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Add Some Sizzle to Your Summer with Seasonal Events & Activities Throughout Temecula Valley

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 3:00 PM by Annette Brown

Celebrate the summer with festivals, live music, local wine, and extraordinary dining in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country. With special weeknight room rates at resorts and hotels in wine country, Old Town Temecula and Pechanga Resort Casino, Temecula Valley makes for an ideal mid-week getaway. Southern California’s premier wine country is located just 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County and Palm Springs, and 90 minutes from Los Angeles.

The summer fun kicks off with the Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival the first weekend of June. Music lovers won’t want to miss the Old Town Music Festival featuring 14 bands on two stages on June 11 and 12. While Temecula is known for wine, the Sushi and Sake Festival on July 9 shines the spotlight on this popular Japanese libation. Temecula celebrates America with its annual hometown July 4th Parade.

Restaurants throughout Temecula are offering seasonal specials like the cashew-crusted salmon salad at Baily’s Old Town, and the refreshing strawberry panna cotta at The Vineyard Rose at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. Cocktail lovers can indulge in summer sippers like Pretty in Pink at Devilicious Eatery or the MMG Mai Tai at Mad Madeline’s Grill. Foodies can also enjoy three weekly farmer’s markets.

The Valley hums all summer long with a variety of live music. South Coast Winery Resort & Spa offers its Rhythm on the Vine concerts in July and August, and Thornton Winery presents its popular summer jazz concert series. The Pechanga Resort Casino’s summer headliners include Brad Paisley, Tower of Power, Johnny Mathis and more.

If your idea of a getaway is nothing more than relaxing poolside, Temecula Valley has you covered. BOTTAIAThe Vineyard Inn at PonteCarter EstateEmbassy SuitesThe Cove at Pechanga all offer poolside Zen.

To learn about all the summer fun in Temecula Valley, and to plan your getaway, visit

About Temecula Valley & Visit Temecula Valley 
Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country is a year-round vacation destination pouring award-winning wines as well as craft beers and spirits. It’s where people live glass full behind the scenes and under the spotlight. Temecula Valley is made up of a community of Mavericks and Makers that are telling their stories, their way.

The emerging and evolving culinary scene, small town atmosphere, and outdoor recreation and entertainment in Temecula Valley Wine Country, Old Town Temecula, and Pechanga Resort Casino culminate to create a spirited destination inspired by the vine. 

Temecula Valley is located in the center of Southern California just 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs; 90 minutes from Los Angeles. 

Visit Temecula Valley is the region’s official tourism marketing organization and resource for visitors. The Visitor Center is located in Old Town Temecula. For visitor information and assistance, please call (888) 363-2852 or go to

Author: Annette Brown

If you see, hear or read about Temecula Valley, chances are it originated from Annette. When not pitching stories, she’s is often traveling around Temecula Valley showing media the amazing people and places that make the destination an unforgettable experience. Nearly 30 years, Annette has been working in public relations and marketing. Annette joined the Visit Temecula team in 2011 and is the Director of Public Relations.