Best Annual Events in Wine Country

Looking for something to do in Wine Country? With so many offerings in the Sonoma County and Napa Valley areas, weve curated some of the annual events you can’t miss. Less researching and more enjoying your time in the area. Enjoy!

*Things change, so please check in with the organizers of these events for details.

January

Check out a stunning walking path of artwork as light displays that are projected onto a variety of buildings throughout Downtown Napa at the Napa Lighted Art Festival.

February

The annual Lake Sonoma Steelhead Festival features family fun and a chance for adults and children to enjoy tours of the hatchery and watch one of nature’s most fascinating species, the Steelhead, pushing upstream and leaping out of the water as they climb the fish ladder.

March

Four days devoted to exclusive musical performances, exquisite cuisines, and a unique variety of Napa Valley’s wineries, beers and spirits available at Yountville Live

April

At the Passport to Dry Creek Valley, many wineries create themes around which they showcase wine paired with food, and entertainment. All showcase the best current releases, library wines, and special bottlings only available during Passport. 

May

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BottleRock Napa Valley

BottleRock Napa Valley is a three-day music, wine, food and craft brew festival taking place in the heart of the City of Napa at the Napa Valley Expo.

More info: bottlerocknapavalley.com

June

Country Summer Music Festival is Northern California’s biggest country music festival and features three days of top country artists, as well as Western-themed attractions, country-inspired foods, and libations for every palate.

July

World-class performances paired with culinary and wine pursuits staged in iconic wine country settings come together at Festival Napa Valley.

August

Showcasing the best in arts, crafts, food, wines and brews, games, entertainment and farm life activities, the Gravenstein Apple Fair celebrates the eponymous apple.

September

Enjoy the finest of Napa Valley’s art scene via Open Studios Napa Valley.

October

Sample limited-production West Coast Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sparkling Wines, and a few longtime favorites at Healdsburg Crush. The event also features a silent auction boasting a large collection of locally produced Pinot Noir, as well as raffles for instant wine cellars and premium large-format bottles.

November

Check out premieres of films ranging from small indies to potential Oscar nominees at the Napa Valley Film Festival.

December

The Calistoga Lighted Tractor Display is ultimate small-town holiday parade in celebration of Calistoga’s agricultural heritage.

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