What's going on in May in Lodi, CA

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What's going on in May in Lodi, CA

Check out what's happening in Lodi, CA this month!!

Live Music in Lodi
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

Various Wineries and Restaurants

Enjoy live music throughout Lodi and enjoy good company, food and drinks. Visit the website for more information!

Singing the Golden Gate Exhibit

Ongoing  - June 1st @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Joaquin Historical Museum

In Singing the Golden State, the subject is California – its history, its geography and its people. The exhibit includes sheet music organized by such topics as the Gold Rush, fairs and exhibitions, commerce and advertising, clubs and organizations, sports and amusements, children, minorities, transportation, and a tour of the Golden State. There is a section on the state song, “I Love You, California,” composed in 1913.

First Friday Art Hop

May 2nd @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lodi Community Arts Center

Join us for a free monthly citywide art walk sponsored by the Lodi Arts Commission. These art shows are free and the entire family is welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you on the firstFriday of every month for an evening celebrating the Arts. Check the website for this month's location.

Friday Night Live!

May 2nd @ 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Vintage Sports Grill

Enjoy live music by 209 All Stars while tasting wines from Macchia Wines!

Kentucky Derby West

May 3rd @ 12:30pm
Sargent Equestrian Center

Watch this exciting race on a massive screen and you’ll feel like you are in the middle of the action while rooting for your favorite horse!
- Silent and live auctions
- Enjoy a carriage ride from your vehicle
- Experience Southern Hospitality, Mint Julips, Bourbon and Cigars in the the Jockey Locker
*Ages 21 and over only.

Sampler: New Works by Dennis Ziemienski  Exhibit

May 3rd @ 1:00pm - Opening Reception 
April 29th - June 28th @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Knowlton Gallery

“My show at the Knowlton Gallery,” says Dennis,“is kind of like a Ziemienski’s box of chocolates. There will be something for everyone.  It goes from landscapes to figurative work, seascapes to cityscapes – just about everything.  Of course, they are all small, that’s the basis for the show, and they are all different.” 

Cinco de Mayo

May 3rd @ 5:00pm
Upstream Wines at Watts Winery

An event you don’t want to miss…Live music, great food, and a wonderful time! This event is brought to you by Latino Times.

Lodi Street Faire

May 4th @ 8:00am – 4:00 pm
Downtown Lodi

The Lodi Street Faire is one of the premier events in the State, attracting vendors from throughout California. The Street Faire takes up a 10-square block area of Lodi. More than 600 vendors participate in this biannual event, selling antiques, arts & crafts and commercial items. While shopping, visitors can satisfy their appetite with choices from 25 food vendors offering everything from hamburgers to hot dogs, and 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.

Movie Night Monday

May 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th @ 6:00 pm
The Rusted Mic 

Enjoy a movie and popcorn every Monday night! Films will change every week, call for current screening! Drink and food menu will be available.

Jesse Lynch's Jazz 101

May 5th @ 7:00 pm
Hutchins Street Square

Audiences are led on a journey through the evolution and history of jazz through music and multi-media presentation. Joined by bass guitar and drums, this talented trio will crank up the heat through the sounds of Joplin, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, and other jazz greats.

Mother Hens in the Vineyard

May 9th @ 5:00pm - 9:00pm
May 10th @ 11am -5pm
McConnell Estates Winery

McConnell Estates is hosting The Hen House of Wilton for their annual spring event. Enjoy McConnell Estates wines, listen to Colleen Francis on the guitar and shop for beautiful handmade items with your favorite gals!

Mother's Day at the Vineyard

May 11th @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
McConnell Estates Winery

Enjoy McConnell Estates wines, listen to Kyle Tuttle on the guitar and shop for beautiful handmade items with your favorite gals! It’s Mother’s Day, so complimentary sparkling tasting and treats are for the moms!

Mother's Day Concert and Picnic

May 11th @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Heritage Oak Winery

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Heritage Oak Winery! At 1 pm, the band, Group Therapy will perform favorite songs from the 60′s and 70′s. Bring your own food and enjoy the afternoon under the covered area behind the winery. Guests will also have the option of buying a box lunch picnic for $18 from Scooter’s of California. Lunch orders must be received before May 7th.

Mother's Day Special

May 11th @ 1:00 pm - 4:00pm
Viaggio Winery

Happy Mothers Day to all the special moms out there, we could not do it without you guys! In celebration Viaggio is offering a FREE GLASS of wine to ALL mothers, plus we have Live Music from1-4 pm.

Farmers' Market

May 15th, 22nd, 29th @ 5:00 pm - 8:30pm
Downtown Lodi

It’s that time of year again! Locals, visitors and families by the thousands will be heading to Downtown Lodi‘s picturesque main street (School Street) to enjoy The Downtown Certified Farmers Market, which will begin in May and continue everyThursday (5 to 8:30 pm) through September.  Enjoy music, wine & beer, food, and lots of fresh produce from local vendors!

Red & White Night

May 15th @ 6:00 pm
Acquiesce Winery

Acquiesce is teaming up with Macchia Winery for a most impressive progressive dinner! Beginning at Acquiesce Winery for appetizers, salad & soup. Then on to Macchia Winery for a pasta course, main course, and dessert.  Seats are limited!

Zinfandel 5 Ways

May 15th @ 6:00 pm
Harney Lane Winery

Celebrate ZinFest’s 10th anniversary with Harney Lane Winery! Join us for a casual evening on the patio, where you can enjoy wine and bites prepared especially for the occasion. Explore the diversity of Harney Lane’s Zinfandel wines…Dry Rose, Zinfandel, Old Vine Zinfandel, Primitivo and Port that have been thoughtfully paired with the culinary creations of Chef Warren Ito.

Vintner's Grille at the Lake

Zinfest Wine Festival
hosted by Lodi Wine & Visitor Center
May 16th @ 6:00 pm - 9:00pm
Lodi Lake Park

Join the passionate vintners and growers of the Lodi Appellation as they extend hometown hospitality and engage guests in an evening of colorful festivities. Enjoy the region’s finest pairing of freshly prepared, local cuisine by Wine & Roses with the best of Lodi’s celebrated Old Vine Zinfandel! Top off the perfect evening by kicking up your heels to the sounds of The Ben Kolber Project! Must be 21 years of age to attend.

Zinfest Wine Festival

Wine, Food and Fun at Lodi Lake
May 17th 12:00pm – 5:00 pm
Lodi Lake Park

We’re turning 10! Celebrate with us as you sip, swirl and savor from a selection of 250 handcrafted wines from over 40 Lodi wineries. Enjoy interacting with passionate vintners while sipping delicious wines and learning more about the Lodi wine region. Savor local food, 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. Browse handcrafted merchandise from regional vendors and be sure to take home a commemorative bottle of custom blended Old Vine Zinfandel from the ZinFest Wine Shoppe.

Tickets include a ZinFest wine glass, wine tasting, participation in seminars and entertainment. Must be 21 years of age to attend.

Zoo After Dark

May 17th @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Micke Grove Zoo

See, hear, touch, smell and even taste what the Micke Grove Zoo has to offer, after dark! Children 5 and over, along with adults of all ages, will enjoy a flashlight tour to see animals come alive at night and demonstrate what they can do under the cover of darkness. Ending the tour, guests will be welcomed with a toasty campfire, hot cocoa and s'mores. Plus, animal myths and legends will be told 'round the fire!

Howard Hewitt

May 31st @ 6:00 pm 
Hutchins Street Square

Howard Hewett is an American R&B and gospel singer and former lead singer of Shalamar. After leaving Shalamar, Hewett’s solo career rocketed. His first single released, “I’m For Real,” zoomed to number one.  A series of hits followed, such as “Stay,” “I Commit to Love,” “Strange Relationship,” “Once, Twice, Three Times,” and “Show Me.”  VIP tickets, $49/each, includes a meet and greet at5:00 pm

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