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Sandhill Crane Festival

November 2-4 · Hutchins Street Square · Lodi, CA

November 2-4, 2018

Hutchins Street Square · Lodi, CA

800-581-6150 ·

Welcome to the Lodi, CA Sandhill Crane Festival 

2018 Crane Festival Artwork

2018 Sandhill Crane Festival

Join us November 2-4, 2018 for the 22nd Annual Sandhill Crane Festival.

The 2018 Call to Artists can be found here.  Entry deadline is October 10, 2018.
Sandhill Cranes will be here from late September through February; information about other tours and how you can see the cranes on your own is found here.


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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 22 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.

Our 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.


Cortopassi Famly Foundation

City of Lodi - Division of Arts and Culture City of Lodi - Division of Arts and Culture



Captain Morgan’s Delta Adventures Cosumnes River Preserve
East Bay MUD

Lodi, CA



Thank you to the tour leaders, presenters, exhibitors, and many volunteers whose assistance and support result in a successful Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival.