Mark your calendars for November 5-7, 2021. We are currently making plans. Tour and program examples from the 2019 Festival, along with developing plans for the 2021 Festival, are displayed as previews of what to look forward to.
Keep following us as details develop.
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 24 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.
Be aware that some limited capacity, hands-on workshops require registration. Fees vary. Tours have limited space and require registration. Fees vary and on-line registration is highly recommended. On-line registration begins on September 5, 2021.