4th of July celebrations across Nebraska seem to go off with a bang. 🙂 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
Hastings: 4th of July Concert with “The Rumbles” (possibly fireworks to follow?)
Fort Kearny Stampede Day (July 4th Day)
Lewis and Clark Independence Day events
Metro Independence Day events
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.”
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
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)
Prairie Lakes Independence Day events
Maxwell: Maranatha Bible Camp (Dinner, concert & fireworks: $)
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
“Food Alley” Free Movies at the Rivoli Theater
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!