Join thousands of proud Stockton residents in celebrating the talent, the deeds, and the history of our great city on Saturday, October 5, 2013, from Noon to 3 PM on the Pacific Avenue between Central Court and Alder Street. The event is free to the public and showcases the artistic and performance talent of local residents, provides opportunities for volunteerism and service to the community. With over 100 nonprofit organizations available, the event bestows honors on local heroes and brings forth the fascinating history and culture of our community in displays and books by local authors.
NEW IN 2013: a children’s parade to kick off the event, an all community art competition and exhibit, food booths, and more! The Stockton is Magnificent (SIM) committee has incorporated as a non-profit 501c3 corporation of its own standing with the goal and mission to encourage civic pride, to inspire and educate Stockton residents of the rich and diverse past, present and future of our community. This mission will be accomplished by sustaining and growing the annual "Celebrate Stockton" event in which local talent, organizations, agencies and individuals are showcased and promoted to the public for their efforts in improving the lives of the citizens of Stockton. The mission will also be served by producing and providing educational experiences and materials for Stockton’s citizens, especially our youth, of the history, culture, diversity, facilities, services and value of our community.
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