Stockton Ports
Aug 1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 31
Sep 1, 2
Take the whole family out to the ballgame and watch the Stockton Ports dominate the opposition at Banner Island Ballpark. This season, the Stockton Ports are having a variety of special events and giveaways, such as Root Beer Float Day, Pink Night with a Jersey Auction, and Family Day, just to name a few. So, gather up the family, grab a hotdog and soda, kickback and enjoy America’s favorite pastime! Banner Island Ballpark, 404 W. Fremont St., Stockton, (209) 644-1900, MILB.com

Neil Simon’s “Rumors”
Aug 3, 4, 5
Couple Chris and Ken Gorman arrive at Charley and Myra Bock’s 10th anniversary party only to find that Myra is missing, and Charley has “accidentally” shot himself in the ear. Since Charley is the Deputy Mayor of New York City, the couple does what they can to cover up what they assume to be a scandal as more guests arrive. Farcical humor ensues as the evening becomes awash in insanity. Grab your tickets and witness the hilarity firsthand at the Linden Community Theatre! Linden High School Performing Arts Center, 18527 E. Front St., Linden, (209) 401-8549, LindenTheatre.com

“The Drowsy Chaperone”
Aug 3, 4, 10, 12, 18
When an asocial theatre buff soothes his sorrows with a record from the 1928 musical “The Drowsy Chaperone”, characters spring to life in his living room, dance numbers and all. Winner of five Tony Awards, this classic spoof of the 1920’s Jazz Age musical will have you rolling with laughter and singing jazzy tunes all night long. Showbiz Theatre Company, 1744 Pacific Ave., Stockton, (209) 938-0447, ShowbizTheatre.org

Tracy Artwalk
Aug 3
Get to know Tracy’s creative side! Take part in this free, self-guided public event and feast your eyes on or purchase the artwork of local artists. Revel in the performances of performing artists from across San Joaquin as you peruse the various vendors. Featuring the Barcode Jazz Quintet at Tracy Arts Commission’s Music & Picnic in the Park at the Downtown Park Plaza, this is one artsy event the whole family will enjoy! Downtown Tracy, (209) 831-6858, AtTheGrand.org/artwalk

“The Drowsy Chaperone”
August 3, 4
When an asocial theatre buff soothes his sorrows with a record from the 1928 musical “The Drowsy Chaperone”, characters spring to life in his living room, dance numbers and all. Winner of five Tony Awards, this classic spoof of the 1920’s Jazz Age musical will have you rolling with laughter and singing jazzy tunes all night long. Showbiz Theatre Company, 1744 Pacific Ave., Stockton, (209) 938-0447, ShowbizTheatre.org

“Stuck in Lodi” Car Show
August 4
Cruise on down to the 23rd annual classic car show in downtown Lodi that draws hundreds of locally-restored, classic American vehicles. Hosted by the American Steel Car Club, last year there were over 300 classic cars entered in the event, and this year, they’re expecting an even bigger turnout. Come support American Steel and their charity work while trading notes with other classic car-buffs as you admire the inventory of vintage beauties. Downtown Lodi, (209) 369-6303, AmericanSteelCarClub.com

David Pomeranz & Rey Valera
August 4
Hailing from different parts of the world, witness these two musical giants come together on stage to share the biggest hits of their careers. Head down to the historic Bob Hope Theatre and delight in classic love songs such as David Pomeranz’s “Born For You” and “This is What I Dreamed,” as well as Rey Valera’s Filipino hits such as “Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok ko”. Doors open at 4 PM. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton, (209) 373-1400, StocktonLive.com

Wag & Wine Doggie Day at Durst
Aug 4
Break out the leashes, its doggo’s day out at Durst Winery! For the first time ever, Durst invites you and your four-legged friend to their beautiful estate, where you can enjoy wine and peruse a variety of doggie-vendors, while your pup socializes with other dogs! A five-dollar donation is required at the door to be donated to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). Come out for a tail-wagging good time and support the cause! Durst Winery & Estate, 10173 Acampo Rd., Acampo, (209) 601-1413, LocalWineEvents.com

Critter Corral
Aug 4, 5, 11, 12, 18
Let your child interact with and pet a variety of furry farm animals! Free with admission to the San Joaquin County Historical Museum in Micke Grove Regional Park, this critter extravaganza is available every weekend from May through August. After you’ve finished admiring the animals, check out the rich history of the San Joaquin Valley at the Museum to wrap up the perfect day of education and fun. San Joaquin County Historical Museum, 11793 N. Micke Grove Rd., Lodi, (209) 331-2055, SanJoaquinHistory.org

Introductory Birding
Aug 4
Rise and shine with the birds and let yourself be introduced to the fun, fascinating world of bird-watching. Don’t forget your binoculars as you learn about the wide variety of birds that call our beautiful San Joaquin Valley home. This course begins at 8 AM, making it a great way to start your day! Lodi Lake, 1301 W. Turner Rd., Lodi, SanJoaquinAudubon.org

Stockton Buddhist Temple Japanese Food Festival & Bon Odori
Aug 4, 5
Join the Stockton Buddhist Temple in celebrating Obon, the annual Buddhist event for commemorating one’s ancestors. Indulge in rich cuisine at the annual Japanese Food Bazaar such as kushiyaki, sushi, grilled oysters, udon noodles, and Japanese pastries. While you snack, enjoy the traditional Bon Odori dance that welcomes the spirits of the dead, as well as other entertainment such as taiko drums and martial arts. Stockton Buddhist Temple, 2820 Shimizu Dr., Stockton, (209) 466-6701, StocktonBuddhistTemple.org

Taste of the Delta
Aug 4
Support California Delta Chambers and get a taste of local wineries, breweries, and restaurants at the 17th annual Taste of the Delta fundraiser! Gather ‘round the works of local artists and sample the wares of San Joaquin’s craftiest artisans as you enjoy the vendor booths, lives music, silent and live auctions. Hosted at the beautiful Village West Marina, you won’t want to miss this fun-filled event, so grab your tickets before they’re gone! Village West Marina, 6649 Embarcadero Dr., Stockton, (209) 951-1551, TasteOfTheDelta.com

Free Yoga in Victory Park
Aug 4
Cultivate balance, flexibility, and strength at this family-friendly event organized by UC Yoga, Health and Wellness. As part of a global movement, this free morning practice offers you the opportunity to develop inner peace in the company of great regional yoga teachers. Renew your spirit under the morning sun every first Saturday of the month at 9 AM. Victory Park, 1001 North Pershing Ave., Stockton, (209) 351-4735

“Stuck in Lodi” Classic Car Show
Aug 4
Cruise on down to the 23rd annual classic car show in downtown Lodi that draws hundreds of locally-restored, classic American vehicles. Hosted by the American Steel Car Club, last year there were over 300 classic cars entered in the event, and this year, they’re expecting an even bigger turnout. Come support American Steel and their charity work while trading notes with other classic car-buffs as you admire the inventory of vintage beauties. Downtown Lodi, (209) 369-6303, AmericanSteelCarClub.com

David Pomeranz & Rey Valera
August 4
Hailing from different parts of the world, witness these two musical giants come together on stage to share the biggest hits of their careers. Head down to the historic Bob Hope Theatre and delight in classic love songs such as David Pomeranz’s “Born For You” and “This is What I Dreamed,” as well as Rey Valera’s Filipino hits such as “Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok ko”. Doors open at 4 PM. Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton, (209) 373-1400, StocktonLive.com

SUP Yoga
Aug 7, 14, 21, 28
Paddle down the Mokelumne River and channel your inner Yogi as you reach a state of tranquility on the river’s sparkling waters. If you’re not a pro Stand-up Paddleboarder or a regular yoga-practitioner, have no fear—instructors modify the class to ensure the comfort of all participants. Bring your own board or try out one of Headwaters Kayak’s rentals for an evening of balance and beauty. Lodi Lake Boat House, 1101 W. Turner Rd., Lodi, (209) 224-8367, HeadWatersKayak.com

Movies at the Point
Aug 10
Grab your blankets and chairs, dinner and snacks, and family and friends, because it’s time for free movie night at downtown Stockton’s Weber Point! Kick back and enjoy a presentation of “Despicable Me 3” as the film is projected onto the canopy at Weber Point Event Center. Gates open at 6:30 PM, and the screening starts at dusk. Food will be available for purchase, but please leave the alcohol at home for this family friendly evening. Weber Point Events Center, 221 N. Center St., Stockton, (209) 937-8206

Blues & Brews Festival
Aug 10
Sip, gulp, or chug your way into bluesy-bliss at the 4th annual Blues & Brews festival! Featuring over 30 craft brewers, this event is bubbling over with some of the best beer and blues talent around. Bob your head to the musical stylings of Shad Harris & the Groovinators, Jeramy Norris & the Dangerous Mood, and more! With a commemorative beer glass and Designated Driver Tickets for only $10 ($35 at the door) this is one event you won’t want to miss! Hutchins Street Square, 125 S. Hutchins St., Lodi, (209) 333-6782, HutchinsStreetSquare.com

How the West Was Won
Aug 11
If you want to kick up your heels, listen to great western music, and eat a delicious dinner of tri-tip, western beans, and cornbread, then mosey on over to the United Way Fundraiser, “How the West Was One”. The event benefits the United Way of San Joaquin County and promises to be a “rip-roaring time”! Be sure to order their signature drink from The Watering Hole and have your group picture taken by their photo booth specialists. Get your tickets before they’re gone! Church of the Presentation Hall, 6715 Leesburg Pl., Stockton, (209) 469-6980, UnitedWay.org

Annual Filipino Barrio Fiesta
Aug 11, 12
Take the whole family to this two-day party that celebrates Filipino culture! With music from live bands, cultural dances, martial arts demonstrations, booths of authentic cuisine, and much more, there’s plenty to entertain and educate everyone of all ages. This event starts at 11AM and lasts until 8PM both days, so you’ll have plenty of time to join in and engage in the rich history and traditions of Stockton’s Filipino community.  Filipino Plaza, 6 W. Main St., Stockton, (209) 466-1416

Wildlife Tours
Aug 11
Explore the wildlife of the beautiful Mokelumne River with wildlife-expert Bill Beckett, discovering all the birds, mammals, and plant life that call the river home. Watching the sun rise over the riverbanks and listening to the musical sounds of morning, this paddle is the perfect start to a relaxing summer day. Lodi Lake Boat House, 1101 W. Turner Rd., Lodi, (209) 224-8367, HeadWatersKayak.com

Stockmarket
Aug 11
Support local craft and commerce at this monthly market where small, local businesses and artists gather together to provide goods, services, and artwork to the community. With vendors offering delicious food, live music from local bands, fun games like giant Jenga, and local products varying from jewelry to henna to upcycled furniture, this family-friendly event is one that every local family should attend this summer. Martin Luther King Plaza, 2 E. Oak St., Stockton, StockmarketCA.com

Lodi Cycle Bowl
Aug 11, 25
Hear the engines roar to life and experience the thrill of the race as motorcyclists speed and skid around Lodi’s historic Cycle Bowl, competing for fun and for glory. Having been a cornerstone of Lodi for over sixty years, Lodi Motorcycle Club invites you to be a part of history in the making and get in on the two-wheeled action, so be sure to get your fill of thrill before season’s-end! Lodi Cycle Bowl, 5801 E. Morse Rd., Lodi, (209) 368-7182, LodiCycleBowl.com

The Lodi Mile
Aug 12
Bring the kids out the Lodi Mile racing event for a day of family fun and exercise. The Kids and Family race starts at 9 AM, in which you and the kids can make your way around Hutchins Street Square on two half-mile road laps. After you’ve crossed the finish line, settle into a spot on the roadside to watch the rest of the races! After the event, grab some lunch for the family at one of Lodi’s fine restaurants to wrap up a day of healthy fun. Hutchins Street Square, 125 S. Hutchins St., Lodi, TheLodiMile.com

Lincoln Center LIVE! Classic Car Show
Aug 17
Motor down to Pacific Avenue for Lincoln Center’s end of summer staple, the annual Classic Car Show! With over 220 classic cars on display, live music to groove to, and a beer garden to enjoy, this admission free, family fun evening is the perfect way to wrap up the summer. Stroll through the center from 6 to 9PM to indulge your nostalgic side. Be sure to stick around for the fireworks! Lincoln Center, Pacific Avenue and Benjamin Holt Dr., Stockton, (209) 477-4868, LincolnCenterShops.com

StocktonCon
Aug 18, 19
Release your inner superhero—or villain—and fly into this year’s Stockton Con! If your child likes comics, video games, science fiction, or anime, Stockton Con invites you and your family to join them in celebrating Pop Culture and local artists. Featuring music, cosplay, Charles Fleischer (the voice of Roger Rabbit) among other celebrity guests, and even wrestling, this Comic Convention has something for everyone! 248 W. Fremont St., Stockton, StocktonCon.com

Moonlight Sip and Stroll
Aug 18
Hospice of San Joaquin invites you to a fun filled evening featuring drinks from over 35 wineries and distilleries, food from 50 local restaurants, and music on five different stages! Local artisans will also have displays, so you can admire while you sip and stroll! This 21+ event will be held along Heron Lakes Drive in beautiful Brookside. Tickets are available for $60 on their website, and the festivities start at 6PM. Brookside Classics on Heron Lakes Dr., (209) 957-3888, HospiceSj.org

Lodi Music in the Park
Aug 22
Don the suntan lotion and round up your very best buds, Lodi’s free summer concert series is back for another year of fun, sun, and local bands! Have a picnic and socialize as you enjoy the talents of local music artists in one of Lodi’s beautiful parks. Every fourth Wednesday will feature a different band, so make sure you see them all! Hutchins Street Square, 125 S. Hutchins St., Lodi, (209) 333-6782, VisitLodi.com

Full Moon Paddle with Headwaters Kayak
Aug 24, 25
Where better to watch the moon rise than on the scenic Mokelumne River? Enjoy a guided two-hour paddle to see the moon rising, with the return trip under the light of the full moon. This scenic journey begins at 7:30PM, but please arrive by 6:45PM to ensure a timely launch from the boat house at Lodi Lake. Flashlights are discouraged for safety reasons, but glow sticks are welcome! Lodi Lake Boat House, 1101 Turner Rd., Lodi, (209) 224-8367, HeadWatersKayak.com

Music in the Vineyards
Aug 24
Head over to Durst Winery for a night of Italian cuisine, fine wine, and Rock and Roll! Delight in the musical stylings of Roem Baur, an award-winning singer and touring songwriter from San Francisco as you indulge in the rich Italian cuisine of the famous Che Buono food truck, and sip on some of the best wines in the Lodi Appellation. Grab your tickets before they’re gone! Durst Winery & Estate, 10173 Acampo Rd., Acampo, (209) 601-1413, DurstWinery.com

Stockton Pride
Aug 25
Come and celebrate a day for our LGBTQ community by partying at the 7th annual Stockton Pride Festival! With live performances, an arts area, shopping opportunities, community resources, and over 150 exhibitors, this is a fun filled day for people of all ages. There will be a variety of food, a beer garden for the adults, and dancing for all! Proceeds from the festival go to keeping our local LGBT Pride Center doors open. Weber Point, 221 N. Center St., Stockton, Instagram.com/StocktonPride

Orange & Black Ball
Aug 25
Support your UOP student-athletes by attending this classy, fun filled evening. Take something home after partaking in the silent and live auctions, sip on some wine, share a dance, try some tantalizing hors d’oeuvres, and enjoy a delicious Italian dinner catered by Angelina’s Spaghetti House. Tickets are available for individuals or tables, and funds raised will go towards the Pacific Athletic Foundation. Don’t miss out! Tickets typically sell out in advance. Janssen-Lagorio Gymnasium at University of the Pacific, Larry Heller Dr., Stockton, (209) 946-2591

Comedylicious at Michael David Winery
Aug 25
If laughter is the best medicine and a glass of wine day keeps the doctor away, then this comedy event at Michael David Winery is sure to be a cure-all! Grab a glass of zin and get ready to giggle, because Michael David Winery has a hilarious line-up for you. Show starts at 7 PM, don’t miss it! Michael David Winery, 4580 CA-12, Lodi, (209) 263-3089, MichaelDavidWinery.com

Stockton’s Annual Bathtub Race
Aug 26
If it floats, it’s a boat! Try your hand at this epic Delta crossing with your unique vessel, or just watch to see hilarity ensue! Life jackets are required for all participants, and all entries must be human powered – no motors allowed! Contestants must 18 years of age, unless accompanied by an adult. Check in time is 10:30AM, and launch is at noon. Both attendance and participation are free! Louis Park Boat Launch, Monte Diablo Ave., Stockton

Mark & Tony’s Margarita Trail Run and Party with Fleet Feet
Aug 26
With your choice of 8K, 8 Miles, or a Half Marathon trail, you’re sure to get a fierce workout on this fun run. And what’s the best way to end a good race? Margaritas and fajitas, of course! End your summer with a great run and a great meal. Registration can be done online or by mail. Start stretching and end your month with fitness, food, and fun! Lake Comanche, 11700 Wade Ln., Valley Springs, FleetFeetStockton.com

Full Moon Riders
Aug 26
Take a turn down the streets of Downtown Stockton with the Full Moon Riders and pedal along Stockton’s historic waterfront with other active members of your community. After the ride, check out a restaurant downtown for some quality grub to wrap up the night. Safety first, so don’t forget to light up your bike! Registration starts at 5:15 PM. Janet Leigh Plaza, 222 N. El Dorado St., Stockton, (209) 464-5246

Stockton Black Family Day
Sep 1, 2, 3
Stockton Black Family day is commemorating its 50th year with a 3-day celebration! This annual family fun gathering has entertainment galore, lots of live music, and plenty of food. The fun begins with a softball tournament at McKinley Park on the 1st, and winds up with Culture Fest at Weber Point on the 3rd. Celebrate culture and traditions with the whole family while you learn, eat, and play! Weber Point Event Center, 221 N Center St., Stockton, (833) 420-9233, StocktonBlackFamilyDay.com

Annual Labor Day Stockton Community Pow Wow
Sep 1, 2, 3
Join the UOP El Centro and the Stockton Pow Wow Committee this Labor Day and experience this gathering where indigenous peoples of the West share their rich culture. This is a family fun day filled with songs, dances, arts, crafts, and more! This is an alcohol-free celebration, so it’s perfect for young families! Be sure to check out the dozens of vendors, where you can try out favorites like buffalo burgers and frybread! Wendell Phillips Center Lawn at UOP, 3601 Pacific Ave. Stockton, (209) 662-3131