Welcome to the Lodi, CA Sandhill Crane Festival
2013 Sandhill Crane Festival
Join us November 1-3, 2013 for the 17th annual Sandhill Crane Festival.
Online registration is now closed. There are still tour spaces available and you can register in person at the Festival. However, it is recommended that you come early to register as the remaining tours will fill quickly. Registration will be open at 2:00 PM on November 1 st , 7:00 AM on November 2 nd and 6:00 AM on November 3 rd . The registration table is located in the Rotunda at Hutchins Street Square, easily accessed from the north parking lot, off of Oak Street.
About the Festival
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 17 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.
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.
Additional Support Provided By
|Tower Park Marina|
|Aero Pure Water|
Special discounted rates for Sandhill Crane Festival attendees
are available from the following hotels (click for discounted rates):