Skip to main content
Loading Events

Othello Sandhill Crane Festival

  • This event has passed.

March 22, 2024 March 24, 2024

For more than two decades we have celebrated the annual return of nearly 35,000 Sandhill 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.

Registration on the website begins February 5th at 8 am. Friday night activities lecture by WSU Raptor Club, 7 pm (free to attend), and Saturday and Sunday activities at the Othello Church of the Nazarene, 835 S. 10th Avenue, Othello, WA 99344 and the McFarland Middle School, 790 S 10th Ave #1699, Othello, WA 99344.

In-person registration takes place at the Othello Church of the Nazarene.


Othello Sandhill Crane Festival Committee


View Organizer Website


Othello Church of the Nazarene

835 S. 10th Avenue
Othello, WA 99344 United States
Get Directions from Google Maps
View Venue Website
The Cornell Lab

All About Birds
is a free resource

Available for everyone,
funded by donors like you

American Kestrel by Blair Dudeck / Macaulay Library