Time Change and Seasons, Too, in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country So Plan Now to Celebrate 2011-2012

Share Article

Like the changing seasons, the time change on March 13, is a natural beat in the rhythm of Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country. The casual, picturesque valley welcomes longer days and celebrates with seasonal fests throughout the year. For 2011-2012, that includes SpringFest, SummerFest, AutumnFest, WinterFest Holidays, and WinterFest January-February.

Temecula Valley Southern California WIne Country

Each day brings new possibility and each visit promises a new experience

Like the changing seasons, the time change on March 13, is a natural beat in the rhythm of Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country. The casual, picturesque valley welcomes longer days and celebrates with seasonal fests throughout the year. For 2011-2012, that includes SpringFest, SummerFest, AutumnFest, WinterFest Holidays, and WinterFest January-February.

“Each day brings new possibility and each visit promises a new experience,” shares Kimberly Adams, Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau president and CEO. “Visit any time of year and delight in the unique variety of events and activities.” Located just 1 hour from Orange County and Palm Desert, and 1½ hours from Los Angeles, the scenic region of rolling hills and vineyards includes Downtown Old Town Temecula, Pechanga Resort & Casino, and Temecula Valley Wine Country.
SpringFest 2011, March 1 to May 31
Temecula Valley awakens in spring. Wildflowers bloom; grapevines’ plump green buds thrive. Inspired events provide vibrant fun.

World of Wine Weekend (March 5-6) includes exclusive samplings of more than 30 Temecula Valley wines with food pairings.

Old Town Temecula Spring Rod Run (March 11-12) has pre-1974 vehicles for a ‘Cruise’ and ‘Show and Shine.’

Old Town Temecula Bluegrass Festival (March 18-19-20) features jubilant concerts.

Chocolate Decadence (April 1) and Pechanga Wine Festival (April 2) pair wines with chocolates and savory offerings.

The Temecula Wine & Music Festival (April 30), includes pop, jazz, rhythm-n-blues, and wine tasting.

Old Town Temecula Western Days (May 21-22) has Old West characters, music, trick ropers, 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. Every night is ideal for a casual, summertime, rendezvous.

Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival (June 3-4-5) includes Balloon Glows, Balloon Lift-Offs, wine tasting, and live entertainment.

Old Town Temecula Street Painting & Plein Air Festival (June 24-25-26) has 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 (Fridays, July 8 through September 2) have live bands playing and visitors tasting in Old Town’s wine bars, dining in its restaurants.

AutumnFest 2011, Labor Day to Thanksgiving Day
Nowhere else in Southern California can autumn’s abundance be experienced as it can in Temecula Valley.

California Wine Month – Temecula style (September 1-30) Tour, taste, dine, enjoy harvest events and a special SIP passport.

Old Town Temecula Outdoor Quilt Show (October 1) turns the district colorful with hundreds of quilts.

Old Town Temecula Fall Rod Run (October 7-8) brings classic pre-1974 vehicles and automotive enthusiasts together for a ‘Cruise’ and ‘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.

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.

Twinkle of Holiday Lights (November 25 to January 1) Tens of thousands of lights shine nightly in Old Town Temecula and Temecula Valley Wine Country.

Holiday Ice-Skating Rink (November 25 to January 1) Take a spin at the coolest place in town.

The Nutcracker (dates in November and December) ballet graces the Old Town Temecula Community Theater.

Santa’s Arrival in Old Town Temecula (November 25) by horse-drawn carriage.

A Christmas Carol (December dates) is on- stage at Old Town Temecula Community Theater.

Santa’s Electric Light Parade (December 2) travels through Old Town Temecula.

Great Temecula Grape Drop, New Year’s Eve (December 31) features an illuminated grape bunch 8 feet-tall by 4 feet-wide.

WinterFest January-February 2012, New Year’s Day to February 29
Mostly sunny days make for panoramic views of snow-capped mountains. This is an ideal time for experiencing the unique synergy of people and place, and the sunny spirit of Temecula Valley.

California Restaurant Month – Temecula style! (January 2-31) Savor the cuisine of talented chefs and restaurateurs.

Romance in Temecula Valley Wine Country (February 1-29) Enjoy February activities and Valentine celebrations.

To learn more, please go to http://www.VisitTemecula.org or call 888/363-2852.

*PLEASE NOTE: Information is believed to be accurate but is subject to change. Please call ahead for the latest details.

Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau:
VisitTemecula.org is the official website of the Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau a 501(c)6 non-profit organization that is the region’s official resource for visitors, and that stimulates tourism and economic development by promoting Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country.

###

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print