 in advance, $70 at the door Time: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 255.8118 ext. 204

Francesco Demuro
Festival, Live Music: Omer Wellber conducts the final festival concert at Lincoln Theater with the Russian National Orchestra, pianist Joyce Yang, tenor Francesco Demuro returning after his triumphant debut last year and soprano Aleksandra Kurzak, hailed a “dazzling new star” by The Sunday Times, London. 100 California Dr., Yountville
Fee: $65, $50, $35 Time: 4 p.m. Phone Number: 707-294-2800

July 29 — Norm MacDonald at Uptown Theatre
Performing Arts: A Canadian stand-up comedian, writer and actor, he is best known for his five seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, which included anchoring Weekend Update for three years. 1350 Third St., Napa, CA
Fee: $39 Time: Doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-259-0123

July 30Robert Mondavi Summer Music Festival – KD Lang
Live Music, Benefit: The Robert Mondavi Winery presents: The Winemaker of the Year Concert – KD Lang and the Siss Boom Bang. A four-time Grammy Award winner, k.d. lang will enchant you with her touching and engaging songs. Highway 29, Oakville, CA 94562
Fee: $65 Time: 7 p.m., Doors open 5 p.m. Phone Number: 888-766-6328

Calendar of events from: www.napavalley.com

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