“The what?” they say.
“The Sikh Parade. Starts near the beginning of San Joaquin Street, snakes through Downtown and across Weber, then back up California Street. Ya know?”
“Never heard of it.”
In 2012, the April parade preluded the October celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Stockton Gurdwara on South Grant Street. This temple is the first permanent Sikh settlement in the United States, and Sikhs from all over the California Central Valley come to visit and participate in the parade’s progression through the city. The Sikh parade happens each year at the tail end of April.
Follow the Stockton Gurdwara on Facebook for details on the next parade.