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Free Things To Do in Stockton

Discover a multitude of free and affordable activities to enjoy in the vibrant city of Stockton, California.

Stockton Savings Pass

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The Haggin Museum

The first Saturday every month is FREE — Enjoy classic art and local history and what has been called the "gem" of Stockton! Victory Park, where the museum is located is also a great place for walking and a picnic! When it’s not free the museum is still a bargain at $8 for adults, $7 for senior, and $5 for youth.

Stockton Cambodian Buddhist Temple (Wat Dhammararam)

FREE — The Wat Dhammararam is an active Buddhist temple that features over 90 colorful and larger than life jewel encrusted statues that celebrate the life and story of the Cambodian Buddha. Be sure to bring your camera! Open daily from sunrise to sunset. Download a self-guided tour here.

Weber Point in Downtown Stockton

FREE — This park-like setting on the waterfront is the well known home to many of Stockton’s favorite events. Enjoy the facility’s interactive water feature in the warmer months, colorful children’s play area, a shady picnic or simply stroll the promenade and enjoy the panoramic Delta view.

Barkleyville Dog Park

FREE — Take Fido Out for Some Exercise! Barkleyville is Stockton’s first off leash dog park! This four acre public park is designated and built specifically for your dog to socialize and exercise safely and off-leash. Barkleyville features three areas: one for big dogs (over 20 lbs.), one for small dogs (20 lbs. and under) and a separate play/agility course. Park amenities include benches, doggie water fountains and waste bags.

Children’s Museum of Stockton

BARGAIN — For families with young children, the Children’s Museum of Stockton is a fantastic place to take your young ones. A safe, fun center of discovery and learning though interactive exhibits, programming and workshops. Admission is $7 (children under the age of 1 are free!) and will provide hours of fun and activities.

Lincoln Center Live

FREE — One Friday each month in the June, July and August, Lincoln Center has a family friendly event that offer live music and the ever popular kids zone. For the grown ups, wine tasting is also available.

The Discovery Trail & University Park World Peace Rose Garden

FREE — Located on the Stockton campus of California State University Stanislaus, the Discovery Trail is a lovely one-mile walk through the Campus, with several stops highlighting art, architecture, nature, an International World Peace Rose Garden, lake, and other historical elements. Admission is free.

Summer Concerts in the Park

FREE — This long treasured summer music concert series takes place at Victory Park in Stockton. Spend an evening in the park with your favorite person, a picnic supper, and some great music as the series continues! Concerts each Wednesday evening June through August. Be sure to bring chairs or a blanket and a spread of delicious food!

Port of Stockton

FREE — View ships as they come in and out of this inland seaport. Access to the Port is restricted, but the ships and operations of the Port can be viewed from many parts of the channels north side. A favorite spot to watch the ships come in and port operations is at "Dad’s Point" near Loius Park. See Map.

Farmers’ Markets

FREE — Local farmers display and sell a mouth watering and eye-pleasing selection of fresh fruit and vegetables, herbs and floral plants at one of the many Stockton Farmers’ Markets. Enjoy these open-air markets to leisurely stroll, take in the colorful, glorious sights. Plus, with the San Joaquin County Farm Trail, you can explore the over 40 farm trail stops showcasing one of the richest growing regions in the nation, filled with an abundance of tasting and hands-on farm experiences to explore with the entire family.

City of Stockton's Drive In Movie Series

FREE — The City of Stockton Community Services Department presents their Drive In Movie Series with FREE admission! Drive-in and sit tight inside your car near Weberstown Mall in the UEI Parking Lot and enjoy a free hit movie with family and friends.

Explore History at the Stockton Rural Cemetery

FREE — Visit the final resting place of many of Stockton’s founding fathers. See the tomb of Caterpillar inventor Benjamin Holt and the monument to Reuel Colt Gridley, famous Civil war fundraiser. The monuments of the past are beautifully hand carved. Be sure to check out "millionaires row." Located at 2350 Cemetery Lane.

Stockton Skate Park

FREE — Stockton is full of parks with jungle gyms and facilities for you and your little ones to stretch your legs. Or if your kids enjoy skating, check out the Stockton Skate Park. This exciting venue for skaters was constructed and opened in December 2000. The facility features a moon, small bowl, offset steps, half-pipe, rail, EMB, fun box, block, piano, and a star. The skate park is a great recreational facility for all ages to enjoy one of today’s most popular sports. Admission to the Skate Park is free!

Visit any one of the five Stockton Library branches

FREE — Stockton library’s are not only a great place to find a book, but our library’s offer much more. Weekly classes, guest speakers, visiting authors, reading programs, children’s activities, and more - all for FREE! Are you a local history buff? The Downtown Stockton Library (Cesar Chavez Central Library) has archives of local newspapers and other historical documents to aid in your research! Check out the Library’s online calendar for events and programs.

Oak Grove Regional Park & Nature Center

BARGAIN — Parking is $5-$6. Once inside enjoy this 180-acre park situated in a beautiful oak-forest setting with nature trails, a nature center open open on the weekends, plenty of small and group picnic areas, a stocked lake with paddle boats for rent in the summer months, and a 18-hole disc golf course.

Micke Grove Regional Park & Micke Grove Zoo & San Joaquin County Historic Society and Museum

BARGAIN — With parking only $6 a car on weekdays, Micke Grove Park is a beautiful location for a picnic! Pack a lunch and enjoy the shade of the oak trees and take a walk through the Japanese Garden. Looking for more? Admission to the Micke Grove Zoo is $5 for adults and $3 for kids. The park also features the San Joaquin County Historic Society and Museum where you can immerse yourself in our area’s history.

Pixie Woods Amusement Park

BARGAIN — For the young in age and of heart, Pixie Woods is a playland of fun. Admission is just $4 for everyone over 2, and unlimited rides are just $8. But there is tones of free fun for kids - slides, a pirate ship, wild west town and more. Pixie Woods is a seasonal attraction and is open May through October on select days. A Stockton favortite since 1954.

Go Bowling!

BARGAIN — Stockton is home to two great bowling alleys. Pacific Avenue Bowl and West Lane Bowl have both been home to many State Championships. Lane and shoe rental is typically under $7, and is a great way to be active and burn a couple of hours. Both also offer great places to eat and get a cool beverage.

Magnolia Historic Neighborhood

FREE — The tree-lined streets contain samples of virtually all the architectural styles of California’s most formative period. The Magnolia Historic District area in Midtown Stockton is located within the borders of Harding Way on the North, Park Street on the South, California Street on the East, and El Dorado Street on the West. Download a Map/Guide of the area.

Downtown Stockton Alliance's Walk With Weber Walking Tour

FREE — Downtown Stockton's rich history can be experienced with the Walk with Weber walking tour. Take a stroll through downtown as historian Manuel Laguna guides you with the historical background of Downtown Stockton’s oldest buildings. Download the guide here.

Stockton Art Trail

FREE — With over 50 pieces showcased (and more added regularly), the Stockton Art Trail provides a map to some of the City’s most celebrated public, sculptural, and mural artforms. This fun trail brings attention to the creative talent cultivated in our city while getting residents and visitors alike out and about to check out these stunning pieces.

Ride Your Bike

FREE — Looking for a great cycling route in Stockton? Want to take the bike out for a short or long ride? Check out our list of our most popular Bike Routes in Stockton.

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