Looking for something to do on a weekend in the Lodi area? Beginning in spring and running nearly year-round, chances are there’s something happening in or around the city.
Lodi Spring Wine Show
March at Lodi Grape Festival. Music, food, wine seminars. 209-369-2771.
Stockton Asparagus Festival
April in Stockton. Celebrate asparagus at this annual event, enjoy music, crafts, food-eating contests and entertainment. 209-644-3755.
May at Lodi Lake. Cooking demos, live entertainment, wine seminars and wine games. 209-367-4727.
May at Linden Elementary School campus. Food, live entertainment and more. 209-547-3046.
Oakdale Chocolate Festival
May in Oakdale. Chocolate tasting, arts and crafts booths, food, entertainment and children’s activities. 209-847-2244.
Galt Strawberry Festival
May in Galt. Arts and crafts, strawberry products, fun run and live entertainment. 209-745-2529.
Sacramento Jazz Festival and Jubilee
May at various Sacramento locations include Old Sacramento. Regional and national jazz musicians convene at this annual event. Food vendors abound. 916-372-5277.
San Joaquin Fair
June in Stockton. Nightly live entertainment, horse racing, food and livestock exhibits. 209-466-5041.
June at the Buddhist Church of Lodi. Two-day event includes Japanese food, music, Taiko drums, bazaar and more. 209-368-5589.
California State Fair
July at Cal Expo in Sacramento. Weeks-long event featuring exhibits, food, rides, horse racing and entertainment. 916-263-3000.
Lodi Grape Festival and Harvest Fair
Second weekend in September. Food, rides, exhibits and live entertainment. 209-369-2771.
September at St. Basil Greek Orthodox Christian Church in Stockton. Greek cuisine and pastries, music, dancing and games. 209-478-7564.
Oktoberfests in Lodi and Galt
• American Legion Building in Lodi. German music, traditional dancers, bratwurst and chicken schnitzel, and beer, of course! 209-333-6709.
• Downtown Galt. Traditional German dancers, German beer, bratwurst, food and craft booths. 209-745-2529.
Our Lady of Fatima Celebration
Third weekend in October at 26500 N. Sacramento Blvd., Thornton. Parades, dancing, Catholic masses, food and bullfighting. 209-794-2661.
Sandhill Crane Festival
First weekend in November at various Lodi locations. Sight-seeing tours, bird watching and children’s activities. 800-541-6150.
Wine and Chocolate Weekend
Valentine’s Day weekend at wineries in and around Lodi. Wine tasting, food samples and contests. 209-367-4727.