Texas Tropical Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Port Aransas: Whooping Crane Festival 2014

February 20, 2014 - 1:30pm to February 23, 2014 - 6:00pm
The tallest flying bird in North America

Get your binoculars and checklists ready! The Coastal Bend is the only spot in the United States where the endangered whooping crane can be viewed at close range, and the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce celebrates this astonishing natural wonder with an annual festival honoring these grand birds. In addition, an awesome array of wintering migratory birds flock into the wetlands and onto the Texas shorelines of Mustang Island in Port Aransas and birding tours by land and sea are highlights during the festival. Make your plans to attend the Whooping Crane Festival from February 20 – 23, 2014.

Visitors of all ages will enjoy the many festivities during the celebration. Nature is the theme of the free trade show featuring numerous, unique vendors. A wide selection of optics, paintings, photography and one of a kind gift items for the nature lover in all of us will be featured.

Other activities include presentations from world-renowned speakers at The University of Texas Maine Science Institute, photography workshops and a variety of field trips.


  • 710 W Ave A
  • Port Aransas, Texas
  • 78373


  • Contact:
    Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce/Tourist Bureau
  • Phone:
  • Visit Website


  • Some events are free; registration and tours & trips - prices vary.

Map of Event