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

8 Fun 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!

Click here to see October 2020 events happening in Stockton.

Information below is related to 2019 and is a sneak peek at what we hope you can expect again in 2021!

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! The preseason home game is set for Sunday, September 29th at 5pm and the first home game of the season is schedule for Saturday, October 12. You won't want to miss this season, as the team celebrates 15 years of professional hockey in Stockton. See all their 2019-2020 home games here.


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2. Pixie Woods: Monster Mash Halloween

On October 19th from 11am-4pm, come in costume to celebrate Halloween and the closing of Pixie Woods for the year! The park will be transformed to be halloween-themed, with lot of: craft tables, pumpkin decorating, and fun costumes by staff and visitors.

Kids up to age 12 in costumes enter free; otherwise, $5 admission.
Unlimited ride wristbands available for only $5.

Tickets go on sale September 2019. Find out more information here.

3. The Brubeck Festival

The Brubeck Festival is back October 21-26, 2019 - featuring headliners: Joel Ross and Good Vibes, Lucas Pino and No Net Nonet and many more! Also, be sure to check out Jazz Jam and Pacific's featuring former Brubeck fellows from around the world.

4. Experience a Spooktacular Movie Night

This exciting Halloween-theme event on Friday, October 11 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 will feature "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" - gates open at 5:30pm.


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5. Stockton Cruise Night

If you have a classic car or just love to look at them join us on Stockton Cruise Night! People get to cruise their cars up Pacific Ave and back to enjoy the restaurants and stores on the Miracle Mile. Stop by on Thursday, October 17th at 6pm to join fellow car enthusiasts cruise Stockton.

6. 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 11 through 20 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.

A partial list of events:
(click here for a full list)


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7. 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 23, 5pm to 7pm. In its 21st 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.

8. 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 26. 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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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, 2019.

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 28 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 28th.


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2019 Zombie Walk & Halloween Faire

The entire Downtown of Lodi, California will be turned into "Halloween Town" and participants will dress up as their favorite ghouls, monsters, ghosts and ZOMBIES! March through the town if you dare...on October 26th, from 5pm - 1am. Also, don't forget to stop by The Haunted Museum at the World of Wonders Science Museum! For more information and tickets, click here.

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