Sandhill Crane coloring contest 2021

Yampa Valley Crane Festival Coloring Contest Awards

Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 6:00pm to 6:15pm
  • Library Hall
See the 2021 entries on display and cheer on the winning young artists!

Masks are required to attend this live event in Library Hall.

A favorite part of our annual festival is the Crane Coloring Contest for kids. This year's original crane drawing was designed by artist Jill Bergman. Lyon’s Drug is generously providing prizes for the coloring contest. All coloring contest entries will be displayed at the library throughout the four days of the festival.

About the Yampa Valley Crane Festival: Sept. 2-5, 2021

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 10th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival.