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Festival Napa Valley

Posted by: Senza Hotel
09 Jun
Festival Napa Valley

Festival Napa Valley – July 20 – 29, 2018

There many unique attributes to celebrate in Napa Valley. Bountiful harvests of fruit and produce grown of our rich soils and mild weather, stunning mountain-top vistas and rolling vineyard views, world-class art exhibitions and performances, and of course, the flavors in the glass and on the plate that bring visitors from all over the world to California wine country. SENZA Hotel was created to encourage everyone to enjoy the unparalleled riches of the Napa Valley with Festival Napa Valley.
In this same spirit, devoted local leaders and patrons of the arts created Festival Napa Valley.
See the San Francisco Ballet at Festival Napa Valleys Dance Gala
The Festival was created to share the work and performances of the outstanding artists and performers that come to Napa Valley each year! While year-round programming supports philanthropic endeavors, the end of July is dedicated to hosting and showcasing community art program as well as some of the world's best musicians, dancers, and more. SENZA invites you to join us on a virtual exploration of this year's offerings–we hope to see you there!


Concerts and performances from world-famous musicians, dancers, singers, and more dominate the schedule of events at the Festival, and 2018 is no exception. You'll also find dinners and other receptions, as well as the Taste of Napa Valley and the Arts for All Gala. Find highlights below, but go here for a full schedule of all the Festival's great events!
Friday, July 20 – Soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor Bryan Hymel kick things off at Meadowood
Saturday, July 21 – This year, the Taste of Napa all-day food, wine, and music celebration will take place at the new Villa Costina Resort! Sample wines and small bites from famous Napa Valley vintners and restaurants–a can't-miss event!
HALL Winery at Festival Napa Valley
Sunday, July 22 – The Arts for All Gala is Napa Valley's biggest arts charity event, and this year's gala features guest Kristen Chenoweth at HALL Winery, home to an enormous art collection!
Tuesday, July 24 – The Young Artist Series features multinational cellist Sophia Bacelar!
Wednesday, July 25 – Jazz @ The Castello features 10-time Grammy-winner Arturo Sandoval!
Thursday, July 26 —  Among the most (if not the most) famous violinist today is Joshua Bell, and he'll perform live, for the first time ever, the score to the film The Red Violin.
Friday, July 27 – The San Francisco Ballet performs for the Dance Gala.
Saturday, July 28 – Singers Michael Fabiano and Larisa Martínez perform selections from West Side Story, followed by the Allegro Wrap Party at Kitchen Collective.


These events indicate only a small sample of what Festival Napa Valley has to offer–check out all the events here!

Festival Tips

Take in a Reception During Festival Napa Valley
Since the agenda can get pretty overwhelming, Festival Napa Valley offers a handful of tips to keep guests and visitors on track for their best Festival experience. First, there are dress codes –during the day, "Napa Style" is suggested, like summer-weight slacks and button-downs for men, and vineyard-sensible footwear for both men and women. In the evenings, glamour is the way to go! But don't forget layers–out here, it's quite hot during summer days, but can get downright chilly at night! Guests should also plan to arrive at least half an hour before a performance or event is scheduled to start, to leave plenty of time to get there and find your seat ahead of time–parking can get tricky. Most importantly, be safe–there are plenty of ways to get to and from receptions and tastings, and here at SENZA Hotel we are more than happy to help you and your group arrange transportation.

Tickets and Ticket Packages

Dining During Festival Napa Valley
While quite a few events at Festival Napa Valley are free or by invitation only, there are many ticketed offerings. Depending on how much you want to see and do, packages are available to fit everyone's budget and calendar.
Even free events sometimes require passes, and it's best to visit Festival Napa Valley's schedule of events and check out each performance you plan to attend to see what kind of passes are required or available to you.
Events like Taste of Napa and the Arts for All Gala typically have price ranges, as do some concerts; for Taste of Napa, passes start at $99 and go to $225. For the Gala, both single-day passes and sponsorships are available.
For those who want a special experience, Patron Passes are available, a portion of which can be used as a tax-deductible donation. Different levels are available depending on your budget and preferred experience, but all include complimentary valet parking, VIP receptions, premium seating, and concierge services. Prices range from $3,000 – $10,000 for multi-day passes, and $850 – $1,000 for single day tickets.
At SENZA Hotel, we strive to help our guests make their Napa Valley experience as unique and luxurious as our boutique hotel. Call today (707-253-0337) or visit us online to book your stay at Napa Valley's SENZA Hotel!
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