If you're in the market for antiques, crafts and food, Lodi's Street Faire is the place to go this Sunday. 10 square blocks in Downtown will be closed off and filled with booths for Lockeford sausage, antique rugs, retro dishware and antique treasures for the bi-annual event.
This year's Street Faire will include a Cinco de Mayo-themed section, a salsa-making competition and a "Green Avenue."
It is estimated that more than 30,000 will attend the Street Faire.
The faire runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free to attend. For more information, contact the Lodi Chamber of Commerce at 367-7840.
Taste the Consumer Wine Award Winners
Consumers have spoken, and now is your time to taste winning wines from the Consumer Wine Awards. On Friday, May 7, the Lodi-Tokay Rotary will host a wine tasting at Hutchins Street Square. Winners include Stama Winery, Michael David Winery, Jefferson Vineyards, Karly Wines, Watts Winery, Cleavage Creek Cellars, Debonne Vineyards, Charles Spenetta Winery, Mikami Vineyards, McConnell Estates Winery, Harney Lane Winery, Mokelumne Glen Vineyards and others.
Music will be provided by Bill Russell.
Tickets are $25 in advance ($30 at the door), and may be purchased from a Lodi-Tokay Rotary member. For information or tickets, call Kelly Brown at 329-7712.
First Friday Art Hop next week
One of Lodi's favorite events is the First Friday Art Hop in which local artists display their works at local venues, from cafes to gift stores.
This month, photographer Dale Walton will show his work at the Lodi Library, while Lou Bakalian will present his series of art with "Paintings & Collage" at Hutchins Street Square.
Participating venues include:
Scooters: 121 W. Elm St.
Hutchins Street Square: 125 S. Hutchins St.
Vision Flooring: 906 W. Lodi Ave.
Lodi Community Art Center: 1373 Lakewood Mall, Ham Lane.
McKinley's Frame Shop: 11 W. Pine St.
Lodi Public Library: 201 W. Locust St.
Dancing Fox: 203 S. School St.
Studio 20: 20 W. Elm St.
Mon Petit Chic: 330 W. Lodi Ave.
Java Stop: 321 S. Hutchins St.