Stockton Festivals & Shows

Stockton Festivals & ShowsThe people of Stockton always love a good party. In fact, because of the powerful combination of their geographical location and the seemingly endless sunshine, there is always a celebratory mood that seems to be synonymous with the city. And perhaps another reason why Stockton loves to embrace a special occasion is because there are so many of them on its busy calendar of festivals and annual events that are all too good to miss!

San Joaquin International Film Festival
Every January, talented film makers, directors, actors, both known and soon-to-be known, all make their way to the San Joaquin International Film Festival. This highly popular gathering offers guests a chance to see the various works of these highly creative visionaries. The event celebrates cultural appreciation and media through productions of documentary films as well as various other cinematic projects.

Web: www.sjiff.com

Wine and Chocolate Weekend
California is known for many things, but wine is perhaps one of the most famous. The fine products of area vineyards are brought together in a creative and delicious way with the Wine and Chocolate Weekend, scheduled close to Valentine's Day every February. The event takes place in Lodi Wine Country and guests enjoy the finest wines paired with the most decadent chocolate concoctions which add up to an experience that is as aromatic as it is delicious.

Phone: (209) 367-4727
Web: www.lodiwineandchocolate.com

Stockton Asparagus Festival
Every April, Stockton presents a very tasty celebration with the Stockton Asparagus Festival. The three-day multi-event has been held every year for the past 27 years, and continues to get more popular. Enjoy over 100 arts and crafts vendors as well as plenty of food and product vendors. This is the place where the world-famous Deep Fried Asparagus Eating Championship proudly takes place. This is the largest food festival in the Central Valley, and it also holds the distinction of being the state's largest charitable event.

Phone: (209) 644-3740
Web: www.asparagusfest.com

San Joaquin County Fair
With the arrival of June also comes the arrival of one of Northern California's premier county fairs, the San Joaquin County Fair. Everyone looks forward to this festival as it is five full days of fun, music, food and frivolity. A big-name concert is always the center point of the action, but the fair offers plenty of other great activities that include a carnival, a livestock show, plenty of fun and interactive exhibits.

Phone: (209) 466-5041
Web: www.sanjoaquinfair.com

Stocktoberfest
With the arrival of fall, revelers make it a point to take in Stocktoberfest. This is downtown Stockton's version of the very popular Oktoberfest. This festival draws large crowds who enjoy the authentic German food, traditional and local entertainment as well as plenty of beer!

Phone: (209) 464-5246
Web: www.downtownstockton.org