Celebrating July 4th in Napa Valley

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There are several events featuring wine & food, live music, and of course, fireworks in Napa Valley leading up to July 4th which is during the middle of the week this year. Check out the events happening before, on Independence Day, and the weekend after too!

July 3rd - 7th -- Napa County Fair & Fireworks Show
Pack up the family and spend five days of summer sizzle celebrating Independence Day with live music, chef demos, wine pavilion, olive oil tastings, art exhibits and much more! Plus enjoy a Fourth of July Parade and a spectacular fireworks show. Come be rewarded with the unique experience of celebrating America's birthday in a rural setting that offers up loads of small-town "Americana" charm. Click Here for more details.

Napa Valley -  City Wide 4th of July Celebrations and Parades
  • American Canyon - 4th of July Celebration
  • Join American Canyon for a spectacular July 4th celebration. The all-day event will include the morning parade, afternoon picnic - which will include fun and free activities, contests and relays for the whole family, food and entertainment, and end with evening fireworks. Click Here for more details.
  • Napa - 4th of July Parade and Festival in Downtown Napa
  • Enjoy the colorful sights and sounds of the Pepperettes, Napa fire trucks, classic cars, and so much more at this year's parade and 4th of July celebration. This year's theme is "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." Also, Grand Marshall Margrit Mondavi and Chair Doris Gentry will be present. After the parade there will be a festival downtown with beer, wine, food as well as candy and jump houses for the kids and then a fabulous fireworks show. Click Here for more details.
  • Calistoga - 4th of July Parade in Downtown Calistoga
  • Join downtown Calistoga for their all-American celebration, starting with the 79th running of the 4th of July Parade. Thousands of smiling faces line the streets as friends and families share in this patriotic, community tradition. See floats, decorated cars, live bands, and more! Click Here for more details.  

July 4 -- Louis M. Martini Winery Fireworks Spectacular
Spend this 4th of July with the Martini family, as they celebrate 18 years of historic fireworks in St. Helena. Spend time with Mike Martini, third-generation winemaker, and enjoy a Napa-style feast, delectable wine and food pairings, live entertainment and family activities - all culminating in a world-class fireworks display, set against the stunning backdrop of the Napa Valley. Reserve tickets in advance. Click Here for more details.

July 4 -- July 4th @ Napa Valley Wine Train
See fireworks as you never have before, from a train! The Napa Valley Wine Train's Fourth of July event is an extremely popular and fun way to experience the founding of this great Nation. First, indulge in an elegant gourmet meal. Then relax as the train pulls into the front row seat and stop for the fireworks celebration. Click Here for more details.

July 6 -- Robert Mondavi Summer Music Festival - Cool Climates of Carneros
Join Robert Mondavi Winery for a world-class Napa Valley experience with jazz icons and pop legends. Tonight's live performance will be by Lifehouse (Cool Climates of Carneros). This rock band from Los Angeles is known for some of their greatest hits like: Hanging by a Moment, No Name Face, and First Time. Click Here for more details.

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Thanks for the summary. We'll use it for our guests at Brannan Cottage Inn. Only concern is that I think you "underestimated" the activities in Calistoga on July 4. The Silverado 4th of July Parade (starts at 11 on Lincoln Avenue) will have about 100 entries (floats, antique cars, music, dancers, horse groups, fire and emergency trucks, et al) and is definitely worth attending. Similarly, the fireworks show from the Fairgrounds (and visible throughout Calistoga) stands by itself in terms of quality, excitement, color and noise. They each deserve a separate description!

Doug Cook
Brannan Cottage Inn
109 Wapoo Avenue
Calistoga, CA 94515