April is a good month for great Temecula events! Check out a number of them below.
Music at the Merc
When? Varies, see individual event pages
Where? 42051 Main Street Temecula, CA 92590
What? The Mercantile, or the “Merc,” is one of Temecula’s original buildings and has been beautifully restored. It hosts a number of musical and theater productions throughout the year. You can check out Jazz at the Merc, Country at the Merc, Classics at the Merc, or even Speakeasy at the Merc!
Little Shop of Horrors: Friday, April 4th and Saturday, April 5th from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Tom Sawyer: Every week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. until April 2oth
Where? 42051 Main Street Temecula, CA 92590
Little Shop of Horrors: One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows and one of the funniest musicals of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name. Featuring a charming score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin). A charming and hilarious musical with a rock-n-roll, doo-wop sound, Little Shop of Horrors never fails to entertain. Learn more and buy tickets here.
Tom Sawyer: Drawing on the beloved novel by Mark Twain, Dave Barton and Matt Bond have brought a fresh simplicity to the well-known story of Tom Sawyer, his friends and the adults in their lives. All the famous adventures are included, climaxing with the life-or-death battle with Injun Joe in the cave along with eight musical numbers, including the show-stopping “Paintin’ the Fence”. This production will have live music appropriate to the era. Learn more and buy tickets here.
Teen Glow Egg Hunt
When? April 11, 2014 at 8:00pm
Where? Kent Hintergardt Memorial Park, 31465 Via Cordoba, Temecula CA 92592
What? This is a great opportunity for your teens to get out the house, have some fun, and even earn community service hours for their school! Thousands of dollars in prizes are hidden in the Easter eggs and there are grand prizes of a flat screen TV and an iPod. Music and dancing starts at 8 p.m., and the egg hunt starts at 8:30 p.m. Learn more here.
Fallbrook Avocado Festival
When? April 13th, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where? In Fallbrook on Main Street, between Ash and Mission
What? Since the 1960s, tens of thousands of avocado lovers converge in Fallbrook, located in San Diego’s North County Inland to sample avocados, check out the crazy cooking contest entries, buy funky avocado-themed gifts and enjoy bands, live entertainment and friendly beer gardens. Come prepared to visit the many craft and food booths – you can never go hungry at the Avocado Festival. Colorful booths line Main and Alvarado Street featuring unique clothing, hats, arts, crafts, jewelry, and farm-fresh produce for purchase. A variety of bands and other live entertainment are offered for the pleasure of festival-goers. Beer gardens and numerous food vendors cater to every whim. Read more.
Easter Egg Hunt
When? April 19, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (Arrive at 9:30 a.m.)
Where? There are three different locations to choose from:
Harveston Community Park at 28582 Harveston Drive, Temecula, CA 92591
Patricia H. Birdsall Sports Park at 32380 Deer Hollow Way, Temecula, CA 92592.
Temeku Hills Park at 31367 La Serena Way, Temecula, CA 92591
What? Join the Easter Bunny for music, fun and games at one of Temecula’s annual Easter Egg Hunts! The Egg Hunt is for children aged 1-10 and starts at 10 a.m sharp, so we recommend you arrive at 9:30 a.m. There are three different locations so just pick the one nearest to you. Learn more and even enter the annual Easter Coloring Contest (entries due by April 4th) here.
Fourth Annual Jazz Festival
When? April 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
Where? Old Town Temecula Community Theater at 42051 Main Street Temecula, CA 92590
What? This year’s Jazz Festival begins with The James Nation Quartet at 12:30 pm on the Old Town Theater outdoor stage. Enjoy the patio setting for our music and browse the marketplace filled with arts, crafts, and event merchandise. Then at 2 p.m. enter the Theater for a matinee featuring a full range of Jazz artists, including pianist and vocalist Yve Evans, the Keith Droste Trio, Smith and Jones Band’s jazz arrangements with a classical flair, trumpet soloist Brian Bettger, saxophonist Rod Kolkolj, drummer Andy Fraga, and an All Star Big Band tribute to Supersax, the world famous jazz group playing the music of Charlie Parker. Learn more and buy tickets here.
Taste of Temecula
When? April 26, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Where? Town Square Park at the Civic Center in Old Town Temecula, 41000 Main Street, Temecula, CA 92590
What? Nestled in front of Temecula City Hall in historic Old Town Temecula, just steps from one-of-a-kind boutiques and antique stores, the 3rd annual Taste of Temecula Valley (TOTV) features menu selections from the best of area restaurants, wineries, microbreweries, and specialty gourmet shops for a good cause – kids!
Attendees can taste from an array of international appetizer, barbeque, pasta dishes and entrées, as well as salads, seafood, sandwich, and dessert items – all in one picturesque location. Enjoy food selections while strolling among award-winning whites, reds, and rosés from area vintners or sampling pale ale, black stout, or other never-before-tried specialty microbrew. Meet friends and enjoy all-day live entertainment.
The younger set will enjoy a Kid Zone featuring the Temecula Sister City Festival, with exhibits, crafts, and games from Temecula’s sister cities: Leidschendam-Voorburg in the Netherlands and Daisen in Japan.
The mission of the TOTV is to unite the community “for the kids.”
Learn more and buy tickets here.