There’s Nothing Better Than This Epic Festival In Nebraska

In other parts of the country, people get together for massive outdoor music festivals. In Nebraska, we look forward all year to a different kind of festival. Spring brings a massive influx of winged visitors who will be here only a short time, and we love to get out and see them before they take off again.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

The Sandhill Crane Festival is an unusual kind of festival in that there’s no loud music, no acres of food vendors, and no plastic souvenirs. This is a festival for nature lovers who know that the best things in life come from the earth.

For more information on the festival, including accommodations, exhibitors, events, and more, click here. While this is the official Audubon festival, there are other events taking place throughout Kearney, Grand Island, and many surrounding areas all through March. Find information about some of the many other crane viewing tours available here, here, and here.