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Napa Festivals

View our list of Napa Valley Festivals and things to do in Napa during your stay with us.

If you're not into wine, or need a break from visiting vineyards, visit one of the festivals in Napa Valley. Napa Valley is not only a place with majestic views, Michelin-starred restaurants, and world renowned wineries but also a place with roots as deep as its vines, filled with iconic experiences for visitors.

Festivals in the area include concerts, films, celebrations of locally grown culinary ingredients, annual events and fundraisers benefiting various charities, and of course wine and food tastings. Take a peek at what's coming next, and join us. You won't be disappointed. From Flavor Napa Valley to BottleRock, there is sure to be the perfect event for you!

Auction Napa Valley

Offering an experience unavailable anywhere else, the annual Auction Napa Valley allows bidders to chose from single cases of wine to unique, one-of-a-kind experiences. The auction is a weekend long affair, with parties and events around Napa Valley. The goal is to raise money to support community health and children's education. This year (2016), they raised more than $14 million dollars for their chosen causes.

Dates
Auction Napa Valley is held annually during the first weekend in June.

Location
In wineries throughout Napa Valley

Tip From The Concierge
If you want to bid on something in next year's auction, keep an eye on the Auction Napa Valley website for updates.

Robert Mondavi Concert Series

Every summer, the Robert Mondavi Winery hosts a series of concerts. The concerts are held every Saturday during the month of July on the great lawn at the Mondavi Winery. Shows this year include Blues Traveler, Ingrid Michaelson and O.A.R.

Dates
Every Saturday in July

Location
Robert Mondavi Winery

Distance From Hotel
The winery is 13 miles from the River Terrace Inn, about a 20 minute drive.

Tips From The Concierge If you're going to a concert, we highly recommend that you leave early. There will definitely be traffic!

Festival Napa Valley

Also known as the Festival Napa Valley, this is 10 days of amazing experiences. It's like no festival you've ever experienced before. Festival Napa Valley has music, dance and theatre, there is fine wine and fine dining, you'll also find art, fitness and community programs. While there is a charge for some events, others are free. Some of the performers you'll be able to see this year include Kathleen Battle, Kristin Chenoweth, Cirque du Soleil, FireFleye, Sergio Mendes, San Francisco Balley, and much, much more.

Dates
July 15 - 24, 2016

Location
Events are held throughout Napa Valley

Tips From The Concierge
There is always something more to learn about the Festival Napa Valley, so you should constantly check their website for updates.

Flavor! Napa Valley

An annual event held to benefit The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, the next Flavor! will be in March of 2017. From golf tournaments to wine tours to culinary experiences to wine classes, there are at least 14 options per day to choose from! Held during Cabernet season, you can be sure that there will be plenty of excellent wine varities available, as well as top local and celebrity chefs.

Dates
March 22 - 26, 2017

Location
Events are held throughout Napa Valley

Tips From The Concierge
With events for the 2017 Flavor! not yet announced, the Flavor! Napa Valley website is a great primary resource.

Yountville Live

Held at the start of April, Yountville Live is a great mix of food, wine and music. Yountville Live is a luxury weekend getaway with performances with some very popular artists, not to mention the award winning chefs and restaurants who will be feeding guests. In 2017, there will be 20 performances, 50 wineries participating and 15 restaurants and chefs cooking up a storm. Be sure to get your tickets early!

Dates
March 31 - April 3, 2017

Location
Held at various locales around Yountville

Distance From Hotel
Yountville is about 9 miles from the River Terrace Inn

Tips From The Concierge Tickets are on sale now, so be sure to visit the Yountville Live website for more information.

Bottle Rock

Bottle Rock Napa Valley is an annual music, food and drink event held over Memorial Day weekend. With A-list artists performing, there is an amazing variety that will ensure you always want to hear something! And when you include the food - including some of the most famous restaurants in the region, the beer - Napa Valley is home to some great craft brews, and the wine, well, you can be sure that it's an event no one will ever forget.

Dates
May 26 - 28, 2017

Location
Napa Expo, Napa

Distance From Hotel
Bottle Rock is under a mile from the River Terrace Inn - a very brief 15 minute walk!

Tips From The Concierge
We're walking distance from the event, so you can leave the car behind! Given how hard it can be to park during the event, we recommend booking early! They haven't announced their lineup yet, so check the Bottle Rock Napa Valley website for updates.

Jazz Festival

With a variety of entertainers, including Michael McDonald and The Temptations, there is a sound for every listener. There is also a silent auction benefiting the GRAMMY Foundation. With events mostly outdoors, it makes for a really great weekend in the sun in Napa. There are three locations for the events, the primary one being the Jamieson Ranch Vineyards.

Dates
June 7 - 11, 2017

Location
Held in three locations throughout Napa Valley

Tips From The Concierge
Tickets are on sale for next year, so be sure to visit the Jazz Getaway website to purchase.

Napa Film Festival

With a tag line of "5 days, 120 films, 150 wineries, 50 chefs", you know the Napa Valley Film Festival is going to be an adventure. Here, you won't just see the latest films and hear from those inside the industry, you'll also have a chance to visit a variety of tasting pavilions and special events.

Dates
November 9 - 13, 2016

Location
The event is held throughout Napa Valley, with specific events in Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga.

Tips From The Concierge
You're going to want to book early for this event, as it tends to sell out. The sooner you schedule your trip, the better! Events are being announced all the time, so be sure to find information on the Napa Valley Film Fest website.

Bottega Gran Fondo

Where can you ride with celebrities, sommeliers, chefs and professional cyclists? Napa Valley, of course! Join the Bottega Gran Fondo for chef demos, workshops, wine-tastings, great meals and, of course, challenging bike rides - with a choice of 4 distances (35 miles, 50 miles, 65 miles and 85 miles).

Dates
Last full weekend in April, 2017

Location
Most events are in Yountville, however there are a few outside of Yountville. The bike races start and end in Yountville, and take in much more territory along the way!

Tips From The Concierge
You'll find all the inside information on this event on the Bottega Gran Fondo website.