Top Free Things to Do in Lodi, CA

We've got tons of free things to do here in Lodi. Check out our top 11 picks below for free events and activities.

1. Self-Guided Walldogs Mural Tour

In honor of Lodi's centennial, the Walldogs have created nine murals showcasing highlights of Lodi's history. Take the self-guided Walldogs Mural Tour to see these amazing works of art for yourself! The murals are all located within our walkable downtown and you can get a map for this tour from the Downtown Lodi's Visitors Center. 

 2. Bike Lodi

Pick up a Bike Lodi Brochure and follow one of the bike routes in the area. Cruise around Lodi from the awesome vantage point of a pair of handlebars. Turn your exploration of the area into a memorable bonding experience or an opportunity to fit some great exercise in on vacation, all for free. Plan for your next big cycling event by checking out the guide to what's coming up for cycling enthusiasts in Lodi.

3.  Visit A Nature Preserve

Lodi has a diverse and beautiful ecosystem which can be observed at a number of different nature preserves in the region. Find out more here about how to visit the salt/freshwater marsh of Grizzly Island Wildlife Area, walk the underdeveloped park of Woodbridge Wilderness Area, or explore the 50,000 acres of agriculture and wildlife at Cosumnes River Preserve.

4. Experience The Local Art Scene

There's plenty of to take in at various local galleries where the best of Lodi's rich artistic scene is on display and available for free public viewing. Find out more here about where to see the murals downtown, admire the framed works of renowned local artists, or watch a theater event or musical performance throughout the city.

5. Free Friend Friday at the WOW Museum

Discover the excitement of science at the World of Wonders Science Museum! Share the fun by bringing a friend on the last Friday of any month and their admission will be free. Explore this and more science opportunities here.  

6. Lodi Skate Park

Check out info on the Lodi Skate Park, for aficionados of skateboards, in-line and roller skates, right here. Plenty of fun to be had for free at the skate park, but if you have a preference for more conventional activities on wheels, check out the above entry on Lodi cycling.

7. Cruise Night at A&W Root Beer

It's hard to think of a more classic summertime experience than looking at vintage cars and staying cool sipping on root beer. Thankfully the A&W in Lodi makes an annual tradition of creating just such an opportunity, for free, every Thursday of the summer. Go here for more info on how to make your summer a classic.

8. Lodi Street Faire

The street faire happens twice a year, in the Spring and the Fall, and is a great opportunity for the whole community to meet up to celebrate their favorite aspects of Lodi!  Both the faire on Sunday, May 7th and the one on Sunday, October 1st take place from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Go here to find out more about the fun and festivities.

9. Lodi Farmers Market

The month of May sees the return of the Lodi Farmers Market, running Thursday of every week through August 31st, from 5-8:30 pm.  Check out more details here including info on the local vendors and entertainers that help make the market a success.

10. Music in the Park

Hutchins Street Square offers various free musical performances to entertain every fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm as part of the Music in the Park program.

May 24th - Ray Reynolds Jr. & the Country Time
June 28th - Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood
July 26th - The Penetrators Groove Band
August 23rd - Acoustic Measures

11. Celebrate America

Join us in Hutchins Street Square on the West Lawn at 5:00 pm on July 3rd, the eve of Independence Day, for our annual Celebrate America festivities, including lots of patriotic music. Pull up a blanket or lawn chair and show off your pride.

We can't wait to see you in Lodi soon. For more great ideas on things to do, stop by our Visitor Center downtown.

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