Celebrate our Nation’s Birthday in Vintage Napa Valley Style

Looking for something incredible to do this 4th of July? Here are 10 reasons why planning a day trip to Calistoga for the Napa County Fair & Fireworks will make this year the best celebration ever.

#10 Gala a’Fair Preview Party, July 3

Be the first to see the unveiling of the Best of Show honors for all of the exhibits entered into this year’s Napa County Fair & Fireworks. Held on Monday, July 3 at 5:30 p.m., the Gala a’Fair is an evening of mingling, sipping on sparkling wines, enjoying Napa fare appetizers, and perusing the incredible talent presented by our community. Tickets are $40 and include fair admission for the 4th of July.

#9 Delicious Napa Valley Food

Known for their celebrity chefs and exquisite cuisine, Calistoga will bring this delicious fare to the Napa County Fair. Enjoy delectable bites or indulge in traditional fair food such as corn dogs, kettle corn, and ice-cream. Wherever your foodie cravings take you, be sure to save your appetite for the Fair on the 4th.

#8 Reds, Whites & Brews

Let’s celebrate our nation’s birthday with a toast! Enjoy a plethora of fine Napa wines, sparkling wine, and a variety of beers in the Reds, Whites & Brews garden. Sponsored by Markstein Beverage, there is a chilled adult beverage waiting for you.

#7 Chef Demonstrations

In addition to the incredible line-up of entertainment during the Napa County Fair, a few of our re-known local chefs will be sharing recipes, tips, and behind the scene secrets to being a top chef. Fan-favorite Kara’s Cupcakes returns again this year, with the line-up including executive chef Colin Curtis of Brannan’s, Rick Pielstick of Calistoga Motor Lodge & Spa, and more. Check out the Chef Demonstrations online for details of who, when, and where at CelebrateNapaValley.org/fair.

#6 Live Music

What better way to keep the party going than live music throughout the day and night. Enjoy live music on three different stages. Playing on the Center Stage will be rock enthusiasts The Jimmy Smith Band and the Mark Larson Band. The Grove features Lake County Diamonds, Michael Thomas Band, and Noema. And in the Grandstands just before the fireworks will be The Wiz Kid, “Northern California’s most awesome cover band!”

#5 Kid Kountry

Great for kids of all ages, where guests can partake in the All American Contests of watermelon eating, gunny sack races, a giant twister game and more. Let the kids wonder through Kids Town America to play on the wall of music and learn about being a farmer. Expect rides, games, and something for everyone in Kid Kountry.

#4 FREE Contests & Games Galore

It just wouldn’t be an All American holiday without free contests and games. Team up with dad to hand churn ice-cream and take part in our giant lawn games of scrabble, checkers, chess, and ker-plunk.

#3 Unlimited Carnival Rides included in admission

Enjoy a full day of carnival fun with unlimited rides included in your Fair Admission. That’s right, extra costs for wristbands or tickets. Spin, twist, and twirl on every ride all day long for one price.

#2 Hometown Vintage Parade

Kick off your day by dressing up in red, white and blue for the annual Calistoga 4th of July Parade held downtown at 11 am. This parade offers vintage treasures, extravagant floats, dancing horses, marching bands, and special entries by local groups, bands, and businesses. Come down and wave your flags along the charming Calistoga streets for an unforgettable celebration.

#1 Best Fireworks in the Valley

A grand finale to a memorable day is best suited for the Napa County Fair & Firework’s Concert in the Sky. At dark guests will have front row seats to the best fireworks show in the valley. Snuggle with a loved one or group up with a friends for a choreographed show of fireworks and music.

Admission fees for the Napa County Fair & Fireworks on July 4th are $25 general (ages 13-64 years), $20 youth (ages 6-12 years) and seniors (65+), and free for children under age 5 when accompanied by a paying adult. SAVE $5 off admission when you purchase your tickets in advance online.


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Make this Fourth of July celebration extra special by visiting the Napa County Fair & Fireworks in Calistoga! Festivities begin at 11 a.m. for the annual Parade through downtown, the gates will open at noon for the Napa County Fair & Fireworks, where fairgoers will enjoy a thrilling carnival, live music, local arts and crafts, contests, and more and all included in the price of admission. Tickets are on sale now at www.CelebrateNapaValley.org/fair. See you in Calistoga on July 4th!