Yampa Valley Crane Festival

Crane Fest Outdoor Activities for Children & Families

Saturday, September 2, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:30am
  • Library Lawn
Nature fun and education for the entire family during the 12th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival

Visit the Nature's Educators raptor display, and stay around the Library Lawn to enjoy educational bird and nature activities presented by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Yampatika.

About the Yampa Valley Crane Festival: Aug. 31- Sept. 3, 2023

The Greater Sandhill Crane is an iconic species of the Yampa Valley. Returning in the spring, cranes nest and raise their young in wetland areas throughout the valley. In late summer and early fall, hundreds of cranes from the Rocky Mountain flock join the local birds to rest and feed before continuing their journey south. The Yampa Valley Crane Festival celebrates these iconic birds with daily crane viewings, expert speakers, films, art exhibits, workshops, family activities and more. Bud Werner Memorial Library is festival headquarters and the venue for many of these talks, films and events. Learn more about the 12th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival.