February is a popular month on Sanibel, and the island’s calendar is packed with exciting events to help you fully enjoy this natural paradise. Mark your calendars for these top Sanibel events for the second half of the month:

2/14 – Go Wild for “Ding” – Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with all the “love birds” on the island! 100% of event proceeds will support the conservation and education efforts at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The event features entertainment, cuisine from island-favorite restaurants, live and silent auction items, and more.

2/14 – Valentine’s Day Sunset Dolphin Cruise with Adventures in Paradise – Cruise into your loved ones hearts on a 45 ft. power catamaran around the beautiful San Carlos Bay. Complimentary soft drinks, bottled water and cupcakes provided.

2/17 & 2/18 – Rotary Club Art Fair – Don’t miss out on the 35th annual Rotary Arts and Crafts fair featuring a wide variety of local artists. Event is held at the Sanibel Community House.

2/19 – Let’s Get Historical Gala – Join the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village for their annual historical gala. This year’s “Footprints in the Sand” themed event features music by local favorites Kelly & Shelly and catering by Bailey’s Sanibel Catering Co.

2/19 – CROW Wildlife Walk – Advanced registration is required for this 1.5 hour “behind the scenes” tour of Sanibel’s only wildlife hospital, CROW. This two-part event features an introductory presentation of rehabilitation methods, followed by a guided tour through treatment areas.

2/19 – SCCF’s President’s Day Open House – Along with enjoying the interactive features at the visitor’s center, guests will have the opportunity to meet the SCCF scientists for crafts and lunch.

2/21 – “Ding” Darling 2018 Free Film Series – Enjoy a free nature film at the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center highlighting coral reefs and conservation efforts from around the world.

2/24 – Almost Spring Bazaar – Located at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, this spring-themed bazaar offers a little something for everyone!

2/24 – Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner – This annual fundraiser for the the Kiwanis Club of the Islands offers value-priced tasty cuisine in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. Proceeds from the event go to the club’s donations, grants and scholarships.

A full list of February events on Sanibel is available at the Sanibel Island Chamber of Commerce.