It should be a beautiful weekend to get out and enjoy the community, and here are five ways to do just that.
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Lodi Grape Festival
For 79 years, this charming festival has celebrate the grape harvest in Lodi. This small-town fair is big on charm with music, food, carnival rides, wine tasting and more.
What: Lodi Grape Festival
When: noon to midnight, today, Saturday and Sunday.
Where: Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, 413 E. Lockeford St., Lodi.
Stockmarket, that fun and funky gathering of vendors selling locally made and vintage goods, street food, craft beer and music, has moved to the Miracle Mile.
What: The Stockmarket.
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Miracle Mile between Castle Street and Pine Avenue.
Family Day at the Park
Encourage a lifelong love of reading. The Record’s literacy and book fair features storytelling, arts and crafts, live music, a used book sale, mascot parade and more.
What: Record’s Family Day in the Park
When: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: 612 E. Magnolia St., Stockton.
This family friendly fun run and 5K on a paved road through Micke Grove Regional Park also features games, crafts, an award ceremony and a pancake breakfast.
What: Zoo Zoom
When: 6:30 a.m. Sunday, check in and race day registration. 8 a.m. fun run followed by 5K.
Where: Micke Grove Zoo, 11793 N. Micke Grove Road, Lodi.
Information: mgzoo.com or active.com.
Catherine Lagorio, a local author, shares the mostly true tale of her rescue dog when she reads her book “Dropped Off Dog,” followed by ice cream sundaes.
What: Sunday Sundaes
When: 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: University of the Pacific Benerd School of Education, Kensington and Dave Brubeck Way, Stockton.