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I had hoped to get this posted earlier today because many events have been underway, at least in this area, for quite awhile. Yet since there are a few more hours left until dark and the real shows are beginning, I decided it was still worth the post. Obviously I will not manage to catch every town. But here are some of the larger celebrations happening across Nebraska today, tomorrow and the rest of this week-end!
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
Columbus: Red, White & KaBoom on Thursday July 3rd
Norfolk (Saturday the 5th at 10 pm)
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!
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)
Beatrice: Homestead National Monument: Campire Series (July 4th evening events)
Nebraska City: Events on Friday and Saturday
York: July 3rd Fireworks
Maxwell: Maranatha Bible Camp (Dinner, concert & fireworks: $)
North Platte Fireworks on July 4th- 8 p.m.?
Ogallala Fireworks: July 4th at Dusk
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!