Summer 2024 Activity Guide: Explore Lodi, Lathrop, and Sacramento

As the sun shines brighter and the days grow longer, it’s time to make the most of the summer season in California. From the picturesque vineyards of Lodi to the serene landscapes of Lathrop and the vibrant urban scene of Sacramento, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re a local looking for new adventures or a visitor seeking unforgettable experiences, this activity guide will help you make the most of your summer. Don’t forget to stop by a Signature Homes community and cool down in our model homes!

Lodi: Outdoor Adventures

Lodi is renowned for its award-winning wineries and scenic vineyards, making it the perfect destination for wine enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers alike. Lumina at Reynolds Ranch offers new homes close to every adventure Lodi has to offer!

  • The Lodi Street Faire: More than 500 vendors participate in this event selling antiques, arts & crafts, retail items, and endless food and drink options. May 5 & October 6,  8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Downtown Lodi.
  • Farmers Market: Experience the local flavors of Lodi featuring live music, fresh produce, artisanal goods, and delectable treats while supporting local farmers and producers. Thursday evenings, May 16 – September 5, 5 – to 8 p.m. in charming Downtown Lodi.

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  • Music in the Park: Enjoy local bands in a variety of genres! Bring a blanket or low lawn chairs and a picnic, or purchase from BBQ and Kona Ice food trucks. Every fourth Wednesday on May 22, June 26, July 24, and August 28, 6 – 8 p.m. at Hutchins Street Square.
  • 4th of July at Lodi Lake: Enjoy the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast 7 – 11 a.m., then relax at the beach, or rent a kayak or paddleboard from The Boathouse. Bring a blanket or chair and a picnic for the fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.

Lathrop: Family-Friendly Entertainment

Lathrop is a hidden gem nestled along the San Joaquin River, offering tranquil retreats and waterfront escapes for those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation. The luxurious homes at Cardiff at River Islands offer an amenity-filled lifestyle in the master-planned community of River Islands with lakes, parks, trails, sports fields, and great schools.

  • Farmers Market: Taste the goodness of local produce and artisanal delights on Saturdays from June 1 – September 28 at River Islands.
  • Movies in the Park: Enjoy free family-friendly entertainment, Friday June 7, 14, 21, 28 & Aug 2 at the Generations Center, City of Lathrop.
  • ‘Wheels & Reels’ Drive-In Movie Night: Join us for a fun, one-of-a-kind movie-going experience on Saturday, June 8 at the River Islands Welcome Center.
  • Concerts in the Park: River Islands will offer music in the park on every third Friday of summer months starting July 19,and The City of Lathrop will also feature concerts in the park on Friday July 12, 19 & 26 at Generations Center.

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  • National Night Out/ Residents Appreciation Day: Celebrate with food, music, booths and contests on Thursday, August 1 at Islanders Field, River Islands.
  • Family Fun Night: Don’t miss the carnival, games, live entertainment, and food trucks on Friday, Aug 9 at Mossdale Community Park, City of Lathrop.

Sacramento: Urban Festivals

Sacramento, the vibrant capital city of California, brims with cultural delights, historic landmarks, and urban adventures waiting to be discovered. New homes at Catalina and Coronado at Delta Shores are minutes from the Delta Shores shopping center, restaurants, movie theater, I-5 and the light rail station for easy access to Sacramento events.

  • Concerts in the Park: Enjoy free music, live artists, photo ops, food trucks and beverages, every Friday May – July (except July 5) from 5 – 9 p.m. at Cesar Chavez Plaza.
  • Sacramento County Fair: Join us for the carnival, concerts, shows, delicious food and drinks, and so much more on May 23 – 27 at Cal Expo.
  • California State Fair: Don’t miss the events, exhibits, rides, concerts and fair food, July 12 – July 28 at Cal Expo.
  • Farm-to-Fork Festival: Indulge in fresh food, local beers and wines, cooking demonstrations, interactive exhibits, a concert series, and more, September 20 – 21 at Capitol Mall.

Whether you’re sipping fine wines in Lodi, basking in the tranquility of Lathrop, or exploring the cultural delights of Sacramento, summer in California’s Central Valley promises unforgettable experiences for all. So pack your bags, embark on new adventures, and make memories to last a lifetime!



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