The following is a list of Great Things to Do in Stockton during the month of March 2019.
Although the weather may leave uncertainty, the first signs of spring usually appear in March in Stockton, California. In the parks — from Victory Park’s Rose Garden to the University Park World Peace Rose Garden — roses will be blossoming in a riot of color. Expect sunshine with patches of rain, but whatever the weather, March in Stockton offers an abundance of events. From sport tournaments to season openers like the Stockton 99 Speedway - there is always something new and exciting to do here in Stockton!
Here are seven great events you need to put on your calendar right now:
This much anticipated night on March 2 will give Stockton Heat Hockey fans an opportunity to meet and capture photos of their favorite Star Wars characters on the concourse, including 501st Legion, Central California Garrison. Everyone in attendance at the Stockton Arena will receive a Heat Rally Towel. Learn more.
Head out and go fishing March 2 at the annual Bob McMillen Fishing Tournament at Oak Grove Regional Park. Experience an early morning of fishing, featuring grand prizes, and of course, bragging rights for those who catch trophy-size Rainbow Trout. The tournament is held in honor of a fishing legend, Bob McMillen, and is open to contestants of all ages! Learn more.
The Year of the Pig is here! Immerse yourself in the Chinese culture and learn all about the traditions that make Chinese New Year the most exciting time of the year in Downtown Stockton! On March 3, the celebration kicks-off with a parade at 10am, and then celebrations continue inside the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium until 5pm. Festivities include lively dancing dragon performances and a menu packed with authentic dishes to try! Learn more.
Take the kids to an exhilarating day of racing at the speedway! The Stockton 99 Speedway kicks-off their 71st season opener on March 9, featuring Bombers, B4 Cylinders, Legends of Pacific along with Stockton Late Models! Be sure to call ahead and check with the speedway in case of they have to cancel for rain. Grandstands open at 2pm. Learn more.
Take time to appreciate some artwork by area students! Considered to be the longest-running museum sponsored student art exhibition in the United States, in its 88th year, this annual favorite takes place at the Haggin Museum starting March 14! The exhibition features the work of kindergarten through grade 12 student artists from from across San Joaquin County and runs through April 21. An opening reception is scheduled for March 16. Learn more.
Receive leading industry tips and inspirational ideas from professionals pertaining to all aspects of the home. The San Joaquin County Home Improvement Show takes place on the campus of University of the Pacific March 15-17 and offers homeowners (and future homeowners) the opportunity to visit several vendors under one roof! Learn more.
Attend a high-energy game by eight-wheeled warriors, known as the Port City Roller Girls, during their season opener on March 30. You are guaranteed an action-packed tournament as the women battle it out in this 60-minute extreme reunion game inside the Stockton Indoor Sports Complex. Learn more.
Other Events Happening in the Area:
Lodi Wine & Food Festival
Featuring wine tasting, a bounty of food from local restaurants and caterers, wine pairing, olive oil tasting, blind tasting, meet the wine maker, and live music on March 30. Learn more.
California Nitro National Pro Hillclimb
A weekend full of multi-cylinder nitro-burning engines racing action in Tracy, CA. California’s only motorcycle hillclimb located at Carnegie SVRA on March 23-24. Learn more.
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