Discover the Best Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Napa

While we wouldn’t exactly say things are ever quiet here in Napa, the excitement around holidays is especially palpable. It’s summer, which means it’s the perfect time of year to explore all the fun, sunny events Napa has coming up. This Fourth of July, why not spend it with us? Enjoy a unique blend of local charm, breathtaking wine country beauty and plenty of ways to celebrate Independence Day. Simply put, we’ve got everything you need for a fun-filled Fourth, including an unforgettable drone show, a local parade and lots of surprises. Make an escape out of it – come for America’s birthday and stay through the weekend. Trust us, you deserve it.

Celebrate Fourth of July in Napa

The festivities go all day in Downtown Napa this upcoming Fourth! Whether you’re traveling with kids or escaping for a little taste of wine country freedom all on your own, you’ll find plenty of excitement to fill the day.

Sunrise Rotary Parade – July 4, 9:30 AM

Everybody loves a parade, especially on the Fourth of July. And nobody throws a parade quite like Sunrise Rotary. We’re starting off bright and early at the intersection of Second St and School St, where parade participants will gather and prepare for the march around Downtown. Dedicated to providing humanitarian service and building goodwill, this group of community and business leaders will roll out floats, marching bands, classic cars and more. Be sure to get there early for a good spot!

Oxbow Commons Celebration – July 4, 3:00 PM

Nestled right along the riverside in the heart of Downtown Napa, you’ll find Oxbow Commons, which houses Oxbow Public Market as well as several other local businesses and places to unwind. This year, they’re going all out for the Fourth of July. All afternoon, you can enjoy a wide variety of activities for all ages, from kids’ inflatables and carnival games to a food court offering some of Napa’s delicious local cuisine – and of course, great beer and wine. To top it all off, there will also be a variety of performances by local artists, so your Fourth of July will have the perfect Napa-sourced soundtrack.

Experience The Napa Drone ShowJuly 4, 9:30 PM

Here in California, we’re opting for something a little more eco-friendly than fireworks this year – a light show made up of 400 drones flying in formation. This dazzling display will have all the excitement and wonder of a fireworks show without the fire hazard or environmental impact. Find a spot and settle in to view sixteen stunning formations flying high above your head as Napa celebrates Independence Day. We recommend Oxbow Commons, 1st and 3rd Street Bridges, Veteran’s Memorial Park, China Point, Riverfront Green and the Riverfront Promenade as the best spots to view this spectacular show.

Extend Your Stay for More Fun

Once the Fourth of July festivities wrap up, Napa has so much more to offer. Extend your stay so you don’t miss any of these exciting events happening in the days following the holiday.

Fridays In The Park – July 5 at Veteran’s Park

There’s no shortage of things to see, do and hear in Downtown Napa. Don’t miss Fridays in The Park, a beloved summer concert series at Veteran’s Park. There are two bands per evening, and July 5th‘s show brings the perfect entertainment to end a week of celebrating. Get your groove on with some great local bands, then grab a late dinner right across the street, such as at Zuzu, a favorite late-night spot for tapas and Spanish wines.

  • Second Street Band, 6pm – 7:30
  • Soda Canyon Band, 8pm – 10pm

Blue Note Summer Sessions – July 6 at The Meritage Resort

It’s back – the much-beloved Blue Note Napa Concert Series is kicking off once again at The Meritage Resort & Spa. Book a weekend stay at this stunning resort and enjoy fine dining, swimming, a state-of-the-art spa and so much more. After a day unwinding on the resort property, you can end the evening with a little live music, which pairs best with a nice glass of wine and some good company. You can even book a private Concert View Room, which allows you a private balcony to watch the performance from, and provides complimentary bubbly and breakfast. For the holiday weekend, multi-platinum contemporary artist Brian McKnight is taking the stage. Cheers to that.

Festival Napa Valley’s Taste of Napa – July 13 at The Meritage Resort

Think of this annual festival as the best of Napa all in one magical place. You’ll sample food and drink from more than 70 wineries, breweries, craft beverage bars, restaurants and culinary artisans. It’s the perfect way to try a little bit of everything Napa has to offer, all under one ticket price. What a deal, right? That also means it tends to sell out fast – so get your tickets now and start planning today.

Celebrate & Stay in Napa

Spend your holiday weekend in Downtown Napa and you’re guaranteed an incredible time. With so many celebrations, you’ll never run out of wine to try, places to explore and events to experience. Consider extending your stay and discover all that Napa has to offer – and why you’re meant to be here. Book your stay today and get ready for a Fourth of July you’ll never forget.