Did you know… February 2012 is a Leap Year? According to timeanddate.com, Leap Years are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth’s revolutions around the sun. It takes the Earth approximately 365.242199 days (a tropical year) to circle once around the Sun. If we didn’t add a day on February 29 nearly every 4 years, we would lose almost six hours every year. After only 100 years, our calendar would be off by approximately 24 days!
Check out these February Events & “Fun Things To Do” in the San Francisco Bay Area… and beyond. Be sure to check our Blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Love to Eat and Travel website each month for updates throughout the year. Enjoy!
Week of February 1-5
Last Chance to see “Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power” from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna at the de Young, Mostly British Film Festival in SF, “TOTEM” Cirque du Soleil, San Francisco Arts of Pacific Asia Show, Silver Oak Cellars Release Day, Miss Chinatown USA Pageant, Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon and 5K Run, KNBR 680 Giants FanFest, San Francisco Ballet 2012 Season, Super Bowl Sunday XLVI (46th game) — “who are YOU rooting for?”
Week of February 6-12
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Carnival of Venice 2012, Union Street Has a Crush on You Valentine Walk, San Francisco IndieFest, San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show, California Independent Film Festival, Chinese New Year Parade “Year of the Dragon” (Lunar Year 4710), Chinatown New Year’s Festival/Community Street Fair, “America’s Got Talent” Open Auditions in San Francisco, “Woo @ the Zoo” in SF, 54th Grammy Awards, BAFTA 2012 Awards (British Oscars), Valentine’s Chocolate & Wine-Tasting Run Tour, 13th Annual San Francisco Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival
Week of February 13-19
Valentine’s Day, Valentine’s Day Love Train Lunch & Dinner, 2012 Eternity Ball (San Francisco Valentine’s Day Black-Tie Gala with a Twist), Valentine’s Day Times Square NYC, 14th Annual San Francisco IndieFest (Independent Film Festival), Jazz Spring Season 2012, Rio Carnival and 2012 Samba Parade, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting, “The Cult of Beauty: Victorian Avant-Garde 1860-1900” exhibit opens @ Legion of Honor, Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show
Week of February 20-26
TulipMania at Pier 39, First Annual Chicken Hot Wing Eating Contest, Mardi Gras New Orleans, 2012 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival, The Great San Francisco Crystal Fair, NASCAR Daytona 500 Race, “Maharaja: The Splendor of India’s Royal Courts” @ Asian Art Museum, Friday Nights at the California Academy of Sciences, 84th Annual Academy Awards — “what’s YOUR favorite movie of the year?”
Week of February 27-29
Leap Day (Feb 29, occurs once every four years), Monarch Butterflies at Monarch Grove Butterfly Sanctuary, Elephant Seal Habitat “Mating & Birthing” at Ano Nuevo State Reserve, Stay tuned for Mavericks Surfing Contest and International Festival 2012…