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One of the great things about summer is the ability to road trip to fun festivals. If you live in or around Irvine, CA and are looking for some festivals to start off your summer in style, you are in luck. Two festivals that need to top your list of summer road trips include the Beaumont Cherry Festival and Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival, both just about an hour’s drive from Irvine. Both festivals take place the first weekend of June this year.
The Beaumont Cherry Festival has been the biggest community event in Beaumont, CA for the past 98 years. The festival is a four-day event that takes place June 1st through the 4th. The Cherry Festival offers something for everyone in the form of booths, food, rides, games, music, and entertainment. The 2017 Entertainment lineup includes Brenton Wood, Vince Neil of Motley Crew, Jennifer Keith, and many others. The carnival grounds are open all 4 days of the festival, but operating hours vary. On Saturday start the day off with a Pancake Breakfast at City Hall followed by the Cherry Festival Parade at 10:30 am on Beaumont Street. The Saturday before the festival Stewart Park hosts the Cherry Festival Car Show.
Previously known as the Rancho California Balloon and Wine festival, the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival began in 1983. The festival combines some of the best natural attractions that the Temecula Valley has to offer. The three day festival takes place the first weekend of June. At the festival you will find top-name entertainment, wine tasting from local and other Southern California wineries, a kids faire, commercial exhibits, arts & crafts, food, and of course hot air balloon rides. The balloon rides will start at sunrise and take you into the skies above Lake Skinner. Balloon rides and entertainment are included with the price of your admission. Two stages are available for entertainment to provide performances for all tastes and ages.
No matter what festival you are going to, you will want to arrive in style. To find the perfect fuel-efficient vehicle in Irvine come into Irvine Auto Center today! We have a great selection of new and used vehicles in the Irvine area, and can get you the perfect summer road trip/festival vehicle. Both festivals are the same distance away from Irvine, so the only decisions you have to make are which festival you want to go to, and which vehicle is going to get you there! Let us here at Irvine Auto Center assist with the vehicle question with our fabulous inventory.
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