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Top 7 Things To Do in and around Stockton, California this November

November brings cooler temperatures, great events, and Thanksgiving to Stockton, California.

Click here to see November 2020 events happening in Stockton.

Information below is related to 2019 and is a sneak peek at what we hope you can expect again in 2021!

The holidays are upon us and there are so many things to do in November around Stockton, California with the entire family. Here are exciting activities to add to your calendar!

1. Stockton Kings Second Season

The Stockton Kings return for their second season at the Stockton Arena against the Santa Cruz Warriors on Friday, November 8 at 7pm. The whole family will experience NBA G League basketball action in Stockton, California, as Stockton Kings players captivate fans with a handful of dunks, alley-oops, and three-pointer scores on the court. See all their game dates here.

2. Stockton Veterans Week

Salute Veterans in honor of Stockton Veterans Week. There will be several events peppered around the city paying tribute to American veterans and military personnel during the week of November 2 through 11. For more information about Stockton Veterans Week, visit

3. Friends of the Fox Present: "Casablanca"

This must-see classic movie is showing on November 3rd at 2pm, at the Bob Hope Theatre. Casablanca is set during World War II first and premiered on November 26, 1942. Be sure to check out this romantic drama film!

Insider tip: arrive an hour early at 1:00pm for an hour of art, wine, snacks and music in celebration of the feature film!

4. Annual Trout Bout

Take the kids to the Annual Trout Bout at Oak Grove Regional Park on Saturday, November 16. Over 1,000 lbs. of Rainbow Trout, including trophy-size fish, will be planted for the tournament featuring both youth and adult competitions, food, and prizes for the top anglers. Learn more.

Kids fish FREE at this family-friendly event!

5. San Joaquin Potters Guild Annual Fine Arts Festival

Experience unique works of art of more than 30 professional artists at the Annual San Joaquin Potters Guild Fine Arts Festival at St. Basil’s Greek Orthodox Church on November 22-23. You will see and you can purchase a wide range of media from ceramics, sculptures, glass, and fiber artwork.

6. Hospice of San Joaquin Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Embrace the holiday season at Hospice of San Joaquin’s annual "Tree of Lights” ceremony, held on the Tuesday, November 26. This unique community event offers everyone an opportunity to gather and reflect in order to honor and remember their loved ones who have passed. You can even purchase "lights" in memory of a special person and a ceremony featuring music is held to celebrate the official lighting of the "Tree of Lights." Memory boards list the names of those recognized on a marquee at the base of the tree is on view through Dec. 31. Learn more.

7. Thanksgiving Run and Walk Against Hunger

Race around downtown Stockton, while you embrace the colors of the fall season, at Weber Point Events Center of November 28, Thanksgiving morning. Join over 4,000 runners and walkers for the annual Run & Walk Against Hunger, benefiting the Emergency Food Bank of Stockton/San Joaquin. Your kiddos will will appreciate the 1/4 mile run, which starts at 8am, while the 5K and 10K run/walk begin at 8:30am sharp! Learn more.

Other Events Happening in the Area:

Sandhill Crane Festival – November 1-3

Every first Friday, Saturday and Sunday in November, the Sandhill Crane Festival features 48 tours, with bus transport to many locations in the Lodi region. Admission to the festival is free, but donations are graciously accepted.

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