How To Spend Fourth Of July In Napa Valley Wine Country

Independence Day in Napa Valley celebrates our country’s history in an explosive way. Each year, residents celebrate the Napa County Fair & Fireworks in Calistoga. To get into the spirit of the celebration, local chefs make event-specific dishes like summer galettes filled with seasonal fruits, rosemary scented lamb loin, and figs and pigs. Naturally, there are famous Napa wines to go with these delicious dishes, plenty of Napa hospitality, and lots of fun! If you’re going to be in the Napa Valley area over the 4th of July, here’s what you need to know about fireworks, food and wine, and parades.

Napa Valley Parade
Be sure to stop by the Napa Valley Parade while you’re in town. You can participate as a bystander, or you can kick it up a notch as a participant. This red, white, and blue parade is open to businesses and service clubs as well as to families, individuals, and non-profits.

Rides and amusements
Jeeps, carousels, motorcycle jumps, and a cotton-candy-colored slide count as just some of the rides available at the Napa County Fair over the 4th of July. Of course, there’s also fabulous food. If you need an alternative to the wine tours, the Napa County Fair is a thrilling way to enjoy Wine Country.

Where to buy tickets
It’s possible to buy tickets to these events on the Celebrate Napa Valley website. Admission packages vary, with some packages including access to wine tastings, entertainment events (including closing fireworks), and the carnival. Other packages are more limited. It’s also possible to buy your tickets early and save.

Late June and early July is an excellent time to be in Napa Valley. While this article highlighted the events of the Napa County Fair on the 4th of July specifically, there are events taking place all over Napa during late June and July. If you’re taking an extended vacation and will be in the Napa area before the 4th of July, consider attending the musical picnics in St. Helena, Napa City Nights, or Concerts in the Park each Thursday evening. An extended vacation in Napa Valley isn’t complete without a stay at the relaxing Wine Country Inn bed and breakfast.

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