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American Canyon: 6th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration!

oktoberfest2012-3810.jpgCalling all herren, frauen, and kinder (men, women, and children)! Come celebrate American Canyon Chamber's 6th annual Oktoberfest on September 27, 2014 from 12pm to 5pm.

This family-friendly event features activities the whole clan is sure to enjoy. Take part in the many festivities including the popular beer stein contest, best authentic Oktoberfest attire, best yodel, wiener dog races, and a chicken dance competition. That's not all! There will be a nice play area for the kinder (children) complete with bounce houses, a rock climbing wall, face-painting and more.

By popular demand, delicious Bavarian food will be available to purchase along with beer and non-alcoholic beverages. Savor scrumptious bratwursts, pretzels, potato salad, apple strudel and delicious Napa Smith beer will have your palate singing "myoleladywho!" while polka music by the Karl Lebherz band will get you dancing.

Tickets cost only $5.00 per person, and kids 12 years old and under are FREE!
Schedule of Events:

• 1:00 p.m. - Best Authentic Attire
• 1:30 p.m. - Best Yodel
• 2:00 p.m. - Beer Stein Contest
• 2:30 p.m. - Wiener Dog Races *
• 3:00 p.m. - Wurst Eating Championship
• 3:30 p.m. - Chicken Dance
• 4:00 p.m. - Raffle Drawing

(*Wiener Dog race participants are asked to pre-register online at

American Canyon: Movies in the Park

2014-june---movies-in-the-park 400x518.jpgAmerican Canyon is your destination for family fun this summer with the town's annual Movies in the Park! 

After a day of wine tasting or perhaps spending the day at nearby amusement park Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, take the whole family for "Movies in the Park".

Bring blankets and popcorn, spread out on the grass, and enjoy outdoor family-friendly movies starting at dusk every Friday night through the end of July in American Canyon's Main Street Park.

Movie Schedule:
  • June 27 - Smurfs 2
  • July 11 -  Free Birds
  • July 18 - The Lego Movie
  • July 25 - Muppets Most Wanted
  • August 1 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Movie Night is FREE and visitors and locals alike are invited to join the fun!

Looking for a place to stay for your family vacation? Be sure to check out local American Canyon hotels - Doubletree Hotel by Hilton, Fairfield Inn & Suites, and Holiday Inn Express.

Be sure to also check out our guide to visiting wine country with kids!

American Canyon is mere minutes from several family friendly wineries in Napa and Sonoma Valley. All in all, this small town is definitely a great place to stay to play when visiting wine country!

americanCanyonWetlands.jpgThere's more to American Canyon then meets the eye. American Canyon, often dubbed the "gateway to Napa Valley" is host to beautiful Bay Area and Napa County landscapes along the Napa River Bay Trail home to several wetlands, former salt ponds, and a wide range of bird species including raptors, pelicans, sandpipers, and ducks. If you are a hiker, birder, or just enjoy nature, then a visit to the Napa River and Bay Trail in American Canyon is a treat.

The flat 1.4 mile trail begins near Clarke's Ranch and the eucalyptus grove, and is a wonderfully scenic place to explore either by yourself or with friends or family. In addition, the Napa-Solano Audubon Society hosts field trips or bird walks every Friday and some Saturdays which are open to newcomers and bird watchers of all levels. Find new birding locales and of course, learn more about birds. See map and more photos below.