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8 Can’t-Miss Spring Festivals in Temecula Valley

8 Can’t-Miss Spring Festivals in Temecula Valley

Award-winning wine, hot air balloons, and reality stars—Temecula has a celebration for every taste.
Posted 6 years agoby Jessica Sebor

With more than 40 wineries across the valley’s rolling hills, it should come as no surprise that Temecula can throw one heck of a party. But reds, whites, and rosés are only part of the fun. This spring, Temecula will celebrate blues music, craft brews, street art, and more at a myriad of can’t-miss festivals and events. Located a mere 60 minutes from San Diego, Palm Springs, and Orange County (and 90 minutes from Los Angeles), it’s the ideal spot for a Southern California vacation. Here are eight great excuses for a seasonal getaway.

1. Ring in the spring at the first-ever Temecula Blues Festival on April 21. Let the lush garden backdrop of Civic Center Plaza calm your spirit, while music from artists like The Honey Lickers, The Shari Puorto Band, and Tad Robbinson stirs your soul.

2. Held April 27–28, the Taste of Temecula starts with a VIP dinner and concert on Friday evening and extends into an all-day Saturday event. Try sustainable seafood from Bluewater Grill or what The Food Network called “the best barbecue in Southern California” from HoBo’s BBQ; proceeds go to Temecula Valley Education Foundation.

3. On Sunday April 29, hop aboard the Grapeline for a traveling Bacchanalia. The Big Red Fest highlights the full-bodied vins of the lovely De Portola Wine Trail. Partygoers enjoy tastings at the trail’s nine wineries as well as pairings carefully prepared by a local chef.