Community Events

Third Thursdays @ 5 Featuring Rumbache

Third Thursday @ 5

 Rumbache has established themselves as one of the hottest Bay Area salsa bands. Fusing salsa, timba and bomba they provide a hard-hitting style of playing. Rumbache mixes it up with classic contemporary Cuban and salsa and their own fresh originals.

 Meet up after work and start the weekend a little early at Napa's newest concert series. Pack a picnic or pick up a meal to go from Oxbow Market. Picnic tables are available on a first come basis or there's plenty of room for picnic blankets and beach chairs.


NAPA Lighted Art Festival - January 12-20, 2019

Napa Lighted Art Festival - Art After Dark

Light becomes art in this unique lighted art walk. Ten to fifteen original art works are installed throughout downtown Napa and the Oxbow District. The festival supports innovative techniques using light and light technologies as a growing art medium. The spirit of the festival embodies an innovative, inspiring and imaginative collection of artwork for the whole community to enjoy.

The Call For Artists is officially open. Click Here to submit your creative idea.

Community Yard Sale - September 8, 2018

Each year The City of Napa, Parks and Recreation Department, the Recycling Division, and Napa Recycling and Waste Services (NRWS) designates a date for families who want to participate and hold their own garage sales or yard sales. This year’s City-wide Community Yard Sale will be held at homes throughout Napa on Saturday, September 8, 2018 with many homes open on Sunday too.

Whether you’re a buyer, a seller or both, the Napa Citywide Community Yard Sale is a fun community event that brings neighbors together for a purpose and reduces Napa’s environmental impact.  Register today! Code #10990. The last day to register is Friday, August 24!

Arbor Day - September 22, 2018

The City of Napa is a Tree City USA. To maintain this status the City celebrates Arbor Day by planting trees in the community. This year's 29th annual Arbor Day celebration will be held a Kennedy Park on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The event will take place on National Public Lands Day, a nationwide event where people can volunteer their time to restore public lands. The focus will be to plant trees in areas that experience heavy recreational use, have had trees removed and there is need for additional shade. Tree types that are better suited to the Napa climate will be planted that day. We will be planting over 60 new trees in the park and are encouraging volunteers of all ages to come out and help us celebrate by planting a tree. The event will be held from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. 

For more information, contact our volunteer coordinator at 707-257-9960. We hope to see you there!

Bike Your Park Day - September 29, 2018Bike Your Park Day

Explore the Railroad Arts District or Skyline Park by bicycle with Parks and Recreation and the Napa County Bike Coalition on Bike Your Park Day, September 29, 2018. Beginner and experienced bicyclists are welcome. The rides start and finish at Kennedy Park. The 9 mile Vine Trail ride will go through the Railroad Arts District to see the new murals and then on to Fuller Park to learn about its amazing history. A 6-7 mile alternative route will be provided for mountain bikers wishing to experience the trails in Skyline Park.
Make sure to bring be sure to bring a water bottle. Helmets are required on all rides and children under the age of 14 should be accompanied by an adult. Lunch will be provided to all participants at the end of the ride.

Please register in advance here: http://bit.ly/BikeYourParkDayNapa

OxBOO Fall Festival - October 27, 2018
Kids dressed in Halloween costumes.

OxBOO - An afternoon of community fun for the family! 

Coffin Races
Gather a team, build a car and enter to win the Coffin Races! The race course is between the flood gates on McKinstry Street. Teams consist of five people with four pushing and one riding. Race tip: the rider is "dead weight" keep it light. Check in will be at 11AM and the races start at Noon. Register through Parks and Recreation at www.cityofnapa.org/events

Pumpkin Races
Decorate a pumpkin, put wheels on it and roll it down a hill! $25 registration includes a race kit with 2 axles, 4 wheels and directions on how to create your race car. Pumpkins only in this race. Cheaters will be dispatched by the Mallet-O-Justice! Register at cityofnapa.org/parksandrec and use activity code #11954. 

An orchestra playing in front of a crowd.TubaChristmas - December 1, 2018

Start the holidays with a free concert that's becoming a Napa tradition. TubaChristmas celebrates those who play, teach, and compose music for instruments in the tuba family. It will be held at Veteran's Memorial Park on Satruday, December 1 from 2-4 pm.This free Christmas concert features traditional standards and some new arrangements. "You may be thinking Oompah Band but the result of all these brass instruments is a sound much closer to a rich pipe organ" says Conductor Alan Parks. 

Any musician can play in a TubaChristmas as long as it's an instrument in the tuba family (conical bore). Musicians interested in playing can register using activity code #11953.
Napa Lights The Valley - 4th of July CelebrationThe Fourth of July celebration at Oxbow Commons features family entertainment all day and comes to a raucous close with a booming firework show. Sample a variety of cuisine as you stroll down McKinstry Street where a wide selection of food, and beverages will be featured. Parking is available just steps away in Downtown and at the old Cinedome lot. Free bike valet available at the festival. 

Please Note: Due to the large crowds and noise only service animals will be allowed into the festival venue.