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.

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Inspire Napa Valley

The three-day wine country event raises funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association. The event is organized by Kerrin Laz, founder of K. Laz Wine Collection.

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The Grand Barrel Party at Castello di Amorosa

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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Vida OLE

Enjoy a long weekend of award-winning food, wine and music at some of the most sought after locations in Napa Valley. Proceeds support the only nonprofit community health provider in Napa County, OLE Health. 

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Yountville Art, Sip & Stroll

Strolling Yountville is fun any day, but this annual event takes it up a notch. More than 50 artists, wineries, and musicians will take over Washington Street.

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BottleRock Napa Valley

The three-day music, wine and culinary festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary with more than 75 musical acts, including headline artists the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Post Malone, Lizzo, and Duran Duran.

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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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