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Sandhill Crane Festival

November 7-9 · Hutchins Street Square Lodi, CA

November 7-9, 2014

Hutchins Street Square · Lodi, CA

800-581-6150 · info@cranefestival.com

Welcome to the Lodi, CA Sandhill Crane Festival 

2014 Crane Festival Artwork
BY: Stella Stevens

2014 Sandhill Crane Festival

Join us November 7-9, 2014 for the 18th Annual Sandhill Crane Festival.

2014 Online Registration is now closed.

There are still tour spaces available and you can register in person at the Festival.

However, it is recommended that you come early to register as the remaining tours will fill quickly.

Registration will be open at 2:00 PM on November 7th, 6:00 AM on November 8th, and 6:00 AM on November 9th. The registration table is located in the Rotunda at Hutchins Street Square, easily accessed from the north parking lot, off of Oak Street.


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About the Festival

Long before Lodi existed, Sandhill Cranes descended into the rich delta wetlands at the end of a long migratory journey, some from nesting grounds as far away as Siberia. As they greeted California’s earliest explorers, these magnificent birds darkened the skies over winter marshes. In awe-inspiring numbers, and with a prehistoric call, stately gait, and elegant choreography, the Sandhill Crane continues to attract and inspire visitors.

Each year thousands of visitors make their way to Lodi area wildlife refuges and farmlands to experience first hand one of nature’s spectacles. The abundance of crane habitat continues to nourish our agricultural roots, with water, soil, and climate that sustains the birds, enriches our lives, and benefits our local economy.

For 18 years, Lodi’s Sandhill Crane Festival has celebrated the return of the cranes. In partnership with the City of Lodi, the Festival continues this November, welcoming an ever-growing circle of friends to our community to share the wonder of the Sandhill Crane ... and so much more.

Our Sponsors

Lodi Sandhill Crane Association, in partnership with the City of Lodi, gratefully acknowledge the support of these and others whose generosity makes the Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival possible.

Sponsors

Cortopassi Famly Foundation

 

City of Lodi - Division of Arts and Culture

 

Contributors

 

Additional Support Provided By

Cosumnes River Preserve Tower Park Marina
East Bay MUD Valley Community Orchestra

 

Thank you to the tour leaders, presenters, exhibitors, and many volunteers whose assistance and support result in a successful Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival.