- Frozen Bun Run, a New Year's morning water ski run at Rusty Porthole, at Boyd's Harbor.
- San Francisco Sports & Boat Show, San Francisco, Jan. 14 - 23 Cow Palace
- McAvoys Sturgeon Derby, McAvoy bait shop for info 925-458-3966
Isleton Chinese New Year's Celebration,
two days of lion dancers, rickshaw races and fun in Isleton's Chinatown.
St. Patrick's Day Party,
the wearing of the green and corned beef and cabbage on the menu at Tower
Opening Day Boat Parade,
a splendid decorated boat parade around Bethel Island, usually 2nd Saturday
, by the San Joaquin Yacht Club. Other opening day parades in the Delta
by Bridge Marina YC, Sportsmen YC, Driftwood YC, Discovery Bay YC, Stockton
YC, Pittsburgh YC, and Stockton Sailing Club.
April 1st - Stockton Yacht Club Opening
April 8th - Bethel Island Opening Day
April 15th - Antioch Opening Day Parade
April 22nd - City of Petaluma Opening
Discovery Bay Boat Show.
DeltaFest & Boat Show
at Tower Park Marina, May 14 - 16.
Catfish Derby & Deep Fry
at Mossdale Marina, May 15.
Opening Day Parade, a
fine decorated boat parade the first Sunday in May by the Sacramento YC.
Boats parade from the clubhouse to the American River and back.
Safe Boating Day, at
Harris Yacht Harbor in Bay Point, with music, BBQ, carnival, fishing, crafts
booths and more, May 22.
Sacramento Dixieland Jazz Jubilee,
runs for four days Memorial Day Weekend, with bands from around the world.
Dixieland's everywhere around Old Sacramento & beyond.
Isleton Crawdad Festival,
a weekend of great fun in this Sacramento River hamlet, with a carnival,
food booths galore, a parade, arts & crafts and many contests, on Father's
South Tower Race, a grueling
sailboat race from Stockton to the Golden Gate Bridge and back, by Stockton
4th of July Events
Wimpy's Annual Poker Run,
a spectacular boat run for those who like to gamble and gambol, with 500
participating. Live music, food, staged by Wimpy's Marina.
Courtland Pear Fair,
a down-home event at the parade, food booths, arts and crafts, contests,
and pear drinks
and food. In the Sacramento River town of Courtland.
Hilton's Fireworks, a spectacular fireworks display off Mandeville Tip, compliments of Hilton Hotels.
Thousands of boaters are in attendance and anchored out for this gala event.
Antioch Fireworks, usually fired from
a barge off downtown's Riverview Lodge, 925-757-1800.
Pittsburgh Fireworks over the water,
All American Water Feast, a day of
food, music, entertainment, carnival and a grand fireworks display over
the water, at the Stockton waterfront, 209-464-5246.
Rio Vista Fireworks, at the city waterfront
July 4th Festival, at Suisun City Marina,
live music, crafts, food, kiddie carnival, evening fireworks over the harbor,
Alligator Races, food, fun and music racing
aboard inflatable alligators at Haven Acres Resort in Lathrop.
Walnut Grove Catfish Jubilee, with music, food
& crafts booths, and racing of catfish in downtown Walnut Grove, last
Sunday of the month.
Bethel Island 50s Bash, with hundreds of fine
old cars, arts & crafts, food, dancing, in downtown area and at main
Franks Tract Regatta, a weekend of sailboat
racing on Franks Tract by the Andrea's Cove Yacht Club.
7th Annual Delta Big
Dog Poker Run September 11, at Riverboat II.Tickets are $45
and includes breakfast, T-shirt, Prime Rib dinner. 1st place is $1000.
Delta Chambers MOO-B-Q, a barbecue extravaganza
at Tower Park Marina, a fund-raiser for Delta Chambers with dazzling auction
bargains, food, music, dancing and fun. Many free prizes.
New York Landing Sea Food Festival, a gala
affair with some of northern California's finest chefs. Plenty of good
seafood to eat, on Pittsburgh waterfront.
Antioch Rivertown Jamboree, food booths, arts
& crafts and many other activities along the Antioch waterfront.
Fishing Clinics & Seminars, with all the
experts, at Hap's Bait in Rio Vista.
Rio Vista Bass Derby, a fine 3-day derby with
a carnival, Sunday parade down main St., food booths, queen contest and
Wimpy's End of Summer Bash!, B.B.Q., live music, and
Boats On The Boardwalk, an outstanding show
of classic runabouts along the Old Sacramento Boardwalk near the Delta
Driftwood Y.C. Make-A-Wish Cruise, cruise with
dinner, music, fun, with proceeds to this worthwhile charity.
Halloween Parties, at Windmill Cove, Tower
Park, Haven Acres Resort, Happy Harbor, Frank's Cove and other Delta watering
Thanksgiving Week Fishing Derby, a big week-long
derby by the Bethel Island Chamber with many excellent prizes, food, queen
contest and more.
Bethel Island Fishing Clinic, learn from the
experts of C.S.B.A., usually weekend prior to the Thanksgiving Derby. 925-684-3220
Thanksgiving Potluck At Lost Isle, bring a dish and join the boating gang. 209-948-4135
Christmas in Old Town Suisun,
lighted boat parade, Christmas tree lighting, Santa Claus. 707-421-7309
Delta Reflections Lighted Boat
Christmas Parade, dazzling lighted boat Christmas parade to the
Channel head in Stockton from Fourteen-mile Slough by the Marina West YC.
Lighted Boat Christmas Parade,
at Rio Vista by Delta Marina YC. 707-374-2315
Antioch Delta Delites Lighted
Boat Christmas Parade, by Bridge Marina YC cruises down to Antioch
and back. 925-706-1187
Bethel Island Parade of Lights,
by the San Joaquin YC. Starts at dusk in front of YC and runs clockwise
around the island. 925-684-3220
Oxbow Marina Lighted Boat Christmas
Parade, runs down Georgiana Slough to Hwy 12 bridge, then back.
Discovery Bay YC Lighted Boat
its way through the development's water ways. 925-634-1210
Crab Feed, at Nossdale
Delta Loop Lighted Boat Christmas
Parade, starts at dusk in the area of Korth's Marina and runs to
Hwy 12 bridge and back. 916-777-6464