California Festivals


Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival

May 19-21, 2023

Skinner Lake
Winchester, CA
$60-200, VIP $275-350, 

Lineup: Headliner Country artist Brad Paisley, Scotty McCreery, REO Speedwagon, John Waite, Night Ranger, Colt Ford, Moonshine Bandits, Kanan Road Band, Sara Evans, Tenille Arts, Brandon Calhoon, The English Beat, Daring Greatly, George Shingleton, Twisted Gypsy, Parade Wave, Calista Clark, The Lacs and more...

Friday: 3pm - 10pm
Saturday: 6am - 10pm
Sunday: 6am - 6pm

BALLOON LAUNCH: Saturday and Sunday launch with balloons after 8:30 p.m. approx. when weather permits

BALLOON GLOW: Friday and Saturday evening after sundown

BALLOON RIDES: Hot air balloon rides will be available and must be reserved in advance. Ride Reservations contact 1-800-965-2122

2023 Entertainment

Friday:  REO Speedwagon, John Waite, Night Ranger, Colt Ford, Moonshine Bandits, Kanan Road Band

Line up  Saturday:  Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Tenille Arts, Brandon Calhoon, The Lacs, George Shingleton, Twisted Gypsy, Parade Wave 

Sunday: Scotty McCreery, Dylan Scott, Calista Clark, Brandon Calhoon, The English Beat, Daring Greatly and more

WINE: Who's Pouring (past wineries)

Beach House Winery | Briar Rose Winery | Casa Tiene Vista Vineyard | Curry Vineyard | Coyote Oaks Winery | Emerald Creek Winery | Europa Village Wineries | LeGrange Winery | Lorenzi Estate Winery | Lorimar Winery | Mahogany Mountain Winery | Maurice Car'rie Winery | Monte de Oro Winery | Thornton Winery | Twin Oaks Winery | Van Roekel Winery | Wiens Family Cellars | Wilson Creek Winery

TEMECULA , CA The popular Balloon & Wine Festival is the biggest outdoor event of the season in Temecula, combining the region's love of wine with its popular activity, hot air ballooning. It is one of the area's longest running events featuring dawn hot air balloon launches, (weather permitting) Friday and Saturday evening balloon glows, wine tasting from over 20 premium wineries, Wine Pairing, and live concerts on several stages.

The first festival was held in 1984 and proved an instant success. There were only six wineries at the time, but the concept was enthusiastically welcomed and the rest is history, almost. The event has been held in several locations throughout its decades of existence but since it keeps growing, it is currently hosted at Skinner Lake, 37701 Warren Rd., Winchester, CA 92596.

Directions: From Interstate 15, exit EAST on Rancho California Road or Winchester Road. Watch for directional signs to Lake Skinner which is approximately 10 miles east of I-15. If you have exited on Rancho California Road, you will go through the beautiful Temecula Wine County and the lake is located just past the wine country.

FOOD COURT: Mexican, Greek, Chinese, Italian, Funnel Cakes, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Sandwiches, BBQ, Tri-Tip, Sausages, Fries, Kettle corn, Smoothies, Shaved Ice, Coffee, Soda, Lemonade, and Ice Cream.

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