Best Things to Do in Napa Valley This May

“M” is for May and this month means Mother’s Day and Memorial Day Weekend to mark the unofficial start of summer. What’s more… there are music festivals, too.

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.

May is warm in Napa Valley, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s.

Featured Photo: BottleRock Napa Valley
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The Grand Barrel Party at Castello di Amorosa

May 12

Taste more than 30 wines, take part in a blind tasting challenge, and watch how wine barrels are made in a Tuscan-style castle. Along with seasonal bites, there will be live music and complimentary shuttles running to downtown Calistoga.

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BottleRock Napa Valley

May 26 – 28

The three-day music, wine and culinary festival features more than 75 musical acts. Check back for lineup and more festival details.

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Chardonnay Classic

Dates TBD

It’s an entire weekend in Napa dedicated to a single varietal. Along with educational sessions, they’ll be themed meals, and countless tasting opportunities. 

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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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