Pastel USA: 33rd Annual International Open Exhibit

July 1-14

The Pastel Society of the West Coast brings its Pastels USA: 33rd Annual International Open Exhibition back to the Haggin Museum. Come enjoy the infinite variety of colors in the pastel palette range, from soft and subtle to bold and brilliant. This year’s exhibition attracted hundreds of entries from many artists, which was then narrowed down to approximately 100 paintings. Haggin Museum, 1201 N. Pershing Ave, Stockton, CA 95203(209) 940-6300, HagginMuseum.org

 

Lyle Lovett at The Bob Hope Theatre

July 3

Treat yourself to a night of live entertainment by of one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers – Lyle Lovett. Named as the Texas State Musician, this Grammy award winning singer, composer, and actor is known for his gift of storytelling, and fusion of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel, and blues. You don’t want to miss out on this iconic performance at our very own Bob Hope Theatre. Tickets are available online today. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton, (209) 373-1400, StocktonLive.com

 

Racing at Stockton 99 Speedway

July 3

On your mark, get set, go! Come and experience the fastest ¼ mile banked paved racetrack, and the oldest running racetrack west of the Mississippi for the Ron Strmiska Memorial event. This event will feature Stockton Late Models, Bombers, and B4 Cylinders and is the perfect place to bring family and friends out for an exciting night of fun. Tickets are available online or at the door. Stockton 99 Speedway, 4105 N. Wilson Way, Stockton, (209) 482-6969, VisitStockton.org

 

Farmer’s Market at Swenson Golf Course

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Join the Stockton Certified Farmers’ Market Association at the shady Swenson Park Golf Course every Wednesday from mid-May to October. Bring your bags and be ready to stock up on local products like fresh honey, fruits, and vegetables. Swenson Park Golf Course, 6803 Alexandria Pl, Stockton, 209-943-1830, VisitStockton.org

 

Concerts in the Park

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Grab your lawn chairs, pack some snacks, and bring the whole family out to enjoy a free concert at the park. This annual summer event typically attracts more than 12,000 attendees and is sure to be a good time! Children are welcome, and you can even bring your furry friend with you, just make sure he is on a leash. Concerts begin at 6:00 PM. Be sure to arrive early, as parking is limited. Victory Park, 1001 N. Pershing Ave., Stockton, (209) 938-1555, VisitStockton.org

 

Wednesday Evening Paddle

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Join Headwaters Boathouse for a guided paddle down the Mokelumne River every Wednesday this summer. See how much local wildlife you can spot along the shores during this two-hour evening tour. Kayaks, paddles, and life vests are available to rent or bring your own gear and join the group for free. Headwaters Boathouse, 1101 W Turner Rd, Lodi, (209) 471-5988, VisitLodi.com

 

Stockton’s Fourth of July Parade

July 4

Stockton’s Fourth of July Parade is a wonderful community event enjoyed by all ages. Hosted by the United Veterans Council of San Joaquin County, the parade will begin at 10:00 AM at Weber Avenue and El Dorado Street, travel north on El Dorado, left on Oak Street, and left on Center Street. The grandstand will be in front of the Stockton Civic Memorial Auditorium. Gold Star Families, the immediate family members of a fallen service member who died while serving in a time of conflict, will be honored as Grand Marshals. Weber Avenue and El Dorado Street, Stockton, VisitStockton.org

 

Stockton Ports

July 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 30, 31

The Stockton Ports are back to swing away and obliterate the competition at Banner Island Ballpark. Take the family out to the ballgame to indulge in America’s favorite pastime in the heart of San Joaquin’s Port City! With classic concessions to nosh on and special promotions to accompany several home games, this season is bound to be the most exciting one yet! Grab your tickets today and keep an eye out for their theme nights! Banner Island Ballpark, 404 W. Fremont St., Stockton, MILB.com

 

Lodi First Friday Art Hop

July 5

Visit Downtown Lodi on the first Friday of the month and enjoy the Lodi Art Hop, a vibrant community event celebrating art. Spend an evening with your friends and family celebrating the Arts in Lodi, CA. Locations Include: Hutchins Street Square, Lodi Public Library, Segale’s Double Dip Gallery, Lodi Community Art Center, Nava & Co., School Street Gallery, and Boxwood Finch. Hutchins Square, 125 S. Hutchins Street, Lodi, (209) 333-5550, LodiArts.org

 

Supertrouper – The Ultimate ABBA Tribute

July 6

Hailed as “the best ABBA Tribute in North America,” Supertrouper is an eight-member ABBA tribute rock group. They deliver all the rich harmonies, spot-on beautiful ABBA costumes, and high energy dance moves this superstar band was famous for. Lighting up the Hutchins Street Square Mainstage for one night only, this is your opportunity to experience what it must have felt like to be in the audience of the original ABBA band. Bring your friends and family, dance in your seat, and sing along to your favorite ABBA mega hits! Hutchins Street Square, 125 S. Hutchins Street, Lodi, (209) 333-5550, VisitLodi.com

 

Brit Floyd at the Bob Hope Theater

July 6

Brit Floyd, the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show, returns in 2019 with its most ambitious and biggest production yet: a very special 40th anniversary celebration of Pink Floyd’s iconic rock opera, “The Wall.” Brit Floyd faithfully recreates the scale and pomp of the final 1994 Division Bell tour, complete with a stunning million-dollar light show, large circle screen and arch plus moving lights, lasers, inflatables and theatrics. A Brit Floyd show really is as close as fans will get to experiencing the magnificence of a Pink Floyd show live. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton, (209) 373-1400, StocktonLive.com

 

Racing at Stockton Dirt Track

July 6, 13

Head to the Stockton Dirt Track for two days of dust-cloud raising, tires rolling fun. Saturday, July 6 you’ll see a tribute to Le Roy Van Conett featuring the Elk Grove Ford 360 Sprint Car Challenge Tour and Hunt Magneto Wingless Sprint Car Series. Or come out the following week to see Tri State Pro Stock’s, Bombers, B4 Cylinders, and B-Mod’s in action. Stockton Dirt Track, 1658 S. Airport Way, Stockton, (209) 466-9999, StocktonDirtTrack.com

 

The Market at Delta College

July 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28

Visit this flea market open year-round, every Saturday and Sunday from 6:00am to 3:00pm. Held rain or shine, there is free parking, free admission, and free carry-outs. You’ll find new & used merchandise, fresh produce, fresh-baked goods, a food court, apparel, cosmetics, crafts, footwear, handbags, home decor, jewelry, live plants, appliances, furniture, and much more! Services such as watch repair and key-making are also available. San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, VisitStockton.org

 

Geeks Who Drink at Taps Barrel House

July 9, 16, 23, 30

Think it’s just trivia? Think again. Join Geeks who Drink at Taps for a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. Quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. Play in teams of up to six – or by yourself if you’re some kind of savant. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. Winning teams gets street cred and maybe even bar cash and other prizes. Bonus questions for free pints are sprinkled throughout the quiz. Taps Barrel House, 1924 Pacific Ave, Stockton, (209) 466-3683, VisitStockton.org

 

Happy Together Tour at the Bob Hope Theater

July 11

Music fans have been enjoying the hits of the sixties and seventies since the Summer of Love and beyond. They get to relive those moments on the renowned Happy Together Tour 2019. The Happy Together Tour began in 1984 with mainstays The Turtles. It started up again in 2010 with 2019 being its 10th anniversary year. The overwhelming response and love for the music has endured and The Happy Together Tour 2019 brings that magic back to fans, night after night! Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton, (209) 373-1400, StocktonLive.com

 

Lodi Farmers Market

July 11, 18, 25

Join in this beloved summer market as local merchants and farmers set up shop every Thursday this summer (no market July 4) from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Peruse the top produce the Central Valley has to offer or grab a bite to eat as Downtown Lodi buzzes. Live music creates a laid-back, welcoming atmosphere for shopping or simply strolling. Downtown Lodi, (209) 367-7840 ext. 110, LodiChamber.com

 

Summer ArtSplash

July 12

The ArtSplash is Stockton’s downtown artwalk held ever second Friday, May – October. Visit downtown businesses filled with visual and performing arts at this free event! Participating venues include Freckled Moon, FANHS Museum, Kress Lobby, and The Write Place. Venues are subject to change, but are identified with blue streamers, signs, and maps. Downtown Stockton, VisitStockton.com

 

Sky Tours

July 12

Weather permitting, volunteers from the Stockton Astronomical Society will set up their telescopes for the public at S.J. Delta College in the Athletics 1 parking lot. Come at 8:30 PM to view the moon, Jupiter, Saturn, and M13 (Star Cluster in Hercules), or at 10:00 PM to see deep sky objects like M3 (Globular Cluster). If you have your own telescope or binoculars, you are welcome to bring it with you. San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, (209) 471-1674, VisitStockton.org

 

Michael David After- Hours

July 12

Had a long week? Come kick off your weekend with Michael David Winery. Relax by the pond while enjoying live music. Food from local vendors, and wine will be available for purchase. With all the radiant summer sunsets to come, what more could you ask for? Must be 21 or older. Michael David Winery, 4580 W Highway 12, Lodi, (209) 368-7384, LodiWine.com

 

Lodi Memorial 35th Summerfest

July 13

Don’t miss the 35th instalment of Lodi Memorial Hospital’s annual food and wine fundraising event. Fifteen local restaurants and bakeries will be serving food alongside wine from Lodi’s Michael-David Winery and beer from Five Windows Brewery. Proceeds will go toward purchasing computer aided detection (CAD) software for the hospital’s 3-D Mammography Machine. Bare Ranch, 19877 Davis Road, Lodi, (209) 339-7582, LMHFoundation.org

 

Wine Camp

July 13

Who said summer camps were just for the kids? In this half-day camp, you’ll learn the fundamentals of being a winemaker. Meet the growers and learn what goes into growing the best wine grapes, then hear from the experts about the process of crushing, destemming, fermentation, pressing, and aging wine. After that, you’ll have a chance to try your hand at building your own blend. Riaza Wines, 2441 South Stockton Street, Suite 1, Lodi, (209) 625-1103, RiazaWines.com

 

S.H.E. 365 5K Run/Walk

July 14

Slip into your running shoes for the seventh annual S.H.E. 365 Run/Walk. Starting at the Woodbridge Winery, this route will take you passed Lodi vineyards on a paved road. If you’re feeling adventurous, join the 10K run and do the loop twice! Your entry fee with get you a champagne flute, mimosa, fresh fruit, chocolate, Bundtini’s, a catered lunch, jewelry, a custom women’s finisher shirt, and a medal! And the top three overall winners will receive a bottle of Woodbridge Champagne. Woodbridge Winery, 5950 E Woodbridge Rd, Acampo, ItsYourRace.com

 

Full Moon Riders

July 16

Bring your bike and enjoy a casual evening ride along Stockton’s historic waterfront. Each month, riders will meet in front of the downtown cinema, usually following a different route each time and afterward meet at a participating downtown restaurant where riders can take advantage of Full Moon specials. Included is a free and secure parking for your bike until 8 PM. Children under 18 must wear a bicycle helmet and be accompanied by an adult. Janet Leigh Plaza, 222 N El Dorado St., Stockton, (209) 464-5246, VisitStockton.org

 

Slaughter and Kix at Jackson Rancheria

July 19

Get ready to let your hair down and rock with these two legendary bands. Slaughter was formed in Las Vegas in 1988 and their first album reached double platinum status. The unique style of Kix draws inspiration from bubblegum pop, new-wave, and hard rock. Tickets are on sale now. 12222 New York Ranch Rd, Jackson, (800) 822-9466, JacksonCasino.com

 

Downtown Tracy Artwalk

July 19

The fifth annual Downtown Tracy Artwalk is a free, self-guided event that is open to the public. Local visual and performing artists, community organizations, and vendors will be set up at downtown venues for meet and greets with the public. Art will be on display and for sale along the sidewalks of Central Avenue and around the Grand. Downtown Tracy, (209) 831-6858, AtTheGrand.org

 

Lockeford Wine and Music

July 20

Featuring local jazz musicians and favorite wine varieties from local wineries, the Lockeford Wine and Music festival promises a day of smooth sounds and smooth sips. Music from 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM. The day will also include raffles and a chef’s corner. 12470 Locke Road, Lockeford, (209) 872-8181

 

Sip and Snack at the Mac

July 27

The Galt Area Historical Society is hosting the ninth annual Sip and Snack at the Mac fundraiser. The event takes place at the McFarland Living History Ranch, which was once the ranch home of John McFarland who gave the city of Galt its name. The event will feature wine, beer, and food tastings, live music, hayrides, and tours of the ranch house. Proceeds from the event go toward the ongoing preservation efforts of the McFarland Living History Ranch. McFarland Living History Ranch, 8899 Orr Rd, Galt, GaltHistory.org

 

Michael David – Comedylicious

July 27

Join Michael David Winery for a night of laughter and libations under the stars. This standup show features four comedians who are sure to tickle your funny bone. Food and wine will be available for purchase. Must be 21 or older. Michael David Winery, 4580 West Highway 12, Lodi, (209) 263-3089, MichaelDavidWinery.com

 

SJC Dept of Child Support Services 4th Annual Block Party

July 30

Partnering with local county agencies, community partners, and vendors, San Joaquin County Department of Child Support Services will be providing information on the services available to you in the county at this fourth annual bash. Along with activities for the kids, children will be able to claim a free backpack filled with school supplies on a first come, first serve basis and parents can enter a drawing for prizes while they peruse the information booths. Weber Point Events Center, 221 N. Center St, Stockton, DCSSBlockParty@SJGov.org, www.SJGov.org 

 

Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields Exhibit

August 1-October 20

Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields/Revolución en los Campos tells one of the compelling stories that helped define the American experience: the farm workers labor movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The show draws on extensive Smithsonian curatorial research about legendary activist Dolores Huerta, who played an important role in the farm workers movement of the 1960s and 1970s. This exhibition features bilingual text (English-Spanish), reproductions of historic and personal photographs and documents, along with protest art from the farm workers’ movement. The Haggin Museum, 1201 N. Pershing Ave, Stockton, (209) 940-6300, HagginMuseum.org

 

Masters of American Photography Exhibition

August 1-October 20

This exceptional exhibition features works from the Reading Public Museum’s collection of photographs. The works elegantly represent the history of photography from the 1880s through the 1980s, with a particular emphasis on the first decades of the twentieth century, including iconic images by Eadweard Muybridge, Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Walker Evans, Berenice Abbott, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Margaret Bourke-White, Paul Strand, and others. Many of the twenty-four works are vintage prints — made by the photographer very close to the time the negative was created — or later prints, made by the photographer or assistant years later. The Haggin Museum, 1201 N. Pershing Ave, Stockton, (209) 940-6300, HagginMuseum.org

 

StocktonCon

August 3

StocktonCon is an annual celebration of all things pop-culture at the Stockton Arena! The 8th Annual StocktonCon will featuring a star-studded list of celebrity guests and artists, cosplay costume contests, gaming tournaments, panels, exhibitors, vendors, and more! You won’t want to miss this fun, family friendly two-day event! More than 200 exhibitors and artists will be a part of the fun – with fans in attendance able to find lost treasures and art commissions. Stockton Arena, 248 W Fremont St., Stockton, StocktonCon.com

 

Stockton Soul Food Festival

August 3

A day of family fun, entertainment, vendors, live music, and nourishment for your soul. There will be lots of soul food vendors, retailers, non-profit exhibits, and entertainment throughout the event. Come and enjoy the day! Weber Point Event Center, 221 N Center St, Stockton, VisitStockton.org