Take a break from the beach and consider soaking up a little local color. Whether it’s a parade and fireworks or a night at the theater — here’s a look at what’s happening around town this weekend:
30875 Rancho Vista Road, Temecula ~ 951-694-6410
Residents are invited to spread out a blanket, snap open their lawn chairs, and settle in for a night of Hollywood magic under the stars. “How to Train Your Dragon” starts at dusk but the fun and games kick off at 6 p.m. June 24 at the Community Recreation Center Amphitheater in Temecula.
Main Street, Old Town Temecula
The 11th Annual Old Town Temecula Street Painting Festival and 4th Annual Ralph Love Plein Air Festival will feature the work of painters and muralists from throughout Southwest Riverside June 24-26 on Main Street in Old Town Temecula.
Wheatfield Park 29500 Menifee Road, Menifee
It’s going to be a good, old-fashioned day of food, fun and fireworks – American-style – when Menifee celebrates the nation’s birthday with its 20th Annual Independence Day Celebration and Parade at 5 p.m. on June 25.
42051 Main Street in Old Town Temecula ~ 866-653-8696
The Temecula Valley Players will stage a heartwarming production of “Sylvia”– a play that offers the comedic tale of a man and a stray pooch. Directed by Terri Miller Schmidt, “Sylvia” gets underway at 7:30 p.m. June 24-25 and at 2 p.m. on June 26 at Old Town Temecula Theater in Temecula.
29073 Overland Drive, Temecula ~ 760-716-6295
There’s no doubt that Gwen Stefani fans will not want to miss it when No Duh – a rockin’ No Doubt tribute band – performs live this weekend. The concert is free and kicks off at 5 p.m. on June 25 at Wahoo’s.
California Oaks Sports Park, 40600 Cal Oaks Road, Murrieta
This is one birthday party that you won’t want to miss! That’s because all of Murrieta will be celebrating 20 years as a city. The day is free and features food, music, a firefighter hosedown and more. Fun kicks off at 2 p.m. June 25.
45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula ~ Phone: 877-711-2946
ESPN’s Friday Night Fights will take center stage at Pechanga Resort & Casino, when the current WBC USNBC Junior Welterweight and IBF North American Junior Welterweight title holder and Riverside native Mauricio Herrera steps into the ring June 24. Doors open at 4 p.m.
42081 Main Street, Temecula ~ 951-308-6376
It’s going to be the first ever “By Kids; For Kids Garage Sale” when Pennypickle’s Workshop hosts this fun event from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on June 25 at the Temecula Children’s Museum. Proceeds from the garage sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Temecula Children’s Museum, will benefit programming and science-themed activities at the award-winning museum.
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