July 20-25, Northern California Events and Festivals

Sacramento – though Sunday August 1st – California State Fair

“Your Passport to Adventure” – The Cal Expo fairgrounds come alive every summer as the California State Fair becomes a city within a city that hosts nearly one million visitors. Folks come from near and far for the memorable delights of this extravaganza that includes exciting exhibits, amazing attractions, live entertainment, and the Magnificent Midway. 110,000 attendees expected. Find out what is going on; Concerts, Entertainment, Contests & Competitions, Attractions & Exhibits, Horse Racing.

Stanislaus County Fair logoTurlock – through Sunday July 25th – Stanislaus County Fair

The award-winning Stanislaus County Fair: In addition to awarding more than 30,000 ribbons each year, the Stanislaus County Fair IS an award-winning fair itself. In fact, in January 2008, the Western Fairs Association presented the Stanislaus County Fair with a 1st place award for the “Best Overall Children’s Program”! More than 220,000 visitors will pass through our turnstiles for award-winning fun at the largest family-centered event in Stanislaus County. Stroll through our tree-shaded grounds, or enjoy the sounds of The Beach Boys, WAR, KC and the Sunshine Band on the FREE stage. Located at 900 N. Broadway, Turlock. Adult tickets – $12.00, Children 6-12 – $3.00, $30.00 for an all-day, unlimited wrist band for rides.


Stockton – Wednesday July 21, 2010 at 6:00pm – Concert in the Park

Stockton CA, Concert in Victory ParkThe 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! Every Wednesday beginning June 9 – August 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
(209)937-8119

Tracy – Thursday July 22, 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 22, 2010 – Farmer’s Market

Lodi Farmers Market, Northern California EventNew 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 22, 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.

Fairfield – Thursday, July 22, 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 22, 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.

Oakdale – Friday nights, through August 27th, 6:30pm-8:00pm – Concerts in the Park

Great groups to see and listen, held at Dorada Park, A Street and 2nd Avenue, Oakdale, CA. 2009’s line up consisted of the following; Classic Rock, Country, Blue Grass, Contemporary Christian Rock, and the Community Band. Come one, come all to Concerts in the Park! Sponsor ops also available: be an IDOL, GROUPIE, FAN, or SPECTATOR! Contact the Chamber for more information (209)847-2244.

Clovis CA Peach partyClovis – Friday, July 23, 2010 at 5:30-9:00pm – A Peach Party at Farmers Market

FREE-If you’re looking for a peachy good time, make plans to head into Old Town Clovis as the Old Town Clovis Farmers Market presents “A Peach Party”, Sponsored by Wawona Frozen Foods. A celebration of everything peachy wouldn’t be complete without peach samplings and peach specialties. From peach flavored ice cream to peach flavored coffee. Peachy funnel cakes to peach jellys and jams and a huge assortment of mouthwatering peach deserts. Located at Old Town Clovis, for more information call (559)298-5774

Modesto – July 23rd through Aug. 1  –  Yes-The Music Man at Gallo Center for the Arts

An affectionate paean to Smalltown, U.S.A. of a bygone era, Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize – this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

Cedric the Entertainer

Cedric the Entertainer

Sacramento – Saturday July 24, 2010 at 8:00pm – Cedric the Entertainer

KenaMonique Entertainment presents comedian Cedric the Entertainer at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, July 24. Openers TBA. Concert time is 8 p.m. Tickets on sale beginning June 10 at 10 a.m. All seats are reserved.

Madera – Sunday July 25, 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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