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Upcoming Events in Kearney Nebraska


March

Sandhill Crane Migration - Every spring, the Platte River Valley is filled with visitors, both the human and the bird varieties.

Almost 500,000 sandhill cranes, or 90 percent of the world's population of the birds, migrate through the region, and people from all over the world come to view the spectacular animals.

At approximately 3 l/2 feet tall and with an almost-6-foot wing span, anyone who has seen the annual crane "convention" can tell you the cranes are a must-see. The wide, shallow Platte is a perfect resting spot for cranes. Every night at sundown, thousands of cranes roost in the river, spending the night standing in the water where they are safe from predators. Then, as the sun rises, they fly back to the fields to feed during the day.

Cranes, one of the oldest known bird species alive, have been stopping on the Platte River for thousands of years, since the last ice age formed the Platte, researchers believe. Sandhill cranes mate for life. The pair flies the same path every year from their nesting grounds in Canada, Alaska and Siberia to their wintering spots in Texas and New Mexico.

Ft. Kearney State Historical Park. Open daily 9am - 5pm for information on sandhill crane migration, viewing areas, etc.

Address: Ft. Kearny State Historical Park , Kearney, Nebraska
Ph: 308-865-5305 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

22 Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash - Come to the Kearney Area Children's Museum-KidZone in your slippers or waltz in with your shoes,
With green eggs and ham your guaranteed not to lose.
Set your alarm (don't forget) and don't you dare snooze
and celebrate with us the birthday of Dr. Seuss!

Join us for a special birthday celebration for Dr. Seuss! This event includes special story times, fun games, special activities, free book exchange, meet the Cat in the Hat and of course...Eat Green Eggs and Ham!

This event will be on Saturday, March 1st, 2014 from 9:00am-11:00am

Address: The Alia Arram Memorial Building, 5827 Fourth Avenue, Kearney, NE 68845 , Kearney, Nebraska
Ph: 308-698-2228 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 308-698-2229
Email: kidzone@kearneykidzone.com
Web: www.kearneykidzone.com
Fee: $5 per child-member, $10 per child-non member, Children under 12 months are free, Adults are free

April

25 Signs of Spring Craft and Trade Show - Welcome spring and blow the winter stink off at the annual Signs of Spring Craft and Trade Show in Kearney, NE, at the Landmark Implement Arena, Buffalo County Fairgrounds EXPO Building, on the second Saturday in April, from 9-4. Over 250 booths of your favorite crafters, trades, home-based businesses and every kind of food you can imagine. This show is a non-profit fundraiser for Community Action Partnership of Mid Nebraska's human service programs that help people and change lives in 29 counties. Not one to miss! See our vendors at facebook.com/midshowpromotions . Show Promoter: Kyla Martin. Free parking/admission.

Address: 3807 Ave N Buffalo County Fairgrounds, EXPO , Kearney, Nebraska
Ph: 308-440-0153 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 308-865-5681
Email: kmartin@mnca.net
Web: communityactionmidne.com
Fee: Free

May

2 Fiesta Kearney - This Cinco de Mayo festival includes Mariachi Ameca, dancing and entertainment by Tavesia Nortena. Traditional foods, vendors and information booths. 11am-Midnight.

Address: Buffalo County Fairgrounds , Kearney, Nebraska
Ph: 308-234-1747 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: vdreyes@juno.com

23 - 25 Memorial Day Living History Weekend - A weekend filled with demonstrations and an 1860s soldier and civilian encampment. Sat-Sun, 9am-5pm; Mon, 9am-2pm.

Address: Ft. Kearny State Historical Park , Kearney, Nebraska
Ph: 308-865-5305 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ftkrny@ngpc.state.ne.us
Web: www.ngpc.state.ne.us
Fee: Park permit required

June

13 Annual Wagons West Celebration - Reverse Parade - For this year's FREE 35th annual Wagons West Celebration, the Buffalo County Historical Society will host a reverse parade from 10 am – 12 pm. A reverse parade is different from a normal parade where the spectators are the ones driving to the procession of people at the Trails & Rails Museum. Because of the larger crowd that this FREE event brings, we will not allow people on the property to walk in the buildings like normal. Instead, we are still inviting our guests to drive on down and waive at our awesome pioneers! The first 300 kids/people will receive a souvenir baggie!

https://www.facebook.com/events/243997293552271/

Address: 710 West 11th Street , Kearney, Nebraska
Ph: 308-234-3041 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: bchs.us@hotmail.com
Web: www.bchs.us/
Fee: Free

July

4 - 7 4th of July Living History Weekend - Demonstrations, special events and an 1860s encampment display. Reenactors will be at Ft Kearny to demonstrate a typical day at the fort. There will be cannon firing at 2pm. The Central Nebraska Woodcarvers will be demonstrating wood carving and pine needle basket weaving throughout the day. Come visit and see a part of history. A Park Entry Permit is required. Sat-Sun, 9am-5pm

Address: Ft. Kearny State Historical Park , Kearney, Nebraska
Ph: 308-865-5305 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: fort.kearny@nebraska.gov
Web: outdoornebraska.gov/fortkearny
Fee: State Park permit or $2.50 per car

12 Art in the Park - Artists from 10 states demonstrate their talent and display their handiwork. Musical concerts and exhibits. 9am-5:00pm.

Address: Harmon Park, Fifth Avenue and 29th St. , Kearney, Nebraska
Ph: 308-708-0510 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: artintheparkkearney@charter.net
Web: www.kearneyartistguild.com/
Fee: Free

14 - 19 Annual Cruise Nite Weekend - Every year in July the CNAC encourages anyone who wants to relive the memories of the "Good Ole Days" along with the love of the classic cars to come and enjoy in the fun. The event "Cruise Nite Kearney" has grown from a weekend to a week-long event. "Cruise Nite Events" now begin Tuesday evening with a get-together Show & Shine.

The fun continues on Wednesday with the popular Classic Car Tour to Area Assisted Living & Nursing Homes. The Midway Auto Group Show & Shine is Thursday evening, and the Archway Get-Together Show & Shine is Friday. A classic & collectible car auction is held with Rusty Rhynalds, auctioneer, at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds at 39th & Avenue N.

The fun continues on Saturday morning with the registration of approximately 500 that will park their classic cars on "The Bricks" in downtown Kearney. Classic music is played all day long at MONA (Museum of Nebraska Art). Everyone in the surrounding area marks their calendar for this special Saturday to come and see the Show & Shine. Later, when it cools off, a Cruise Nite parade on "The Bricks" is featured. The streets are filled with classic cars and countless spectators taking in the parade.

The Cruise Nite weekend winds down on Sunday with the Hot Rod Reunion/Drag Races at the Kearney Raceway Park.

Address: Citywide , Kearney, Nebraska
Ph: 308-234-2538 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: centralnebraskaautoclub.com/cruise-nite/

22 - 28 Buffalo County Fair - 4-H exhibits, Carnival, Pioneer Farm Family Awards, Beer Garden, Cornhole Tournament, Auctions, Animal Shows.
LIVE IN PERSON EVENTS CANCELLED FOR 2020

Address: County Fairgrounds, 3500 Avenue N , Kearney, Nebraska
Ph: 866-301-1201 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: buffalocountyfairgrounds.com

August

Demolition Derby - Advance tickets for the 8pm show are $9 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger, or $10 and $5 at the gate.

Address: Expostion Center on the Fairgrounds, 3500 Ave. N , Kearney, Nebraska
Ph: 308-236-1201 (Always call and confirm events)

PRCA Rodeo - Advance tickets for the 8pm show are $9 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger, or $10 and $5 at the gate.

Address: Expostion Center on the Fairgrounds, 3500 Ave. N , Kearney, Nebraska
Ph: 308-236-1201 (Always call and confirm events)

September

5 - 7 Labor Day Living History Weekend - Re-enactment of Civil War camp and living conditions. 10am soldier revelry, 2pm Cannon firing. 9am-5pm.

Address: Ft. Kearny State Historical Park , Kearney, Nebraska
Ph: 308-865-5305 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: fort.kearny@nebraska.gov
Web: outdoornebraska.gov/fortkearny
Fee: State Park permit or $2.50 per car

October

24 Fall Festival of Crafts Show - More than 200 booths from Nebraska and surrounding states. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor in this annual craft show, contact Kim at 308-379-9272.

Address: County Fairgrounds, 3807 N. Avenue , Kearney, Nebraska
Ph: 308-440-0153 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.buffalocountyfairgrounds.com
Fee: Free

November

14 Holiday Splendor Craft and Trade Show - Join Christmas shoppers from all over the state at this well-established holiday craft and trade show held the second Saturday in November in Kearney for over 10 years. There's something for everyone including great entertainment for your kids, everything you need for your stockings/gift giving and homemade goodies galore! Visit with home-based businesses about that perfect product you need to make your life better. Not a show you want to miss! Sponsored by Community Action Partnership of Mid Nebraska; Show Promoter-Kyla Martin. Find us on facebook.com/midshowpromotions . Free parking/admission.

Address: 3807 Ave N, Kearney, Buffalo County Fairgrounds, EXPO Bldg , Kearney, Nebraska
Ph: 308-440-0153 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 308-865-5681
Email: kmartin@mnca.net
Web: communityactionmidne.com
Fee: Free

18 - 19 Gateway Farm Expo - An agricultural show that promotes modern agriculture with an emphasis on innovation, education and technology. Wed, 9am-7pm; Thurs, 9am-5pm.

Address: County Fairgrounds, 3807 Ave N , Kearney, Nebraska
Ph: 877-720-4885 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.gatewayfarmexpo.org

December

5 - 13 Annual Christmas Tree Walk - The first two weekends in December and the week in between from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., join us for the annual Christmas Tree Walk! This is a nine day event! Check out dozens of trees decorated by area not-for-profits that tie their mission into a yearly theme.

Address: Trails & Rails Museum, 710 W 11th St , Kearney, Nebraska
Ph: 308-234-3041 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: bchs.us
Fee: Free

Attractions and Upcoming Events


Museum of Nebraska Art

The Museum of Nebraska Art houses the state's only collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints created solely by Nebraskans or artists concerned with Nebraska as the subject. Enjoy quality invitational and traveling exhibits as well as creative exhibits of the museum'

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Kearney Golf

Buffalo Ridge Golf Course - 2,960-yard, par 36, nine-hole public course on gently rolling hills northeast of Kearney. Open year round with rental carts and clubs. Green fees: Weekdays - $13.00; Weekends - $15.00. 7005 Avenue N 308-271-3233 Meadowlark Hills Golf Course - 6,485-yard, par 70, 1

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