Cool Things To Do in July in Stockton, California | Visit Stockton

Cool Things To Do in July in Stockton, California

Looking for the best happenings in Stockton, California this July?

Fill your calendars up with all kinds of family fun in Stockton, California! Take a look at our suggestions for the best activities, which include Independence Day celebrations, a day on the water, and outdoor concerts and movies! Interested in having Visit Stockton’s Weekly Events slide directly to your inbox so you can be the first to know of the upcoming things to do throughout the year? Sign up by clicking here now!

Below is our guide to the best things to do in Stockton, CA in July. For all our July events, click here!

Celebrate Independence Day!

The sun is out, the temp is high, and everything is decked out in red, white, & blue! Celebrate the 4th of July with a few all-American activities right here in Stockton.

  • Stockton Ports Ballgame - What's more American than going to a baseball game? The Stockton Ports are in town and will be taking on the Fresno Grizzlies. Their Independence Day celebration is HUGE, so join the team in celebrating a win (hopefully) with their Independence Day Celebration & post-game fireworks extravaganza presented by Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort.
  • Annual Barron Hilton Fireworks Display - Of course no Independence Day celebration is complete without a brilliant fireworks display. Head out to Mandeville Tip County Park and watch as the waters of the Delta are set aglow with a dazzling show in the sky above.
  • 4th of July Parade in Downtown Stockton - Who doesn't love a parade? The procession kicks off at 10am and is filled with all sorts of entries celebrating our independence and the men and women who made it possible. It starts at Weber and El Dorado, north on El Dorado to Oak, left on Oak to Center, left on Center, south on Center to Weber, right on Weber.
  • 4th of July Fest in Downtown Stockton - After the parade, head to Weber Point Events Center for a full day of kids activities, live music, food vendors, and fireworks! Festivities start at 12pm and conclude with the firework show at around 9:30pm.

Spend an Afternoon on the Water!

In the heat of July, we look for ways to keep cool while out and about. Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to get out on the water in Stockton, California. These places offer an abundance of kayaking and paddle-boarding renting options either on the picturesque San Joaquin River or on a relaxed lake. Make a day on the water with the whole family and don’t forget the sunscreen!

  • Right next to Bobs At The Marina, H2O excursions in Village West Marina has a whole slew of ways for you to get on the water. You can charter a cruise, rent a pontoon boat, hop in a kayak or on a stand up paddle board. They even have hydrobikes for rent!
  • Situated in Lodi’s northwest corner, Lodi Lake Park is open weekends only, offering an abundance of rentals such as kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddle boards to name a few, on an hourly or four-hour basis.
  • Looking to tie-up and see the sights? The Stockton Marina, located in beautiful Downtown Stockton is a great place to dock your boat and explore the historic waterfront, shop, and dine while enjoying an afternoon on the Delta!

Take in the sights and sounds of Stockton

One of the countless things we love about Stockton, California in July are all of the free outdoor concerts and movies to watch under the stars. These parks offer a welcoming, family friendly atmosphere full of sensational music for the mature crowd and a playful environment for the young in age.

  • Music in the Park -Wednesday nights at Victory Park are filled with the sounds of music and people gathering, dancing, and picnicking! From now through August, enjoy both regional and local acts in the beautiful, shade-filled setting from 6 to 8 pm. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and maybe a bite to eat as you hang out with several dozen of your closest music-loving friends.
  • Haggin Museum - Since you're already going to be at Victory Park for the concerts, why come early to check out The Haggin Museum! And don't forget, first and third Thursdays are special late-night live music and complimentary wine events, perfect for date night!
  • Go to a farmers' market - You're right in the midst of peak farmers' market season, so it's the perfect time to see the fruits of our local farmers' labor. Not to mention their vegetables too. You'll find all sorts of recently grown goodness plus great gift items from our local makers. Plus, don't forget to check-out the San Joaquin County Farm Trail and hit all the great markets in our area.
  • Races at Stockton 99 Speedway - It's hard to top the excitement of short track racing, and Stockton 99 Speedway has plenty. Races are on July 3rd and 16th, so don't miss the action!
  • Astronomy in the Park - Summer is perfect stargazing season, and here's your chance to see the stars and planets of our solar system. The Stockton Astronomical Society gathers at Oak Grove Regional Park on July 9 and lets people take a peek through their giant telescopes to see other worlds and beyond. This is the perfect fun activity for kids!

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