Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival @ Lake Skinner
One of Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country's major, signature events, this colorful, annual festival attracts over 40,000 attendees in three days to enjoy dramatic, evening, hot air balloon glows and awe-inspiring, morning, balloon ascensions, and to savor Temecula Valley award winning wines, exceptional live music, and entertainment.
GATES OPEN: 3:00 pm FRIDAY, 6:00 am SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
HOURS: Friday - 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm., Saturday - 6:00 am to 10:00 pm., Sunday - 6:00 am to 5:00 pm.
ANIMALS: Animals are NOT allowed in the Festival Area and SHOULD NOT be left in vehicles.
GENERAL ADMISSION: INCLUDES GENERAL ADMISSION TO ALL CONCERTS
Friday $24.00 adults; youth 6-12 $5.00 and children 5 and under FREE, Saturday $25.00 adults, youth 6-12 $5.00 and children 5 and under FREE; Sunday $17.00 adults, youth 6-12 $5.00 and children 5 and under FREE. Weekend Combo $50.00 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday entrance tickets only). More detailed information is listed under Tickets.
SUNDAY ONLY: Active Military Discount $10.00 - Must show Military ID.
PARKING: Autos - $5.00. Buses, Motor Homes $10.00, Premiere $20.00 NO OVERNIGHT PARKING.
ENTERTAINMENT: Cost is included in the price of admission. Look for special information regarding ticket packages for main stage entertainment located in close proximity to the Main Stage. Please go to the section on Entertainment for the details!
WINE and BEER:
WINE/BEER TASTING: The hours of wine tasting are Friday, 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Wine tasting is an additional charge and you may purchase 6 tastes and a souvenir glass for $15.00.
ALCOHOL TICKET SALES: Alcohol ticket booths are located in the main stage area or in the wine garden area. Ticket sale hours are Friday 3pm-8:30pm, Saturday 10am-8:30pm & Sunday 10am-3:30pm. 1 Beverage Ticket = $2.00
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES/COOLERS: No alcoholic beverages or glass containers will be allowed into the Festival. Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be sold at the event. Beer and wine WILL NOT be sold to anyone under the age of 21. Please bring a valid photo I.D. to purchase beer and wine. NO FOOD, PICNIC BASKETS OR COOLERS WILL BE ALLOWED ON FESTIVAL GROUNDS.
FOOD COURT: A variety of food which usually includes Mexican, Greek, Chinese, Italian, Funnel Cakes, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Sandwiches, BBQ, Tri-Tip, Sausages, Fries, Kettle corn, Smoothies, Shaved Ice, Coffee, Soda, Lemonade, and Ice Cream.
BALLOON LAUNCH: Saturday and Sunday 6:30 am launch with balloons returning to the ground by 8:30 am (WEATHER PERMITTING).
BALLOON GLOW: Friday evening AND Saturday evening after sundown (WEATHER PERMITTING).
BALLOON RIDES: Hot air balloon rides will be available and must be reserved in advance. You can contact 1-800-965-2122.
ATM’S: ATM machines will be provided and are located around the festival grounds.