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Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival Coming June 1-3
Get ready! The annual Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival, Southwest Riverside County’s biggest event of the year, is coming to the Lake Skinner Recreation Area June 1-3.
Celebrating its 29th year, the festival kicks off the summer of 2012 with flair, and this is one event you do not want to miss. Spectacular sunrise balloon launches and evening balloon glows, live music on two stages, hot air balloon rides, food and wine pairing, freestyle motocross show, hundreds of vendors, arts and crafts, kids faire and more.
Lifehouse, Phil Vassar, Soul Asylum, John Waite, Chris Cagle, Gloriana, and Tonic headline the concert events. The extreme sports freestyle motocross show features FX Game champions, members of the Metal Mulisha and an international cast of daredevil riders.
Festival gates open Friday, June 1, at 3 pm. Hours are Friday 3pm- 10pm, Saturday 6am-10pm, and Sunday 6am-5pm. Ticket prices at the gate, which includes general admission to concerts, are $22.00 on Friday, $25.00 on Saturday, and $17.00 on Sunday for adults; $5 for juniors 7-12. Children 6 and under get in free. You can buy a weekend combo ticket for $50, which covers admission for all three days, or save $2 per adult general admission ticket by purchasing online. Special reserve concert seating and other packages are also available. Active military can buy a general admission discounted ticket Sunday for $10 with a military ID. Click here for additional ticket information.
A few things to know:
- Balloon glows begin at sunset on Friday and Saturday evenings; balloon launches are Saturday and Sunday at 6:30am.
- Food, wine and beer are sold at the event. No coolers or outside food and drinks allowed.
- Leave your four-legged friends at home. Pets are not allowed on festival grounds.
- Parking is $5 per vehicle; buses and RVs $10. No overnight parking.
Get full details, including the concert schedule, and buy tickets online at www.tvbwf.com.
Hope to see you there!