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What’s Happening in Canyon Lake October 2015?

By CanyonLakeSoCal | Canyon Lake Events

October 2015 Canyon Lake Events

Fall is here! But that doesn’t mean the summer fun has to stop.  Canyon Lake has your October loaded with great events for the whole family.

Canyon Lake Car Show – Next Saturday, October 10, 9 to 3:30 p.m. – The Lodge

Canyon Lake Car Show Poster Canyon Lake EventsThis will be the 10th annual Canyon Lake Car Show, a family friendly event that brings in more than 300 classic and custom pre 1973 vehicles, plus food and merchandise vendors.  Following the event there will be a Car Show Dinner-Dance with live entertainment at 6:00pm at the lodge.  Admission for the dinner-dance is $25.  As Canyon Lake Events go, this is always a community favorite.  Here’s the schedule but you can also get more information on the Canyon Lake Car Club website.

Schedule:
7-9am        Classic cars park and shine
9am           Show begins
9-11am      Judging
2pm           Temescal High School Drum Line
2pm           Live charity auction for the Progeria Foundation
3pm           Car Show awards
3:30           Cruise around the lake

Pet Parade – Sunday, October 11, at 11:30 – Towne Center

The Canyon Lake Farmers Market will hold its annual Pet Parade in the Towne Center Free to all pets as long as their in costume.  Some of the categories in the pet costume contest are Cutest, Spookiest, Funniest, Most Original and Pet/Owner Look Alike.  There will be prizes!

Renaissance Fair – October 17, 1 to 5 p.m. – Holiday Harbor

Members of the Jr. Women’s Club and the Family Matters Club are combining forces to present the inaugural Renaissance Faire at Holiday Harbor.

Waterski Tournament – Saturday and Sunday, October 17-18, at 8:00a.m. – North Ski Area

The North Ski Area will be busy with the “PB Challenge 3,” which stands for “personal best.”  Skiers will be put to the test, to beat their personal best. The slalom starts both days at 8 a.m.   Come out and cheer on your local skiers to beat their personal best.  It will be a lot of fun to watch!

Parade of Frights – October 24, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Towne Center

The annual Parade of Frights will be held in the Towne Center on  In addition to trick-or-treating for candy at local businesses, there will be carnival games and costume contests.

Musical Memories – October 24, at 7:30 p.m. – Indian Beach

Canyon Lake Community Theatre is hosting “a trip down memory lane” at Indian Beach.  In addition the Community Theater Group is hosting a benefactor dinner and concert.  This is a multimedia event showcasing 20 years of the club’s musicals.

Halloween Carnival – October 31, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Holiday Harbor

Parade of Frights Pumpkins Canyon Lake EventsThe Family Matters Club will hold its 2nd annual Halloween Carnival at Holiday Harbor. The free event will offer game booths, prizes, tattoos, costume contest and face-painting. Snacks will be available for purchase.

That is your guide to Canyon Lake Events for October, so get out and enjoy the changing of the seasons and activities in Beautiful Canyon Lake.

As a reminder, the Canyon Lake Golf Course will be closed for Maintenance – On Monday, October 5 through Friday the 23, for annual over-seeding and maintenance.  The Country Club Restaurant will also be closed Oct.12 through Oct.15.  When the course re-opens expect the fairways and greens to be ready for a great fall/winter season.

New Year’s Eve Celebrations Around Town

By Elle | Canyon Lake Events

Put on your party hat(s) and dancing shoes for these upcoming New Year’s Eve Celebrations!  The only problem you’ll have is picking out which one you’ll be going to!

Canyon Lake SoCal Lighthouse and LodgeLighthouse Restaurant NYE Celebration ~ Canyon Lake

Light Up Your New Year’s at the Lighthouse Restaurant right here in Canyon Lake!  From 8:00 pm until 1:00 am on the Eve of the New Year, you can enjoy libations and dancing to a live DJ’s sounds.  Hors d”oeuvres will include shrimp cocktail, vegetable crudité, pesto bruschetta, cheese plates, fruit displays, stuffed mushrooms and Italian sausage, mini beef and chicken teriyaki, pot stickers, stuffed jalapeño poppers, mini assorted dessert choices and a complimentary champagne toast.  Tickets for this event is $30 per individual.  You can pick up your tickets at the Lighthouse Restaurant and make sure to call 951.244.6841 ext 771 to make reservations.

A Senior New Year’s Eve ~ Canyon Lake

Another Canyon Lake New Year’s Eve Party is the Senior’s New Year’s Eve Party celebrating New Year’s Eve on Central Time!  The party starts at 5:00 pm and held at the Canyon Lake Senior Center.  There will be music, fun and food for a ticket price of $25 per person.  Tickets are available at the Association’s Member Services Office.

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Pepe’s Mexican New Year’s ~ Canyon Lake

Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina just outside of the Main Gate here in Canyon Lake is hosting their New Year’s Eve Party where seating times are at 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm (they ask that when you make your reservations to specify your seating time).  There will be dancing music provided by “On The Roxx” so get ready to dance the night away, too!  There are 3 different packages to choose from.  Package 1 is drinks from 9:00 pm until midnight with a glass of champagne to toast in the New Year for $50.  Package 2 includes prime rib or chicken cordon bleu dinner in the dining room and reserved seating in the bar, drinks from 9:00 pm until midnight with a glass of champagne for the toast.  Price of package 2 is $75.  Package 3 is $100 per person which includes all of package 2 with your personal cocktail server for drinks in the bar.  Each of these packages does not include the price of shots.  Please note that when making reservations, your credit card will be charged and there will not be any refunds.  Call and make your reservations by dialing 951.244.7373.

The Sports Stop New Year’s Eve Buffet ~ Canyon Lake

A buffet on New Year’s Eve?  What a great idea!  Nonstop fun and nonstop food at the Sports Stop!  The buffet will include fresh fruit, cheese and crackers, shrimp cocktail, tri-tip, chicken marsala, garlic mashed potatoes, salads, desserts including cheesecake with fresh strawberry sauce AND triple chocolate brownies!  Brunch starts at 5:30 pm and price per person is $18.99.  Brunch also includes midnight champagne to ring in the New Year!  So think about partying it up at The Sports Stop for New Year’s Eve!  After all, it’s just outside the Main Gate here in Canyon Lake!

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An Old Town NYE Celebration at Baily’s ~ Old Town Temecula

Baily’s Nightclub New Year’s Eve Bash will be a night full of fun with two levels of people, three full bars and music from DJ Ruffnek and DJ A-Lyfe, Gogos Jazmine, Felicia & Kimmy Jayy!  There will be party favors and champagne for the New Year’s Toast.  It will be an “unforgettable experience” as their invitation states!  Presales tickets are available for $20 per person ($30 per couple as an online sale from Dec 15-28).  Click here for presale tickets if you’re interested!

Winery NYE Choices ~ Temecula

Head down to Winery Town in Temecula for a New Year’s Eve Celebration of fun!  Here are just a couple of wineries to check out for New Year’s Eve!

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starts at 7:00 pm with the beautiful music of Missy Andersen.  Hang out with friends and the fun Miramonte staff and close in on 2014 til midnight!  There is no cover charge for this event so make sure to come early and grab yourself a table under the stars (by a heater).  🙂  You’ll for sure have a grand ol’ time!

  • Wilson Creek Winery

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has their very own Studio 54 New Year’s Eve Celebration where you can boogie the night away with Jimmy Jones and the Disco Inferno.  There will be lots of food stations set up for you party animals as well as an open bar, live entertainment such as go-go dancers, a DJ and a countdown to midnight!  Oh, not to mention, there will be champagne, too!  We can’t forget that!  Tickets are $190 and $170 for Wine Club Members.  Check out the Wilson Creek Winery’s website to make reservations.  Please note the prices above do not include tax or gratuity.

reservedTesoro’s Italian Cuisine’s Dance and Foodie NYE Celebration ~ Murrieta

Looking for somewhere to ring in the New Year closer to Canyon Lake and enjoy a great sit-down meal?  How about Tesoro Italian Cuisine in Murrieta?  Tesoro’s New Year’s Eve Celebration starts at 8:00 pm and includes a full course special dinner and champagne to toast in 2014.  The appetizer choices are fried calamari and chorizo-stuffed dates wrapped in maple bacon.  Salad will be strawberry spinach drizzled with a champagne vinaigrette.  Entree choices are filet mignon and fresh lobster or prime rib or Chilean sea bass with champagne risotto and asparagus and to finish you off, killer dessert choices of tiramisu and pumpkin cheesecake to boot!  Dance to jazzy Motown music played by TMK and the Allstars all night.  Prices are $80 per person (prepaid), $85 at the door (the night of).  Call for reservations 951.609.1266.  $40 deposit is required to hold your reservations.  The venue is quaint and small, so make sure to get your name on the list to ensure you get a good seat!

We’re sure there are more parties around town that you can choose from, but these are the ones that we knew about and wanted to share.

Let’s keep in mind….cabride

Now, we all know the goal is to have a great time ringing in the New Year, but let’s make sure to stay safe and sound.  So, please don’t drink and drive and write down these numbers in case you need some transportation after a night of celebrating.

  • Let’s Roll Taxi ~ 951.223.8294 (Canyon Lake)
  • Blue Crown City Cab ~ 951.973.6011 (Menifee)
  • Yellow Cab ~ 951.296.0007 (Murrieta)
  • Finish Line Taxi ~ 951.473.0333 (Murrieta)
  • Blacks Taxi ~ 951.551.8847 (Temecula)
  • Red Top City Cab ~ 951.694.3333 (Temecula)

Have a great New Year, all and let’s make 2014 an even better one!

 

 

 

Boat Parade of Lights Shines Bright for the Holidays

By CanyonLakeSoCal | Canyon Lake Events

Canyon Lake Boat ParadeEvery year this event gets better and better as Canyon Lakers come up with more creative lighting displays for their vessels.  Growing by a few entries each year, the parade keeps getting bigger and makes for a great evening of entertainment and not surprisingly coincides with a lot of local Christmas parties.

The parade starts at 5:00pm on Saturday at the East Bay launch ramp and makes a full run down the East Bay through the boat tunnel, all the way up to the north end of the Main Lake and back down to finish at Holiday Harbor.  If you live on the water or are partying with friends on the water, then you’ll have a front row seat almost anywhere on the lake.

If you don’t have a back deck to view from, here’s a list of public areas that are excellent vantage points:  On the East Bay, Indian Beach, Roadrunner Park and Diamond Point Park all offer great views and lots of space to get comfortable with lawn chairs and a thermos of hot cocoa.

On the Main Lake, Holiday Harbor is a great venue and also happens to be where the boats finish the cruise at.  Additionally, you can get refreshments and hot cocoa at the park while you’re watching.  Sunset Beach offers the largest area to spread out and bring the family and offers the opportunity to see the parade twice as it passes by that area of the lake on it’s route.  The boardwalk around the lodge and pool area near the Lighthouse is also a great area to get up close and personal.

If you live on the west side of Canyon Lake, then Moonstone Beach off of Whirlaway  Ct. is a great viewing area.  If you’re new to Canyon Lake or just visiting, refer to our map below for viewing locations.

If you are planning on photographing the parade, here are a few tips.

  • If your camera has a night setting or fireworks setting, they sometimes also shoot holiday lights well.
  • You can choose the action setting and you can adjust your white balance to “tungsten” if your camera has it.  If burst mode is available, that sometimes make it’s easier to capture at least a few good shots out of the series.
  • Try turning off your flash to really capture the brightness of the lights from the boats.  Leaving the flash on, may wash out the lights.
  • Use a tripod if you have it because most night settings on a camera will increase exposure and can cause blurriness if you don’t hold still.  If you zoom in to catch a far away boat, it just makes the problem worse so use the tripod for best quality photos.

Want to catch some other fantastic Holiday Light Boat Parades this year?  Try a few of these (click the links for more details and routes):

Marina Del Rey Boat ParadeNewport Beach Boat Parade | Dec 18th-22nd – known as the oldest Holiday Boat Parade in the US at 105 years strong.

Dana Point Harbor Parade | Dec 13th & 14th – 39 years running and a pretty easy drive from Canyon Lake over Hwy 74.

Naples Long Beach Boat Parade | Dec 21st – always a fun event and close to Second street shopping and dining.

Marina Del Rey Boat Parade | Dec 14th – this long running event features a fireworks show (same day as Canyon Lake parade unfortunately).

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights | Dec 15th – almost 100 boats participate each year.

Remember to dress warm and bring a blanket and maybe some warm drinks to sip on.  It’s cold down by the water.

 

Photo credits: MDR Boat Parade, Naples Boat Parade & Port of San Diego via Flickr.com

 

Post Update

Well, it was a great boat parade this year with even more entries than last and some very creative efforts.  We even had a fire breathing dragon!  Here are a few photos taken from Indian Beach.

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Holidays Are Here, December Activities in Canyon Lake

By CanyonLakeSoCal | Canyon Lake Events

ribbon 3If you’re reading this, it means you survived Black Friday.  And hopefully you’ve enjoyed a great Thanksgiving week with family and friends in Canyon Lake.  The holidays are officially here and that means lots of great activities as we wrap up November and head into December and January.  Here’s a brief guide to upcoming festivities.

Nov 30th, 1:00pm – Small Business Saturday at Canyon Lake Towne Center | Part of a national push to keep holiday dollars local and support small business, the event starts at the Towne Center at 1:00pm tomorrow.   Swing by and see if you can fill a few items on your list with local businesses.

Dec 1st, 11:00am – Holiday Home Tour | See how a few of your fellow Canyon Lakers decorate for the holidays on this special tour of five homes.  Swing by the lodge early for a Holiday Boutique and a chance to win holiday decorations.  Cost of the tour is $15.

Gary Bonner SingersDec 5th, 7:00pm – Gary Bonner Concert | Once again this year the Gary Bonner Singers are going to entertain Canyon Lakers with a variety of holiday music at The Lodge at 7:00pm.  Get your tickets at the Canyon Lake POA offices before Thursday.  Tickets are $25.

Dec 8th, 5:00pm – Tree Lighting | Come spread the holiday cheer at The Lodge starting at 5:00 and hang around for Mr. & Mrs. Claus.  Please bring a few cans of food to help out the Junior Women’s Club Food Drive.

Dec 13th, Evening – Golf Cart Club Toy Drive | After a successful event last year, this year’s parade and toy drive is expected to be even better with oodles and oodles of toys for children in need.

Dec 14th, 9:00am – Breakfast with Santa | His sleigh isn’t ready yet, but his Mastercraft is!  So join him at the Ski Club Pavillion as he skis in for photos with the kids.  Pancakes will be served!

Dec 14th, 3:00pm – Choraleers Christmas Concert | The Canyon Lake Choraleers will be getting everyone in the spirit with their annual concert.  Tickets are $8.

Dec 14th, 5:00pm – Boat Parade of Lights | Grab a thermos full of hot chocolate or warm toddies and find a spot along the shore or one of our many beaches to watch this fun annual event on the lake.  Every year it gets a little bigger and the boats get more creative.  Expect to see some old favorites and some new entries.

Dec 22nd, 10:00am – Brunch with Santa | He really gets around and on Sunday he’ll be joining the community at The Lighthouse Restaurant for brunch.  Another great opportunities to get photos with Santa and enjoy a great meal at the same time.  Free for kids under 7 and only $11.95 for kids 8-12.

Dec 31st – New Years Eve Party | They’ll be ringing in 2014 at The Lodge as is customary with dinner, drinks and of course champagne.  There will also be festivities at the senior center.

Jan 1st, 11:00am – New Years Brunch | Crawl back to The Lighthouse restaurant for this special brunch to celebrate the new year.  $19.95 if you go to the New Year’s Eve Ball.

polar-bear-plungeJanuary 4th – Polar Bear Ski Day | This event separates the boys from the men, the girls from the women or the sane from the crazy.  Come out and take a run in your Bermudas if you dare.  As a consolation, there will be a fire and hot cocoa, and you’ll have bragging rights… when your teeth stop chattering.

Photo credit: bonnermusic.com

Car Club Flexes it’s Muscle Cars This Weekend

By CanyonLakeSoCal | Canyon Lake Events

Canyon Lake Car Club Car ShowThe Canyon Lake Car Club is sponsoring it’s annual Car Show this weekend at the Lodge.  Hundreds of car collectors from the community and locally will by shinin’ and showin’ all day Saturday.  The October Car Show is always a spectacular event.

Canyon Lake has an exceptional group of car collectors and most weekends, you can see a few classics cruising around the lake.  It’s not really a surprise to know that there are hundreds of classic cars in the community making a big garage a coveted thing around here.

Each year the Car Club with it’s 158 members participates in events and rides all over Southern California.  They also volunteer and donate time and proceeds to help good causes, local and national charities.  Silent auction proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Progeria Research Foundation.

Canyon Lake ShelbySo what can you expect to see at the Car Show this weekend?  You’ll see a variety of pre 1973 custom rods, muscle cars, woody’s and probably a few unique autos you’ve never heard of.  There will be Mustangs, GTO’s, T-Birds, Classic Corvettes, Convertibles, Sedans, and maybe even a Studebaker or two.  It’s a fun event that will feature classic music, food, drinks, vendor booths and more.

Get there between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm and leave yourself lots of time to see all the sweet rides.  There will be a cruise around the lake at 3:30 which should be fun to watch – it’s not often you see a classic car caravan of this size on the road.  The weather should be perfect this weekend with temps in the 70’s so it’s a great time to get out and see some cool cars.

If you have a pre- 1973 classic car and are interested in joining the Canyon Lake Car Club, you can get more information on their website.

Canyon Lake Car Club

 

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Wakeboard Club Final Tournament of the Year (and more Oktoberfest)

By CanyonLakeSoCal | Canyon Lake Events

The Canyon Lake Wakeboard Club is hosting it’s final tournament of the year Saturday at the Lake Elsinore Channel.  Riders of all ages and abilities will be competing for points and prizes as they finish up a great season of riding.

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The Wakeboard Club has been supporting the sport in our community for years and their volunteers work tirelessly because of a love for the sport.  A lot of great wakeboarders call Canyon Lake home and have developed their skills over the years riding in the club tournaments… guys like Jacob and  Eddie Valdez who grew up on the backwaters of Canyon Lake.  Great riders and instructors like Brent Baum and Noah Petrich help support the club activities and events throughout the year.

Wakeboard Club 2The Lake Elsinore channel is a great location for contests because of ample parking, easy access, and a panoramic view of the action.  If you want to check out the tourney this weekend, head down to the channel next to Storm Stadium after 9:00 am.  If you want to get in on the action and get a few pulls behind the boat, get there at 8:00 am for registration.

Check out the Wakeboard Club’s website for more information about this weekend and their other events.

Lake Elsinore OktoberfestIf you’re hungry after riding or watching the action in the channel, head next door to Storm Stadium for their annual Oktoberfest celebration from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday… or come back Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Showcase breweries include Hangar 24, Bootleggers Brewery, Karl Strauss, New Belgium, and Sam Adams.

You can expect great German food, an Oompa band and lots of great activities for all ages in typical Storm Stadium fashion.  There will also be a wide variety of local artisans, crafters, and businesses with their own booths.

OompaBandThe Rotary Club of Lake Elsinore has sponsored this great event for three years running and it never disappoints.  You can purchase tickets on site.  Admission is only $5.00 – beers and food are separate.  Or you can purchase one of the taster packages.  Bring your lederhosen and please drink responsibly.

* Wakeboard photos and logo courtesy of Canyon Lake Wakeboard club and Glen Burk Photography.  Oktoberfest photos attributed to Storm Entertainment.

 

 

 

Things To Do Around Canyon Lake Sept 21-22

By CanyonLakeSoCal | Canyon Lake Events

Cooler weekends in Canyon Lake are here and there are lots of great things to do in and around the community.  The water is still warm so daytime skiing or paddle boarding are still great options or grab the family and hang out in the park or at the beach… or try one of our event suggestions below.

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Little Shop of Horrors | 7:30 pm Saturday

Indian Beach comes alive with the Canyon Lake Community Theatre’s production of Little Shop of Horrors.  Enjoy a great night of entertainment under the stars this weekend or next.  Call 951-746-4619 for tickets.  Arrive early to catch the pre-show and get good seats.  General admission tickets are $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors, students, and children.

Oktoberfest Canyon LakeOktoberfest | 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Saturday

This annual Chamber of Commerce event is always fun with some great food, drinks, and entertainment and the ever popular American Bavarian Brass Band.  Bring your lederhosen; we’ll see you at the Towne Center.

Canyon Lake Farmer’s Market | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Sunday

Every Sunday in the back of the Towne Center, catch local artisans, vendors, and farmers with all kinds of good stuff. Check page A-14 of this week’s Friday Flyer for a coupon.  Come out and support local business.

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Missy ANderson MiramonteMissy Anderson at Miramonte Winery | Saturday 7:00 pm

The queen of all local soul, rhythm and blues never disappoints.  She’ll be groovin’ outdoors on the patio starting at 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm.  Get the full scoop on Missy at her website.  Try some great Miramonte wines and if you’re hungry, order the Charcuterie Board – the pickled pepper and tapenade are delicious.

 

Lake Elsinore

Survivor Mud Run | Saturday 9:00 am

It’s not to late to sign up for this dirty event and if you’re not in great shape it’s ok because there is a short 5k course. Known for one of the longest slip n’ slides in North America that empty right into the lake, this mud run is always fun.  If getting dirty is not your thing, then just come down to storm stadium and cheer on the filthy people coming into the stadium… it’s cheap entertainment.

 

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Carlsbad Music Festival | Saturday and Sunday 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dubbed ” Adventurous Music by the Beach”, this eclectic musical event is sure to expand your harmonic horizons.  Most events take place at Magee Park.  It’s a pretty short walk to the beach, so if you don’t like what you hear, you can always stick your toes in the sand.

 

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LA County Fair | Until September 29th

If you missed the San Diego and OC Fairs this year, it’s okay because you still have the LA County Fair at the Pomona Fairplex until the end of the month.  Great onstage entertainment, delicious food and plenty of animal and people watching.

Little Shop of Horrors Opens at Indian Beach Thursday

By CanyonLakeSoCal | Canyon Lake Events

Canyon Lake Community Theatre Little Shop of Horrors It’s that time of the year again when the Canyon Lake Community Theatre and Performing Arts Association puts on it’s annual production in the park.  The stage at Indian Beach has already been transformed into a professional looking set for this year’s performance of Little Shop of Horrors.

The Community Theatre group has been performing at Indian Beach since 1992 and has put on some amazing productions over the years including The Wizard of Oz, Annie Jr., Nunsense, and many others.  Every year this group of local performers entertains residents with at least one grand production in the park and other smaller performances throughout the season.  This local group of performers and crew take their craft very seriously and never disappoint.

Canyon Lake Community TheatreThis year’s production runs starts Thursday night and runs the 19th – 21st and then again next week the 26th – 28th with shows starting at 7:30 nightly.  There is a special Benefactor Dinner and Show on Friday Sept 20th starting at 5:45.  Tickets for the benefactor event are $35.00 and include dinner.  All other shows are $15 for assigned seating and $12 for general open seating with discount tickets available for seniors, students, and children.  Thursday night each week is family night with tickets costing only $8 for general seating.  Contact the ticket hotline at 951-746-4619 to reserve tickets.

Here is a little more information about the Little Shop of Horrors directly from the Canyon Lake Community Theatre website:

A down and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood.  Soon “Audrey II” grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for
feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination!

Come out for a fun evening in the park and support our local artists.  We’ll see you out under the lights.

Summer is over in Canyon Lake, now what?

By CanyonLakeSoCal | Canyon Lake Events

Well, maybe not officially over but Labor Day has passed so no more big summer holidays.  Taco Tuesday is finished for the year.  No more Friday night movies at Holiday Harbor.

But don’t let that stop you from having some fun in Canyon Lake because fall is a great time for events and really probably the best time for getting on the water.  Average daytime temperatures typically run in the 70’s and 80’s and the water temp is still close to 80 degrees.  Most of the summer crowd have put the boats away so there is much less traffic on the lake this time of year.  It’s really ideal if you want to get some wakeboarding or waterskiing in.

It’s also a great time to play golf or maybe learn the sport for the first time.  Cooler temps make the golf course much more enjoyable and if you want take lessons, the guys at the pro shop offer outstanding instruction at a reasonable price.  Just keep in mind that the golf course is closed for over seeding for 3 weeks in October so check with the pro shop to get the exact dates.

The fall season is also a great time for events in Canyon Lake with a full calendar of great things to do.  Here are a few of our favorite activities:

Sunday BrunchesThe Lighthouse is open every Sunday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm for brunch and there is no better time or place to relax and take in the beautiful fall days.

Miss Canyon Lake Pageant – Tickets are still available for Saturday night’s pageant and the crowning of Miss Canyon Lake.  You can purchase tickets at the event for $10 so come out and support all the ladies who have worked so hard to represent Canyon Lake.

Ski Tourney – The Canyon Lake Ski Club is running their fall tourney this weekend at the North Causeway.  If you want to see some impressive rooster tails, get out there Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 am and cheer on the skiers.  For big air, head to the Ski Jump Lagoon at noon Saturday.

Little Shop of Horrors / Canyon Lake Community Theatre – The biggest event of the year for the Community Theatre!  Come out to Indian Beach for an evening of entertainment under the stars while the Theatre rolls out Little Shop of Horrors.  It really is an impressive event for Canyon Lake with a professionally built stage and great talent from the community.  Shows run in the evenings for two weeks September 19th-21st and 26th-28th.  Shows start at 7:30.

Western BBQ – Come out for some great grub at Eastport Park October 5th from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Canyon Lake Car ShowCar Show – The Canyon Lake Car Show will be at the lodge again this year on October 12th and you can expect to see some amazing hot rods and classic cars.  Lots of other fun events that day

Chili Cook-off – One of our favorite events  every year is the chili cook-off at Holiday Harbor.  Typically over 20 great cooks show up to vie for 1st place but your taste buds are the real winners.  Beer and wine are usually available and the cost is reasonable.  This year’s event is October 19th.

Oktoberfest – This rowdy and fun event will be held in the Towne Center this year on September 21st from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and will feature all the great food, drink, and fun that Oktoberfest is known for.

Art Walk – The Canyon Lake Art Association will be showcasing some great community artists on October 19th and 20th during the Open Studios Tour.  Pick up your map and get more details at the POA office starting October 16th.  You don’t really have to walk; we suggest the golf cart.  😉

We’ll see you out there!

 

Things to do Around Canyon Lake August 9th – 11th

By CanyonLakeSoCal | Canyon Lake Events

It’s a quiet weekend for events in Canyon Lake, but the weather is going to be awesome with temps in the low 90’s so it should be a great weekend to hang out in the boat on the East Bay or grab the paddle board or kayak and do some cruising.  There are Farmer’s Markets in Corona and Temecula on Saturday and in Canyon Lake on Sunday.  You could always catch a Storm game and fireworks just down the road in Lake Elsinore or venture out a little further for some great entertainment. There’s plenty to do outside the lake so use our little event guide to come up with a great plan for your weekend.

Canyon Lake

Canyon Lake Movie NightFriday Movie Night | 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Friday

Catch a fun family film outdoors tonight at Holiday Harbor.  Tonight, it’s Puss in Boots starring Antonio Banderas.  There are only two more Movie Nights this season so get out and enjoy them.

2 for $20 Menu’s at the Lighthouse and Country Club | Friday and Saturday Nights

Friday nights at the Country Club and Friday and Saturday nights at the Lighthouse feature great 2 for $20 dollar menus.  You get soup or salad, entrée, and dessert for 2 people – it’s pretty hard to be for a cheap date night.  There’s usually a little bit of on stage entertainment as well.

Temecula

Hot Summer Nights in Old Town Friday 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Head down to Old Town to catch live music , entertainment and some great grub and drinks.  This Friday night event is always free and it’s a great place to get social or do some people watching.

Shakespeare in the Vines | Saturday and Sunday 7:30

Europa Village Winery will be featuring Shakespeare in the Vines for just a few more weekends so if you haven’t been out to see these one-of-a-kind evening shows, you better hurry.  Saturday’s show is sold out, but tickets should still be available for Sunday if you get online and book them fast.

 

Corona

Rockin’ at Dos Lagos Concert Series | Saturday 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This Saturday it’s Pretzel Logic – A Steely Dan Tribute.  Check it out in the parking lot near T.G.I. Fridays and bring your lawn chairs and blankets.

 

San Diego

Michael Bolton at Embarcadero Marina Park | Friday and Saturday

Michael brings his “Time, Love, and Tenderness” show to San Diego this weekend featuring songs from his latest CD titled Hitsville USA – a tribute to Motown.

 

Costa Mesa / Orange County

Events around Canyon LakeRoger Daltrey at Orange County Fair | Saturday 8:15pm

You better, you better, you bet it’s Roger Daltrey at the OC Fair The OC fair which is drawing to a close pretty soon.  This weekend you can also catch Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin and Oingo Boingo tribute bands at the fair .  Check the Fair website for official times, tickets and info.

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