Special Events


A message from our Special Events Team:

While we may not be able to physically connect to our community through our usual events, the Special Events Team is still here for you! We will continue to bring you Virtual Special Events to help you stay connected to your community through activities, crafts, or photo challenges you can safely do at home. 

We hope you enjoy our Virtual Special Events as you stay safe and healthy while having #TemeculaFUNatHome

Educational Photo Challenge

August is often associated with “Back to School Month,” so why not participate in an “educational” photo challenge? A different school subject will be selected each in week in August and you are encouraged to participate in a photo challenge related to the subject. Participate in one or both challenges of the week. All participants are eligible to receive City swag at the conclusion of the challenge.

Remember to maintain social distancing and wear a mask as needed while participating in the photo challenges.

Email your name and photo to Tracy.Courts@TemeculaCA.gov

August 3-7: History

  • Sam Hicks Monument Park is a great destination for school field trips. It wouldn’t be the same without learning about the historical rock located right in the park. Stop by and take a picture of the “They Passed This Way” monument. 
  • Did you know that the City of Temecula has a sister city in Daisen-Nakayama, Japan? To celebrate our sisterhood, we have a Japanese Garden featured at the Temecula Duck Pond. Stop by and take a picture of your favorite part of the garden.

August 10-14: Physical Education

  • Need to work on your jump shot? Visit a park near you that has a basketball court. There are 13 to choose from. Depending on which part of Temecula you live in, you could visit Pala Park, Temeku Hills Park or Winchester Creek Park to name a few. 
  • Which park would you visit to practice your soccer kick? There are a handful of parks with open fields such as Kent Hintergardt Memorial Park and Harveston Community Park.

August 17-21: Performing Arts

  • The Mercantile Building is said to be the first brick building in Temecula, built in 1890. Today, we refer to it as The Merc and it operates as a great venue for musical performances and art exhibits. Strike a pose and take a picture in front of The Merc! 
  • When it’s open, there’s always an amazing show taking place at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater! Stop by the Temecula Theater courtyard and take a picture in front of the “dancer wall” that acknowledges donations from the Temecula Theater Foundation. It’s easily visible when you walk through the parking lot of Pennypickle’s Workshop.

August 24-28: Science

  • There are over 40 parks in the City of Temecula and while many are known for their play structures, Skyview Park was designed to showcase water-wise landscaping and drought-tolerant species. Check out the many plants featured at Skyview Park and take a picture of your favorite.
  • The “Build Your Own Boat Regatta” is an annual event that takes place in August. At this event, participants must build a boat using only cardboard and duct tape. It’s also important to understand the scientific law of buoyancy as you build a cardboard boat sturdy enough to support two people. Although we are unable to host the event in person this year, we are challenging you to a build your own boat at home! You can choose to build a boat capable of supporting a family member or keep it small. Take a picture of the boat you build.