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Annual Events

Our Guide to Stockton, California’s Top Annual Events and Festivals

JANUARY

Zion Chamber Orchestra Festival, Stockton

January 13 & January 20 & February 1, 2019 • Three concert classical music festival celebrating chamber music.
209.477.0259 | zlcstockton.org

Stockton Restaurant Week

January 18-27, 2019 • Discover your new favorite restaurant during this week of local cuisine. Three course, fixed priced menus available at over 20 local restaurants!
209.938.1555 | stocktonrestaurantweek.com

Delicato Vineyards Annual Arts Show, Manteca

TBA • Over three hundred entries of artwork from the area and beyond displayed.
888.599.4637 | dfvtastingroom.com

FEBRUARY

Wine & Chocolate Weekend, Lodi

February 9-10, 2019 • Around Valentine’s Day in Lodi Wine Country. 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 20-23, 2020 • 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

March

Bob McMillen Memorial Fishing Tournament, Stockton

March 2, 2019 • 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 3, 2019 • Entertainment includes parade, tai chi demonstrations, folk dance performances, an award winning lion dance troupe, magicians, jugglers, Peking opera, and more.
stocktoncnyc.org

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

March 14, 2019 – April 28, 2019 • 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. 2017 will be it’s 86th year!
209.940.6300 | hagginmuseum.org

Annual San Joaquin County Home Improvement Show, Stockton

March 15-17, 2019 • The San Joaquin County 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

Lodi Wine & Food Festival

March 30, 2019 • 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

April

Cambodian New Year, Stockton

April 11-14, 2019 • A multi-day celebration featuring food, music, and various types of popular Cambodian folk dances.
209.938.1555 | visitstockton.org

San Joaquin Asparagus Festival

April 12-14, 2019 • 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

Stockton Earth Day Festival

April 14, 2019 • Celebrate spring and the environment at Victory Park with music, food and informational booths.
earthdaystockton.com

Stockton Sikh Temple Parade

April 14, 2019 • 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.
209.938.1555 | stocktongurdwarasahib.org

The STOCKMARKET

April 20 & June 22 & August 17 & October 19 & December 7, 2019 • An outdoor curated marketplace in Stockton featuring the Central Valley’s best makers, vintage, music, and street food. Shop, sip & snack, and socialize!
209.610.0482 | stockmarketca.com

May

Cinco De Mayo Family Festival, Stockton

May 5, 2019 • Weber Point is the site of this celebration of Mexican-American culture.
209.644.2600 | elconcilio.org

Lodi Street Faire

May 5, 2019 • First Sunday in May. 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

Feast at the Fox

May 8, 2020 • A Farm to Table Dining Experience on Main Street. Hosted by Visit Stockton in partnership with the City of Stockton. A fundraiser to support the San Joaquin Delta College Culinary Arts Program. Sponsorships open November 2019. Tickets on sale February 2020. This event will sell out.
209.636.4348 | feastatthefox.com

Zinfest Wine Festival, Lodi

May 17-18 , 2019 • 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 | zinfest.com

Linden Cherry Festival

May 18, 2019 • 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

June

Catfish Derby, Stockton

June 1, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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

Wednesdays, June 5 - August 21, 2019 • 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 13-16, 2019 • 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 | sanjoaquinfairgrounds.com

Movies at the Point presented by the City of Stockton

June 14 & July 12 & August 9 & September 13 & October 11, 2019 • 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

Lincoln Center Wine Stroll, Stockton

June 21, 2019 • Sip local wines and stroll through Stockton’s local Lincoln Center shopping and dining destination.
209.477.4868 | lincolncentershops.com

The STOCKMARKET

April 20 & June 22 & August 17 & October 19 & December 7, 2019 • An outdoor curated marketplace in Stockton featuring the Central Valley’s best makers, vintage, music, and street food. Shop, sip & snack, and socialize!
209.610.0482 | stockmarketca.com

July

Concerts in the Park, Stockton

Wednesdays, June 5 - August 21, 2019 • 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 4, 2019 • Presented by the United Veterans Council of San Joaquin County, enjoy a patriotic parade through the streets of Downtown Stockton.

Movies at the Point presented by the City of Stockton

June 14 & July 12 & August 9 & September 13 & October 11, 2019 • 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

August

Taste of the Delta, Stockton

August 3, 2019 • 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

Stockton Buddhist Temple Japanese Food Festival & Bon Odori

August 3-4, 2019 • 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

Stockton-Con

August 3-4, 2019 • 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

Stockton Beer Week

August 9 -18, 2019 • City wide craft beer celebration featuring locally owned breweries, bars, pubs and restaurants hosting specialty beer tastings, beer dinners and more.
209.938-1555 | stocktonbeerweek.com

Stockton Brew Fest

August 10, 2019 • This annual outdoor beer, food, and music festival features over 40 breweries and officially kicks off Stockton Beer Week!
209.938-1555 | stocktonbrewfest.com

The STOCKMARKET

April 20 & June 22 & August 17 & October 19 & December 7, 2019 • An outdoor curated marketplace in Stockton featuring the Central Valley’s best makers, vintage, music, and street food. Shop, sip & snack, and socialize!
209.610.0482 | stockmarketca.com

Movies at the Point presented by the City of Stockton

June 14 & July 12 & August 9 & September 13 & October 11, 2019 • 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

Wednesdays, June 5 - August 21, 2019 • 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

Stockton Pride Festival

August 24, 2019 • Celebrating the county’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, this annual event includes great food, live music, dancing, and much more.
209.466.7572 | stocktonpride.com

STOCKTON COMMUNITY POW WOW

August 30 - September 1, 2019 • American Indians from all over the West come together for a weekend of cultural celebrations, traditional food, and arts and crafts.
209.662.3131 | pacific.edu

September

Stockton Black Family Day Culture Fest

September 2, 2019 • This event features gospel music, job and health fairs, children’s activities, crafts and food vendors.
209.482.0505 | stocktonblackfamilyday.com

Greek Festival, Stockton

September 6-8, 2019 • 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 12-15, 2019 • 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

Movies at the Point presented by the City of Stockton

June 14 & July 12 & August 9 & September 13 & October 11, 2019 • 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

Family Day at the Park, Stockton

September 21, 2019 • A full day literacy and book fair with lots of fun and educational activities for the entire community. Always the 3rd Saturday in September.
209.957.7277 | familydayatthepark.com

October

Dell’Osso Farms Annual Pumpkin Maze

(September - October) September 28 - October 31, 2019 • 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 | pumpkinmaze.com

Lodi Street Faire

October 6, 2019 • 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 5-6, 2019 • The finest in pumpkin-flavored foods, music, crafts and more.
209. 823.6121 | mantecapumpkinfair.org

Stockton Arts Week

October 11-20, 2019 • Stockton Arts Week is a 10 day celebration of our community’s diverse arts and cultural offerings. This city-wide event will highlight the vibrant art and culture Stockton has to offer by planning creative arts related events, such as: art walks, exhibitions, paint nights, demonstrations, performances, workshops, and much more!
209.938.1555 | stocktonartsweek.com

Pacific Homecoming and Parent & Family Weekend

October 11-13, 2019 • 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

June 14 & July 12 & August 9 & September 13 & October 11, 2019 • 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 Safe Trick-or-Treat, Stockton

TBA • 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

The Brubeck Festival, University of the Pacific in Stockton

TBA • Annual jazz music festival celebrating the musical, intellectual, and philosophical ideas of Dave Brubeck.
209.946.3196 | pacific.edu

Trick or Treat on the Mile, Stockton

October 31, 2019 • Goblins and Ghouls flood the Mile, as businesses open their doors to trick or treating.
209.948.MILE | stocktonmiraclemile.com

The STOCKMARKET

April 20 & June 22 & August 17 & October 19 & December 7, 2019 • An outdoor curated marketplace in Stockton featuring the Central Valley’s best makers, vintage, music, and street food. Shop, sip & snack, and socialize!
209.610.0482 | stockmarketca.com

November

Sandhill Crane Festival, Lodi

November 1-3, 2019 • 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

Trout Bout, Stockton

November 16, 2019 • 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 19, 2019 • 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 28, 2019 • 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

Stockton Hmong New Year Celebration, Stockton

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 |

lfcempowerment.org/shny

Diwali Celebration, Stockton

November 9 • Indian cultural event featuring lights, dancing and traditional treats.
iasjc.org

San Joaquin Potters Guild Annual Fine Arts Festival, Stockton

November 22-23 • Ceramic show featuring over 20 local ceramic artists plus other art forms.
sanjoaquinpottersguild.org

December

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

December 7, 2019 • 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.
209.938.1555 or 209.477.7653 | visitstockton.org

The STOCKMARKET

April 20 & June 22 & August 17 & October 19 & December 7, 2019 • An outdoor curated marketplace in Stockton featuring the Central Valley’s best makers, vintage, music, and street food. Shop, sip & snack, and socialize!
209.610.0482 | stockmarketca.com

Festival of Trees, Lodi

December 7 & 8, 2019 • 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

Dell’Osso Farms Annual Holidays on the Farm

December 14, 2019 - January 4, 2020 • Santa Claus & his reindeer will be staying at the farm and all kids, young and old, are invited to pick their favorite tree, make a wreath or ornament & take a magical drive through the lights! Snow tube mountain!
209.982.0833 | holidaysonthefarm.com

San Joaquin Kennel Club Dog Show, Stockton

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

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