Spring events for April 2022 in Stockton and San Joaquin County – Stockton Record

Spring is here and so are April events. From festivals, and runs to a lowrider show, here are some fun things to do this April. 
A free community event with opportunities to connect with local businesses and resources in the community all while enjoying music, food, activities and more, is what Stockton’s Spring Festival is all about.  
The first 100 guests to receive free taco plates from G’s Taco Truck.  
An event by the Factory Institute of Training, Faith in Action Community Education Services, Stockton Education Center, and the San Joaquin County Office of Education. 
Guest speakers include Dr. Troy Brown, San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools, a grandmother of cadets at Discovery Challenge Academy, a graduate from Come Back Kids and a graduate from Codestack Academy.  
When: 5-8 p.m. April 13
Where: The Factory Institute of Training, 654 Grider Way, Stockton 
Admission: Free 
Information: https://www.visitstockton.org 
The Stockton Gurdwara Sahib is the oldest and the first-ever established Sikh temple in the United States. This Sunday, the Sikh community is having its annual Nagar Kirtan parade at 1930 S. Grant St. The event brings thousands of Sikh devotees and spectators to Stockton.
The parade will begin at noon. All are welcome, of all religious beliefs and backgrounds.  
When: 12-4 p.m. April 17 
Where: Stockton Sikh Temple, 1930 S. Grant St., Stockton 
Admission: Free 
Information: https://www.visitstockton.org 
Honor Stockton Blue is a 10K and 5K run, or a 3K walk in honor of law enforcement who have lost their lives on the line of duty and those who continue to serve every day.
Fallen Stockton Police Officer Jimmy Inn is being honored this year. Inn, who is survived by his wife Officer Tela Inn and three children, was killed in the line of duty on May 11 when he was responding to a domestic violence call.  
The run and walk will take place at the University of the Pacific. Event proceeds will benefit the Stockton Police Chaplaincy. Its mission is to respond to and provide spiritual support to Stockton Police Department personnel and their families by building interpersonal relationships for life crises. 
After the run and walk a small festival will take place with food, drinks, and a variety of Stockton Police Department units will take part.  
When: 8 a.m. April 24 
Where: University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton 
Admission: $35 for 3k walk, $50 for 5k and 10k run, and additional fees 
Information: https://www.honorstocktonblue.com/ 
Enjoy earth day with an outdoor activity at the Stockton and San Joaquin County 33rd Earth Day festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at Victory Park behind The Haggin Museum. This is a free event to address environmental issues nationally and locally.  
The festival schedule includes:
When: 10 a.m. April 24 
Where: Victory Park, 1001 North Pershing & Argonne, Stockton 
Admission: Free 
Information: https://www.earthdaystockton.com/  
Classic car enthusiasts can appreciate over 800 of the most prized possessions such as lowriders, bombs, dubs, trucks and motorcycles at the Stockton Lowrider Supershow 2022 part of “The Best in the West Lowriders Tour” that comes to the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds on Sunday, April 24.
When: 12-6 p.m. April 24 
Where: San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, 1658 South Airport Way, Stockton 
Admission: Tickets can be purchased on-site at the fairground’s box office 
Information: https://www.visitstockton.org
The Lodi Beer Fest & State BBQ Competition is back with up to 50 local and national breweries. Whether you want to grab a drink, toss a game of cornhole, or dance along with a live band, you can find it all at the festival.  
The event presented by F&M Bank is held in conjunction with the State BBQ Championship, where more than 30 teams will compete for prizes in various categories.
VIP tickets get you into the festival an hour before general admission.   
When: 1-5 p.m. April 30 
Where: Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, 413 E. Lockeford St., Lodi 
Admission: $45 Lodi Beer Fest VIP ticket ($55 at the door), and $30 Lodi Beer Fest General Admission Ticket ($40 at the door) 
Information: https://www.grapefestival.com/
Record reporter Angelaydet Rocha covers community news in Stockton and San Joaquin County. She can be reached at arocha@recordnet.com or on Twitter @AngelaydetRocha. Support local news, subscribe to The Stockton Record at https://www.recordnet.com/subscribenow


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