9 Things to Do in Stockton, SJ This Weekend


The Record’s 25th Annual Family Day at the Park

The Record will be celebrating its 25th year of Family Day at the Park. The family event offers fun and educational activities for the community. Food, storytelling and published authors will be part of the fun event. There will also be a used book sale. Sparkles the Clown and Ravioli the Magician will also be present.

Cesar Chavez’ music department will perform all day on the main stage, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.

The mascot parade will begin at 10 a.m.; everyone is welcome to join in and walk alongside the mascots.

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday Sept. 17

Where: Weber Point, 221 N. Center St., Stockton

Admission: Free

Information: familydayatthepark.com

Learn more:25th Annual Record Family Day at the Park: Family Fun, Mascots and Activities

Anthony Di Somma from Stockton looks at a grape mural at the 2019 annual grape festival in Lodi.

Lodi Grape Festival and Harvest Fair

The 80th Lodi Grape Festival is back this year with four days of fun, food, carnival and more.

Special days:

  • Thursday, September 15: Family Value Day is free all day for ages 16 and under.
  • Friday September 16: “Free til’ 5 Day” offers free admission for all from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18: “Two for $2 until 2 p.m.” – Anyone who brings two cans of food will receive admission for only $2 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

When: 4-11 p.m. Thursday, September 15; 12 p.m.-12 a.m. Friday, September 16; 12 p.m.-12 a.m. Saturday, September 17; and from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday, September 18

Where: Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, 413 E. Lockeford St., Lodi

Admission: $10 adult, $6 youth (6-12 years old), free for 5 years old and under


Challenger PBR Series

The PBR Challenger Series will be in town this month with “thrilling” competition. The most intense bull riding can be found at the event.

When: 6-8 p.m. Saturday September 17

Where: Stockton Arena, 248 W. Fremont St., Stockton

Admission: starts at $15


Children’s night out at Stockton 99 Speedway

Kids Night at Stockton 99 Speedway will be loads of fun with a dunk tank, face paint, bouncy house and more.

During Kids Nights, models such as Bombers, Pro 4 Mods and Legends of Kearney Bowl can be found at 99 Speedway.

Activities for children will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with many games, prizes and raffles.

Pit doors open at 1 p.m., admission doors open at 5 p.m. and at 6 p.m. the races will begin.

When: 5-8 p.m. Saturday September 17

Where: The New Stockton 99 Circuit, 4105 N. Wilson Way, Stockton

Admission: $20 for 16 and over, $15 13-15, free for children 12 and under, $55 family package (2 adults and 2 children), $50 pass for all ages, free parking

Information: stockton99.com

San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Foundation Horse Patrol Unit Rib Kitchen

For the second year, preparation for the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Foundation Horse Patrol Ribs will begin on Saturday, September 17. Prep starts at 7 a.m. and dinner will start at 4 p.m.

Ribs will be provided during the competition for the competing teams.

There will be activities, raffle prizes, swag and a full day of ribs! All proceeds will benefit the Sheriff’s Office Mounted Unit.

When: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday Sept. 17

Where: Clements Buckaroos Rodeo Grounds, 19813 Rte 88, Clements

Admission: $25 on site or to take away

Information: visitstockton.org/events/sheriffs-foundation-annual-rib-cook-off

mid-autumn festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival or “Moon Festival” will take place on Saturday, September 17 from 12-4 p.m. in downtown Stockton at Chung Wah Lane.

There will be performances by Loreen Huey (opening speech), Vietnamese Lion Dance, Neil Nayyar Morodok, Khmer Performing Arts, Bahala Na Escrima, Tai Chi by Red Phoenix Rising Judy Hong and Vietnamese traditions told by Van Ha To-Cowell.

Keynote speakers are Val Acoba, Douglas Hsia and BE Boonsalat.

When: 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday September 17

Where: Chung Wah Lane, 144 Mun Kwok Lane, Stockton

Admission: Free


Live music at Windmill Cove

By land or boat, live music can be enjoyed this weekend at Windmill Cove. Saturday’s show will begin at 4 p.m., featuring Long Time, a tribute to The Band Boston. This is the band’s last concert of the year.

When: 4 p.m., September 17

Where: Windmill Cove, 7600 Windmill Cove Road, Stockton

Admission: Free

Information: facebook.com/windmillcovebar

“A League of Their Own” at the Bob Hope Theater with Friends of the Fox

Friends of Fox presents “A League of Their Own,” the fictionalized account of the real All-American Girls Professional Baseball League starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty and Rosie O’Donnell. As World War II threatened to shut down Major League Baseball, team owners formed four women’s teams. The Rockford Peaches can be seen working for the World Series.

Complimentary drinks and snacks and a post-movie tour of the theater are courtesy of Friends of the Fox. Dave Moreno will be on the Mighty Morton organ at 1 p.m. and master of ceremonies Matías Bombal will kick off the film at 2 p.m.

When: 1-5 p.m. Sunday, September 18

Where: Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton

Admission: $12 adults, $6 children 12 and under

Information: https://www.stocktonlive.com/events/detail/friends-of-the-fox-classic-movie-series-a-league-of-their-own

Concerts of the Friends of Chamber Music

The Friends of Chamber Music celebrate the 66th season of chamber music at the Faye Spanos Concert Hall.

Adaskin String Trio will perform this weekend on Sunday, September 18.

The trio have been performing for audiences since 1994 blending “classic masterpieces with unexpected treasures”.

The trio have toured the United States and Canada, performing in New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Toronto, among others.

When: 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, September 18

Where: Faye Spanos Concert at University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton

Admission: Single tickets: $25 general admission, $15 University of the Pacific faculty and staff, full-time students free with valid student ID, children with paying adult, $20 per person for groups of 10 or more

Season passes: $100 Adult, $70 Faculty of the Pacific and Delta, $60 First-Time Subscriber

Information: chambermusicfriends.org

Record reporter Angelaydet Rocha covers community news in Stockton and San Joaquin County. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @AngelaydetRocha. Support local news, subscribe to The Stockton Record at https://www.recordnet.com/subscribenow.


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