Stockton, California has something for everybody in April — from cultural events to food festivals, and celebrating Mother Earth.
Spring has most certainly sprung here in Stockton, and the region is gearing up for one of the busiest times of the year. Whether you are a local resident or a visitor here to enjoy our beautiful scenery, take a look at our handy guide to some of the best family-friendly events happening across the area in April.
The film that set the bar in fantasy filmmaking is returning to the silver screen once again. The 1939 Academy Award-winning film The Wizard of Oz will grace the big screen at the Bob Hope Theatre on Sunday, April 3. The first film to use Technicolor and containing many memorable performances (specifically Judy Garland as Dorothy), the film won 2 Academy Awards for Best Original Song ("Somewhere Over The Rainbow") & Best Original Score, as well as being one of the inaugural 25 films added to the United States National Film Registry. The film, its music, quotes, and villain, are included in numerous American Film Institute 100 Years and Top 10 lists.
Also happening at the Bob Hope Theatre in April: Blippi The Musical (April 8).
The Stockton Ports have been entertaining baseball fans at Banner Island Ballpark since its opening in April 2005. Hanging out with the Stockton Ports, whether it’s in the seats near the dugout or on a blanket on the grassy bluff areas, it’s fun for the whole family! Plan an outing with family and friends by taking a glance at their April schedule.
Considered as one of the largest Sikh parades in the entire state of California, this parade draws thousands of Sikhs from across the region. This vibrant procession makes its way toward Downtown Stockton every year, then reverts to the Sikh Temple for an array of cultural activities. The festivities include authentic cuisine, sporting events, traditional garb, turbans, and ceremonial attire of Sikhism and its history. Learn more.
Originating in 1988, the Stockton Earth Day Festival is an opportunity to reflect on how to make our Earth a better place for everyone. Celebrate the planet and revel with eco-friendly festival-goers at this one-day event at Victory Park. Festivities include an early yoga session, a march for science, unique efforts to protect the Planet Earth, presentations of creative arts and science projects by local students, and live musical performances. Learn more.
If you're a lover of classic cars and the culture around them, make your way to the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds on Sunday, April 24 for the Stockton Low Rider Super Show. On display will be over 800 of the best Lowrider, Bombs, Dubs, Trucks, Motorcycles, and imports in one spot. Plus, there will be plenty of live music and entertainment throughout the event. Grab your family and friends and spend the afternoon checking out some beautiful rides.
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