Fairs and Festivals

Year round, the cultural melting pot that is San Joaquin showcases all that it has to offer with a steady stream of diverse fairs and festivals—and we want you to know about them all.

SUMMER

Wine Tasting at Pixie Woods
Stockton

Gather the gals for an adults-only wine tasting event sure to impress, with wineries from Napa and Sonoma Valley, the Carneros Region, and Lodi Wine Country! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, and a silent auction. Hosted by the park’s board of directors, the event helps to support improvements and additions. PixieWoods.org

Lodi Grape Festival
Lodi

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

StocktonCon
Stockton

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
Lodi

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

Jewish Food Fair
Stockton

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

Stockton Obon Bazaar
Stockton

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
Stockton

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

Greek Festival
Stockton

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
Lodi

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 Obon Festival
Lodi

Pull out your yukata and prepare for a sunny day of festivities! From dances you can join in on, to a variety of your favorite Japanese foods and more, it’s an event you don’t want to miss! LodiBuddhist.org

Summerfest
Lodi

Revel in a summer evening celebration with food, wine, and music while helping to support the Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation. LMHFoundation.org

San Joaquin County Fair
Stockton

The San Joaquin County Fair is chock full of carnival rides, agricultural exhibits, and plenty of food for all! SanJoaquinFairgrounds.com

Stockton Pride Festival
Stockton

Celebrating the county’s LGBTQ community, this fun and festive event also raises funds for our local pride center. StocktonPride.com

Stockton Beer Week
Stockton

Browse through local businesses as you celebrate all that is great about craft brews. Learn how your beer is brewed, enjoy samplings, and more! Beerweek.com/stockton

Stockton Black Family Day
Stockton

Dedicated to promoting faith, education, health, respect, and unity, this family fun day is now celebrating their 50th year! StocktonBlackFamilyDay.com

FALL

Stockton Heat Season Begins
Stockton

You know you love our boys on the ice, turning up the heat and melting the stadium right out from under them. Enjoy each themed hockey game. Our personal favorite? The Teddy Bear Toss! StocktonHeat.com

Manteca Pumpkin Fair
Manteca

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

Brubeck Festival
Stockton

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 Arts Festival
Stockton

Celebrate Stockton’s artistic side with a week full of events that highlight the city’s artists, arts organizations, and venues. StocktonArtsWeek.com

Annual Main Street Day
Ripon

Gather together in the heart of downtown Ripon for a car show, antique faire, live music, food, and so much more! RiponChamber.org

Diwali Celebration
Stockton

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
Stockton

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
Lodi

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

Lighted Boat Parade
Stockton

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
Lodi

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 Family Farms Annual Pumpkin Maze
Lathrop

Deck yourself out in your Halloween costume and hit the corn maze! Take to the skies on the zip line, traverse the haunted castle, and conquer the aerial ropes course, too. PumpkinMaze.com

Annual Safe Trick or Treat
Stockton

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

Hmong New Year Celebration
Stockton

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

WINTER

Eagal Lakes Polar Plunge
Tracy

Join your friends and dozens of other fiery competitors for their first dip into the freezing waters of Eagal Lakes for their annual Polar Plunge! EagalLakes.com

Wine & Chocolate Weekend
Lodi

Wrap your taste buds around over fifty wineries supplying live music, barrel tastings and, of course, the rich pairings of wine and chocolate! LodiWineandChocolate.com

Stockton Chinese New Year
Stockton

From the street parade and the food, to the astounding dances by Stockton’s best performers, this will be among your most favorite ways of bringing in the new year! StocktonCnyc.org

Zion Chamber Orchestra Festival
Stockton

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
Stockton

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 Family Farms Annual Holidays on the Farm
Lathrop

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
Lodi

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
Lodi

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
Stockton

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

Ripon Almond Blossom Festival
Ripon

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

SPRING

Asparagus Festival
Stockton

Asparagus is synonymous with our valley, and where do you go to get your grub on? You guessed it! Head on out to the festival that does those delicious stalks best! SanJoaquinAsparagusFestival.net

Zinfest Wine Festival
Lodi

Let your worries slip down the river while exploring the taste of 200 different wine selections. Listen to live music and take home a commemorative wine glass. Zinfest.com

Lodi Wine & Food Festival
Lodi

Get your grape on and pick up some delectable apps, because with live music and vendors from across the region, you’re going to be doing nothing but the hop and flop when you’re full! GrapeFestival.com

Festa Italiana
Lodi

Find your favorite Italian foods, with live music and entertainment! Each booth is filled with every knickknack you could ever need to fill your Italian-loving heart! Festa-italiana.com

Port City Roller Girls Season Begins
Stockton

Watch our favorite gals in green whip around the aisle in a fast-paced tangle of high-speed knuckles, knees, and roller blades! PortCityRollerGirls.net

CAPCA’s Ducky Derby
Stockton

Buy your quacker and prepare for a soothing race along the downtown water as each yellow ducky lazily glides across the finish line. With major prizes, of course! Enjoy booths, food, and fun! NoChildAbuse.org

Orchid Festival
Stockton

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

Crossroads Street Faire
Manteca

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
Stockton

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! WatDhammararamBuddhist.org

Stockton Earth Day Festival
Stockton

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

Stockmarket
Stockton

Support your local makers at this bimonthly market which brings together some of the finest in goods, food, and fun! StockmarketCA.com

Lodi Street Fair
Lodi

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
Stockton

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
Stockton

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

Linden Cherry Festival
Linden

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 Grape Con
Lodi

Get ready for a day of fantastic superheroes, comics, video games, and so much more! With cosplayers and contests to pass the time and plenty of art up for grabs, you’ll be ending the day wondering where your hours went. GrapeCityCon.com

Lodi Annual Spring Art Show
Lodi

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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