10 events you won’t want to miss this summer

Jenn Gjerde at 402-471-3768, or jenn.gjerde@nebraska.gov
Angela Sears at 402-471-7755, or angela.sears@nebraska.gov

10 events you won’t want to miss this summer


LINCOLN, Neb. (May 27, 2017) — Nebraska’s prime tourism season begins this Memorial Day weekend as people across the country are getting ready to head off on their next adventure. It is no secret that this is the busiest time of the year for traveling, especially in Nebraska where there are activities and events all summer for everyone to enjoy.

“There’s not a way in the world that you can’t find something fun to do in Nebraska this summer. There’s an extensive and impressive lineup of activities being hosted across the state,” said John Ricks, Nebraska Tourism executive director.

Here is a list of 10 exciting events to attend this season. For more interesting things to do check out VisitNebraska.com and order your Nebraska Spring/Summer Travel Guide.
Mobile Children’s Museum
April 7-October 8
Children will discover the unique and exciting history that makes Nebraska great through this hands-on museum. Find out what city this museum will be “truckin’ through” next on their website.
June 9-11
Vintage finds, good eats and great music can all be found at the June Junkstock at Sycamore farms.

NCAA Men’s College World Series
June 17-28
Root for your favorite college baseball team as they compete for the Division 1 Championship at TD Ameritrade Park.
Seward 4th of July Celebration
July 4
Celebrate in Nebraska’s official Fourth of July city with a parade, craft show, air show and a huge fireworks display to wrap up the night.
Fur Trade Days
July 5-9
Enjoy a parade, musical living history play, Native American film festival, boat regatta, Colter Run and many more activities.
Winnebago Pow Wow
July 27-30
Members of the Winnebago tribe gather for dance, drumming and singing competitions. You can also participate in softball and horseshoe tournaments.
Kites and Castles
July 29
Come to Lake McConaughy for a fun day of kite flying and sandcastle building competitions. You’ll be amazed at people’s sandcastle skills.
Total Solar Eclipse
August 21
Path of totality
Experience a once in a lifetime event on August 21, viewing the total solar eclipse. The moon will align perfectly covering our view of the sun along a diagonal stretch of Nebraska.
Nebraska State Fair
August 25-September 4
Grand Island
Wrap up an amazing summer at Nebraska’s annual State Fair with entertaining concerts, good food and other activities that are sure to thrill the whole family. See headlining acts like Brad Paisley and Lynard Skynyrd.
Old West Balloon Fest
September 2-4
Enjoy food booths, vendors and a national music act after you witness the magic of 30 hot air balloons being launched into the sky.


For more information about travel, events and unique destinations in Nebraska, order your free travel guide today at VisitNebraska.com. Then stay connected with Nebraska Tourism on our Visit Nebraska Facebook page, on Twitter, on Pinterest, on Instagram and on YouTube.
The mission of the Nebraska Tourism Commission is to expand Nebraska’s dynamic and diverse travel industry making it more viable by creating awareness, attracting increased visitors which results in greater tourism revenue and economic gain throughout the state. To learn more, go to VisitNebraska.com.



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