Napa Valley events

What to do in St. Helena this July

Categories: Annual Events, Culinary Experiences, Events, Wine

Summer is here in St. Helena! The air is warm, the sun is bright and the vineyards are verdant in anticipation of harvest. It’s full swing in the Napa Valley as wineries and restaurants are welcoming visitors from all over the world to our wine country door step. What are the can’t miss events this July in St. Helena? Pull out your calendar, we’re about to fill it up!

July 4th at Crane Park

It’s that time of year again, when the skies above Crane Park light up with a brilliant fireworks display to celebrate our nation’s independence! On Tuesday, July 4th bring a picnic and lawn games, and come out view the fireworks from inside the Crane Park West Baseball Field. Street parking only, so, arrive early! The show starts at dusk. Brought to you by the City of St. Helena.

Picnics In The Park

Every other Thursday 6p-8pm

The 29th season of a St. Helena tradition, Musical Picnics in Lyman Park, is underway! Music fills the park every other Thursday with the next one kicking off July 13th from 6pm-8pm. Grab a picnic basket or try one of the Napa Valley’s gourmet food trucks. Local favorite wines will be for sale or bring your own and enjoy the musical entertainment while sitting under the trees and on the lawn of Lyman Park. The musical lineup is eclectic for all types of music fans from singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Johnston to reggae and rock ’n roll!

Charles Krug Pizza’s On The Lawn


Charles Krug’s Cucina di Rosa Salumeria is now offering handcrafted salumi and artisan cheeses daily! Their new Estate Chef Daryl Muromoto—who has worked for such renowned culinary destinations as Meadowood in St. Helena, the girl & the fig in Sonoma, and the former Postrio in San Francisco—brings his expertise to their Cucina di Rosa. Part-Sicilian, Daryl has an intrinsic love of Italian cooking and a passion for wine.

Beginning in July, enjoy wood-fired pizza on their tree-lined lawn (Thursday through Mondays) from 11 to 4. Pair these Italian-inspired delicacies with a delicious glass of Charles Krug wine!

Weekend BBQ’s & Wood-fired Pizza at V. Sattui Winery

Saturdays & Sundays, 11:30am-3:30pm

Enjoy Italian-style thin crust pizzas, made to order in a wood-fired pizza oven. Sink your teeth into BBQ Ribs, Salmon Sandwiches, Tri-tip Steaks, and Jalapeno Skewers. Or try their house-pulled mozzarella with heirloom tomatoes, grilled bread & basil, with your choice of sauces. You’ve chosen your wine, your food, and now it’s time to relax and enjoy the Napa Valley scenery! They have more than 2 acres of shaded picnic grounds surrounded by giant oak trees, flowers and vineyards.

Farm Dinner at the CIA at Greystone

July 15th, 2017

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience! CIA Farm-to-Table students will prepare an amazing farm dinner held on the unforgettable Herb Terrace of The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. The evening will include a reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a seated multi-course dinner paired with Napa Valley wines, all served al fresco overlooking a beautiful view of the valley.

Dine alongside the best farmers, purveyors, and producers and enjoy this spectacular evening celebrating the community and the collaboration between our students and producers!

One Main: Gathering of Cigar Enthusiasts at Harvest Table

July 20th, 2017

Nat Sherman presents ONE MAIN at Harvest Inn, a Gathering of Cigar Enthusiasts, on Thursday, July 20 from 6:30 to 9:30pm. Enjoy cigars, food and drink from Harvest Table, Chef Charlie Palmer’s Wine Country Kitchen. Savor an inspired menu from Chef Charlie Palmer along with cigar-friendly wine and spirit pairings from Charbay while enjoying vineyard views and live guitar.

Email to reserve your spot.

Napa Cigars will be on hand to educate, cut, and sell a curated selection of Nat Sherman Cigars.

Dead Winter Carpenters Live at Long Meadow Ranch

July 22nd, 2017

Sway to the melodic sounds of the country’s best Bluegrass bands surrounded by vineyards with your toes in the grass and Sauvignon Blanc in your glass. Hailing from North Lake Tahoe, Calif., Americana band Dead Winter Carpenters has built a reputation for pouring their heart and soul into each performance. In just a few years, they have positioned themselves, wrote Portland Metronome, “at the forefront of a youthful generation trying to redefine what string music is and what it can do.”