#PlanForVacation 2020

Planning a trip to a new (or familiar) place can seem daunting. However, with a little help from this guide, your next trip to #visitlodi is sure to be worry-free. Here are some of the major annual events that Lodi is well known for to help you plan your trip for 2020, broken down by month.

Planning a trip to a new (or familiar) place can seem daunting. However, with a little help from this guide, your next trip to #visitlodi is sure to be worry-free. Here are some of the major annual events that Lodi is well known for to help you plan your trip for 2020, broken down by month.

January

Lodi Antiques Show – January 10-12

Dealers from all around the west coast will be showcasing their antique pieces so don’t miss this weekend event. Browse through a wide selection of items and you just might find a charming piece or if you’re looking to expand your collection, this is just the place.

Click here for more information about the Lodi Antiques Show.

International Wedding Festival – January 12

Have a great time enjoying your engagement while finding everything you will need for your big day – whether you need a photographer, a DJ, a hair & makeup artist, or a florist – this is the place to find it!

Click here for more information about the International Wedding Festival.

Celebrate Petite Sirah – January 18-19

Celebrate Petite Sirah is a two day celebration which will be held Saturday and Sunday, January 18-19, 2020 at participating wineries in Lodi, California's wine country. Each tasting room location offers complementary samples of Petite Sirah wines and blended wines that include this variety. Visitors may start at any of the wineries participating and receive a free passport.

Click here for more information about the Celebrate Petite Sirah event.

February

Lodi Wine & Chocolate Weekend – February 7-9

Enjoy handcrafted Lodi wines and delicious chocolate treats as you embark on a self-guided tour between more than 50 participating wineries.

Click here for more information about the Lodi Wine & Chocolate Weekend.

March

Goat Yoga – March 7, 8, 21, & 22

Come out to the farm and renew your inner spirit with a yoga class, goats, and wine! Enjoy a 45 minute yoga class taught by Now & Zen Studios instructor Kelli Pearman as goats play and romp around you. After the class relax with a glass of Spenker Winery's award winning wines and try the farmstead cheeses.

Click here for more information about the Goat Yoga at Spenker Winery.

Wildlife Kayak Tour – March 14

Enjoy a relaxed pace paddle focused on using the kayaks as a platform for wildlife viewing. Bring your binoculars for the full experience.

Click here for more information about the Wildlife Kayak Tour.

April

Lodi Wine & Food Festival – April 4

Enjoy wine tasting from more than 40 Lodi wineries, with great food, music, and much more – all at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds.

Click here for more information about the Lodi Wine & Food Festival.

Lodi Beer Fest & State BBQ Championship – April 25

Round five of Lodi Beer Fest and State BBQ Competition will be a great celebration of craft beer from local and national breweries. Join us and find a new favorite beer, toss a game of cornhole with friends and dance along to the live band plus get the chance to purchase tastes of award-winning BBQ from competing teams.

Click here for more information about the Lodi Beer Fest & State BBQ Championship.

May

Lodi Street Faire – May 3

The Lodi Street Faire is one of the premier events in the State, attracting vendors from throughout California. The Street Faire takes up a 14-square block area of Lodi. More than 500 vendors participate in this biannual event, selling antiques, arts & crafts and commercial items. While shopping, visitors can satisfy their appetite with their choice from 25 food vendors offering everything from hamburgers to hot dogs, sausages to pizza. Mexican, Chinese and Filipino dishes are also available for those craving a more international fare. And, no Faire is complete without sweet treats and cold drinks. Bring the whole family for a day of shopping and fun!

Click here for more information about the Lodi Street Faire.

ZinFest – TBD

Sip, swirl and savor from a selection of 200 handcrafted wines from over 40 Lodi wineries. Passionate winemakers and winery representatives welcome guests, offering practical knowledge and sharing their delicious wines. Enjoy local provisions, learn some new tips at the ZinFest Wine and Cooking Schools, or relax along the beautiful Mokelumne River to an eclectic mix of live music. There is no better way to celebrate the fantastic wines of Lodi Wine Country!

Click here for more information about ZinFest.

June

Lodi Craft Beer Festival – June 20

Join us for unlimited craft beer tasting from over 50 tasteful craft brewers, with each brewery bringing at least two varieties of their best craft brews for your tasting experience! That’s right, over 100 varieties of Craft Beer await you with unlimited tasting at Lodi Lake Park in Lodi. However, craft beer tasting needs a little more upscale fun with a live band on stage throughout the event, a game area featuring “corn-hole” and other exciting fun games and complementary parking, along with bicycle valet parking.

Click here for more information about the Lodi Craft Beer Festival.

Lodi Cyclefest - TBD

A technical 0.8-mile loop with NASCAR style bike racing at 30-40mph with live announcing and music. The venue will feature spectator friendly viewing areas and a wine and beer garden.

Click here for more information about the Lodi Cyclefest.

July

4th of July at the Lake

Come celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks at Lodi Lake Park! Come early for a pancake breakfast, and then stay late for a grand firework show.

Click here for more information about 4th of July at the Lake.

August

Stuck in Lodi Classic Car Show - TBD

Come and celebrate American Steel Car Club's 24th Annual “Stuck in Lodi” Car Show in Downtown Lodi! View hundreds of restored classic cars dating from 1979 and earlier parked along School Street, from Lodi Ave to Elm Street.

Click here for more information about the Stuck in Lodi Classic Car Show.

September

Grape Festival & Harvest Fair – September 17-20

For over 80 years the people in San Joaquin County have been gathering to celebrate the grape harvest at the annual Lodi Grape Festival. What started out as a small food festival in downtown Lodi has now evolved into a four day event filled with great entertainment, food, vendors, grape and commodity murals, competitive exhibits, carnival, wine tasting, and so much more.

Click here for more information about the Grape Festival & Harvest Fair.

October

Lodi Street Faire – October 4

The Lodi Street Faire is one of the premier events in the State, attracting vendors from throughout California. The Street Faire takes up a 14-square block area of Lodi. More than 500 vendors participate in this biannual event, selling antiques, arts & crafts and commercial items. While shopping, visitors can satisfy their appetite with their choice from 25 food vendors offering everything from hamburgers to hot dogs, sausages to pizza. Mexican, Chinese and Filipino dishes are also available for those craving a more international fare. And, no Faire is complete without sweet treats and cold drinks. Bring the whole family for a day of shopping and fun!

Click here for more information about the Lodi Street Faire.

November

Sandhill Crane Festival – November 6-8

Each year thousands of visitors make their way to Lodi area wildlife refuges and farmlands to experience firsthand 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 23 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.

Click here for more information about the Sandhill Crane Festival.

Giro D’Vino - TBD

This 40-mile bicycle course is lined with vinyards and a beautiful river crossing along the Mokelumne. This route features the best wineries in the Lodi Appellation. Many Lodi wineries are internationally reknowned and will be eagerly awaiting and ready to host.

Click here for more information about the Giro D-Vino.

December

Festival of Trees - TBD

This family holiday event features more than 60 uniquely decorated Christmas trees, children's activities and make and take crafts, entertainment, food available for purchase, visits with Santa, historical exhibits and demonstrations of pioneer or handcrafted work. The event takes on a historic flair with docents dressed in Victorian and pioneer attire. Visitors will feel as though they took a step back in time to celebrate the holidays.

Click here for more information about the Festival of Trees.

Lodi Parade of Lights – TBD

This Lodi tradition ushers in this festive season with over 80 floats a washed in a sea of lights, marching bands, dance groups, and themed vehicles sure to enchant residents and visitors of all ages.

Click here for more information about the Lodi Parade of Lights.