7 Best Sonoma County Events in February

Looking for something fun to do in February? Here are our favorite picks. 

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FEBRUARY 4

Great Sonoma Wine and Crab Fest
If you like wine with your crab, or maybe crab with your wine, this is the one event you don’t want to miss. The 28th annual feast, hosted by the Sonoma County Farm Bureau, brings together more than 1,400 leaders from the local agriculture and business communities to raise money for scholarships, education programs and youth activities. The party starts at 4 p.m. $75. Grace Pavilion, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. Click on Annual Events at sonomafb.org

FEBRUARY 11

“Rumble in the Jungle”
The Safari West wild animal preserve northeast of Santa Rosa offers a unique way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Learn all about romantic ardor in the animal kingdom with a package deal that includes lunch at noon, a talk at 1 p.m. and a tour from 2 to 5. Adults only. Reservations required. $148.50. Safari West, 3115 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa, 707-566-3667, safariwest.com

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FEBRUARY 11

Johnny Mathis
The legendary singer brings his “The Voice of Romance Tour 2017” to Santa Rosa’s Luther Burbank Center. Known for the classic hits “Chances Are,” “It’s Not for Me to Say” and “Misty,” Mathis has recorded more than 80 albums. 8 p.m. $79-$129. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa, 546-3600, lutherburbankcenter.org

FEBRUARY 17-20

Cloverdale Citrus Fair
Cloverdale preserves the flavor of its agricultural history, with exhibits made of oranges and other citrus fruit, live entertainment, rides and a parade. And don’t forget the Citrus Fair Queen contest, a popular hometown tradition since 1924. $5-$7. Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds, 1 Citrus Fair Drive, Cloverdale, 707-894-3992, cloverdalecitrusfair.org

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FEBRUARY 23

Jazz on the Menu
The Healdsburg Jazz Festival, held every summer, also presents a winter fundraising event, with live jazz playing in each of more than 10 restaurants on the same night. All of the restaurants donate 25 percent of the event’s proceeds to the jazz festival’s music education programs, including the Student Jazz Combo Competition, new this year and open to all Sonoma County high school music students. A special concert at Cousteaux French Bakery, featuring the Ian Carey Quintet+1, runs from 7:30 to 10:30; tickets, $15, include dessert. 707-433-4633, healdsburgjazzfestival.org

FEBRUARY 24

Zukerman Trio
Famed classical violinist Pinchas Zukerman teams up with pianist Angela Cheng and cellist Amanda Forsyth to perform in Green Music Center’s Weill Hall. The program includes Brahms and Schubert. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35. Weill Hall at the Green Music Center, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, 866-955-6040, gmc.sonoma.edu

FEBRUARY 25

International Alsace Varietals Festival
Taste more than 100 Alsace-style wines from around the word and meet the winemakers. Enjoy foods perfectly suited for pairing with aromatic wines, including prawns, pork belly, duck, handmade pizzas, artisanal cheeses and more, all included in the ticket price. The grand tasting runs from 1 to 4 p.m. $90; $60 for designated driver. The day also includes an educational session with continental breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., priced at $60. Mendocino County Fairgrounds, 14400 Highway 128, Boonville, avwines.com

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