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Cranefest 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 12:00 PM until Sunday, October 14, 2018, 7:00 PM
Kiwanis Youth Area, Baker Sanctuary
21145 15 Mile Road
Bellievue, MI  
Public Events
Registration is not Required
The MHC will have a booth at Cranefest from 12:00 until 6:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday, October 13th and 14th, 2018. Stop in to visit with many of the states falconers and their birds!
Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14, 2018

The Sandhill Crane and Art Festival, “CraneFest XXIII” begins at Noon on Saturday, October 13, 2018.  The festival is held at the Kiwanis Youth Conservation Area, adjacent to the Bernard W. Baker Sanctuary.

CraneFest would not be possible without our generous partners, the Kiwanis Club of Battle Creek.  The use of the Kiwanis Youth and Conservation Area makes it possible for visitors to see the cranes fly in and experience other intriguing wildlife in Big Marsh Lake.  Although most of Big Marsh Lake lies within Michigan Audubon’s Bernard W. Baker Sanctuary, the wetland is not visible from the sanctuary itself.  The Conservation and Youth Area, which is adjacent to Baker Sanctuary, provides a great overlook of Big Marsh Lake and is an ideal location for nature hikes and casual wildlife study.