April 2017 Events

Stockton Symphony Presents: Classics V

Apr. 8

With the 90th anniversary of their Classics season, Stockton Symphony Orchestra is prepared to bring forth the full extent of their musical prowess. Enjoy pieces prepared by a local composer, and brilliant works from Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Delta College Warren Atherton Auditorium, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton, (209) 951-0196


Stockton Sailing Club Open House & Arts & Crafts Show

Apr. 8

Enjoy a day-long festival, filled with crafts for kids and adults alike, free sailboat rides, demos from our courageous Coast Guard and Sheriffs, and sloppy joes and BBQ ribs aplenty! Stockton Sailing Club 4980 Buckley Cove Way., Stockton (209) 951-5600


Student Film Festival at the Grand

Apr. 8

Enjoy an array of student-created short films from colleges across California, Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon in this spectacular day-long event. Listen to film talk with key creators and follow along in jury-panel discussions and an awards reception! Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave., Tracy (209) 831-6858, AtTheGrand.org


Mudville Dames Author Fest 2017

Apr. 8

Stop on by the Stockton Civic Theatre to meet and greet with Maria V Snyder, special guests J. Daniel Batt, and Angelique Anderson. With many local authors, Q & A’s, book signings, and more, it’s an unforgettable opportunity to meet with our region’s renown writers! Stockton Civic Theatre, 2312 Rosemarie Ln., Stockton (209) 244-4759, MudvilleDames.com


Stockton Cambodian Temple New Year Celebration

Apr. 12 – 17

The start of the Cambodian New Year calls for celebration! Enjoy music, specialty foods, and a lesson in this incredible culture, as you tour the Wat Dhammararam Buddhist Temple! Admission and parking is free. Wat Dhammararam Buddhist Temple, 3732 Carpenter Rd., Stockton (209) 938-1515, WatDhammararamBuddhist.org



Cali 209 5K 10K Run

Apr. 15

Join this exciting race through Downtown Stockton with teams designed around where you live! Choose north or south of Manteca’s Highway 120 and hit the pavement! Collect your custom T-shirt, and post game refreshments once you’ve crossed the finish line! DeCarli Plaza, Downtown Stockton, FleetFeetStockton.com


The StockMarket

Apr. 15

With the winter months behind us, the StockMarket is back and ready to showcase the exceptional talent of local artists, musicians, and more. Enjoy food trucks aplenty, specialty crafts, and the ambiance only Stockmarket can bring! Along the Miracle Mile, Stockton, StockMarketCa.com


Annual Sikh Parade & Festival

Apr. 16

Take a visit our country’s oldest Sikh temple and enjoy a spectacular parade and festival, filled with music, food, and fun! Stockton Sikh Temple, 1930 S. Grant St., Stockton, (209) 937-0136


Call to Duty: World War Posters

Apr. 20 – Aug. 27

Partnering with the Reading Public Museum, the Haggin is proud to showcase over 70 World War 1 and World War II posters in honor of the 100th anniversary o the United States entering World War 1. Haggin Museum1201 N. Pershing Ave., Stockton (209) 940-6300

San Joaquin Asparagus Festival

Apr. 21 – 23

One of our leading festivals is back and prepared to showcase what those tasty, green spears are all about! Grab the family and head down to the fairgrounds to enjoy asparagus prepared in all sorts of delectable ways, with live music, carnival rides, and more. San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way, Stockton (916) 370-3647, SanJoaquinAsparagusFestival.net


March of Dimes March for Babies

Apr. 22

March along the Mile with our community to show your support for the tiniest loves of our lives! Join families, friends, and company teams to raise funds for March of Dimes. Caldwell Park, 3215 Pacific Ave., Stockton MarchforBabies.org


Champagne & English Tea for Hospice

Apr. 22

Ready your parasol and don your best hat, because Hospice of San Joaquin has returned for another delectable year of finger sandwiches, and ornate blends of exotic tea! Enjoy champagne, raffle prizes and much more. The fun begins at 1:30 PM Church of Presentation, 6715 Leesburg Pl., Stockton (209) 472-2150, HospiceSJ.org


Lodi Beer Fest

Apr. 22

Now in its second successful year, Lodi Beer Fest is ready to bring the Lodi appellation something unique in local and national breweries! Enjoy a plethora of unique games, live music, and plenty of beer to go along with a variety of food! Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, GrapeFestival.com

Waikiki Wine Stroll

Apr. 22

With your keepsake wine stroll glass in tow, enjoy pours from local and regional wineries, each with their own special blend of the varieties we love best! With up to 25 participating in this eagerly awaited event, the fun begins at 6 PM! Various wineries throughout Lodi, (209) 367-7840, LodiChamber.com


Breakthrough Dance Competition

Apr. 22

Head out to the Bob Hope Theatre and take part in Rhythm’s annual dance competition, featuring teams from around San Joaquin! Take you shot for the $1K grand prize, and receive judging from our region’s top choreographers. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton (209) 373-1400, StocktonLive.com


Lodi Food Truck Mania

Apr. 23

San Joaquin is finally thawing from a particularly harsh winter, and the food trucks are flowing free! Stop on by Hutchins Street Square and sample from your favorite local and out-of-town trucks while enjoying live music! . Hutchins Street Square, 125 S. Hutchins St., Lodi, (209) 333-6782


Stockton Earth Day

Apr. 23

Show mother nature you’re ready to take a step towards helping her flourish! Visit Victory Park and discover a variety of booths with information on how to do better for the environment and support local change. Enjoy food trucks aplenty, with live music and plenty of intriguing activities! Victory Park, 1201 N. Pershing Ave., Stockton (209) 483-5199, LiveGreenSanJoaquin.org


Friends of Chamber Music Present Ariel Quartet

Apr. 23

Enjoy a quartet whose performances began as fellow students in Israel, now performing across the world sixteen years later. Lose yourself to powerful pieces as Schubert, Mohommed Faiouz, and Beethoven. Faye Spanos Concert Hall at UOP, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton (209) 946-0540


Calendar Girls at SCT

Apr. 26 – May 13

Follow the emotional story of WI members raising funds for research on Leukemia by posing a nude calendar. Based on a true story. Stockton Civic Theatre, 2312 Rosemarie Ln., Stockton (209) 473-2424, SCTLiveTheatre.com


Second Annual Inspirational Messages of Peace Unveiling

Apr. 27

Take a step through the garden and listen in among the roses as students from across our region unveil their artful prose in this year’s Annual Inspirational Messages of Peace. University Park, 612 E. Magnolia St., Stockton, UniversityParkStockton.com



Art & Seek on the Mile

Apr. 29

Enjoy beer and wine tasting, art installations, and live music while strolling along the scenic businesses of the Miracle Mile! This Saturday event, hosted from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, offers a beautiful look into the work of our local artists. Tickets available at Bliss Bridal Boutique, Caterpillar Children’s Boutique, and Gluskins. Miracle Mile., Stockton (209) 948-6453 StocktonMiracleMile.com


209 Beatdown II

Apr. 29

Come out and cheer for your favorites at JR Entertainment’s Extreme Cage Fight, held at our own Stockton Civic Auditorium. Enjoy each spectacular match in middleweight, bantamweight, welterweight, featherweight, and heavyweight! The fight begins at 6 PM. Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium, 525 N. Center St., Stockton, (209) 992-9665


Micke Grove Zoo’s Tapas & Wine Tasting

Apr. 29

Join Micke Grove Zoo’s 60th anniversary for a fun filled evening of delectable appetizers, locally crafted wines, and a wide range of raffle prizes just waiting to be won! The Micke Grove Zoological Society celebrates is 4th annual Wild about Wine in style, with live music and fun at Micke Grove Zoo. The evening begins at 5:00 PM! Come out and support your favorite zoo animal friends! Micke Grove Zoo 11793 N. Micke Grove Rd., Lodi (209) 331-2010 MGZoo.com


Piano! Las Vegas, Starring Ryan Ahern

Apr. 29

Peruse a multitude of incredible songs, slipping between styles and genre, with world-renown pianist, Ryan Ahern. Enjoy Broadway hits like red hot Rock ‘N Roll, and the latest favorites in Disney, and more. The show begins at 7 PM. Hutchins Street Square, 125 S. Hutchins St., Lodi, (209) 333-6782


Alabama Southern Drawl Tour

Apr. 29

Listen to the rhapsodies of the cousins from Fort Payne; Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, and Jeff Cook pave their own path in country music. Enjoy their best hits at 7:30 PM. Stockton Arena, 248 W. Fremont St., Stockton (209) 373-1400 StocktonLive.com


The Great Big Read

Apr. 29

Grab a stack of books and head out to Janet Leigh Plaza for a few fun-filled hours for the whole family! Donate and grab a few novels while participating in a variety of entertaining activities. Janet Leigh Plaza, Downtown Stockton, (209) 464-5246


Singin’ in the Rain

Apr. 30

Relive the classics at the Bob Hope Theatre as this marvelous movie performance is brought to the local stage! Enjoy your favorite songs and each incredible twist and turn of this old-time cinematic! Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton (209) 373-1400, StocktonLive.com


Stockton Lowrider Super Show

Apr. 30

Get behind the wheel and head out to our San Joaquin Fairgrounds to experience over 500 lowriders from across our coast! Enjoy live music, award giveaways, vendors, and food trucks for a day long event! San Joaquin Fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way, Stockton, (408) 314-4686