Temecula, CA (PRWEB) March 17, 2015
Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country celebrates vibrant Springfest fun daily in March, April, and May with Santa Rosa Plateau wildflowers, live music, hot air balloon flights, farmers markets, Bluegrass Festival, Blessing of the Vines, Earth Days, Grape Day, Reality Rally, Dorland Arts, Moody Blues at Pechanga, and Old Town Western Days.
Wrap midweek getaways around special events and linger through less-busy weekdays to explore Old Town Temecula, experience Pechanga Resort & Casino, and enjoy Temecula Valley Wine Country. Temecula resorts, hotels, and motels offer special Sunday-through-Thursday, better-than-weekend nightly room rates. Welcoming more than 2 million visitors each year, the casual picturesque Temecula Valley is located 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs; and 90 minutes from Los Angeles.
Temecula Valley Wine Country Springfest Hot Air Balloon Flights (Daily)
Grape Escape, California Dreamin’, and Magical Adventures float serenely with spectacular vineyard views.
Santa Rosa Plateau Spring Wildflowers (March-April)
Wildflowers may bloom throughout the reserve; also look for California quail, bluebirds, and meadowlarks.
Temecula Valley Springfest Live Music (March-April-May)
Wineries’ live music includes Baily, Bel Vino, Callaway, Cougar, Danza del Sol, Europa Village, Keyways, Leoness, Lorimar, Miramonte, Oak Mountain, Ponte, Robert Renzoni, and Wilson Creek. Old Town Temecula music is at Curry, Fazeli, and Lorimar wine tasting rooms; Front Street Bar & Grill, Gambling Cowboy, PUBlic House, and The MERC. Pechanga Casino features concerts, comedy, and nightclub.
California-Certified Old Town Temecula Farmers Markets (Saturdays)
Local purveyors display fresh, California-grown, directly-from-the-farmer, tree-and-vine-ripened, fruits (fresh-picked strawberries), vegetables, artisan foods, fresh-baked goods, and colorful, fresh-cut flower bouquets.
Old Town Temecula Bluegrass Festival (March 21-22)
Concerts with top bands including Dan Crary, Bluegrass Etc., Barefoot Movement, Silverado Bluegrass, Central Valley Boys, Salty Suites, and Bluegrass Brethren.
Blessing of the Vines (March 22)
Celebrate spring as the vines at South Coast Winery are blessed to inspire new growth and a fruitful harvest. Enjoy live music, award-winning wines, and wagon rides through the vineyards.
Every Day is Earth Day in Temecula Valley (April 1-30)
Reserve in advance for tour-and-tastings at California Certified Sustainable vineyards and wineries: Palumbo, Ponte, South Coast. Dine on fresh-local-and-organic at Earth Bistro; farm-to-plate at E.A.T. Marketplace; and grapevine-fired pizza at Ponte. Taste sustainably grown, 100% California at Temecula Olive Oil Company.
Reality Rally Temecula Valley (April 10-11)
Amazing Race-style game features 120+ reality stars from 40+ TV shows; Saturday evening features a Celebrity Chefs Competition.
Grape Day (April 23)
Temecula Valley Winegrowers invite the public to join winegrowers, vintners, and educators from Temecula Valley and beyond for a one-day conference on best practices for growing, making, and selling wine.
Taste of Temecula Valley (April 25)
Guests enjoy sampling food from 50+ local restaurants, award-winning wines of 12+ wineries, and craft beers from 10+ microbreweries.
Arts under the Oaks at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony (April 26)
Savor entertainment by songwriters and musicians, and conversing with plein-air painters. Browse the works of artists, artisans, and authors who created it.
The Moody Blues at Pechanga Theater (May 2)
Appreciate Tuesday Afternoon, Nights in White Satin, and the innovative rock band, live in-concert.
Old Town Temecula Western Days (May 16-17)
Temecula’s Western glory days began in 1849 with the California Gold Rush; they spanned more than a century.
*Information is believed accurate but may be subject to change.
ABOUT THE TEMECULA VALLEY AND VISIT TEMECULA VALLEY
With natural gifts of climate and geography, bolstered by Pu’eska Mountain, the Rainbow Gap, and Santa Margarita Gap, Temecula Valley is widely recognized for its scenic vineyards, award-winning wines, and gracious and friendly wineries as Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country. The popular boutique destination includes the Temecula Valley A.V.A. (American Viticulture Area) as well as Downtown, Old Town Temecula, Pechanga Resort & Casino, and the Temecula Valley Wine Country Golf Trail, and is home to three-time award-winning California Golden State Winery of the Year, South Coast Winery.
Visit Temecula Valley (formerly the Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau), the region’s official tourism marketing organization and resource for visitors is online including a complete daily Events Calendar at VisitTemeculaValley.com; “Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country on Facebook; and @Visit_Temecula on Twitter. Visit Temecula Valley also welcomes ad agencies, location scouts, writers, and directors online at FilmTemecula.com. The Temecula Valley Visitors Center is located in Downtown, Old Town Temecula (Third Street and Mercedes) adjacent the Old Town Temecula Parking Garage. For visitor information and assistance, please call 888/363-2852 or 951/491-6085.