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Yampa Valley Crane Festival

Soar with cranes! Soar with planes! Visit Steamboat Springs and the beautiful Yampa Valley in Northwest Colorado for the 6th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival and the Wild West Air Fest taking place on Labor Day weekend, August 31 – September 3, 2017. The crane festival features guided crane viewings, nature and bird walks, expert speakers, films, crane and bird art, workshops, children’s activities, live raptors presented by HawkQuest, ranch tours, a community barbecue at The Nature Conservancy’s Carpenter Ranch, and more. Festival keynote speaker is George Archibald, co-founder of the International Crane Foundation. Other talks presented by cranes experts & photographers, Sandra Noll & Erv Nichols and Ted Floyd, editor of Birding magazine. The Wild West Air Fest features nationally renowned performers providing edge of the seat excitement as they undertake thrilling aerobatics and formation flying.