Yuma Bird, Nature, and History Festival
April 16 - April 18
Due to COVID-19, the 2021 Yuma Bird, Nature, and History Festival has been cancelled.
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.