4th of July celebrations across Nebraska seem to go off with a bang. ūüôā¬† Independence Day and freedom are definitely worth celebrating.¬† Here are some of the larger celebrations happening across various regions of Nebraska today, tomorrow and the rest of this week-end!

Frontier Trails Independence Day events

Grand Island: Fonner Park Fireworks at Dusk on July 4th

Hastings: 4th of July Concert with “The Rumbles” (possibly fireworks to follow?)

Kearney Fireworks: Thursday July 3rd 10 pm

Fort Kearny Stampede Day (July 4th Day)

Lewis and Clark Independence Day events

Columbus: Red, White & KaBoom on Thursday July 3rd

Norfolk (Saturday the 5th at 10 pm)

Metro Independence Day events

Fremont: Thursday Night

Lincoln: Uncle Sam Jam: Thursday July 3rd

Lincoln Red, White and Zoo (Friday All Day)

Two Other Lincoln Events on the 4th of July:

Celebrate America! — 9:30 a.m., kids’ parade and marching band; 10-11 a.m., patriotic program; 11-11:30 a.m., old-fashioned family games; 11:30 a.m.-noon, hot dog lunch, Cripple Creek Park, Pine Lake Road between 40th and 56th streets, north on Beaver Creek Lane; the park is on the corner of Fir Hollow and Beaver Creek Lane. Everyone welcome.

Fourth of July storytime — 11 a.m., SouthPointe Barnes & Noble Booksellers. “Corduroy’s 4th of July” and “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Omaha: Link to “Family Fun in Omaha” for all the area events!

WaverlyFest hosts the state’s largest street dance on July 3rd.¬† On the 4th, they have a 10 a.m. parade.¬† Plus they have a pancake feed, ice cream social, money toss in the pool, sand volleyball and swimming.¬† Their fireworks display happens at Lawson Park.

Panhandle Independence Day events

Alliance: Laing Lake Lunatic Boat Races

Gering Fireworks (Thursday Night)

Scotts Bluff Area Viewing (Watch area fireworks from the Bluff – no actual fireworks permitted on site)

Pioneer Country Independence Day events

Beatrice: Homestead National Monument: Campire Series (July 4th evening events)

Nebraska City: Events on Friday and Saturday

York: July 3rd Fireworks

Prairie Lakes Independence Day events

Maxwell: Maranatha Bible Camp (Dinner, concert & fireworks: $)

North Platte Fireworks on July 4th- 8 p.m.?

Ogallala Fireworks: July 4th at Dusk

Sandhills Independence Day events

Ainsworth Fourth of July (Celebration all day including races & evening fireworks)

Know of any other great events happening to celebrate the 4th of July?¬† Please post them on my “Odyssey Through Nebraska” Facebook Page!

Happy Birthday, United States of America!

One last final town that is found in Pioneer Country deserves a spot all of its own.¬† Seward is considered “America’s Small Town 4th of July capital.”¬† The events planned are numerous.¬† You can find a printable schedule by visiting their July Fourth Seward site.

A Grand Parade at 4:00 pm                                   Outstanding Fireworks Display
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Crafts on the Square-Craft Show                          Humanities Presentations/Lectures
Patriotic Programs                                                   Children’s Games
Historic Exhibits                                                        Walking Tour of Downtown
Art Shows                                                                   Clowns
Quilt Lectures/Talks                                                 Special Seward County Independent
Quilt Exhibit                                                                Travelogues
Anvil Firing                                                                  Prayer Service
Grand Concert in Plum Creek Park                      Children’s Drama/Shows
Rotary Club Royalty                                                  Antique Auto Show/Contest
Parachutists                                                              Cloggers and Dancers
Holiday Lights Downtown                                       Horseshoe Contest
Carnival                                                                      Freedom Run
Bar-B-Que                                                                  Band Concerts
Miscellaneous Market                                             Tourist Family
Pet Parade/Contest                                                 Awards
Apple Pie Eating Contest                                       Pictorial Postal Cancellation
Guest Register                                                         Baseball games
Wild West Shootout                                                 Band Concerts
Magic Shows                                                            Family Shows/Concerts

Their GIANT fireworks salute takes place tomorrow night at 10!

 

However you celebrate Independence Day, I pray that you and your loved ones stay safe!

 

 

 

Author: neodyssey