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Upcoming Events in Grand Island Nebraska


January

18 - 20 Central Nebraska Home & Builders Show - The Central Nebraska Home & Builders Show is a 3 day event being held at the Fonner Park in Grand Island, USA. Visitors to the show can see the latest products and services displayed by exhibitors to assist them in building and improving their home and yard. The Central Nebraska Home & Builders Show has thousands of ideas to help make your house a home!

Address: Heartland Events Center , Grand Island, Nebraska
Ph: 712-336-0040 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: expo@mchsi.com
Web: www.jacksonexpogroup.com/Central-Nebraska/
Fee: $5.00 Children under 12 Free

February

17 - 18 Tri-City Street Rods Car Show - Sat - Sun, 10am-9pm.

Address: Fonner Park, 700 E. Stolley Park Rd , Grand Island, Nebraska
Ph: 308-398-0383 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitgrandisland.com
Fee: $7.00 Adults

April

26 - 29 Stand Against Racism - Join us the last Friday of April each year as we kick-off the day by serving a light Continental breakfast at the YWCA! We will learn from a panel of immigrants from countries ranging from Colombia, to Samoa, to the Phillipines and Mexico. Our panel will discuss what their experiences were like, as they immigrated to our country and our community. It will be an enlightening event.

Stand Against Racism is a national event that began in Trenton NJ in 2006. It is a movement across the country with the am of bringing people together from all walks of life - to raise awareness that racism still exists.

You are welcome to register your own agency or business in support of this movement at http://www.standagainstracism.org or you can find more information at http://www.ywca-gi.org

Address: 211 E Fonner Park Rd , Grand Island, Nebraska
Ph: 308-384-9922 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 308-675-1237
Email: adult.programs@ywca-gi.org
Web: www.standagainstracism.org
Fee: Free

28 Walk Against Racism - Join us at 8:30 am Saturday after the annual "Stand Against Raciasm" on the last Friday as we "Walk Against Racism" from the YWCA south on Locust St, to Skagway and then back to the YWCA.

Musical entertainment, Morgan Woode of Fanti Way will conclude the walk, as well as light refreshments.

As an organization committed to eliminating racism and discrimination, we are working hard to bring awareness to an issue that needs to be resolved. We are here thereby making an effort to walk for peace and equality in our community.

Address: 211 E Fonner Park Rd , Grand Island, Nebraska
Ph: 308-384-9922 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 308-675-1237
Email: adult.programs@ywca-gi.org
Web: www.standagainstracism.org
Fee: Free

May

28 1890s Memorial Day - Celebrate & honor those who have gone before us during this stirring event. Procession to cemetery, 11:00 am, Silver Cornet Band Concert & Program, 2 pm, Railroad Town Bandstand. 9am-4pm.

Address: Stuhr Museum, 3133 W. Hwy 34 , Grand Island, Nebraska
Ph: 308-385-5316 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@stuhrmuseum.org
Web: www.stuhrmuseum.org
Fee: $8 for adults, $7 Seniors, $6 for children and FREE for Children 5 and under and Stuhr Museum members.

July

4 1898 Independence Day Celebration - Railroad Town Parade, band concert, patriotic program, cherry pie eating contest, children's games and plenty of old-fashioned American fun. 10am-5pm.

Address: Stuhr Museum, 3133 W. Hwy 34 , Grand Island, Nebraska
Ph: 308-385-5316 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@stuhrmuseum.org
Web: www.stuhrmuseum.org
Fee: $10 adults, $8 children

11 - 15 Hall County Fair - 4-H exhibits, carnival, live entertainment and more.

Address: Fonner Park, 700 E. Stolley Park Rd , Grand Island, Nebraska
Ph: 402-845-2947 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.hallcountyfair.com
Fee: Free

15 Grand Island Art in the Park - Day of fun for the entire family. Fine arts show and sale, great food, live entertainment and children's creative center. 9am-5pm.

www.facebook.com/Grand-Island-NE-Art-in-the-Park-Stolley-Park-353776683348/

Address: Stolley Park, Stolley Park Rd & Blaine St , Grand Island, Nebraska
Ph: 308-382-8589 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitgrandisland.com
Fee: Free to the Public

August

4 Annual Duck Derby - The duck derby is a fund raising event that has grown into a community festival. Duck adoptions will be available for $5 each. The winners will receive prizes valued between $100 and $2,500. Proceeds benefit Leadership Tomorrow and Youth Leadership Tomorrow. There will be children's games, activities and food vendors. Doors open at 8:30AM and the duck derby begins at 10AM. Families can enjoy FREE carnival type games with prizes. Area organizations also provide activities such as an obstacle course and large blow-up jumper. Come take your picture with our giant duck, take a chance at winning great prizes and let your children enjoy a fun morning in a wonderful facility. 8:30 am to 11:00 am

Address: Island Oasis Water Park , Grand Island, Nebraska
Ph: 308-382-9210 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: jworthington@leadershiptomorrow.com
Web: www.leadershiptomorrow.com
Fee: Free to watch

19NE0410011e035 - Grand Island Vintage & Classic Wheels Annual Car Show - Dash plaques to first 150 cars. Food stand available. Registration 9am-noon. Show and Shine, Noon-3pm. Awards, 3:30pm. Always the third Sunday in August. 9am-4pm.
See website for more information.

Address: Stolley Park , Grand Island, Nebraska
Ph: 308-384-7106 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: vcwheels_inc@yahoo.com
Web: webpages.charter.net/rat/vcwheels
Fee: Registration-$15 / Spectator-Free

25 Nebraska State Fair Marathon - The Grand Island YMCA, partnering with the Nebraska State Fair to Strengthen Community. Join us for the Nebraska State Fair Marathon, Half-Marathon, Relay Marathon, 5K and 1-Mile Kid’s Run. Experience the fastest, flattest course in the country. The course begins at the Nebraska State Fair and takes you along tree-lined streets, along the Hike & Bike Trail, around Stuhr Museum and ends on the State Fair Grounds.
Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay Marathon, 5K, 1 Mile Kids Run

START TIMES

MARATHON, 1/2 MARATHON, MARATHON RELAY
Check-in 5:00 - 6:00 am Races begin 6:30 am

5K, 1 MILE KIDS RUN
Check-in 5:00 - 7:00 am Race begins 7:20 am

Address: Nebraska State Fairgrounds , Grand Island, Nebraska
Ph: 308-395-9622 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: fitness@giymca.org
Web: www.statefairmarathon.org/welcome.html
Fee: $10-$25

September

11 - 13 Husker Harvest Days - The world’s largest totally irrigated working farm show is held every Fall. It's the western corn belt's leading agricultural showcase and the area's largest and most complete farm show. See the newest tractors, combines and harvesters, grain-handling equipment, and irrigation technologies. Watch and even participate in live demonstrations of these as well as new models of pickups and ATVs. Livestock handling demonstrations round out the learning opportunities. Shuttle available from Conestoga Mall.

Address: 7 mi. N.W. of Grand Island , Grand Island, Nebraska
Ph: 309-586-5888 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: mjungmann@farmprogress.com
Web: www.huskerharvestdays.com

15 Harvest Fair - Enjoy harvest demonstrations, specialty food, games, work your way through our grass maze, see cooking demonstrations and pick your very own pumpkin from our pumpkin patch. 9-5.

Address: Stuhr Museum, 3133 W. Hwy 34 , Grand Island, Nebraska
Ph: 308-385-5316 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@stuhrmuseum.org
Web: www.stuhrmuseum.org
Fee: Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for children and FREE for Stuhr Museum members.

22 Sommerfest - German celebration that includes ethnic foods, beverages and free entertainment in a shaded courtyard. 11:30am-4pm.

Address: Liederkranz, 401 W. First St , Grand Island, Nebraska
Ph: 308-382-9337 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: fredgloria@hamilton.net
Web: www.giliederkranz.com
Fee: Free

October

6 Holidays in the Heartland Craft & Trade Show - Kick off craft show season and join us for this new show in Grand Island on the first Saturday in October! Holidays in the Heartland will be showcased for the second year out at Fonner Park. Don't miss 200 booths of every kind of craft and product you can imagine. Everything you need to get your Christmas shopping underway. Crafts, products, trades, and all kinds of homemade goodies will keep you busy searching for those perfect things to take home. Free parking; admission fee at door. Sponsored by Community Action Partnership of Mid Nebraska in Kearney. Learn more at facebook.com/midshowpromotions . Show Promoter: Kyla Martin

Address: 700 East Stolley Park Road, Fonner Park Exhibition Bldg , Grand Island, Nebraska
Ph: 308-440-0153 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 308-865-5681
Email: kmartin@mnca.net
Web: www.communityactionmidne.com
Fee: $2 at the door

12 - 13 All Hallows Evenings - See the spooks of Railroad Town, listen to scary stories, visit the Haunted Field, play games, grab some treats on the Treat Trail, and wear your costume as kids of all ages are welcome! 6-9pm.

Address: Stuhr Museum, 3133 W. Hwy 34 , Grand Island, Nebraska
Ph: 308-385-5316 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@stuhrmuseum.org
Web: www.stuhrmuseum.org
Fee: $8 for adults and $6 for children and FREE for members

November

23 - 25 La Camerata Madrigal Singers Merry Olde Yuletide - Royal guests are transported to a 16th Century castle. Elizabethan Christmas with costumed performers, music, merriment and a medieval feast.

Address: 6:30pm spirits, dinner begins at 7pm , Grand Island, Nebraska
Ph: 308-384-4776 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@lacamerata.org
Web: www.lacamerata.org

December

24 - 9NE0410011e039 - Grand Island Singing Christmas Tree - Concert and drama presenting the life of Christ.
Sat, 5:00 & 7:30pm; Sun, 4:00 & 6:30pm.

Address: Evangelical Free Church, 2609 S. Blaine St , Grand Island, Nebraska
Ph: 308-382-1898 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@giefc.org
Web: www.giefc.org
Fee: Suggested donation: $6.00. Please, no children under the age of 5.

1 - 8 Christmas Past & Present - Take a magical walk through time on a lantern-lit visit to Railroad Town and the nearby rural communities. Meet Father Christmas, enjoy the smells of holiday cooking, hear a seasonal melody, and experience all of the sights, smells and sounds...and the spirit of Christmas! 6-9pm. First Saturday and second Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 2-5 pm.

Address: Stuhr Museum, 3133 W. Hwy 34 , Grand Island, Nebraska
Ph: 308-385-5316 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@stuhrmuseum.org
Web: www.stuhrmuseum.org
Fee: $5 adults, $3 ages 7-12

1 - 31 Fantasy of Trees - Experience the wonder of the Christmas Tree at this beautiful display of over 50 themed & lavishly decorated Christmas trees filling both levels of the Stuhr Building. December through New Years.

Address: Stuhr Museum, 3133 W. Hwy 34 , Grand Island, Nebraska
Ph: 308-385-5316 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@stuhrmuseum.org
Web: www.stuhrmuseum.org
Fee: Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Stuhr Museum members are admitted free.
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Attractions and Upcoming Events

Stuhr Museum

Experience the authentic lifestyle of America's prairie heritage at one of the nation's top ten Living History museums ... Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer!

Stuhr Museum is located on 200 acres

Grand Island, NE Museums

Carnegie Public Library Building

National Register of Historic Places

On April 27, 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt broke ground for the construction of a new Grand Island public library. A $20,000

Grand Island, NE NATIONAL REGISTER

Central Nebraska Ethnic Festival

Join us at this two-time award winning Ethnic Festival in the downtown Grand Island on the weekend of July 27-29. Experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of the world, all in one location as we celebrate our ethnic diversity. You too, can celebrate your ethnic heritage

Grand Island, NE FESTIVALS

Fort O.K. Cannon

The cannon located on the South lawn of the Courthouse is dated 1853 and with the forged stamp of AMES CO. FOUNDERS, CHICOPEE, MASS.

"This cannon was left at Fort O.K. August 22, 1865 by Major J.R. Curtis 'for the protection of the settlement against attack by Hostile Indians'."

Grand Island, NE Landmarks

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

This landmark English Gothic structure opened for worship on July 7, 1889. The church was constructed with red granite from Colorado and trimmed in gray sandstone from Wyoming. The stained glass windows were imported from Europe. In 1903

Grand Island, NE Historic Churches

Things to do near Grand Island, NE

Coufal Ridge Site

National Historic Landmark - Sometime between A.D. 1250 and A.D. 1450, prehistoric Indians of the Itskari Phase establ...