It’s the event of the year for animal lovers in the Inland Empire! Join 300+ guests for an all-inclusive night of espionage and philanthropy at the Wines for Canines & Kitties: Fur Your Eyes Only fundraiser, sponsored by the Animal Friends of the Valley. This charity event benefits homeless and abandoned animals in the community, and will offer a fabulous evening of dinner, dessert and music. The secret-agent theme guarantees plenty of thrills for a great cause, so be there on September 28th when the action starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Wilson Creek Winery in Temecula.
Bring the family to Wickerd Farms on September 20th and experience the ambiance, food and festivities of the Menifee Artisan Market. Hang out under the historic living oak trees and enjoy live bands, a kid’s zone, local artisans, and handcrafted gifts for sale. Delicious food options will include Italian cuisine, a taco truck and more! It’s a great way to support the community and spend time with family and friends. The event is 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. See you there!
With 65 vendors and California-certified farmers selling everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to eggs, flowers and plants, stock up on all your favorites every Wednesday at the Promenade Certified Farmers’ Market in Temecula! Visitors will also discover a vast selection of specialty food items, including hummus, Mexican entrees, baked goods and nuts, plus local artists are onsite selling their wares. This one-of-a-kind market is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the JC Penney parking lot.
Attention all aspiring country music stars! Don’t miss a fantastic opportunity to perform at the Hot August Country Vocalist Competition on August 9th and 10th at the Promenade Mall in Temecula. This annual event is hosted by the West Coast Country Music Association (WCCMA), and discovers the best country, gospel, and bluegrass performers in California. The winners in each category will represent the state and WCCMA for the upcoming year. If you have dreams of a singing career, register online now to compete against some of the state’s most talented vocalists. Good luck!
It’s so much fun for the entire family, don’t miss two more summer nights at Menifee Moonlight Markets in Central Park. This month’s Movie in the Park features are The Karate Kid on July 12th and The Incredibles 2 on July 26th. There will also be local vendors, plenty of food for purchase, live entertainment and lots of activities. Vendor booths open at 5 p.m., the concert starts at 6:30, and the movie screens at 8:00. Bring a blanket and enjoy the show!
Save the date for August 10th, and don’t miss the Sun Down Concert Series at Silver Star Park in Audie Murphy Ranch. This festive evening of live entertainment is the perfect way to spend a summer evening, and will feature American Made, a popular tribute band that plays all the hits from country music’s biggest stars. During this special event, you can also enjoy complimentary popsicles (while supplies last). It’s from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., so get there early and have a blast!
If your kids are into skateboarding or showing off their scooter skills, they will have a blast at the Skates & Sounds event on June 29th! This new, free activity at Audie Murphy Ranch Skate Park is sponsored by the city of Menifee and is the last Saturday of every month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event features skate and scooter competitions for different age groups, games, giveaways, and music. Bring your gear and have a great time!
It’s the perfect summer event series for the entire family! Menifee Moonlight Markets has something for everyone, including local vendors, delicious refreshments, live entertainment and fun activities. Bring a blanket and enjoy the Movie in the Park feature on June 21st, Ralph Breaks the Internet. Vendor booths open at 5 p.m., the concert starts at 6:30 p.m. and the movie screens at dusk. This is one summer event you don’t want to miss, see you there!
Start your Memorial Day activities on Monday, May 27th, with a special community gathering at Wheatfield Park, when the city of Menifee will honor the nation’s service men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. The morning’s remembrance will begin at 10 a.m., and will include presentations, guest speakers, local vendors and more.
Athletes of all ages with special needs can participate in the 11th annual Temecula Special Games. During this wonderful event, each athlete is paired with a high school student volunteer, and activities include opening ceremonies, non-competitive games and sporting events, lunch and awards ceremony. The Games are May 4th from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Great Oak High School. Each athlete receives a medal and each volunteer buddy receives community service hours.