Stockton Ports

May 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 27, 28, 29

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

 

Lez Zeppelin

May 3

Can girls rock and roll? Since 2004, the world-renowned all-girl band Lez Zeppelin has made it their mission to show the universe once and for all that they sure can! High energy, stellar music, and good vibes are sure to be found at this rockin’ event! With Jimmy Page’s stamp of approval, you can guarantee a good time. Get your tickets, grab your girls, and head to Jackson Rancheria for a wild night of fun! Jackson Rancheria, 12222 New York Ranch Rd., Jackson, JacksonCasino.com

 

A Garden A’Fare

May 3

Eat, drink, and experience some of San Joaquin’s most prevalent ethnic cultures all while being surrounded by the beauty of Micke Grove’s famous Japanese Gardens. This flavorful event will consist of Italian, Filipino, Indian, and Indian Japanese fusion food and drinks prepared by four talented local chefs. Ticket prices will include food tastings, spirit tastings, live music, and parking. The event will take place from 6:00 to 9:00 in the evening. Micke Grove Japanese Garden, 11793 N Micke Grove Rd., Lodi, (209) 610-0482, Goodstockca.com

 

Lincoln Center Sidewalk Sale

May 4

Is there a better way to spend a Saturday than shopping some stellar sales? How about shopping and supporting local businesses? Then head on over to Lincoln Center’s Spring Sidewalk Sale! Everything from clothing, shoes, accessories, and more will be available at this one-day shopping extravaganza. Pro tip: be sure to show up at 9AM to get the best selection. Don’t miss out on the biggest sales of the year! Lincoln Center, 374 Lincoln Center, Stockton, (209) 477-4868, LincolnCenter.org

 

El Concilio’s Cinco de Mayo Family Festival

May 5

Get ready for the Central Valley’s largest annual Cinco de Mayo family fiesta! The festivities last from 10 AM to 6 PM, giving you plenty of time to celebrate. Learn about local resources, enjoy plenty of delicious food and beverages, and don’t forget to check out all fun activities for folks of all ages! This is a family friendly day that’ll truly let you experience and honor the rich diversity of Hispanic culture. Weber Point Events Center, 221 N. Center St., Stockton, (209) 644-2627, ElConcilio.org

 

Lodi Street Faire

May 5

Bring family and friends out for a full day of shopping and fun! With more than 500 vendors throughout the 14-square block area of Lodi, you can peruse and purchase to your heart’s desire. Everything from antiques to arts and crafts will be for sale at this biannual Lodi event. Once you’ve worked up an appetite from all the shopping, stop by one of the 25 food vendors for lunch! Downtown Lodi, (209) 367-7840

 

Feast at the Fox

May 10

Did you miss last year’s fabulous Feast at the Fox? Never fear – it’s back again! Experience a true Central Valley farm to table dinner in front of the beautiful Bob Hope Theatre in downtown Stockton. Benefitting Delta College’s Culinary Arts Program, this five-course meal will feature a menu created by local chefs using ingredients harvested from San Joaquin’s own fields. There will also be live entertainment and a silent auction. 242 E. Main St., Stockton, (209) 938-1555

 

Lil Mud Runner Kids & Family Mud Run

May 11

What better way to get the kids excited about exercising than signing them up for a mud run? This year’s annual event features a 1-mile course filled with new obstacles, and even includes a giant waterslide! If that’s not enough to get them jumping for joy, there will be carnival games and prizes, free hayrides, mini golf, bounce houses, tube rides on the lake, a Food Truck Frenzy, and more! Eagal Lakes Resort, 12 W Lorenzen Rd., Tracy, (209) 640-4252, EagalLakes.com

 

The Secret Garden

May 11

An enchanted evening awaits you at the Grand Theater in Tracy! Central West Ballet is performing “The Secret Garden” choreographed and directed by the distinguished Ronn Guidi. This breathtaking ballet brings a classic story loved by so many to life. It is sure to delight both young and old viewers alike.  Come early and enjoy a lovely tea lunch before the show. For the best seats in the house, get your tickets now! Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Avenue, Tracy, (209) 831-6858, AtTheGrand.org

 

Walk for the Health of It

May 11

Lace up your tennis shoes, its time for the 29th annual Walk for the Health of it event at Lodi Memorial Hospital! This year’s event will include a 5K Walk/Run, 5K Poker Walk, 1-Mile Kid’s Fun Run, and a 1-Mile Walk and Roll (wheelchairs and strollers). Good tunes, nutritional snacks, face painting, and balloon magic are sure to keep the kids entertained, too! Proceeds will be used to purchase a Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Machine. Lodi Memorial Hospital, 975 S Fairmont Ave., Lodi, (209) 339-7630, LMHFoundation.org

 

Robin Trower

May 12

Soothe your soul with the sweet riffs of rock and roll legend Robin Trower, performing at Jackson Rancheria’s Grand Oak Ball Room. With a lifetime of experience performing for crowds all over the world, Trower is guaranteed to rock your socks off and give you a great show! You don’t want to miss out on this special performance. Be sure to get your tickets now! Doors will open at 6 p.m.  Jackson Rancheria, 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson, JacksonCasino.com

 

Mother’s Day Tea Weekend

May 11, 12

Treat the wonderful moms in your life to a delicious and relaxing two-hour high tea service at Lodi’s Hidden Tea Room. Featuring fresh baked goods and pastries from Lodi’s beloved Corner Scone Bakery, this special tea service is sure to be a sweet treat for Mom. Seating is available both in the charming indoor dining room, and lovely outdoor patio. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to spoil Mom! Call today and reserve your table. The Hidden Tea Room, 310 North California St., Lodi, (209) 452-5366, HiddenTeaRoomLodi.com

 

Stockton Symphony Presents “Pops 4: Simply Sinatra – Steve Lippia”

May 12

Take a walk down memory lane as Steve Lippia performs an array of classics by the legendary Frank Sinatra, including “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “That’s Life,” “Lady Is a Tramp,” and more! This iconic performance is sure to close out the Stockton Symphony’s 2018-2019 season with a bang. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Get your tickets now – you don’t want to miss out on this special event! Warren Atherton Auditorium, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton, (209) 951-0196, StocktonSymphony.org

 

Amgen Tour of California

May 14

On your mark, get set, go! Come watch and support Amgen Tour of California cyclists as they begin their exciting race to Morgan Hill in our very own Downtown Stockton. This professional biking competition attracts some of the world’s best cycling teams to race and conquer hundreds of miles of California territory. Festivities, including a lifestyle festival and the opportunity to meet the cyclists, will be held next to the Stockton Arena. Stockton Arena, 248 W Fremont St., Stockton, (209) 938-1555, AmgenTourOfCalifornia.com

 

ZinFest Wine Festival

May 17, 18, 19

Does it get any better than listening to live music, and sipping local hand-crafted wine by the beautiful Mokelumne Riverside? We dare say that most Lodi residents would agree, it doesn’t! Come celebrate and learn more about Lodi’s prized wine grape industry at this year’s annual ZinFest. With over 40 local wineries in one place, it’s easy to see why this event is one that locals are proud to take part of every year! Lodi Lake Park, 1101 W Turner Rd., Lodi, (209) 365-0621, ZinFest.com

 

Golden State Pinball Festival

May 17, 18, 19

It’s a pinball extravaganza! With hundreds of pinball machines on free play, this festival is sure to draw game lovers from near and far. Featuring drawings for a pinball machine, tournaments for every age group, a silent auction, pinball workshops and speakers, machine and board repair on site, and much more, this event is sure to be a blast. If you love the game, don’t miss out on this one of a kind event! Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, 413 E Lockeford St., Lodi, (209) 368-0969, GoldenStatePinball.org

 

Linden Cherry Festival

May 18

If you are looking to spend a fun-filled day with friends and family, you don’t want to miss out on this year’s Linden Cherry Festival! From delicious fresh cherries, to live music, a parade, car show, vendors, games for the kids, and more, there is something for everyone to enjoy. This magical day starts off with breakfast fit for a Queen – a Cherry Queen to be exact. The best part? Admission is free! Linden Elementary School Grounds, 18100 E. Front St., Linden, (209) 547-3046, VisitStockton.org

 

Friends of the Fox Present: Road to Bali

May 19

It’s showtime! As part of their classic movie series, Friends of the Fox are presenting the musical Road to Bali at the Bob Hope Theatre in Stockton. Attendees can enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks to enjoy during the show. Those who come early can enjoy an hour of art, wine, and music before the film. Discounted tickets are offered for groups of 10 or more, so be sure to bring your friends along!  Bob Hope Theatre, 242 East Main St., Stockton, (209) 373-1400, FoxFriends.org

Stockton Chorale Presents: Another Op’Nin, Another Show

May 19

Delight your ears as some of the Central Valley’s most angelic voices fill the Vineyard Chapel with an array of opera and Broadway songs, closing out the Stockton Chorale’s 2018-2019 season. It’s not often that this much local talent comes together under one roof. You don’t want to miss out on this inspirational experience! Tickets bought in an advance are sold at a discounted price. Full time students and children are free. Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Ave., Stockton, (209) 951-6494, StocktonChorale.org

 

Avenue of the Vines Half Marathon and 5K Run

May 19

Want to enjoy beautiful scenery while running through Lodi grape country? Then sign up for the 13th Annual Kaiser Permanente Avenue of the Vines Half Marathon & 5K presented at Woodbridge Winery! Proceeds from this event benefit the Stockton food bank. If that’s not incentive enough to be part of this special event, runners will also receive a custom shirt, custom finishers medal, etched wine glass, wine tasting, catered brunch, expo, and live entertainment! Woodbridge Winery, 5950 E Woodbridge Rd., Acampo, (209) 952-1446

 

Annual Temple Israel Jewish Food Fair

June 2

Shalom, a traditional Jewish feast awaits you! Come to Temple Israel for a beautiful display of live music, Israeli dancing, fresh baked goods, and an array of delicious Jewish delicacies. Tickets are being sold at the Temple office for a $12 deli brunch including a bagel with cream cheese and lox, or a corned beef sandwich, both served with coleslaw and a kosher dill pickle. This event will offer free admission and free parking. Temple Israel Stockton, 5105 N El Dorado St., Stockton, (209) 477-9306, TempleIsraelStockton.com