Napa Now: What's Happening this Season » BALLOONS ABOVE THE VALLEY

Spring has arrived and work in the Napa Valley vineyards is picking up. And, as the temperature and agricultural activity heat up, the pace of the Valley’s social and cultural activities accelerates after a winter of near dormancy.

Even the colorful hot air balloon rides Napa Valley are beginning to grace the sky in greater numbers.

Springtime determines the strategies a grower will employ throughout the growing season. Nature’s weather shifts present plenty of challenges during March and April that cause the growers more stress than at any other time. Prioritizing and executing strategies during the early months will hopefully give way to a healthy mid-summer growing season and much-needed relief.

In the spring, viticulturists are observing and guiding the vines to ensure normal growth. Keeping these from growing too fast or too slowly is an exacting science to ensure target quality of the grapes at harvest.

Spring Activities in Napa Valley

As the viticulturists are reckoning with improving weather conditions, the communities of Napa Valley are coming alive with new and exciting activities. More hot air balloon rides Napa Valley are drifting above, adding a colorful aspect to the mostly blue skies.

Besides wine tasting and hot air balloon rides Napa Valley, you may enjoy some interesting activities while visiting the area.

Art Walks through the communities of Napa and Yountville will reveal 40 unique sculptures.

Following your hot air balloon rides Napa Valley, enjoy a stroll through one of the Valley’s fascinating museums. Learn about the local history at the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville or the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum in St. Helena.

See Napa’s outdoor display of murals by artists from across the globe at the Rail Arts District.

Reserve your hot air balloon rides Napa Valley at Balloons Above the Valley located in Napa. Don’t miss the beauty and serenity as your professional balloon pilot guides you above the breathtaking scenery of Napa Valley.

Learn the basics or sharpen your technique at Jessel Art Class in Napa conducted by Diane Pope. The watercolor art classes are available on March 12-26. Interested students may sign up for a two-class package for only $90.

Stay outside and rent a bike following your hot air balloon rides Napa Valley by visiting Napa Valley Bike Rentals and Tours. Enjoy a guided tour or simply explore the bike trails that run throughout the Valley.

A bit later in the spring, make plans for the Auction Napa Valley 2019, the world’s best-known charity wine event. Four-days (May 29-June 3) of activities that support at least 25 local non-profit organizations consist of:

  1. Vintner-hosted parties
  2. Single-case auction of 100 or more Napa Valley wines
  3. Online auction open to everyone
  4. Live auction celebration

Since 1981, the event has raised over $185 million for local charities.

Hot Air Balloon Rides Napa Valley by Balloons Above the Valley is an outstanding way to complement your stay in Napa Valley. The company offers packages that include a balloon ride followed by a gourmet brunch and even a winery tour.