If you’re looking for something special to do around Napa Valley this September, here are some events to keep on your radar. If you’re not just eating and exploring your way around St. Helena, that is.
Ciderfest at the CIA Copia. Sunday, September 3. 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
The Culinary Institute of America’s Napa location hosts their first annual ciderfest! As we enter fall, white wine-drinkers might consider turning to the ever-growing range of hard apple ciders. A $35 ticket will get you ten cider tastings and a commemorative CIA glass. A $50 “VIP” ticket gets you twelve tastings, that same special glass, 10% off the CIA retail shop, plus two food tickets. Children under the age of 18 are free to enter — there’s food available! — with a parents or guardian of legal age. Find more information here.
Shakespeare Napa Valley’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. September 8-24, various locations.
Get ready for some free Shakespeare al fresco! Shakespeare in the park is a late-summer staple for us. Bring a blanket and some snacks (though no alcohol), and cozy up to the stage. They’re bringing the show to St. Helena September 8, 9, and 10, at 7 pm, at Napa Valley College Upper Valley Campus Amphitheater. Then on the 15, 16, and 17, at 7pm, at Veteran’s Park in Yountville. They’ll be in Napa on the 22, 23, and 24, at 7pm, at the CIA at Copia Amphitheater. Learn more here.
Chicago, the Musical. September 8-24.
What a fine month for theatre! Get thee to Napa’s Lucky Penny Community Arts Center any Sunday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday across these few weeks to catch Chicago before it’s gone. Tickets start at $15 for students, $34 for seniors, and general admission for $39. Learn more over here.
There are always plenty more local options year-round here. Don’t forget to reserve your room early, and have fun!