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What’s Coming to California in February

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

February 7 – 17

Over the past 35 years, SBIFF has become one of the leading film festivals in the United States—attracting 100,000 attendees and offering 11 days of 200+ films, tributes and panels. This year’s honorees include Bradley Cooper, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Colman Domingo, Lily Gladstone, Greta Lee, Billie Eilish and many more.

Yosemite Firefall

February 10-25

For a short two-week window, Horsetail Fall in Yosemite National Park illuminates in the light of the setting sun. This natural phenomenon creates the illusion of a firefall and instant photo opportunities. Reservations for weekend visits required.

22nd Annual Laguna Music Festival

February 12-28

Described as “a musical wizard, with astonishing access to every kind of expressive color” (San Diego Union-Tribune), violinist Anne Akiko Meyers serves as Artistic Director for the 22nd Annual Laguna Beach Music Festival. The Laguna Beach Music Festival is a multi-day series of classical and contemporary concerts, community engagement programs, and dynamic special events.

Fresno Country Blossom Trail

Starting mid-February

Over a 60-mile stretch, Fresno farmlands pop with pink and white blossoms as local fruit and nut trees burst into spring. The region will come alive with local events and tours to mark the colorful occasion.

Anderson Valley White Wine Weekend

February 17-18

Escape to Anderson Valley in February for a weekend of white wine, sparkling, rose, and more. Wineries along the valley’s wine road welcome you with exclusive wine flights, food pairings and special library tastings. Plan your journey to learn why the region is so well suited to make some of the best white wine and sparkling from the New World.


February 29-March 3

The fifth edition of SoCal’s most prestigious art fair, Frieze LA brings together a carefully curated group of over 95 exhibitors from 21 countries. The much-celebrated Focus section of the fair will explore the idea of ecology to highlight a diverse selection of younger U.S. galleries and emerging artists. 

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