Best Things to Do in Napa Valley This April

Looking for the coolest things to do when spring rolls around? We’ve got you covered. Even once the celebrations wane, there is still plenty to do. With vineyards stretching across rolling hills, and National Parks Week and Earth Day happening this month, you have all the excuses in the world to hit the trails in Wine Country — or simply admire them with a glass of wine in hand.

We’ve done the deep research for you on the best things to do in Napa including museums, cultural events, food tours, golfing, hikes and more. Speaking of food, we also have an extensive list of our best restaurants in Napa, and if you’re planning a weekend, the the best places to stay.

April is warm in Napa Valley, with temperatures in the 70s.

Featured Photo: Napa Valley Wine train
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Photo: Courtesy of Napa Valley Wine Train

Afternoon Tea on the Napa Valley Wine Train

Most weekends of 2023

Ride the rails while sipping tea and munching on finger sandwiches, scones, and strawberries with Chantilly cream. Enhance your experience with a caviar course fit for royalty or explore wine with a Master Sommelier tasting. 

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bASH: Appellation St. Helena’s Wine & Food Pairing Competition

April 1

Now in its 12th year, the annual food and wine competition is hosted by Appellation St. Helena (ASH) in the historic barrel room at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena. Wines from 20 ASH wineries will be paired with bites prepared by teams of CIA students at the CIA and professional local chefs. Attendees get to help pick the winners.

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One Main Cigar Dinners at Harvest Inn

April 20 & one Thursday evening a month through November

An al fresco dinner paired with cigar and wine tastings, live music, and stellar vineyard views. Each event features a unique cigar partner sharing their latest releases, along with wine pairings from a local stand out vineyard. 

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Earth Day at di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art

April 22

Celebrate Earth Day at di Rosa! A variety of outdoor activities geared toward all ages will be available throughout the day, including Winery Lake Bird Walks every Sunday. Get an introduction to birding in Napa Valley with bird expert Sara Curtis. Bring binoculars or borrow ours and enjoy a leisurely walk of mostly flat terrain approximately 1 mile around Winery Lake.

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Photo: Courtesy of HALL Napa Valley

HALL’s Cabernet Cookoff

April 22

The star-studded 14th annual charity event features a lineup of renowned chefs competing for their favorite charities. 100% of event proceeds benefit non-profit 501c3 organizations.

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Photo: Courtesy of Bob McClenahan

Stags Leap District Vineyard to Vintner

April 28 – 30

The annual three-day weekend celebration organized by Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District Winegrowers includes wine tasting, gourmet meals, educational seminars, and exclusive winery experiences ranging from a Vintner-hosted lunch and tasting to Library Wine Dinners.

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Event Venues

Looking to see what’s happening right now in Napa Valley? Our comprehensive list of venues across the city below will help you find what you need to know what’s going on.

Looking for more things to do in the area?

Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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