Top 9 Things You Need To Do in Stockton, California This September
Get out your calendars and mark these dates down, because we’ve got you covered for an exciting September in Stockton, California!
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Summer is coming to a close but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop in Stockton, California! From food and family festivals to car shows and outdoor movies, September is stocked full of events guaranteed to offer a memorable end to the summer season. So get out your calendars and mark these dates down because we’ve got you covered for September!
1. Annual Labor Day Pow Wow
Immerse yourself in the indigenous peoples of the West with the annual Labor Day Community Pow Wow August 31 through September 2. This truly unique event at the University of the Pacific features traditional ground ceremonies, drum circles, handmade art, and of course, plenty of food that will have your mouth watering. The pow wow is always free and open to the public. Learn more.
2. Black Family Day
Celebrate the essence of the African American culture with music, art, fashion, and food on Monday, September 3. The three-day festival at Weber Point Events Center reflects the resilience, diversity, and openness of black culture through lectures, speakers, entertainment groups, and vendors. Learn more.
3. California League Playoffs at Banner Island Ballpark
There's playoff baseball at Banner Island Ballpark. Regular season baseball comes to an end September 3 however, the Stockton Ports clinched a first-half division title and secured home-field advantage for the first round of the California League Playoffs. Game 1 and 2 are on September 5 and 6. See the schedule and stay up to date with the playoffs by following the Stockton Ports on Facebook.
4. Movies at the Point: “Jumanji”
Gather the whole family and bring out the popcorn on Friday, September 7! Movies at the Point will feature fantasy adventure film, Jumanji, under the relaxed starlit sky at Weber Point Event Center. If you have yet to experience an outdoor movie, now is the time before summer ends! Gates to the park open at 6:30 pm and the film starts promptly at dusk. Be sure to bring your comfy blanket, a light jacket, some lawn chairs, and of course, a picnic dinner from a local downtown restaurant. Learn more.
5. St. Basil's Annual Greek Festival
Satisfy your taste buds at the Annual St. Basil’s Greek Festival held on the second weekend of September at St Basil Greek Orthodox Church. Some of the festival’s highlights include Greek food, music and dancing. By the end of the night, you might find yourself saying, "OPA!" Learn more.
6. Sounds of Swenson
Wrap up summer in style with an evening of lively music at Swenson Park. Sounds of Swenson concludes its 2018 season on Thursday, September 13 with Sweet Taunts and The Blue. Pack the picnic basket or grub on food vendors on site. Learn more.
7. Family Day at the Park
This event at University Park gets bigger and better each year! In an effort to promote education and literacy in the community, Family Day at the Park on September 15 is an entertaining and informative gathering fun for all ages. The festivities involve more than 70 diverse booths specializing in learning and literacy projects for families, as well as performances by popular kid’s artists. Learn more.
8. Stockton Auto Show & Family Festival
Attend the Annual Stockton Auto Show & Family Festival on September 29. Auto-enthusiasts will flock to the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds to admire scores of vintage vehicles while enjoying live music. Attendees will appreciate the food & beer alley, family zone, entertainment stage, and local vendors. Learn more.
9. Stockton Jazz Festival
Get your jazz fix at the Stockton Jazz Festival on September 29. The festival is held at Weber Point Events Center celebrating its 7th year. The event features the best in jazz music by artists including Michel’le, Ronnine Laws, Tom Browne, Jeanett Harris, Steven Bernd, and more. Learn more.
Other Events Happening in the Area:
Lodi Grape Festival and Harvest Fair
Celebrate the grape harvest at the Lodi Grape Festival on September 13-16 at the Lodi Grape Festival Fairgrounds. The four-day festival features concessions, entertainment and a carnival, complete with traditional rides and games for the entire family to enjoy. Learn more.
Annual Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Dell’Osso Family Farm welcomes families for the twenty second year on September 29. The farm features a country store and pumpkin patch, three corn mazes with viewing platforms, a haunted castle, an express train, and much more! New this year, Cider Hill with an elevated view surrounded by water serving hard cider, beer and wine.
Need more recommendations throughout the Stockton region? You can text us 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm at (877) 778-6258 and you'll receive a live response from a member of our team. Discover something to do in Stockton every day of the year by checking out our events calendar today! Also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram - and be sure to use #VisitStockton during your visit!