Summertime represents the high point of activity in glorious Napa Valley. The weather is warming, vines are maturing, and the businesses and communities are actively preparing many new and recurring activities to delight their guests and locals alike.
Visitors will be treated to a wide range of family-fun activities appropriate for one and all.
And, of course, Napa Valley always offers outstanding restaurants, welcoming wineries, cultural activities and classes, and numerous Farmers’ Markets that feature locally-produced foods and handcrafts for many to enjoy.
Drifting above the activity, guests and residents will likely view the majestic hot air balloon rides of Napa Valley floating majestically above the landscape each morning as they begin their day’s adventures.
Upcoming Activities in Napa Valley
Visitors from near or far arriving for a weekend or a week-long adventure are graciously invited to participate in many upcoming activities. Some of these are:
Festival Napa Valley: July 15-24
Festival Napa Valley is a celebration of the Arts and their contribution to the quality of life.
This 10-day event features world-class performances by renowned artists and emerging talent at various popular venues throughout the Valley. Besides the live performances, the Festival offers unparalleled food, world-class wines, and inspiring educational programs.
Register for the WineShine Half-Marathon
As a can’t-miss for athletes and joggers, the WineShine Half-Marathon begins and ends at the Silverado Resort. Following the 13+ mile run past impressive vineyards and the spectacular scenery of Napa Valley, participants and guests can enjoy post-race wine tastings from some of the world’s elite wineries.
IN addition to the fun and exhilaration of the run, participants will be supporting the Napa Farmworker Foundation and Napa Firewise, an organization created to minimize the danger and damage of wildfires.
Hot Air Balloon Rides, Napa Valley-Style
For a truly memorable Napa Valley experience, a safe and exciting hot air balloon ride with Balloons Above the Valley is a real treat. Greet the morning sun as you and your group drift lazily above the length of Napa Valley, enjoying the panoramic views of the vineyards and wineries below and the majestic mountains to the east and west that frame the valley floor.
Take a Winery Tour
Winery tours are available all year, but the summer and fall are the most exciting times. The weather is usually perfect for enjoying the outdoors, where guests can enjoy the delicious wines at many of the wineries while also soaking up the fantastic 360° views and the beautiful summertime weather of Napa Valley. Many wineries and wine tours include a delicious lunch sourced from local farms and gardens.
Town Concert Series
Perfect for a family outing, many of the communities in Napa Valley offer their own summer concerts that attract visitors and locals alike. Guests can bring food and drink and enjoy the shows in these outdoor settings.
Calistoga’s Concert in the Park: Thursday evenings from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Pioneer Park
St. Helena Summer Concert Series: Thursday evenings in July from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Lyman Park.
Yountville Music in the Park: Presented every other week from July 12 to August 28 at Veterans Memorial Park
Napa City Lights Summer Concert: Presented each Friday during July at Veterans Memorial Park, Napa, from 6:30 PM to 10 PM.
Reserve Your Place for a Hot Air Balloon Ride Above Napa Valley
To learn about their safe and enjoyable hot air balloon rides in Napa Valley, visit the Balloons Above the Valley website. Plan your trip to include a fun and exciting hot air balloon ride that drifts quietly above the Napa Valley floor while you enjoy the panoramic views of beautiful Napa Valley.
With over 40 years as one of Napa Valley’s leading hot air balloon companies, Balloons Above the Valley adventures are operated by experienced and certified pilots who prioritize their passengers’ comfort and safety.
If you have questions about any aspect of your balloon rides Napa Valley adventure, phone the balloons Above the Valley professionals at 1-800-464-6824.