Monday, May 24, 2010

Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival 2010


Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival
Mark your calender for June 4 through June 6, 2010 as one of Southern California's most colorful festivals is about to start. The event is held at Lake Skinner Park which is about a twenty minute drive from downtown Temecula. The Festival kicks off Friday, June 4 at 5 p.m. with a country music concert on the main stage, arts and craft fair, wine tasting and the luminescent extravaganza known as the "Balloon Glow." The Glow is created when balloon pilots synchronize igniting burners of the balloons. The burner is what creates the “hot” in the air. Whether done to a musical beat or the crowd’s demand to “Glow,” the balloons appear to dance as they flicker and shine against the hues of dusk and nightfall. Held both Friday and Saturday nights around 8 p.m. (after dusk), the Glow is one of the most popular entertainment options of the Festival.
Saturday and Sunday mornings are spectacular at the Festival when colorful hot air balloons dot the pastel dawn skies of Temecula. The mass balloon ascension takes place between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. weather permitting. Guests are encouraged to arrive early as hot air balloons need the cool morning air to fly.
Concerts are held on two stages. Friday the Main Stage, sponsored by Pechanga Resort and Casino, features Jimmy Wayne, The Band Perry and Bomshel. The colorful balloon glow is conducted on the Wine Garden lawns and set to music. Saturday on the Main Stage Paul Rodgers headlines with alternative rock bands Gin Blossoms and Vertical Horizon as co-headliners. Saturday’s balloon glow opens and closes with Aunt Kizzy’z Boyz at the Wine Garden Stage. Sunday Spyro Gyra headlines on the Wine Garden stage while the WGAS freestyle motocross show is at the Main Stage. All concerts are included in the admission price.

Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival 2010
Lake Skinner Recreation Area 37701 Warren Rd. Winchester, CA 92596
Hours: Friday - 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm., Saturday - 6:00 am to 11:00 pm., Sunday - 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.