Napa’s One-Stop Destination for Food and Wine Also Offers Music, Arts, and
Napa, CA – The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia,
the ultimate Napa Valley destination for exploring, experiencing, and enjoying the
world of food and wine, has packed its summer and fall schedule with an array of
music, arts, shopping, and dining events for every taste and price point. CIA at
Copia’s community events are an addition to its regularly scheduled cooking classes
and wine tastings.
Community events kick off at The CIA at Copia on Saturday, August
19, with a free outdoor concert in the beautiful Jackson Family Wines Amphitheater.
Additional events will run throughout the year, with more being added monthly. Below are The CIA at Copia events scheduled through October.
Concerts in the Jackson
Family Wines Amphitheater
Aqua Velvets—Saturday, Aug. 19, 2–5 p.m. (free for all ages)
Willie K—Saturday, Sept. 16, 6–8 p.m. ($35 per person)
Candela—Saturday, Sept. 30, 5–8 p.m. (free for all ages)
Ciderfest, featuring free live music and ticketed cider tastings
from producers across the United States—Sunday, Sept. 3, noon–5 p.m. ($35 for 10
Beer Dinner with Mad Fritz Brewing
Co., featuring bluegrass music, appetizers, and a family-style meal with
beer pairings—Tuesday, Oct. 3, 6–9 p.m. ($95 per person)
Oktoberfest, featuring free live music, Bavarian food and drink,
and great times—Saturday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. (priced per tasting)
Shakespeare in the Park—Shakespeare Napa Valley
presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream
- Friday, Sept. 22, 7–9 p.m. (free)
- Saturday, Sept. 23, 7–9 p.m. (free)
- Sunday, Sept. 24, 7–9 p.m. (free)
Wine Country Women of Napa Valley,
a special pre-release reception and panel discussion for the new book, Wine Country Women of Napa Valley, with author
Michelle Mandro and more than 50 of the women included in the book—Sunday, Sept.
24, 4–6:30 p.m. ($35 per person)
The Store at CIA Copia
Fleur Candle & Amanda Wright Pottery Trunk Show—Saturday, Sept. 16, noon–4 p.m.
Additional events will be announced soon, including a series
of author events and seasonal sales events. The full calendar of upcoming events can be viewed on the CIA at
More Activities at CIA
In addition to attending classes and demos, visitors will find much to do at The CIA at Copia, including daily wine tasting in the Tasting Showcase, dining, book signings, and browsing culinary and wine collections. Shoppers won’t want to miss
The Store at CIA Copia, featuring an extensive collection of cookbooks by CIA faculty,
alumni, and guest chefs, as well as artisanal food products, cookware, glassware,
one-of-a-kind pottery, and more. The Restaurant at CIA Copia is a destination for innovative, market-based, globally inspired, California cuisine that pairs perfectly with Napa Valley wines and craft cocktails. Throughout the property, guests will find culinary artifacts, museum collections, and one-of-a-kind sculptures, which are open to the public and can be viewed at no charge. The Chuck Williams Culinary
Arts Museum and a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen are slated to open in early
The CIA at Copia is also the ideal location for private food and
wine events, from an intimate wedding in the amphitheater to a cocktail reception
in the atrium, or an industry conference that commands the entire building.
Photo Caption and Hi-Res Image:
Concerts in the Jackson Family Wines Amphitheater are among
the arts and entertainment programming at The Culinary Institute of America at
Copia this fall. (Photo credit: Victor M.
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About The Culinary Institute of America
Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary
college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent,
not-for-profit CIA offers bachelor’s degree majors in management, culinary science,
and applied food studies; associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry
arts; and executive education through its Food Business School. The college also
offers certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences
and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry, and
its worldwide network of 49,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the
food business. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.
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