Be sure to tag us and share your Stockton experience! #VisitStockton #StocktonTrue

Annual Events

Stockton, California Annual Events and Festivals

 

JANUARY

Delicato Vineyards Annual Arts Show, Manteca
Over three hundred entries of artwork from the area and beyond displayed.  
888.599.4637 | dfvtastingroom.com

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

Zion Chamber Orchestra Festival, Stockton
January 21 & 26 & February 3, 2018  •   Three concert classical music festival celebrating chamber music. 
209.477.0259  | zlcstockton.org

 

FEBRUARY

Wine & Chocolate Weekend, Lodi
February 10-11, 2018  •   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 23-25, 2018  •   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 3, 2018  •   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 4, 2018  •   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 22 - May 1, 2018  •   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

 

APRIL

Lodi Wine & Food Festival
April 7, 2018   •   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

Cambodian New Year, Stockton
April 13-16, 2018  •   A multi-day celebration featuring food, music, and various types of popular Cambodian folk dances. 
209.938.1555  | visitstockton.org

The STOCKMARKET
April 14 & June 9 & August 11 & October 13 & December TBA, 2018  •  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 

San Joaquin Asparagus Festival
April 20-22, 2018  •   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 22, 2018  •   Celebrate spring and the environment at Victory Park with music, food and informational booths. 
livegreensanjoaquin.org

Stockton Sikh Temple Parade
April 15, 2018  •   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

 

MAY

Cinco De Mayo Family Festival, Stockton
May 6, 2018  •   Weber Point is the site of this celebration of Mexican-American culture. 
209.644.2600   | elconcilio.org

Lodi Street Faire
May 6, 2018  •   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

Zinfest Wine Festival, Lodi
May 18-20, 2018  •   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 19, 2018  •   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

Jewish Food Fair, Stockton
June 3, 2018  •  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 6 - August 22, 2018  •  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 14-17, 2018  •  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/fair

Lincoln Center LIVE!, Stockton
June 15, 2018  •  Enjoy fun summertime events at Stockton's local Lincoln Center shopping and dining destination! June 15th features a Wine Stroll and August 17th features their famous Classic Car Show.  
209.477.4868  |  lincolncentershops.com

The STOCKMARKET
April 14 & June 9 & August 11 & October 13 & December TBA, 2018  •  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 

Juneteenth, Stockton
A family event celebrating the freedom of African Americans through song, games and food. 
visitstockton.org

 

JULY

Concerts in the Park, Stockton
Wednesdays, June 6 - August 22, 2018  •  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 Beer Week
July 13-22, 2018  •   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 Beer Week Brew Fest
July 14, 2018  •   30+ breweries will fill the Stockton Arena to officially kick off Stockton Beer Week!
209.938-1555  |  stocktonbeerweek.com

 

AUGUST

Taste of the Delta, Stockton
August 4, 2018  •   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

Concerts in the Park, Stockton
Wednesdays, June 6 - August 22, 2018 •  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 Buddhist Temple Japanese Food Festival & Bon Odori
August 4-5, 2018  •   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

Lincoln Center LIVE!, Stockton
August 17, 2018  •  Enjoy fun summertime events at Stockton's local Lincoln Center shopping and dining destination! June 15th features a Wine Stroll and August 17th features their famous Classic Car Show. 
209.477.4868  |  lincolncentershops.com

Stockton-Con
August 18-19, 2018  •   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

The STOCKMARKET
April 14 & June 9 & August 11 & October 13 & December TBA  •  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 

Stockton Pride Festival
August 25, 2018  •   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

 

SEPTEMBER

Stockton Community Pow Wow
September 1-3, 2018  •    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

Stockton Black Family Day Culture Fest
September 1-3, 2018  •    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 7-9, 2018  •   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 13-16, 2018  •   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 15, 2018  •    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 29 - October 31, 2018  •  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 7, 2018  •  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 6-7, 2018  •  The finest in pumpkin-flavored foods, music, crafts and more. 
209. 823.6121  |  mantecapumpkinfair.org

Stockton Arts Week
October 12-21, 2018  •  Stockton Arts Week is a 10 ay 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   | stocktonartsweeks.com

Pacific Homecoming and Parent & Family Weekend
October 12-14, 2018  •  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  |  Official Website

The Brubeck Festival, University of the Pacific in Stockton
October 24-27, 2018  •  Annual jazz music festival celebrating the musical, intellectual, and philosophical ideas of Dave Brubeck.
209.946.3196  |  Official Website

Annual Pacific Safe Trick-or-Treat, Stockton
TBD  •  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 31, 2018  •  Goblins and Ghouls flood the Mile, as businesses open their doors to trick or treating. 
209.948.MILE   | stocktonmiraclemile.com

The STOCKMARKET
April 14 & June 9 & August 11 & October 13 & December TBA  •  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 2-4, 2018  •   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
TBD  •   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

Trout Bout, Stockton
November 17, 2018  •  Youth and adult anglers compete for the largest trout in the lake. 
209.953.8800   | sjparks.com

Thanksgiving Run and Walk Against Hunger, Stockton
November 22, 2018  •   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

Diwali Celebration, Stockton
November 17, 2018  •  Indian cultural event featuring lights, dancing and traditional treats. 
iasjc.org

Hospice of San Joaquin Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Stockton
November 21, 2018  •  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

San Joaquin Potters Guild Annual Fine Arts Festival, Stockton
November 16-17, 2018  •  Ceramic show featuring over 20 local ceramic artists plus other art forms.
sanjoaquinpottersguild.org

 

DECEMBER

City of Stockton Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony & Marina West Yacht Club's Lighted Boat Parade
December 1, 2018  •   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

San Joaquin Kennel Club Dog Show, Stockton
November 30 - December 3, 2018  •  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

Festival of Trees, Lodi
December 1 & 2, 2018  •   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
TBD  •   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

The STOCKMARKET
April 14 & June 9 & August 11 & October 13 & December TBA  •  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 

Recommended from the Blog
The 11 Most Instagram-Worthy Places in Stockton, California

If you didn't take a picture, did it even really happen? Instagram is easily one of our…

learn more
The 2016 festival season in Stockton

Here is a list of a few signature festivals and events happening over the next few months.…

learn more
Plan the Best Birthday Party for your Kid in Stockton, California

It’s that time of year again: birthday party season. Yes, kids have birthdays all year…

learn more
Visit Stockton
Stockton, California

Request a Stockton Activities Guide

Stockton's Guide to Flavor+Fun! The essential guide to all things Stockton, California for visitors and residents alike including Stockton's annual events, restaurant, attractions, hotels, maps, and more.

Learn More
Visit Stockton
Stockton, California

Take a Virtual Tour

Explore Stockton, California using our new 360° virtual tours and Stockton information videos.

Learn More