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The Technology of Hot Air Balloons

The Technology of Hot Air Balloons

Lighter-than-air flight has been around for centuries. Hot air balloons and dirigibles like the famous Goodyear Blimp rely on the basic principle that if an object weighs less than an...

Napa’s November Highlights

Napa’s November Highlights

November is a wonderful time to be in Napa Valley. One can almost hear the collective sigh of relief as growers and wineries wrap up the year’s harvest and focus on the next year....

Have a Spooky Halloween in Napa

Have a Spooky Halloween in Napa

Since Halloween occurs at the pinnacle stage of Napa’s grape harvest with all the usual festivals and parties, this holiday adds more creative and exciting ways to celebrate. An...

Don’t Miss the Napa Valley Film Festival

Don’t Miss the Napa Valley Film Festival

In addition to the food, fun, Napa hot air balloon rides, and wine tastings that celebrate Napa Valley’s annual harvest, do not forget the famous Napa Valley Film Festival. This year the...

Parties Abound in Napa Valley During Harvest Season

Parties Abound in Napa Valley During Harvest Season

From September through November, Napa Valley is alive with celebrations to celebrate the season’s harvest. Each community hums with parties and festivals featuring themes related to the...

How to Celebrate Harvest

How to Celebrate Harvest

Fall is in full gear and so is harvest in Napa Valley! This is essentially the Christmas of Napa as it’s a crazy and busy time yet the most rewarding and highly anticipated season of the...

This Week in Napa

This Week in Napa

Harvest continues in Napa with a full swing of events and fall festivities. From grape stomps to fall dinners to hot air balloon Napa Valley adventures, there’s so much to do these...

Winemaking 101: Basic Lingo

Winemaking 101: Basic Lingo

So you came to wine country and you’re ready to explore all its beauty – from winery visits to a Napa Valley balloon ride. But first, brush up on some winemaking lingo to get you...

From Grape to Wine

From Grape to Wine

We’re continuing the spirit of harvest with a little wineducation. So many folks come to the valley to learn about winemaking, explore the culture, take a hot air balloon Napa ride. Take...

Wine Country For Kids

Wine Country For Kids

Napa and Sonoma are the world famous wine country regions that bring in millions to tour beautiful vineyards and try amazing wines. But if you’re craving a wine country getaway but are...

History of Hot Air Ballooning

History of Hot Air Ballooning

Have you ever looked up in the sky and seen a hot air balloon pass you by? Did this magnificent sight spark a question? How did these big colorful balloons end up soaring the skies? If...

5 Reasons You Need to Ride a Hot Air Balloon NOW

5 Reasons You Need to Ride a Hot Air Balloon NOW

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last century, you know that riding a hot air balloon is a thing. And it’s especially a thing in Napa. From lift off to landing, hot air...

Napa Valley Harvest is Here!

Napa Valley Harvest is Here!

Summer is almost over but the fun has just begun! Napa comes to life with the buzz of harvest as the grapes are ready to be picked and the wine is starting to flow. The season brings...

August in Napa Valley

August in Napa Valley

Summer continues in Napa as we enter the last month of the season. August brings us that much closer to harvest, a bustling time in the Valley! For those who are living outside of town...

What’s Happening This Summer in Napa?

What’s Happening This Summer in Napa?

Napa Valley is buzzing with summer vibes: sunny days, outdoor events, and lots of happy visitors. Need an update on what’s happening? Catch up on the latest events, happenings, and fun...

Festival Napa Valley: All You Need to Know

Festival Napa Valley: All You Need to Know

Napa Valley comes alive in the summer with musical performances, food events, and heavy tourism. What attracts so many this time of year? For one, Festival Napa Valley. It’s a music,...

Getting Hitched? Honeymoon in Napa Valley

Getting Hitched? Honeymoon in Napa Valley

There’s something special about Napa Valley. The world knows the region for its famous wines, rolling hills, and relaxed Northern California lifestyle. It’s the reason so many come here...

Celebrating Fourth of July 2018

Celebrating Fourth of July 2018

The Fourth of July is a celebration of Independence. It’s a time to spend with loved ones watching fireworks, attending parades and celebrating freedom. At Balloons Above the Valley, we...

The Sonoma Hot Air Balloon Classic is Back!

The Sonoma Hot Air Balloon Classic is Back!

Windsor’s Keiser Park will be hosting the Sonoma Hot Air Balloon Classic on June 9-10. This celebration features over 20 balloons – all shapes and sizes! We’re excited to check out the...

Celebrate Father’s Day in Napa Valley

Celebrate Father’s Day in Napa Valley

Father’s Day: a celebration of the old man - dad. This year, the holiday falls on Sunday, June 17 to honor fatherhood and paternal bonds. For those who celebrate the holiday, treat dad...

Memorial Day Weekend in Napa Valley

Memorial Day Weekend in Napa Valley

Memorial Day Weekend is a special time for people in the US. Families use this time and the extra Monday they have off to spend time with loved ones, enjoy barbeques or picnics at their...