Annual Saint Basil’s Greek
Sept 6

Come enjoy delicious Greek food, pastries, Greek music, Greek dancing, and games for the kids at the 58th annual festival. Tours of the Saint Basil Greek Orthodox Christian Church will be offered throughout the event. Come and support our community and get to know the spirit of Greece. Food, pastries, and more available for purchase. Saint Basil Greek Orthodox Christian Church, 920 March Ln., Stockton, (209) 478-7564, GoSaintBasil.org

 

Zoo After Dark
Sept 6

Ever had to explain to your litter of little ones why all the animals were sleeping when you visit the zoo? Keep the kiddos up for an after-dark treat and finally sneak a peak at those nocturnal critters at Micke Grove Zoo After Dark. Enjoy games, crafts, and snacks and count how many animals you can spot. Micke Grove Zoo, 11793 North Micke Grove Rd., Lodi, (209) 331-2010, MGZoo.com

 

Josh Groban at Wente Vineyards

Sept 6

Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, and actor Josh Groban will perform at Wente Vineyards in Livermore. Sip your favorite wines and enjoy what has been called an “electrifying” live performance by music critics. For a chance to meet the artist, opt for the “Awake” Meet & Greet Experience when purchasing tickets. Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Rd., Livermore,
(925) 456-2424, WenteVineyards.com

 

Pride & Joy at Stone Creek Village

Sept 6

Come on out to Stone Creek Village for the latest in Stone Creek Village’s free summer concert series. Pride & Joy is a popular Bay Area party band that has been delighting listeners with a blend of pop and soul music for over 25 years. Grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants at Stone Creek and enjoy the tunes. Stone Creek Village, 5757 Pacific Ave. #220, Stockton, (209) 474-1634, VisitStockton.org

 

Racing at Stockton 99 Speedway

Sept 6, 7, 21

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. The Stockton 99 Speedway is the perfect place to bring family and friends out for an exciting night of fun. Every night has a different lineup, so don’t be afraid to come out to satisfy your need for speed more than once. Tickets are available online or at the door. Stockton 99 Speedway, 4105 N. Wilson Way, Stockton, (209) 482-6969, VisitStockton.org

 

Great American Hero Trail Run

Sept 7
Offering a half marathon, 5k, and 1-mile Family Trail Run for the first time everyone in the family can be an American Hero at this year’s Great American Hero Trail Run. The course runs along the San Joaquin River through a variety of terrain including scenic farmland, levee roads, groomed trails, and hills. So lace up your shoes and hit the ground running. Eagal Lakes Resort, 12 W. Lorenzen Rd., Tracy, (209) 640-4252, EagalLakes.com

 

Dave Matthews Band at Golden 1 Center

Sept 7

In 1991, Dave Matthews hand-selected his bandmembers from the local Charlottesville music scene. Instead of the cookie-cutter vocalist-drummer-guitarist format that rules most bands, he drew upon the jazz influences of the South and opted to also bring on a saxophonist, bassist, and violinist. Now, the Dave Matthews Band promises a show like no other. Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento, Golden1Center.com

 

Deep Purple at Ironstone Vineyards

Sept 7

Not many bands can truly stand the test of time—but when you have loyal fans who weren’t even born at the time you played your first show, you know your music will endure. For Deep Purple, the key to success has been avoiding stagnancy at all costs, which means constantly pushing the limits of rock music and playing shows along the road less traveled. Come see why this English band, started in 1968, is still front and center on the rock and roll stage. Ironstone Vineyards, 1894 6 Mile Rd., Murphys, (209) 728-1251, IronstoneVineyards.com 

 

Park to Park Ride

Sept 7

Join Bike Lodi and Lodi Parks Recreation and Cultural Services Department for a free, family-friendly bike ride. Discover 13 Lodi parks on this 13-mile ride. Be sure to get your Park Passport stamped at each park along the way to be entered in the raffle at the end of the event. Water and snacks will be available throughout. Lodi Lake, 1101 W. Turner Rd., Lodi, BikeLodi.Weebly.com

 

Downtown Stockton Asian Farmers Market

Sept 7, 14, 21

Push your palate and tantalize your taste buds as you try new foods and flavors at one of California’s oldest and most successful weekly farmers markets. Drawing nearly 3,000 customers every Saturday, this market has a lot to offer: fresh produce, fresh eggs, fresh-frozen fish, rice, fresh-cut herbs, nursery plants, a Filipino bakery, balut, Chinese food prepared on site, and much more. Crosstown Bridge, 333 E. Washington St., Stockton, (209) 943-1830, StocktonFarmersMarket.org

 

Iron Maiden at Golden 1 Center

Sept 9

Get ready for some head-banging good heavy metal at Golden 1 Center this September. Pushing the limits of the heavy metal genre since first joining forces in the 70s, Iron Maiden is known for the band’s disregard of critics and constant forward momentum. Now, the Legacy of the Beast Tour celebrates all the best the band has to offer. Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento, Golden1Center.com

 

The Outlaws at Jackson Rancheria Casino

Sept 12

Country music fans shouldn’t miss The Outlaws’ appearance at Jackson Rancheria. Known for their triple-guitar rock attack and three-part country harmonies, the band has been making music since they first formed in Tampa in 1972 and they’re not slowing down any time soon. They’re back on the road with new songs, ready to pick up new fans along the way. Jackson Rancheria Casino, 12222 New York Ranch Rd., Jackson, (800) 822-9466, JacksonCasino.com

 

Wine, Chocolate, & Art

Sept 12

You can never have too much chocolate and wine—and we’re pretty sure the calories don’t count if you eat them together. Now, add some good art to the mix and you’ve got yourself the recipe for a perfect night. So, join United Way of San Joaquin and the Manteca/Lathrop/Escalon/Ripon Community Council for an evening of wine, chocolate, and art and celebrate the perfect pairing. Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley, 280 Lifestyle St., Manteca, (209) 320-6206 

 

Lodi Grape Festival

Sept 12-15

What started 80 years ago as a small food festival to celebrate Lodi’s prized grapes is now a celebration central to the city’s identity. Come out this year to join in the festivities with great entertainment, food, vendors, grape and commodity murals, competitive exhibits, carnival rides, and, of course, wine tasting. Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, 413 E. Lockeford St., Lodi, GrapeFestival.com

 

Lions Fall Classic Golf Tournament

Sept 13

Break out your clubs and head out to the green for a great cause. The Stockton Host Lions Club is eager for you to join them at the Lions Fall Classic Golf Tournament, where proceeds will benefit Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CCBVI). Be there bright and early for registration and brunch at 9 AM and then kick off the day with a shotgun start at 10 AM. Celebrate CCBVI’s 70 years of service to San Joaquin County by supporting this event! Oakmoore Golf Course, 3737 N. Wilson Way, Stockton, (209) 986-8956, VisitStockton.org

 

Summer ArtSplash

Sept 13

The ArtSplash is Stockton’s downtown art walk held every second Friday, May through 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 so you won’t miss them! Downtown Stockton, VisitStockton.com

 

Movies at the Point: Captain Marvel

Sept 13

Gather your blankets, chairs, and snacks—it’s free outdoor movie time at Weber Point! As part of the summer series that aims to help strengthen community ties, the City of Stockton Community Services Department will be projecting Captain Marvel onto the canopy at Weber Point Event Center for Stockton residents and visitors to enjoy. Bring the kids early to play on the free water slide before the movie starts. Weber Point, 221 N. Center St., Stockton, (209) 937- 8119, VisitStockton.org

 

Kansas

Sept 14

Launched as a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the massive hit album Point of Know Return, the band will be performing the album in its entirety. The tour showcases more than two hours of classic KANSAS music including hit songs, deep cuts, and fan favorites. Buy your tickets online or at the Stockton Arena box office. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 East Main St., Stockton, (209) 373-1400, StocktonLive.com

 

Ron White at Gallo Center for the Arts

Sept 19

Ready to have your funny bone tickled? Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White is, first and foremost, a storyteller. He delights his audiences with true stories of his childhood in rural Texas and his rise to the top of the live comedy scene. This is one cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking comedian who is sure to get a chuckle out of even the most serious show-goer. Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto, (209) 338-2100, GalloArts.org

 

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Sept 20

The RuPaul Drag Race is back with a new show and lineup of queens from its 11th season. Don’t miss the drama as mission leader Michelle Visage journeys to save the universe with the help of her intergalactic queens including Aquaria, Kameron Michaels, Asia O’Hara, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, and Violet Chachki. Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J St., Sacramento, (916) 808-5291, GoDowntownSac.com

 

Rachel Steele at Stone Creek Village

Sept 20

Looking for a toe-tapping country music concert close to home? Rachel Steele is your gal. Having opened for performers like Alabama, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Wynonna, Trace Adkins, Jon Pardi, Jason Michael Carol, Joe Nichols, and Love & Theft, you can be sure that Rachel’s got the sound to match the boots. Stone Creek Village, 5757 Pacific Ave. #220, Stockton, (209) 474-1634, VisitStockton.org  

 

Stockton Symphony Presents: “Classics 1: Music of the Spheres”

Sept 21

The Stockton Symphony, the third oldest continuously performing orchestra in California, kicks off their 2019/2020 season September 21. Come early to enjoy an informal lecture that will provide deeper insight into the evening’s musical program, starting at 5:15 PM. The concert features Madeline Jarzembak, the Principal Harp of the Santa Cruz Symphony. Wine, beer, and other beverages are available for purchase. Warren Atherton Auditorium at San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton, (209) 951-0196, StocktonSymphony.org

 

Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock ’n Roll Dream Tour at the Bob Hope Theatre

Sept 21

Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly return to the stage on September 21 at Bob Hope Theatre. Performing together for the first time, this cutting-edge holographic performance is accompanied by a live band and back-up singers that will transport audiences back in time for an unforgettable evening of Roy & Buddy’s greatest hits on stage. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime show! Bob Hope Theatre, 242 East Main St., Stockton, (209) 373-1400, StocktonLive.com

 

The Record’s Family Day at the Park

Sept 21

This signature event provides a full day of fun and educational activities for the entire community and is free to the public. Businesses and community organizations will provide interactive projects including making bookmarks, greeting cards, a miniature city, art projects, storytelling and recreational activities. University Park, 612 E. Magnolia St., Stockton, (209) 957-7277, FamilyDayAtThePark.com

 

Friends of the Fox Present “Dirty Dancing”

Sept 22

Friends of the Fox present the classic film “Dirty Dancing” as part of their Classic Movies Series. The show starts at 2 PM but guests are invited to come early for an hour of art and music with complementary wine and snacks to celebrate the feature film. Buy your tickets in advance online or at the Stockton Arena box office or at the Bob Hope Theatre on the day of the film with no additional fees. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 East Main St., Stockton, (209) 373-1400, StocktonLive.com

 

Fully Booked

Sept 27

Attend the 4th annual Fully Booked fundraiser to support The Write Place, a creative writing and book arts center in Downtown Stockton. Your ticket will include appetizers and dinner. A no-host bar with beer and wine will be available as well as a wonderful silent auction. This year’s keynote speaker is Mary Austin, the founder of the San Francisco Center for the Book. The Marian Jacobs Award will also be given to the Maxwell Family at the event. Saint Basil Greek Orthodox Christian Church, 920 March Ln., Stockton, (209) 949-2233, TuleburgPress.com

 

Benise at the Bob Hope Theatre

Sept 27

It’ll be one hot night as Benise, “The Prince of Spanish Guitar,” and his Emmy Award winning production come to town as part of his global tour FUEGO! This unprecedented journey of music and dance celebrates the grace, passion, and spirit of Spain against a backdrop of a beautiful and charming Spanish courtyard. Benise will debut all new music, dance, and costumes. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton, (209) 373-1400, StocktonLive.com

 

Stockton Jazz Festival 

Sept 28

This smooth-jazz fest gets things grooving at the Weber Point Events Center in Stockton. Check out the R&B sounds of vocalist Christopher Williams, trumpeter Lin Roundtree, saxophonist Phil Denny, saxophonist Jazmin Gent, saxophonist Jeff Ryan, and more. Weber Point Event Center, 221 N. Center St., Stockton, (408) 515-4420, SMAEnt.com/Stockton-Jazz-Fest

 

Miracle Mile Car Show & Concert

Sept 28

Ever find yourself ogling classic cars as they drive by? Think you have an eye for the details? The Miracle Mile Car show will have hundreds of classic cars to admire, as well as a beer and wine garden. Bring the whole family out for this family-friendly event and indulge in some of the best restaurants on the Miracle Mile along the way. Miracle Mile, 200 W. Harding Way, Stockton, (209) 623-1144, StocktonMiracleMile.com/CarShow

 

Earth’s Treasures Gem, Jewelry, Bead, & Mineral Show

Sept 28, 29

The last full weekend of September brings the Stockton Lapidary and Mineral Club’s Gem, Jewelry, Bead, & Mineral Show to the Grape Festival Grounds each year. More than 30 dealers show up to sell a wide variety of natural and crafted treasures, such as precious natural and cut and polished gemstones, unique natural crystal specimens, colorful minerals cut, shaped, and polished, custom-made beads, jewelry making supplies, and finished jewelry. Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, 413 E. Lockeford St., Lodi, StocktonLapidary.org

 

Pumpkin Maze at Dell’Osso Family Farm

Sept 29-Oct 31

Getting lost is the fun of it! Come on out for the Dell’Osso Family Farms’ 23rd annual Pumpkin Maze. In addition to the maze, guests enjoy the Haunted Castle, train, hayrides, tire pyramid, Dell’Osso Speedway, lawn games, super slide, Kiddie Play Land and Ferris wheel, pig races, and more. New this year is Cider Hill, serving hard cider, beer, and wine. Dell’Osso Family Farm, 501 S. Manthey Rd., Lathrop, info@pumpkinmaze.com, pumpkinmaze.com