7 Things You Need to Do in Stockton, California this October | Visit Stockton

7 Things You Need to Do in Stockton, California this October

Get dressed up, get festive, get ready for October in Stockton. We have the top things to do this October in Stockton, California!

Enjoy the many things to do in October in Stockton, California as the temperatures cool down. We’ve put together a selection of exciting events and activities to do with the entire family throughout the Stockton region! From spooky movie nights to pumpkin hunting and trick-or-treat events, these are all on offer in the month of October. Start planning now!

1. Attend a Stockton Heat hockey game

Attend a Stockton Heat hockey game at the Stockton Arena and cheer on Stockton’s very own AHL hockey team! Preseason game is set for Sunday, September 30 at 7PM and first game of the season is schedule for Saturday, October 6. See all their 2018-2019 home games here.


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2. Full Moon Riders Ride

The Downtown Stockton Alliance, along with many bicycle organizations, celebrate the final Full Moon Riders ride of the season on Thursday, October 24. Riders meet at 6 PM at Janet Leigh Plaza for a casual ride around downtown Stockton. At the end, the ride will stop at a downtown restaurant for great food and drinks.


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3. Experience a Spooktacular Movie Night

This exciting Halloween-theme event on Friday, October 12 is open to all to enjoy. The Annual Spooktacular Movie Night at Weber Point Events Center offers a fun evening with family and friends, while children enjoy fun costume activities and trick-or-treat stations inside the park. The event free to the public and gates open at 5:30pm.


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4. Celebrate arts and culture during Stockton Arts Week

Stockton Arts Week is a ten-day celebration dedicated to the vibrant arts and cultural scene in Stockton, California. The celebration runs throughout Stockton from October 12 through 21 at various galleries, storefronts, and other venues. You will get a chance to explore plenty of music, visual arts, performances, and art exhibits back-to-back for ten days.

Experience events around town such as:


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5. Trick or Treat at University of the Pacific

Take the kids out to the annual University of the Pacific Safe Trick or Treat - Wednesday, October 24, 5pm to7pm. In its 20th year, the annual Safe Trick or Treat provides families with an opportunity to experience the classic door-to-door trick-or-treating, in a safe community environment on the campus of the University of the Pacific.

6. Honor and remember your ancestors

Dia de los Muertos Fiesta brings together Stocktonians to honor their departed loved ones and celebrate life with the community. Attend the Mexican Heritage Center’s Dia De Los Muertos Community Street Fiesta on Saturday, October 27. Enjoy Mariachi music, a Catrina pageant, folkloric dances, kid’s corner, games, Mexican cuisine, vendors, face painting, and arts and crafts.


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7. Trick or Treat on the Miracle Mile

The annual Halloween on the Miracle Mile give parents and their kids a safe trick-or-treating experience during the day on Halloween. Always a family affair, there will be something for everyone along the Mile. Festivities will take place on Wednesday, October 31, from 3-5pm rain or shine!


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This is only a list of the highly anticipated events for this month. Visit this link to get a breakdown of upcoming events between October 1-31, 2018.

Other events happening around the area:

Dell’Osso Family Farm

Head out to the famous Dell’Osso Family Farm with the whole family for 22 different attractions that will be sure to get you into the Halloween and Harvest spirit. Open September 29 through October 31, Dell’Osso Family Farm features a massive corn maze, haunted house, train ride, petting zoo, pumpkin blasting, zip lines, and much more. To kick off opening weekend, don’t miss the farm’s first-ever ’Cosplay on the Farm’ on September 29-30.


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Micke Grove Zoo

Ghosts and goblins at the zoo? Yes, HallowWild at the Micke Grove Zoo invites you to celebrate this ghoulish season at the zoo October 19 - 27, from 5pm to 7pm. Each night, this family friendly event features trick-or-treating, Halloween- themed games, crafts, and live animal presentations.


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Do you need more recommendations near Stockton, California? 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.

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