06/05/18

10 events you won't want to miss this summer

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FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Jenn Gjerde at 402-471-3768, or jenn.gjerde@nebraska.gov
Erin Lenz at 402-471-7755, or erin.lenz@nebraska.gov

10 events you won’t want to miss this summer

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LINCOLN, Neb. (June 5, 2018)—The summer season is coming in hot with events all over Nebraska that are sure to send you on an adventure. From county fairs to wine festivals, there is something for everyone to enjoy. So get outside this summer season and experience what Nebraska has to offer!
 
Here is a list of 10 exciting events to attend this summer, recommended by Nebraska Tourism.

Jazz in June
June 5 - June 26
Held every Tuesday of June, Jazz in June offers a peaceful evening of great music and tasty food from several vendors.
https://www.liedcenter.org/event/jazz-june


Toast Nebraska
June 8 – June 9
Toast Nebraska offers a unique experience of more than 150 wines from 20 Nebraska wineries. Live music and food are offered as well as local artisans shops.
https://visitnebraska.com/events/toast-nebraska


Nebraskaland Days
June 10 – June 24
From concerts to rodeos you’re sure to find something of interest at this 14-day-long county fair. See headlining acts Florida Georgia Line and Alabama.
https://nebraskalanddays.com/


Great American Comedy Festival
June 14 – June 16
The Great American Comedy Festival is celebrating their 11th year with headliners Joel McHale and Rich Little. There’s an event for everyone with a magic show Thursday night and an adult comedy show Friday night.
https://visitnebraska.com/events/great-american-comedy-festival-fabf31f1-f082-49da-9dae-ec4cb503ff8c


College World Series
June 16-27
Cheer on your favorite college baseball team as they compete for the Division 1 Championship and grab some food from the delicious food vendors while you’re there.
http://cwsomaha.com/


Crawford 4th of July
July 1 – July 4
Bring your family to celebrate the Fourth of July with a parade, fun run, rodeo, BBQ, and more!
http://discovernwnebraska.com/event/crawford-4th-of-july/?instance_id=335
 

Oregon Trail Days
July 12 – July 15
The 97th Annual Oregon Trail Days will kick off with a BBQ and street dance Thursday night and will have events like mud volleyball and a chili cook off throughout the weekend. Check out their events page for more things to do.
http://www.oregontraildays.com/


38th Annual Wayne Chicken Show
July 13 – July 15
Enjoy free entertainment, fireworks, a parade and more! With a new theme every year, you are guaranteed a unique experience at the Wayne Chicken Show.
https://visitnebraska.com/events/38th-annual-wayne-chicken-show


Heritage Days
July 17- July 22
Visit Alliance for sidewalk sales, a carnival, parade and Sunday in the Park.
https://www.westnebraska.com/activity#event-64


Nebraska State Fair
August 24- September 3
End your summer at Nebraska’s annual State Fair with entertaining concerts by Kelly Clarkson, Old Dominion, Sugarland and more! Check out their calendar of events for more entertainment and activities.
https://www.statefair.org/
 

 Check out www.VisitNebraska.com for more interesting things to do and order your Nebraska Travel Guide.
 

     

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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