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Sandhill Crane Festival

November 1-3 · Hutchins Street Square · Lodi, CA

November 1-3, 2019

Hutchins Street Square · Lodi, CA

800-581-6150 ·

Welcome to the Lodi, CA Sandhill Crane Festival 

2019 Festival Artwork by Lauris Phillips
Design by The 209DesignShop

2019 Sandhill Crane Festival

Join us November 1-3, 2019 for the 23rd Annual Sandhill Crane Festival.


2019 Online Registrationis Now Closed.   There are still some 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 12:30 PM on November 1 st , 7:00 AM on November 2 nd and 6:30 AM on November 3 rd .  The registration table is located in the Rotunda at Hutchins Street Square, easily accessed from the north parking lot, off of Oak Street.


Sandhill Crane Festival Student Art Exhibition

November 2-30, 2019
Lodi Library Community Room, 201 W. Locust Street.

Special Events on Saturday, November 2

Celebrate Children’s Books and Cranes with Linda Joy Singleton Lodi Library Community Room at 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM.
Painting Kindness Rocks Lodi Library Activity Room from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

All events are free and open to all.

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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 23 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.


Cortopassi Famly Foundation

City of Lodi - Division of Arts and Culture City of Lodi - Division of Arts and Culture



Captain Morgan’s Delta Adventures Cosumnes River Preserve
East Bay MUD

Lodi, CA


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