Pawnee City, Nebraska

Upcoming Events in Pawnee City Nebraska


City Wide Garage Sales - Various locations throughout the city. Organized city wide garage sales with great participation by our residents.

Ph: 402-852-2973 (Always call and confirm events)


2 - 3 Pawnee Panorama - Annual celebration of the Pioneer spirit featuring an old-fashioned community band concert and community picnic on Friday night, and weekend events including a bank robbery and shoot-out, millionaire contest, flea market, parade, Nebraska sanctioned soap box derby, Pioneer demonstrations, fly-in breakfast, golf tournament, concerts, barbecues, ice cream socials, an avenue of flags display and a fireworks finale.

Ph: 402-852-2444 (Always call and confirm events)


18 - 21 Pawnee County Fair - Thurs-Sat: Flea Market
*4-H Action Begins
*Garden Tractor Pull 6pm
*Petting Zoo 6pm
*Parade 6pm
*Chicken BBQ 6pm
*ATV Rodeo 6:30pm
*Greg Blecha Band 7pm
*Ranch Rodeo 8pm
*NE Power Pullers 7pm
*Rodeo 8pm
*Mud Volleyball 9am
*Farm Tractor & Hot Tractor Pull 5pm
*Rodeo 8pm

Address: County Fairgrounds , Pawnee City, Nebraska
Ph: 402-852-2200 (Always call and confirm events)


17 - 23NE0314023e007 - Pawnee City Fall Festival - During the day there will be poker tractor run, pie eating contest, garden tractor obstacle course, Pawnee idol, bale throwing contest, flea market, demonstrations, Civil War Living History, vendors and 22 building museum open. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Address: Pawnee City Museum, East Hwy 8 and 50 , Pawnee City, Nebraska
Ph: 402-852-2444 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free admission

22 - 23 Pawnee City Historical Days -

Saturday, September 27 ~ 10am to 5pm

View displays of World War II memorabilia, including uniforms, guns, books, magazines, and diaries. Other 1940’s memorabilia will be available for viewing.

Memorial Service for veterans at 10:30am

Homestead Dulcimer Club at 10:30am & 12:30pm

Charlotte Endorf ( Nebraska Humanities Council)l presents “Nebraska Spirit: The North Platte Canteen” at 2:00 p.m.

Other activities include: Demonstrations of loom, threshing, water witching, rug making, butter making, blacksmith, rope making, treadle sewing machine, quilting, quilling, and library book check out. WWII music performed, and memories recorded.

Purchase books by local authors, bake sale items, raffle tickets, and Historical Society items.

Admission: $6.00 Adult; $4:00 under age 12; under age 3 free; WWII veterans free.

Address: E. of town on Hwys 8 & 51 , Pawnee City, Nebraska
Ph: 402-852-2444 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: At bottom of info above --

22 Memories of Days Gone By - A look at life during World War II. Sept 27, 2014 starting at 10:00 a.m- 5:00p.m. at the Pawnee City Historical Museum on the east edge of Pawnee City, NE. Memories of Days Gone By is featuring Nebraska Spirit: The North Platte Canteen, Memorial Service, WWII Songs, Displays of weapons, memorabilia, publications.

Address: 529 P St , Pawnee City, Nebraska
Ph: 402-852-3131 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $6.00 for adults


City Wide Garage Sales - Organized city wide garage sales with great participation by our residents.

Ph: 402-852-2973 (Always call and confirm events)

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Hempstead House

Among the four houses located in the National Historic Register District in Pawnee City, the large frame dwelling is a good example of the Queen Anne style. Known as the "Hempstead Mansion," the house was built in 1887-88 by E. F. Hempstead, who came to Nebraska from Illinois in 1886

Pawnee City, NE National Register

Pioneer Panorama

The annual two-day event in June, the Pawnee Pioneer Panorama celebration starts with a "fly-in breakfast" at the municipal airport just west of town. The historical society's buildings are transformed into a "living pioneer village"

Pawnee City, NE Festivals

Pawnee County Bus Tour

Pawnee County has many interesting places to see which are not open except by appointment. There are animals which are of interest but again, are not easy to find except by a motorcoach tour.

Pawnee City, NE Tours

Iron Horse Trail Recreation Area

Quietly nestled in the southeast corner of Pawnee County, Iron Horse Trail Lake is an 85-acre lake situated within the 360-acre recreation area named for the historic railroad trail which winds through the park's wilderness. The dam was completed in 1983

Pawnee City, NE Recreation

Things to do near Pawnee City, NE

Itha-Krumme Memorial Arboretum

Itha-Krumme Memorial Arboretum is a showcase of Nebraska plants and a place to learn about plant biologies and characteristic...