July 6 – 11, Northern California Events and Festivals

Wednesday – Wednesday July 7, 2010 at 5:00-8:00pm  – California’s Grape and Gourmet

California's Grape and Gourmet in Sacrament July 7, 2010Now held at the Sacramento Convention Center, for over 20 years the California’s Grape & Gourmet has grown into one of the nation’s largest tasting of award-winning California wines. With more than 300 wineries, 700 medal-winning wines, and 80 restaurants, the Grape & Gourmet is a signature wine & food event in Northern California. Event information: Private VIP & Trade Tasting $100 per ticket/2:30pm- 5:00pm; Public tasting ($55 advance; $75 day of event), with unlimited wine & food samplings including award-winning microbrews & cheeses from 5:00pm-8:00pm . Admission includes a ticket for the 2010 California State Fair (distributed at event). Grape & Gourmet is a fundraiser to benefit youth scholarships & education programs from the Friends of the California State Fair.

Stockton – Wednesday July 7, 2010 at 6:00pm – Concert in the Park

The City of Stockton Community Services Department presents the annual series in partnership with the Stockton Musician’s Association. Spend an evening in the Victory Park (Pershing & Argonne) with your favorite person, a picnic supper, and some great music as the Concert in the Park series continues for the 57th year! On Wednesday, July 7th come out and see the Tropical Nights. Every Wednesday beginning June 9 – August 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tracy – Thursday July 8, 2010 at 7pm – Summer Concert Series at Lincoln Park

The City of Tracy is proud to present the annual Tracy Arts Commission Summer Concert Series at Lincoln Park, beginning on June 17th through July 15th. Concerts will be on Thursdays and start at 7pm. They are FREE and family oriented. Bring your blankets, chairs and picnic baskets and get ready for an entertainment experience that you will not forget!

Oakdale – Thursday, July 8, 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, July 8, 2010 – Farmer’s Market

Northern California Farmers MarketDowntown 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.

Fairfield – Thursday, July 8, 2010 – Farmers Market

The Fairfield Certified Farmers Market is Here! Every Thursday, May 7th to October 1st, 2009, 4:00 – 8:00pm. Downtown Fairfield on Jefferson Street and Texas Street adjacent to the Solano County Government Center Plaza. WEEKLY FEATURES; Fresh Produce, Tree Ripened, Fruits FREE Children’s Arts & Crafts, Shaved Ice, Kettle Korn, Bar-B-Q, and Weekly Musical Entertainment

Dixon – Thursday, July 8, 2010 – Farmers Market

Celebrate 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.

Northern California summer concerts in the parkModesto – Thursday, July 8, 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 http://www.modestoband.org .

Clovis –Friday, July 9, 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!

Modesto – Friday, July 9, 2010 at 8pm – Lewis Black at Gallo Center for the Arts

Lewis Black at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto, July 9, 2010
Lewis Black at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto, July 9, 2010

How can you not love a man who says, “Republicans are a party with bad ideas and Democrats are a party with no ideas.” Will Rogers would have been proud. Lewis is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sold out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and The United States. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world. Caution: Mr. Lewis’ performances include adult themes and language.

Modesto – Saturday July 10, 2010 at 11:30am – 7th Annual Modesto Blues Festival

7th Annual Modesto Blues Festival, July 10, 2010
7th Annual Modesto Blues Festival, July 10, 2010

FREE-Located at the King Kennedy Center at Mellis Park & Martin Luther King Dr., appearing on the main stage and the auditorium indoor stage at Mellis Park. Moto Party Bank, Pinky, Big Cat ToleFree…and more.

Lodi – Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 8am – Lodi Cycle Fest

The Lodi Cycle Fest brings hundreds of competitors and thousands of spectators throughout Northern California to the quaint downtown area of Lodi. Expect an expo area, large crowds, lots of bikes and racers navigating the downtown course at 30 miles per hour with sprints reaching 40 miles per hour. The day starts at 8 AM with amateur races and ends with spectacular professional races at 1:30 PM. A free kids and adult beach cruiser race makes this a great family event. For more information visit www.deltavelo.com.

Madera – Sunday July 11, 2010 7:00pm – Summer Concerts in the Park

FREE-Summer Concerts in the Park series sponsored by the Madera County Arts Council in partnership with City of Madera Parks & Community Services. Concerts are designed for family enjoyment; Sunday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Allen Harkins’ Amphitheater at Lions Town & Country Park in Madera. Bring your blanket or chair! For additional information and schedule details, contact the Madera County Arts Council, 1653 North Schnoor Avenue, Suite 113 or call (559)661-7005. Performers TBA July 11th, 2010 July 25th, 2010 August 8th, 2010 August 22nd, 2010 September 12, 2010-Community BBQ begins at 6:00 p.m. Concert starts at 7:00 p.m.


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