Summer Events » BALLOONS ABOVE THE VALLEY - Hot Air Balloon Ride Napa

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Throughout the summer, Napa Valley is jumping. For couples, families, or a group of friends, the communities and businesses offer fun and exciting activities and entertainment venues for all. Whether your interest is in music, art, a Napa hot air balloon experience, wine tasting, world-class cuisine, or hiking and biking, Napa Valley is the best place to go.

Planning ahead to make the most of your time is the best approach. However, even on the spur of the moment, you will have plenty of summer activities to choose.

Music is in the Air

Several of the communities in Napa Valley present free outdoor performances by some of the Bay Area’s most important groups and musicians. Napa, Calistoga, St. Helena, and Yountville all feature weekly or semi-weekly outdoor concerts until late August.

Rise in a Napa Hot Air Balloon

Napa hot air balloon rides are legendary. The incredible scenery and the sense of freedom while you float gently and safely above the Valley are almost indescribable. Savor the never-to-be-forgotten exhilaration of watching the landscape pass beneath as you drift slowly above the vineyards and communities.  

Following your hot air balloon Napa Valley experience with Balloons Above the Valley, opt for their gourmet champagne brunch at C Casa in Napa. After that, you and your group can head out for a chauffeured wine tour to enjoy the local vintages.

Run the Napa-to-Sonoma Half Marathon – July 21

For the athletically inclined, enter the Napa to Sonoma Half-Marathon starting at the Cuvaison Carneros Winery and finishing at the historic Sonoma Plaza. Fun, games, and refreshments will be available for the entire family at the finish line.

Catch the Famous Festival Napa Valley – July 10-21

With over 60 events and entertainment galore from July 10 until July 21, more than 100 Napa Valley wineries will present activities to support art, fitness, and community. The Valley’s iconic wines, crafted beers, and delectable foods will be featured along with dozens of live musical performances of every genre.

Napa Porchfest – July 28

After your early morning hot air balloon Napa Valley ride, try this unique “around-town” musical event that consists of dozens of musical acts who will perform from residential and business porches around town. Food and beverages will be available in Fuller Park and from various food truck locations around town.

Make Your Hot Air Balloon Napa Reservation with Balloons Above the Valley

Make reservations for a memorable and safe hot air balloon ride Napa Valley-style. Greet the sun in the early morning and drift gently among the clouds while viewing the spectacular panorama of the Valley bordered by a mountainous backdrop. For information or to make reservations for a Napa hot air balloon experience, call us at 1-800-464-6824.