October 6, 2018. 13th Annual Kids Crane Festival. Kids bring your parents to Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, October 6 at Noon to enjoy the fresh fall air, migrating Sandhill cranes, food, fun, and educational activities.  The festival kicks off at noon with a free lunch being served from noon to 1 p.m. Activities will start at 1:00 p.m. and will include a puppet show, watchable wildlife workshops, nest hunts, bird migration games, and other fun activities.

Thank you for a fantastic 2018 Crane Festival.  Check back in December for information for the 2019 festival. Registration will open on Jan 2, 2019.

What Makes the Monte Vista Crane Festival Unique? You can enjoy thousands of cranes, ducks, and geese flying against a backdrop of mountain scenery. Raptors will adorn the power poles and owls will be sitting with their young.  Festival planning is a collaborative effort between The Friends of the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuges (slvrefuges.org), The Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Monte Vista and is operated as a non-profit under the Friends’ 501(c)(3) non-profit status. A visit to the Monte Vista Crane Festival is an opportunity to see an amazing natural spectacle as well as experience a unique local community.

For more information about the Craft/Nature Fair at the festival contact the Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce or call 719-852-2731

For more information about the cranes contact the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex Office: 719-589-4021

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