Things to Do In Temecula
Activities in and around the Inland Empire
Looking for things to do around town? What's Up? Temecula "Around Town" features articles on events and activities in and around Temecula, CA.
Do you sit in front of the TV, watching shows like “Survivor” and “The Amazing Race” and think to yourself, “I could totally be on this show.” Well, now is your chance to test your reality show skills while supporting a very good cause.
Thursday, April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day and the City of Temecula, in partnership with Our Nicholas Foundation, will host their third annual “Light It Up Blue” Ceremony, at City Hall. At 7:30 pm, the public is invited to join the City in kicking off Autism Awareness Month, which is a global effort to bring attention to the neurological disorder that, as of 2014, affects 1 in 68 children in the country, according to the Center for Disease Control.
Kicking off with the Rod Run earlier this month, the City of Temecula’s Springfest is in full swing, with festivals and activities from March through May that cause Old Town to burst at the seams with revelers, entertainment, food and fun. This weekend, March 21st and 22nd, banjo players, fiddlers and other musicians will take over Front Street when the popular spring fling, Temecula Bluegrass Festival, returns.
The Inland Empire is about to get lucky because this year marks Killarney’s Restaurant and Irish Pub’s tenth year and they are commemorating the occasion with five days of Celtic craziness! The green gatherings begin on Friday night, March 13th, with Killarney’s “Kick Off Party,” featuring live music by Hoist the Colors, playing a mix of funk, bluegrass and rock as well as traditional Irish tunes.
Hot rods were at the center of the T-Bird’s universe (don’t tell the Pink Ladies) and, considering the annual Temecula Rod Run is one of the biggest and most anticipated events in Old Town each year, these bitchin’ Camaros are obviously a big part of life in the Inland Empire as well.
What pairs really well with wine? Cheese? Fruit? Well, yes, but also chocolate and Pechanga has brought this delectable culinary combination together for a whole weekend at Chocolate Decadence and the Pechanga Wine Festival this weekend.
Come on down to the outdoor plaza of the mall this Saturday, February 21st from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm because everyone’s invited to be a part of the Promenade Temecula’s Street Painting Workshop. Participants will be encouraged to use their creativity and imagination, while learning how to transfer a small 2D image into a full-scale work of asphalt art.
When you hear the name Frank “The Tank,” you may recall Will Ferrell’s streaking fraternity boy in the comedy “Old School,” but Frank “The Tank” Boschma is an actual real life hero. Boschma, pictured above, suffers from X-linked SMA, Arthrogryposis or SMA type 2 and, in March of last year, community leaders came together and held a charity golf tournament in an effort to purchase him a new TRACK mobility chair.
ne of the greatest things about the City of Temecula is that there seems to be a fantastic park or playground on just about every corner. City officials definitely know the role parks play in children’s lives and they want every child in the community to be able to participate in the fun in a creative as well as safe environment.
he City of Temecula is celebrated for bringing top-notch artistic opportunities to the members of the community and well as visitors and currently there are a number of city-sponsored art exhibitions available for viewing around town.