Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in Wine Country? With so many offerings in the area, we’ve curated the top events this month. Less researching and more having fun. Cheers!
Featured Photo: Courtesy of the Town of Yountville
Napa Valley Barrel Weekend
June 2 - 4
Take part in vintner-hosted wine events and experiences, taste wines straight from the barrel, enjoy vineyard walks and talks, food from local restaurants, and a grand celebration to benefit nonprofit partners.
More info: collectivenapavalley.org
Napa Valley Wine Train
June 2, 16, and 30
Time travel to the 1920s. Come aboard dressed in period garb for the “Death of a Gangster” tour on June 2 and June 30. Wear wedding attire for “‘Til Death Do Us Part” on June 16. Staged by the Murder Mystery Co.
More info: winetrain.com
Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic
June 4 - June 5
You have to roll out of bed early, but one glimpse at the sky filled with colorful balloons and you’ll be thrilled you set your alarm. Along with tethered balloon rides, there will be food booths, crafts and kids play areas.
More info: schabc.org
Cornerstone Music Series
Saturday, June 4 - Sunday, October 30
Huichica Music Festival
June 10 - June 11
The annual two-day music, wine, and culinary festival takes place at California’s oldest family-owned winery, Gundlach Bundschu. Every year, a portion of proceeds from Huichica Music Festival benefit The Sonoma Valley Education Foundation.
More info: huichica.com
City of Napa Celebrates 175 Years
A 300-person dinner table will stretch through downtown Napa (on First Street from Randolph to Coombs Street) to mark the big anniversary. Menu items from some of the city’s most popular restaurants — think Cole’s Chop House, Kitchen Door and Zuzu — will be served. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to support the Napa Food Bank.
More info: donapa.com
Redwood Experience at Jack London State Historic Park
The moderately paced four-mile hike travels to the park’s only ancient redwood, the 2,000-year-old giant of Sonoma Mountain affectionately known as “the Grandmother Tree.” The experience includes a guided redwood meditation session.
More info: jacklondonpark.com
Yountville Music in the Park
June 12 and Select Dates through August 28
Why cook when you can enjoy a summer evening in Yountville’s Veterans Memorial Park listening to great music with friends and family. A food truck will be on hand each evening serving everything from barbecue and Mexican, to sushi.
More info: townofyountville.com
Calistoga Concerts in the Park
Every Thursday, June 16 – August 18
Bring your blankets, chairs, picnic dinner, and be ready to dance the night away at this Calistoga favorite summer celebration. Adult beverages are allowed and local wines are available for purchase.
More info: visitcalistoga.com
Mindful Meditation and Yoga
Saturday mornings (weather permitting)
Sturgeon’s Mill Demonstration Days
This little known, more than a century old mill in Sebastopol is open to the public only a handful of weekends every year. A working museum, volunteers hold demonstrations at the steam powered sawmill.
More info: sturgeonsmill.com
Love Wins in Windsor
The inaugural LGBTQIA Pride Festival will take place on the Windsor Town Green. Along with community resources for kids and adults, there will be entertainment, food and drink.
More info: lovewinsinwindsor.com