If you love crafts, good wine and being outdoors, don’t miss the arts and crafts fair at Maurice Car’rie Vineyard and Winery in Temecula. Every weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the front picnic grounds showcase vendors with handmade jewelry, paintings, ceramics and so much more! Spend the afternoon browsing the fair and exploring the winery’s gift shop. Make it a date and enjoy a bottle of great wine with a picnic lunch!
Enjoy the wonderful weather and spend the afternoon enjoying fine wine, live music and socializing with other dog lovers! Bring your four-legged best friend for lunch and live acoustic music on the patio in wine country. Every Sunday in January from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. is Dog Day Sunday for humans and their well-mannered pets at Carol’s Restaurant at Bailey Vineyard and Winery in Temecula. All dogs receive a free raffle ticket for a bottle of Baily wine.
Don’t miss a special opportunity to be part of the holiday magic, visit Christmas Tree Lane at the Promenade in Temecula. Now through December 12th, 20 professionally decorated Christmas trees will be on display and raffled off to benefit the mission of Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley. These spectacular trees are located on the lower level outside Macy’s Women and Home Departments. Volunteers are also needed, sign up by calling 951.296.3362.
The annual Menifee Christmas Tree Lighting Event on December 9th is a fantastic community event for the entire family! The kids will get a thrill watching Santa and Mrs. Claus light the tree, plus there will be food and craft vendors, a Kids Snow Zone and Jumpers, photos with Santa and more! This special event is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Menifee Town Center, see you there!
The holiday season is in full swing! Bring your kids to Old Town Temecula on Friday, November 24th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. where they can join all the fun and festivities for Santa’s arrival! This is a great picture opportunity for the entire family, so mark your calendar and wear your favorite Christmas sweater. Santa will also be making joyful appearances on November 25th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on the 26th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Save the date for Saturday, November 11th and enjoy a Patriotic Musical Salute to our nation’s Veterans and all those who have served. The very talented Temecula Valley Youth Symphony will be performing this special Veterans Day Concert at the Temecula Civic Center, located at 41000 Main Street. The concert is free to the public and will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. See you there!
Don’t miss tons of family fun at the annual Big Horse Corn Maze and Harvest Festival in Temecula. Explore Southern California’s largest corn maze, plus festivities that include pony rides, hayrides, pillow jump, rock wall, face painting, zip line and more! There will also be hoola hoop and pie eating contests, pumpkin bowling and other great activities. Make sure to stop by the pumpkin patch to find your favorite! The festival runs through October 30th.
The community’s newest recreational amenity is the place to be for fun in the sun! The Ranch House spans nearly four acres and features two swimming pools, a spa, tot lot and game area. There is also a recreation building, grassy amphitheater for special events, large turf areas for outdoor play and a trellis shade structure to kick back.
On the somber anniversary of September 11th, you have the opportunity to spend an evening of reflection and remembrance with other community members. Write a message in the Keepsake Journal, enjoy light music and share a quiet moment to remember and honor those who were lost during this unimaginable national tragedy. The September 11th Remembrance is 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Temecula Duck Pond.
Jazz lovers can enjoy live performances by a different jazz group Thursday evenings at The Merc in the Old Town Temecula Community Theater. The 48-seat Club at the Merc is a contemporary theatrical space with superb acoustics, and the perfect venue for a lively night of jazz. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15.