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!
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.
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.
It’s America’s Birthday! Come out to Wheatfield Park on Saturday, July 1st at 4:00 pm to celebrate the award-winning Menifee Independence Day Celebration! This annual event will include a variety of activities including family games, craft vendors, live entertainment, an expanded Kid’s Zone, a car giveaway and a car show. This is a celebration that you won’t want to miss!
Mark your calendar for May 6th, when the local Relay For Life kicks off at 9 a.m. at Paloma Valley High School in Menifee. This signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is an annual event that brings communities together to remember loved ones, honor cancer survivors and raise money to help find a cure. Organize a team or join a friend’s team and don’t miss the chance to participate in this special and meaningful relay!