Lace up your running shoes for the 7th Annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K & 15K on March 17th. Walk or run this challenging, hilly course that takes participants through country roads and the Cougar Vineyard & Winery in beautiful Temecula. Enjoy a glass of green bubbly at the finish line (21+) and receive a cute green succulent! A portion of event proceeds support the Rose Again Foundation to benefit orphans and foster children in the Temecula region. All ages are welcome to participate in this festive family run!
Don’t miss the most glam women’s running series in the nation! It’s all about girl power! Mark your calendar for the Special Edition Divas Half Marathon & 5K in Temecula on February 17th! Get glam, have a great run and enjoy complimentary wine tasting after the race. Both races kick off at 7:30 a.m. at the Monte De Oro Winery & Vineyard. All participants receive pink tutus with their registrations and other specialty items. This race is capped at 2,000 runners, so register now to guarantee your spot!
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!
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.