The Othello Sandhill Crane Festival started in 1998. The Greater Othello Chamber of Commerce and the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) sponsors this annual festival. Through the collective efforts of committee members, the festival is carefully planned, organized and conducted. The Sandhill Crane Festival Committee includes Grant Conservation District staff, Othello citizens, and residents from the neighboring Columbia Basin communities of Ephrata, Moses Lake, and Royal City.
The Othello Sandhill Crane Festival
During the festival, which will happen on March 28-30, there will be different tours for crane viewing along with specialty tours that included a wildlife tour of the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge/Potholes