July 16

What to Expect Day 3

Opening Sunday hits all the right notes when Neiman Marcus presents the Brunello Cucinelli Fall Collection at the incomparable Solage Calistoga. The can’t-miss event of the year, the glamorous Imaginarium Festival Gala, hosted by Wayne Brady with special performance from “O” by Cirque du Soleil, returns to Meadowood Napa Valley, raising money to fund arts education initiatives and ensure access to the arts for all.

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Neiman Marcus Presents the Brunello Cucinelli Fall Collection at Solage Calistoga
11:00 AM
Two words synonymous with style—Neiman Marcus and Solage Calistoga—come together for an afternoon of fashion, music, bubbles and bites on the resort's lush Solstice Event Lawn.

The occasion kicks off with the wondrous world of Cuban Jazz, as piano sensation Aldo Lopez Gavilán brings his unmistakable touch to the keys. Then fashion takes center stage, with models bringing Italian designer Brunello Cucinelli's Fall 2016 collection to life, revealing some of the elegant designs that have earned him the title of "King of Cashmere" (The New Yorker). Guests will have the option to purchase individual pieces or head-to-toe fall looks.

Inventive, seasonal hors d'oeuvres, prepared by the Michelin-starred culinary team at Solage, and paired with elegant wines from Eleven Eleven and Nino Franco's outstanding sparkling wines, complete this sartorial affair.
Imaginarium Festival Gala at Meadowood Napa Valley
Hosted by Wayne Brady with special performance from “O” by Cirque du Soleil
5:00 PM
The Festival Gala is in a class of its own. To date it has raised more than $4 million to support Festival Napa Valley's mission to make the arts accessible to all, funding arts programs in Napa County public schools and providing free or affordable access to exceptional performances to local residents.

Gala guests are in for a whirlwind adventure of international cirque, comedy and spirited fundraising at this year’s sensational soiree on the enchanted grounds of Meadowood Napa Valley.

Emmy Award-winning actor, singer and comedian Wayne Brady, fresh from starring in the Broadway sensation Kinky Boots, emcees in his inimitable style. Performers from the magical world of Cirque du Soleil weave in and out of the evening, treating guests to animations from their hit production, O. A multi-course feast, prepared by Meadowood's acclaimed estate chef, Alejandro Ayala, is paired with select vintages from Bounty Hunter, Darioush, Gallo Signature Series, Domaine Carneros and Twomey.

The festivities culminate with auctioneer Fritz Hatton conducting a high-energy live auction featuring a dozen once-in-a-lifetime luxury lots.