Happy 4th of July!  Yes, I know that I am day early – for once. 🙂  But with so many celebrations across Nebraska, starting today, I thought I had better post all of the festivity opportunities today!  Obviously to catch all of the community gatherings, I would need to spend hours researching.  Because my time seems to be limited these days, instead I am focusing on the larger scale events.  If you know of an additional event in your area, please comment below or post your event on our Facebook page.


July 4th celebration


July 4th events


Attend a bbq at Fort Robinson after the Crawford morning parade.

Grand Island

Celebrate Independence Day 1895 at the Stuhr Museum.  Activities from 10-5.


Special events including the Rumbles and fireworks will be happening at Brickyard Park tomorrow.  (Seems like I have mentioned Brickyard Park on this blog before … 🙂


The Independence Day Celebration is free with vendors available.  Family fun!


Uncle Sam Jam starts today at 1:00 and ends with a 10:00 firework show.  I heard on the 10/11 news that the fireworks will last for 22 minutes and cost only $1,000 per minutes. 🙂

Celebrate America is happening Saturday morning to mid-afternoon in Cripple Creek Park.  4th of July for the whole family with old-fashioned fun.  We went to this last year, and I appreciate their emphasis on our country’s


Camp Maranatha is the place to be for an afternoon and evening of celebration.


Attend the Bing Bang Boom tomorrow night.

North Platte

Lincoln County’s events include a watermelon feed before the fireworks show.


As you could imagine, there are SO many events happening this week-end in Omaha.  Rather than taking the time to list them myself, I am simply sending you to my friends’ sites.  They both do an awesome job of covering the “Big O.”

Family Fun in Omaha: July 4th Fireworks Displays

Oh My! Omaha July 3-5 events (includes info on the Ralston parade)


Drive to the top of the bluff to see area shows.  A few restrictions exist for this annual event, so definitely read this first.


Check out this link for all of the fun that is to be had in “America’s 4th of July City”


Starting with a rodeo today and including frog & toad races,  community BBQ, pie eating and more all-American fun is to be found in this town near North Platte.


Enjoy Waverly Fest with everything from a pancake feed, parade, street dance and of course, Fireworks.


Check out the York Firecracker Frenzy tonight.

For more 4th of July events across Nebraska, you can check out this list from American Towns – the list is rather lengthy but includes many, many possibilities.  You may also want to read this article on staying safe this July 4th.

Author: neodyssey