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Cranes & a Rock Concert

Friday, August 30, 2019 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Library Lawn - Outside of the Children's Storytime Room
Crane Yard Art Display & Silent Auction: See the flock of 2019 Sandhill Crane yard art and rock out with Yer State Birds...plus the crane coloring contest awards!

Volunteer artists have generously decorated special yard art cranes in honor of the Yampa Valley Crane Festival! See the flock exhibited on the Library Lawn, and bid on one to take home to your own lawn during a silent auction that benefits the festival and the nonprofit Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition. 

4-4:45 p.m. Free concert with Yer State Birds

Southern Rock meets Rocky Mountain High in the middle of the yard art display. Enjoy the music of this popular local group comprised of J. R. Adams on guitar and lead vocals, John Miller on keyboard  and  vocals, Jeff Goodhand on bass and vocals, and Ryan Fanders on drums.

4:45 p.m. Crane Coloring Contest Awards

Winners of the 3rd grade and community coloring contests are honored and receive prizes donated by Ciao Gelato.


More yard art: Saturday, Aug. 31

Noon-3:30 p.m.
Last chance to bid on a one-of-a-kind work of crane art to grace your yard!

About the Yampa Valley Crane Festival

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 festival includes daily crane viewings, expert speakers, films, art exhibits, workshops, family activities and more. All community activities and events are free unless otherwise indicated in the program, and Bud Werner Memorial Library is festival headquarters and the venue for many of these talks, films and events.

Learn more about the Yampa Valley Crane Festival at www.coloradocranes.org.