Festival Napa Valley: All You Need to Know | Napa Hot Air Balloon - Balloons Above the Valley

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, food and lifestyle event presented by a nonprofit public benefit corporation, Napa Valley Festival Association. The goal? Make the arts accessible to all. Already have tickets? How about planning a morning Napa hot air balloon ride before the festivities begin? Check us out here.

Festival Events

Wed 7/18 – Fri 7/20: Festival Live! Chamber Series is the Academy musicians joining together for FREE concerts throughout Napa. It’s in the evening so plenty of time to enjoy a morning Napa Valley balloon ride!

Fri 7/20: Opening Night with Opera at Meadowood Napa Valley. Singing sensations will please the crowd.

Sat 7/21: Taste of Napa featuring Carlos Reyes combines food wine and music. Need we say more? 11am-3pm leaves you time for a Napa hot air balloon ride!

Sun 7/22: Vintner’s Luncheons, Symphony performances, and Art for All Gala at Hall. View these in detail here and get your tickets. Need we remind… you have time for a morning Napa Valley balloon ride.

Tues 7/24: Bouchain Young Artist Concert with Sophia Bacelar is FREE but you must reserve. Vintner’s luncheons follow and the Grand Cru Piano Series will be at 6:30om at Castello di Amorosa.

Wed 7/25: Vintner’s Luncheon at carneros followed by Grand Cru Piano Series and Jazz at the Castello. Book your Napa hot air balloon ride before!

Thurs 7/26: Bouchaine Young Artist FREE concert, Vintner’s Luncheons, and the World Premiere of Joshua Bell performing The Red Violin, followed by a Patron Dinner.

Fri 7/27: Pied Piper Fantasy featuring Maxim Rubtsov will be the FREE show of the day. Don’t miss the Dance Gala of the San Francisco Ballet in the evening! Start your day with a Napa hot air balloon ride!

Sat 7/28: Free Bouchain Young Artist concert of the Russian Renaissance followed by Vintner’s Luncheons and the Bernstein Centennial of West Side Story music. Don’t miss the Allegro Wrap Party at Kitchen Collective after.

Sun 7/29: Season Finale at Alpha Omega will feature Morgan James and will be an incredible ending to the best days of summer! Finish off the performances with a FREE concert of Romeo and Juliet.

Get the full list of events here.


American Masters: Watts, Bernstein & Getty, image source: festivalnapavalley.com – Photographer: Paul E. Richardson

Whether You Have Tickets or are Just Hanging out in the Valley…

One thing’s for sure, you have to experience Napa from high above! Let Balloons Above the Valley whisk you away into the clouds on a Napa hot air balloon ride. It’s these hot air balloon Napa Valley experiences that really create a symphony of magic.

Book a simple Napa Valley balloon ride, or include the Champagne Brunch package too. Add a wine tour to your Napa hot air balloon ride or book our San Francisco package if you’re travelling form out of town.

We’ll see you at the festival and in the sky on a Napa Valley balloon ride!