Some of the best Sonoma events in February 2024 include wine tasting activities at local wineries and a long-standing citrus festival.
To help you prepare for your visit, I've also included some tips on where to find hotel and wine tasting deals.
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Head over to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds - Hall of Flowers & Grace Pavilion for the 34th Annual Great Sonoma Crab & Wine Fest. This event features a reception, a crab dinner, and both a silent & live auction.
At the reception, you can enjoy award winning Sonoma wines paired with appetizers created by top local chefs. You can also walk around to check out all the great goodies for the silent auction.
The entire event starts at 4 pm with dinner and the live auction beginning at 6:30 pm. All proceeds benefit the Sonoma County Farm Bureau's agricultural education activities.
Dates: 2/2 & 2/3
The two-day 4th Annual Passion 4 Pinot Festival consists of four events at different winery locations in Sonoma Valley, three offered on Friday and one on Saturday evening.
Join other pinot aficionados and winemakers and discover what makes the Pinot Noir varietal so unique. The Grand Tasting on Saturday will take place at the Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa from 2 pm to 5:30 pm. Ticket prices range from $135 to $225 and are currently on sale.
Dates: 2/1 - 2/29 (all month)
Each February, SF dedicates an entire week (2/9 - 18 for 2024) to celebrating independent craft beer producers at local Bay Area breweries. This year marks the event's 8th anniversary and once again, California's wine country has joined in on the fun—only it gets even better: in Santa Rosa, it's all month long.
Get your Beer Passport to guide you through the variety of taprooms and beer gardens, and as you check them off, you'll work toward your prize. Some of the special events include trivia nights, beer and pizza, comedy, Super Bowl viewing, music, and so much more.
Don't miss out on new beer releases such as The Big One V.5 by Seismic Brewing, the Smart Feller Triple IPA from Iron Ox Brewing, and others by HenHouse, Old Possum, and more.
Dates: 2/16 - 2/19
One of the oldest fairs in California, the Cloverdale Citrus Fair is a place to learn all about the citrus business in Sonoma County. And 2024 marks the fair's 132nd year celebration!
As one of the top Sonoma events in February, you will also find a variety of other fun things to do at this festival. You can see exhibits created out of citrus fruits, spend some time on the carnival rides, and enjoy a variety of entertainment.
You can also sample local wines and enjoy lots of tasty fair food.
The event also includes a parade, a talent show, and a several competitions. All events are held at 1 Citrus Fair Drive in Cloverdale.
2/3 - Sip and Shop at Deloach Vineyards
2/10 & 11 - Valentine's Day wine & food pairing at Russian River Vineyards
2/16 - Comedy night at Balletto Vineyards
2/24 - Sip & paint at Deloach Vineyards
2/25 - Reading between the vines at Hook & Ladder Winery
This exclusive tour takes you along CA Highway 116, where you'll discover some of the region's best hidden gems and finest wines. The route is extremely scenic, and contains several wineries within just a 12-mile span.
The Russian River Valley where this event takes place is especially known for its award-winning Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays, and Zinfandels.
Enjoy the best of Santa Rosa with these delicious and fun-filled Beer City weekend events. This is one of the more unique half marathons you'll find, offering a beautiful course along the Santa Rosa Creek Trail, and ending with a taste of local beers and kombucha, paired with delicious cheese!
In addition, the post-race festivities will include food trucks, music, and more.
There are 10k and 5k options for those looking to participate in a shorter route, with the start times for each race staggered by half-hour intervals, kicking off at 8:30 am.
All finishers receive a T-shirt and medal, and the half marathon finishers receive a Beer City tasting glass.
Dates: 2/19 - 2/25
Sonoma County, with its world-famous wines and fresh locally grown ingredients, has earned its reputation as a food-lover's paradise. Throughout the entire week, you'll have the opportunity to taste the best restaurants this region has to offer, including renowned Zagat and Michelin Award winners.
Participating restaurants offer plenty of classy and comfortable outdoor dining, from lantern-lit garden patios to lakeview seating. You'll find a variety of cuisines from Italian to Japanese, from fresh seafood to French baked goods, and much more.
Dates: 2/23 - 2/25
The Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa is once again the location of this year's Santa Rosa Tattoos and Blues Festival. For three days, you can meet with tattoo enthusiasts from around the world.
Dozens of tattoo artists will be on hand for those looking to add another tattoo or touch up one that has faded. You can also enjoy live music all weekend long as well as local food and drinks.
Do you plan to stay for awhile are you enjoy these fun Sonoma events in February? If so, make sure to check out the great hotel deals online. Click the links below to compare prices and read recent guest reviews to help you find the right place for you!
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VRBO: You can also find some great places to stay on VRBO. They offer apartments, houses, cottages, and rooms for rent all around Sonoma County. Find some great places to stay here.
You will find a lot of fun things to do at night in Sonoma. One of my favorites is the performances at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa. You will find everything from comedy to symphony performances here. Here are some of the top Sonoma events in February at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.
Every weekend, you will find a variety of fun wine tasting events at wineries all around Sonoma County. They include wine tasting, food pairing and even hikes around the vineyards.
These are smaller Sonoma events in February, yet very popular and are open to the public. You will also usually receive discounted ticket prices to the event if you are a member of the winery.
Buena Vista Winery: Crab Feast (2/17), including crab ready to crack and flawlessly paired with Buena Vista wines at 6 pm.
DeLoach Vineyards: Sip and Paint at DeLoach (2/24) from 1 to 3 pm.
Dutton Goldfield: Valentine's Chocolate Pairing (2/14 - 2/18)
Emeritus: Sweethearts pairing (2/9 -2/11) from 10 am to 5 pm. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a unique pairing of chocolates and Emeritus Pinot Noir
Gary Farrell Winery: 17th Annual Crab Dinner from 5:30 pm to 9 pm (2/17). Tickets cost $275 for non members.
Gloria Ferrer: Enjoy an exquisite five-course dinner at the winter chef's table (2/16) from 6 to 9 pm.
Gundlack Bundschu (2/15): Hi-Fi Happy Hour from 5 to 7 pm. Enjoy wine, records, pizza, and friends in the Barrel Room.
Jacuzzi Wines: Festival of olives (2/17) from 11 am to 3 pm
Jordan Winery: Caviar tasting at Vista (2/13 - 2/16) from 2:30 to 4:15 pm
Kendall-Jackson: 19th Annual Crab & Chardonnay Feast (2/10) from 5 pm to 8 pm
Lambert Bridge: Gilfillan Cabernet Sauvignon vertical tasting experience (2/17 & 2/18) from 12:30 to 2 pm
Papapietro Perry: Cellar Crab Boil (2/24) from 6 to 8:30 pm
Rodney Strong: Join winemaker Justin Seidenfeld for an in-depth blending seminar at Winemaker Series Symmetry (2/24) from 2 to 4 pm
Taft Street Winery: Rose release party (2/16) from 4 to 7 pm
Viansa: Valentine’s Swing Dance Bash (2/10) from 7 to 9 pm
In addition to all of these Sonoma events in February, you will also find some great wine tasting deals through Groupon. These are just a few of the top deals currently running.
Battaglini Winery & Vineyard: $5 Buys You a Coupon for $5 Off a Wine Tasting for Two Plus 20% Off a Bottle of Wine, near Santa Rosa, check for availability
Harvest Moon Estate And Winery: Save on their wine and cheese tasting plates for one, two or four people, near Santa Rosa, check for availability
*Note: Most deals last for 120 days after purchase, so make sure to check the exact terms before purchasing.
Spend the day at Lake Sonoma and enjoy several family friendly activities during the Sonoma Steelhead Festival. The event helps to raise awareness of the importance of this large freshwater lake in Sonoma County.
The event offers you the chance to visit the fish hatchery where you can see dozens of Steelhead fish. You can also sample local wines, beers, and gourmet treats from some of the best food trucks.
The event runs from 10 am to 4 pm.