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Things to do in and around Stockton this July

Independence Day fireworks over Downtown Stockton waterfront. Photo by Jonas Sung, courtesy of Visit Stockton.

If you are visiting University of the Pacific in July, save some time to explore the greater Stockton area. From Independence Day fireworks to baseball games, farmer’s markets and concerts on the waterfront, this month’s event calendar if full of fun and diverse celebrations.

Pacific’s Stockton Campus is in the heart of one of the most diverse cities in the nation. Established during the California gold rush and nestled in the heart of the California Delta, Stockton serves as an inland port for the Central Valley. Since its beginning, this port city has attracted entrepreneurs, adventurers and artists from around the world. Today, Stockton is known for its cultural festivals and diverse dining options. With its prime waterfront location, over 300 days of sunshine and state-of-the-art event facilities, it is also quickly becoming a sports tourism destination.

Celebrate Independence Day

  • July 3: Join the Stockton Ports baseball team for family fun during the game and stay for after-game fireworks at the Banner Island Ballpark on the waterfront.
  • July 3: The Barron Hilton Fireworks Display delights the community every year at Mandeville Tip County Park (near the King Island Marina Resort).
  • July 4: Stockton’s 4th of July Fest at the Weber Point Event Center starts with a parade at 10 a.m. followed by live entertainment, food trucks and family activities. The celebration culminates with a firework display over the downtown waterfront at around 9:30 p.m.

If you’re looking for sports and recreation

  • Baseball: Stockton Ports are a Minor League Baseball team of the California League and the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. They will play at the waterfront Banner Island Ballpark on July 1-3 and 12-17.
  • Car races and dirt trucks: Get an adrenaline kick at Stockton 99 Speedway.
  • Golf: From public to private, explore Stockton’s golf courses.
  • Kayaking or paddle boarding: If you’d like to explore California Delta from the water, several local businesses offer rentals.
  • Ice skating: Oak Park Ice Arena is the Valley’s premiere ice skating rink.
  • Exploring: Micke Grove Regional Park is the perfect place for a picnic on a lake or a leisurely stroll through a Japanese Garden. You can also visit the zoo, a mini amusement park or learn about regional history at San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum.

If you prefer arts and culture

If live entertainment is what you need

Check our local farmer’s markets and street fairs



Fridays & Saturdays



New events are always added to the Stockton event calendar. Go to the Visit Stockton website to learn more.

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