Earth Night Festival – Saturday, May 12, 2018

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Once a year, Connolly Ranch transforms into a magical farm festival with music, live performances, aerial acrobatics, theater, stargazing, guided hikes, yoga & meditation, spa treatment wellness center, animal tours, farm activities and more!


4:30 Opening Circle – Wellness Zone

4:45 Short Play #1 – Garden Theater

5:00 Aerial Performances – Main Stage

5:15 Yoga Class #1 – Wellness Zone

5:15 Guided Hike #1 – Trail Head

5:30 Band #1 (Collective Movement) – Main Stage

5:45 Short Play #2 – Garden Theater

6:30 Dance and Aerial Performances – Main Stage

6:45 Short Play #3 – Garden Theater

7:00 Farm Animal Parade – Barn to Grove & back

7:15 Guided Hike #2 – Trail Head

7:15 Yoga Class #2 – Wellness Zone

7:30 Band #2 (Earth Night Band) – Main Stage

8:45 Aerial and Fire Performances – Main Stage

9:00 DJ (Boca Negra) – Main Stage

KIDS FARMFEST (Childcare) 5-7PM

Ongoing Activities


Animal Visits

Yoga Classes

Spa Treatments

Chair Massage $

Face Painting $

Photo ‘Booth’



Aerial Silks Private Lessons $

Nature Crafts

Food Trucks in the Food Court $

Beer and Wine on the Patio $

Cornhole in the Grove

Raffle Sales $

Performances by: 
Audra’s Fire Rhythm, Wine Country Aerials, World Beat Dance Collective, DJ Boca Negra, Live music by Collective Movement and The Earth Night Band (David Hight, John Hannaford, Liz Fanora Jones, Matt Chan, Michael Meredith, Robert Sherman, Sarah Madsen), Napa Valley Players theater group

Activities by:
Dharma Movement Arts, Land Trust of Napa County, Resource Conservation District, Wine Country Star Gazing

Wine and Beer: 
FARM Napa Valley, Free Flow Wines, Campesino Cellars, C Jude Wine, Renteria Wines, Scarpetta, Lagunitas Brewing Company and more.

Other Beverages:
Triad Bevs (water kefir and kombucha flavored with farm-fresh fruit vinegars), Teeny Tiny Coffee Company.

Mark’s The Spot Fine Food, Platanito’s Latin Cuisine, Model Bakery, The Bejkr, and a gourmet bake sale courtesy of our Earthlings Outdoor Playschool families!

What can you do at Earth Night?
Hug a goat
Fly like a Faerie
Get dirty in the garden
Hike in nature
Parade like an animal
Find wellness with the yogis
Dance in the grove
Experience live theater
Gaze at the stars
Bring your kids or just be a kid!

Everyone is invited to join us in a one-of-a-kind farm festival for a cause!

Just a short drive from downtown Napa, Connolly Ranch Education Center is home to 86 animals, three barns, a greenhouse and a beautiful education garden.

Each year, Connolly Ranch welcomes 10,000 visitors and 85% are children and families joining through free events, field trips, scholarships and subsidized programs. All Earth Night profits go towards ensuring Connolly Ranch is open and accessible for all.

What if I can’t make it, but want to support?
Consider making a donation as a sponsor or by the Farmer Thom Scholarship Fund, Sponsor an Animal, general donation or an in-kind donation to our auction or raffle. Volunteer opportunities are also available for committees, events and ranch maintenance.

How is it possible?
All performers, musicians, practitioners, artists, photographers, stargazing and hiking guides, overflow parking, various professionals, wine, beer, bakery goods and media support have been donated by members of the community who support Connolly Ranch and our mission. Earth Night is truly a community effort. Please visit our website to see the ever growing list of donors, sponsors and volunteers.

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How do I sign up? Scroll or click below!

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Paid Additions:
FarmFest for Kids (Onsite Drop-off Program):
Childcare in the chicken barn! Space is limited.
5:00-7:00 pm – $20/ $25 @Door
Take a little time to eat and catch up with friends and still have plenty of time to enjoy music and fun with the whole family after you pick them up. (must be 3 and potty-trained) Pre-registration is recommended as FarmFest will likely sell out.

Private Aerial Silks Mini Lesson – $15 
One-on-one mini-lesson with a trained Aerial Silks teacher in the beautiful grove at Connolly Ranch. Must pre-register for specific time.

Facepainting – $5-20

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With your help, our 2017 Earth Night raised more than $28,000!

What did it take?
175 Volunteers, donors, sponsors
800 Guests
1000 Hours by volunteers and performers

Thank you for joining us for our 3rd annual Earth Night, a springtime festival and fundraiser celebrating arts, music, movement and nature on Saturday, April 22.

Activities included with ticket price:

  • Hands-on visits with our animals
  • Zen Lot wellness center: mindfulness, meditation, aromatherapy and yoga for the whole family
  • Nature Hikes led by Land Trust of Napa County
  • Garden projects with UC Master Gardeners
  • Wand making station
  • Cornhole and scavenger hunt
  • Telescope stargazing by Wine Country Stargazing
  • Photo shoot session with Classic Photography
  • Music by Howell Mountain Boys, Earth Night Band and DJ Boca
  • Amazing performances: aerial silks, hoop dance, world beat dance and belly dancing with fire!
  • Live art demo

Available for purchase:

  • Wine, beer & coffee
    * Happy Hour specials from 5-7 pm
  • Food Trucks and Connolly Ranch “grab-and-go” snack shack
  • FarmFest for Kids: 2-hour program with animals, yoga, games, art activities and picnic (limited space)
  • Tie dying
  • Facepainting
  • Aerial silks lesson (limited space)
  • Raffle

Following Napa’s downtown Earth Day festivities, Earth Night is the after party you won’t want to miss! This unique spring farmfest will help us continue our mission of connecting people to nature with an evening of fun for all ages!


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Meteor Vineyards, LLC
The Doctors Company

Granny Thacher
Gasser Foundation
Van Winden’s Garden Center
Napa Pediatric Dentistry
Browns Valley Dental
Wilson’s Feed & Supply

Napa Valley Marketplace Magazine
Napa Valley Kid
KVYN – Bob St.Laurent
KVON – Ira C.Smith

Classic Photography

Electric Mayhem Productions
FARM Napa Valley
Sound Image Productions
Upstage Productions

Artimus Seal
Billy Seal
Kace O’d
Mike Lojacono
Ryan Snyder

Bleeding Heart Bellydance – Jeannette Fradella, Kelly Winkle & Leslie Lew
DJ Boca – Rivelino Dos Santos
Earth Night Band – John Hannaford, Liz Fanora Jones, Matt Chan, Michael Meredith, Robert Sherman & Sarah Shin-Madsen
Howell Mountain Boys
Land Trust of Napa County – Erin Erickson
UC Master Gardeners of Napa County – David Layland, Helen Bergin & Jane Slattery
Wine Country Aerials – Abby Brooks, Emily Danner, Hylah Egeland, Megan Palagi & Michelle Domingo
Wine Country Star Gazing – Michael McKeown & Mike Johnston
World Beat Dance Collective – Cara Mae Wooledge, Elsa Seal, Hylah Egeland, Remi Cohen & Sara Featherstone
Zen Lot – Amy Arntz, Brenda Moran, Jennifer Heminger, Lindsey Taylor & Lori Melancon

Barrio Marin
Ca’Momi Enoteca
Mark’s The Spot Fine Food
American Canyon High School Culinary Class
Annette’s Chocolates
Chipotle Mexican Food
Earthlings Outdoor Playschool parents
The Model Bakery
Campesino Cellars
Expression Wines
FARM Napa Valley
Four Cairn
Gauge Wines
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Kelly Family Vineyards
Napa Green Certified Wines
Prime Solum
Renteria Wines
Teeny Tiny Coffee Company
EECNC – Water Bar

Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
Carpe Diem Wine Bar
di Rosa Preserve
D’vorah J. Grenn
Enjoy Napa Valley Kayak Rentals & Tours
Festival Napa Valley
Galileo Learning
Julie Henry
Jump Highway
Makai Swim School
Napa Valley Paddle
Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater
Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley
Teeny Tiny Coffee Company
Wine Country Aerials
Wine Country CrossFit
Worm Endings Unlimited

Gretchen Jensen
Griselda Ceja
Karla Coleman
Kristin Miller
Laurie Nigliazzo
Per Casey
Samantha Hanson

Alex Calero
Alexandra Perts
Antonio Arcadi
Bob Gligorea
Bridget Mancini
Carl & Leona Rice
Christina Rosenberg
Daisy Zamora
David Wolking
Devin Lamb
Doug Marx
Elaine Knight
Gil Egeland
Isabel Martin
Jena Bradley
Karla & Jay Coleman
Kay & Ron O’Neal
Kim Matthews
Kristin Anderson
Lana Manglallan
Laura Stark
Maren & Erika Goebert
Martha Pastcan
Melissa Cervantes
Mitch von Putkammer
Nick Williams
Peggy, Rose, Jean-Philippe, & Sebastien Bolle
Rachel Halleib
Robin Hargrove
Sara & Makoa Takahashi
Sara, Paulo, & Mariana Vietti
Sarah Willis Elicker
Shawn Mabry
Sumie & Jeanie Zook
Terra & Cadence Pepper
Tira Hepker
Violet Awwad
Pat Costello
Josh Stokes

Beronika Zelaya
Beth Sandefur
Emily Newman
Hylah Egeland
Jennifer Fotherby
Jesse Risinger
Josh Seitchik
Joshua Platt
Kali Hall
Katie Hackett
Kim Duimstra
Natalie Knight
Thom Arcadi
Tracy McDaniels

And a few special THANK YOU’S:
*To Michele and John Truchard and FARM Napa Valley for maintaining our parking lot year after year, and opening their field for overflow parking during our events. We couldn’t do it without them!

*To Julie Henry and Rodger Collinson for handcrafting this gorgeous, one-of-kind 12-foot bar for Connolly Ranch to use at Earth Night and other special events! (put picture).

*To the Kelly family for letting our Earth Night VIP winners from Dinner at the Ranch relax and reside in your Airstream trailer for the night. It was perfect!

If you are interested in joining us as one of our amazing sponsors for any of our events contact Jennifer Fotherby at jennifer at

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Connolly Ranch hosted  a successful 2nd annual Earth Night, a springtime festival and fundraiser celebrating arts, music, movement and nature on Saturday, April 23 with special thanks to everyone listed below!

800+ guests had a wonderful time and $26,000 was raised to support our field trip program and scholarship fund. Live bands on a state-of-the art sound system, aerial and fire spinning performances, free movement classes, recycled art and nature craft activities, happy hour, food trucks, delicious local wine, an eco-bazaar, raffle, farm tours, moonlit nature hikes, telescope for stargazing, onsite childcare and more made it a fun time under the sun and stars!

Following Napa’s downtown Earth Day festivities, Earth Night was the after party you didn’t want to miss! And in the spirit of the event, 800+ guests generated generated less than one regular size trash can of trash, 85 percent of everything else was compostable, 10 percent recycled (mostly wine bottles), and 5 (or less) percent landfill.

For fun updates and photos, check and tag on our Facebook page.

2016 Earth Night Sponsors - imageMindful Assets  Browns Valley Dental   Napa Pediatric Dentistry   

The Doctors Company
Delicate Productions
Accurate Staging
Van Wynden’s Garden Center
Syar Industries
Napa Green/Napa Vintners
Trinity Oaks Vineyard
Marketplace Magazine
Browns Valley Dental
Napa Pediatric Dentistry
Mindful Assets
Bleeding Heart Bellydance of Napa
Fire Fleye
Lilea Duran Hoopdance
Integrative Healing
Wine Country Aerials
World Beat Dance Collective
Ari Eisenberg, Anthony Capetto, Tommy Bailey
Dan Martin and the Noma Rocksteady Band
The Earth Night Band:
Alphonse Meredith
David Hight
Liz Fanora Jones
Mathew Chan
Robert Sherman
Sarah Shin-Madsen
Coffee and Lilacs
Face Painting By Cynthia
Sonia Lub
Bob St Laurent
Classic Photography
Julie Bickler Henry
Land Trust of Napa County
Megan Rose
Site Glass Theater Company
UC Master Gardeners of Napa County
Vonsaal Design Build
Wine Country Stargazing
Dave Briggs/Napa County
Rob Mondavi
John and Michele Truchard
Griselda Ceja
Artimus Seal
Billy Seal
George Edwards
John DelRio
Kace O’d
Laurie Nigliazzo
Mike Lojacono
Ryan C. Snyder
Stuart Atkinsen
Barrio Marin
Marks the Spot
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Napa Green land/winery
Trinity Oaks
Teeny Tiny Coffee Company
ABC Bakery
Batter and Bliss
Whole Foods Market
Coffee and Lilacs
Guy Brookshire
Julie Henry
Blossom Precision Chiropractic
High Water Stand Up Paddle
Makai Swim School
Shotokan Karate
Wine Country Aerials
Wine Country Crossfit
Napa School of Music
Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater
Uptown Theater
Connolly Ranch
Enjoy Napa Valley
Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District
Worm Endings Unlimited
Alexandra Jungk
Anna Ridder
Laila Elgazzar
Antonio Arcadi
Antonio de Lilla
Brandon Griffin
Carl Rice
Carter Franklin
Charr Cook
Christina Rosenberger
Christine Chapdelaine
Cole Letourneau
Daisy Corona
Dakota Odea
Dawn Lenz
Eric Houghton
Erika Goebert
Gil Egeland
Helen Bergin
Hope Scott & Aurora
Howard Cohen
Ilaan Egeland
Marcello Egeland
Janet Kuhn
Jena Bradley
Jesse Risinger
Julie & Viola Foss
Kaitlin O’Brien
Kamryn McDaniels
Karla Martinez
Kathleen Deyling
Laura Stark
Lena Berg
Leona Rice
Leslie Hill
Maddie Duimstra
Maren Goebert
Mckenna Giardine
Michelle Domingo
Mikey Kelly
Monika & Klara Thill
Nick Williams
Peggy, Jean-Phillipe, Sebastien & Rose Bolle
Rachael Hobernicht
Rhonda Gardener & Millie
Robin Hargrove
Sara Takahashi
Stacey, Teddy, Tommy Eichner
Emily Newman
Jennifer Fotherby
Josh Seitchik
Joshua Platt
Kim Duimstra
Karen Kelly
Lori Stelling
Natalie Knight
Andrea Johnston
Tracy McDaniel

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Earth Night 2015

Big THANK YOU to Darla from Classic Photography.
Big THANK YOU to photographers Lily Ann Page and Alex Brookhouse. And, please email ( your photos if you want them included.

right panel front logoThank  you for joining us on April 25 for a magical evening at Connolly Ranch. We hope you had as much fun as we did at our inaugural Earth Night event – and thanks to you, we raised more than $15,000 in support of Connolly Ranch’s environment education programs.

More than 500 people attended and enjoyed live music, dancing, animal tours, fire dancing, free yoga and movement classes, aerial acrobatics, recycled art installations, dance performances, moonlit nature hikes, telescope for stargazing…it was an ambitious endeavor for a first year, but with support from our staff, volunteers, guests, performers, donors, partners and sponsors, we did it! Together, we introduced many new people to Connolly Ranch and raised significant funds to support subsidized field trips, our scholarship program and free community events.

Want to relive the night?! Check out the start of our Earth Night photo gallery here (and please send yours to include!) and find your Farm Photo Booth pictures here.

Animal tours
Garden tours and activities by UC Master Gardeners
Herbal sachet making with Napa Organics
Old fashioned photo booth by Classic Photography
Plant sale
Recycled art “Farm Animal” installation
Wine and beer available for purchase
Food by Ring of Fire Food Truck and Vitality by Fiorella

5:00 – 6:30 Happy Hour specials
5:00 – Music by Afrofunk Experience
6:15 – Performance by World Beat Dance Collective 
and friends:
   Wine Country Aerials
Napa Hoopers
6:30 – Movement classes:
Yoga by Jennifer Heminger
Class by Dailey Method Napa
7:00 – Telescope viewing with Wine Country Stargazing
7:15 – Music by Howell Mountain Boys
8:15 – Aerial Silks by Wine Country Aerials
8:30 – Raffle Winners Announced
8:45 – Fire Dancing Performance by FireFleye
9:00 – Guided Moonlit Night Hike
9:00 – 10:00 Music by Earth Night Band

Onsite childcare is available (must be potty trained). Kids will spend time with our animals, enjoy seasonal crafts and explore the farm under the care of our skilled staff. Only $10 per hour!

Come for our new spring farmfest and help us continue our mission of connecting kids and families to nature with an evening of fun for all ages!

Last but certainly not least, we want to give a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the event possible.

Thank you to the wonderful entertainers and individuals who shared their talents with everyone at Earth Night: Afrofunk ExperienceClassic PhotographyDailey Method NapaFirefleyeJennifer Heminger/Integrative HealingHowell Mountain BoysNapa OrganicsUC Master GardenersWine Country AerialsWine Country Stargazing and World Beat Dance Collective. A special thank you to the artists who came together for this special evening to create the Earth Night BandJohnny SmithSarah MadsenRobert ShermanLiz Fanora Jones, David Hight, Chris Cappeto, John Hannaford.

Thanks to our generous raffle donors for their contributions: Acupuncture Clinic of NapaBlossom Precision ChiropracticCameo CinemaCentered VisionCliff Lede VineyardsDailey MethodDara WeynaEco Polish BoutiqueGrace’s TableHimalayan Sherpa KitchenLagunitas Brewing CompanyNapa Valley ApothecaryNoggle GardensNorman Rose/Azzurro PizzariaNapa Valley AloftPure BarreRev YogaHigh Water Stand Up PaddleSumbodyThe ThomasVelo Pizzeria, Wilson’s Feed, Wine Country Aerials and Wine Country Crossfit.

Thanks to our staff and volunteers who worked so hard to bring this grand idea to fruition:

In addition to those already listed above for their part in making Earth Night an event to remember, thank you to our partners and sponsors for their generous contributions: Bonnie Buss Events, Campasino CellarsDelicate ProductionsThe Doctors CompanyFarm Napa ValleyGrgrich Hills Estate, John Anthony and Michele Truchard, The Model BakeryRenteria WinesVitality By Fiorella Butron and Von Saal Design Build.

Together, we introduced many new people to Connolly Ranch and raised significant funds to support subsidized field trips, scholarship program and free community events. Thank you!

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