14 Feb 2023
The annual Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas, Texas, is a world-class event you don't want to miss. The Texas Coastal Bend is the only spot where you can see the last naturally occurring Whooping Crane population during winter. The Whooping Crane Festival will have many incredible events, tours, workshops, and speakers spanning over four days. Don't miss out by booking your stay at Life in Paradise Vacation Rentals.
We offer a premium selection of Port Aransas beach vacation rentals for every group size and taste. As local experts, we are dedicated to providing our guests with the vacations of their dreams. Read our guide below to learn everything you need to know about this year's Port Aransas Whooping Crane Festival.
Why the Whooping Crane Festival Is Special
The Whooping Crane is an endangered and one of the oldest and rarest bird species. The Whooping Crane Festival celebrates the Whooping Crane's return to its winter home in Texas. This unique festival in Texas spans over four days and features renowned speakers, nature tours, birding trips, boat trips, photography workshops, a trade show, and so much more. Look at our highlights of the 26th Whooping Crane Festival below.
Check Out the 26th Annual Whooping Crane Festival
When: The 26th anniversary of the Whooping Crane Festival is coming to Port Aransas on February 23–26, 2023!
Speakers: You can look at the incredible speakers at the Whooping Crane Festival by clicking here.
Trade Show: Learn about the different vendors and organizations at the Whooping Crane Festival trade show.
Schedule: Check out the Whooping Crane Festival schedule of events by clicking here. Here are some highlights of what we're most excited for:
Thursday, Feb. 23: Whooping Crane Boat Tour
Thursday, Feb. 23: Sunset Wine & Dolphin Cruise
Friday, Feb. 24: Tour Patton Center & Wetlands Education Center
Friday, Feb. 24: Dr. George Archibald, International Crane Foundation
Friday, Feb. 24: Amos Rehabilitation Keep Tour
Friday, Feb. 24: Wine, Whine, And Design Whoopers
Saturday, Feb. 25: Identifying Shorebirds Fieldtrip Featuring Gary Clark
Saturday, Feb. 25: Explore Lamar Peninsula With Mikael Behrens
Saturday, Feb. 25: Port Aransas Nature Preserve Bird Walk With Guide Ray Dillahunty
Saturday, Feb. 25: Anne Lacy, Senior Manager, North America Program
Sunday, Feb. 26: Nature Preserve Walking Tour Featuring Scott Holt & Dr. Joan Holt
Book your stay today with Life In Paradise Vacation Rentals to experience this world-class festival!