California’s wine country is vast – whether you find yourself in the iconic Napa Valley or down on the Central Coast, there’s always something great to do. Take a look at some of the events we have our eyes on for this weekend.
DO NAPA CULINARY CRAWL
Thursday, February 21st, 5PM – 8PM
Various Locations | Napa, CA
We know that technically Thursday isn’t part of the weekend, but this event is a great excuse to kick it off early. If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to explore some of Downtown Napa’s best culinary destinations, there’s no better way than by joining in on the Do Napa Culinary Crawl. Walk, taste, and sip your way through three different destinations, led by a knowledgable guide who will ensure your experience is a great one. Advance tickets are $40 each, which includes specially-prepared bites at each stop paired with exclusive drink specials.
NAPA CRAFT BEER & SPIRITS FESTIVAL
Saturday, February 23rd, 2PM – 4:30PM
Blue Note Napa | 1030 Main Street, Napa, CA
If you need a break from wine, you’re in luck: the Napa Craft Beer & Spirits Festival is in town, ready to wet your whistle with 35+ breweries, distillers, and cideries. This one-day event will offer ticket holders an opportunity to sample this season’s newest craft beers, ciders, and spirits along with great food, live music, and fun games. Both general admission and various levels of VIP tickets are available for purchase online.
SONOMA WINE COUNTRY
Saturday, February 23rd, 5PM
Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building | 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with traditional lion dancing, a parade featuring a 250-foot dragon, and traditional holiday food. Fun for the whole family! Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children and include a buffet dinner.
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER
Saturday, February 23rd, 7PM
Charlie’s Restaurant | 1320 19th Hole Drive, Windsor, CA
Get a Clue Productions presents “The Spy Who Killed Me.” Join Secret Agent Evelyn Wagner as he dodges deadly assassins, out-wits dangerous spies, and tries to find “The Item.” Solve the Crime while you dine! Feast on an amazing three course dinner at your own private table while trying to figure out who killed who and how! Prizes awarded to the top three tables.
February 1st – February 28th
Various Locations | Santa Rosa, CA
While the FeBREWary celebration may have started in the beginning of the month, it’s definitely not too late to join in on the fun! Santa Rosa breweries and Visit Santa Rosa have collaborated to create the Santa Rosa Beer Passport, your guide to explore the world class craft beer scene in Santa Rosa. Pick up your passport and take it with you to each of the participating breweries for a stamp; receive at least nine to receive a prize! Even better, you’ll get a chance to experience local beers from Henhouse Brewing Company, Third Street Aleworks, Shady Oak Barrel House, and more.
CALIFORNIA’S CENTRAL COAST WINE COUNTRY
February 23rd – February 24th
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk | Santa Cruz, CA
Attention chowder lovers! Taste the best at the 38th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off, held on Santa Cruz’s famed beach boardwalk. Sample chowder from amateur chefs on Saturday, followed by professional chefs on Sunday. Both days feature Boston and Manhattan Clam Chowder, and you can help pick a winner each day. Tasting kit proceeds benefit Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation.