Events Not To Miss

2015-concerts-in-the-parkConcerts In The Park

June 3, 10, 17, 24

Stockton’s Victory Park summer concert series is back for its 63rd annual season with an impressive line-up of live music from all genres to keep you entertained during those cool summer nights on the Delta. The free 12-week concert series will kick off every Wednesday in June, from 6-8 p.m. and typically attracts more than 12,000 people. So grab your lawn chairs, a picnic and get your dancing shoes ready for an enjoyable evening in the park. Victory Park, 1001 N. Pershing Ave., Stockton.


PRIMARY-Caputo_Blue-Peplum-Dress1 - CopyTheresa Caputo LIVE! Experience

at the Stockton Arena

June 4

Star of the hit TLC show, Long Island Medium, will visit the Stockton Arena for an interactive show, including personal readings for audience members (not guaranteed). The show and experience focus on Theresa’s gift of communicating with the dead, and will also include personal stories about her life and gift. Stockton Arena, 248 W. Fremont St., Stockton. (209) 373-1400.


Critter Corral at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum

at Micke Grove Regional Park

June 6, 7, 13,

14, 20, 21

Every weekend from May-August, the San Joaquin County Historical Museum offers people of all ages a chance to visit and pet a variety of farm animals of all shapes and sizes. The experience is free with regular admission to the Park, which also includes eight exhibitions buildings, a Sunshine Trail, hands-on activities and plenty of history to learn about our county. Micke Grove Regional Park, 11793 N. Micke Grove Rd., Lodi. (209) 331-2055. San


San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) 50th Anniversary Celebration

June 6

RTD will celebrate 50 years of service with a free-to-the-public event in Stockton. The family-friendly event will feature an exhibit of RTD Buses, a Children’s Museum Bus, historical photo exhibit, souvenir posters and t-shirts, delicious local food, and local musicians like the Mike Torres Band, Valley Community Orchestra, Hiva Nui Dancers, Pan Afrakan Dance, The Music Historical Education Association and others. In addition, attendees can enjoy fireworks, a children’s area and more! Stockton Ball Park, 404 W. Fremont St., Stockton,

(888) 802-9675,


42nd Annual Temple Israel Jewish Food Fair and Festival

June 7

The Temple Israel invites San Joaquinians to celebrate more than 150 years of heritage in the Stockton community at the 42nd annual festival of food and culture. The family-fun event offers visitors a tasty brunch, complete with bagels and lox or a corned beef sandwich, and a chance to browse the Jewish deli and bakery for take-home treats. In addition, the event will include temple tours, a Taste of the Torah, music, Israeli dancing, raffles, a beer garden and games for the kids! Temple Israel, 5105 N. El Dorado St., Stockton. (209) 477-9306.


Dionysus Dash @ Mettler Family Vineyards

June 7

Are you worthy to run with Dionysus the Greek God of Wine? This 5K runs through the beautiful estate of the Mettler Family Vineyards in Lodi. This property is breathtaking and definitely a jewel of Lodi! The event is for the novice and avid runners, wine tasters and Greek walkers, including wine tasting, music and awards. Bring out the TOGA’s and Greek head pieces for this one! Participants will receive a T-shirt, wine glass and goodie bag! Register early to ensure a spot! Mettler Family Vineyards, 7889 E. Harney Ln., Lodi. (209) 369-3045.


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@ Viaggio Estate and Winery

June 7

This summer’s series of concerts at Viaggio Winery features the sounds of Blues! Enjoy great music, wine, and fun with friends, surrounded by the beautiful estate grounds. Check out Ron Thompson & Friends during this specific concert! Viaggio Estate and Winery, 100 East Taddei Rd., Acampo, (209) 368-1378,


Photography in Mexico from the Collection

of SFMOMA @ the Haggin Museum

April 16-June 14

This traveling exhibition of photos from SFMOMA’s collection reveals a distinctively rich and diverse tradition of photography in Mexico. When the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art closed its doors in June of 2013 to undergo a three-year expansion project, “SFMOMA On the Go” was launched. The unprecedented program is aimed at presenting exhibits throughout California while the Museum’s expansion is under way. Photography in Mexico is part of a statewide tour drawn from SFMOMA’s internationally acclaimed photography collection. Since 2013, Photography in Mexico has traveled to the Bakersfield Museum of Art and the Sonoma County Museum. The Haggin Museum is the tour’s final venue. The Haggin Museum, 1201 N. Pershing Ave., Stockton,


French 25 Free Concert Series:

Bump City

June 12

A San Joaquin summer offers an abundance of live music, and French 25 surely delivers! This summer, the Stockton Waterfront restaurant welcomes its free concert series on the gorgeous building’s rooftop. Watch the sun set above the Delta as you’re serenaded to the music of Bump City: a Tribute to Tower of Power. Exclusive VIP packages pamper guests with a rooftop dinner, VIP seating and entrance to the after party which includes desserts. French 25, 110 N. El Dorado St., Stockton. (209) 451-0617.


Miracle Mile BBQ Competition

June 13

Nothing screams summer time like BBQ, and thanks to the Miracle Mile Improvement District, San Joaquinians can chose the best BBQ in town! The first annual free competition gives visitors the opportunity to taste test, drink, and enjoy the Miracle Mile’s finest in a family fin environment, all while benefiting the Mile’s beatification project. In addition, guests can catch live music and live broadcasts from Stockton’s newest radio station, 105.9 The Bull. Miracle Mile, Tuxedo Court at Pacific Ave., Stockton. (209) 948-6453.


Fathers Day @ Pixie Woods

June 14

Celebrate Dad at Pixie Woods and he’ll get free admission! Pixie Woods is Stockton’s own fairyland for the “young in age and the young at heart!” Ride the Pixie Express Train down the tracks past Frontier Town. Take an excursion down the lagoon on the Pixie Queen paddle-wheel boat, or, take an exciting ride on a vintage carousel. The Pixie Woods map provides information about attractions in the park. Pixie Woods @ Louis Park, Shimizu Dr. at Occidental Ave., Stockton, (209) 937-8206,


Apollo Night 2015 Final Audition

June 15

The most recognized Unsigned Talent Showcase in Northern California returns for an exciting 16th season of showcasing the areas most talented Dance Groups, Singers, Bands, Poets, Models, Jr Acts, and Rap Acts with clean lyrics. All acts must call the Apollo Night Hotline at (209) 546-1622 to pre-register for an official audition. All ages welcome to audition. Top Winners are selected in a variety of categories. $500 Grand Prize! Apollo Night, (209) 546-1622


29th Annual Summer Sunset Wine Tasting Benefit at Pixie Woods

June 19

Taste wine from over 30 wineries, savor appetizers from over 19 local restaurants, and enjoy live music! All in support
of Stockton’s treasure, Pixie Woods.
Help keep the magic alive! Pixie Woods @ Louis Park, Shimizu Dr. at Occidental Ave., Stockton, (209) 937-8206,


Lodi Brew Fest

June 20

Don’t miss this great opportunity to taste amazing craft beers from outstanding breweries! Enjoy live music, complimentary parking, RV parking available, and delicious food vendors including BBQ, traditional local sausage and Mexican food. Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, 413 E. Lockeford St., Lodi, (209) 747-5487,


Father’s Day Weekend Sunset Casual Mexican Dinner & Fireworks Cruise

June 20

Celebrate Dad with a Delta cruise from 7 to 10 PM. Welcome aboard the “California Sunset!” You will enjoy a 3 hour casual cruise including a chicken super burrito, potato salad, green salad with ranch, chips/salsa, (all prepared by Nenas), and one drink ticket good for any beverage (cash bar for additional beverages). It can’t get much better than a delta cruise, a good burrito and a margarita! Downtown Stockton Marina, 445 W. Weber Ave., Stockton,


Zoo After Dark

June 20

This event, hosted by Micke Grove Zoo in Lodi, brings the best parts of camping together for a night of excitement for the whole family, ages 5 and up. Whether you’re in need of a date night alone, or a family outing, this is a great opportunity for children to see wildlife while sitting under the stars. Activities include a campfire with hot cocoa, s’mores, and storytelling to top it off! Micke Grove Zoo, 11793 N. Micke Grove Park, Lodi. (209) 331-2138.


2015 Juneteenth

Annual Citywide Festival

June 20

This year’s 40th Annual Juneteenth celebration will focus on the theme: strengthening our family and our community. The Juneteenth festival is the oldest known celebration commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, which made slavery unconstitutional in the US. The event is free to all ages, ethnicities and nationalities in an effort toward collaboration. There will also be entertainment and education through cultural and historical displays. San Joaquin County Human Services Agency/Taft Community Center, 389 W. Downing Ave., Stockton. (209) 468-4168.


Father’s Day BBQ at Wine & Roses

June 21

Enjoy the annual Wine & Roses’ Dad’s Day BBQ featuring indoor and outdoor seating! Bring the whole family to enjoy a casual, traditional barbecue, classic cars and a tropical bird display. Wine & Roses Hotel, Restaurant and Spa., 2505 W. Turner Rd., Lodi, (209) 371-6160,