Best Things to Do in Napa Valley This April

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 courtesy of Napa Valley Wine Train. 

Couple smiles in window of Napa Valley Wine Train
Photo: Courtesy of Napa Valley Wine Train

Afternoon Tea on the Napa Valley Wine Train

Most weekends March – October of 2024

Ride the rails while sipping tea and a bubbles cocktail by CHANDON, alongside finger sandwiches, scones and other sweet treats. Indulge with caviar for an extra fee. 

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Photo: Courtesy of The Culinary Institute of America

Salute to Culinary Cinema

Dates TBD

The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) and The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) are hosting a fund-raising weekend filled with film, food and wine. Four movies are being paired with delicious meals. Choose from The Taste of Things, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, The Hundred-Foot Journey and Tampopo. All proceeds go to nonprofit Cinema Napa Valley and The Culinary Institute of America Scholarship Fund. 

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One Main Cigar Dinners Harvest Inn
Photo: Courtesy of Harvest Inn

One Main Cigar Dinners at Harvest Inn

Monthly, March 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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HALL's Cabernet Cookoff
Photo: Courtesy of HALL Napa Valley

HALL’s Cabernet Cookoff

Date TBD

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 Chandon

Taste of Yountville Returns

Date TBD

Previously a street fair, Taste of Yountville 2024 is moving to Chandon. This will be the first Taste of Yountville since 2019, so tickets — only 250 tickets are available — are bound to sell out fast.

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Stags Leap District Vineyard to Vintners Napa Valley.
Photo: Courtesy of Bob McClenahan

Stags Leap District Vineyard to Vintner

Dates TBD

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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