June 8-13, Northern California Events and Festivals

Stockton – Wednesday June 9, 2010 at 6pm-8pm – Concert in the Park

Northern California community events, concerts in the parkSpend an evening in the park with your favorite person, a picnic supper, and some great music as the Concert in the Park series continues for the 57th year! The City of Stockton Community Services Department presents the annual series in partnership with the Stockton Musician’s Association. The FREE summer concerts are held in conjunction with the Music Industry Music Performance Trust, Stockton Musician’s Association, and co-sponsored by various businesses and community organizations. Located at Victory Park, Pershing and Argonne, Stockton

Oakdale – Thursday, June 10, 2010 – Farmer’s Market

New produce vendors this year include Windy Hill Farms of Waterford and Hickman Chicks. A number of community groups will once again have displays, and other businesses will also have booths with their goods. Another first time offering will include artists displaying their work at the market. And entertainment will be featured each week.

Lodi – Thursday, June 10, 2010 – Farmer’s Market

Downtown Lodi – School Street – Time: 5 p.m. The Downtown Certified Farmers Market is the family friendly market held every Thursday evening beginning in June throughout the end of September. Over 25 certified farmers offer an array of fresh produce, wine and flowers. 50 homemade and commercial arts and craft vendors line the streets of downtown attracting over 5,000 attendees each week. An upscale beer and wine garden which showcases local breweries and wineries is located adjacent from the entertainment stage.

Dixon – Thursday, June 10, 2010 – Farmers Market

Farmers Markets in Northern CaliforniaCelebrate the Bounty! The Downtown Dixon Business Association with the help of the City of Dixon brings the Pacific Coast Certified Organic Farmer’s Market to downtown every Thursday starting Thursday, May 20 through mid-September 2010, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Women’s Improvement Club Park next to the Dixon Public Library on the corner of North First and East C Streets.

Modesto – Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 8:00pm-10:00pm– Concert in the Park

Every Thursday evening beginning in June join Moband for Concert in the Park at Graceada park. Come early and bring your picnic dinner, lay out your blankets and enjoy the music. Concerts are June 10-July 15. For more information visit www.modestoband.org .

Stockton – Thursdays & Sundays at 8am-1pm – San Joaquin Certified Farmers Market

Located at 4994 Claremont Avenue, Stockton, CA. We are proud to announce the opening of our San Joaquin Certified Farmers’ Market. SJCFM will bring to the San Joaquin Valley a large variety of fresh fruits and vegetables! Certified growers will be providing plenty of produce to fulfill everyone’s needs and desires, fresh from their fields. Come to the Farmers Market and enjoy the large variety of fresh produce!

Clovis –Friday, June 11, 2010 at 5:30-9:00pm – Farmer’s Market

Friday Night Farmer’s Market is in full swing in the heart of Old Town Clovis. Sample fresh, delicious fruits and vegetables, grown here in the nation’s finest agricultural region, each in the peak of season!

Sacramento – Friday, June 11, 2010 at 8am-12noon – Play Golf America Day

FREE event located at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex, 3645 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento. If you’re looking for an excuse to take up the game of golf or return to the game, the free Play Golf America Day at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex will fit you to a tee! This fun-filled Play Golf America Day will offer free instruction by PGA and LPGA professionals from throughout Northern California, in addition to a special clinic conducted by Sacramento PGA TOUR Professional Kevin Sutherland. For beginners or to take off some of the winter rust for returning players, these free lessons will get you going in the right direction.

Sacramento – Fri-Sun, June 11-13, 2010 at 9am-7pm & (Sun)10am-5pm – Horse Expo

Come and enjoy the largest and most comprehensive equestrian exposition in North America!!! –Magnificent 7 All-Around Stock Horse Championship –Equestrian Extravaganza–Art Show–Young Rider Park–Trial Symposium–Driving Derby–Horse Sale–Breed Showcase–And More…at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, CA. 1 Day Ticket- $18; 3 Day Pass- $45; Kids ages 7-13- $5; Kids ages 6 and under- FREE

Stockton – Friday, June 11, 2010 at 7:05pm-10pm – Baseball, StocktonPorts are in a Tripleheader with the Modesto Nuts.

Baseball in Northern California, Stockton PortsFriday giveaway: Who can resist anything cute ‘n’ cuddly? Certainly not the Ports. The first 1,000 Ports fans will receive a Webkinz stuffed elephant. Saturday: Post-Game Fireworks, Bike & Car Show, and Girl Scout Night
Fans can enjoy a Bike & Car Show at the ballpark. Cars will be in the parking lot prior to the game, and fans can enjoy an on-field motorcycle parade. Area Girl Scouts can enjoy camping in the outfield after the game. Stick around to see the Downtown Stockton skyline illuminated by post-game fireworks! Contact: info@stocktonports.com
(209) 644-1900

Modesto – Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 7pm – Graffiti Classic Car Parade

The Classic car parade will be downtown starting at 7 pm. This is FREE to the public, join us for classic cars, live music and 50’s fun! If you would like to register your car to be in the parade please contact the North Modesto Kiwanis at www.nothmodestokiwanis.org , or phone (888) 746-9763 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (888) 746-9763      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Modesto – Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 8pm – Summer Graffiti – Beach Party

Beach Boys, Graffiti Summer Concert, Northern CaliforniaCelebrating Modesto’s “Graffiti Summer,” it’s a spectacular show full of music from the heyday of 1960’s surf rock. Dean Torrence and his Surf City All Star band perform original Jan & Dean hits including Surf City, Dead Man’s Curve and Little Old Lady From Pasadena, while Grammy-nominated surf band Papa Doo Run Run (made up of former Beach Boys members) performs the great Beach Boys tunes such as Surfin Safari, Little Deuce Coupe, Good Vibrations, as well as their own hit songs, including Be True to Your School, from two Gold-certified albums. Tickets $29-65, Call (209)338-2100.

Modesto – Sat-Sun, June 12-13 at 9am-3pm – American Graffiti Car Show & Festival

The 2010 American Graffiti Car show and festival will again be held on the weekend prior to Father’s Day. The parade will be downtown Friday evening at 7 pm and the car show will be at MJC WEST Campus. The Car show is Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 9 am – 3 pm, featuring the Ford Motor Company display. Call (888)746-9763.
**note location change this year**

Stockton – Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 5:00pm-8:00pm – Downtown Stockton Art Walk

The Art Walk is held on the 2nd Friday from June to August. It is a self-guided tour (pick up a free guide with map at participating venues) featuring art work in every medium; from photography to sculpture, and from fine art to live music and spoken word. All demonstrations and exhibits are free of charge. The Tidewater Art Gallery and San Joaquin Law Library host their monthly Meet the Artist Receptions featuring guest and resident artists as well as live music. Downtown Art Walk is FREE to attend and there is no commission fee for art sold at the event.

Modesto – Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 7:30am to 12:20am – Gourmet Farmers Market

Enjoy farm fresh fruits & vegetables grown and brought to market by certified growers. Just picked strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and other tree-ripened stone fruits; melons, grapes and citrus will be available at their peak during their annual seasons. Vine ripe tomatoes, eggplants, squash, peppers and spicy chilies, artichokes, sweet corn, gourds, and herbs are all coming fresh to you as they are ready to pick. Regional vendors will display farmstead goat cheese, locally produced variety olive oils, classic wine vinegars, fresh eggs, honey, sausages, fine meats & smoked salmon, and Pacific Ocean fresh-caught fish. Wholesome local dried fruits, fresh whole nuts, kettle corn, gourmet coffees & teas, donuts, breads, pastries, pies and more. Located at 10th Street between H & I, call for more info (209) 485-2323

Sacramento – Saturday, June 12, 2010 – For the Love of Horses, Wine Tasting & Benefit

Northern California Horse ExpoDinner, Live Music, Dinner, Silent Auction, Raffle and Special Guests. All in conjunction with the Horse Expo in Sacramento! All proceeds benefit the rescued horses at Safe Haven Horse Rescue! Seating is limited. Early reservation is strongly advised. Located at the Hilton Arden Sacramento West, the host hotel for the Horse Expo with special guest pricing. Call for information at (530)347-3494.

Madera – Saturday, June 12, 2010 – Flippin’ 40 Motorcycle Rally & Poker Run

Tackle Box Too with The Smoking coal presents the Flippin’ 40 Motorcycle Rally and Poker run with live music by Ron Thompson and His Resistors & The Good Souls. Also included a Clamper dart booth, mechanical bull, food court, full bar, tattoo booth and party bus to poker stops. $15 for single riders, $20 for a couple. Located at 29815 Hwy-145, Madera, CA. Call (559)673-6612 or email info@tackleboxtoo.com

Tracy – Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 7:00am – 4th Annual Jail House Scramble (golf)

4th Annual Jailhouse Scramble: “18 Holes for Hope Together we can change the world” benefiting Hospice of San Joaquin and Rotary Scholarship Programs. Hole In One Prizes of A Polaris RZR4, sponsored by Delta Power Sports, Lathrop, $10,000 Cash Prize Sponsored by Old River Golf Course, Tracy. Silent Auction, Raffle Prizes, Goodie Bags, Snacks and Much More. 7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Registration, 8:00 a.m. Tee Off – Scramble, 12:30 p.m. Lunch – Ribs & Pulled Pork from Texas Roadhouse, Salad & Dessert. $100.00 green fee per person (includes card). Early Registration $ 5.00 Discount per player by June 1. $ 25.00 Non-Player Food Drink Tickets. Located at the Old River Golf Course, 18007 MacArthur Dr., Tracy, CA. For more information call (209) 471-2751.

Lodi – Saturday, June 12, 2010 – Stogies Cigar Lounge Third Annual Poker Run

Stogies Cigar Lounge is hosting its third annual Poker Run, benefiting Pinky’s Patrol, on Saturday, June 12th starting at 8:30a.m. in the Habanero Hots Parking Lot. $20 for a single rider, $25 for dual riders. This includes Poker Hand, Lunch, Drink Ticket & more. Join them for a great ride through the foothills and returning to Stogies Cigar Lounge for food, music & raffle prizes. For more information please call Stogies Cigar Lounge at (209) 334-5764 or visit the website at www.stogiesoflodi.com. Located at Habanero Hots Parking Lot, 1024 Victor Rd., Lodi. Registration: 8:30am

Rio Vista – Sunday, June 13, 2010, 8am-12pm – Rio Vista’s Country Fun Run

Come join the fun and run in the country. Rio Vista High School Booster Club’s 1st annual Country Fun Run; 1 mile kids run, 5k and 10k.  Meet at the gym, 40 N2nd St.. at 8:00am. To register go to active.com. The price is $30 after May 30th. A T-Shirt is included with your registration.  All proceeds to benefit Rio Vista High School. For information call Lenese Coughran at 374-5911

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