Where can you find 70 active events taking place of the course of 10 days?  Why the Capital City of course!  The Cornhusker State Games officially kick off tonight.  (More on that part in a bit!)  While several of the events have already taken place, there are many still to come.  Most of them even have free admission!  The Cornhusker State Games are fun for everyone.


This is a great opportunity to support movement and those who are at various skill levels.  For the first time, our family will be participating.  I am a bit embarrassed to note that while I love and appreciate athletics, I have not been to an event before, nor have I participated, although I know that my brother and cousin have done so.  Since there are several dozen to chose from, really there is an event for EVERYONE!  Whether young or old, fast or slow, you can find an activity that suits you.  Arm wrestling, dodgeball, power walking and even table tennis are some of the options.  While the time has passed to sign up this year, you can still support those who are planning on participating.

For the first time ever, the  opening ceremonies  are taking place at Lincoln’s Pinnacle Bank Arena, starting at 7:30 p.m.  The main act is “AcroDunk” – a basketball spectacular.  You can click on this link: AcroDunk on America’s Got Talent  if you want a preview.  Here are the other things that are happening, taken directly from the website.

Appearance by Miss Nebraska USA, Amanda Soltero. Amanda will be meeting fans and signing autographs from 5:30 – 6:45pm in the vendor area, and again after the Ceremonies conclude.

Beats from DJ Romeo

The famous Su Fu Du Drumline from Sioux Falls, SD.

Performance by a dozen of Nebraska’s finest mascots.

Inspirational tribute to America and her soldiers serving around the world.

The traditional lighting of the caldron by a mystery celebrity.

Other important details that you need to know:


Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Parade of Athletes staging at 7 p.m.
Opening Ceremonies begin at 7:30 p.m.


Registered Cornhusker State Games Athletes—FREE

Students (6–18 years)—$5
Kids (5 years and younger)—FREE

Should be a really fun evening!  If you cannot make the event tonight and live close enough to do so, definitely check out one of the area events this coming week!

Author: neodyssey