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Annual Events

Discover the ultimate guide to Stockton, California's most exciting annual events and vibrant festivals!

Zion Chamber Orchestra Festival, Stockton

January 7, 14, 26, 2024 • Three concert classical music festival celebrating chamber music.
209.477.0259 | zlcstockton.org

Lodi Home Improvement Show

January 19, 20, 21, 2024 • The Lodi Home Improvement Show offers homeowners and future homeowners the opportunity to visit several vendors in one place at one time. Guests can visit vendors and get tips and new ideas to help improve and beautify their homes and yards.
209.941.1880 | metroexpositions.com

Robert T. McKee Student Art Exhibition at The Haggin Museum, Stockton

February 1 - March 17, 2024 • The longest-running student art competition in the United States features the work of student artists from the public and private schools of San Joaquin County with awards to winners in grades K to 12. 2024 is the 93rd year!
209.940.6300 | hagginmuseum.org

Delicato Vineyards Annual Arts Show, Manteca

February 7-25, 2024 • Over three hundred entries of artwork from the area and beyond displayed.
888.599.4637 | dfvtastingroom.com

Wine & Chocolate Weekend, Lodi

February 2-4, 2024 • The area’s finest wines are paired with decadent chocolate concoctions, making for a deliciously and possibly romantic experience!

209.367.4727 | lodiwineandchocolate.com

Ripon Almond Blossom Festival

February 22-25, 2024 • Always the last weekend of February, and the first festival of the season, the Ripon Chamber of Commerce presents a carnival, fun run, and well known community parade.

209.599.7519 | riponchamber.org

Bob McMillen Memorial Fishing Tournament, Stockton

March 2, 2024 • Named after the late S.J. County parks employee and avid fisherman Bob McMillen, this rainbow trout tournament features a series of competitions in various age groups. Held every first Saturday of March at Oak Grove Regional Park.
209.953.8800 | sjparks.com

Chinese New Year Celebration, Stockton

March 9, 2024 • Entertainment includes parade, tai chi demonstrations, folk dance performances, an award winning lion dance troupe, magicians, jugglers, Peking opera, and more.
stocktoncnyc.org

Lodi Wine Festival

April 6, 2024 • Featuring wine tasting, a bounty of food from 15 local restaurants and caterers, wine pairing, olive oil tasting, blind tasting, meet the wine maker, and live music.
209.369.2771 | grapefestival.com

San Joaquin Asparagus Festival

April 12-14, 2024 • The BIGGEST Asparagus Festival in the West features a fantastic lineup of events and entertainment, the festival is sure to be an enjoyable time for the entire family!
916.370.3647 | sanjoaquinasparagusfestival.net

Cambodian New Year, Stockton

April 12-16, 2024 • A multi-day celebration featuring food, music, and various types of popular Cambodian folk dances.
209.938.1555 | visitstockton.org

Stockton Sikh Temple Parade

April 14, 2024 • This annual parade begins and ends at the nation’s oldest Sikh temple, Stockton Gurdwara Sahib. Features music, dignitaries of the faith, free food, and martial-arts demonstrations.
209.954.2881 | stocktongurdwarasahib.org

Stockton Earth Day Festival

April 21, 2024 • View a live stream of this event on the Stockton Earth Day Facebook page as well as their You Tube channel.
earthdaystockton.com

Cinco De Mayo Family Festival, Stockton

May 4 & 5, 2024 • Weber Point is the site of this celebration of Mexican-American culture.
209.644.2600 | elconcilio.org

Lodi Street Faire

May 5 & October 6, 2024 The largest antique and craft fair for a hundred miles in any direction. Over 700 vendors and exhibitors in 10 square blocks with their creations and collectibles.
209.367.7840 | lodichamber.com

Stockton Flavor Fest

May 17 -19 , 2024 • The award-winning three-day celebration of Stockton's diverse cultures featuring delicious food, crafts and makers, and a wide variety of music, dance, arts and more. Held at the Weber Point Events Center on the Downtown Stockton Waterfront.

209.938.1555 | visitstockton.org

Lodi Wine Experience

May TBA • ( Formally known at Zinfest ) The area’s finest vintages are featured at this Lodi Lake event as well as a dozen regional restaurants, live music, cooking school, seminars, marketplace featuring arts, crafts and specialty merchandise, and the on-site wine store.
209.365.0621 | lodiwineexperience.com

Linden Cherry Festival

May 18, 2024 • Presented by the Linden Chamber of Commerce, this sweet celebration of the local cherry harvest comes complete with food, live entertainment, vendors and children’s activities.
209.547.3046 | lindenchamber.net

San Joaquin Kennel Club Dog Show, Stockton

May 31, June 1,2, 2024 TBA • Dog show featuring over 3,000 of the top dogs from all over the country judged on confirmation, obedience and a rally event, all completely free to the public.
sanjoaquinkc.org

Catfish Derby, Stockton

June 1, 2024 • 2,000lbs of catfish are stocked for this annual tournament at Oak Grove Regional Park in Stockton.
209.953.8800 | sjparks.com

Jewish Food Fair, Stockton

June 2, 2024 • Temple Israel hosts this celebration of Jewish culture with brunch, a bake shop, great food, music, games and tours.
209.477.9306 | templeisraelstockton.com

Concerts in the Park, Stockton

June TBA • This cherished Stockton tradition features 12 weeks of free and live outdoor music in Stockton’s Victory Park. Bring a picnic dinner, your favorite people, and enjoy a free show!
209.938.1555 | visitstockton.org

San Joaquin County Fair, Stockton

June TBA • The San Joaquin County Fair is returning to the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton! Featuring live music, rides, games, and more!
209.466.5041 | sanjoaquinfair.com

Lincoln Center Wine Stroll, Stockton

June TBA • Sip local wines and stroll through Stockton’s local Lincoln Center shopping and dining destination.
209.477.4868 | lincolncentershops.com

Concerts in the Park, Stockton

July TBA • This cherished Stockton tradition features 12 weeks of free and live outdoor music in Stockton’s Victory Park. Bring a picnic dinner, your favorite people, and enjoy a free show!
209.938.1555 | visitstockton.org

4th of July Parade in Downtown Stockton

July TBA • Presented by the United Veterans Council of San Joaquin County, enjoy a patriotic parade through the streets of Downtown Stockton.

Stockton-Con Summer

July 13-14, 2024 • Experience popular culture (comics, card games, video games, cards, anime, manga, science fiction, toys, television and movies) in this annual convention and help raise funds for local charities and organizations.
stocktoncon.com

Taste of the Delta, Stockton

August TBA • The “Taste” showcases fine restaurants and wineries of the California Delta region, making for a delicious afternoon on the Delta.
916.777.4041 | tasteofthedelta.com

Buddhist Church of Stockton: A Taste of Obon

August TBA • The Stockton Buddhist Temple sponsors this annual Japanese cultural bazaar featuring music, traditional dance, tea ceremonies, karate and judo demonstrations and more.
209.466.6701 | stocktonbuddhisttemple.org

Movies at the Point presented by the City of Stockton

August TBA • This free family event at Weber Point in Downtown Stockton features a movie projected onto the Weber Point sail structure. Don’t forget to bring your blankets and lawn chairs! Move begins at dusk.
209.937.8119

Concerts in the Park, Stockton

August TBA • This cherished Stockton tradition features 12 weeks of free and live outdoor music in Stockton’s Victory Park. Bring a picnic dinner, your favorite people, and enjoy a free show!
209.938.1555 | visitstockton.org

California Garlic Festival

August TBA • This two day event will feature a Miss California Garlic Festival Scholarship Pageant & Princess Program, vegetables and goods, monster truck rides, petting zoo, photography, carnival rides, games and LOTS of garlic.
916.370.3647 | cagarlicfestival.com

Feast at the Fox

September 6, 2024 • A Farm to Table Dining Experience on Main Street. Hosted by Visit Stockton in partnership with the City of Stockton. Tickets and sponsorships available in summer of 2024.
209.636.4348 | feastatthefox.com

STOCKTON COMMUNITY POW WOW

September TBA • American Indians from all over the West come together for a weekend of cultural celebrations, traditional food, and arts and crafts.
209.487.3042 | pacific.edu

Stockton Black Family Day Culture Fest

September TBA • This event features gospel music, job and health fairs, children’s activities, crafts and food vendors.
StocktonBFD@gmail.com | stocktonblackfamilyday.com

Greek Festival, Stockton

September TBA • Basil’s Greek Orthodox Church presents fine Greek cuisine and pastries to the tune of authentic Greek music and dancing, tours of the church with choir performances and plenty of games.
209.478.7564 | gosaintbasil.org

Lodi Grape Festival and Harvest Fair

September TBA • Celebrating the grape harvest with four days of name entertainment, wine tasting, grape murals, food and carnival. The musical headliners are sure to rock your world!
209.369.2771 | grapefestival.com

Family Day at the Park, Stockton

September TBA • An event full literacy and book fair with lots of fun and educational activities for the entire community.
209.957.7277 | familydayatthepark.com

Dell’Osso Farms Annual Pumpkin Maze

September TBA - October TBA • The area’s largest pumpkin maze and family farm! Corn maze, pumpkin blasting, kiddie land, pony rides, petting zoo, tractor train, hay rides, picnic area, food court, and more.
209.982.0833 | dellossofarm.com

Stockton Pride

October TBA • Celebrating the county’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, this annual event includes great food, live music, dancing, and much more.
| Stockton Pride

Lodi Street Faire

October 6, 2024 • First Sunday in October. The fall edition of the largest antique and craft fair for a hundred miles in any direction. Over 700 vendors and exhibitors line 10 square blocks with their creations and collectibles the first Sunday in October.
209.367.7840 | lodichamber.com

Manteca Pumpkin Fair

October TBA • The finest in pumpkin-flavored foods, music, crafts and more.
209.823.6121 | mantecapumpkinfair.org

Pacific Homecoming and Parent & Family Weekend

October TBA • Annual alumni celebration that welcomes the public and alumni alike to celebrate homecoming at California’s oldest chartered private school. Featuring events, classes, dinners, and more.
209.946.2285 | pacific.edu

Movies at the Point presented by the City of Stockton

October 2024 • This free family event at Weber Point in Downtown Stockton features a movie projected onto the Weber Point sail structure. Don’t forget to bring your blankets and lawn chairs! Move begins at dusk.
209.937.8119

Annual Pacific Trick-or-Treat, Stockton

October 2024 • Pacific’s largest community service activity is designed to provide a safe environment for families to enjoy trick-or-treating on the University of the Pacific campus.
209.946.2285 | pacific.edu

Trick or Treat on the Mile, Stockton

October 2024 • Goblins and Ghouls flood the Mile, as businesses open their doors to trick or treating.
209.948.MILE | stocktonmiraclemile.com

Diwali Celebration, Stockton

October 2024 • Indian cultural event featuring lights, dancing and traditional treats.
iasjc.org

Sandhill Crane Festival, Lodi

November TBA • Every November nearly 8,000 Sandhill Cranes winter in Lodi. This fest has over 60 wildlife tours going out in all directions to view this true spectacle of nature. Always the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of November.
800.581.6150 | cranefestival.com

Stockton Hmong New Year Celebration, Stockton

November TBA • Celebrating Stockton’s Hmong culture with sporting events, all types of folkloric, colorful, traditional outfits, a variety of merchant booths, delicious traditional Hmong food, on-stage cultural performances, live bands, and music.
209.466.0721 |


San Joaquin Potters Guild Annual Fine Arts Festival, Stockton

November TBA • Ceramic show featuring over 20 local ceramic artists plus other art forms.
sjpg.org

Trout Bout, Stockton

November 2024 • Youth and adult anglers compete for the largest trout in the lake.
209.953.8800 | sjparks.com

Hospice of San Joaquin Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Stockton

November TBA • The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is a local holiday tradition. Dedicate a light to remember or honor a loved one by donating to Hospice of San Joaquin.
209.957.3888 | hospicesj.org

Thanksgiving Run and Walk Against Hunger, Stockton

November TBA • Join 4,000 runners and walkers, burn calories, have a great time on the scenic Stockton waterfront, and help raise money for holiday nutrition programs of the Emergency Food Bank.
209.464.7369 | runagainsthunger.org

Festival of Trees, Lodi

December TBA • Even Scrooge would get in the holiday spirit by gazing at the more than 70 unique and beautifully decorated Christmas trees at this San Joaquin County Historical Museum classic.
209.331.2055 | sanjoaquinhistory.org

City of Stockton Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony & Annual Lighted Boat Parade in Downtown Stockton

December 2024 • Always the first Saturday of December. Spectators are treated to an official tree lighting in Downtown Stockton’s Weber Point followed by the famous Lighted Boat Parade as it makes its way into Downtown Stockton.

209.938.8119 or 209.477.7653 | visitstockton.org

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