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Yampa Valley Crane Festival
August 30 - September 2Events are mostly free
Soar with cranes! Soar with planes! Visit Steamboat Springs and the beautiful Yampa Valley in northwest Colorado for the 7th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival and the Wild West Air Fest taking place Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30 – Sept. 2, 2018. The crane festival celebrates the majestic Greater Sandhill Cranes as they migrate through the Yampa Valley and features guided crane viewings, nature and bird walks, expert speakers, films, bird art, workshops, children’s activities, live raptors presented by HawkQuest, and more.
Festival speakers include Anne Lacy, Coordinator of Crane Research at the International Crane Foundation, and Jennifer Ackerman, NY Times best-selling author of “Genius of Birds.” For the complete crane festival schedule visit www.coloradocranes.org.
The Wild West Air Fest brings nationally renowned pilots to Steamboat Springs for an air show providing edge-of-the-seat excitement as they perform thrilling aerobatics and formation flying. Enjoy both events in the gorgeous, resort mountain setting of Steamboat Springs.