Annual Events

Stockton, California Annual Events and Festivals

No matter when you visit, take time to experience one of our many cultural, family-friendly and diverse Stockton festivals. Explore this list below of historic events in our area and don't forget to check out our events calendar for even more events to enjoy. We have the most up to date, largest compliation of what's going on in our county!

January

Delicato Vineyards Annual Arts Show, Manteca
January 11 - February 4, 2017  •   Over three hundred entries of artwork from the area and beyond displayed.  
888.599.4637 | dfvtastingroom.com

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

Stockton Restaurant Week
January 20-29, 2017  •   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

February

Robert T. McKee Student Art Exhibition at The Haggin Museum, Stockton
February 2, 2017 - April 2, 2017  •   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

Wine & Chocolate Weekend, Lodi
February 11-12, 2017  •   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 24-26, 2017  •   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 4, 2017  •   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

April

Lodi Wine & Food Festival
April 1, 2017   •   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 12-15, 2018  •   A multi-day celebration featuring food, music, and various types of popular Cambodian folk dances. 
209.938.1555  | visitstockton.org

The STOCKMARKET
April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16  •   An outdoor curated marketplace at Caldwell Park in Stockton featuring the Central Valley's best makers, vintage, music, and street food. Shop, sip & snack, and socialize!
209.322.7624  | stockmarketca.com

Stockton Sikh Temple Parade
April 16, 2017  •   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

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!
209.466.5041   | 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

May

Cinco De Mayo, Stockton
May 7, 2017  •   Weber Point is the site of this celebration of Mexican-American culture. 
209.644.2600   | elconcilio.org

Lodi Street Faire
May 7, 2017  •   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 19-21, 2017  •   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 20, 2017  •   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

The STOCKMARKET
April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16  •   An outdoor curated marketplace on Stockon's Miracle Mile featuring the Central Valley's best makers, vintage, music, and street food. Shop, sip & snack, and socialize!
209.322.7624  | stockmarketca.com

June

Jewish Food Fair, Stockton
June 4, 2017  •  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 7, 2017 - August 23, 2017  •  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 14-18, 2017  •  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 16, 2017  •  Enjoy fun summertime events at Stockton's local Lincoln Center shopping and dining destination! June 16th features a Wine Stroll and August 18th features their famous Classic Car Show. 
209.477.4868  |  lincolncentershops.com

The STOCKMARKET
April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16  •   An outdoor curated marketplace on Stockon's Miracle Mile featuring the Central Valley's best makers, vintage, music, and street food. Shop, sip & snack, and socialize!
209.322.7624  | stockmarketca.com

DeltaFusion, Stockton
June 24, 2017  •  The DeltaFusion parade and pageant uses giant puppets, masks and music, to tell the story of the people of the Delta region and their connections with the land and water. Free event.
209.946.2051  |  deltafusionstockton.com

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

July

Downtown Stockton 4th of July Parade
July 4, 2017  •   Celebrate Independence Day in Downtown Stockton!
209.938.1555  |  visitstockton.org

Concerts in the Park, Stockton
June 7, 2017 - August 23, 2017  •  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 7-16, 2017  •   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 8, 2017  •   30+ breweries will fill the Stockton Arena to officially kick off Stockton Beer Week!
209.938-1555  |  stocktonbeerweek.com

The STOCKMARKET
April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16  •   An outdoor curated marketplace on Stockon's Miracle Mile featuring the Central Valley's best makers, vintage, music, and street food. Shop, sip & snack, and socialize!
209.322.7624  | stockmarketca.com

Taste of the Delta, Stockton
 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

August

Concerts in the Park, Stockton
June 7, 2017 - August 23, 2017  •  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 5-6, 2017  •   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 18, 2017  •  Enjoy fun summertime events at Stockton's local Lincoln Center shopping and dining destination! June 16th features a Wine Stroll and August 18th features their famous Classic Car Show. 
209.477.4868  |  lincolncentershops.com

Stockton-Con
August 19-20, 2017  •   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 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16  •   An outdoor curated marketplace on Stockon's Miracle Mile featuring the Central Valley's best makers, vintage, music, and street food. Shop, sip & snack, and socialize!
209.322.7624  | stockmarketca.com

Stockton Pride Festival
August 26, 2017  •   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

Reggae on the Delta, Stockton
August 26, 2017  •   Caribbean rhythms such as Reggae, Soca, zouk, Ragga will rock your evening, while you enjoy Caribbean food and drinks, a limbo contest, and more.
209.474.2100  stocktonsc.org  

September

Stockton Community Pow Wow
September 1-3, 2017  •    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 2-4, 2017  •    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 8-10, 2017  •   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

BaconFest, Lathrop
September 9-10  •  Bacon. Beers. Bands. Dell'Osso Family Farm invites you for a whole bunch of Bacon fun.
209.982.0833  | baconfest.com

Lodi Grape Festival and Harvest Fair
September 14-17, 2017  •   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 16, 2017  •    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

The STOCKMARKET
April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16  •   An outdoor curated marketplace on Stockon's Miracle Mile featuring the Central Valley's best makers, vintage, music, and street food. Shop, sip & snack, and socialize!
209.322.7624  | stockmarketca.com

October

Dell'Osso Farms Annual Pumpkin Maze  (September - October)
September 30 - October 31, 2017  •  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 1, 2017  •  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 7-8, 2017  •  The finest in pumpkin-flavored foods, music, crafts and more. 
209. 823.6121  |  mantecapumpkinfair.org

Stockton Arts Week
October 13-22, 2017  •  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 20-22, 2017  •  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 24-28, 2017  •  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
October 25, 2017  •  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, 2017  •  Goblins and Ghouls flood the Mile, as businesses open their doors to trick or treating. 
209.948.MILE  stocktonmiraclemile.com

November

Sandhill Crane Festival, Lodi
November 3-5, 2017  •   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 11-12, 2017  •   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 18, 2017  •  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 23, 2017  •   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
Indian cultural event featuring lights, dancing and traditional treats. 
iasjc.org

Hospice of San Joaquin Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Stockton
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
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 2, 2017  •   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
December 2 & 3, 2017  •  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 2 & 3, 2017  •   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 17, 2016 - January 2, 2017  •   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

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