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Lodi Wine events, festivals and classes offer Visitors an abundance of entertainment choices

No matter what time of year you visit, Lodi California offers visitors an abundance of entertainment options with our numerous festivals and events.  Visitors can appreciate nature at the Sandhill Crane Festival or experience the arts at the First Friday Art Hop or annual Art on the Square event.   Visitors will not want to miss Lodi Wine events including Lodi Zinfest, Lodi Wine & Chocolate Weekend, School Street Stroll and the Lodi Wine passport month each September.  During the holidays join us for the Lodi Parade of Lights, Festival of Trees and Micke Grove Zoo Lights.

Do you have an event happening in Lodi that would be of interest to visitors? 

CLICK HERE to submit your event online

All events are subject to approval by the Visit Lodi! Staff.

Oct
31
Fri
Live Music in Lodi!
Oct 31 all-day

live-music

Looking for a place to listen to some great local music artists while you’re here in Lodi? Head to one of these locations for an extra special treat! There’s just something about live music while enjoying local cuisine and drinks. It is sure to enhance your night on the town.

For more information on who will be performing, please contact the venues below.

Friday Nights Saturday Nights Sunday Afternoon
Farmland @ Knowlton Gallery
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Among the Giants by Kathleen Dunphy- oil on linen 30 x 37.tif-smThe idea for this show started with a farm painting by Randall Sexton “that depicted workers harvesting lettuce in Salinas,” explains gallery owner Robin Knowlton. “I saw the painting two years ago. It’s a large work painted in that wonderful abstract realism style of Randy’s and I thought then about a whole show of paintings celebrating the beauty of farming; everything from animals to machinery. Kathleen Dunphy seemed like the perfect artist to pair with Sexton and that’s how this theme originated.”

Opening Reception: Friday, October 3rd, 5 – 8 pm

Oddities & Curiosity Show @ Double Dip Gallery
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

dsc_0016The spooky, eerie, unexplainable, odd, & curious are coming to the Double Dip Gallery! We are going to be celebrating the month of October with our Oddities & Curiosity Show. Enjoy delicious seasonal pumpkin flavored ice cream while you take in all of the spooky artwork!

Haunted Hutchins Haunted House @ Hutchins Street Square
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm

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Choose your fear level as you take a tour through Dr. Frankenstein’s lab. Food and drinks are available for purchase and bring your camera for the free family photo area. One trip per ticket.

Nov
1
Sat
Live Music in Lodi!
Nov 1 all-day

live-music

Looking for a place to listen to some great local music artists while you’re here in Lodi? Head to one of these locations for an extra special treat! There’s just something about live music while enjoying local cuisine and drinks. It is sure to enhance your night on the town.

For more information on who will be performing, please contact the venues below.

Friday Nights Saturday Nights Sunday Afternoon
Farmland @ Knowlton Gallery
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Among the Giants by Kathleen Dunphy- oil on linen 30 x 37.tif-smThe idea for this show started with a farm painting by Randall Sexton “that depicted workers harvesting lettuce in Salinas,” explains gallery owner Robin Knowlton. “I saw the painting two years ago. It’s a large work painted in that wonderful abstract realism style of Randy’s and I thought then about a whole show of paintings celebrating the beauty of farming; everything from animals to machinery. Kathleen Dunphy seemed like the perfect artist to pair with Sexton and that’s how this theme originated.”

Opening Reception: Friday, October 3rd, 5 – 8 pm

Haywired in Concert @ Heritage Oak Winery
Nov 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

asdPack a picnic and join us for a live, in-the-flesh performance of Americana. Hear Liz Schuler (guitar, vocals), Mark Giuseponi (mandolin, trumpet, vocals) Chris Hunefeld (lead guitar, violin, vocals) and Scott Porco (bass). Great songs, strong vocals, captivating harmonies, coupled with refined musicianship performing a wide selection of styles makes for an enjoyable show!  You’ll be jiggling in your seat.

This is a free event. Families with supervised children and well-mannered pets are welcomed. Seating may be limited, so late arrivals may want to bring their own chairs.

Wine will be served by the glass or bottle. Bring your own food, but no outside alcohol please.

Nov
2
Sun
17th Annual Giro D’Vino
Nov 2 all-day
Delta Velo Racing Team Presents the 17th Annualgiro d vino

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Woodbridge Winery
Acampo, CA

Online Registration

Active.com Registration Click Here

Eventbrite Registration Click Here

(2013 Schedule and Details Below)

Past Giro D’ Vino Photos


Discover what makes our wine region the nation’s number one region of premium wine making. We would like you to enjoy the sleepy country roads, beautiful vineyards and local wineries. Your contributions also support our communities cycling programs.

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michaeldavidwinery bellindora vinegars

d'art wines st jorge winery heritageoakwinery

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jessies grove winery ripken winery oak farm vineyards

macchia harney

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Reg Date
Fee
Distance
Limit
Start
Before 10/24/14
After 10/24/14
$45 per person
$55 per person

75 K
600 Riders
9:00 am

 

Important Updates
Remember day light saving time change.
Wineries will not be open before 9am.
Bring rain gear just in case.
Water jugs will be available to fill your bike bottles.

Start/Finish Location
Woodbridge Winery
5950 East Woodbridge Road
Acampo, CA 95220

Course opens at 8:30 am
Official Start Time: 9am

Registration includes
Complimentary Wine Tasting
Giro D’ Vino wine glass
Wine transportation to Start/Finish with purchase
Tech support
Rest stops stocked with snacks and water
Delicious lunch at Michael David Winery.
Post ride meal by DeVinci’s of Lodi.
Live Music
All the beautiful scenic vineyards you can handle!

Course Map ClICK HERE

Check In/Registration
Opens 7:30am and closes at 9:30. Wristbands will be handed out at registration.

Event Contact
Registration & Volunteers: John Fridrich (209) 406-3985 jfridrich@deltavelo.com
Sponsorship inquiries: Damian Gonzalez (209) 810-6654 damian@deltavelo.com

Live Music in Lodi!
Nov 2 all-day

live-music

Looking for a place to listen to some great local music artists while you’re here in Lodi? Head to one of these locations for an extra special treat! There’s just something about live music while enjoying local cuisine and drinks. It is sure to enhance your night on the town.

For more information on who will be performing, please contact the venues below.

Friday Nights Saturday Nights Sunday Afternoon
Nov
4
Tue
Farmland @ Knowlton Gallery
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Among the Giants by Kathleen Dunphy- oil on linen 30 x 37.tif-smThe idea for this show started with a farm painting by Randall Sexton “that depicted workers harvesting lettuce in Salinas,” explains gallery owner Robin Knowlton. “I saw the painting two years ago. It’s a large work painted in that wonderful abstract realism style of Randy’s and I thought then about a whole show of paintings celebrating the beauty of farming; everything from animals to machinery. Kathleen Dunphy seemed like the perfect artist to pair with Sexton and that’s how this theme originated.”

Opening Reception: Friday, October 3rd, 5 – 8 pm

Nov
5
Wed
Farmland @ Knowlton Gallery
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Among the Giants by Kathleen Dunphy- oil on linen 30 x 37.tif-smThe idea for this show started with a farm painting by Randall Sexton “that depicted workers harvesting lettuce in Salinas,” explains gallery owner Robin Knowlton. “I saw the painting two years ago. It’s a large work painted in that wonderful abstract realism style of Randy’s and I thought then about a whole show of paintings celebrating the beauty of farming; everything from animals to machinery. Kathleen Dunphy seemed like the perfect artist to pair with Sexton and that’s how this theme originated.”

Opening Reception: Friday, October 3rd, 5 – 8 pm

Nov
6
Thu
Farmland @ Knowlton Gallery
Nov 6 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Among the Giants by Kathleen Dunphy- oil on linen 30 x 37.tif-smThe idea for this show started with a farm painting by Randall Sexton “that depicted workers harvesting lettuce in Salinas,” explains gallery owner Robin Knowlton. “I saw the painting two years ago. It’s a large work painted in that wonderful abstract realism style of Randy’s and I thought then about a whole show of paintings celebrating the beauty of farming; everything from animals to machinery. Kathleen Dunphy seemed like the perfect artist to pair with Sexton and that’s how this theme originated.”

Opening Reception: Friday, October 3rd, 5 – 8 pm

Nov
7
Fri
Live Music in Lodi!
Nov 7 all-day

live-music

Looking for a place to listen to some great local music artists while you’re here in Lodi? Head to one of these locations for an extra special treat! There’s just something about live music while enjoying local cuisine and drinks. It is sure to enhance your night on the town.

For more information on who will be performing, please contact the venues below.

Friday Nights Saturday Nights Sunday Afternoon
Sandhill Crane Festival @ Hutchins Street Square
Nov 7 all-day

2014_SandhillCranes_Stevens_resizedv4About the Festival

Long before Lodi existed, Sandhill Cranes descended into the rich delta wetlands at the end of a long migratory journey, some from nesting grounds as far away as Siberia. As they greeted California’s earliest explorers, these magnificent birds darkened the skies over winter marshes. In awe-inspiring numbers, and with a prehistoric call, stately gait, and elegant choreography, the Sandhill Crane continues to attract and inspire visitors.

Each year thousands of visitors make their way to Lodi area wildlife refuges and farmlands to experience first hand one of nature’s spectacles. The abundance of crane habitat continues to nourish our agricultural roots, with water, soil, and climate that sustains the birds, enriches our lives, and benefits our local economy.

For 18 years, Lodi’s Sandhill Crane Festival has celebrated the return of the cranes. In partnership with the City of Lodi, the Festival continues this November, welcoming an ever-growing circle of friends to our community to share the wonder of the Sandhill Crane … and so much more.

General Admission is Free!

General admission to the Sandhill Crane Festival is free. There is no charge for most of the events at Hutchins Street Square, including the Reception, Art Show, workshops and presentations, and Exhibit Hall.

Nature Tours

Costs vary per tour.  For information, cost, and times, please see the tour schedule.

Click here for tour information, registration, and activities.

800-581-6150 · info@cranefestival.com

2014 Sandhill Crane Festival Artwork by: Stella Stevens

Farmland @ Knowlton Gallery
Nov 7 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Among the Giants by Kathleen Dunphy- oil on linen 30 x 37.tif-smThe idea for this show started with a farm painting by Randall Sexton “that depicted workers harvesting lettuce in Salinas,” explains gallery owner Robin Knowlton. “I saw the painting two years ago. It’s a large work painted in that wonderful abstract realism style of Randy’s and I thought then about a whole show of paintings celebrating the beauty of farming; everything from animals to machinery. Kathleen Dunphy seemed like the perfect artist to pair with Sexton and that’s how this theme originated.”

Opening Reception: Friday, October 3rd, 5 – 8 pm

Annual Small Works Show @ Lodi Community Art Center
Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Enjoy small works by local artists.  Perfect for holiday gifts!

First Friday Art Hop @ Various Venues
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Experience an evening celebrating the Visual Arts. Permanent and temporary gallery spaces are open to the public, the first Friday of Each month. View art, meet the artists, sample wines and hors d’ oeuvres.
Enjoy an evening out in Downtown Lodi. Visit website for current locations and artist information.
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Nov
8
Sat
Live Music in Lodi!
Nov 8 all-day

live-music

Looking for a place to listen to some great local music artists while you’re here in Lodi? Head to one of these locations for an extra special treat! There’s just something about live music while enjoying local cuisine and drinks. It is sure to enhance your night on the town.

For more information on who will be performing, please contact the venues below.

Friday Nights Saturday Nights Sunday Afternoon
Sandhill Crane Festival @ Hutchins Street Square
Nov 8 all-day

2014_SandhillCranes_Stevens_resizedv4About the Festival

Long before Lodi existed, Sandhill Cranes descended into the rich delta wetlands at the end of a long migratory journey, some from nesting grounds as far away as Siberia. As they greeted California’s earliest explorers, these magnificent birds darkened the skies over winter marshes. In awe-inspiring numbers, and with a prehistoric call, stately gait, and elegant choreography, the Sandhill Crane continues to attract and inspire visitors.

Each year thousands of visitors make their way to Lodi area wildlife refuges and farmlands to experience first hand one of nature’s spectacles. The abundance of crane habitat continues to nourish our agricultural roots, with water, soil, and climate that sustains the birds, enriches our lives, and benefits our local economy.

For 18 years, Lodi’s Sandhill Crane Festival has celebrated the return of the cranes. In partnership with the City of Lodi, the Festival continues this November, welcoming an ever-growing circle of friends to our community to share the wonder of the Sandhill Crane … and so much more.

General Admission is Free!

General admission to the Sandhill Crane Festival is free. There is no charge for most of the events at Hutchins Street Square, including the Reception, Art Show, workshops and presentations, and Exhibit Hall.

Nature Tours

Costs vary per tour.  For information, cost, and times, please see the tour schedule.

Click here for tour information, registration, and activities.

800-581-6150 · info@cranefestival.com

2014 Sandhill Crane Festival Artwork by: Stella Stevens

Farmland @ Knowlton Gallery
Nov 8 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Among the Giants by Kathleen Dunphy- oil on linen 30 x 37.tif-smThe idea for this show started with a farm painting by Randall Sexton “that depicted workers harvesting lettuce in Salinas,” explains gallery owner Robin Knowlton. “I saw the painting two years ago. It’s a large work painted in that wonderful abstract realism style of Randy’s and I thought then about a whole show of paintings celebrating the beauty of farming; everything from animals to machinery. Kathleen Dunphy seemed like the perfect artist to pair with Sexton and that’s how this theme originated.”

Opening Reception: Friday, October 3rd, 5 – 8 pm

Annual Small Works Show @ Lodi Community Art Center
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Enjoy small works by local artists.  Perfect for holiday gifts!

Barrel Tasting Tour and Wine & Cheese Pairing @ Estate Crush
Nov 8 @ 1:30 pm

TR-shelves-w-flowerEmbark on an educational tour of our 16,000 square foot “crush-to-bottle” winemaking facility. Go behind the scenes and explore our crush pad, “tank farm,” barrel rooms and oenology laboratory. Enjoy exclusive barrel tastings and a flight of three wines paired with select cheeses.  Enjoy Wine Club discounts for the day — 20% off all purchases. Barrel Tasting Tour is $22 per person. Reserve your spot today! 

Incredible Edible Science: An Adventure in Molecular Gastronomy and Mixology @ World of Wonders Science Museum
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

edibleAttention foodie’s and science enthusiasts—the World of Wonders Science Museum announces their upcoming event mixing science and culinary arts! Well-known chefs from throughout the Valley will explore the chemical and physical transformations of edible ingredients while “WOW”ing your taste buds with molecular gastronomy! Couple that with Mixology, the art and science of creating cocktails, and we have the recipe for a night to remember. Come and enjoy this unique experience in support of the World of Wonders Science Museum! This is a 21 and older engagement.

Nov
9
Sun
Live Music in Lodi!
Nov 9 all-day

live-music

Looking for a place to listen to some great local music artists while you’re here in Lodi? Head to one of these locations for an extra special treat! There’s just something about live music while enjoying local cuisine and drinks. It is sure to enhance your night on the town.

For more information on who will be performing, please contact the venues below.

Friday Nights Saturday Nights Sunday Afternoon
Sandhill Crane Festival @ Hutchins Street Square
Nov 9 all-day

2014_SandhillCranes_Stevens_resizedv4About the Festival

Long before Lodi existed, Sandhill Cranes descended into the rich delta wetlands at the end of a long migratory journey, some from nesting grounds as far away as Siberia. As they greeted California’s earliest explorers, these magnificent birds darkened the skies over winter marshes. In awe-inspiring numbers, and with a prehistoric call, stately gait, and elegant choreography, the Sandhill Crane continues to attract and inspire visitors.

Each year thousands of visitors make their way to Lodi area wildlife refuges and farmlands to experience first hand one of nature’s spectacles. The abundance of crane habitat continues to nourish our agricultural roots, with water, soil, and climate that sustains the birds, enriches our lives, and benefits our local economy.

For 18 years, Lodi’s Sandhill Crane Festival has celebrated the return of the cranes. In partnership with the City of Lodi, the Festival continues this November, welcoming an ever-growing circle of friends to our community to share the wonder of the Sandhill Crane … and so much more.

General Admission is Free!

General admission to the Sandhill Crane Festival is free. There is no charge for most of the events at Hutchins Street Square, including the Reception, Art Show, workshops and presentations, and Exhibit Hall.

Nature Tours

Costs vary per tour.  For information, cost, and times, please see the tour schedule.

Click here for tour information, registration, and activities.

800-581-6150 · info@cranefestival.com

2014 Sandhill Crane Festival Artwork by: Stella Stevens

Annual Small Works Show @ Lodi Community Art Center
Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Enjoy small works by local artists.  Perfect for holiday gifts!

“Italians of San Joaquin County” Book Release Party @ Pietro's of Lodi
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

10645008_10152747253942491_6474284224293494103_nPietro’s of Lodi will be hosting a book release party presented by the Pacific Alliance’s Italians of San Joaquin for “Italians of San Joaquin County” A History in Pictures.

This event is going to delight your tastebuds, stimulate your intellect, and bring you back to days past. Pietro’s Trattoria is a local restaurant that truly prides itself on giving homage to its history. With the kitchen garden to greet you when you arrive, Pietro’s partakes in the Italian tradition of Farm Fresh to Fork. The decor inside the restaurant is a nod to Mama and Papa Murdaca’s home village in Italy, and their menu is comprised of absolutely authentic dishes– no Caesar Salads will be served here!

We look forward to hosting the Pacific Italian Alliance, and we hope you can join us for such a unique afternoon! RSVP by November 1st!

National Theatre Live: Skylight @ Lodi Stadium 12 Cinemas
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm

 

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Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan feature in the highly anticipated West End production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, captured live in London’s West End by National Theatre Live.

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

Bill Nighy, whose extensive film credits include Love Actually, Notes on a Scandal and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and whose stage roles include Pravda and the world premiere of David Hare’s The Vertical Hour on Broadway, plays alongside Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby, An Education) who is making her West End stage debut, and Matthew Beard (An Education, One Day, The Look of Love).

Skylight is directed by Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry, who recently directed the sell-out West End production of The Audience with Helen Mirren, which was also broadcast to cinemas by National Theatre Live.

David Hare is the author of 29 plays for stage, including Plenty, Racing Demon, Amy’s View,Pravda (with Howard Brenton) and Stuff Happens. His many screenplays include The Hoursand The Reader.

Skylight was originally produced at the National Theatre in 1995, before transferring to the West End and Broadway, and won an Olivier Award for Best Play.

National Theatre Live: Skylight @ Lodi Stadium 12 Cinemas
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm

 

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Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan feature in the highly anticipated West End production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, captured live in London’s West End by National Theatre Live.

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

Bill Nighy, whose extensive film credits include Love Actually, Notes on a Scandal and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and whose stage roles include Pravda and the world premiere of David Hare’s The Vertical Hour on Broadway, plays alongside Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby, An Education) who is making her West End stage debut, and Matthew Beard (An Education, One Day, The Look of Love).

Skylight is directed by Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry, who recently directed the sell-out West End production of The Audience with Helen Mirren, which was also broadcast to cinemas by National Theatre Live.

David Hare is the author of 29 plays for stage, including Plenty, Racing Demon, Amy’s View,Pravda (with Howard Brenton) and Stuff Happens. His many screenplays include The Hoursand The Reader.

Skylight was originally produced at the National Theatre in 1995, before transferring to the West End and Broadway, and won an Olivier Award for Best Play.

Nov
11
Tue
Farmland @ Knowlton Gallery
Nov 11 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Among the Giants by Kathleen Dunphy- oil on linen 30 x 37.tif-smThe idea for this show started with a farm painting by Randall Sexton “that depicted workers harvesting lettuce in Salinas,” explains gallery owner Robin Knowlton. “I saw the painting two years ago. It’s a large work painted in that wonderful abstract realism style of Randy’s and I thought then about a whole show of paintings celebrating the beauty of farming; everything from animals to machinery. Kathleen Dunphy seemed like the perfect artist to pair with Sexton and that’s how this theme originated.”

Opening Reception: Friday, October 3rd, 5 – 8 pm

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