For nearly two decades we have celebrated the annual return of nearly 35,000 sand hill cranes to Othello, Washington every March as they migrate north to their breeding grounds in Alaska. The Festival offers an incredible opportunity to view the cranes up-close, with tours led by local experts. The Festival also boasts other specialty tours of the flora, fauna and geology of the area, and many lectures, as well as children's activities.
The Festival has grown over the years with returning participants attending from across the country.
The 2021 Festival will be virtual - check back in January for details.
The Othello Sandhill Crane Festival is coordinated by the Grant County Conservation District and is made possible by the generous contributions of our dedicated volunteers, board members, sponsors, and the experts who share their passions with us.