Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival

April 23, 2016

By: Megan McClain



While hot air balloons are soarin’, the crowds will be roarin’ with rockin’ bands at the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival from May 20-22 at Lake Skinner Recreation Area.

The Balloon & Wine Festival has two days of live entertainment, food vendors and wine and beer tasting. It also has morning and evening hot air balloon rides that take you soaring thousands of feet above the ground (depending on weather conditions). The Balloon & Wine Festival will keep you entertained throughout the weekend with two stages full of live entertainment and some amazing acts announced for the main stage.



Neon Trees, formed by two Murietta neighbors will be one of the headliners Saturday along with Jimmy Eat World, whose career spans seven studio albums and six top 10 alternative hits.




Neon Trees latest album, Pop Psychology, was number one on alternative and rock charts. If you come to the festival for opening night on Friday, you can see Phil Vassar perform. Vassar is a Billboard Songwriter of the Year who is not only famous for several hits including “Just Another Day in Paradise,” but for writing hits like “My Next Thirty Years” for Tim McGraw.




On Sunday, country star Rodney Atkins performs. Atkins is famous for songs like “These Are My People,” “Cleaning This Gun,” and this artist released a greatest hits album last year.

There are so many great resaons to attend this year's Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival. Whether you're heading to the festival for the balloons, live entertainment or the beer and wine, we hope to see you there!


The Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival is from May 20-22 at Lake Skinner Recreation Area, 37701 Warren Rd., Winchester, CA 92596. Tickets purchased online are $23 for Friday or Sunday, $33 for Saturday. A weekend pass is $60, and children 6-12 are admitted for $5. Parking is $7.  At the gate prices are $30-40 for daily, active military admitted for $20 Sunday only. Parking is $10. Campsite reservations available as well as VIP and Cabana admission, see www.tvbwf.com for details.