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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 1 — Ottmar Liebert @ Napa Valley Opera House
Live Music: Ottmar Liebert is a German-born composer and guitarist, who has been one of the foremost practitioners of the “Nouveau Flamenco” style of music since the early 1990s. A five-time Grammy nominee, Liebert started out playing rock before forming Luna Negra in New Mexico in 1989. 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $30 / $35 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

August 1 – 19Music in the Vineyards
Performing Arts: 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. Shows begin at 5pm on August 4,5,11,12,18,and 19. Shows begin at 7:30pm on August 1,3,8,10, and 15.
Fee: Varies Time: 7:30pm Phone Number: 707-258-5559

August 3 — Chamber Music at Robert Mondavi Winery
Live Music: Music in the Vineyards 18th festival offers chamber concerts in beautiful wineries in Napa Valley, featuring some of the best classical musicians in the country, witty commentary and free wine at intermission. Set in the iconic, Robert Mondavi Winery, hear Mozart, Schumann’s Three Romances, a Ysaye Ballade and Brahms’ monumental Piano Quintet. 7801 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville
Fee: $50 Time: 7:30 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 258-5559

August 3 – 4 — V Foundation Wine Celebration
Celebration, Benefit: The V Wine Celebration is an annual fundraiser benefiting The V Foundation for Cancer Research. It’s a magical weekend filled with fun, entertainment, gourmet meals, and silent and live auctions; focused on one powerful purpose: finding cures for cancer. All proceeds benefit the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Fridays festivities begin at 2pm and end at 11:30pm. Saturdays festivities begin at 9:30am and end at 2:30pm. Saturday night enjoy the dinner and auction from 4pm to 2am.
Fee: Varies Time: 2:00pm Phone Number: 707-963-0611

August 4 – 5 — The Mikado @ Napa Valley Opera House
Performing Arts: Very possibly the most popular musical comedy in the English language, The Mikado is a playful satire set in a fanciful (and wholly imaginary) Japan. Show starts at 2pm on Sunday. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $40/$45 Time: 8:00pm Phone Number: 707-226-7372

August 5Move Your Paws for the Cause!
Benefit: Join us for the inaugural support of pets throughout the Napa Valley. Registered walkers will receive a Walk for Animals t-shirt plus a goodie bag, and enjoy music, doggie contests, give-aways, and meet Walk pet-centric sponsors. Veterans Memorial Park, Downtown Napa, CA
Fee: $25 Time: 8am-12pm Phone Number: 707.255.8118x 205

August 5 — Chris Isaak @ Uptown Theatre
Live Music: “I have always wanted to make this record.” – Chris Isaak. Yes, after more than a quarter of a century into his career, Chris Isaak has finally created the album he’s always wanted to make. Beyond the Sun, Isaak’s first Vanguard Records release out Oct. 18 —is truly a labor of love. Doors open at 7pm. 1350 Third St., Napa
Fee: $75/$90 Time: 8:00 pm Phone Number: 707-259-0123

August 7 — Napa Town & Country Fair Gala & Winetasting
Celebration: You are invited to be a special guest and get a “behind-the-scenes” look at the annual Fair by attending our Preview Gala and Wine Tasting inside the Napa Town and Country Fair. 575 Third St, Napa
Fee: $25 Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 253.4900

August 8Opry at the Opera House
Live Music Benefit: Nashville comes to Napa as the Opera House entertains in Grand Ole Opry style for one night. Featuring entertainment by: The Silverado Pickups – our local Rockin’ Napa Valley vintners, Striking Matches – Emerging Nashville duo and featuring awarding winning Radney Foster – Nashville singer-songwriter. All proceeds benefit NOTES for EDUCATION, Inc. – for the enrichment of children through arts and literacy. Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main Street, Napa, CA 94558
Fee: $35, $45 & $75 VIP -includes post-show r Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Phone Number: 707-226-7372

August 8 – 12 — 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
Fee: $13 Adults/$10 Seniors 60+ & Juniors 6-12/5 & under Free Time: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 253.4900

August 9 — Terence Blanchard @ Napa Valley Opera House
Live Music: Trumpeter/band leader/ film scorer Terence Blanchard is the epitome of an artist who’s made good choices. One of the distinct voices in the post-Miles Davis and Wynton Marsalis era, he has moved from being a young-lion, to delivering progressive projects such as Flow and winning multiple Grammy awards.
Fee: $20 / $25 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

August 9 — Weird Al Yankovic @ Uptown Theatre
Performing Arts: The time has come. “Weird Al” Yankovic, the biggest selling comedy recording artist of all time, has returned to demolish the pop landscape with Alpocalypse, his first full-length studio album in nearly five years. Doors open at 7:00pm. 1350 Third St., Napa
Fee: $55 Time: 8:00pm Phone Number: 707-259-0123

August 10 — TGIF at Pine Ridge Winery
Celebration: Pine Ridge Vineyards celebrates TGIF this Friday evening in its estate gardens. Enjoy live music, passed hors d’oeuvres and Pine Ridge wines. 5901 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA
Fee: $40 Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm Phone Number: 1.800.575.9777

August 10 — Jane Monheit @ Napa Valley Opera House
Live Music: An extraordinarily gifted jazz vocalist whose sincere and romantic interpretations of exceptional songs has made Jane Monheit a favorite in both the jazz and cabaret worlds. Monheit has garnered numerous accolades in the past decade. 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $25 / $30 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

August 16 — Sip and Supper @ Napa Valley Wine Train
Wine Education: Be part of an intimate 90-minute winemaker led pouring with four unique wines and small food pairings. Then, sit down to dinner in a historic Pullman dining car. 1275 McKinstry St., Napa
Fee: $129 Time: 5:30pm – 9:30pm Phone Number: 8004274124

August 18 — 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. Come enjoy fine wine and fine art in the heart of Napa Valley. 6516 Washington Street, Yountville CA
Fee: Free Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Phone Number: 707-256-3828

August 18 — Benny Green @ Napa Valley Opera House
Live Music: Benny Green possesses the history of jazz at his fingertips. Combine mastery of keyboard technique with decades of real world experience, and it’s no wonder Green has been hailed as perhaps the most exciting, hard-swinging, hard-bop, pianist to ever emerge from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $20 / $25 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

August 24 — George Benson @ Napa Valley Opera House
Live Music: At various points along the four-decade continuum of George Benson’s career, he has been heralded as a jazz guitarist of unparalleled chops, a vocalist with great emotional range and sophistication or a combination of both. 1030 Main St., Napa
Fee: $120 / $135 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-226-7372

August 25 — Rosanne Cash @ Uptown Theatre
Live Music: Rosanne recorded 11 No. 1 singles, blurring the genres of country, rock, roots and pop. In 1985 she won the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me,” and has received ten other nominations. Doors open at 7pm. 1350 Third St., Napa
Fee: $50/$60 Time: 8:00pm Phone Number: 707-259-0123

August 28 — Roman Holiday @ Napa Valley Opera House
Performing Arts: Audrey Hepburn’s portrayal of a modern-day princess, rebelling against the royal obligations, who explores Rome on her own. She meets Gregory Peck, an American newspaperman who, seeking an exclusive story, pretends ignorance of her true identity. But his plan falters as they fall in love. 1030 Main Street, Napa, CA
Fee: $7 Time: 7pm Phone Number: 707.226.7232

Source: www.napavalley.com and www.napa-valley.world-guides.com/napa_valley_weather.html

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