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CONTENTS

SAN JOAQUIN MAGAZINE’S 2016 CITY GUIDE

Departments 12 NEIGHBORHOODS

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

20 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.

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26 GETTING AROUND

Take a stroll through some of Lodi's Wineries to get you wine fix

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.

30 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.

34 CULTURE

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

42 SHOPPING

52 ADVENTURE

48 THE DELTA

56 GOLFING

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.

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.

Keep things interesting throughout the year and throughout San Joaquin with a variety of adrenaline pumping activities.

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.

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Catch the Stockton Heat in Action at the Stockton Arena

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ANNUAL EVENTS

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

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.


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Let us guide you   There is a lot I love about San Joaquin County, this publication, and my position as publisher, but undoubtedly one of the biggest perks of my job is the unique perspective it allows me.

If you’re not having fun you’re doing it wrong – Alex Bogusky

I sometimes feel in the middle of it all, covering San Joaquin County extensively from city to city. I have 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 I stumble upon 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 fifteen years ago. It’s both bigger and better.   Each year, new events take center stage. There is always something to see and do without leaving the comforts of home behind. Some of my favorite annual events—from the county fair to Zinfest—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.    It has become abundantly clear that there is too much good going on here to keep track of it all, which is why my team has decided to add a new annual publication to our heap. We present to you: the City Guide. An entire publication brimming with can’t-miss events, enviable attractions, and everything else that makes San Joaquin great. 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.   Grab a copy of WineDine209, the companion publication to this City Guide. Packed with everything there is on Restaurants, Wineries, Coffee Hot Spots, Treats and more. Together they make up everything you will ever need to Playing, Shopping, Sipping and Savoring in San Joaquin. We hope you enjoy the newest piece of our ever-growing collection, and that you allow it to take you on a new adventure. It’ll be worth it; we promise. See you next year,

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LAST THOUGHTS Did you know you could take the ACE to the BART and literally leave your car in San Joaquin to explore SF without the worry of a $75 parking ticket? (that is, when you can actually find a spot). This was news to me, even growing up here and in the East Bay Area. I know what I’ll be doing next weekend. As an annual guide, we’ve compiled a list of can’tmiss events to keep you busy throughout the year, arranged by season. Plan the rest of your summer, sweet fall, winter, and spring with ease. No reason to worry or obsess over FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) because we’ve got you in the loop. As the first City Guide of its kind in the area, there is no better time to release it! With all the growing and changing the Central Valley has experienced lately, it is a truly exciting time to launch this publication, and it will be inspiring to see how much next years edition grows as our home does as well. Big things are on the way, and we feel blessed to share them with you!


Its zest hits you by surprise. The profusion of sights, sounds, colors and smells wakens your senses to flavors and experiences you hadn’t expected. In this city strategically situated along the California Delta, the river flows out to the coast, cultures converge and the world comes together. Welcome to Stockton, a place filled with more diversity, passion and energy than many major metropolitan areas. To stock up on flavor visit: VISITSTOCKTON.ORG

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>STOCKTO Our beloved port-side city sits the throne of San Joaquin, providing our county a central hub for our ever growing communities across the region. Bringing in residents both old and new by car, boat and plane, it’s a sprawling metropolis amid an agricultural wonderland which provides locally grown produce to its residents, and nations worldwide.   You need only take a tour downtown to discover some of our city’s grandest gems. They shine brightest in historic buildings such as the Bob Hope Theatre, in museums like the Haggin, and spread out into nature’s generously donated Delta which connects our port to the rest of the nation and beyond. Yes, our city is unique in its splendor. And as we watch new business flock into its communities and breathe life back into its districts we are so lucky to be offered a glimpse into the future of one of our nation’s most magnificent municipalities.

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>RIPON Each year Ripon residents look to blooming almond trees as a sure sign of spring

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This charming community may be on the smaller side, but what Ripon lacks in size it makes up for in agricultural abundance and classic hometown qualities. Known by many locals as the “Almond Capital of the World”, Ripon has made its name in the orchards lining the city limits. Among those orchards are plenty of other crops Ripon has become synonymous with, including rows and rows of walnut trees and vineyards scaling back and alongside the Stanislaus River, the very river which acts as the divider between our county and the next. With the 99 Freeway trailing through its center, Ripon is perfect for folks looking for a tightly knit community where downtown shopping means meeting familiar faces at every corner. And speaking of downtown, 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.


>MANTECA Catch the latest movie at the AMC Showplace

Can't Miss! Hit Bass Pro Shops in Manteca before heading to the Delta

Known as the “Family City”, Manteca has welcomed its commuter residents with open arms and a constantly expanding base of beautiful homes alongside the agricultural expanses on the cusp of the city. Parked directly around the 120 and 99, Manteca boasts easy, 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. Its continued growth has brought in new and diverse businesses, such as the AMC Showplace, giving locals the perfect chance for a night on the town without the hassle of a long drive to other neighboring cities. Big League Dreams Sports Park showcases the passion behind the softball and baseball sport for local and upcoming teams across San Joaquin.

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>DOWNTOWN

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Rediscover Downtown Stockton, our own bustling metropolis, revitalized with the efforts of our city’s enthusiastic citizens! Take a tour through its streets to discover the multitude of murals that lead across back alleys and sprawling building walls, showcasing the rich artistic scene that has exploded through Stockton. Enjoy art galleries and live music along niche venues, all unique and all welcome to your arrival. The Stockton Arena hosts numerous events throughout the year, from pop stars and comedic icons, to our very own AHL team, the Stockton Heat. Just next door lies the Ports, our local baseball team. And beyond these gems is the Delta itself, with the main channel 16

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taking a turn right into our downtown!    Uncover tantalizing dining destinations, hangouts, and become a part of the whole that’s turning Stockton on its head and spinning it into the Port City it was always meant to be!

STOCKTON ARENA  StocktonLive.com 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.


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 RegMovies.com Enjoy all the latest and greatest in upcoming movies from the comfort of Regal’s padded seating, high quality atmosphere and heightened sound system! Pack your hands and arms full of popcorn and all the other commodities provided and grab one of the best rows in the house!

PORTSIDE FUN! CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF STOCKTON

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 ChildrensMuseumStockton.org Enjoy a parade of spectacular exhibits on every visit to the Children’s Museum, from police cars and fire trucks, to ambulance rides and more! Your kids can take a stroll through the miniature city, learning how it’s run and operated while gaining valuable insight on future careers!

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 Milb.com If you enjoy the Delta breeze strumming by your side during a game, you’re gonna love watching the Ports and their competition. Enjoy each and every game alongside snacks you can purchase at the ballpark.

STOCKTON MARINA  StocktonMarina.com With boat launching, wide berths and overhead fabric covers to protect your nautical vessel from the wear and tear of the sun, the Stockton Marina is both your entryway into the Delta and the landing-point for opportunity in our downtown district.

BOB HOPE THEATRE  StocktonLive.com Also known as the Fox, Bob Hope Theatre is one of Stockton’s proudest landmarks in the downtown district, renovated in previous years. It’s continued to act as a beacon in the revitalization process of our city, heralding both musical performances, comedians, and more. Grab a seat for a host of experiences continually unfolding throughout the year. Whether you’d like to take a step back in time, scanning the architectural history, or seek out the new designs of our latest and greatest talents, you’re always a front row guest.

THE MEXICAN HERITAGE CENTER  Facebook.com/mhcgallery 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 from Tuesday to Saturday from 12 to 5 PM and are more than ready to welcome anyone willing to take a step into their culture.

STOCKTON MEMORIAL CIVIC AUDITORIUM  StocktonCivicAuditorium.com For years, this building held its throne as one of the largest venues in Stockton, honoring the fallen soldiers of World War I. It’s arched design and intricacies have continually brought in guests for weddings, events and more. Although it has seen decades of wear, it still reigns as one of Stockton’s crown jewels.

WEBER POINT  StocktonGov.com When you want to showcase an event that’s reaching out to all the best parts of Stockton you go to Weber Point. This venue touches the water’s edge with a perfect view over the Stockton Marina. Enjoy a spectacular park with children’s playground, a vast parking lot to keep all your guests cozy and neatly contained near the venue and fabric shade performance area. Not to mention that amazing water feature shooting streams high into the air!

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>TRACY Widely known as the archway into the Central Valley, Tracy is the key community for those traveling to and from the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s no surprise, then, that Tracy was a fundamental town when first developing our county, having once been an important stop for trains passing through and on their way to the Bay. With plenty of stocked petroleum and freshly grown produce, Tracy fueled the local and further stretching regions in more ways than one. Today, Tracy showcases suburban families and a downtown that speaks of its incredible history. Iconic buildings such as the Grand still stand, providing newer generations with entertainment that has grown with its residents. 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.

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Cool! Enjoy locally grown goodness cultivated in your backyard. Pictured Del'Osso Family Farms brings you annual events like the Pumpkin Maze and Snow on the Farm.

>LATHROP One of our younger cities in San Joaquin, Lathrop has evolved into a balancing act of suburban residences, innovative industries, and agriculture. Its central location alongside Highway I-5 and the 120 make it a perfect stop for people looking for a quick bite to eat at one of the conveniently located fast food joints or welcoming restaurants just off freeway entrances. Lathrop’s historical roots in the county has spurred a city-based committee to assist in its development, spurring the town’s continued growth west of I-5, but also nursing the revitalization of some of its oldest districts to the east of the highway. This, in turn, has slowly kindled the flames of new business ventures for residents and visitors to enjoy.

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Travel down any lazily curving backroad on a sunny summer day and watch as suburbia falls away, revealing rich soils and stoic rows of hardened vines, grown by the families that make up the history that is Lodi’s award winning appellation. Lodi is a leading beacon for San Joaquin’s wine industry, heralding flavors and blends of various varietals that have made our corner of California a key stop for anyone roving up and down the state’s top tasting rooms. Among these vineyards is the town of Lodi itself, cultivating a comforting downtown for visitors and residents alike to enjoy, dusted with some of San Joaquin’s very best dining venues, specialty shops and boutiques.

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WINE TASTIN Ah, the Lodi Appellation. There’s few things we’d rather be doing in San Joaquin than holding a glass of our region’s best zinfandel and sipping the day, and our cares, away. But why stop at one varietal when our region holds the key to so many incredible blends? If you’re inclined to agree, than you’ll be delighted to peruse our choice wineries below.   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!

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.

VIAGGIO ESTATE & WINERY

 100 E. Taddei Rd., Acampo (209) 368-1378, ViaggioWinery.com 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.

BARSETTI VINEYARDS

 400 4th St., Ste. 150, Galt (209) 747-3861, BarsettiVineyards.com 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) 22

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METTLER WINERY

 7889 E. Harney Ln., Lodi (209) 3693045, MettlerWine.com While Cabernet Sauvignon may be their most popular offering, Mettler Family Vineyards creates a number of unique varietals such as Aglianico, Pinotage, and


HARNEY LANE WINERY

 9010 E. Harney Ln., Lodi (209) 365-1900, HarneyLane.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.

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MACCHIA  7099 E. Peltier Rd., Acampo (209) 333-2600, MacchiaWines.com 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” 2013 Barbera, a food-friendly wine brought to California by early Italian immigrants.

 15628 Alpine Rd. Lodi, (925) 784-0394 PrieWinery. com 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.

JESSIE’S GROVE

 1973 W. Turner Rd. Lodi, (209) 368-0880 JessiesGroveWinery.com With vines as old as 120-years covering 285 acres of premium grape-growing estate, staff at Jessie’s Grove is skilled at turning out bottles of flavorful wines on the West Turner Rd. vineyard, and staff pours sips of these specialties at the downtown Lodi tasting room. Among local favorites is the label’s Earth, Zin, & Fire, a pleasantly dry zinfandel livened by flavors of boysenberry and plum.

WEIBEL FAMILY VINEYARDS

 1 Winemaster Way, Ste. D Lodi, (209) 365-9463, Weibel.com 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.

ACQUIESCE WINERY

 22353 N. Tretheway Rd., Acampo, (209) 333-6102 AcquiesceVineyards.com Sue and Rodney Tipton own Acquiesce—the Lodi AVA’s only winery to brand itself as white-wine exclusive. The charming tasting room built in a 100-year-old barn that had fallen into disrepair—“The century old barn [now] has a colorful upbeat vibe,” Sue says—offers a casual backdrop for tastings Friday through Sunday, or visitors can simply grab a place under the shade sails and enjoy the view.

OAK FARM VINEYARDS

 23627 Devries Rd. Lodi, (209) 365-6565 OakFarmVineyards.com Oak Farm Vineyards, a vineyard and tasting room located on the original DeVries Estate in Lodi, has 400+ year-old oak trees, extensive lawns, and large patios punctuated by historical buildings. A 2014-built tasting room—a focal point of the estate—beckons for guests to come and indulge on handcrafted, smalllot, and single-vineyard varietals.

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DURST WINERY

 10173 E. Acampo Rd., Acampo (209)601-1413, DurstWinery.com A lush oasis on the Lodi Wine Trail, Durst Winery boasts firstclass 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.

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TRANSPORTATION

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.

STOCKTON AIRPORT

 FlyStockton.com For a small city, we’ve got a killer airport. Fly Allegiant non-stop to Las Vegas, Phoenix, and now, San Diego for a seriously low cost. Considered the “Bay Area’s Best Kept Secret,” Stockton Metropolitan Airport offers $10 per night, secure overnight parking, Enterprise rental cars and Yellow Cab, Uber and Lyft. Enjoy their grill and full bar, Subway restaurant and laptop and mobile phone charging stations and outlets while you await your flight. The best part besides the tons of cash you’ll save on your flight? The almost stressfree and line-free experience you’ll have as you make your way through security and to your gate.

SAN JOAQUIN REGIONAL TRANSIT DISTRICT  SanJoaquinRtd.com 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. Avoid the hassle of driving long distances in heavy traffic and instead take your travel

time to sleep or prepare for the day. Added bonus? You save wear and tear on your car and the environment.    Their metro routes operate in the Stockton Metropolitan area, while Intercity Fixed Routes connect Stockton with Lodi, Tracy, Manteca, Ripon and Lathrop. 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!

BART

 Bart.gov If you took our above advice and jumped on the Amtrak headed to Oakland’s Jack London Square—travel the city like a true San Franciscan as you jump on Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). With over 30 stations, the BART will take you where you want to go, whether it is Berkeley, or literally any downtown hot spot. No need to worry about parking, tickets, or towing, allowing you to fully enjoy all of the city’s magic and mayhem.

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ning roughly at 4:30 AM, with the last train leaving just before 8 AM) and four eastbound, afternoon routes. The ACE stops in Lathrop/Manteca, Tracy, Livermore, Pleasanton, Fremont, and Santa Clara and terminates at the San Jose Diridon Station, where connection can be made to Caltrain, Amtrak, and Santa Clara Transit. ACE currently operates only Monday through Friday, but plans to expand weekend offerings are in the works.   While on board, passengers have access to bathrooms, wifi, ACE Snack Cars, power receptacles, under seat storage, and bike tie downs. Each station offers parking, ticketing, and most work with city transportation for a seamless trip.

AMTRAK

 Amtrak.com/San-Joaquin-Train With two stations in Stockton and one in Lodi, choosing to travel the Amtrak is a breeze. It’s not only green and efficient, but also a comfortable and beautiful way to travel to Sacramento and Oakland. Thruway busses reach more than 90 destinations, including San Francisco and Santa Barbara, to name a few. 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. Traveling through some of the most spectacular scenery, sit back and enjoy the view as you comfortably zoom past mountains, rivers, and lakes.    The “San Joaquin” train runs multiple times daily between the Bay Area and Sacramento, to Bakersfield, where Amtrak Thruway busses connect travelers to Southern California destinations, and of course, Stockton, Modesto, Merced, Martinez, and Fresno.

MANTECA TRANSIT

 Ci.Manteca.ca.us 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.

LODI’S GRAPELINE

 Lodi.gov 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! 28

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TRACY TRANSIT

 Ci.Tracy.ca.us 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.

ALTAMONT CORRIDOR EXPRESS

 AceRail.com California’s newest commuter rail service, Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) takes Central Valley residents on quite a ride, using existing rails. A long time in the making, ACE now has stations in Stockton, Lathrop/ Manteca, and Tracy, among others outside of San Joaquin (Livermore, Pleasanton, Fremont, Santa Clara, and San Jose).    San Joaquin stations each offer four westbound departure times (begin-


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SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS

 SanJoaquinFairgrounds. com 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!

YMCA OF SAN JOAQUIN

 YmcaSjc.org 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!

PLAY TIME

Trust us, folks. Playtime is never over in our corner of the valley! And we’ve always got a bucket list that’s as vast as the various festivities, venues, and overall fun things to do in San Joaquin. Take, for example, the high speed chases that occur at the Stockton 99 Speedway, where your adrenaline is going for a ride with the driver! Or maybe you prefer the calming allure of the Japanese Gardens in the Micke Grove park grounds, where each stop is a retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.   Whether you’re seeking some thrills or just looking for a grand ol’ time, our guide has got your back!

BIG LEAGUE DREAMS

 Manteca.BigleagueDreams. com 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 crowd,s 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.

STOCKTON 99 SPEEDWAY  Stockton99.com Experience the roar of the engines and the screams of joy from fellow high speed thrillchasers as you and the kids watch the races at the Stockton 99 Speedway. Each

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action packed lap is another throw of dirt on the quarter mile track, providing plenty of drifts, swerves and epic stunts during your visit!

MICKE GROVE’S ANNUAL EVENTS Summer Father’s Day at the Zoo

Zoo Zoom 5K & Fun Run

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Kritters & Kids Golf Classic

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Mother’s Day at the Zoo Wild About Wine Zoo Camp MICKE GROVE ZOO

 MgZoo.com 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!

JAPANESE GARDENS

 SjParks.com 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

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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!

PIXIE WOODS

 StocktonGov.com 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.

LODI SKATE PARK

 Lodi.gov 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.

CURT PERNICE SKATE PARK

 CityofRipon.org 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.

PIXIE WOODS’ ANNUAL EVENTS

Summer Pixie Woods Wine Tasting

Christmas in July Walter Banks Kids Fishing Derby Father’s Day Celebration

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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 the carefully crafted corn maze without getting turned around, arranged into a new and impressive pattern each year!   When the chills of winter set in come back in December and enjoy Holidays on the Farm. Bringing to you all the joys of a snow day, experience high speeds while sliding down Snow Tube Mountain. Fly through the frigid winter air on the zip line and catch a glimpse of the farm like no one else! Enjoy some ice-skating along the rink and take a commemorative photo with Santa before picking out your Christmas tree. Wrap up your evening by touring the mile long holiday lighting displays from the comforts of your own car.

DELL’OSSO’S MAY 5K MUD RUN!

Looking for a little excitement before fall and winter? Bring a spare change of clothes and test your limits in the 5K Mud Run! Plow through each obstacle in your path while spectators cheer you on from the sidelines. Set a new best for yourself or take on the whole pack! Top runners receive a trophy and each competitor takes home a commemorative medal and T-Shirt. Those 21 and older will not only have the satisfaction of a job well done, but a free beer at the post race party in the beer garden awaits them!

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TRACY SKATE PARK  NorthwestSkater.com/tracy.html 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.

DELL’OSSO FARMS  PumpkinMaze.com 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

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LODI DOUBLE DIP GALLERY

 DoubleDipGallery.com 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!

LODI COMMUNITY ART CENTER

 LodiArtCenter.org 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!

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ARTS & GALLERIES DAVID JON FOSTER GALLERY

 DavidJonFosterart.com 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.

STOCKTON ART EXPRESSIONS OF SAN JOAQUIN

 ArtExpressions.org 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.

LH HORTON JR. GALLERY

 DeltaCollege.edu 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.

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REYNOLDS GALLERY OF UOP

 Pacific.edu 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.

ELSIE MAY GOODWIN ART GALLERY

 StocktonArtLeague.org The Stockton Art League has a real gem on their hands, providing our community with all shapes and sizes of artwork. From pottery and portraits, to jewelry and so much more, it’s only a trip down the Miracle Mile before you have a chance to take a peek inside.

MUSEUMS

There’s no question that San Joaquin has a rich history, but do you know what that history is? Lose yourself and all sense of time as you take a tour of the many museums, galleries and so much more spread out across our fair valley.

STOCKTON HAGGIN MUSEUM

 HagginMuseum.org 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!

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CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF STOCKTON  ChildrensMuseumStockton.org 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.

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STOCKTON CAMBODIAN BUDDHIST TEMPLE

 WatdhammararamBuddhist.org 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 Buddha, interpreted in the many ornately crafted statues across the temple.

THE MEXICAN HERITAGE CENTER

 Facebook.com/mhcgallery 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 from Tuesday to

Summer Summer of Science Camps Solar Day

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Edible Science Bugology WoW Museum’s Birthday

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Summer Critter Corral Farm Animals

Spring Legends of California

Fall Festival of Trees

Harvey Kessel Memorial Golf Tournament

Sparks in the Park Concert

HILL HOUSE MUSEUM

Learn with your little one at the San Joaquin Historical Museum Saturday from 12 to 5 PM and are more than ready to welcome anyone willing to take a step into their culture.

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WONDERS MUSEUM

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

THE SERPENTARIUM

 SnakeMuseum.com 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!

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 LodiHistory.org 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!

SAN JOAQUIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM

 SanjoaquinHistory.org 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.

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MANTECA MANTECA HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM

 MantecaMuseum.org 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.

THEATERS & VENUES There are many musical avenues to venture down in our Central Valley. Stop or check in with any of the below for high-quality shows and entertainers.

TRACY TRACY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

 TracyMuseum.org 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.

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STOCKTON SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION  StocktonSymphony.org 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.

STOCKTON ARENA

 StocktonLive.com 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.

STOCKTON CIVIC THEATRE

 SctLiveTheatre.com 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.

BOB HOPE THEATRE

 StocktonLive.com 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. 38

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UOP’S LONG THEATRE

 Pacific.edu/longtheatre 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.

STOCKTON EMPIRE THEATRE

 StocktonEmpireTheatre.com 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.

HUTCHINS STREET SQUARE

 HutchinsStreetSquare.com 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.

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DELTA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

 DeltaCollege.edu 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, with shows like Star Wars and More- the Music of John Williams, and The House of Blue Leaves. Support our local talent throughout the year!

STOCKTON CHORALE

 StocktonChorale.org With over six decades of experience beneath their belt, the Stockton Chorale has continued providing enrapturing songs to the community of San Joaquin. Their auditions have selected the top performers from our port city and its neighboring towns to provide ethereal songs for all to enjoy.

LINDEN COMMUNITY THEATRE OF LINDEN

 LindenTheare.com What was once a theatre built on the joy of acting for children has grown into a sensational organi-

PRESENTS:

Our 2016-2017 Season: Stage Right Youth Theatre

June 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 2016

July 1& 2, 2016

Directed by Martin Lehman

Directed by Val Acoba

July 28, 29, 30, 31, August 4, 5, 6, 7, 2016

January 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 2017

Don’t Dress for Dinner Directed by Mike Kiley

Directed by Richard Garvin

Season Passes Available! Only $60.00! (Season Passes apply only for our three mainstage shows, not the Youth Theatre presentation)

Box Office Phone Number: (209) 351-0193 (4pm - 6pm daily) For more information or to purchase tickets online, please visit:

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zation for members of all ages, exploring the thrill of acting and giving members in the audience, such as you and I, something to smile about for days to come. Enjoy the latest and greatest in entertainment!

Offering over 130 performances annually

THAT’S SHOWBIZ! THEATRE COMPANY

 ShowBizTheatre.org Bringing you back to the Miracle Mile time and time again for another showstopping performance is what these folks do best! Experience more than a few guffaws and a some well-worn wisdoms during the plays at That’s Showbiz!

Opera

Symphony Orchestra

Choral Ensembles

Chamber Music

Concert Band

Faculty Recitals

Jazz Symphonic Wind Ensemble

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Stockton, CA

209.946.2415

San Joaquin Delta College

Delta Center for the Arts Warren Atherton Auditorium

Housing 1456 plush seats, a 60' proscenium, orchestra shell and pit, this theatre presents a wide variety of large-scale productions and is home to the Stockton Symphony.

Tillie Lewis Theatre

Housing 393 seats, a 40' proscenium, orchestra pit and modern lighting system, this is an excellent venue for the performing arts, as well as lectures and ceremonies.

Alfred H. Muller Studio Theatre

The black box theater measures 2100 square feet and can be configured for staging theatre-in-the-round and the most intimate of performances, and offers up to 120 seats.

LH Horton JR Gallery

Art Exhibitions • Workshops • Arts Lectures (209) 954-5507 • http://gallery.deltacollege.edu DCA Box Office 5151 Pacific Avenue, Locke Center Tuesday-Friday 11:00A.M. - 6:00P.M. Saturday 11:00A.M. - 3:00P.M. Open 2 hours prior to show (209) 954-5110 • http://dca.deltacollege.edu

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GRAND THEATRE CENTERFOR THE ARTS

 AtTheGrand.org 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.


New Permanent Exhibition “Innovators in Agriculture”

STOCKTON CIVIC THEATRE presents

7 1a musical 7 6play

Directed by Kevin Costello Choreography by Jennifer Hargreaves Musical Direction by Jim Coleman

Cortopassi Family Foundation

conducting a live orchestra

San Joaquin County Historical Museum

Rated PG

JUNE 15 - JULY 10, 2016

18 acres in beautiful Micke Grove Regional Park

11793 N. Micke Grove Rd., Lodi 95240

2312 Rosemarie Lane | Stockton, CA 95207

Box Office

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Hours:

Tues. - Fri. 9 AM - 2 PM

www.SanJoaquinHistory.org

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209-331-2055

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art & HISTORY We are working on an exciting transformation!

Some of our art galleries will be closed until 2017, but we are still open for business! Stop by and visit our history collection, temporary exhibitions or check out our popular events! Visit our website for updates.

THE HAGGIN MUSEUM Saturdays-Sundays...12:00-5:00 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays...1:30-5:00 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays........1:30-9:00 p.m.

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 ShopStoneCreekVillage.com 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.

MIRACLE MILE  StocktonMiracleMile.com 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.

ping 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.

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DOWNTOWN TRACY

 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.

SHERWOOD MALL  SherwoodMall.com 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.

WEBERSTOWN MALL  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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local! From high end fashions to school uniforms and home décor, this shopping center is a one-stop-shop for the entire family. We encourage you to work up an appetite, as the center also houses some of Stockton’s most cherished restaurants!

BOUTIQUES & SPAS LOVELY GIRL MOBILE BOUTIQUE

 (209) 483-8910 or (209) 481-1447 Facebook.com/ LovelyGirlMobileBoutique A boutique that offers something for everyone is hard to find. Put it on wheels, offering a personalized shopping experience for any special event, and you’ve got Lovely Girl Mobile Boutique! 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 wedding, baby or bridal shower, or just a girls’ night, to the next level!

GARY J. LONG JEWELERS

 320 Lincoln Ctr., Stockton, (209) 477-6881 GJLongJewelers.com In search of the perfect piece to honor a milestone moment? Whether it is an engagement, anniversary, birthday or “just because,” the seemingly endless, unique inventory at Gary J. Long Jewelers is sure to wow any blushing recipient. As a member of the American Gem Society and the California Jewelers Association, founder Gary Long stocks his handpicked display cases with only the top designers and manufacturers in the field. Deeply involved in our community, Gary and his staff treat each customer like family. And as they say, “we always take care of family.”

FRENCH AT HEART HOME & GARDEN gifts, antiques, consignment, or swanky eats, your stroll down the quaint, tree-lined streets is sure to be prosperous.

THE PROMENADE SHOPS AT ORCHARD VALLEY  ThePromenadeShopsatOrchardValley.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!

WEST VALLEY MALL  WestValleyMall.com Food and fashion fuse at West Valley Mall in Tracy. Shop for the en tire 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.

 22 S. School St., Lodi (209) 333-3800 Nestled in downtown Lodi is a boutique gift shop like no other. Bursting at the seams with one-of-a-kind gifts, home décor, handmade local jewelry, and beauty products—the shop’s owner, Kay Claxton, keeps true to the name, with items hailing from her beloved country of France. Top off your unique shopping experience with a “we’ve been friends for years” type of customer service, as Kay assists, answers questions, and even beautifully wraps your gift purchases!

ZUESTERS

 363 N. Lincoln Ave., Stockton, (209)951-5581, Zuesters.com 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. Zuesters also specialize in school uniforms for grades K-12.

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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.

FLEET FEET

 277 Lincoln Cntr., Stockton, (209) 952-1446 Fleetfeetstockton.com 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.

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moods and social engagements. Want to spend a Saturday night inside? Their extensive stock of PJ Salvage designs has got you covered. How about a summer night out on the town? They’ve got sundresses, tanks, rompers, and more from brands like Mavi, BCGB, and Dex… just to name a few. Oh, looking for a hot new pair of undies?! Theadora is the place for that, too.

THEADORA

 270 Lincoln Ctr., Stockton, (209) 474-7407 This boutique boasts a seemingly infinite selection of fashions from loungewear to date night and PA N D and O Rall A things S T O(underneath) R E AT in between. From lace to flannel and fringe, Theadora has a plethora of looks covering each of your

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THE OWL BOX  131 W. 10th St., Tracy (209) 830-0796 OwlBoxVintage.com 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.

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 2009 Pacific Ave. 260 Lincoln Center, Stockton Stockton, (209) 323-2867 209.955.0715 • www.Denmark-Beads.com StocktoncaSpaService.com NOTHING BUNDT CAKES Whether you’re in search of a lit 128 Lincoln Cntr., Stockton tle alone time, or prefer to book (209) 957-2253 an afternoon filled with friends, NothingBundtCakes.com spa treatments are a great way This Lincoln Center bakery to unwind. The spa menu is burserves up delicious treats in geoning with tantalizing treatdrool-worthy flavors—from ments ready to relax you, and classic carrot (studded with Kharma staff places an emphasis chunks of pineapple and caron convenience so guests can rot) to delectable cinnamon book appointments after a hectic swirl (a dreamy yellow cake day (open until 8 PM Tuesday twirled with cinnamon and through Friday for massages, sugar). Grab a bite-sized bit facials, body wraps, and more). for the road with a marvelously

miniature bundtini (sold by the dozen), or go for broke with the whole damn cake.

CARATS  260 Lincoln Cntr., Stockton, (209) 955-0715 CaratsJewelery.com 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

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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.

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DANIGER FURNITURE  4 W. Lodi Ave., Lodi, (209) 368-0107, DanigerFurnitureLodi.com Curt and Susan Daniger are the masterminds behind the oldest family-owned furniture store in San Joaquin County (est. 1939). As third-generation owners, they are dedicated to maintaining the same level of quality and service customers have become accustomed to, while also offering an array of furniture tailored to fit every person’s space, lifestyle, and personal needs.

lieve stress, and boost healthy and beauty. Other treatments include massage, facials, and more.

DANZ JEWELERS

CHEESE CENTRAL

 220 S. School St., Lodi (209) 368-0424, DanzJewelers.com Out for a casual jog down School Street? Don’t be blinded by the brilliant sparkle coming from inside Danz Jewelers. Here, shoppers can browse the largest collection of diamonds in Lodi and take advantage of the shop’s opportunity to design custom pieces. From engagement rings to anniversary gifts, wedding sets to everyday jewelry, Danz has it all!

 11 N. School St., Lodi (209) 368-3033. CheeseCentralLodi.com. 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.

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WINE & ROSES

 117 W. Harding Way, Stockton (209) 915-0442, KathleenJennison.com 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. Let Kathleen take the reigns and turn your humdrum home into all kinds of fabulous.

 2505 W. Turner Rd. Lodi (209) 334-6988, WineRose.com 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.

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 6231 Pacific Ave., Stockton (209) 808-5241, LailasSpa.com Originating during the Greek and Roman empires, medical practitioners have long advocated for the health benefits of steam therapy. Take a step toward achieving overall wellness with Roman and Turkish baths that detoxify the body, rejuvenate skin, relax muscles, re-

 210 S. School St. Lodi, (209) 368-2200 NewandAgainOnline.com 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.

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PERFECT BALANCE DAY SPA  401 W. Pine St., Lodi, (209) 333-8117 PerfectBalanceDaySpa.com 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 After a recent expansion that opened The Hideaway—a tranquil, retreat reserved for facial, massage, and body services—followed by a remodel of the spa’s hair and nail salon, the full-service stop is better equipped than ever to meet your beauty needs.

STELLA BOUTIQUE  224 N. Ham Lane, Ste. 102, Lodi (209) 369-7231, Stella-Boutique.com 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.

SASSY PANTS CHILDREN’S BOUTIQUE  354 Lincoln Cntr., Stockton (209) 451-9775, ShopSassyPants.com At Sassy Pants Boutique, children (and their parents) 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.


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WINDMILL COVE RESORT & MARINA

 WindMillCove.com Have yourself a wild weekend when you wade into the waters at Windmill Cove! Whether you arrive by boat along Stockton’s shipping channel or the backroads off of Highway 4, you’ll be welcomed to step along the resort’s sandy beaches, play a few rounds of volleyball or to slip a ring around their horseshoe pits. Pull up a chair and enjoy Windmill Cove’s wide selection of sandwiches, salads and specialties up at the restaurant. Reserve one of their cozy cabins, pitch up a tent or park the camper to catch up on some sleep and to continue on your adventures tomorrow.

RIVER POINT LANDING MARINA & RESORT

 RiverPointLanding.com Boasting as “the premier recreation site on the California Delta”, River Point Landing holds true to its slogan when it comes to planning a picturesque visit to our water channels. Slide your boat straight into one of their many slips and rest well knowing that round-the-clock security is within reach during your stay. Their facility is located in a gated community that connects to March Lane, running directly into I-5 in Stockton. Looking for a storage solution to keep your vessel at the water’s edge? Ask about their dry-storage options!

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PARADISE POINT MARINA

 SevenCrown.com Your troubles are a thing of the past when you point the bow of your boat toward Paradise Point. Privy to some of the best fishing inlets on the Delta, this marina off of 8 Mile Rd. hosts its own boat launch, tackle and bait store while providing those with no vessel a variety of rental options. Take out one of their many houseboats or slip through those shallows with the help of their power, fishing or pontoon boats! When you’re ready for a little rest ease into the calming Caribbean mood at the Breadfruit Tree Restaurant, featuring culinary pieces representing the chef’s history on the southern islands.

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Realize what life’s all about when you slide into the Delta waters this season! Whether you’re making waves down the main channel or hitting each swell on your jet ski you’ll be enjoying those hearty summer rays and the restaurants at some of San Joaquin’s best resort rest-stops! Unwrap the joys of the Central Valley waterways this summer with San Joaquin Magazine!

DELTA RENTAL CENTER

 DeltaRentalCenter.com Want to get your feet wet without the hassle of buying a boat? Make the drive down to Sugar Barge Marina & Resort and set your sights on a variety of vessels! From stand-up paddleboards and kayaks to larger pedal, fishing, and patio boats, the Delta Rental Center is ready to set you up for a great weekend getaway on the water!

H20 CRAFT RENTALS

 H2ocraft.com Race through the rough channel waves with your Jet Ski from H2o Craft Rentals! Ready and awaiting your call, these experts in the boating field will have you dipping your toes in the water on one of their Yamahas, built to carry you and two other companions. Visit their website today and reserve your ride on the river!

NORCAL WAKEBOARD CAMP  NorCalWakeBoardCamps.com Journey a little west of San Joaquin County down Highway 4 and you’ll be racing right into one of the best wakeboarding regions in the Delta waters. Join

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Enjoy the lake the socialite way, and take part in these awesome annual events! 4TH OF JULY PANCAKE BREAKFAST Kiwanis of Lodi’s pancake breakfast event

CALIFORNIA COASTAL CLEANUP

Cleanup of Lodi’s lake 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 hoping to provide information to people 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

LODI LAKE ACTIVITIES

 Lodi.gov If you’re looking for adventure, but you’re not yet ready to hit the deep waters of the Delta, why not go for a swim along the shores of Lodi Lake? With a small sandy beach for the kids to splash around, and plenty of land to find the perfect fishing spot, the fun is practically endless! But wait. We haven’t even gotten our feet wet! Head on over to Headwaters Kayak Shop if you really want to see the majesty that is our local lake. With your kayak, paddle boat or other aquatic device in tow, you can slip through the current with ease, enjoying the wildlife as it soars across the treelines nearby or pushes through the water with fin, webbed fingers or four paws.

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NorCal Wakeboard Camps as they teach you how to take on the oncoming waves while you’re tearing down the river channels. Rush up and into lively wakes as your instructor teaches you the finer points of balance and technique. Though centrally located in Discovery Bay, Norcal Wakeboard Camp goes where the Delta waters flow.

WIND SURFING & WATER SPORTS

 DeltaWindsurf.com Wind Surfers know where to turn their sails when they’re on their way to breezy waters! Glide on in to Sherman Island and find fast friends, good fun and the Delta Windsurf & Water Sports Company. Located off of Highway 160, these professionals can supply all your water sport needs. Spice things up a bit and surf the river’s current with their standing paddleboards and kiteboards. With the blowing brunt of the bay at your back you’ll be ready for the flight of a lifetime!

DELTA FISHING HOLES VARIOUS LOCATIONS ALONG THE WATERWAYS.

 CaliforniaDelta.org The Central Valley’s waterways are rife with fishing opportunity! Frank’s Tract, a flooded island between False River and Bethel Island, fosters fly-fishing for stripers. This area is also great for crappie and bluegill. Whites Slough, off of 8 Mile Road in the Lodi region, hosts a variety of aquatic catches, but is known most prominently for its trophy bass. Take some time to toss out a lure and troll down a few of the merging waterways from Stockton’s shipping channel and check those nibbles on your fishing pole!

AQUATIC DREAMS SCUBA

 AquaticDreams.com With so many wonderful opportunities to explore the waterways and channels around San Joaquin County, how can you not learn a thing or two about safety, swimming and the opportunity for scuba diving? Aquatic Dreams Scuba can assist with all three! Try out their snorkeling gear or go for your certified scuba training! Learn your way around CPR or get your certification for Red Cross Life Guard! If you’re just looking for a good time try their pool party packages on for size and make the event you’re hosting a memorable one!


EAGAL LAKES  EagalLakes.com When it comes to yearround fun in all its splendor, Eagal Lakes in Tracy has you covered. Members can catch up on their fishing down by the San Joaquin River or take out a canoe onto Bass Lake. Campers are free to pitch up a tent in one of many various locations around the resort and enjoy a few s’mores by bonfire. Stop on by the beach volleyball, disc golf, or basketball court and test your mettle against the competition! Jog or bike on through the many trails Eagal Lakes has prepared and then dive into some calm waters for a quick cool-down! Host your next function for fond memories or try out their waterside lessons for more fun!

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STOCKTON MARINA

 StocktonMarina.com With the Delta as your lane into downtown Stockton, why would you ever bother shoving your car into some cramped, compact parking lot somewhere streetside? If you’re in our port city for an event, riding the waves is the only way to travel. Enjoy the many berthing docks located alongside the Downtown Stockton Marina and avoid any unnecessary traffic jams or parking tickets!

TIKI LAGUN MARINA

 TikiMarina.com It’s no surprise that, when it’s time to party on the Delta channel, the river revelers end up here. Tiki Lagun Marina hosts a plethora of docks, both wooden and cement, and provides easy access to fuel, dock launching and a store for picking up snacks or putting in an order at the kitchen.

TOWER PARK MARINA  TowerParkResort.com Hitch a ride down Highway 12 and don’t miss your exit, because Tower Park boats everything a Delta afficianado could ever enjoy. With parties on the docks and in the bar and restaurant, boat rentals, repairs and, of course, a launching station, plus a general store for just about anything you’d generally want to pick up during your stay, it’s a haven just waiting for warm weather.

VILLAGE WEST MARINA  VillageWestMarina.com Just outside the main channel lies as sparkling jewel along the waterways. Village West Marina is home to 650 covered berths and 50 open slips, perfect for long or short term stays. With Garlic Brothers and Bobs at the Marina just a hike from your dock, your stay can be satisfying for both fishing and a full belly!

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STOCKTON CQB CITY

 CqbCity.com 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 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.

SKY ZONE

 Skyzone.com/Stockton 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.

ADVENTURE

Feeling fidgety from all that fresh air creeping in under your door? Tired of all the movie marathon madness and mind-rotting reruns you’ve had to endure from the comforts of your couch? It’s high time you step out into the sun and remember what San Joaquin really has in store for you! Read on and let us be your guide as you tour what epic escapades await you this sensational summer.

ZAPS ZONE

 ZapsZone.com 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.

OAK PARK ICE ARENA

 OakParkIceArena.com 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.

LTF ADVENTURES

 LtfAdventures.com 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 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!

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 ParachuteCenter.com 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 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!

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 SpreckelsParkBmx.com 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!

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GOLFING

 StocktonGolfCc.com (209) 466-4313 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.

DRY CREEK RANCH GOLF CLUB

 Dcrgc.com, (209) 745-2330 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 and located in Galt. 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.

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LOCKEFORD SPRINGS GOLF COURSE

 LockefordSprings.com (209) 333-6275 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!

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 ReserveatSpanosPark. com, (209) 477-4653 With Mt. Diablo as its backdrop, this renowned linksstyle 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.

MICKE GROVE GOLF LINKS

 MickeGrove.com, (209) 369-4410 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.

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SWENSON PARK GOLF COURSE  StocktonGolfCourses.com (209) 937-7360 Sprinkled with 200-year-old oak trees are both an 18hole 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.

VAN BUSKIRK PARK  StocktonGolfCourses.com (209) 937-7357 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.

ELKHORN GOLF CLUB

 ElkHornGC.com, (209) 474-3900 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.

OAKMOORE GOLF COURSE  OakMooreGolfCourse.com, (209) 943-1983 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.

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 Milb.com 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.

DELTA COLLEGE MUSTANGS

 DeltaCollege.edu 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.

STOCKTON HEAT

 StocktonHeat.com 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.

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PACIFIC TIGERS’ MEN’S BASKETBALL

 PacificTigers.com Catch a quality college basketball game at the Alex G. Spanos Center in support of University of the Pacific’s Men’s Basketball. As an NCAA Division I member and part of the west coast conference, 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.

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PORT CITY ROLLER GIRLS

 PortCityRollerGirls.com 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!

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SUMMER LODI GRAPE FESTIVAL

 GrapeFestival.com, Lodi 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.

SJ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  SjIff.com, Stockton 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.

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

EVENTS

When the seasons change in the Central Valley so does the venue, but with San Joaquin Magazine’s assistance you’ll never be left out of the loop! Keep our handy go-to guide close throughout the year and never miss out on a single annual event!

Each year residents enjoy the annual, ever-ggrowing StocktonCon

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

JEWISH FOOD FAIR  TempleIsraelStockton.com Stockton Take a tour of the sanctuary, listen to live music and enjoy munching on some traditional foods at this Temple Israel hosted event.

JUNETEENTH  VisitStockton.org, 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.

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

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

STOCKTON PRIDE  StocktonPride.com, Stockton 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.

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STOCKTON OBON BAZAAR  StocktonBuddhistTemple. org, 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!

FAMILY DAY AT THE PARK  FamilyDayatthePark.com, 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.

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EVENTS

LODI BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Good fun!

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

GREEK FESTIVAL  GoSaintBasil.org, 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.

LODI CYCLEFEST  Deltavelo.com, 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.

LODI OBON FESTIVAL

 LodiBuddhist.org, 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!

MICKE GROVE ZOO ZOOM & 5K FUN RUN

 MgZoo.com, 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!

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY FAIR

 SanJoaquinFairgrounds.com, 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!

WOODBRIDGE WINERY SUMMERFEST

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

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

STOCKTOBERFEST  DowntownStockton.org, Stockton Jump into a dynamic venue of German food, booze and fun! Stockton’s own Oktoberfest will feature keg lifts, stein holding competitions, and various downtown entertainment!


OUTDOOR CONCERT

OUR FACTORY TOUR JUST GOT SWEETER.

SERIES Enjoy some music along the parks and courtyards of San Joaquin! Stone Creek Village Concert Series Concerts in the Park at Victory Park

• See how candy is made on our free self-guided factory tour

Windmill Cove Summer Concert Series Stockton Summer Jazz Series at McLeod Park

• Experience fun new interactive and sensory exhibits

Jazz in the Courtyard at University Plaza Waterfront Hotel

• Dine in our café, and shop an incredible selection of Jelly Belly merchandise in our gift store

Free Music in the Park at Hutchins Street Square

• Enjoy free candy samples

BRUBECK FESTIVAL

DIWALI CELEBRATION

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

 Iasjc.org, 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.

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SAN JOAQUIN POTTERS GUILD FINE ARTS FESTIVAL

 StocktonMagnificent.com, Stockton Show your love for the heart of the Central Valley by checking out local artists and performers, visiting the historic showcases and nonprofit and community booths.

 SanJoaquinPottersGuild.org, 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.

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

STOCKTON TAMALE FESTIVAL  StocktonTamaleFestival.com, 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!

SIP SAVOR LODI  SipSavorLodi.com, Lodi Tour the wine cellars of the Lodi region, enjoy dinner and take part in the grand tasting during this three-day harvest season event!

STOCKTON BEER WEEK  BeerWeek.com/stockton, Stockton Browse through local businesses as you celebrate all that is great about craft brews. Learn how your beer is brewed, enjoy samplings and more!

WALK & RUN AGAINST HUNGER  RunAgainstHunger.org, 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.

SANDHILL CRANE FESTIVAL  CraneFestival.com, 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.

DELL’OSSO FARMS ANNUAL PUMPKIN MAZE  PumpkinMaze.com, 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.

TRICK-OR-TREAT ON THE MILE  VisitStockton.org, Stockton 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.

 StocktonMiracleMile.com, Stockton Bring your family out to the Mile and enjoy the shops while the kids don their costumes and do some trick-ortreating!

FESTIVAL OF TREES

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LIGHTED BOAT PARADE

 SanJoaquinHistory.org, 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!

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 Pacific.edu, 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.


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WINTER DELICATO VINEYARDS ANNUAL ARTS SHOW  DfvWines.com, Manteca 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.

ZION CHAMBER ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL  ZlcStockton.org, Stockton Join the Zion Lutheran Church for their three-concert performance of classical music. Free for all guests.

ROBERT T. MCKEE STUDENT ART EXHIBITION  HagginMuseum.org, Stockton Realize the potential of our younger artists at the Haggin Museum showcase! Students from kindergarten to 12th grade feature their artwork. Free admission.

DELL’OSSO FARMS ANNUAL HOLIDAYS ON THE FARM  HolidaysontheFarm.com, 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!

LODI HOME & GARDEN SHOW  MetroExpositions.com, 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!

LODI PARADE OF LIGHTS  LodiChamber.com, Lodi 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.

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EVENTS

EAGAL LAKES POLAR PLUNGE

 EagalLakes.com, Tracy 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!

WINE & CHOCOLATE WEEKEND

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

STOCKTON CHINESE NEW YEAR

 StocktonCnyc.com, Stockton From the street parade and the food, and astounding dances by Stockton’s best performers, this will be among your most favorite ways of bringing in the new year!

LODI GRAPE CON

 GrapeCityCon.com, 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.

STOCKTON RESTAURANT WEEK  StocktonRestaurantWeek. com, Stockton Dive into this dine-out extravaganza by visiting your favorite participating food stops and sampling their specially designed menus! Support local restaurants and produce at great discounts.

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION  StocktonCnyc.org, Stockton This free event features an amazing parade, ornate folk dances and many varied performances. Enjoy Taiko drummers, singing, martial art demonstrations and more. 70

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Eat Green! RIPON ALMOND BLOSSOM FESTIVAL  RiponChamber.org, 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!

BOB MCMILLEN MEMORIAL FISHING TOURNAMENT  SjParks.com, Stockton Cast out your line in honor of Bob McMillen and reel in the biggest trout out on the waters at Oak Grove Park.

SPRING ORCHID FESTIVAL

 SanJoaquinOrchidSociety.org, 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.

GREAT STOCKTON ASPARAGUS DINE-OUT  DineoutStockton.com, Stockton Local restaurants take on locally grown asparagus for a month of mouth-watering bliss! Enjoy uniquely crafted cuisine before the season runs out!

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Fiesta Mexicana!

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

ASPARAGUS FESTIVAL  SanJoaquinAsparagusFestival. net, 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!

ZINFEST WINE FESTIVAL

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

Port City Roller Girls

LODI WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL  GrapeFestival.com, 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!

CAMBODIAN NEW YEAR  VisitStockton.org, Stockton Forget about admission and parking, this event is free for all! Dance the day away, dine on Cambodian delicacies and bring in the New Year!

FESTA ITALIANA  Festa-italiana.com, Stockton Find your favorite Italian foods, with live music and entertainment! Each booth is filled with every nicknack you could ever need to fill your Italian-loving heart!

STOCKTON EARTH DAY FESTIVAL  LiveGreenSanJoaquin.org, 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!

CAPCA’S DUCKY DERBY

LODI STREET FAIR  LodiChamber.com, 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.

STOCKTON SIKH TEMPLE PARADE  StocktonGurdwarasahib.org, Stockton Take part in the festivities of the Sikh Temple and enjoy their annual parade, traditional foods and the many martial art demonstrations. 72

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 Zinfest.com, 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.

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

LODI ANNUAL SPRING ART SHOW  LodiArtCenter.org, 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.

 NoChildAbuse.org, Stockton 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!


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