Fairs & Fests

When the seasons change in the Central Valley so does the venue, but with San Joaquin Magazine’s assistance you’ll never be left out of the loop! Keep our handy go-to guide close throughout the year and never miss out on a single annual event!


Lodi Grape Festival


Support and celebrate the agricultural success of San Joaquin! Catch a few carnival rides, dig in to a variety of vendor delicacies and browse the exhibits while listening to live music. GrapeFestival.com

SJ International Film Festival


Grab some popcorn and let that seat recline while you enjoy masterful works from veteran directors and rising filmmakers, hosted by the San Joaquin Film Society. Sjiff.com



Check out local rising artists while exploring a wonderland of comics, anime and gaming. Trade specialty cards or purchase hard to find collectibles. StocktonCon.com


Taste of the Delta


Grab a ticket and help yourself to incredible cuisine, a variety of wines and show your support for the California Delta Chambers! TasteofTheDelta.com

Stockton Pride


Enjoy food, live music and fun while showing your support for our LGBT community! Drop by the vendor booths or watch some amazing stage performances. StocktonPride.com

Reggae on the Delta


Settle into a few hours of smooth reggae beats, rich conversation, and a menu of Caribbean dishes from the Breadfruit Tree Restaurant. BreadFruitTree.com

Jewish Food Fair


Take a tour of the sanctuary, listen to live music and enjoy munching on some traditional foods at this Temple Israel hosted event. TempleIsraelStockton.com



Honor and celebrate those who helped to end slavery in our nation by joining in on the activities and lectures featured at this venue. VisitStockton.org

Delta Fusion


Learn the cultural tales of our region through storytelling like no other! Featuring giant puppets, masked performers, pageantry and more. DeltaFusionStockton.com

Stockton Obon Bazaar


Emerge a little more enlightened after touring the Buddhist temple, sampling the many Japanese staples and taking in all the vendors and stage performances! StocktonBuddhistTemple.org

Family Day at the Park


Reach for every book you can and fill your day with the fun, literary activities this event provides! Featuring live music, interactive booths and more. FamilyDayatthePark.com

Greek Festival


Visit a little piece of the Mediterranean! Enjoy savory Greek dishes and music, listen to the choir performances and tour the halls of the church. GoSaintBasil.org

Lodi Cyclefest


Pop on your helmet and press hard on the pedal to keep up with the competition! This biking event will deliver both good times and family friendly fun. Deltavelo.com

Lodi Bluegrass Festival


Take in the unique melodies of each performer down by the lake where bluegrass music will intermingle with smiling faces and good fun. BlueGrassattheLake.com


Manteca Pumpkin Fair


Over 150 booths and pumpkin related revelries! Hosted by the Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis, explore the haunted house, carnival and enjoy each stage performance. MantecaPumpkinFair.org



Jump into a dynamic venue of German food, booze and fun! Stockton’s own Oktoberfest will feature keg lifts, stein holding competitions, and various downtown entertainment!   DowntownStockton.org


Brubeck Festival


Rekindle your love for Jazz and honor the memory of Dave and Iola Brubeck. This festival features rich musical pieces, lectures and more. Pacific.edu

Stockton is Magnificent


Show your love for the heart of the Central Valley by checking out local artists and performers, visiting the historic showcases and nonprofit and community booths. StocktonMagnificent.com

Diwali Celebration


Take part in India’s grandest holiday to enjoy traditional dances, live music and cultural delicacies. Hosted by the Indian Association of San Joaquin County. Iasjc.org

San Joaquin Potters Guild Fine Arts Festival


A ceramic showcasing like no other! Visit this free festival to talk to the artists and take in the different styles and interpretations of the craft. SanJoaquinPottersGuild.org

Sandhill Crane Festival


Take one of many different tours across the Lodi region to discover the Sandhill Crane. Visit Hutchins Street Square for the artwork exhibits and other various presentations. CraneFestival.com

Lighted Boat Parade


Watch lights dazzle across the waterway as boats of all sizes, covered in a variety of displays, float down the channel at the port of Stockton. VisitStockton.org

Festival of Trees


Feast your eyes on a holiday light show like no other! Enjoy over seven dozen decorated Christmas trees, exhibits and hands on crafts for the family! SanJoaquinHistory.org

Dell’Osso Farms Annual Pumpkin Maze


Hit the corn maze and never look back! Take to the skies on the zip line, traverse the haunted castle and conquer the aerial ropes course. PumpkinMaze.com

Trick-or-Treat on the Mile


Bring your family out to the Mile and enjoy the shops while the kids don their costumes and do some trick-or-treating! StocktonMiracleMile.com

Annual Safe Trick or Treat


Let your little ones follow the guided tours around University of the Pacific’s beautiful campus to collect candy! After, enjoy the carnival setting provided by the clubs and organizations of the school. Pacific.edu

Hmong New Year Celebration


Head out to the San Joaquin Fairgrounds and dive into the Hmong New Year cheer! Celebrate with traditional dishes, live music and more. LfcemPowerment.org

Stockton Tamale Festival


Tour tamale paradise, each cooking demo and the custom car, boat and motorcycle show. Take on the carnival rides and dance along with live performances! Stocktontamalefestival.com



Delicato Vineyards Annual Arts Show


Savor the rich bouquet of Delicato’s wines while browsing the art gallery and cast your vote for your favorites! Each piece is up for sale and yours to take home. DfvWines.com

Zion Chamber Orchestra Festival


Join the Zion Lutheran Church for their three-concert performance of classical music. Free for all guests. ZlcStockton.org

Robert T. McKee Student Art Exhibition


Realize the potential of our younger artists at the Haggin Museum showcase! Students from kindergarten to 12th grade feature their artwork. Free admission. HagginMuseum.org

Dell’Osso Farms Annual Holidays on the Farm


Dell’Osso brings in the holiday cheer with Christmas trees and light shows, ice skating and pictures with Santa. Tube down the snow slope and catch the Express Train! HolidaysontheFarm.com

Lodi Home & Garden Show


Get all the neat tips and tricks for your dream home in one vendor-packed place! Featuring the Lodi Food Truck Wars, an appetizing event all on its own! MetroExpositions.com

Lodi Parade of Lights


Watch the street lanes of Lodi glow in the chilly evening air as a parade of vehicles, decked in holiday regalia and strung in lights of all colors, come rolling down the road. LodiChamber.com

Stockton Restaurant Week


Dive into this dine-out extravaganza by visiting your favorite participating food stops and sampling their specially designed menus! Support local restaurants and produce at great discounts. StocktonRestaurantWeek.com

Chinese New Year Celebration


This free event features an amazing parade, ornate folk dances and many varied performances. Enjoy Taiko drummers, singing, martial art demonstrations and more. StocktonCnyc.org

Ripon Almond Blossom Festival


Check out the vendors, carnival and live jams at Ripon’s Almond Blossom Festival. Hit the streets early to grab your seat along the city’s parade route! RiponChamber.org

Bob McMillen Memorial Fishing Tournament


Cast out your line in honor of Bob McMillen and reel in the biggest trout out on the waters at Oak Grove Park. SjParks.com



Orchid Festival


Enjoy the vibrant flower arrangements hosted by the San Joaquin Orchid Society. Learn how to maintain these beauties and purchase one of your own. SanJoaquinOrchidSociety.org

Great Stockton Asparagus Dine-Out


Local restaurants take on locally grown asparagus for a month of mouth-watering bliss! Enjoy uniquely crafted cuisine before the season runs out! DineoutStockton.com

Crossroads Street Fair


Food, fun and free admission! Visit the vendor stands, stop by the car show and take time to cruise over to the carnival. VisitManteca.org

Cambodian New Year


Forget about admission and parking, this event is free for all! Dance the day away, dine on Cambodian delicacies and bring in the New Year! VisitStockton.org

Stockton Earth Day Festival


Show Mother Nature a little love by touring the exhibits, taking time for some yoga, and biking along in the parade! Wrap up the day at the Drum Circle closing! LiveGreenSanJoaquin.org

Lodi Street Fair


Browse antiquities, hard to find collectibles and amazing hand crafted accessories while you chow down on good food and have yourself a great time. LodiChamber.com

Stockton Sikh Temple Parade


Take part in the festivities of the Sikh Temple and enjoy their annual parade, traditional foods and the many martial art demonstrations. StocktonGurdwarasahib.org

Cinco De Mayo


Listen to the Mariachi band, move your feet and gather around for good food and great entertainment! ElConcilio.org


Linden Cherry Festival


There’s nothing sweeter than a freshly plucked cherry at this festival! Enjoy the many vendor booths, food and various live entertainers. LindenChamber.net

Lodi Annual Spring Art Show


Lodi’s local artists present their skill in the plethora of paintings and other art forms for your springtime viewing experience. Hosted by the Lodi Community Art Center. LodiArtCenter.org

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