Step into spring in Nebraska

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

Step into spring in Nebraska


LINCOLN, Neb. (April 25, 2018)—This spring, step outside into the warm Nebraska weather and enjoy all the state has to offer.

“Spring is the perfect time to visit Nebraska. The gardens are blooming, the weather is just right to take a hike in one of our many wonderful state parks, and there are many different events to enjoy across the state,” said John Ricks, Nebraska Tourism executive director.

Here are some springy events that are sure to entertain you all season long!

Meadowlark Hill Lilac Collection
May 7-21
This two week celebration of lilacs is the perfect way to enjoy spring in Nebraska! Enjoy the sights and smells of one of the world’s largest lilac collections with over 800 varieties.

Sip Nebraska
May 11-12
There’s no better way to celebrate spring than with an outdoor wine festival. Indulge in all of the local wines, craft brews and spirits that Nebraska has to offer.

The Great Pinewood Bluegrass Festival
May 20
You can’t enjoy spring without an outdoor music festival! Enjoy a day full of music, food, craft beer and more at this inaugural festival.

Omaha Farmers Market Night Market
May 25
Omaha’s Night Market has all the things you love about a regular farmers market… but after dark. Indulge in great food from local vendors and delight in the fantastic entertainment.

Wine, Cheese and a Walk among the Trees
Nebraska City
May 27
Arbor Day Farm is celebrating spring in the best way they know how. Grab a glass of Arbor Day Farm wine, snack on some cheese and enjoy the view.

Here are a few other ideas to make this the best spring yet!

Take part in the Nebraska Passport Program
There are so many new places around Nebraska you can explore with the Passport Program. A list of all 70 stops can be found here: http://nebraskapassport.com/

Set a tee time at a Nebraska golf course
Nebraska is home to many award-winning golf courses that you can enjoy all season long. For a list of golf courses in Nebraska, click here: https://visitnebraska.com/search?q=golf+course

Go hiking
Enjoy the mild temperatures of spring and hike through one of Nebraska’s state parks and recreation areas. Click here for a list of Nebraska parks: https://visitnebraska.com/search?q=parks
Still looking for an activity that is right for you? Head to https://visitnebraska.com/ .


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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