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Things to do in and around Stockton in September

Stockton is known for great waterfront venues where you can cool down from the valley heat and enjoy a meal, water sports or even a live music show. Photo courtesy of Visit Stockton.

Welcome to Stockton, one of the most diverse cities in the country! Since its beginnings in the days of California’s gold rush, the town has been a bustling center of commerce and culture. Stockton’s central location in the San Joaquin Valley paired with our waterfront setting and multiple event venues mean that there are always things to do off-campus.

This month, beat the heat on the water at one of the 20 regional marinas where you can rent kayaks and paddle boards or even watch a live music show. If you prefer to stay indoors, you can enjoy sport events at the Stockton Arena or kick back in a cushy seat at the Bob Hope Theatre while watching a live music or comedy show.

If you’re looking for sports and recreation

If you prefer arts, food and culture

  • San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum’s featured exhibit in September is “Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowers” showcasing vivid photography of Northern California plantsman and naturalist John Whittlesey. 
  • “Sci-Fi to Superheroes: The Art of Sideshow Collectibles” at the Haggin Museum features a selection of limited-edition fine art prints and three-dimensional figures representing characters from iconic brands such as DC, Marvel and Star Wars. On display through January.
  • Through Sept. 23: LH Horton Jr. Gallery at San Joaquin Delta College presents “Visions In Clay,” the largest exhibition of ceramic works in the San Joaquin Valley featuring 28 artists from around the country.
  • Sept. 10: Taco Truck Cook Off will be held at Hale Park in Lodi.
  • Sept. 10: Stockton Brew Fest featuring over 40 microbrewery beers from across California at the Weber Point Events Center (ages 21 and older).
  • Sept. 17: The Record’s Family Day at the Park is a free event for the community at Weber Point Event Center on the downtown waterfront.
  • Sept. 18: Bob Hope Theatre, a vintage movie palace, presents critically acclaimed movie “A League of Their Own” starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna and Lori Petty. 
  • Sept. 23: Fall Fiesta at the Children’s Museum of Stockton.
  • Sept. 25: Stockton Pride Festival at the Stockton Ballroom.

If live entertainment is what you need

  • On Tuesday evenings, head to the historic downtown waterfront for “Touch of Magic,” free concerts from the local favorites Latin Magic Band.
  • Through Sept. 25: Stockton Civic Theatre presents “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” a stage farce based on the popular 1988 film of the same title.
  • On Sept. 10, 11, 17 and 25, stop by boat or by car at Windmill Cove Resort and Marina for a live afternoon concert, snacks and cocktails on the Delta. 
  • Sept. 15: Country music lovers will not want to miss “Home Free: Road Sweet Road Tour” with a special guest Maggie Baugh at the iconic Bob Hope Theatre
  • Sept. 15: Award-winning acoustic quartet Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players will perform at the Haggin Museum.
  • Sept. 16: Stockton Symphony Orchestra performs “Tango with a Twist” at the beautiful grounds of Bokisch Vineyards, Lodi.
  • Sept. 17: Bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes to Oak Grove Regional Park for The Latin Soul Fest.
  • Sept. 20: “World Ballet Series, the Swan Lake” at the iconic Bob Hope Theatre
  • Sept. 23: The Killer Dueling Pianos are back at Lincoln Center.
  • Sept. 23: A night of comedy with Chris D’Elia at Bob Hope Theatre
  • Sept. 26: Guitarist Joe Satriani brings his Earth Tour 2022-2023 to the historic Bob Hope Theatre.
  • October 1: A Night of Broadway Music and Film at the Well Stockton.

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

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