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DEPARTMENTS 16. GETTING AROUND

We’re not called the Central Valley for nothing—and there are many planes, trains, and automobiles that connect us to surrounding gems and intercity destinations.

20. NEIGHBORHOODS

Explore the cities of San Joaquin as we highlight their diverse offerings.

34. WINETASTING

We can’t pick a favorite because each is special in a unique way. Tuck our guide under your arm as you discover, sip, and savor all the Lodi appellation has to offer.

42. PLAYTIME

Spend 2016 crossing off items on our playtime bucket list that’s as vast as the various festivities, venues, and overall fun things to do in San Joaquin.

20 53. GOLFING

Hit the green for the day, or bask in the country club lifestyle. Avid golfers and newbies alike can enjoy the wide array of beautifully designed golf courses that call San Joaquin home.

58. SPORTS

Get in the San Joaquin spirit as you support local sports teams throughout the seasons.

60. CULTURE

Find inspiration as you learn, listen, and experience the vast culture found in our area’s arts, galleries, theaters, and venues.

74. SHOPPING

Keep abreast of the latest trends, find one-of-a-kind items, and reconnect with the past through antiques and vintage— and here’s where to go to do so.

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Rent a boat, hit the water, and bask in the sun. Get the low down on all the delta offers—from marinas, to rental and watersports.

90. ANNUAL EVENTS

Party all year long… we won’t tell! From summer festivals to holiday celebrations and all things in between, our cities throw a little something for everyone. SAN JOAQUIN MAGAZINE’S 2016 CITY GUIDE

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LET US GUIDE YOU A need for information and community connection fueled the venture I began nearly 16 years ago. It’s a labor of love, and

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. – Eleanor Roosevelt

has given me a front row seat to the tremendous growth this area has achieved, growth that is propelled by the hardworking men and women who care deeply about this county. They are the backbone and have allowed San Joaquin to become what it is today, and permitted San Joaquin Magazine to thrive right alongside it.    Each month SJ Mag staff discovers a plethora of opportunities to delve deeper into the inter workings of this community, the threads that connect all of its people, places, and things. It has become blatantly clear to me that the San Joaquin I see today is not the same San Joaquin in which I grew up. It’s both bigger and better. Each year, new events take center stage. Now, there is always something to see and do without leaving the comforts of home behind. Some of my favorite annual events have paved the way for other organizations to celebrate their triumphs here. Whether we’re working together to make Stockton great, sipping award-winning wines crafted from grapes grown in the Lodi AVA, or passing on family traditions by attending the same festivals and street fairs with our kids as we did with our parents when we were young, we’ve all been nurturing San Joaquin in our own way. I consider myself undeniably lucky to experience it all, and, in some ways, be ultimately entangled in its successes.    Over the last few years, it become abundantly clear that there is too much good going on here to keep track of it all, which is why my team decided to add a new publication to our heap. In addition to monthly go-tos, we wanted one concise magazine that planned your year for you. It’s the perfect tool to keep close by, whether you’re looking for new places to explore with your family, or in need of a little advice on where to spend your hard earned dollars. Let it entice you to stretch beyond your own surroundings and explore the gems that lurk nearby, or consult the guide to uncover hidden attractions in your own corner of San Joaquin. Get out and enjoy the growth our community is experiencing. Become part of it! See you next year,

LAST THOUGHTS MOVIN’/SHAKIN’

We have some new things to share in our Second Annual City Guide, and we’re pretty excited. This community basically fuels our staff experience here at the magazine, as we focus strictly on local content. So, nothing really makes us happier than the continued growth of the area in which we work to represent. Check out Downtown Stockton on the Move and new San Joaquin businesses and offerings!

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Whether you’re jumping on the bus for a venture into town, a stretch through San Joaquin, or a commute to BART—RTD can get you there for fewer than ten dollars.   Their metro routes operate in the Stockton Metropolitan area, while Intercity Fixed Routes connect Stockton with Lodi, Tracy, Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop. SanJoaquinRtd.com

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California’s newest commuter rail service, Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) stops in Lathrop/Manteca, Tracy, Livermore, Pleasanton, Fremont, and Santa Clara and terminates at the San Jose Diridon Station—where you can easily move on to Caltrain, Amtrak, or Santa Clara Transit.   While on board, enjoy bathrooms, wifi, ACE Snack Cars, power receptacles, under seat storage, and bike tie downs. Each station offers parking and ticketing, and most work with city transportation for a seamless trip. AceRail.com

Amtrak CALIFORNIA

With two stations in Stockton and one in Lodi, Amtrak makes traveling California easy. Save time and energy as you enjoy some seriously spectacular scenery in the passenger’s seat. The “San Joaquins” train runs multiple times daily from either the Bay Area or Sacramento, to Bakersfield. If you’re looking to venture farther, sit back and relax as one of five California trains take you to locations like Los Angeles, Reno, Denver, and Chicago. Amtrak.com/San-Joaquins-Train

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For trips to Sacramento and the Bay Area, jump on the San Joaquin Commuter— running every weekday from Stockton, Tracy, and Manteca to BART for only $7 each way. Reservations are strongly recommended as this service has limited capacity, but fret not, because RTD offers monthly subscription passes!

Lodi’s GrapeLine LODI

Leap onto the Lodi GrapeLine for weekday and weekend rides spanning all of Lodi. From Kettleman to Lower Sacramento, Cherokee, Lockeford, and Central, riders can easily get to the Safeway and Target shopping center, Costco, Walmart, and downtown Lodi. Grab a 31-day bus pass for under $50! Lodi.gov

Manteca Transit MANTECA

Hop on Manteca Transit, offering three convenient routes traveling throughout the area. Ride with ease on the Fixed Route System, with stops at key locations throughout the city. For frequent riders, consider a 10-ride or monthly pass for under $40. Manteca Transit also offers Dial a Ride services for disabled, elderly, and medical recipients that have difficulty using fixed route systems. Ci.manteca.ca.us

Tracy Transit TRACY

Offering both fixed routes and Paratransit services, the TRACER bus system takes travels to most major destinations throughout Tracy. With routes Monday through Saturday, passengers can hit major stops like West Valley Mall, Wal-Mart, Downtown Tracy, and more. Ci.tracy.ca.us

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STOCKTON Our Port Side City stands strong, as an ever-evolving metropolis amid an agricultural wonderland. Bringing in residents both old and new by car, boat, and plane, Stockton offers diverse experiences that honor both its urban and agricultural roots that spread across downtown and throughout the Delta. Stockton’s historic buildings and city gems are celebrated by passionate and proud residents who work to offer a glimpse into the future of San Joaquin’s central hub—and let us tell you, the future is bright.

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History:

Gold fever helped to define Stockton’s youthful years, where miners could gather resources before heading for the hills in the late 1940s. After the Rush, Stockton’s many winding river channels and rich soil helped to cultivate it into an agricultural hub. Stockton became home to the first inland seaport in California in 1933, and continued to industrialize and expand into the metropolis we know today.

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DOWNTOWN STOCKTON ON THE MOVE DOWNTOWN STOCKTON

The downtown Stockton scene is growing stronger by the month, featuring new and exciting businesses that are reinventing Port City’s walkability score. Take a stroll down El Dorado and visit BellaVista Cucina Italiana, a Tuscan themed restaurant held at the old Stockton Hotel. Cast Iron Trading Co. is just a few blocks east, with a revolving menu of uniquely prepared entrees and hip décor. The Deliberation Room is Stockton’s very own Speakeasy, complete with a brick wall underlay, full bar, and a few delectable bites. And finally, a few meager blocks from the Ace Station is The Sycamore on Weber Avenue. This indoor venue hosts a collective of art galleries, special events, and more throughout the month.

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Stockton is a melting pot of mouthwatering cuisines, and if the words “Mongolian Barbeque” aren’t already a part of your vernacular—they need to be. For lunch go to GK Mongolian BBQ, and pile your bowl sky-high with delicious fixings before watching the stir fry experts cook it up right in front of you. For dinner, take a drive out to the Waterloo Restaurant and feast on the most down-home, flavorful steak and creamy pesto you’ll find this side of the delta. End your night in the center of Stockton’s nightlife, among the diversely chic bars on the Miracle Mile. 22

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 What downtown events do you look forward to the most? I am a cyclist so, I always look forward to the Full Moon Riders which are casual rides through downtown Stockton from MayOctober on a full moon.  What’s a few stops you’d direct someone to for a day of fun who’s never visited Stockton? Our waterfront is spectacular and I always tell people to take a walk along the Joan Darrah Promenade with all sorts of public art and historic buildings along the way, then catch a show at the Hope or a game at Banner Island Ballpark and, of course, end up with a nice meal on the roof top of the historic Hotel Stockton.

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prominent features, and is used by the Port of Stockton to move precious goods in and out of the city and across the Central Valley. Enjoy one of many Stockton Heat games at the Stockton Arena, or check out both classics and stars from across the world at Bob Hope Theatre.

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 Where do you go to get your lunchtime grub on? It has not been easy lately to make up my mind because we have so many great places to go now, but my staple destinations are Cast County Admin Building and Iron Trading Co., Papa Urb’s Grill the Hotel Stockton. I like and, believe it or not, Subway at to stop there on my lunch Janet Leigh Plaza because you can breaks to check out the latest get a smoothie or fresh squeezed local art. juice while waiting for your sammich.  What’s your favorite                                                                                                                                      downtown art mural?  Where’s the best place Hands down, my favorite is to go for date night? the Brubeck’s Jazz Legacy I am a traditionalist and I like mural on the Kress Building conversations and star gazing (Sutter Street) painted for the so, my choice would be the Postcards From Stockton waterfront patio behind the mural program. University Plaza Waterfront Hotel after a show at the beautiful Bob  Which building downtown Hope Theatre. do you think is the coolest? The Waterfront Warehouse  What’s your favorite has an amazing architecture art scene in downtown? with heavy wooden beams, Art Expressions of San Joaquin thick adobe tile floor and lots have ever-changing art exhibits of history. in the lobby of the San Joaquin

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RIPON

This charming community may be on the smaller side, but what Ripon lacks in size it makes up for in agricultural abundance and classic home-town qualities. Perfect for folks looking for a tightly knit community, its bustling little bundle of boutiques, eateries, and easy access to the freeway means that you’re never far from having a grand ol’ time.

History:

The success of this agricultural community began with its position along the Stanislaus River in the 1840s. Multiple ferry crossings were erected to connect San Joaquin with its neighboring county, but it was John Murphy who petitioned that a road be built toward his crossing in particular, which is now a part of Hwy 99. As families and businesses settled in the region and irrigation was introduced, Ripon’s agricultural industry boomed into the success its known for today.

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If you have a few hours:

When in Ripon, stop by Pizza Plus for the ooiest, gooiest, meatiest pizza in the area. If you haven’t gorged yourself into a marinara coma, get lost on one of the trails inside the beautiful Caswell Memorial State Park—a gorgeous, hidden Central Valley gem, that is especially beautiful on a warm day. After all that exploring, treat yourself to something oh-so-savory at Canal Street Grill.

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an incredible surplus of orchards that spring to life every February, cascading the city in beautiful white petals. And when the blossoms unfurl, it’s time for Ripon’s Almond Blossom Festival.

MANTECA

CLAIM TO FAME: The City of Almonds boasts

The “Family City” continues to welcome new residents with open arms— resulting in a constantly expanding base of beautiful homes alongside the agricultural expanses. Families sink their roots into Manteca’s soil as they enjoy easy and direct routes to the Bay Area, the Capital, and Los Angeles, while being only an hour’s drive from the majesty of the mountain ranges to the east.

History:

Incorporated in 1918, Manteca’s roots began, and have continued to revolve around, the many scenic fields and orchards its residents have built

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up and maintained. It all began with cattle, grain, and a station called Cowell, which the Central Pacific Railroad crossed through. Manteca’s name, funny enough, was a spelling error by the railroad. Monteca, the original spelling, simply wasn’t meant to be after the first railroad tickets were developed with the Spanish name for “lard.”

If you have a few hours:

While Manteca may be a small and quaint family city, there is no shortage of diversity! Treat yourself to a day of spicy, eclectic cuisine by starting off with lunch at Tandoori Grill—which features an unrivaled Indian buffet. For dinner, head to El Jardin for some delectable Mexican goodness. End your day at Strike Zone, where you can go cosmic bowling, toss bean bags, grab a drink, catch some live music, and maybe even squeeze in a country dance lesson!

CLAIM TO FAME: Ready those wheels!

Spreckels Park BMX is the perfect energy outlet for bicycle enthusiasts to test their mettle against regionally known competitors.

TRACY With cute corner stores, ritzy restaurants, and other memorable pieces of history—such as the Tracy Inn—this corner of San Joaquin County continues to bring our roots back to life in all the right ways. Known as the archway to the Central Valley, it’s just a skip away from the Bay Area, and home to many new and growing families.

History:

Location has everything to do with Tracy’s founding, which was built by the Central Pacific Railroad as a station that could efficiently connect the Central Valley to the Bay Area in the 1870s. Tracy’s success was the end to Ellis, another nearby station whose population moved its wares and homes to its successor only three miles away. Since its inception, Tracy has continued to work the land and grow in residents.

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Start your day the way every day should— with a juicy burger sporting a fried cheese skirt. Yes, you can get the infamous fried cheese skirt at The Squeeze Inn (alongside drool-worthy garlic fries, if you dare). Wash it down with locally brewed and award-winning beers at Morgan Territory Brewing’s tasting room. Once you’ve sufficiently sipped your appetite back, head to Tracy Thai for the perfect Southeast Asian end cap.

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Center for the Arts when you want to experience outstanding performances. Eagal Lakes is perfect for catching some fresh air, whether you’re fishing, tubing, jogging, or enjoying a variety of other fun activities around the lakes.

Lathrop perfectly balances suburban residences, innovative industries, and agriculture. The “young buck” of San Joaquin County is ever-evolving, as its location alongside Highway I-5 and the 120 kindle flames of new business ventures for residents and visitors to enjoy.

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lodging for the rail line’s many weary employees, Lathrop was known as the headquarters for the Central Pacific Railroad in the San Joaquin Valley in the 1860s. After Tracy’s incorporation, the hustle and bustle of the rail line—including its headquarters—was moved to Tracy, but the small city continued on to deal in agriculture and has since become an important crossroad for 99 and I-5.

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If you have a few hours:

Who needs caffeine when you can fuel yourself with chocolate? Lathrop features the tangible chocolate heaven that is Ghirardelli Chocolate Outlet and Ice Cream Shop. Get lost in the ultimate chocolate sundae, surrounded by walls laden in chocolate squares. Work off your inevitable sugar rush at Go Bananas! A year-round indoor jump and play center. Finally, end your day of indulgence with some succulent sushi at Mikasa Japanese Bistro.

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CLAIM TO FAME: NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

From Baconfest and the Mud Run, to a monthlong pumpkin themed festival and winter season wonderland, Dell’ Osso Farms brings a host of activities to Lathrop, and welcomes residents from San Joaquin and beyond.


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Lodi has created quite a buzz in recent years, as its charming demeanor and award-winning grapes welcome wine experts and enthusiasts from around the globe. For locals, Lodi is where suburbia falls away, where unique boutique shops, tasting rooms, and dining venues reign in its picturesque downtown.

History:

In its late 19th century beginnings, the appellation we know and love was merely a speck, if that, on the map of the Central Valley. Known as Mokelumne, the population grew once the Central Pacific Railroad chose it as a station for its route. From there, Lodi received its name in 1874, and thrived despite a fire that ran rampant through downtown. The rise of our appellation began in the late 1850s, starting with the Tokay varietal, and has blossomed since.

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CLAIM TO FAME: LODI

Tour Lodi’s abundant wineries throughout the appellation, sipping through Zinfandels, white wines, and deep reds. The many biking trails that zip through the region are your perfect guide to some of the best. When you’re winding down, take a trek out to Lodi Lake and wander the waterside, or enjoy the local flora and fauna from the winding paths.

If you have a few hours:

Lodi certainly has no shortage of wine tasting rooms, but what about a beer or two? Switch it up with a visit to Brix and Hops for a seamless celebration of both! With 30 rotating craft beers on tap, and fine wine, you can’t go wrong. Next, head to Cheese Central for another unique tasting— where samples are cut straight from the glorious block. Continue on the downtown streets for a quaint window shopping experience that features unique niche boutiques and consignments shops. A Publication from San Joaquin Magazine

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A REGION WORTH EVERY DROP:

BROWSE WINE COUNTRY, LODI STYLE. PERUSE NEARLY ONE HUNDRED WINERIES WITH TASTES AS UNIQUE AS THE FAMILIES THAT MADE THEM.

Whether you’re a local or someone in search of that perfect sip from afar, Lodi offers tasting rooms and wineries that boast history within their walls. From winemakers whose families have grown with the land, to new kids on the plot eager to make a mark, you’re sure to experience the lasting charm of the appellation. Discover a taste, and be sure to pick up our Wine Dine 209 Magazine for a concise list of wineries! From dark, rich ruby wines, to specialty selections that tend toward lighter shades, we’ve got something tucked along the vines for every discerning wine aficionado. So sit back, select your bottle, and sip through each renowned wine stop along our lovely appellation.

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Calturas

Frequent events draw crowds to the Old Town Galt tasting room where Barsetti hosts live music on Saturdays, Galt’s Food Truck Mania takes place outside once each month, and Wine Down Fridays (with live music and appetizers) attracts regulars. “Someone said our tasting room is like the former television show, Cheers, where everyone knows everyone’s name,” owner Janis Barsetti Gray says. 400 4th St., Ste. 150, Galt (209) 744-6062, BarsettiVineyards.com

The latest highlight of the Lodi Appellation, Calturas, promises a tasting like no other—offering up both wine and beer in their converted estate along Kettleman Lane. Stop in for a sip and enjoy watching the plan for this 70,000 square foot complex unfold into a winery, brewery, events, and food center, with lavish seating available both indoors and along the chic patios outside. 1333 E. Kettleman Ln., Lodi (209) 226-9601, Calturas.com

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 LodiWineandChocolate. com Wrap your taste buds around over fifty wineries supplying live music, barrel tastings and, of course, the rich pairings of wine and chocolate!

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If there’s one thing our wine appellation is known for, besides the wine, of course, it’s the soirees, music festivals, and barrel tastings hosted along the vineyards. Read and discover some of the most highly anticipated wine events hosted by the families and locals that take wine tasting to a whole new level.

TASTE OF THE DELTA

 TasteofTheDelta.com Grab a ticket and help yourself to incredible cuisine, a variety of wines, and show your support for the California Delta Chambers!

SUMMERFEST

 LmhFoundation.org Revel in a summer evening celebration with food, wine, and music while helping to support the Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation.

SIP SAVOR LODI

 SipSavorLodi.com Tour the wine cellars of the Lodi region, enjoy dinner and take part in the grand tasting during this threeday harvest season event!

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 Zinfest.com Let your worries slip down the river while exploring the taste of 200 different wine selections. Listen to live music and take home a commemorative wine bottle.

LODI WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

 GrapeFestival.com Get your grape on and pick up some delectable apps, because with live music and vendors from across the region, you’re going to be doing nothing, but the hop and flop when you’re full! SURROUNDING AREAS

DELICATO VINEYARDS ANNUAL ARTS SHOW

 DfvWines.com Savor the rich bouquet of Delicato’s wines while browsing the art gallery and cast your vote for your favorites! Each piece is up for sale and yours to take home.

PIXIE WOODS WINE TASTING

 Pixiewoods.org Take a stroll in Pixie Woods while tasting superb wines from California wineries, sampling hors d’oeuvres, and enjoying entertainment and silent auctions.

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Harney Lane Winery

Experience the art of wine making from a family now celebrating over 90 years in the California industry. Skirting the 99 Freeway, Delicato offers visitors a chance to lose themselves in the tasting room which showcases award winning blends such as Gnarly Head, and Twisted. Browse specialty items to go along with your bottle to add the finishing touch to a perfect visit. 12001 S. Hwy 99., Manteca (209) 824-3500, DFVTastingroom.com

A lush oasis on the Lodi Wine Trail, Durst Winery boasts first-class wines and an atmosphere to match. Owners and winemakers Cassandra and Dan Durst invite guests to sip varietals in their own backyard where an environmentally conscious tasting room sits. Relax on the covered patio, listen to live music, and bring a picnic. “Our home is your home,” the Dursts agree. 10173 E. Acampo Rd., Acampo (209) 601-1413, DurstWinery.com

Perhaps the most notable aspect of Harney Lane’s business model is that 95 percent of their wine is sold at the winery itself. “Our winery maintains a focus on handcrafted, award-winning, limited production wines,” Co-owner Jorja Lerner explains. Tasters step in to sip samples ($5 for a tasting session that is waived with wine purchase), and enjoy artisan cheese platters. 9010 E. Harney Ln., Lodi (209) 3651900, HarneyLane.com

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CELEBRATING OVER 100 YEARS IN LODI, WE PRODUCE ULTRA-PREMIUM CABERNET, ZINFANDEL AND UNIQUE VARIETALS Our tasting room and wedding venue is surrounded by lushly landscaped grounds, a willow shaded pond and vineyards. Tasting Room Hours: Thu–Mon 11–5

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Macchia The name says it all at Macchia, where the moniker itself means “the spot” in Italian. Here, it’s hard to turn down the parade of appropriately named wines, including a “Vivacious” 2012 Nebbiolo—a popular choice of famous Italian variety normally sourced from the Piedmont region, and “Delicious” a 2013 Barbera—a food-friendly wine brought to California by early Italian immigrants. 7099 E. Peltier Rd., Acampo (209) 333-2600, MacchiaWines.com Mettler Winery

Mettler Family Vineyards While Cabernet Sauvignon may be their most popular offering, Mettler Family Vineyards creates a number of unique varietals such as Aglianico, Pinotage, and Muscat Canelli, all exclusive to the vineyard’s tasting room. The family chooses the best lots of grapes from their vineyards to ensure every vintage stays true to the Mettler reputation of quality. 7889 E. Harney Ln., Lodi (209) 369-3045, MettlerWine.com

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some time. Since the 1800s, when families from across the world decided to settle into the abundant Central Valley earth and sow their crops, wine grapes have called our region home. What started with native Tokay grapes has grown into over 100 varieties, with Zinfandels being among our most favored.

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PRIE Winery WINE TASTING

The same handcrafted appeal of PRIE’s vino medley is present in the facilities where the current tasting room—an extension of the winery’s outdoor rooms—features a bar made from the barn’s repurposed wood. Here, staff pours a selection of wines—Zinfandel, Vermentino, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and two blends—from 11 AM-5 PM, Friday through Sunday. 15628 Alpine Rd., Lodi (925) 784-6197, PrieWinery.com

Weibel With more than 80 years of winemaking experience, Weibel family members are experts of their craft. Combining old-world winemaking techniques and traditions with a commitment to service, the family label is home to both champagnes and fine wines, the former in a variety of flavors, including raspberry, pomegranate, almond, and more. 1 Winemaster Way, Ste. D, Lodi (209) 365-9463, Weibel.com

Viaggio Estate & Winery Since 2012, Teri and Larry Lawrence have owned the 23-acre parcel where romance is the specialty. From estate-hosted weddings that take place on expansive, park-like lawns to first dates of residents near and far who come to share their stories over sips of award-winning wines at the tasting room—Vino di Vita—seven days a week, love is always in the air. 100 E. Taddei Rd., Acampo (209) 368-1378 ViaggioWinery.com

SHIPPED TO YOUR DOOR

Looking to take some of your wine tasting experiences home with you, but not too keen on traveling back with the bottle? No problem! Elite Wine Shipping is perfect for those visiting the Central Valley or who want to send off a gift, offering temperature-controlled shipping to just about anywhere in the nation. Know your wine is in expert hands and track the status of your package as it makes its way to your requested destination! EliteWineShipping.com

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STEP OUT INTO THE OPEN AIR AND REMEMBER WHAT SAN JOAQUIN HAS IN STORE FOR YOU.

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TUOLUMNE

Get your game face on! The trail to fun opportunities is open for business at Black Oak! Tour 1,300 reel and video game machines, just itching for a try. Blackjack, 3- and 4-Card Poker are definite bets for those looking to take to the tables. Try your hand at Texas Hold‘em, Spanish 21, and Pai Gow. When you’re ready to relax before hitting the casino floor once more, head on over to a variety of unique eats in restaurants, bars, and lounges. The fun doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down! Book a room and catch some quality zzz’s before visiting the Willow Creek Lounge for live music and libations! BlackOakCasino.com

Big League Dreams MANTECA

Big things begin when the first steps to greatness are taken, and that’s exactly what Big League Dreams brings to each and every young baseball enthusiast that steps up to the plate. With mock scoreboards, walls painted with cheering crowds and stadiums built to mimic ones from the major leagues, your son and daughter will definitely find the spark of the game as they draw back their bat. Manteca.bigleaguedreams. com

Carnegie SVRA TRACY

With the roar of the engine and 1300 acres worth of ground to cover, Carnegie SVRA is the destination for all your high speed, off-roading needs. An array of tracks and twisting trails come well equipped for anyone ready for a rough ride, be you a bold beginner or a polished professional. Located in the rugged foothills looming beyond Tracy, a short trip down Corral Hollow road will land you in steep slopes, rocky roadsides and crippling canyons. Ohv.Parks. ca.gov

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Curt Pernice Skate Park RIPON

Rated as number one among many skaters in California and designed by Team Pain, Curt Pernice Skate Park features a dropped bowl setup that runs into several pyramids with access to hips, flats and rails. Open to skateboarding and in-line skaters, this park won’t want to kiss and make up if you fall flat. So get your gear on and give it your best when you take your first plunge. CityofRipon.org

CQB City STOCKTON

Push your luck and test your limits when you plow through one of the world’s largest indoor airsoft arenas at CQB City. Take aim from behind a variety of obstacles and stay low as pellets pummel just overhead. Located in Stockton off of 8 Mile Road, CQB City is ready to take your tactical experience to the next level with their weekend public tournaments and

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Friday zombie runs. Don’t have your gear or looking for upgrades? Stop into their on-site store and stock up on supplies! Reserve your next birthday party or host your private function in their facility for unforgettable fun. CqbCity.com

California Central Valley Archery Academy STOCKTON

Take aim with the best at California Central Valley Archery Academy! The CCVAA offers Junior Olympic Archery Development, and adult programs that hone your skill behind the bow. An excellent pastime that teaches accuracy and patience! CentralValleyArcheryAcademy.com

Dive High Hang Gliding TRACY

Ready yourself for high flying! Dive High Hang Gliding is perfect for those looking for training before taking to the skyline all on their lonesome! But don’t be fooled, you’ll be flying on your very first day! From learning how to pilot an HG Wing, to Hillside Certification, you’ll be on your way to mastering the air currents in no time! DiveHighHangGliding.com

Dell’Osso Farms LATHROP

Acres of adventure await your family when you step through the gates of Dell’Osso Farms! October opens up an array of marvelous attractions that last throughout the month. Make a pit-stop at the petting zoo, ponies and send some pumpkins packing at the pumpkin blaster! Take a trip on the tractor, scarecrow and hay rides or test your strength against a very bullish, bucking pumpkin! If you’re looking for a little more adventure try the rope course on for size, but don’t look down! Tour 44

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the carefully crafted corn maze without getting turned around, arranged into a new and impressive pattern each year! DellOssoFarm. com

Enjoy the Mountain ATV Rides CARNEGIE

Take to the unique slopes of Carnegie SVRA on a private tour of the terrain! This adventure allows up to four single-saddled ATVs, with a ride catered to your level of experience. The fun is only a short trip away into the hills near Tracy! EnjoyTheMountain.com


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Japanese Gardens STOCKTON

Slip into a realm of utter tranquility when you enter into the lush Japanese Gardens located on the Micke Grove park grounds. Fashioned by Nagao Sakurai, a landscape architect of the Imperial Palace, it has thrived as a central piece of historical culture for the residence and guests of the Central Valley. Two varieties of Japanese cherry trees dot the landscape, accented by ponds filled with koi. Bridges cascade over these lovely waters, encircling the teahouse that sits near the center of the garden. Prepare to pop out your camera and set the scene for some amazing family photos! SJParks.com

Lodi Skate Park LODI

This skate park is loaded with ramps, grinding opportunities and rails as you gain speed and technique under the hot summer sun. Explore new tricks on their half pipe and spend a few hours more after the sun goes down when the automated street lamps kick on, providing much needed fluorescent to ensure you nail every drop back onto your board. Lodi.gov

LTF Adventures STOCKTON

Learn the curves and contours of some classy cars when you spend a few rounds behind the wheel at LTF Adventures. Whether you want to experience the rush of a Lamborghini, Ferrari or

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Porsche provided by these professionals, you’ll have six laps to traverse with the help of an instructor at your side. Each track is customized to meet your skill level and to optimize your enjoyment. Reserve the ride of your life today! LtfAdventures.com

Micke Grove Zoo STOCKTON

Step into a wildlife world like no other when you wander into Micke Grove Zoo. Various reptiles, mammals and birds paint an educational scene for you and your family to experience. Roam the paved roads in search of your favorite animal ambassadors or sign up to create an animal treat for your best furry, feathered or scaly friend to enjoy! If you’re looking for something after the heat of the day rolls away try signing up for the “Zoo After Dark” program! Trek the pathways you know and love with flashlight in hand, campfire confections and a guide to lead you into the darkened depths! MgZoo.com


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SAN JOAQUIN’S ANNUAL RUNS & CYCLE FESTS AVENUE OF THE VINES

 FleetFeetStockton.com Join in on this half marathon and 5K, making your way around Woodbridge Winery.

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 FleetFeetStockton.com Take the race to downtown Stockton, where your team is determined by your location on the map. Join North side for those who live above Highway 120, and South side for those living below.

DELL’OSSO MUD RUN ON THE FARM

 MudOnTheFarm.com As they say on the farm, it’s time to get down and dirty! Test your mettle alongside your friends in a race around Dell’Osso’s many unique and muddy obstacles!

DSB MOUNTAIN BIKE & SPRINT TRIATHLON

 EagalLakes.com The Dirt, Sweat, and Beer Triathlon is on! Enjoy a 400-meter swim, an 11-mile bike ride, and finally a 3.1-mile jog!

EAGAL LAKES LIL’ MUD RUNNER

 EagalLakes.com Prepare yourself for a mud-slipping, obstacle bounding course like no other! Find your run time and take to the trail with the little ones!

EAGAL LAKES POLAR BEAR PLUNGE

 EagalLakes.com Make a splash in the new year by taking a plunge in the lake! After your dip, continue your journey along the 5k trail run! Kid friendly routes available!

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FIRECRACKER 4 MILE

 FleetFeetStockton.com Get the blood pumping for a spectacular 4th of July by competing in the Grupe Park 4-mile fun run!

GREAT AMERICAN HERO 5K/10K

 EagalLakes.com It never hurts to remind the masses of what you’re made of! Enjoy a course meant to test your limits in endurance, agility, and so much more!

LODI CYCLEFEST

 DeltaVelo.com Enjoy a fun filled morning of races for every rider of the family, with professional cyclist ripping through the road in a fun filled crescendo across downtown Lodi!

MICKE GROVE ZOO ZOOM & FUN RUN

 MGZoo.com Walk on the wild side in this fun, family-friendly event that focuses on healthy well-being, games, and more!

ST. JOE’S HALF MARATHON & 5K

 FleetFeetStockton.com Race to support the Emergency Food Bank of San Joaquin across the vast expanse of UOP and its neighboring communities!

S.H.E. 365 5K

 FleetFeetStockton.com The ladies take to the track in a run and walk that includes food, mimosas and special gifts!

TOUR DELLE VIGNE

 TourDelleVigne.com From 50k, 100k, and a 100-mile trek through the Lodi appellation, cyclist can enjoy the scenic views without the racing mindset.

WALK & RUN AGAINST HUNGER

 FleetFeetStockton.com Nip hunger in the bud by supporting the Greater Stockton Emergency Food Bank in a run that offers fun for the whole family!

WALK FOR THE HEALTH OF IT

 LMHFoundation.org Raise much needed funds for medical equipment and enjoy the health fair in Lodi Memorial Hospital’s very own 5k walk, and run!


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MANTECA MOVES TRAINING TEAM MANTECA

Become part of a team, form lasting relationships, and get healthy and fit as you train for half or full marathons with Manteca Moves Training Team. Learn more about nutritional education, injury prevention, and women’s health with a support system whose goal is to enrich lives and the community. MovesTraining.org

descent. Not yet ready for a solo expedition? Dive into the deep blue skies of the Central Valley with an instructor on Parachute Center’s Tandem Jump! ParachuteCenter. com

Pixie Woods STOCKTON

Embrace a time when picture books paved the path to fantasy and childhood stories seemed as real as your own two eyes. Pixie Woods calls you back with your own little ones in tow to explore its tranquil waters on the Pixie Queen paddle boat, to roll along the intrepid rails of the Express Train or to ride around and again on their classic carousel. With their many playgrounds, slides and the small water park your kids can rush through to cool down, you’ll find nothing, but big grins and good times. StocktonGov.com

Oak Park Ice Arena Oak Grove Regional Park STOCKTON

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Slip on a pair of skates and hit the rounded corners of Oak Park Ice Skate arena! Open year-round, this indoor rink hosts an incredible birthday party venue with rental opportunities for those who don’t yet have blades of their own. Drop in for hockey, figure skating or some practice alongside fellow skaters at your skill level. OakparkIceArena. com

Explore the 180 acres of Oak Grove Regional Park and have some fun. Play 18-hole disc golf, lay out under the sun, fish for seasonally stocked Catfish and Trout, rent a paddleboat, and pack a picnic. Make a day of it. SJParks.com

Parachute Center ACAMPO

Fancy a fall from new heights? Then drop on in to Parachute Center! Having celebrated their 50th anniversary, these professionals will teach you the proper way to plunge straight out of an airplane from a spectacular 13,000 feet! For a little extra, you can request a photo or video taken during your daring

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Rusty Wallace Racing Experience STOCKTON

Do you have a need for speed? Then get behind the wheel and tango with the 99 Speedway! This driving opportunity offers laps or ride-alongs, allowing you to enjoy both unique experiences! RaceWithRusty.com

San Joaquin County Fair Grounds STOCKTON

It’s never a dull day for the kids when there’s an event staged at the San Joaquin County Fair Grounds! From small activities taking place throughout the week, to much larger events such as the Asparagus and Tamale Festival, and now the return of the San Joaquin County Fair, it’s pretty simple to understand why this corner of Stockton can be so fun! SanJoaquinFairgrounds.com

Sierra Railroad’s Tourism Railways NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Choose from four unique experiences with Sierra Railroads. Opt for a special date night on the Sierra Dinner Train that boasts a historic ride, delicious meal, beautiful scenery, and ample entertainment. Experience one of North America’s Top Ten scenic train rides, on the Skunk Train, that crisscrosses over the Noyo River and cuts through the coastal mountains to the Redwood forests. Choose from a variety of annual trips on the Sacramento River Train that fuse food, fun, and scenery on their 3-hour excursions. SierraRailroad.com

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Skydive California TRACY

The sky’s the limit! Or is it? Whether you’re taking a trip down tandem, or plunging from the plane all on your lonesome, the spectacular views and jumps from Skydive California will leave you craving another drop! Learn the ropes or enjoy experienced events! SkyDiveCal.com

Spreckels Park BMX MANTECA

Grab your bike, your gear and get ready to hit this USA/BMX sanctioned track with other bicycle motocross enthusiasts at Spreckels Park BMX! Prepare yourself for major air and hard turns as you and several others compete for the finish line. While this park is open to the public for all ages and levels of experience, Sundays are reserved for members alone. Care to compete that day? Spreckels BMX offers a one time, one-day membership pass to test your skills against their best. Signups are held between 11 and 1, so make sure you arrive early! SpreckelsParkBmx.com

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Take your adventure to new heights at the indoor trampoline park that makes fitness fun. Thrill seekers will love the fun-fueled workouts while recreational users will go nuts over the chance to party at this high-flying hotspot. Choose from low-altitude (for sensitive jumpers) or high-altitude (for adrenaline junkies) activities to get your blood pumping. Skyzone.com/ Stockton

Stockton 99 Speedway STOCKTON

Experience the roar of the engines and the screams of joy from fellow high speed thrill-chasers as you and the kids watch the races at the Stockton 99 Speedway. Each action packed lap is another throw of dirt on the quarter mile track, providing plenty of drifts, swerves and epic stunts during your visit! Stockton99. com

Stockton Indoor Sports Complex STOCKTON

From roller skating parties, to roller hockey and public skates in between, Stockton Indoor Sports Complex is the perfect getaway from wet weather or the sweltering sun! Enjoy rolling across the rink at your leisure and fret not about bringing your own pair of skates, the Complex offers rentals! SISCSports.com

Stonehenge Indoor Climbing Gym MODESTO

Watch your grip when heading to Stonehenge! This rock climbing paradise is an indoor gym that focuses on propelling you higher as you hone

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your strength, flexibility and balance. Folks of all ages are welcome to test their skill as they put one foot over the other in an effort to continue up and toward their goal at the very top of the wall. Be prepared for a fun-filled day without the hazardous plunge. Don’t be afraid to bring the party to you with Stonehenge’s portable rock climbing wall, for all of your special event needs! ClimbStonehenge.com

Tracy Skate Park TRACY

Tracy sets the stage when its boarders prep for a drop off the angled rails, the curved pyramid and the kickers located across this park. A perfect setup for those stepping fresh into the game and looking to get their feet wet, both skate boarders and skaters alike are welcome to work their way around the bowl, hips and other ramps. NorthwestSkater. com/tracy.html

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp & Resort at Tower Park LODI

Round up the family and plan a camping trip along the Delta at Tower Park. Whether you set up camp or opt for a super cute cabin, you are granted access to all activities and amenities—like a brand new playground, Gaga ball pits, basketball and volleyball courts, pools, a jumping pillow, gem mining, and more! The camp-resort has recently undergone many improvements and staff is excited to begin hosting their themed weeks and weekends throughout the summer! TowerParkResort.com


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Zaps Zone STOCKTON

Check your corners and stay close to the walls when you’re at Zaps Zone, a two-story laser tag complex located in Stockton near Hammer Lane. Ready your weapon and choose your point of entry while fog fills your field of vision. Race up the ramps with your teammates in tow in the short span of time you have to prepare for the oncoming attack. When your time is up take ten for some light refreshments and enjoy the arcade in their lobby. ZapsZone.com

YMCA of San Joaquin STOCKTON

Providing our children a safe place for both learning and fun, YMCA of San Joaquin has programs galore in everything under the sun. From aquatics and day camps, to youth sports and after school programs, each visit is not just another few hours dropped in the bucket, but an educational journey! YmcaSjc. org

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Woodbridge Golf & Country Club

There’s little excuse to be a “hack” here in San Joaquin, with beautifully constructed courses sprinkled throughout our county. Tee off among big oak trees, winding grapevines, and picture perfect lakes.

Brookside Country Club STOCKTON

Brookside boats the premiere country club lifestyle, where attention to every detail is elegantly executed. Their 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., transformed level land into a contoured course, home to 14 lakes, that tests strategy and skill. BrooksideGolf.net, (209) 956-6200 A Publication from San Joaquin Magazine

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Micke Grove Golf Links

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Become an annual member or pay a green fee to join in on tee time at this championship, 18-hole course designed by Jack Flemming. Challenge yourself amongst tall oaks, pine, and eucalyptus, and small to mid-sized elevated greens. Avid golfers can join the Dry Creek Men or Women’s club for a host of benefits and tournaments, stop by the practice range during lunch to blow off some steam, or take lessons from the pros. Dcrgc.com, (209) 745-2330

This links style golf course in Lodi boasts eight lakes, spacious bent grass greens, and 42 sand bunkers just calling your name. Tucked amongst the vineyards, Micke Grove’s layout, designed by Garrett Gill, is best known for its 5th hole—a 179-yard, par 3 carry over water. Micke Grove is open to the public, has different membership options, like monthly or family plans, and offers lessons. MickeGrove. com, (209) 369-4410

Elkhorn Golf Club STOCKTON

Calling all avid golfers! This golf club sits on 97 acres, and its relatively level course of newly planted bent grass greens is meticulously maintained, and home to three lakes, well bunkered surrounds, and mature trees. Opt for the “Golf Revolution”, a membership package that allows for custom options that fit your lifestyle. ElkHornGC.com, (209) 474-3900

Lockeford Springs Golf Course LODI

Members enjoy an 18-hole course, great for any skill level, which offers both challenge and relaxation within a picturesque backdrop. Sand traps, fairways, and water hazards test accuracy and provide a quality experience. This Lodi course welcomes kids with their junior program that teaches the importance of integrity, etiquette, and a love for the game! LockefordSprings. com, (209) 333-6275

Oakmoore Golf Course STOCKTON

For over 50 years, Oakmoore has offered a personalized golfing experience like no other. All facilities are available to rent, for your private group, with you in control. Schedule your day your way, with tee times, food, and celebration. The 9-hole course can be played twice from different tee locations, is home to three lakes, century old oaks, mature redwoods, and fruit trees that create quite the backdrop. OakMooreGolfCourse.com, (775) 772-9936

Stockton Golf & Country Club STOCKTON

One of the first 15 golf courses in California established by locals, Stockton Golf & Country Club members enjoy an 18-hole park style championship golf course designed by Sam Whiting, a split-level club house, a sparkling swimming pool, and more. The Pro Shop located on site is stocked with the latest golf apparel, equipment, and accessories. StocktonGolfCc.com, (209) 466-4313

Swenson Park Golf Course STOCKTON

Sprinkled with 200-year-old oak trees are both an 18-hole par-72 championship golf course and an executive 9-hole par-3 course that welcomes all skill sets. The popular Northern California golf course architect Jack Fleming designed the traditional parkland-style course, owned by City of Stockton and founded in 1952. Pay only a green fee to play these beautiful courses, or opt for a monthly membership, tournament, event or golf instruction. StocktonGolfCourses.com, (209) 937-7360 The Reserve at 54

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With Mt. Diablo as its backdrop, this renowned links-style golf course, designed by Andy Raugust, is open to the public and members alike. Guests can enjoy a picturesque California sunrise or sunset while honing their skills and enjoying a high quality, challenging course layout alongside first-rate service, a Pro Shop, an elegant banquet facility, and more. Try the fully lighted practice facility on for size and experience the state of the art teaching center, putting, chipping, and short game areas. ReserveatSpanosPark. com, (209) 477-4653

This classic, traditional 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Larry Norstrom, is situated on 214 beautiful acres in Stockton and is known for it’s easy walkability factor that offers a par-72 layout that plays 6,502 yards from the white tees. StocktonGolfCourses.com, (209) 937-7357

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Woodbridge Golf & Country Club STOCKTON

Nestled among the vineyards and orchards is the picturesque Woodbridge Golf & Country Club—boasting the only 27-hole champion golf course in the area.

If you’re an avid golfer but feel a club membership is out of reach, Woodbridge has you in mind. Their golf memberships start at just $300 a month and wave green and range fees—which can save you money if you golf 10 times a month at a public course! Woodbridge’s story began with golf, and has since evolved to offer members casual and formal dining, pristine tennis courts, swim facilities and programs, fitness classes (yoga classes are no charge to members) and social opportunities. The private, family-oriented club works to provide membership opportunities that fit every schedule and budget. WoodbridgeGcc.net, (209) 2630115


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SPORTS

SPORTS Sports enthusiasts unite! Catch a game, duck at a flying puck, and sport your orange and black in support of the home team.

Stockton Ports

Stockton’s minor league baseball team was one of the founding members of the California League, and currently holds most titles won by any active team. Enjoy the waterfront and open air with a hotdog in hand at the Port’s home field, Banner Island Ballpark. Milb.com

Stockton Heat

Local hockey fans kicked it up a notch in 2015 when they welcomed their new American Hockey League team, Stockton Heat. Head to Stockton Arena for some fast-paced plays, flying pucks, and maybe a punch or two. StocktonHeat.com

Pacific Tigers’ Men’s Basketball

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these boys know how to ball. Support Pacific Tigers in full force and attend their many athletic games, including baseball, golf, beach volleyball, field hockey, tennis, swimming, water polo, and more. PacificTigers.com

Port City Roller Girls

Don’t mess with a derby girl! Check out a ‘bout’ at Stockton Indoor Sports Complex and you’ll soon know why. Cheer for our team as they circle the flat track and take no prisoners. Better yet? This local team welcomes any dedicated women looking to amp up their bad-assery, no prior experience required! PortCityRollerGirls.com

Delta College Mustangs

Watch student athletes pursue their dreams at any Delta College Mustangs’ game. The San Joaquin Delta College Athletics program includes baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, swimming, water polo, and more. DeltaCollege.edu


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ARTS & GALLERIES Art Expressions of San Joaquin STOCKTON

A roaming artwork display featuring the very best of our county’s many creative minds, Art Expressions of San Joaquin tours around our Central Valley to spotlight those passionate enough to present their work. Check the calendar on their website to find out just where they’ll spring up from next! If you’re looking to check out their galleries in a more permanent position you can find them showcasing out of downtown Stockton, the Metropolitan Airport and in Lincoln Center. ArtExpressions.org

David Jon Foster Gallery LODI

Watch from behind your wine glass at the Pasos Vineyards Winery as David Jon Foster slips each brushstroke across taut canvas to create another abstract masterpiece. You can find his gallery open Friday through Sunday from 12 to 5 PM, but this artist will be hard at work behind his paints on Saturdays from 1 to 5 PM. Enjoy the countryside setting and appealing atmosphere when you pay a visit. DavidJonFosterart. com

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ter in Downtown Lodi, the First Friday of every month, for Lodi Art Hop. Peruse permanent and temporary gallery spaces, view art, chat with local artists, and sample Lodi wine and hor d’ oeuvres from 6-8:30 PM.

Double Dip Gallery LODI

What do you get when you cross riveting artwork with rich ice cream? A truly delectable experience! Double Dip Gallery is here to satisfy your “palette” in more ways than one when you take up a scoop of ice cream from Gunther’s in Sacramento and tour their amazing array of art. Unravel each painting these amazing local artists have devised while soothing that sweet tooth! DoubleDipGallery.com

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Exploring Painting Techniques with Patti Wallace @ The Gallery Wednesdays 5 – 7 PM. A weekly Exploration Group that focuses on painting techniques with new materials. Sign up at the Gallery!

LH Horton Jr. Gallery STOCKTON

Located in Delta College, the LH Horton Jr. Gallery treats its guests to workshops, art lectures and many rotating exhibits presenting works of all varying styles. Keep a lookout for projects submitted by both students and masters of the craft as they prepare some of their heartfelt designs. You’ll be delighted as visiting artists from across the country present their creative displays. DeltaCollege.edu

Lodi Community Art Center LODI

Looking to get more involved in the art scene? Check out Lodi Community Art Center to find a welcoming atmosphere for your creative ambitions! Open Wednesday through Sunday at noon and the first Friday of the month after 6:00 PM for their Lodi Art Hop, browse along many of the member’s masterpieces or ask about how you can feature one of your own! LodiArtCenter.org

Reynolds Gallery of UOP STOCKTON

Ponder the plethora of contemporary and traditional artwork on display within the University of the Pacific’s Reynolds Gallery. This museum compels its artists to create collections that display their own unique, cultural perspectives. It’s been known to host amazing creators from across the world and strives to maintain a positive link to its community so that visitors young and old may come and express their love for the fine arts. Pacific.edu

Stockton Cambodian Buddhist Temple STOCKTON

Surround yourself with the ancestral heritage of Southeast Asia and learn the story of the Cambodian Buddha. Stockton’s Cambodian Buddhist Temple is a jewel brought to life by the efforts of the many members, monks and volunteers that have made San Joaquin their home over the course of three decades. Walk the grounds and immerse yourself in the story of the Buddha, interpreted in the many ornately crafted statues across the temple. WatdhammararamBuddhist.org

BUDDHIST TEMPLE STOCKTON

Each year thousands gather at the Stockton Cambodian Buddhist Temple to celebrate the Cambodian New Year in April. Enjoy food, displays, music and celebration at this free 3-day event. Tour the incredible temple that houses 90+ larger-than-life, jewel-encrusted statues and a 50foot recumbent Buddha!

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Hutchins Street Square Community and Conference Center Set on 10 beautiful acres and coveniently located in the heart of Lodi.

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MUSEUMS Immerse yourself in another time & explore with childhood wonderment.

Manteca Historical Society & Museum MANTECA

Learn about the great beginnings of “the family city”. Manteca Historical Society has sewn together the seams of their history for your enjoyment. Find out exactly how this town received its name and tour the exhibits they’ve fostered. Their first new fire engine and a dedication to the native tribes of California are just a couple that will catch your eye. MantecaMuseum.org

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Children’s Museum of Stockton STOCKTON

Show your kids a side of this wonderful world they’ve yet to experience by taking them down to the Children’s Museum in Stockton. Let them loose under your careful supervision to explore the miniature metropolis, showcasing many fun places you’ll find around San Joaquin County! Each exhibit is the perfect play area for having fun, making friends and learning valuable information about our world. Take your kids on a tour of the fire truck, helicopter and many other hands on displays for an unforgettable experience. Childrensmuseumstockton.org

Hill House Museum LODI

Leap into the Victorian Era during your tour of the Hill House! A historic point of interest in Lodi, the Hill House was first built in the beginning of the 1900s and has many of its furnishings and photos still intact from when the family first lived within its walls. Tour this beautiful Victorian home on Sundays between 1 to 4 PM and relive a little bit of Lodi life at the turn of the century! LodiHistory.org 64

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AAM accredited and boasting over 50,000 precious artifacts, the San Joaquin Historical Society & Museum is just an easy drive away to Micke Grove Park. It includes eight modern buildings that are used to showcase its exhibits and four incredible structures stemming from our county’s own history. Take a tour in the old blacksmith shop or avoid a scolding in the one-room schoolhouse. Walk along the cottage that belonged to Stockton’s famous founder, Charles Weber, or glance outside his daughter’s old home. SanJoaquinHistory.org

HISTORY STOCKTON

Travel to another time as you tour preserved historic buildings that now call the 18 acres of San Joaquin Historical Society & Museum home. Step in to the creepy-cool one-room Calaveras School and relive history as a student, or stop by the Blacksmith Shop to learn more about this iconic trade!


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THIS YEAR AT THE HAGGIN: EXHIBITIONS CALL TO DUTY: WORLD WAR POSTERS

 Through Aug. 27 Nearly 100 original posters help tell the story of life during World War I and World War II. From recruitment and rations to Salvation Army and Boy Scout campaigns—the posters depict the massive human effort put forth during these global conflicts that ended in victory.

BASEBALL: AMERICA’S GAME, ART AND OBJECTS FROM THE BANK OF AMERICA COLLECTION

 Sept. 21-Nov. 19 Baseball is basically synonymous of American History, as it infused popular culture and supported American sports writing. View iconic moments caught on film and audio—like Bobby Thomson’s “Shot Heard ’Round the World,” Don Larsen’s perfect game, and Stan Musial’s 3000th hit.

The Haggin Museum STOCKTON

Founded on artwork and a daughter’s devotion, the Haggin Museum has continued to shine throughout its vast and wondrous collections. Having undergone numerous renovations for its growing numbers throughout the years in Stockton, Haggin showcases both a bit of history in honor of its county’s roots and temporary exhibits shuffled in and out throughout the year. Stop on by and soak up everything its galleries have to offer! HagginMuseum.org 66

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AMERICAN BALLADS: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF MARTY STUART

 Sept. 21–Nov. 19 Photographers and enthusiasts alike will enjoy this showcase of country music star Marty Stuart’s revealing photographs. Since age 13, Marty documented his travels on tour and throughout life. View intimate behind the scenes depictions of iconic musicians, eccentric characters from the back roads of America, and more.

AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM: THE LURE OF THE ARTISTS’ COLONY

 Dec. 7-Mar. 4, 2018 Works dating from the 1880s through the 1940s reveal artists’ interest in capturing effects of light and atmosphere. Over 100 works, including oil paintings and paper drawings, showcase snow covered hills, seascapes, portraits and more.

The Mexican Heritage Center STOCKTON

Music, art and dance are the enriching ways in which the Mexican Heritage Center provides us a view into their beautiful customs. Take a stop in downtown Stockton to look into the events and current galleries they provide. They’re open Tuesday through Friday from 12 to 5 PM and are more than ready to welcome anyone willing to take a step into their culture. Facebook.com/MhcGallery

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The Serpentarium LODI

Not one to shy away from a scaly friend? Then you might just fall in love with the assortment of snakes and reptiles hanging out at the Serpentarium! When it comes to critters that scamper, slide and climb across their enclosed homes, these guys win the prize! So stop on by whenever you have a moment to learn all you can about what makes the reptilian world so fascinating! SnakeMuseum.com

some cool gadgets the kids will love at home! WowScienceMuseum.org

Tracy Historical Museum TRACY

Take a tour of Tracy’s unique past and discover a little more about the culture of San Joaquin County’s southern border. Currently housed in the town’s old post office, relics of this train town turned agricultural goldmine are ready for your viewing pleasure. TracyMuseum.org

World of WondersMuseum LODI

Revel in the spectacles of science as you visit the World of Wonders Museum! When you reach for their doors in downtown Lodi you’ll be treated to station after sensational station of non-stop fun and educational experiences. Test out the Illumination Lab to find out how lighting truly affects us and our world. Spare some time for the hand battery to see how our bodies can complete an electric circuit. Before ending your day trip drop into the WOW Science Store for

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until you can barely breathe, and leave the world behind as performers take center stage at some of San Joaquin’s very best platforms for live entertainment.

TINKERING AT THE WOW STOCKTON

June 24, 10 AM – 4 PM Join in for a day of toy dissection with a deconstruction junction, artwork alley, marshmallow shooters, crafting corner, squishy circuits, cardboard creation station, and a kids construction zone!

SUMMER OF SCIENCE CAMP AT THE WOW!

Keep kids engaged throughout the summer with four main camps (ages 7-12) and one junior camp (ages 5-6) designed to activate inquiring minds!

JR. SUPER SCIENCE SAMPLER

 June 7-9 Calling all scientists in kindergarten and first grade to explore different areas of science.

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POTENT POTIONS

 June 12-16 Create chemical concoctions throughout this explosive week of chemistry fun.

MINI MAKER MANIA

 June 19-23 Learn basic engineering through hands-on experiments as you design, build and destroy things!

SCIENCE MAGICAMP

 July 10-14 This camp highlights experiments that seem like magic, as the campers discover the science behind them.

SUPER SCIENCE SAMPLER

 July 17-21 Science lovers unite throughout this camp that offers experiences in forensics, biology, physics, and more! For more Information/ To Reserve a Spot: WowScienceMuseum.org (209) 368-0969

Bob Hope Theatre STOCKTON

Entertainment, ornate design and rich history await you beyond the doors of the Bob Hope Theatre. Slip into this building to discover an incredible cinema palace in downtown Stockton brought back to its former glory. This landmark draws the attention of comedians, musical performances and acting troupes alike. StocktonLive.com

Community Theatre of Linden LINDEN

Founded in 2011, Community Theatre of Linden (CTL) began and continues to grow through the community’s love for the arts. First operating as a children’s theatre, parents expressed their desire to also get on stage— which resulted in its expansion to offer both adult and youth opportunities. With an aim to provide an outlet for creative community involvement, and entertain, CTL and its members have put on classic shows like Bye Bye Birdie, Footloose, Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin and more. CTL invites you to audition for their next show, surround yourself with like-minded people, and create lasting memories! LindenTheatre.com


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Delta Center for the Arts STOCKTON

With students and community in mind, Delta College’s Center for the Arts offers Delta College productions showcasing their drama, dance, concert and jazz band, and choir and vocal jazz band. Enjoy performances sure to entice the entire family, as you support our local talent throughout the year! DeltaCollege.edu

Where words fail, music speaks. Hans Christian Anderson

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STAGE RIGHT CTL’s Youth Program, Stage Right, offers intensive theatre LINDEN

training for children ages 8-17—with focus on voice projection, enunciation, improvisation, theatre movement, stage direction, and vocal training. The four-week course ends with two live performances to showcase students’ work! Help your child develop confidence and self esteem as they improve communication skills and self-discipline.

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HUTCHINS STREET SQUARE’S THIRD ANNUAL BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL

AUG. 11 Head to Hutchins Street Square for live music and more than 30 craft brews! Tickets include a commemorative glass and unlimited beer tastings!

Hutchins Street Square LODI

Considered a crown jewel by Lodi citizens, Hutchins Street Square serves as a social, cultural, and historic center. The beautiful grounds house an entertainment center, several banquet halls for weddings, birthday parties, and other events, and arts and specialty classes. The theater aims to bring exciting entertainment to be enjoyed by the whole family. HutchinsStreetSquare.com

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Bringing Broadway classics and many new-hit masterpieces to our back door, the Stockton Civic Theatre will conquer not only the stage, but also your undivided attention! Hold onto your sides for comedic rides and soak in many other various selections brought to you over the course of the year. SctLiveTheatre.com

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The crown jewel of the waterfront, the Stockton Arena provides its residents and those visiting the area with a wide array of events ranging from conferences and conventions to sports and special performances. Whether you prefer your functions on firm footing or gliding across the ice, the Stockton Arena’s guaranteed to furnish fun. StocktonLive.com 70

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Serving the arts on the Miracle Mile is the iconic Stockton Empire Theatre. This promising venue supplies not only the opportunity to watch live performances, musical functions and cinematic presentations, but also the chance to sit back and take advantage of some major in-house dining. StocktonEmpireTheatre.com

FOURTH WEDNESDAY

MAY- AUGUST Every fourth Wednesday of the month Hutchins Street Square welcomes you and your family to enjoy a free concert in West Park. Grab a blanket or lawn chair, and sprawl out for the evening while enjoying a picnic dinner from one of the food trucks on site.


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It’s an exciting time at the Haggin Museum! We are redesigning and remodeling our core art collection, and our beautiful new spaces will be ready this fall.

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Stockton Civic Theatre is in its 67th season and is celebrating with stories of passion and devotion!

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Stockton Symphony Association STOCKTON

Fall under the sweet spell of music by following the Stockton Symphony on each of their classical concerts and pops performances! You’ll find these amazing events hosted between the Atherton Auditorium at San Joaquin Delta College on most weekends and the Bob Hope Theatre on specific dates. StocktonSymphony.org

Tracy Grand Theatre TRACY

Entertaining the public since 1923, this historic theatre is a Tracy jewel. Today the facilities amenities seem endless and are the only of its kind in the state of California—offering art education, exhibitions, and performances. Enroll in a plethora of classes like dance and music for both children and adults, or catch a show like Seussical the Musical. AtTheGrand.org

UOP’s Long Theatre STOCKTON

Take a seat and enjoy the many productions put on by UOP’s sensational students, staff and special guests at the Long Theatre. This structure, capable of hosting 380 audience members, serves as the platform for a variety of entertainment. Watch out for witty plays or dramatic plots, potent lectures and music ensembles. Pacific.edu/longtheatre


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BOUTIQUES & SPECIALTY SHOPS Blackbird Boutique STOCKTON

When you’re on the lookout for chic essentials, you head to Blackbird, whose choice attire represents the latest in trending fashion. From t-shirts and thong sandals, to that purse that goes with your favorite outfit, Blackbird has your back. Find your next pair of boots, hat, or accessory—and hit the town in style. 5681 Pacific Ave., #115, Stockton, (209) 910-9193

Carats STOCKTON

Tucked in Lincoln Center is where you’ll find this “go to” jewelry boutique stocked with fun and affordable accessories for any occasion. As the largest PANDORA retailer in Stockton, Carats boasts over 600 charms including specialty and limited edition pieces like Disney and NFL charms, PANDORA rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. In addition, you can find brands like Uno de 50, Endless, Lafonn, Lokai, Crislu, Chrysalis, Kameleon, My Saint My Hero, Melinda Maria, Silvana K, Tat2, Waxing Poetic, and sparkling jewelry with Swarowski elements. 260 Lincoln Cntr., Stockton, (209) 955-0715, CaratsJewelery.com

Cheese Central LODI

Cheese Central in Lodi offers a collection of appetizing cooking classes for chefs of all skill levels, from Cheese 101—an introductory look at cheese and cheese-making—to Filled Pastas—where participants make fresh pasta and fillings using a selection of culinary tools. Held at Grand Central Kitchen, this creative activity boasts a delicious delicacy to prepare and consume. 11 N. School St., Lodi. (209) 368-3033, CheeseCentralLodi.com

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The streets of Downtown Tracy are lined with shops that evoke a cool, urban feel. In between swanky eateries that boast chic seasonal menus sit charming boutiques that offer the best in home furnishings with a handmade twist, highend make-up, and more. Don’t forget to fuel your trip with a customized cup of Joe at Barista’s before exploring all Downtown Tracy has to offer.

FINA STOCKTON

Stop in for every day looks, wine tasting attire, party dresses, shoes, sunglasses, jackets, purses, jewelry, and more—all abreast the latest fashions, and crafted by the hottest designers. True Religion, Seven, Hudson, Dolce Vita, Gucci, Wildfox Couture, and Nicole Miller are just the tip of this boutique’s inventory iceberg. 240 Lincoln Ctr., Stockton, (209) 478-5670

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THE FRUIT BOWL

Since the late 40s The Fruit Bowl has offered an abundance of fresh, locally grown, and handmade goodies. Stop in for breakfast or lunch for delectable baked goods and Italian imported coffee—and fresh salads, sandwiches, and homemade quiche and zucchini torta. Of course, you’ll need to bring a piece of the magic home, in pie form. The Fruit Bowl’s claim to fame is made from scratch and baked on site daily. Hit their Farm Market on your way out to stock up on tree-ripened fruit, picked-daily vegetables, and nuts, jams, honeys, and olive oils. (209) 931-1196, TheFruitBowl.com

FROSTED FLOUR CAKERY & SUPPLIES

End your Downtown Lodi shopping experience on a sweet note, and stop by Frosted Flour on your way out. This custom bakery specializes in wedding cakes and gorgeous, decadent desserts that taste as

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good as they look. Choose from an assortment of specialty cupcakes (with flavor favorites like carrot cake and red velvet), cookies, cake truffles and more. (209) 369-2253, FrostedFlour. com

TOOT SWEETS BAKERY CAFÉ

Fresh is everything at Toot Sweets, where menu items are made daily from scratch! The bakery/café got its start in Berkeley in the late 70s before planting roots in Stockton. Only the highest quality ingredients make up their unique food and drink offerings that range from lunch items like soups, sandwiches, and salads to bakery sweets including cakes, tarts, cheesecakes, pies, cookies, eclairs and more! TootSweetsBakeryCafe.com, (209) 4746692

NOTHING BUNDT CAKES

This Lincoln Center bakery serves up delicious treats in drool-worthy flavors—from classic carrot to delectable cinnamon swirl. Grab a bite-sized bit for the road with a marvelously miniature bundtini (sold by the dozen), or go for broke with the whole damn cake. NothingBundtCakes.com, (209) 957-2253

Run, don’t walk, to the retail chain that specializes in shoes, apparel, and accessories made for the athletically inclined. Runners will drool over the collection of goods designed to pamper their feet and fuel them in their next endeavor. From short sprints to massive marathons, Fleet Feet is a one-stop shop for all things running. 277 Lincoln Cntr., Stockton (209) 952-1446, FleetfeetStockton. com


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KTJ Design Co.

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Trying to infuse some style into your home? Why not call in a professional? Kathleen Jennison, an award-winning, certified, interior designer, has the know-how to transform your personal space into your favorite place in town. And a Stockton showroom that allows you to touch and feel your dream fabrics, colors, and décor. Let Kathleen take the reigns and turn your humdrum home into all kinds of fabulous. 117 W. Harding Way, Stockton (209) 915-0442,KathleenJennison.com

Lincoln Center Shops STOCKTON

Lincoln Center is the one stop shopping hub for everything on your list, and the best part? Nearly 80 percent of their businesses are local! From high end fashions to school uniforms and home décor, this shopping center is a one-stopshop for the entire family. We encourage you to work up an appetite, as the center also houses some of Stockton’s most cherished restaurants! LincolnCenterShops.com

Lovely Girl Mobile Boutique LODI

From tanks, tops, and jeans to hats, necklaces, purses, and maxi dresses, this mother daughter-duo stocks their truck with you in mind. Their vast inventory applies to all shapes, sizes, and ages, and can be reserved for a personal shopping experience. Call today and take a 78

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wedding, baby or bridal shower, or just a girls’ night, to the next level! (209) 4838910 or (209) 481-1447, Facebook.com/ LovelyGirlMobileBoutique

Miracle Mile STOCKTON

The unique, trendy, and never disappointing Miracle Mile we know today is thanks to the Miracle Mile Improvement District, a nonprofit that began reviving the area in 2007. Beginning at the businesses fronting Pacific Avenue from Alpine to Harding, and Harding Way from El Dorado Street to Lincoln, the Mile is a cultural treat. Whether it’s unique boutiques, delicious eats or community events you’re looking for—Miracle Mile is your place. Peruse shops like Al’s Comics, Bead Dreams, Bill’s Music Sales and Rentals, Caterpillar Children’s Boutique, Marrello Jewelers, and more. Work up an appetite and curb your cravings at Centrale Restaurant, Midtown Creperie, Whiskey Barrel, Gourmet Burrito or Manny’s California Fresh—to name a few. StocktonMiracleMile.com


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New & Again LODI

For those who love a vintage bargain, the constantly changing inventory of used furniture at New & Again makes everyday an opportunity to find the perfect companion piece for your collection. Every day of the week, an interior designer is on-hand to help shoppers find the right piece for their home. 210 S. School St., Lodi (209) 368-2200, NewandAgainOnline. com

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Perfect Balance Day Spa

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From full-body massages to pedicures fit for a queen, staff at the award-winning day spa aim to help guests reach the highest level of relaxation. Enjoy The Hideaway—a tranquil retreat reserved for facial, massage, and body services—followed by a trip next door to the spa’s hair and nail salon. 401 W. Pine St., Lodi (209) 333-8117, PerfectBalanceDaySpa.com 80

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Kids can find high-end apparel to express their inner selves. Located in Lincoln Center, it’s a convenient stop to pick up clothes, shoes, accessories, and gifts for kids up to age 14. From onesies for infants to full-length mermaid skirts for tweens, the children’s boutique makes fashion fun for everyone. 354 Lincoln Cntr., Stockton (209) 451-9775, ShopSassyPants.com

Stella Boutique At Stella Boutique, customers can shop more than 30 brands of designer fashions, while also taking advantage of personal shopping services offered by the hands-on staff. Each piece is expertly selected to help shoppers compliment their personal style with confidence while also highlighting individuality and personal taste. 224 N. Ham Lane, Ste. 102, Lodi (209) 3697231, Stella-boutique.com


The Owl Box TRACY

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Three generations of women—Glo, Gigi, and Rae—dabble in design to give old furniture new life. Here, they craft pieces to fit every style—from charming country cottage to more industrial chic. From home to garden, bits and pieces abound in this kitschy-cute boutique specializing in repurposed furniture and home decor. 131 W. 10th St., Tracy (209) 830-0796, Owlboxvintage.com

West Valley Mall TRACY

Food and fashion fuse at West Valley Mall in Tracy. Shop for the entire family as you make your way through department stores like Sears and Target, and specialty boutiques like Unique World Gifts, Lids, Shirtique, and more. Grab a bite and wind down with a flick after your big day. WestValleyMall.com

Wine & Roses LODI

At Wine & Roses, nature reigns—from the organic products used inside the spa, to the natural setting (think tall trees surrounding the Central Valley oasis) that transport visitors to a land far, far away. A menu full or services take advantage of its surrounding elements to craft restful, customized experiences perfect for spoiling bridal parties, birthday girls, and more. 2505 W. Turner Rd., Lodi (209) 334-6988, WineRose.com

Zuesters STOCKTON

This sister-owned shop represents California style with affordable casual, surf, and active wear for, seriously, every age. Tanks, shorts, bathing suites, socks, hats, sandals and accessories from brands like RVCA, O’Neil, Billabong, Hurley, Lucy, and Sanuk will leave you looking cali-cool without breaking the bank. 363 N. Lincoln Ave., Stockton (209)9515581, Zuesters.com

SHOPPING CENTERS Park West Place STOCKTON

At Stockton’s Park West shopping center, the motto is “Shop happy. Live fully.” and that’s exactly what you should do! More than 50 retail stores and eateries within walking distance of each other give shoppers a one-stop approach to shopping without skimping. Stores include everything from Justice Just for Girls to Cost Plus World Market. ParkwestPlace.com

Sherwood Mall STOCKTON

Just across the street from Weber’s Town Mall, Sherwood mall is anchored by department stores like Macy’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods. In between, chain stores include some of the biggest names in retail. Go for a stroll past the shops on your own, invite your friends, or make it a family affair—there’s a little something for everyone here. SherwoodMall.com

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Stop by Stonecreek Village in Stockton to enjoy a fusion of your favorite shops and restaurants, all nestled within their open-air setting. Stroll through REI, J.Jill, Ann Taylor LOFT, Jos. A. Bank, Lane Bryant, Cacique, Gymboree, Regalo Bello, Charming Charlie, and others as you get your retail therapy fix. A day of shopping sure can make you work up an appetite, and with restaurants like Kyodia Sushi, Boudin SF, BJ’s, Rubio’s and Peet’s Coffe & Tea, you are in the perfect place to finish your night off right. Stonecreek kicks it up a notch with free events like Baby Boot Camp Stoller Fitness, multiple summer concerts, and a farmers market held every Tuesday. ShopStoneCreekVillage.com

Stop by the Shops at Orchard Valley for a pristine shopping experience. Enjoy a newly built movie theatre, hotel, and shops like Guess, Vans Outlet, Banana Republic, and Bass Pros Shop. Check in for new additions and growth! ThePromenadeShopsatOrchardValley.com

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Weberstown Mall STOCKTON

Weberstown.com Whether you enjoy shopping specialty retailers like Forever 21, American Eagle Outfitters, and Sephora, or prefer the comforts of department store such as Dillard’s and Sear’s, Weberstown Mall will not disappoint. In addition to rows of enticing storefronts, kid’s rides and fun events (like farmer’s markets) give the shopping destination more to offer.


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Stella Boutique offers a unique selection of designer clothing, jewelry, belts, handbags and accessories for women of all ages. Expanding to include Men’s Clothing, Accessories, Home Décor and Gifts this fall! We are excited to offer over 30 clothing and accessory lines including AG , Hudson, 7 For All Mankind, Free People, Michael Stars, Sanctuary , Velvet, Jen's Pirate Booty, Bailey 44, Fifteen Twenty, Project Social T.

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Windmill Cove Resort & Marina

Riding the waters of the main channel will lead you to Windmill Cove, where you’re welcome to step along the resort’s sandy beaches, play a few rounds of volleyball, or slip a ring along the horseshoe pits. Pull up a chair and enjoy a sandwich, salad, or burger at the restaurant. Need some shut eye? Reserve one of their cabins, pitch a tent, or park the camper. WindMillCove.com

River Point Landing Marina & Resort

Dock at one of River Point Landing’s many slips and rest well knowing that round-the-clock security is within reach during your stay. Enjoy the gated-community and easy access to March Lane, running directly into I-5. Ask about dry-storage options for storing your vessel over winter! RiverPointLanding.com

Paradise Point Marina

From rental options including pontoons and houseboats, and unique fishing opportunities just around the bend, Paradise Point Marina offers a little bit of something for every type of boater. Gear up at the tackle and bait store, grab a bite at the store, and hit the waters off 8 Mile Rd. SevenCrown.com

Delta Rental Center

Deals in rentals for days. Take your pick of paddle boards and kayaks, larger pedal, fishing, and patio boats. The Delta Rental Center is ready to set you up for a great weekend getaway on the water! DeltaRentalCenter.com

H20 Craft Rentals

Yamaha built for two? Maybe three? You read that right! Drop in to H2O Craft Rentals and speed through the corners of the Delta’s best river channels when warm weather arrives! H2ocraft.com

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Justin’s Scuba Time

Before you take a plunge into the Delta waters, take an hour or two to learn the ins and outs of safety in swimming! Justin’s Scuba Time has everything you’ll need for a great time scuba diving, and also offers classes in CPR or Red Cross Life Guard certification! JustinsScubaTime.com

Eagal Lakes

Eagal Lakes has got your back for fun all year long. Take a trip out to the San Joaquin River or canoe onto Bass Lake. Pitch a tent at one of many unique locations along the resort and try your hand at volley ball, disc golf, basketball, and more! Jog or bike through a stupendous array of trails and dive into the cool waters for which the Eagal Lakes is named! EagalLakes.com

LODI LAKE ACTIVITIES LODI

Lodi Lake is that perfect stop for those seeking water-filled adventures, but aren’t looking to leave town. Hit the beach and spend some time under the sun, or head over to Headwaters Kayak Shop to score an awesome half-day, daylong or weekend deal on a kayak or paddleboard rental. Lodi. gov

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Take the fun up a few more notches by visiting the lake during one of many annual events!

4TH OF JULY PANCAKE BREAKFAST Kiwanis of Lodi’s pancake breakfast event.

CALIFORNIA COASTAL CLEANUP Cleanup of Lodi Lake’s waters.

EASTER RUN & FUN AT LODI LAKE

Grab your basket and hit the waterside for an Easter egg hunt, fun run, and kids carnival day!

HEALTH & WELLNESS FAMILY FESTIVAL AT LODI LAKE

Family based event that provides the stats on staying fit, happy, and healthy.

LODI LAKE PADDLE FESTIVAL

Hosted by the Headwaters Kayak shop – Kayaking festival for all enthusiasts!

SUNSET SOCIAL PADDLE

Just a lovely stroll down the river, via kayak!

WOMBLE RUMBLE

Various races of different lengths which give proceeds to the Womble Rumble Track at Lodi High School for renovation.

ZINFEST

The wine filled event we all know and love in Lodi!

FOOD & FUN ALONG THE DELTA Step one: work up an appetite on the water. Step two: indulge in delicious Delta cuisine.

Boardwalk Grill at Discovery Bay

Sometimes, it pays to be picky. And that’s why everyone enjoys eating at Boardwalk Grill, whose menu options range from the mighty mammoth salads, to seafood entrees such as the Baja Fish Tacos and Bacon Wrapped Prawns. Go for a burger, some soup, or keep it simple with garlic fries. BoardwalkGrill.net 86

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Garlic Brothers

Grand Island Mansion

Brunch could never be better, than when it’s served on a platter at the Grand Island Mansion! Enjoy the historic ambiance as much as the meal, featuring champagne and a buffet variety of fresh, seasonal fruit, specialty salad, and artisan entrees. GrandIslandMasion. com

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From stone oven pizzas, to a full bar, and apps that were made to make your mouth water, Garlic Brothers features a menu that’s a little bit of something for everyone. Enjoy their outdoor patio that is perfect for Delta sunset viewing. GarlicBrothersOnline.com

Locke

Tour the charming town of Locke, a historical site built by and for the Chinese immigrants that developed the Delta into what we know it as today. Stroll through the boarding house, school, memorial park, and catch a bite at the local saloon or restaurants. LockeTown.com

Moore’s Riverboat Restaurant

Bob’s at the Marina

These guys know breakfast like we know a good story. Slide down an order of steak and eggs or hot cakes. Don’t forget to grab a few burgers for the proverbial road, either! The sourdough cheeseburger is to dine for. BobsattheMarina.com

Delta Bistro

Catching a Ports game or watching the fireworks? Saddle up next to the docks at University Plaza and enjoy some amazing entrees at Delta Bistro. Their Sunday brunch is a great way to kick off the morning before hitting the waves. UniversityPlazaWaterfrontHotel.com

Eat catfish while watching the catfish! Not only does Moore’s Riverboat Restaurant boast a boat built right into their bar, but when you eat outside you get the perfect view of the bundle of fish swimming in the Delta water below! Not to mention, their cocktails are pretty good, too. Facebook. com/MooresRiverBoat

NorCal Wakeboard Camp

Join NorCal Wakeboard Camp and learn how to take on the oncoming waves while tearing down the river channels. Rush up and into lively wakes as your instructor teaches you the finer points of balance and technique. NorCalWakeBoardCamps.com

Opportunity Cruises

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luncheons and dinners, featuring food from local restaurants, and enjoy front row seats from the water for upcoming firework shows! OpportunityCruises.com

Rosa’s at Tower Park

Take on ½ lb burgers, sammy’s aplenty, and maybe a Calzone or two during your visit with Rosa’s. Meals sizes always err on the larger side of life, so come with an empty stomach and maybe a friend or two! RosaAtTowerPark.com

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Sunset Sweets

Got a hankering for something that can satisfy that sweet-tooth? From Hawaiian-style shave ice, to sundaes, smoothies, and delectable brownies, Sunset Sweets is where it’s at for foodie enthusiasts. SunsetSweets.net

Stockton Sailing Club

There’s nothing like the open water and the wind in your sails! Learn the ropes with Stockton’s Sailing Club and join a team to try your hand at racing, specialty cruises, and enjoy a variety of unique events. StocktonSC.org

Stockton Rowing Club

Take to the oar with finesse while learning from the best! Stockton’s Rowing Club offers classes and opportunities to row both for enjoyment and competitions for those 13 and up. StocktonRowing.org

Wind Surfing & Water Sports

Hit the waters along Sherman Island and turn your sails to Delta Windsurf & Water Sports Company. Grab all you need in the latest gear, including standing paddleboards and kiteboards. DeltaWindsurf. com

Yogi Bear Jellystone Park

Whether you plan to sit pretty by the poolside, send the kids flying on the jumping pillow, pan for gems, or hit the court, there’s plenty in store for the whole family! Extend your stay via camper, specialty cabins, or pitch a tent and share some s’mores! TowerParkResort.com

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SUMMER Lodi Grape Festival

Enjoy food, live music and fun while showing your support for our LGBT community! Drop by the vendor booths or watch some amazing stage performances. StocktonPride. com

Reggae on the Delta

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Support and celebrate the agricultural success of San Joaquin! Catch a few carnival rides, dig in to a variety of vendor delicacies and browse the exhibits while listening to live music. GrapeFestival.com

Settle into a few hours of smooth reggae beats, rich conversation, and a menu of Caribbean dishes from the Breadfruit Tree Restaurant. BreadFruitTree.com

SJ International Film Festival

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Grab some popcorn and let that seat recline while you enjoy masterful works from veteran directors and rising filmmakers, hosted by the San Joaquin Film Society. Sjiff.com

StocktonCon STOCKTON

Check out local rising artists while exploring a wonderland of comics, anime and gaming. Trade specialty cards or purchase hard to find collectibles. StocktonCon.com

Taste of the Delta LODI

Grab a ticket and help yourself to incredible cuisine, a variety of wines and show your support for the California Delta Chambers! TasteofTheDelta.com

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Stockton Pride

Jewish Food Fair Take a tour of the sanctuary, listen to live music and enjoy munching on some traditional foods at this Temple Israel hosted event. TempleIsraelStockton.com

Juneteenth STOCKTON

Honor and celebrate those who helped to end slavery in our nation by joining in on the activities and lectures featured at this venue. VisitStockton.org

Delta Fusion STOCKTON

Learn the cultural tales of our region through storytelling like no other! Featuring giant puppets, masked performers, pageantry and more. DeltaFusionStockton.com

YEAR ROUND, THE CULTURAL MELTING POT THAT IS SAN JOAQUIN SHOWCASES ALL THAT IT HAS TO OFFER WITH A STEADY STREAM OF DIVERSE FAIRS AND FESTIVALS—AND WE WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT THEM ALL.

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Stockton Obon Bazaar STOCKTON

Emerge a little more enlightened after touring the Buddhist temple, sampling the many Japanese staples and taking in all the vendors and stage performances! StocktonBuddhistTemple.org

Family Day at the Park STOCKTON

Reach for every book you can and fill your day with the fun, literary activities this event provides! Featuring live music, interactive booths and more. FamilyDayatthePark.com

Greek Festival STOCKTON

Visit a little piece of the Mediterranean! Enjoy savory Greek dishes and music, listen to the choir performances and tour the halls of the church. GoSaintBasil.org

Lodi Cyclefest LODI

Pop on your helmet and press hard on the pedal to keep up with the competition! This biking event will deliver both good times and family friendly fun. Deltavelo.com

Lodi Bluegrass Festival LODI

Take in the unique melodies of each performer down by the lake where bluegrass music will intermingle with smiling faces and good fun. BlueGrassattheLake. com

FALL Manteca Pumpkin Fair MANTECA

Over 150 booths and pumpkin related revelries! Hosted by the Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis, explore the haunted house, carnival and enjoy each stage performance. MantecaPumpkinFair.org

Stocktoberfest STOCKTON

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Brubeck Festival STOCKTON

Rekindle your love for Jazz and honor the memory of Dave and Iola Brubeck. This festival features rich musical pieces, lectures and more. Pacific.edu

Diwali Celebration STOCKTON

Take part in India’s grandest holiday to enjoy traditional dances, live music and cultural delicacies. Hosted by the Indian Association of San Joaquin County. Iasjc.org

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Annual Safe Trick or Treat FAIRS & FESTIVALS

STOCKTON

Let your little ones follow the guided tours around University of the Pacific’s beautiful campus to collect candy! After, enjoy the carnival setting provided by the clubs and organizations of the school. Pacific.edu

Hmong New Year Celebration STOCKTON

Head out to the San Joaquin Fairgrounds and dive into the Hmong New Year cheer! Celebrate with traditional dishes, live music and more. LfcemPowerment.org

San Joaquin Potters Guild Fine Arts Festival STOCKTON

A ceramic showcasing like no other! Visit this free festival to talk to the artists and take in the different styles and interpretations of the craft. SanJoaquinPottersGuild.org

Sandhill Crane Festival LODI

Take one of many different tours across the Lodi region to discover the Sandhill Crane. Visit Hutchins Street Square for the artwork exhibits and other various presentations. CraneFestival.com

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Festival of Trees LODI

Feast your eyes on a holiday light show like no other! Enjoy over seven dozen decorated Christmas trees, exhibits and hands on crafts for the family! SanJoaquinHistory. org

Dell’Osso Farms Annual Pumpkin Maze LATHROP

Hit the corn maze and never look back! Take to the skies on the zip line, traverse the haunted castle and conquer the aerial ropes course. PumpkinMaze.com

Lighted Boat Parade

Trick-or-Treat on the Mile

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Watch lights dazzle across the waterway as boats of all sizes, covered in a variety of displays, float down the channel at the port of Stockton. VisitStockton.org

Bring your family out to the Mile and enjoy the shops while the kids don their costumes and do some trick-or-treating! StocktonMiracleMile.com

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Stockton Tamale Festival STOCKTON

Tour tamale paradise, each cooking demo and the custom car, boat and motorcycle show. Take on the carnival rides and dance along with live performances! Stocktontamalefestival.com

WINTER Delicato Vineyards Annual Arts Show MANTECA

Savor the rich bouquet of Delicato’s wines while


Zion Chamber Orchestra Festival STOCKTON

Join the Zion Lutheran Church for their three-concert performance of classical music. Free for all guests. ZlcStockton.org

LATHROP

Dell’Osso brings in the holiday cheer with Christmas trees and light shows, ice skating and pictures with Santa. Tube down the snow slope and catch the Express Train! HolidaysontheFarm.com

Lodi Home & Garden Show LODI

Get all the neat tips and tricks for your dream home in one vendor-packed place! Featuring the Lodi Food Truck Wars, an appetizing event all on its own! MetroExpositions.com

Robert T. McKee Student Art Exhibition

Lodi Parade of Lights

STOCKTON

Watch the street lanes of Lodi glow in the chilly evening air as a parade of vehicles, decked in holiday regalia and strung in lights of all colors, come rolling down the road. LodiChamber.com

Realize the potential of our younger artists at the Haggin Museum showcase! Students from kindergarten to 12th grade feature their artwork. Free admission. HagginMuseum.org

Dell’Osso Farms Annual Holidays on the Farm

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browsing the art gallery and cast your vote for your favorites! Each piece is up for sale and yours to take home. DfvWines. com

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Stockton Restaurant Week STOCKTON

Dive into this dine-out extravaganza by visiting your favorite participating food stops and sampling their specially designed menus! Support

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local restaurants and produce at great discounts. StocktonRestaurantWeek.com

Chinese New Year Celebration STOCKTON

This free event features an amazing parade, ornate folk dances and many varied performances. Enjoy Taiko drummers, singing, martial art demonstrations and more. StocktonCnyc.org

Ripon Almond Blossom Festival RIPON

Check out the vendors, carnival and live jams at Ripon’s Almond Blossom Festival. Hit the streets early to grab your seat along the city’s parade route! RiponChamber.org

Bob McMillen Memorial Fishing Tournament STOCKTON

Cast out your line in honor of Bob McMillen and reel in the biggest trout out on the waters at Oak Grove Park. SjParks.com

SPRING Orchid Festival STOCKTON

Enjoy the vibrant flower arrangements hosted by the San Joaquin Orchid Society. Learn how to maintain these beauties and purchase one of your own. SanJoaquinOrchidSociety.org

Crossroads Street Fair MANTECA

Food, fun and free admission! Visit the vendor stands, stop by the car show and take time to cruise over to the carnival. VisitManteca.org

Cambodian New Year STOCKTON

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and parking, this event is free for all! Dance the day away, dine on Cambodian delicacies and bring in the New Year! VisitStockton.org

Stockton Earth Day Festival STOCKTON

Show Mother Nature a little love by touring the exhibits, taking time for some yoga, and biking along in the parade! Wrap up the day at the Drum Circle closing! LiveGreenSanJoaquin.org

Lodi Street Fair LODI

Browse antiquities, hard to find collectibles and amazing hand crafted accessories while you chow down on good food and have yourself a great time. LodiChamber.com

Stockton Sikh Temple Parade STOCKTON

Take part in the festivities of the Sikh Temple and enjoy their annual parade, traditional foods and the many martial art demonstrations. StocktonGurdwarasahib.org

Cinco De Mayo STOCKTON

Listen to the Mariachi band, move your feet and gather around for good food and great entertainment! ElConcilio.org

Linden Cherry Festival LINDEN

There’s nothing sweeter than a freshly plucked cherry at this festival! Enjoy the many vendor booths, food and various live entertainers. LindenChamber. net

Lodi Annual Spring Art Show LODI

Lodi’s local artists present their skill in the plethora of paintings and other art forms for your springtime viewing experience. Hosted by the Lodi Community Art Center. LodiArtCenter.org

SUMMER Lodi Obon Festival LODI

Pull out your yukata and prepare for a sunny day of festivities! From dances you can join in on, to a variety of your favorite japanese foods and more, it’s an event you don’t want to miss! lodibuddhist.org

Micke Grove Zoo Zoom & 5K Fun Run

celebrate all that is great about craft brews. Learn how your beer is brewed, enjoy samplings and more! beerweek.com/stockton

Stockton Heat Season Begins STOCKTON

LODI

Take your little ones on an outing they won’t soon forget by grabbing your running shoes and jogging for a cause that helps their favorite animal friends! mgzoo. com

You know you love our boys on the ice, turning up the heat and melting the stadium right out from under them. Enjoy each themed hockey game. Our personal favorite? Teddybear Toss! stocktonheat.com

San Joaquin County Fair STOCKTON

It’s back and bringing in the crowds, my friends! The San Joaquin County Fair is chalk full of carnival rides, agricultural exhibits, and plenty of food for all! sanjoaquinfairgrounds.com

Summerfest LODI

Revel in a summer evening celebration with food, wine and music while helping to support the Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation. lmhfoundation.org

FALL Stockton Beer Week STOCKTON

Browse through local businesses as you

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SPRING Asparagus Festival STOCKTON

Asparagus is synonymous with our valley, and where do you go to get your grub on? You guessed it! Head on out to the festival that does those delicious stalks best! sanjoaquinasparagusfestival.net

Zinfest Wine Festival LODI

Let your worries slip down the river while exploring the taste of 200 different wine selections. Listen to live music and take home a commemorative wine bottle. zinfest.com

Lodi Wine & Food Festival LODI

Get your grape on and pick up some delectable apps, because with live music and vendors from across the region, you’re going to be doing nothing, but the hop and flop when you’re full! grapefestival. com

Walk & Run Against Hunger STOCKTON

Take a stand against hunger by taking a step forward with all your friends along a 5K or 10K route, jogging, racing or walking to your own pace. runagainsthunger.org

Port City Roller Girls Season Begins STOCKTON

WINTER

Watch our favorite gals whip around the aisle in a fast paced tangle of high speed knuckles, knees and roller blades! portcityrollergirls. com

Eagal Lakes Polar Plunge

CAPCA’s Ducky Derby STOCKTON

TRACY

Buy your quacker and prepare for a soothing race along the downtown water as each yellow ducky lazily glides across the finish line. With major prizes, of course! Enjoy booths, food and fun! nochildabuse.org

Join your friends and dozens of other fiery competitors for their first dip into the freezing waters of Eagal Lakes for their annual Polar Plunge! eagallakes.com

Wine & Chocolate Weekend LODI

Wrap your taste buds around over fifty wineries supplying live music, barrel tastings and, of course, the rich pairings of wine and chocolate! lodiwineandchocolate.com

Stockton Chinese New Year STOCKTON

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Lodi Grape Con LODI

Get ready for a day of fantastic superheroes, comics, video games and so much more! With cosplayers and contests to pass the time and plenty of art up for grabs, you’ll be ending the day wondering where your hours went. grapecitycon.com


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City Guide 2017  

A Guide for San Joaquin Newbies and Natives. Our annual guide packed with everything to do, see and play throughout the county.

City Guide 2017  

A Guide for San Joaquin Newbies and Natives. Our annual guide packed with everything to do, see and play throughout the county.