As you drive into the charming city with wide, clean streets and well-kept buildings, you'll notice the big water tower on the edge of Main Street. You also may observe numerous churches along the way, and see the Historic Ripon sign positioned as you enter and drive through downtown.
Annual events include:
Almond Blossom Festival
- Last weekend in February
Emergency Car Show - First Saturday in October
Main Street Days - Third Saturday in October
Taste of Ripon - First Thursday in December
City Wide Yard Sales - Spring and Fall
City Wide Clean-up Follows the Spring Yard Sale
Color the Skies Festival - Run and Kite Show in August usually
Located in the San Joaquin Valley of Central California, Ripon is next to Highway 99, approx. 10 miles north of Modesto, 60 miles south of Sacramento, and 90 miles east of San Francisco.
Ripon's San Joaquin Valley location assures ideal climate for growing specific crops. It is hot and dry in summer with long, sunny days. Summertime temperatures range from the mid 50's to well over 100. Winters are moist and often blanketed with heavy fog. Wintertime temperatures range from the low 30's to mid 50's.
Relatively affordable, family-friendly, business-friendly and welcoming,
Ripon is a fantastic place to consider planting roots.