Event

Temecula Valley Celebrates with Balloons and Wine

Published May 18, 2024

The 41st edition of the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival commenced with enthusiasm on Friday, May 17, surrounding attendees with the scenic beauty of hot-air balloons, the indulgence of fine wine, and the nostalgic tunes of '90s rock bands. The event was held at the picturesque Lake Skinner Recreation Area in Winchester, where energetic crowds gathered to partake in the festivities.

Hot Air Balloons and Nostalgic Rock

The festival opened to a spectacle of colorful hot air balloons lighting up the night sky, offering a magical backdrop to the live performances. Notable '90s rock bands like Lit and Stone Temple Pilots graced the opening night, delivering memorable concerts that had fans reliving the era's musical glory. The luminous display known as the balloon glow became a highlight once dusk settled in, captivating those present with a magnificent visual experience.

Wine Tasting and Weekend Entertainment

Wine enthusiasts rejoiced in sampling a variety of exceptional wines, a testament to the region's vinicultural offerings. The festival promised even more entertainment throughout the weekend with extended hours; from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, and concluding on Sunday, May 19, with activities from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors were encouraged to continue enjoying the combination of aerial displays, musical performances, and wine tasting at Lake Skinner.

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