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Upcoming Events in Hastings Nebraska


January

1 - 3 Annual Home & Leisure Show - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Address: Adams County Fairgrounds, 947 S. Baltimore Ave. , Hastings, Nebraska
Ph: 308-389-3297 (Always call and confirm events)

February

11 - 24 Sandhill Crane Spring Migration - Adams County is centrally located between the Sandhill Crane migration sites on the Platte River and the duck, geese and snowbird migration in the nearby Rainwater Basin. Two Months - Mid Feb 14 - Mid Apr

Ph: 800-967-2189 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

March

25 - 27 Sandhill Crane Spring Migration - Adams County is centrally located between the Sandhill Crane migration sites on the Platte River and the duck, geese and snowbird migration in the nearby Rainwater Basin. Two Months - Mid Feb - Mid Apr.

Ph: 800-967-2189 (Always call and confirm events)

10 - 12 Whoopers & Hoopers Basketball Tournament - Various locations within Hastings.

Ph: 402-461-8402 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.hastingschamber.com/

11 - 12 Four Rivers Sportsment Club Gun Show - 9am – 5pm.

Address: Fairgrounds, 947 S. Baltimore Ave , Hastings, Nebraska
Ph: 402-462-0103 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.4rsc.com

April

28 - 8 Sandhill Crane Spring Migration - Adams County is centrally located between the Sandhill Crane migration sites on the Platte River and the duck, geese and snowbird migration in the nearby Rainwater Basin. Two Months - Mid Feb - Mid Apr.

Ph: 800-967-2189 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

June

27 Hastings Harley's Run For Fun - 2011 Adams County Relay For Life Poker Run. All Motorcycles & Vehicles Welcome!! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.
Registration is between Noon -1:30 P.M.
Registration fee includes card hand, donation, and meal at last stop.
Run will begin at Miscues.
Run will leave immediately following registration. Stops will be in Grand Island, Dannebrog, Ashton, Cairo and back to Hastings.
LETS RIDE FOR A GREAT CAUSE AND A GOOD TIME!

Proceeds will go to the Childrens Museum of Central Nebraska

Address: Miscues, 316 S. Elm, Hastings, NE , Hastings, Nebraska
Ph: 402-462-5255 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: sindee452000@yahoo.com
Fee: $15.00 PER PERSON

3 Annual Czeck Festival - Ethnic food and Czeck music, accordion jam, children's activities, raffle, Kolace baking demonstration, and dance. 11am-9pm.

Address: Eagles Club, 107 N. Denver , Hastings, Nebraska
Ph: 402-243-2287 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: dmgrunto@inebraska.com
Web: www.nebraskaczechs.org
Fee: Free

14 - 17 High School Rodeo State Finals - Join us as we welcome the best high school rodeo contestants from around Nebraska to compete for State titles.

Check the website for schedule information.
http://www.adamscountyfairgrounds.com/index.php/high-school-rodeo

Address: Adams County Fairgrounds, 947 S. Baltimore Ave. , Hastings, Nebraska
Ph: 402-462-3247 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.adamscountyfairgrounds.com/index.php/high-scho

July

Cruise Night -

4 July 4th Celebration - Parade and Fireworks.

Address: Brickyard Park, , Hastings, Nebraska
Ph: 402-461-2324 (Always call and confirm events)

4 - 25 Hastings Farmer's Market - Fresh produce and homemade baked goods in Downtown Hastings. Sales are every Saturday from 8 AM - 12 Noon in the parking lot at 3rd and Denver.

Address: 3rd & Denver, Downtown Hastings , Hastings, Nebraska
Ph: 402-461-8413 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: jdavis@hastingschamber.com

4 YWCA 4th of July Parade - Address: Fisher Fountain, 12th St. & Denver Ave. , Hastings, Nebraska
Ph: 402-462-8821 (Always call and confirm events)

12 - 16 Adams County Fairfest - Saturday parade, free entertainment, Grandstand entertainment, carnival, food and vendors.

Address: Adams County Fairgrounds, 947 S. Baltimore Ave. , Hastings, Nebraska
Ph: 308-534-1244 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.adamscountyfairgrounds.com

August

4 - 6NE0401013e043 - Hastings Kool-Aid Days - Thousands of "kids" of all ages gather in Hastings, Nebraska the second full weekend of every August to celebrate the invention of Kool-Aid®, Nebraska's Official Soft Drink, by Edwin Perkins in 1927. Step back to simpler times when every small-town entrepreneur could start a business on a street corner with a pitcher of Kool-Aid. Over 30 events and thousands of attendees make Kool-Aid Days one of the fastest growing festivals in the US �" nominated as one of the "Top 100 Events" for the American Bus Association by the Nebraska Division of Travel and Tourism. and in 2006, Kool-Aid Days won the Governor's Award for Most Outstanding Nebraska Event in a city of 20,000 or more.

The festival features the World's Largest Kool-Aid Stand, full size Kardboard Boat Races on Lake Hastings, miniature Kool-Aid Jammer Boat Races at the City Aquacourt, the Kwickest Kool-Aid Drinking Contest, the Kool-Aid Classic Car Cruise of America, Giant Inflatable Rides, Carnival Games, Festival Foods, Trolley Rides through the Hastings Historic District, golf and other sports tournaments, an entrepreneurial festival, model rocket launches and many other events. Visitors can purchase commemorative "Kollectibles" including special $2 mugs, which entitle them to drink as much Kool-Aid as they want of 16 flavors served.

The Hastings Museum has free admission on the Sunday of the festival and features the "Kool-Aid: Discover the Dream" exhibit, telling the 80-year history of Kool-Aid, along with a superscreen theater, planetarium, and many other exhibits and events.

Saturday night of the festival will feature a free rock concert in Brickyard Park. A fireworks display is planned to follow the concert.

Fri, Golf Scramble, 8:30am, 3-9pm; Sat, 7am-5pm, Koncert, 7:20pm; Sun, 9am-6pm.

Address: City Auditorium, 4th & Hastings , Hastings, Nebraska
Ph: 402-461-8405 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@Kool-AidDays.com
Web: www.kool-aiddays.com
Fee: Free

4 YMCA Duck Days - 5K race, games, craft and food vendors, music and fun. Duck race beings at 3pm with over 120 prizes offered. Activities begin 11am.

Address: Heartwell Park, Eastside Blvd & Lakeside Dr , Hastings, Nebraska
Ph: 402-463-3139 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: kellyh@hastingsymca.net
Web: www.hastingsymca.net
Fee: Adopt a duck for $5.00

5 Kool-Aid Cruise of America - The Annual Kool-Aid Cruise of America brings hundreds of classic cars together Saturday afternoon on 1st Street (Kool-Aid Street) and then go on a 10-mile cruise of the Hastings area, through Good Samaritan Village, continuing on to Motorsports Park Hastings, and then returning to Brickyard Park, the site of Koncert Kool-Aid.

Cars assemble beginning at 2:00 PM. Cruise departs at approximately 4:00 PM.

Address: Starts on 1st Street, Downtown , Hastings, Nebraska
Ph: 402-461-8413 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: downtownhastings@hotmail.com
Web: www.kool-aiddays.com
Fee: Free

6 Pastime Fun in the Sun Kool-Aid Car Show - * Pastime Car Show helping Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hastings.
* Dash Plaques for the first 125 cars.
* Top 40 awards.
* Plus trophies for: Best of Show, Best Engine, Best Interior, Best Paint, Best GM, Best Ford, Best Mopar, Best Orphan, Pastime's Pick, and People's Choice.
* Award for Club Participation.

Noon-4:30pm.

Address: Pastime, 1400 W. 18th , Hastings, Nebraska
Ph: 402-462-2695 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: pastime@pastimelanes.com
Web: www.pastimelanes.com
Fee: Free

11 - 13 Annual Platte Valley Antiques & Collectors Show - Featuring International and Farmall tractors, flea market, concessions, gas engines, continuous country music, tractor pulls and field demonstrations.

Address: Dyer Park, Ayr, NE, 8 mi S of Hastings on So U.S. Hwy. 281 , Hastings, Nebraska
Ph: 402-469-4455 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: donnababcock@alltel.net
Web: www.pvama.org

18 - 20 Oregon Trail Rodeo - Oregon Trail Rodeo (7:00PM - 11:00PM). Entertainment, 5K Run/Walk, Kids Activities.

Address: Adams County Fairgrounds , Hastings, Nebraska
Ph: 402-462-3247 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.adamscountyfairgrounds.com

September

25 Autumnfest Founder's Day Celebration - Food vendors, craft show, flea market, parade, bingo and entertainment. 9am-4pm.

Address: Good Samaritan Village, 926 East E St , Hastings, Nebraska
Ph: 402-460-3217 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: kdoerr@good-sam.com
Web: www.good-sam.com
Fee: Free

31 - 2 Miles of Memories Country MusicFest - A three-day celebration of traditional country music, with concerts, theme shows, barn dances, and fun for the entire family. 2014 headliners include Ron Williams, Eichor & Awe, Big Al Weekley, Julie & Mike, Bailey Wilton, Curt Shoemaker and many others. Lots of RV sites at the fairgrounds and motels nearby. Events begin at 10am, concerts 1-7pm daily.

Address: 947 So. Baltimore, Fairgrounds , Hastings, Nebraska
Ph: 903-467-9545 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: texschutz@aol.com
Web: www.milesofmemoriesmusic.com
Fee: $10 to $50

1 - 3 Annual State Square & Round Dance - Address: Fairgrounds , Hastings, Nebraska

2 Annual Ram Run & Walk - A 5 and 2 mile run and walk starting and finishing on the Central Community College Hastings Campus. 8am.

Address: Central Community College, East Highway 6 , Hastings, Nebraska
Ph: 402-461-2425 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: cbreunig@cccneb.edu
Web: www.cccneb.edu
Fee: $12 (pre-register) -$15.00

16 Hastings Harleys Run For Fun - Fundraiser poker run for Down Syndrome Association for Families of Nebraska. All motorcycles and vehicles welcome!

Stops will be as follows: 1. Hastings: Route 6 (Registration) 2. Roseland: Reggie’s Place 3. Bladen: Ramblin Rose 4. Lawrence: Dick’s Place 5. Deweese: The Mill (Meal will be served) 6. Hastings: Miscues Winners will be announced, and prizes will be given at last stop, Miscues in Hastings, NE.

Registration is between 11:30am -1:00 p.m.
Come hungry! Little Jakes will be serving a food special before the run!
Run will leave at 1:30 p.m.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners! Prizes!
Meal and winners announced at last stop!
STAY AND WATCH THE NEBRASKA/WYOMING GAME!

Address: Little Jakes, 1104 W. J Street , Hastings, Nebraska
Ph: 402-462-5255 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: sindee452000@yahoo.com
Fee: $15.00 per person (Includes meal, poker hand, and donation)

October

30 - 1 Hastings Gun Show - Saturday: 9am-4pm. Sunday: 9am-4pm.

Address: Fairgrounds, 947 S. Baltimore Ave , Hastings, Nebraska
Ph: 402-462-5011 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.4rsc.com
Fee: $3.00

8 - 14 Nebraska Country Music Festival - Performer and songwriter contests, seminars and great country music for everyone to enjoy. Folks come from all over to sing and listen to great country music.

Address: Eagles Club, 107 Denver Ave & Fairgrounds, 947 S. Baltimore Ave , Hastings, Nebraska
Ph: 402-224-1487 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.necmf.com
Fee: $5.00

13 - 14 Cottonwood Market Days - The Festival is a two day, outdoor, fun, family festival with an emphasis in art. This eagerly anticipated event attracts nearly 20,000 visitors and is bursting with activity. Fine arts include sculpture, pottery, art demonstrations, crafts, food and continuous live entertainment on 3 stages.

10am-9pm; Sun, 11am-5pm.

Address: 300 block of North Hastings , Hastings, Nebraska
Ph: 402-461-8412 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: cottonwood@inebraska.com
Web: www.cottonwood-festival.org
Fee: $10-$20, kids 12 and under, free.

November

2 Celebration of Lights - Live reindeer, Horse drawn carriage rides, Food vendors, Live entertainment, Fireworks, Santa, Inflatable games and more.

Address: Downtown Hastings , Hastings, Nebraska
Ph: 402-461-8413 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: jdavis@hastingschamber.com
Fee: Free

11 - 26 Festival of Christmas Trees - Runs through January 1. Area clubs community groups and non-profit organizations decorate Christmas trees throughout the museum turning it into a Christmas forest.

Address: Hastings Museum of Natural & Cultural History, 14th St & Burlington Ave , Hastings, Nebraska
Ph: 800-508-4629 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: hastingsmuseum@alltel.net
Web: www.hastingsmuseum.org

December

27 Festival of Christmas Trees - Runs through January 1. Area clubs community groups and non-profit organizations decorate Christmas trees throughout the museum turning it into a Christmas forest.

Address: Hastings Museum of Natural & Cultural History, 14th St & Burlington Ave , Hastings, Nebraska
Ph: 800-508-4629 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: hastingsmuseum@alltel.net
Web: www.hastingsmuseum.org

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