August 12

Napa Events


2017 Napa Events!

Lucky Penny Productions Community Arts Center 2017-2018 Season

Join our Community Arts Center this season to see Napa Valley artists develop and present performing and visual arts. It is a wonderful opportunity to support local theater and enjoy some great shows! Support Lucky Penny Productions by ordering your tickets HERE!

Napa City Nights begins Friday, June 9th to August 18th, 6:30 – 10 p.m. @ Veteran’s Park

The Napa City Nights concert series is located along the Riverwalk Promenade at the Veterans Memorial Park Amphitheater. It offers terraced seating and beautiful views of the Napa River. Musical genres include Jazz, Rock, Country, World, Blues, Pop and Folk. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket and enjoy FREE local entertainment!


Napa 4th of July Celebration at Oxbow Commons

The parade begins at 10 a.m. and marches through downtown Napa on 2nd & 3rd streets. The Festival kicks off at 1 p.m. in Oxbow Commons and will include food and wine along McKinstry Street and music will be playing all day at the Blue Note. Fireworks begin at dusk (about 9:30 p.m.) so settle in and watch them from the riverfront promenade, Veteran’s Park or Oxbow Commons! Enjoy yourself and remember to eat, drink…and be vegan!


Festival Napa Valley begins Friday, July 14th through July 23rd throughout Napa Valley

Festival Napa Valley blends the beauty and bounty of Napa Valley with the finest performing arts. It is a true pairing of world-class performances, culinary and wine. I have attended many performances from plays to opera to orchestras and have enjoyed every moment. I plan to attend the Taste of Napa again this year to enjoy the vast array of gourmet food and wine selections. Each year, the number of vegan options continues to grow! This is one of my favorite annual fundraising events.


WineaPAWlooza on Saturday, July 29th at Gamble Family Vineyard

Jameson Animal Rescue LogoJameson Animal Rescue Ranch is a Napa Valley no-kill rescue and sanctuary for companion and farmed animals in need. JARR is the first animal protection non-profit in Napa Valley to require a no-meat policy at their cage-free, no-kill Ella’s CatHouse & Catnip Bar adoption center and to provide only vegan food to volunteers & the public at their outreach events. JARR will be hosting their fourth annual fundraiser WineaPAWlooza 2017!  to not only fund all the work they do for our Napa Valley animals but to also fund the purchase & construction of their Sanctuary Ranch. Last year WineaPAWlooza raised over $1.7 million dollars for the animals!


PorchFest on Sunday, July 30th from Noon to 6 p.m. throughout Old Town

Enjoy PorchFest 2017! Bands will be playing on porches throughout downtown Napa for FREE! This year the food trucks will be located at Fuller Park which will include lots of shade, picnic tables, bathrooms and water refill stations. I’ve reached out to the PorchFest team for details on vegan food options & will update you when I get more info. Streets east of Jefferson will be closed to traffic so walk or ride your bike. To help support this awesome event, T-shirts will be on sale this year for $20. I hope to have a band on my porch this year so if you are down on Oak Street, please swing by!

Napa Live: Inside & Out on September 3rd & October 1st  from Noon to 6 p.m.

Downtown Napa’s FREE music crawl will be featuring 40 local bands at 30 locations. From classic guitar to classic rock, blues to bluegrass, to surf rock and songwriters. It was so popular in 2016 it is planned for three Sunday’s this year. Here is the full schedule & locations! I’m out of town in September but can’t wait to check it out on October 1st!


The Napa Valley Film Festival begins Wednesday, November 8th – Sunday, November 12th  

The film fest is one of the hottest tickets in Napa Valley. It runs from Napa up valley to Calistoga and offers 100+ independent movie screenings, 300 filmmakers, the awesome Festival Gala, Celebrity Tributes presentation, Film Awards ceremony, Wrap Party, VIP experiences and much, much more! I’ve been attending since the second NVFF including as a member of the press in 2016 and have had the time of my life! I’m working on finding out if any vegan options will be available at the Gala and will update you with info as I receive it!

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