4th Annual Healdsburg Wild Steelhead Festival

Friday February 11th, 2011 7:00 PM
Saturday February 12th, 2011 7:00 PM
Sunday February 13th, 2011 7:00 PM

The Wild Steelhead Festival in Northern California’s City of Healdsburg has become so popular, it has grown again this year, and major sponsor Trout Unlimited has increased its involvement. Here’s a look at what’s in store for the 4th Annual Healdsburg Wild Steelhead Festival, February 11, 12 and 13, 2011:

Friday, February 11

Festival activities get underway with a gala dinner at the Villa Chanticleer in Healdsburg. Participants will enjoy a wild salmon dinner and this year’s guest speaker, legendary steelhead fisherman Lani Waller. Appetizers begin at 5:30 p.m., with the buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. There also will be a silent auction and live band. The cost is $35 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and under.

Saturday, February 12
The festival on Saturday, February 12 is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and features free activities in Healdsburg Plaza. Visitors can enjoy 60 educational exhibits, a free trout pond for young anglers, a fly fishing demonstration pond with tips from the pros, displays of fishing gear and boats, art for kids, cooking demos by local chefs, wine tasting, and a live Steelhead display. There also will be live music.

On hand with great information will be Trout Unlimited, Russian Riverkeeper, California Department of Fish and Game, Army Corp of Engineers, Sonoma County Water Agency, fishing guides, several wineries, Costeaux French Bakery and dozens more.

Sunday, February 13

On Sunday, the family fun moves to Lake Sonoma. There will be many activities at the Milt Brandt Visitor Center.

For more information about the Healdsburg Wild Steelhead Festival, please visitwww.healdsburgsteelheadfest.org or contact event coordinator Liz Keeley at

(707) 484-6438, lizkeeley [at] healdsburgsteelheadfest [dot] org.

Facebook users can also find information about the Wild Steelhead Festival, including new additions to the event and breaking news by searching for “Healdsburg Wild Steelhead Festival” and becoming a “fan,” or going to http://tinyurl.com/facebook-com-wildsteelheadfest.

Proceeds from the Wild Steelhead Festival, which is sponsored by Trout Unlimited, Hotel Healdsburg, h2hotel, Russian Riverkeeper and Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce, go toward funding public education and conservation programs related to Steelhead trout.