As many of you know, St. Helena dedicates the first friday of every month (for the first six months of summer) to throwing a gigantic block party with music, food, and tons of wine. It's free to roam, but you can buy a wristband and plastic glass which grants you access to taste dozens of local wines.
However, we'd advise you to skip the tastings (as you end up standing in lines to just get enough to wet your tongue). What we and most locals do is bring our own and relax at one of the music spots.
Here's Cheryl with Mike Nieman of Nieman Auto listening to a local band, 707:
It's the only place int the upper valley to rent Harley's.
Here are Cheryl and Ric partying on Adams street, while Wristrocket wails:
The guitarist on the far left is Jeff Smith, band leader and owner of Hourglass Winery.
So, you folks should head over to Main Street Saint Helena on the first friday of the summer months to devour some good eats, drink some great wine, and get down to some funky jams.
And, don't forget the best part: you can walk downtown with an open container and not get arrested!