SF Bay Area events in February 2017 include Golden State Warriors games in Oakland, Cirque du Soleil shows in San Jose, and AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf south of Monterey. Other highlights this month include Valentine's Day activities and top to spend President's Day weekend here.
Read on for more great things to do this month all around the Bay Area.
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Dates: February 1, 8, 15, 23, 25
One of the best SF Bay Area events in February are the Golden State Warriors basketball games at the Oracle Arena in Oakland (East Bay). This month, they'll be taking on the Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Sacramento Kings, LA Clippers, and Brooklyn Nets. There is nothing like the energy of Bay Area fans decked out in blue and gold cheering on their Dubs, one of the hottest teams in the NBA.
Dates: February 6 - 12
For sports fans, one of the most exciting SF Bay Area events in February are happening in the Monterey region, about 3 hours south of San Francisco. This would of course be the highly anticipated AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournaments of the PGA tour, which arrives on California's coast this month at some of the most picturesque golf courses anywhere in the world.
For a whole week, you'll get to watch premier golf and entertainment in this serene setting.
Dates: February 11 (parade), January 21 - February 19 (other festivities)
One of the most anticipated SF Bay Area events in February every year is the annual Chinese New Year Parade and Festival. Watch as the streets of SF Chinatown come alive with this cultural tradition, including fire crackers, lanterns, drums, lion dancers, and a 28-foot-long Golden Dragon.
In addition to the parade, other lunar new year festivities include a basketball jamboree, Miss Chinatown pageant, community street fair, and 5K/10K run/walk. The entire festival lasts for several weeks.
Dates: February 9 - March 19
Cirque du Soleil is famous for incorporating wild acrobatics, beautiful imagery and magical music to create unforgettable story-telling experiences for their audiences. They travel all over the world performing under their Grand Chapiteau, and this month they will be in San Jose (South Bay) at the Taylor Street Bridge E Lot performing Luzia: A Waking Dream of Mexico.
This show will take you on a mystical journey exploring the indigenous cultures and natural beauty of Mexico.
Dates: February 4, 15, 19, 28
Don't miss your chance to see the Bay Area's favorite hockey team, the Sharks, take on top NHL teams at home in San Jose (South Bay). This month, they will host the Arizona Coyotes, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins, and Toronto Maple Leafs. Head on over to the Shark Tank (a.k.a. SAP Center) to get in on the action.
Some of the most popular SF Bay Area events in February are the theater performances happening at different venues all around the Bay Area. They range from Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals to classic works to independent pieces.
This month in San Francisco, you can watch A Thousand Splendid Suns at the A.C.T.'s Geary Theater, Finding Neverland at the Orpheum, and RENT at the Golden Gate. In the North Bay, you'll find Native Son at the Marin Theatre and You Got Older at the Luther Burbank Center. In the East Bay, you can see Hand to God at the Berkeley Rep.
If you are looking to save a little money this month, make sure to check out the discounts on Goldstar. You will find dozens of event, tour, and activity tickets for the entire month.
Click the links below for some of the most popular discounted SF Bay Area Events in February and to find more on their site.
2/18: Meet the Brewers Craft Beer Festival in San Jose, sample beer for four hours and also enjoy live music and food trucks (additional fee) while meeting local brewers, Full price $45, Goldstar $25*, find tickets for this event
2/19: Hot Couture Runway Show in Oakland features more than 20 local, Bay Area designers, shows starts at 7pm, Full price $55, Goldstar $27.50*, find tickets to this show in Oakland
2/26: Pacific Orchid Expo in San Francisco, head over to the Hall of Flowers in San Francisco for this popular, colorful event, Full price $14, Goldstar $10*, find events for this expo
Date: February 4
If you're looking for some adrenaline and high flying entertainment, head over to the Oakland Coliseum (East Bay) for some exciting off-road motorcycle races. Supercross is held on unique tracks that run up, down, and around dirt hills constructed within the stadium. They say this is one of the most physically demanding sports ever, and there's not a bad seat in the house for this show of incredible athleticism.
Every month, you'll find a great variety of live music events to choose from all over the Bay Area. They range from small performances at intimate cafes and local clubs to sold-out shows of today's biggest stars at huge sports arenas. This month offers a great selection here in San Francisco.
You'll have the chance to see Juicy J at the Regency Ballroom, Cody Jinks at the Great American Music Hall, Sting at the Nob Hill Masonic Center, Adam Ant at the Fillmore, and Galactic at the Warfield.
Date: February 14
If you're going to be in town for Valentine's Day, you'll find plenty of ways to make it memorable for your loved one. Several top SF restaurants offer special prix fixe menus Valentine's evening. You can also check out my list of the top five most romantic bars and hotels. If you're looking for a bit of adventure mixed with the luxury of fine dining, check out the bay cruises and wine tasting events. For those interested in a more cultural, intellectual outing, head to the symphony or theater.
Dates: February 14 - March 3
The San Jose Jazz Winter Fest kicks off on February 14 and lasts until March 3. This annual event features both well known jazz talents as well as up-and-coming artists on stage. They will perform at locations all around town including Cafe Stritch, Hedley Club, Deluxe Eatery, and others.
Enjoy the best of standup at SF's top two comedy clubs. This February, you'll have the chance to watch Jo Koy, Adam Ferrara, Earthquake, and Vir Das live on stage at Cobb's in North Beach. You can also catch Brendon Walsh, Tom Rhodes, Bret Ernst, and Sean Patton at the Punch Line, which is also offering Cupid's Comedy Allstars on Valentine's Day. And if that's not enough fun for you, check out BATS Improv or San Francisco's favorite musical comedy, Beach Blanket Babylon.
Dates: February 18 - 20
The weekend after Valentine's Day is a three-day weekend due to the President's Day holiday on Monday, February 20. To take advantage of the extra day off, perhaps you'll want to keep celebrating with your sweetheart by taking a romantic cruise on the bay, or maybe you'll want to break the routine with an exciting whale watching tour on the ocean.
You can also join a free walking tour, watch Frankenstein at the SF Ballet, or see the 20th anniversary tour of RENT at the Golden Gate Theater.
Dates: February 22 - 26
People usually come to the SAP Center in San Jose (South Bay) to watch the Sharks play a fierce game of hockey, but this week, the stadium will be packed full of families and Disney fans watching Worlds of Enchantment by Disney on Ice.
This show combines four beloved Disney tales--Cars, Toy Story, The Little Mermaid, and Frozen, so there's a little something for boys and girls of all generations. Clap along and marvel at the high-speed stunts as your favorite characters' dance and come to life on ice.
Some of the best SF Bay Area events in February feature delicious local and domestic wines and offer a true gourmet experience right in San Francisco. At Union Street Has a Crush on You, you'll meander through the Marina District sampling wines and delicious treats at all the participating merchants along the way.
At the huge Chronicle Wine Competition, you'll have the opportunity to try award-winning American varietals from more than 800 wineries. And at the ZAP Festival, you'll delve into the wonderful world of Zinfandels and meet the winemakers themselves.
Date: February 23
At the DoNapa Culinary Crawl, there are three basic steps to follow and repeat: walk, taste, and sip. If that sounds like the perfect way to spend a relaxing Thursday evening in wine country, head to downtown Napa (North Bay) and enjoy a variety of specially prepared bites paired with exclusive drink specials that are laid out for participants at the best tasting rooms and restaurants in town.
This is a unique opportunity to try an expansive variety of great food and wine all within walking distance.