No matter where you reside or where your interests lie, a trip to Napa Valley in 2020 will be an exciting and rewarding experience. For families, art and music lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, food and wine devotees, and sightseers, Napa Valley offers plenty of activities and fun for everyone.
As winter’s dormancy shifts to a spring awakening, the true beauty of the Valley returns. The vines begin to sprout new growth as the communities and businesses of the area prepare for unique festivals, summer-long open-air concerts, Napa hot air balloon rides, athletic events, outdoor art presentations, and much more.
Besides the more than 500 wineries in Napa Valley, the celebrated restaurants, nightclubs, and theaters are getting ready for another wine-growing season to capped by the end-of-the-year harvest and holiday celebrations.
Napa Valley is a remarkable destination consisting of several communities, over 500 wineries, and very hospitable residents. The Valley is about 30 miles long and just 5 miles wide, nestled within stunning mountainous terrain. The principal communities include (from south to north) American Canyon, Napa, Oakville, Rutherford, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga. Each area specializes in its specialty grape varietals and superb wines.
Let’s look at just a few of the hundreds of Napa Valley events planned for 2020.
March 1: Napa Valley Marathon and Half-Marathon
Since 1979, the Napa Valley Marathon has attracted thousands of runners to one of the world’s most beautiful point-to-point courses. As a non-profit event, the Race donates the proceeds to the local communities of Napa Valley.
May 22-24: Bottle Rock Napa Valley
Offering the first taste of summer, the Bottle Rock Music Festival features well-known and legendary entertainers. The Festival lasts for three days and is always a “can’t miss” for music lovers.
All Year: Balloons Above Valley Napa Hot Air Balloon Ride
On any day, weather permitting, you can experience one of the most enjoyable activities of your stay in Napa Valley. Climb aboard for a safe yet exhilarating Napa hot air balloon to drift lazily above the vineyards and communities of the Valley. From your bird’s eye perspective, you can spot the places you’ve been or are planning to go while you greet a new morning.
June through August: Napa City Nights, St. Helena Summer Concert Series, Calistoga Concerts in the Park
For free family musical enjoyment under the stars, you can attend the Napa concerts at Veterans Memorial Park Amphitheater each Friday evening. The St. Helena Summer Concert Series will be held at Lyman Park every other Thursday during the summer. Calistoga’s Concerts in the Park are offered on Thursday nights in Pioneer Park.
July: Festival Napa Valley
Known as the “best ten days of summer,” this now-famous event features transformative arts and concerts presented by well-known artists and many local groups. Ongoing educational activities, dance performances, and music camps are designed to entertain and educate.
November: Napa Valley Film Festival
As the grape harvest winds down, one of the nation’s most prestigious film festivals takes place. During this time directors, actors, and fans come together to view the latest independent film productions. Social activities abound during this time.
Planning Your Trip to Napa Valley
No matter when you come to Napa Valley, whether for a weekend or a week, you should plan ahead. As the area swings into a full-activity mode, you can make the most of your time by making reservations for accommodations, restaurants, hot air balloon California rides, and many of the special events.
Reserve with Balloons Above the Valley
Relax and take a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle with a Napa hot air balloon ride with Balloons Above the Valley. Enjoy the incredible landscape from your quiet perch as you float gently above the Valley floor,
To learn more about a hot air balloon California escape, check out the Balloons Above the Valley website. You may contact one of our reservationists to schedule this enjoyable, memorable experience.
Phone for reservations with Balloons Above the Valley at +1-800-464-6824.