Napa Valley isn’t just known for its wine. The town also hosts one of the biggest parties of the summer – BottleRock, a 3-day festival filled with some of the biggest names in music, food, and wine! At Balloons Above the Valley, we focus on making sure every visitor and local has an amazing time in the Valley. So after enjoying a hot air balloon Napa adventure, folks can check out these amazing events! The festival is on Memorial Day weekend this year.

Whose Playing?

BottleRock is an annual event that features artists from all genres. This year, concert goers can jam out to headliners Muse, The Killers, Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers, Snoop Dogg, Halsey, and more. Whose making a comeback? Earth, Wind & Fire and Billy Idol will be bringing back classics. There’s a lot more amazing artists so make sure to check out the full line-up! The Music doesn’t start until after 12pm so you might want to think about pre-concert plans, such as a hot air balloon Napa ride with Balloons Above the Valley!

What’s the Deal with the Culinary Stage?

The Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage will combine the art of food with the art of music. Famous chefs will showcase their talents on stage including Grammy award-winning musician, TV host, and NY Times bestselling cookbook author Trisha Yearwood. You’ll find Food Network star Chef Giada De Laurentiis and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto headlining the stage too – prepare to see engaging culinary performances by both musicians and chefs. There’s more Top Chefs so view the full list! Halsey, Snoop Dogg, and George Lopez will be joining the culinary antics.

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 How Do I Get There?

Napa Valley’s Vine Transit System will be offering free and late night rides throughout the weekend. Staying out of town? The BottleRock Buses will operate every day from a variety of locations including Sonoma, San Francisco, Sacramento, and more. Reserve your seat!

Food, Wine, and Everything in Between

A Napa Valley festival wouldn’t be complete without an amazing selection of wines. From famous cabernets to crisp sauvignon blancs, guests are sure to quench their wine thirst at BottleRock. And when the hunger strikes? The festival will reflect Napa’s award winning culinary scene. Enjoy your fine wine or craft beer while eating delicious food by famous chefs and restaurants of the region.

Don’t forget to visit the Silent Disco. Throw on your headphones and dance like no one is watching. And when you’re tired from all the dancing, make sure to stop by a spa booth for some relaxation. Check out the vendors too for some Napa boutique items.

What To Do While You Wait for the Festival to Start?

The festival doesn’t really start until noon so that leaves plenty of time to explore Napa. So what do you do before that? Hop on a hot air balloon in Napa of course! Balloons Above the Valley offers sunrise Napa hot air balloon rides so you can wake up to an amazing experience before the festival starts. A hot air balloon in Napa means seeing the Valley from a new point of view – the best view if you ask us. Join us in the best hot air balloon Napa has to offer by choosing one of our many packages.

We provide the best prices in the Valley with our Balloon Flight option. Craving Champagne Brunch after your hot air balloon in Napa? Book our Flight + Brunch option and feast at Michelin awarded restaurant C Casa. Got a single day ticket for BottleRock, leaving you with more time? Book our Flight + Wine Tour and enjoy a world class wine tour after your hot air balloon Napa ride. Need transportation from San Francisco? We offer that too with our San Francisco Wine Tour and hot air balloon Napa package.

Enjoy your BottleRock Weekend and make sure to elevate your experience with a hot air balloon Napa adventure!

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