Singer and songwriter Zach Tipton will be Artist in Residence at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve December 15 - 30. As part of his residency, Tipton will write and record songs inspired by the enigmatic and alluring landscape Great Sand Dunes has to offer.Tipton will perform a set of his greatest hits at the Visitor Center on Saturday, December 28 from 1:00-2:00pm. The set will include new songs written on location. The performance is free; no park entrance fees will be charged that day. Using his acoustic guitar, computer, and other instruments, Tipton’s residency goals will be to create and record two songs to celebrate the beauty of the dunes and provoke interest in the national parks.
Monte Vista Crane Festival For the past 2,000 years, the Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge has witnessed the migration of thousands of sandhill cranes. This year the 31st Annual Monte Vista Crane Festival will be March 7-9, and will be educational as well as fun. They will have an arts & crafts fair, bus tours, and educational lectures at the Middle School by biologists & wildlife experts