SpringFest, SummerFest, AutumnFest, WinterFest Holidays, and WinterFest celebrate the seasons in Temecula, CA. The wonderful destination filled with old fashioned charm and wineries galore, provides unique home-spun events that redefine hospitality. If you've never visited Temecula, there are many reasons and seasons to do so. Some of the all time favorites include the Big Bluegrass Festival (all free), and the Wine & Balloon Festival at Skinner Lake that charges a fee. See events for more California cities
SpringFest March 1 to May 31, 2011
Temecula Valley awakens in spring. Wildflowers bloom, lilacs blossom, and grapevines' plump green buds thrive. Genuinely inspired events provide vibrant fun and excitement.
World of Wine Weekend (March 5-6) includes self-guided tour to 30+ wineries, exclusive samplings of worldwide varietals made in unique, Temecula style; plus food pairings.
Old Town Temecula Spring Rod Run (March 11-12) includes 100s of pre-1974 vehicles for 'Friday Night Cruise' and 'Saturday Show and Shine.'
Old Town Temecula Bluegrass Festival (March 18-19-20) has concerts on Old Town streets and at Old Town Temecula Community Theater.
Chocolate Decadence (April 1) and Pechanga Wine Festival (April 2) pair wines from California and beyond with chocolate treats and other savory offerings.
The Temecula Wine & Music Festival (April 30), brings pop, jazz, rhythm-n-blues, and tasting of award-winning, local wines to Vail Lake Resort.
Old Town Temecula Western Days (May 21-22) includes Old West characters, music, trick ropers, high-noon Bank robbery, and International Chili Society Cookoff.
SummerFest 2011, June 1 to Labor Day
Cooling ocean influences make for warm, sunny, summer days and cooler nights in Temecula Valley. Every night is a great night for a casual, summertime rendezvous with friends and family.
Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival (June 3-4-5) includes Balloon Glows and mass Balloon Lift-Offs, award-winning wine tasting, and live headline and musical entertainment.
Old Town Temecula Street Painting & Plein Air Festival (June 24-25-26) includes Black and White at Night, vibrant murals on asphalt, traditional painting on canvas, and music.
The Old Town Temecula Star Spangled 4th of July Parade is followed at night by a Fireworks Extravaganza.
Old Town Temecula Hot Summer Nights (July 8-15-22-29, August 5-12-19-26, September 2) have live bands playing throughout the popular, 12-block district and visitors tasting in Old Town's wine bars and dining in its restaurants.
AutumnFest 2011, Labor Day to Thanksgiving Day
With golden sunny days, nowhere else in Southern California can autumn's abundance be experienced as it can in Temecula Valley. As the weather cools, vineyard leaves change colors: turning gold, red, brown.
California Wine Month - Temecula style! (September 1-30) Tour, taste, dine, picnic, and enjoy special harvest events plus a special SIP passport.
Old Town Temecula Outdoor Quilt Show (October 1) turns the hip and historic district colorful with hundreds of quilts and thousands of yards of fabric.
Old Town Temecula Fall Rod Run (October 7-8) brings 100s of classic pre-1974 vehicles and 1,000s of automotive enthusiasts together for 'Friday Night Cruise' and 'Saturday Show and Shine.'
Harvest Celebration Barrel Tasting Weekend (November 5-6) provides food pairings with exclusive, barrel and tank samplings of finished and unfinished wines not available to the public.
WinterFest Holidays 2011, November 25 to New Year's Day
With a chill in the air and vineyards dormant for winter rest, Temecula Valley sparkles with twinkling lights and is warm with festive cheer. Families and friends come together to share new traditions and the genuine spirit of the season.
Twinkle of Holiday Lights (November 25 to January 1) Tens of thousands of lights shining nightly create fascination in Old Town Temecula and Temecula Valley Wine Country.
Holiday Ice-Skating Rink on Town Square (November 25 to January 1) With wonderful, wintry chill, friends and families take a spin at the coolest place in town.
The Nutcracker (November 25-26-27 and December 13-14-17-18-19-20-21-22-23), beloved holiday ballet, graces the Old Town Temecula Community Theater.
Santa's Arrival in Old Town Temecula (November 25) by horse-drawn carriage is heralded by carolers.
A Christmas Carol (December 1-3-4-8-9-10-11), the uplifting tale of Scrooge's transformation and goodwill, takes to the stage at Old Town Temecula Community Theater.
Santa's Electric Light Parade (December 2), an illuminated, nighttime procession, travels through Old Town Temecula.
Great Temecula Grape Drop, New Year's Eve (December 31) in Town Square features an illuminated grape bunch 8 feet tall by 4 feet wide; countdowns: 9pm and midnight.
2012 EVENTS IN TEMECULA
WinterFest January-February 2012, New Year's Day to February 29
Mostly sunny days make for panoramic views of snow-capped mountains. Early mornings are cool;days tend to warm by noon. This is an ideal time for experiencing the unique synergy of people and place, and the sunny spirit and inviting nature of Temecula Valley.
California Restaurant Month - Temecula style! (January 2-31) Savor the cuisine of talented chefs and restaurateurs with special menus. Hotels also feature discounted offers.
Romance in Temecula Valley Wine Country (February 1-29) Enjoy February activities and Valentine celebrations. Tempting romance packages make get-aways easy.
Information is believed to be accurate but is subject to change. Please call ahead for the latest details.
Provided by Temecula Conference and Visitors Bureau, VisitTemecula.org or call 888/363-2852.