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PHOTOS: First ever Stockton-Con draws huge crowd

STOCKTON, CA - Stockton premiered its very first Stockton-Con on Sunday, Aug. 5. More than 1,000 tickets were sold in advance, with long ticket and entrance lines lasting all day.

The pop-culture convention brought crowds of people from Modesto, Lathrop, Sacramento and across the central valley to the Spanos Center on the University of Pacific Campus for the inaugural convention.

One of the Stockton-Con's organizers, Mike Millerick, said in an email that the event was aimed at bringing recognition to artists in the San Joaquin Valley, and to give attendees the chance to experience Popular Culture (Comics, Card Games, Video Games, Cards, Anime, Manga, Science Fiction, Toys, Television and Movies).

CSD’s Hot Summer Nights Concert Series Returns

CSD’s Hot Summer Nights Concert Series Returns

Elk Grove, Calif. – The sounds of summer are back!  The Hot Summer Nights Concert Series returns each Friday in August at Laguna Town Hall (3020 Renwick Ave) from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.  The series is presented by the Cosumnes Community Services District with support from the City of Elk Grove.

Voted Best Place for Live Music in Elk Grove in 2010 and 2011 by Elk Grove Online, this FREE series returns with an eclectic musical lineup:

August 3Harley White Jr. Orchestra – Jazz & Swing

August 10:  Superlicious – 80s tunes

August 17:  Chris Gardner Band – New Country

August 24Safety Orange – So Cal Beach Rock

August 31Gary Mendoza Band -- Blues

Strauss Festival Celebrates 25 Years

Strauss Festival Celebrates 25 Years

The Strauss Festival wrapped up another successful year celebrating its tradition of dance, costumes, music and fun.

The festival ran from July 26 to 29 at Elk Grove Park. This year’s theme was Strauss Goes Silver – Celebrating 25 Years and included dances from previous years.

Take a look through the gallery to see photos of this year's show, courtesy Vicky Moore.

The Wine Cheese & Bread Faire

The Wine Cheese & Bread Faire

Clarksburg, Calif. - The Old Sugar Mill is proud to host the Wine Cheese & Bread Faire, Saturday and Sunday, July 21st and 22nd 2012 from 11-5pm.  This is the “Ultimate Gourmet Wine & Food Shopping Experience” in the Sacramento Region.  Cheesemakers from The California Cheese Guild and local Bakers will showcase the region’s best cheese and bread pairings for our Delta Wines.  Purveyors of specialty chocolates, olive oils, nuts, coffee & teas, spices, and other delicious locally made products will also be featured for tasting and available for purchase.   Shop for your perfect picnic lunch and bottle of wine, and then enjoy the beautiful outdoor patio and delta breeze.

There's lots to see at the California State Fair

There's lots to see at the California State Fair

The State Fair is full packed fun with lots of rides, food, competitions and exhibits.

If you plan on going and want some help that could be at your fingertips, here's a State Fair information link for the iPhone app and the Android app.

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Plus, Here's some articles spotlighting fun at the Fair:

News10 is at the State Fair every day.  Come visit us.

List of State Fair food