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For Immediate Release

Lake Sonoma Steelhead Festival Returns February 10

GEYSERVILLE, CA | February 05, 2024

Lake Sonoma Steelhead FestivalGet ready for the return of the Lake Sonoma Steelhead Festival as it celebrates its 15th year! California's premier event honoring the annual Steelhead migration is set to take place on Saturday, February 10, at the Milt Brandt Visitor Center grounds at Lake Sonoma, running from 10 am to 4 pm. Rain or shine, this event is free for all attendees.

The 2024 celebration will feature a variety of activities for all age groups, with a focus on environmental stewardship, preservation of natural resources and protection of threatened and endangered species.   Enjoy exhibits from local community organizations and businesses including the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Sonoma Water, CAL FIRE and Sonoma County Bowmen.

SoloRio will provide live musical entertainment, and the ever-popular bubble shows by Bubblesmith are set to make a triumphant return. A variety of food trucks will be available on-site, with Bear Republic Brewing and the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley offering beer and wine selections to support the Friends of Lake Sonoma.

While the event itself is free, attendees can purchase food and beverages. It's recommended for participants to bring their refillable water bottles.

The festivities kick off at 10 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. Shuttle services are provided to and from overflow parking lots. Event details can be found online at

This event is proudly hosted by the Friends of Lake Sonoma, in collaboration with Sonoma Water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the California Department of Fish & Wildlife. Additional sponsorship comes from the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, Brandt Insurance, Healdsburg Running Club, Lake Sonoma Marina, Redwood Credit Union, Russian River Watershed Association, Sonoma Clean Power, Sonoma County Winegrowers, Westec Tank & Equipment Co., and the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley.

Jane Hodges Young, Friends of Lake Sonoma
(707) 694-1916

Andrea Rodriguez, Sonoma Water
(707) 331-2040