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Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival Plans to Return in November 2021

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.

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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.

General Admission is FREE!
General admission to the Sandhill Crane Festival is free. There is no charge for most of the events at Hutchins Street Square, including the Art Show, workshops and presentations, and Exhibit Hall.
Nature Tours
Costs vary per tour. For information, cost, and times, please see the

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Tour registration and check-in hours are from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Tours are from 1:00 PM to 6:45 PM*

Art Show Opening, featuring original artwork by Lauris Phillips, from 6:00 to 8:30 PM.

Opening Dinner and Silent Auction are from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

Tour registration and check-in hours are from 5:30 AM to 4:15 PM

Tours are from 6:30 AM to 6:45 PM*

Workshops, presentations, live animal shows, music, and children’s activities are from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Art Show and Exhibit Hall, with vendors, displays, food and the Crane-ium are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Tour registration and check-in hours are from 5:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Tours are from 5:20 AM to 6:00 PM*

Workshops, presentations, live animal shows, music, and children’s activities are from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Art Show and Exhibit Hall, with vendors, displays, food and the Crane-ium are from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Festival 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.

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