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Everything You Need to Know About Festival Napa Valley

Posted on July 20, 2018

Summer in wine country means music, food, wine (of course), and heavy tourism. One big event attracting the masses is Festival Napa Valley (FNV). This festival spread over the course of about 10 days brings together world-famous musicians, orchestras, vintners, and excited attendees. The event will raise money to support the arts. Planning a trip to wine country around this time (July-18-29)? Check out the fest’s events and then escape the crowds by booking a tour through Russian River wineries and Healdsburg wineries!

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image source: festivalnapavalley.com Arts for All Gala at HALL St. Helena Michael Covarrubias and Kathleen McIntosh (Photographer: Susana Bates for Drew Altizer Photography)

FNV Events

Experience Vintner Luncheons at various wineries including Carneros and Hall each day. Learn more here. For free events, you must reserve ahead of time to guarantee your spot!

Wed 7/18-7/20: Be a part of a series of FREE concerts throughout Napa with Festival Live! Chamber Series of the Academy musicians. These performances are in the evening so come with us on a North Sonoma wine tour of Russian River Valley wineries and Healdsburg wineries.

Fri 7/20: It’s opening night with Opera! Meadowood Napa Valley will host these incredible singers.

Sat 7/21: Taste of Napa featuring Carlos Reyes will bring together incredible food, wine, and music.

Sun 7/22: Art for All Gala at Hall featuring Kristin Chenowith – a fundraiser supporting the arts for all children, a can’t miss event.

Tues 7/24: Bouchain Young Artist Concert with Sophia Bacelar (FREE) and the Grand Cru Piano Series in the evening at Castello di Amorosa

Wed 7/25: Grand Cru Piano Series and Jazz at Castello in the evening (book your tour of Russian River Valley wineries and Healdsburg wineries for before the events!)

Thurs 7/26: Bouchaine Young Artist Free concert and the World Premiere of Joshua Bell’s The Red Violin

Fri 7/27: Pied Piper Fantasy featuring Maxim Rubtsov (FREE) followed by the Dance Gala of the San Francisco Ballet

Sat 7/28: Bouchain Young Artist concert of the Russian Renaissance (FREE) with the Bernstein Centennial of West Side Story music following. The Allegro Wrap Party at Kitchen Collective will end the night.

Sun 7/29: Alpha Omega will host the season finale featuring Morgan James. A free concert of Romeo and Juliet at Napa Valley College will end this year’s Festival Napa Valley.

What are your plans for Festival Napa Valley?

Whether you have tickets or are simply visiting the Valley at this time, one thing is certain, you need to experience wine country through the historic, charming, and incredible wineries of Napa and Sonoma. Get a little claustrophobic? Escape the crowds of Napa and head to Sonoma. Our North Sonoma join in tour takes you through Russian River Valley wineries and Healdsburg wineries. Russian River wineries and Healdsburg wineries boast incredible locations and a deep history.

Book your tour today and check out some of our favorite Sonoma wineries, Russian River wineries, and Healdsburg wineries.

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