Yuma Bird, Nature, and History Festival
April 16 - April 18
Yuma, Arizona, is known as the gateway to the Great Southwest. It is located along the lower Colorado River, between Tucson and San Diego. Yuma is a historic, cultural, and outdoor adventure destination with attractions that include the Colorado River, Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, Yuma Territorial Prison, Colorado River State Historic Park, Yuma Art Center & Historic Yuma Theatre, and a charming historic downtown district.
With Yuma’s diverse habitats that range from desert farmlands to the lower Colorado River wetlands, about 400 species of birds make the region a seasonal stop or year-round home. Bird and nature tours include Imperial National Wildlife Refuge, Sonny Bono Salton Sea NWR, Colorado River Parks, Mittry Lake and Hidden Shores. Garden tours, a talk on hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, bird trivia night, Ridgeway Rail IPA, and Indian Fry Bread to enjoy make for a family friendly festival.
Field trips to Yuma Army Proving Ground Open Air Museum, Cocopah Native American Museum, Sanguinetti House, and the Historic Motor Hotel Museum give glimpses of Yuma history.