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Upcoming Events in Ashland Nebraska


April

30 - 31 Platte River Art Show - View some of the finest art in the country at what has become "The Most Prestigious Art Show on the River". Saturday from 9a.m. - 8p.m., Sunday from 9a.m.- 4p.m.

Address: Mahoney State Park, I-80, Exit 426 , Ashland, Nebraska
Ph: 402-944-2523 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: nebraskastateparks.reserveamerica.com
Fee: Park entry permit required.

20 Easter Carnival - Games, contests, bake sale, egg hunt, carnival.

1pm-3pm is the Easter Carnival

3pm is the Easter Egg Hunt

Address: Ashland-Greenwood Highschool Auditorium , Ashland, Nebraska
Ph: 402-944-2050 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.historicashland.com

May

27 Annual Car Show Benefit (for R.O.C.) - Start Time: 9:00 AM

Check-in at 9am. Show starts at 12pm. Trophies at 4pm.

Address: At No-Frills Parking lot at 23rd and Silver , Ashland, Nebraska
Ph: 402-944-2557 (Always call and confirm events)

11 Armed Forces Day - Third Saturday - Celebrate Armed Forces Day at the Strategic Air & Space Museum. We will also be celebrating anniversary of the Museum's original dedication. 9am to 5pm.

RARE OPPORTUNITY: For this special occasion, Museum officials have agreed to open the "grandfather" of the Museum, the B-36, for a rare hands-on experience for SASM Members. SASM will also be showing the 1955 film classic "Strategic Air Command," starring Jimmy Stewart, in the ConAgra Theater.

Address: SAC Museum, I-80, Exit 426 , Ashland, Nebraska
Ph: 402-944-3100 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: wlanik@strategicairandspace.com
Web: www.sasmuseum.com
Fee: $8.50 for adults, $4.00 for children, $7.00 seniors

July

4 Fourth of July - Fireworks display. 8:30 to 10 PM.

Address: Memorial Football Field , Ashland, Nebraska
Web: www.historicashland.com

13 Annual Quilt Show & Auction - 10am-5pm.

Address: 27416 Ranch Rd , Ashland, Nebraska
Ph: 402-944-2544 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

19 - 21 Stir-Up Days - Stir Up Days is Ashland's single largest community event. There will be a wide variety of fun activities including a parade, children's games and activities, car show and a street dance with live music.

Address: 14th & Silver Sts , Ashland, Nebraska
Ph: 402-944-2111 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.historicashland.com
Fee: Free

September

24 Ranch Rodeo - Team sorting, team trailering, stampede race, wild mule race, barrell racing, wagon rides and Lil' Buckaroo event for ages 7-10. 7pm.

Address: Rodeo grounds , Ashland, Nebraska
Ph: 402-944-2617 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

7NE0318001e015 - Ashland Moonshell Storytelling Festival - Nebraska StoryArts presents the annual Moonshell Storytelling Festival with four outstanding national and regional storytellers who will take part in a daylong celebration to preserve the art of storytelling. 10:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

The festival will offer storytelling concerts geared toward families and will conclude with ghost stories in the evening. Back by popular demand, the festival also will feature story swaps tellers of all ages and storytelling workshops for the whole family. All storytelling performances are free with a $4 park admission. Workshop admission is charged. It's a great family event.

Storytelling workshops, for people interested in learning more about how to tell a good story, are back by popular demand. Workshops will be offered by Syd Lieberman - Take Two Stories and Call Me in the Morning: the Healing Power of Story - and Michael McCarty - Bringing Storybooks to Life. The workshops are $40 and will be held in a conference room in the main lodge.

Address: Mahoney State Park, 28500 W Park Hwy Exit 426, I-80 , Ashland, Nebraska
Ph: 402-551-4532 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: contactus@nebraskastoryarts.org
Web: www.nebraskastoryarts.org/moonshell_festival.html
Fee: Free with $4 park admission

October

28 - 29 Autumn Harvest Art Show - A fine arts celebration featuring wildlife, landscape, still life, impressionistic, southwest and western paintings in a variety of mediums. Bronze sculpture, wood carving, metal sculpture and photography. Many artists from many states. "The Most Prestigious Art Show on the River!"

Address: Mahoney State Park, I-80, Exit 426 , Ashland, Nebraska
Ph: 402-944-2523 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: nebraskastateparks.reserveamerica.com
Fee: Park entry permit required.

11 Holiday Craft Show and Old West Show - A wide range of crafts, & jewelry, free face painting, all regular fall/winter activities. Come and find that perfect gift item for the Holidays!

Address: Peter Kiewit Lodge, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, 28500 W. Park Hwy , Ashland, Nebraska
Ph: 402-944-2523 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: nebraskastateparks.reserveamerica.com
Fee: Park entry permit required

18 - 19 Ashland Fall Festival and Quilt Tour - Quilt displays at various centers with lunches, crafts, and demonstrations - 10:00 to 2:00 PM. Craft Boutique. World Market. Rummage and Bake Sales.

Ph: 402-944-2050 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.historicashland.com

19 Freaky Frolics - Safe Halloween fun for kids 10 years and under, including games and contests, costume judging, craft raffle, bake sale. 7pm to 8:30pm. $0.25 for games.

Address: Ashland/Greenwood Highschool Auditorium , Ashland, Nebraska
Ph: 402-944-2050 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.historicashland.com

December

30 Home Town Christmas - Merchants dress in costumes, lighting ceremony, Santa's arrival, roasting chestnuts, soup supper, strolling carolers, horse drawn wagon rides. 9 AM - 7 PM.

Address: Main Street , Ashland, Nebraska
Ph: 402-944-2050 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.historicashland.com

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Quarry Oaks Golf Course

Opened in September 1996 on the site of an old limestone quarry, this 18-hole, championship course is considered the state's most beautiful and challenging course. Carved out of a forest, the 7,000-yard layout, with steep, sloping fairways, uses a quarry as a water hazard.

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Ashland, NE Recreation

National Bank of Ashland - NHR

The two-story brick and stone commercial building, which was constructed in 1889 in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, was designed by the architectural firm of I. and I. Hodgson, Jr., with offices in Omaha and Portland, Oregon. Between 1889 and 1947

Ashland, NE National Register


Archie Hightshoe Animal Collection

Nestled among the storefronts of Ashland, Nebraska is Willow Point Gallery, the home of The Archie Hightshoe Big Game Collection, or as local people call it, "Home of the Bear." There, for the delight of all ages, over 30

Ashland, NE Museums


Things to do near Ashland, NE

Hillsdale Cemetery

Overlooking the Missouri River on a high Nebraska bluff is the abandoned pioneer cemetery with markers dating from the mid-18...