Looking for more than just wine tasting? Again, summer is the season for you. There are plenty of art, food, music and cultural festivals enticing crowds of young and old, families and couples, and even canine companions. A few worth checking out:
Shakespeare in the Park
Shakespeare Napa Valley engages and inspires our diverse community by creating lively and innovative productions of Shakespeare’s plays.
Outdoor Stage at the Napa Valley College Upper Valley Campus in St. Helena
1088 College Avenue, St. Helena CA 94574
June to July, more info at http://www.shakespearenapavalley.org/
Festival del Sole
Festival Napa Valley™ is committed to enriching the cultural vitality of the community and making the arts accessible to all. Blending the beauty and bounty of Napa Valley with the very finest performing arts, the festival pairs world-class performances with culinary and wine pursuits staged in iconic wine country settings. More than 200 artists, wineries, resorts, theaters, restaurants and vintners participate each year.
July, more info at http://festivaldelsole.org/
Music in the Vineyards
Music in the Vineyards is a nationally-acclaimed chamber music festival held each August in the Napa Valley. The now four-week festival showcases nearly 40 world-class artists-in-residence from the U.S., Europe and Canada performing new and classic chamber music repertoire in stunning winery settings. With complimentary wine tastings at each intermission and breathtaking views of the wine valley, this unique combination of wine country ambiance and world class talent allows artists and audiences alike to experience chamber music in an intimate setting as it was intended to be performed.
August, more info at http://www.musicinthevineyards.org/about