What to Plan for at Festival Napa Valley 2018

This “napa-chic” event has everything from world-class musical and theater performances to exquisite wine and culinary tastings all within the iconic wine country setting. Here are tips and what to expect at Festival Napa Valley, July 20 – 29:

Festival Napa Valley

What to Wear

Attire for the festival is described as “Napa Style,” meaning casual elegance taking cues from the natural surroundings of Napa Valley while still expressing your personal style. The festival is outside during July so it’s recommended that you consider sunglasses or a stylish hat. During the evening be sure to bring a jacket for him and chic wrap for her, as the temperature does drop once the sun sets. Also, wear practical shoes since many events take place outdoors and are on grass, gravel and uneven terrain.

Concert Tips

It’s customary to arrive at least thirty minutes before the concert start time and even earlier if you plan on attending pre-concert receptions. Be sure to allow enough time to park and be seated as some parking areas can take 10 minutes or more to get to the venue. Also, plan to be at the concert for at least 90-120 minutes with a 10-15 minute intermission if you’re looking to plan other events around your day or evening. Remember to double-check the location of your event, too! There are many venues and wineries playing host to artists and guests and you’ll want to make sure you’re in the right spot.

Where to Stay

Be close to this celebration of art and life by staying at RiverPointe Napa Valley, located in the heart of wine country and minutes away from the downtown area. Many festival venues are minutes away from this charming Napa Valley getaway. Relax and rejuvenate along the Napa River while attending Festival Napa Valley.


The line-up for Festival Napa Valley is never short of impressive. See artist Kristin Chenoweth at the Napa Valley Arts for All Gala, along with violinist Joshua Bell, principal trombonist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Demian Austin, cellist Sophia Bacelar, conductor and winner of an Oscar for Best Original music Score for The Red Violin and multiple Grammy Awards, John Corigliano, and the San Francisco Ballet … just to name a few! Check the full lineup on the Festival Napa Valley website.


Are you ready to experience 10 days of wine and entertainment, including world-class music, dance and theater? Uncork and unwind in the heart of wine country by staying at RiverPointe Napa Valley to be steps away from this stylish event! Simply book online or call a Vacation Specialist at (866) 325-6295.

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