Sunny Skies Will Have People Seeking Space By The Shade Trees
People had better be drinking a lot of water along with their wines and beers at the 2018 Temecula Wine & Balloon Festival.
The annual event, which is the weekend of June 1-3, will be a warm one in this southeast Southern California area. But don’t forget to pack a sweatshirt, either.
A pleasant daytime temperature of 80 on Friday will rise through the weekend, up to 86 on Saturday and 92 on Sunday. There is zero chance of rain and about as much for any cloud cover. It’s full-on sunshine and since there’s little breeze in this area by the Lake Skinner Recreation Area, shady areas are going to be at a premium in the daytime.
The main area for shade is just past the entrance and along “wine row,” an area where most of the area’s wineries are pouring from booths. A few trees provide shade but you had better stake your claim to space here early, for it is traditionally the top spot where people spread out blankets and chairs.
The daytime concert on the main stage is fully in the sun with no shade. So, too, is the smaller so-called “wine stage.”
At night, however, the desert climate temperature extremes will come into full bloom. When the hot air balloons come into the field for the nightly balloon glow on Friday and Saturday nights, it’s going to be in the 50s.
The headliner concerts are a little warmer because of the number of people packed together, but it’s advised to have changed from your shorts into jeans.
Sugar Ray is the Friday night headliner with the Wallflowers on Saturday. The last concert on Sunday, Justin Moore, takes place at 3:30 p.m.
For a complete rundown of the Temecula Wine & Balloon Festival, see PubClub’s links: