As a reminder, Fourth of July fireworks have been canceled for both Temecula and Murrieta due to the coronavirus pandemic; however, Menifee will host an Independence Day Celebration with fireworks while maintaining social distancing at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 27. The parking lot at Mt. San Jacinto College, 28237 La Piedra Road, in Menifee will open at 7 p.m. and spaces are first come, first serve. Parking is free – the event will be hosted in drive-in style.

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As of Thursday, June 18, face masks are now mandatory in all public places. Don’t forget to wear a mask while out and about this week. Here’s the weekly entertainment roundup for June 28 to July 5:


Lake Elsinore Storm is hosting a Father’s Day experience.

On Sunday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lake Elsinore Storm is hosting a one-of-a-kind family experience. “Reserve Dad a Spot on the Storm Roster” is an open event with limited availability which will include batting practice on the field, lunch for the family, a Storm hat, a hair trim and beard shave provided by Major League Barbers, a locker-room experience and a coupon for a free round of golf at The Links at Summerly and more. Tickets are $195. 

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Lake Elsinore Storm’s Fourth of July Barbecue Bash

Lake Elsinore Storm has partnered with California Highway Patrol to create a dinner, fireworks and movie event for the Fourth of July. Dinner is included: barbecue chicken and beef brisket, served with coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, corn and a roll. Fireworks will be launched from the T-Peninsula at the Levy, behind the dining area. They’ll also be showing Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger.” Local live music is to be announced. Tickets start at $125 per table. 

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Old Town Blues Club

Live entertainment:

Come out and see Casey Hensley live at the Old Town Blues Club in Temecula Old Town. Show starts at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, June 28. 

The 44s live at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 2.

Tralaine Roslyn debuts at OTBC at 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 3.

JD Priest live at 9 p.m., Friday, July 3.

Travis Daggett live at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, July 4.

Len Rainey and The Midnight Players live at 9 p.m., Saturday, July 4.

“Wake up Maggie,” a “Rod Stewart” Tribute Show live at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, July 5.

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Karaoke nights at Old Town Pub in Temecula

Starting June 18, join in karaoke nights every Sunday through Thursday night starting at 7 p.m. until closing time. Old Town Pub is located at 28677 Old Town Front Street, in Temecula. 

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Bel Vino Winery 

Live entertainment:

Monty Seward live at Bel Vino Sunday, June 28, from noon to 4 p.m.

Pro City DJ is featured July 4 from noon to 4 p.m.

The Get Down Party performs July 5 from noon to 4 p.m. 


Europa Village

Live entertainment: 

Dustin Jake will be performing at C’est La Vie Sunday, June 28, at 1 p.m., and his music is a mix of pop, jazz, acoustic-soul and hip-hop.

Spanish guitarist Vadim Brunell will be performing in La Plaza at Bolero, Sunday, June 28, at 1 p.m.

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Peltzer Family Movie Night

On July 3, come visit Peltzer Winery in Temecula’s Wine Country for a night out from 6-9 p.m. Watch Disney’s “Zootopia” and kick off the Fourth of July weekend. They will also have a painting booth by Pretty Paints available from 6-8 p.m. Popcorn and snacks will be available for purchase, and food trucks are to be announced. 

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Virtual event for Fourth of July – City of Temecula

While Temecula has canceled their annual in-person fireworks show due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Community Service Department will host an online concert by the Mighty Untouchables at 8 p.m. on their Facebook page, TemeculaParksAndRec. Following the concert, they’ll have a virtual firework show at 9 p.m., and will also have a list of activities, recipes and playlists to take part in at home. 

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