For those craving warm weather, wine and fireworks for this year’s July 4th, the Napa Valley has you covered. Enjoy live music, parades, wine, and fireworks at venues throughout the wine country. Enjoy a day that includes wine, food and a celebration of America’s birthday in one of the world’s most beloved wine regions. Here are a few of the activities to choose from:
July 4: Napa County Fair and Fireworks: Celebrate Independence Day at the Napa County Fair in Calistoga with live entertainment, rides, and plenty of food! Fireworks spectacular begins at 9:30 p.m.
Location: 1490 North Oak Street, Calistoga
Fee: General – $10, Kids – $5, Kids under 6 – free
Time: 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Fourth of July Celebration, Napa: Start the day watching the annual parade, then join the fun at Veterans Memorial Park for Napa’s annual Fourth of July celebration. Enjoy food, beer, wine, and lots of activities for the kids.
Location: Main Street, Napa
Times: Parade starts at 10 a.m. at Second and School St. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Napa Valley Wine Train: See fireworks as you never have before . . . from a train! Enjoy an elegant gourmet meal, then relax as you view fireworks from your front row seat. Reserve your space today!
Location: 1275 McKinstry Street Napa
Fee: $119-$159 per person
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
2012 Silverado 4th of July Parade, Calistoga: Everyone loves a parade, and everyone especially loves a Calistoga parade! Calistoga has continued the tradition of community pride found throughout the country during the 19th Century with its displays of floats, clowns, horse-drawn fire rigs, local politicians, old cars, and more.
Location: Downtown Calistoga
Time: 11 a.m.
July 4th Celebration and Fireworks, American Canyon: American Canyon’s annual Fourth of July 2012 parade with classic cars, floats, decorated vehicles and more will take place on Sunday, July 4 and will start at 10:30am at Elliott and Kimberly Drives. The parade will end at Community Park for an all-day festival with children’s activities including bounce houses and arts & crafts, live music and a flag-raising ceremony. Fireworks begin after dusk at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Times: 10:30 a.m, 9:30 p.m.
July 4th Celebration and Fireworks, Yountville: American pride, live music, other entertainment, food vendors, Veterans and of course, fireworks at darkness.
Location: Veterans Home of California. 260 California Drive
Times: Festival at noon, fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
4th of July at Louis Martini, St. Helena: Celebrate with Mike Martini and enjoy a Napa-style feast, delectable wine and food pairings, live entertainment and family activities. The evening culminates with a world-class fireworks display.
Location: 245 S. St. Helena Highway
Fee: $150 general, $110 club members
Time: 6:30 – 10 p.m.
To plan your visit to the Napa Valley, visit the Legendary Napa Valley website.
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