Othello Events

Annual 4th of July Festival

A daylong event celebrating our country’s freedom and those who fought for it. The festival consists of several running evengts, 3-on-3 basketball tournaments, tennis tournaments, baseball games, fire-truck pull and many contests with prizes.

There will be vendors, food and lots of live entertainment. A complete day with a veteran’s parade in the morning, a military fly over and fireworks after dark. Military rides are available for veteran’s joining the parade. For more information visit Othello Chamber of Commerce.

Othello Sand Hill Crane Festival

The Othello Sand Hill Crane Festival is a three-day event held in the spring. As the days grow longer and spring approaches, area bird watchers are on the look-out for large graceful gray birds flying overhead.  If they are flying low enough, one can see a red patch on the birds’ heads.  They have a very distinctive call described as a loud, rolling that can be heard from more than a mile away.  Upon hearing this loud sound, birders excitedly call one another or post the news on their Face Book or Twitter page:  “The Cranes are here”.  Sandhill cranes that is…on their way from California to Alaska.  The birds stop in the Othello area to refuel for a couple of months and then move on to breed and raise young in Alaska.  Their main goal from mid-February to April is to gain weight for the rest of their journey.

Eighteen years ago, the Sandhill Crane Festival came into being.  What started as a small festival has grown to become one of the Northwest’s premier events. For more information visit Othello Sand Hill Crane Festival website.

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