What’s New in the City of Napa Summer 2023


What’s New in the City of Napa Summer 2023

New Arts and Entertainment, Shopping, Wine Tasting Rooms, Food and Drink

NAPA, Calif., June 21, 2023 – Downtown Napa, the self-proclaimed “Wine Tasting Room Capital of the World,” has an exciting summer ahead for visitors and locals looking to experience what’s new in the most walkable wine country destination. This summer, visit Downtown Napa and discover new arts and entertainment, business and shopping, wine tasting rooms, restaurants and more. Here’s what’s new in the City of Napa this summer:

New Arts & Entertainment:

  • Blue Note Napa and The Meritage Resort and Spa have partnered for their Summer Sessions Concert Series. Events will take place at The Meritage Resort and Spa throughout the summer and feature performances by artists like Jake Owen, Judy Collins, Heather McDonald, Belinda Carlisle, Madeleine Peyroux and more. For more information, visit com/upcoming-events.
  • SAVOR After Hours will take place June 3 through Sept. 3 in the JaMCellars The show will feature Maks & Val Chmerkovskiy, special guests from Hollywood and Broadway, as well as a captivating cast of performers. SAVOR After Hours will take place Thursdays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., Saturdays at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.
  • Ackerman Heritage House will have summer cooking classes from June through Oct. that will teach guests how to create pasta from start to finish with their gourmet chef. The summer cooking classes are for individuals 21 and older. Tickets are $150 plus tax and service charge per person.
  • Compline Wine Shop will have trivia every Sunday night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For every correct answer, guests will unlock 5% off wines by the glass.
  • 4th of July celebrations will kick off at 10 a.m. on July 4 with the annual Rotary Club July 4th Parade in Downtown Napa. Festivities will then continue from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. as the City of Napa hosts a free July 4th Celebration at the Oxbow Commons. The event will include a variety of activities for all ages and feature a free community concert in collaboration with the Oxbow RiverStage. There will be no fireworks this year due to increased fire safety and environmental concerns from firework debris and chemicals contained in fireworks.
  • Oxbow RiverStage has a summer concert series with shows by artists including Train, Neil Young, Widespread Panic, Pixies and Modest Mouse and more. Tickets and show times vary per performance. All shows are rain or shine.
  • On July 19, join Kitchen Door for its summer beer dinner where Tannery Bend Beerworks of Napa will bring its own line-up of Saisons and IPAs and Kitchen Door’s bartender and professional brewer, Michael Paine, will bring his unique creations to the table. The summer beer dinner will feature five courses with five beers. Tickets are available for $85 per person.
  • The Open Aire Artisan Faire Makers Market will take place at First Street Napa on July 29 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will feature live music and local Makers offering jewelry, organic body product, candles, plants and more. This is a free event for the public, but an RSVP is recommended.
  • In August, the DoNapa Best Burger Contest will take place. Visitors will be able to vote on their favorites within four categories: (1) Most Traditional Burger, (2) Most Unique Burger, (3) Best ‘Secret Sauce,’ and (4) Best Non-Beef Burger. More information to come.
  • On Aug. 27, the second annual L’Chaim Jewish Food & Wine Festival will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at CIA at Copia. This event will feature live music, cooking demos, wine tastings from 15+ local wineries and Jewish food vendors such as Loveski’s, Paulie’s Bagels and more.
  • Levendi Wine tasting room has implemented its Live Music Fridays, which will take place throughout the summer months. Wines by the glass or bottle are available. There is no cover charge and no reservations required.
  • This summer, Friday Nights in the Park returns to Veteran’s Park with live music featuring two bands each night. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Friday night and feature performances by Momma Said and Alvon Johnson, Tin Man and *KO YA YA, Marlon Wayans and more. Admission and parking are free.

New Business & Shopping:

  • From the owners of Dutch Door, Deuces Market is a brand-new market in First Street Napa. The market, café and more features coffee, iced tea, Acme bread and other delicious treats. Its hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. but are subject to change when wine and beer are in stock.
  • Feast It Forward introduced Feed Good Fridays, which take place every Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Each Friday, Feast It Forward will offer 10% of all bottle sales back to a local non-profit. Guests can choose a bottle from the 14-vintner collective to participate in Feel Good Fridays.

New Wine Tasting Rooms:

  • Outer Space Wines will host Dog Days Afternoons from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Sunday through Oct. There will be food offered by the pop-up of the day, Ox & The Fox Restaurant or another local eatery. Friends of Napa County Animal Shelter will also be here from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with animals, such as dogs, cats and rabbits, available for adoption. 20% of all Outer Space Wine Bar sales will be donated to Friends of Napa County Animal Shelter.
  • Kerr Cellars recently opened a tasting room in Downtown Napa off the courtyard behind Oentori. Kerr Cellars will offer guided tastings of the small production wines from Napa Valley and Sonoma County made by winemaker, Helen Keplinger. Tastings are $85 and up by appointment only.
  • JaM Cellars recently introduced its Wine & Bites and Sip n’ Play wine tastings. Wine & Bites includes six Napa Exclusive wines paired with curated bites prepared by the winery chef. This tasting is $75 per person. Sip n’ Play allows visitors to enjoy a music recording studio while sipping on three Napa Exclusive wines, each paired with two songs. This experience showcases how what you’re listening to can change your perception of the wine.
  • Azur Tasting Lounge is set to open its doors in July at 1401 Clinton St. The tasting room will feature delicious wine from proprietor Elan Fayard, who spent several years in Provence, France. Her wines are a product of her inspiration to bring wine inspiration from France to Napa. More information to come.

New Food & Drink:

  • Chispa Tequila Bar, from the owners of Cadet Wine and Beer Bar, is set to open this year. Its menu will feature delicious food, such as seafood towers, short rib quesabirria and caviar along with a selection of tequila and mezcal.
  • C Casa introduced its new happy hour, which is offered on its patio Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Its new happy hour includes food tastings that pair with Mexican spirits, craft tequila and mezcal flights, a Rotisserie chicken street taco, C Casa tortilla chips with choice of chorchizo black beans or white beans and more.
  • Crocaante Artisan Pizza recently opened in Downtown Napa at 976 Pearl St. Its menu features delicious Detroit style pizza baked in an 8 by 10 in. pan, chicken wings, burgers, salads and more. It is open Monday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is closed on Tuesdays.
  • Downtown Joe’s Brewery now has Wild Wednesday’s from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wild Wednesday’s feature $5 pints, features winery taste and pour for $10 and drink specials, ten meals for $10 each and $6 kid portions.
  • Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar at Archer Hotel Napa introduced soft serve ice cream, just in time for summer. The menu will rotate each week with various flavors and non-dairy options. Cones are available for $8, four-ounce kid’s cups for $4 and toppings are 50 cents to $3. Ice cream is served from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
  • Gott’s Roadside updated its menu to include Southern-inspired foods. This new menu features a $14.99 Sonoma Brinery bread-and-butter picks and lemon mayonnaise on aa toasted egg bun, a $5.99 grilled sweet California-grown corn from Riverside County slathered with mayonnaise, Cotija cheese, asado seasoning and lime and more.


For more information about Downtown Napa, including dining, wine tastings, shopping and things to do, visit donapa.com.



Created in 2010, the Napa Tourism Improvement District (TID) is the official destination marketing organization for Downtown Napa/City of Napa. With a mission to increase overnight visitation and improve the local economy, the Napa TID promotes nearly 50+ hotels and bed and breakfast properties, premier dining, wine tasting, shopping and local entertainment. The Napa TID utilizes its website (DoNapa.com), participates in the creation of local events and develops targeted marketing programs that drive overnight stays during the off-season and mid-week occupancy throughout the year.

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