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Stockton is the seat of San Joaquin County east of San Francisco, between Sacramento and Modesto. It lies along Interstate 5 on the banks of the San Joaquin River.

Stockton saw its origins during the California Gold Rush of the mid-1800s, when it was an outfitting center and staging area for prospectors bound for the Mother Lode country. Later, the city became the heart of San Joaquin Valley agricultural enterprises.

Today, Stockton is an inland seaport at the head of the San Joaquin Delta; its harbor is deep enough for oceangoing ships. It also is a railroad hub as well as a processing and distribution point for San Joaquin and Central valley farm produce and wines. The delta attracts a variety of water sports. Other attractions include the Italian Street Painting Festival and Pixie Woods Amusement Park.

There is also a Stockton, Missouri.

Stockton is part of the Stockton-Lodi, California metro area.

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12/10 Coming to The area
Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Santa Cruz CA April13-May11 A festival of baroque music.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
Bach Festival Carmel CA July13-27 Multiple performances of works by Bach.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.