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Upcoming Events in Nebraska City Nebraska


April

21 - 23 Arbor Day Celebration - Nebraska City is proud to be the home of the national tree-planting day, Arbor Day. This three day event is celebrated throughout the city the last Friday in April. On Friday, a program to entertain and educate school-aged children is hosted at the Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. The events on Saturday and Sunday offer something for everyone. Visitors can enjoy a parade, craft shows, environmental games, and a variety of festival foods. Demonstrations, sales, and Shakespeare on the Green are all part of the weekend.

The Wildwood Family Fun Festival offers a place for families to enjoy the holiday together. There are lectures and events for the parents and plenty of games for the kids. Arbor Day Farm is a big attraction during Arbor Day weekend. The National Arbor Day Foundation hosts a variety of games and demonstrations to spark children's interest and imagination.

Ph: 800-514-9113 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tourism@nebraskacity.com
Web: www.arbordayfarm.org

June

29 - 1 Fourth of July Celebration - Being in Nebraska City on the Fourth of July is like stepping into the "Music Man" for a day. Visitors and residents will enjoy a fun-packed day beginning with the new 5k/10k run/walk and a one mile kids run/walk. American Legion baseball games will highlight the afternoon. In the evening, enjoy the ice cream social, patriotic entertainment, Color Guard presentation and the annual fireworks displays which will begin shortly after sunset. A dance will follow the fireworks at Steinhart Lodge. This is fun for the whole family. Rain date: day following.

Address: Steinhart Park & Steinhart Lodge , Nebraska City, Nebraska
Ph: 402-873-7415 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.gonebraskacity.com

July

15 Annual Antique Tractor & Gas Engine Festival - Take a step back in time to enjoy rope making, candle dipping, lye soap making, blacksmithing and winetasting. Hayrack tours through the orchard and antique displays. 9am-4pm.

Address: Kimmel Orchard, 5995 G Rd, 1 1/2 mi. N.W. on Hwy 75 , Nebraska City, Nebraska
Ph: 402-873-5293 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tjohnston@arbordayfarm.org
Web: www.arbordayfarm.org
Fee: Free

August

22 - 23 Bagel Days - Community event filled with fun activities including the bagel dash, free bagel breakfast, auction and Bagels & Bordeaux.

Ph: 402-873-6654 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: kallgood@nebraskacity.com
Fee: Free

September

9 Table Creek Arts Festival - Fine arts and crafts festival with assorted vendors, children's activities and demonstrations. 9am-6pm.

Ph: 402-874-9600 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: kathy@KHNCenterfortheArts.org
Web: www.KHNCenterfortheArts.org
Fee: Free

15 - 17 AppleJack Festival - Nebraska City’s historic AppleJack Festival annually draws between 60,000 and 80,000 people to Nebraska City to celebrate the kickoff of the apple harvest. Apple pie, apple cider, apple cider donuts, candy apples, caramel apples, apple fritters, apple salad…pretty much anything you can imagine made from apples are available at the AppleJack Festival. With over 6 craft fairs, a parade, street dances, a classic car show, live music, and a 3-day carnival, for one weekend Nebraska City becomes the Apple Capital of the World.

We have many great sponsorship, advertising, and vending opportunities available. If you are interested contact Adessa Elson at adessae@NebraskaCity.com.

Ph: 800-514-9113 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tourism@nebraskacity.com
Web: http://gonebraskacity.com/festivals/
Fee: Free

16 - 17 Pumpkin Ridge Craft Show - Pumpkin Ridge Farm has been home to a large outdoor craft show since 1997. The craft show is held annually on AppleJack weekend (always the third weekend in September) in Nebraska City, NE and attracts 7,500 people during that time. The show offers diversified products as there are nearly 120 crafters present from nine different states! Pony rides, train rides, petting zoo, concessions.

Address: Pumpkin Ridge Pumpkin Farm, 815 North 60th Road , Nebraska City, Nebraska
Ph: 402-873-9238 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.pumpkinridgecrafts.com
Fee: Free

24 - 15 Living History Days - These four fall weekends give visitors a chance to step back in time. While visiting Arbor Lodge, you can get a first-hand feel of how Americans lived before they had many of the luxuries we have today. Watch demonstrations on broom making, sausage making, cider pressing, and china painting. Lectures on the Civil War and doll making lessons are also provided.

Ph: 800-514-9113 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tourism@nebraskacity.com
Web: www.nebraskacity.com
Four Sundays following the AppleJack Festival

October

1 - 15 Living History Days - These four fall weekends give visitors a chance to step back in time. While visiting Arbor Lodge, you can get a first-hand feel of how Americans lived before they had many of the luxuries we have today. Watch demonstrations on broom making, sausage making, cider pressing, and china painting. Lectures on the Civil War and doll making lessons are also provided.

Ph: 800-514-9113 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tourism@nebraskacity.com
Web: www.nebraskacity.com
Four Sundays following the AppleJack Festival.

December

2 - 3 YuleFest - Kick off the holiday season with a weekend full of celebration in Nebraska City. A parade of costumed characters lead Santa Claus as he arrives to town in a horse-drawn sleigh. The parade winds through downtown, ending with the City Christmas Tree that Santa magically lights.

The annual Christmas Tour of Homes is a big draw on Sunday. Local homeowners decorate for the holidays and invite the public to tour. There is a Horse-drawn Trolley Tour of Christmas Lights in the evening to top off the weekend.

Ph: 800-514-9113 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tourism@nebraskacity.com
Web: www.nebraskacity.com
First weekend in December

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Union Orchard

(Started in 1890's by the University of Nebraska.)

1. APPLE VARIETIES
-- Jonathon - Sept.
-- Winesap - Sept. to Late Oct.
-- Red & Yellow Delicious - Late Sept.
-- Turley - Oct. 1 to Oct. 15
-- Jonagold - newly planted

Nebraska City, NE Recreation

Arbor Lodge State Historical Park & Arboretum

A 52-room mansion that belonged to J. Sterling Morton, Founder of Arbor Day. Many of the family's original pieces fill the home. The Carriage house displays carriages used by the family. Walking trails wind through the grounds.

Nebraska City, NE Arboretums

G.A.R. Hall

The Grand Army Republic offered membership to all military personal who served in the Union Army from 1861 to 1865. The purpose was to provide camaraderie for the veterans and support for the widows and orpans of the union soldiers. The G.A.R. Hall in Nebraska City was just one of close to 100

Nebraska City, NE Museums

Wildwood Historic Home and Art Barn

When Jasper Ware, an early Nebraska City banker took his wife, Ellen Kinney, to the west edge of town, pointed out the heavily wooded area south of Arbor Lodge, and said he wanted to build her a country home on the site, she responded, "Oh Jasper, I couldn't live in these wild woods!"

Nebraska City, NE Museums

Taylor - Wessel - Brickel House
(Nelson House)

The Taylor - Wessel - Bickel House is one of the oldest homes in the state and the finest example of Greek Revival Architecture. In the late 1850

Nebraska City, NE Museums

Things to do near Nebraska City, NE

Boating

There is one boat ramp at the park, and bank fishermen find plenty of action from the mighty Missouri River for catfish, bass...