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Living History – Old-Fashioned 4th of July with Focus on 1812 10:00 am
Living History – Old-Fashioned 4th of July with Focus on 1812 @ Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:45 pm
Join us at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park on June 30-July 1 for Living History – Old-Fashioned 4th of July with Focus on 1812. “The War of 1812” display from Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Canada will[...]
Sidewalk Chalk Art with Pollinator Program 10:00 am
Sidewalk Chalk Art with Pollinator Program @ Niobrara State Park
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am
Join us on July 1 at 10am for Sidewalk Chalk Art with a Pollinator Program at the park office. A Park Entry Permit is required.
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Summer Fun Days
Summer Fun Days @ Ponca State Park
Jul 3 all-day
9:00 am —11:00 am Introduction to Pellet Rifles — Join us for an introductory course on pellet rifles. Participants must be 8 years of age or older to participate. All equipment is provided. Meet and[...]
Victory Lake Clean-Up 8:00 am
Victory Lake Clean-Up @ Fremont SRA
Jul 3 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Help keep your park clean! Join us at Fremont SRA at the boat ramp east of The Tow Line restaurant to gather trash by boat or on foot. Bags and gloves provided. Thank you coupons[...]
Patriotic Boat Parade 8:00 pm
Patriotic Boat Parade @ Fremont SRA
Jul 3 @ 8:00 pm
Decorate your boat or jet ski and join our Patriotic Parade!  Entrants will be judged on artistic merit and representation of theme – prizes for the winners! Visit the park office at Fremont Lakes SRA[...]
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Summer Fun Days
Summer Fun Days @ Ponca State Park
Jul 4 all-day
9:00 am—11:00 am Introduction to Archery & Muzzleloader—Introductory courses on Archery and Muzzleloading will be offered at the Eric Weibe Shooting Complex. All equipment is provided. Archery participants must be 5 years old while Muzzleloading[...]
Pollinator Program with Ice Cream Social 10:00 am
Pollinator Program with Ice Cream Social @ Niobrara State Park
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am
Join us at Niobrara State Park at 10am for a Pollinator Program in the RV Campground with an Ice Cream Social. A Park Entry Permit is required.
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Summer Fun Days
Summer Fun Days @ Ponca State Park
Jul 5 all-day
9:00 am—11:00 am Introduction to Pellet Rifles & .22 Rifles— Join us for an introductory course on pellet rifles. Participants must be 8 years of age or older to participate in pellet rifles and 10[...]
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Summer Fun Days
Summer Fun Days @ Ponca State Park
Jul 6 all-day
:00 am –11:00 am Introduction to Archery —Introductory courses on Archery will be offered at the Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex. All equipment is provided. Archery participants must be 5 years old. Meet and pay at[...]
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Summer Fun Days
Summer Fun Days @ Ponca State Park
Jul 7 all-day
Saturday, July 7 9:00 am—11:00 am Introduction to Archery & Shotguns — Introductory courses on Archery and Shotguns will be offered at the Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex. All equipment will be provided. Archery participants must[...]
Guest Author- Jerome Kills Small 4:00 pm
Guest Author- Jerome Kills Small @ Ponca State Park
Jul 7 @ 4:00 pm
Guest Author- Jerome Kills Small @ Ponca State Park
Ponca State Park and Friends of the Ponca Carnegie Library are proud to announce a Guest Author Event featuring Oglala Lakota Story Teller, Jerome Kills Small, 4:00 pm on Saturday, July 7th at Ponca State[...]
Cosmic Fireworks – Astronomy Night 9:00 pm
Cosmic Fireworks – Astronomy Night @ Indian Cave State Park
Jul 7 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 8 @ 12:00 am
Join us at Indian Cave State Park on July 7th from 9pm-12am for Cosmic Fireworks – Astronomy Night. Visitors will have a chance to view a number of beautiful deep-space objects through an array of[...]
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Summer Fun Days 9:00 am
Summer Fun Days @ Ponca State Park
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
9:00 am—11:00 am Slingshots — Try your hand at hitting targets with pebbles using a slingshot. Participants must be 5 years or older. Meet at the Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex. Cost is $1/30 rocks. Download[...]
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Calamus Campfire Cooking 2:45 pm
Calamus Campfire Cooking @ Calamus State Recreation Area
Jul 9 @ 2:45 pm
Join Pat Jones, Nebraska Extension Educator in Foods, Nutrition & Health, for an afternoon of cooking over the campfire with 4-H. This program is open to members of the public of all ages, but youth[...]
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Wednesday Walkers 8:00 am
Wednesday Walkers @ Fremont SRA
Jul 11 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Meet outside the park office and we’ll walk through the park to look for birds and wildflowers, take photos and do nature journaling – wherever nature leads us. Every Wednesday through October 10th, except for[...]
Red Willow Family Fun Nights 6:00 pm
Red Willow Family Fun Nights @ Red Willow State Recreation Area
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join us at Red Willow State Recreation Area for Red Willow Family Fun Nights! Spend the evening with a cookout as well as fishing, archery, kayaking, a scavenger hunt and more! June 13, 27 |[...]
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“S’mores with the Doerrs”
“S’mores with the Doerrs” @ Niobrara State Park
Jul 13 all-day
Join us on July 13 at Niobrara State Park for “S’mores with the Doerrs” in the RV Campground. A Park Entry Permit is required.
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Gary & Liz Doerr Present the 5th Anniversary Geocaching “Event with a View” 9:00 am
Gary & Liz Doerr Present the 5th Anniversary Geocaching “Event with a View” @ Niobrara State Park
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join us at Niobrara State Park on July 14 from 9am-3pm  when Gary and Liz Doerr present the 5th Anniversary Geocaching “Event with a View” at the Buffalo Cookout Pavilion. A Park Entry Permit is required.[...]
Sandcastle Day 9:00 am
Sandcastle Day @ Fremont SRA
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for a day at the beach! Meet at Midland Beach on Lake 20 at Fremont SRA for a day of sandcastle building. Bring your own sand building toys or borrow ours. Download event[...]
Big Horn Sheep Hike 9:00 am
Big Horn Sheep Hike @ Wildcat Hills Nature Center
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am
The Wildcat Hills Nature Center is pleased to offer Wildcat Weekends! A variety of programs will be offered at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center on the second Saturday of the month (*unless otherwise noted). Best[...]
1st Annual Hydrant Party 12:00 pm
1st Annual Hydrant Party @ Fort Atkinson SHP
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Come out and cool down with the Fort Calhoun Fire Department. Free watermelon! Download event flier here: Hydrant Party Park entry permit required.
Buffalo Cookout & Photographing the Night Sky Program with Bill Hittle 6:00 pm
Buffalo Cookout & Photographing the Night Sky Program with Bill Hittle @ Niobrara State Park
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm
Join us at Niobrara State Park on July 14 at 6pm for a buffalo cookout and Photographing the Night Sky Program with Bill Hittle. Bring your own camera and learn how to photograph the night[...]
Night Sky Program with Photography and Constellations by Bill Hittle 9:30 pm
Night Sky Program with Photography and Constellations by Bill Hittle @ Niobrara State Park
Jul 14 @ 9:30 pm
Join us at Niobrara State Park on July 14 at 9:30pm (or at dark) for a Night Sky Program with Photography and Constellations by Bill Hittle. Explore the night sky with telescopes provided by Bill[...]
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Nebraska’s Landmark Buildings and Dutch Oven Cooking
Nebraska’s Landmark Buildings and Dutch Oven Cooking @ Fort Hartsuff SHP
Jul 15 all-day
Enjoy a day of history and food July 15 at central Nebraska’s Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park. A Dutch oven cooking demonstration will begin at 10:30 a.m., with three recipes available to sample. Humanities Nebraska[...]
Republican Valley Archery 3D Shoot 3:00 pm
Republican Valley Archery 3D Shoot @ Red Willow State Recreation Area
Jul 15 @ 3:00 pm
Join us at Red Willow State Recreation Area’s Archery Range (north of McCook) for Republican Valley Archery 3D Shoots that are open to the public. Saturday, May 19 (Registration 2:00-2:30pm) Sunday, June 10 (Registration 3:00-3:30pm)[...]
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Summer Fun Days
Summer Fun Days @ Ponca State Park
Jul 16 all-day
Monday, July 16 9:00 am—11:00 am Introduction to Archery & Shotguns —Introductory courses on Archery and Shotguns will be offered at the Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex. All equipment is provided. Archery participants must be 5[...]
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Summer Fun Days
Summer Fun Days @ Ponca State Park
Jul 17 all-day
Tuesday, July 17 9:00 am —11:00 am Introduction to Pellet Rifles — Join us for an introductory course on Pellet Rifles. Participants must be 8 years of age or older to participate. All equipment is[...]
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Summer Fun Days
Summer Fun Days @ Ponca State Park
Jul 18 all-day
Wednesday, July 18 9:00 am—11:00 am Introduction to Archery & Muzzleloaders—Introductory courses on Archery and Muz- zleloading will be offered at the Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex. All equipment is provided. Archery partici- pants must be[...]
Wednesday Walkers 8:00 am
Wednesday Walkers @ Fremont SRA
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Meet outside the park office and we’ll walk through the park to look for birds and wildflowers, take photos and do nature journaling – wherever nature leads us. Every Wednesday through October 10th, except for[...]
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Summer Fun Days
Summer Fun Days @ Ponca State Park
Jul 19 all-day
Thursday, July 19 9:00 am—11:00 am Introduction to Pellet Rifles & .22 Rifles— Join us for an introductory course on pellet rifles and .22 rifles. Participants must be 8 years of age or older to[...]
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Summer Fun Days
Summer Fun Days @ Ponca State Park
Jul 20 all-day
Friday, July 20 9:00 am –11:00 am Introduction to Archery—Introductory courses on Archery will be offered at the Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex. All equipment is provided. Archery participants must be 5 years old. Meet and[...]
Veteran’s Cookout 11:00 am
Veteran’s Cookout @ Niobrara State Park
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am
On July 20 at 11am Niobrara State Parks honors our veterans with a Buffalo cookout meal. All Veterans are invited to partake of the meal and enjoy a National Park Service program on Steamboats. Norfolk[...]
Desperado Days Pool Party Sponsored by Hartington Bank 1:00 pm
Desperado Days Pool Party Sponsored by Hartington Bank @ Niobrara State Park
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us at Niobrara State Park on July 20 from 1pm-3pm for Desperado Days Pool Party sponsored by Hartington Bank. A Park Entry Permit is required.
Stargazing 8:51 pm
Stargazing @ Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
Jul 20 @ 8:51 pm – 11:00 pm
Join us at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park for Stargazing May 18, June 22, July 20, August 17, and September 14, 2018. The Omaha Astronomical Society and Prairie Astronomy Club will set up powerful telescopes[...]
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Summer Fun Days
Summer Fun Days @ Ponca State Park
Jul 21 all-day
Saturday, July 21 9:00 am—11:00 am Introduction to Archery & Shotguns —Introductory courses on Archery and Shotguns will be offered at the Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex. All equipment is provided. Archery participants must be 5[...]
Becoming an Outdoors Woman Beginning Kayaking 8:30 am
Becoming an Outdoors Woman Beginning Kayaking @ Lake Wanahoo SRA
Jul 21 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Anyone wanting to explore the sport of kayaking, we have the boat, paddle, and lifejacket ready for you to learn how to kayak. This fun three hour workshop will cover basic skills, safety, how to[...]
Buffalo Cookout and National Park Service Program “Bright Eyes” 6:00 pm
Buffalo Cookout and National Park Service Program “Bright Eyes” @ Niobrara State Park
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm
Join us at Niobrara State Park on July 21 at 6pm for a buffalo cookout and National Park Service Program “Bright Eyes”. A Park Entry Permit is required.
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Summer Fun Days 9:00 am
Summer Fun Days @ Ponca State Park
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Sunday, June 22 9:00 am—11:00 am Slingshots — Try your hand at hitting targets with pebbles using a real slingshot. Participants must be 5 years or older. Meet at the Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex. Cost[...]
Kite Day 1:00 pm
Kite Day @ Niobrara State Park
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us at Niobrara State Park on July 22 from 1pm-3pm for Kite Day at the 1st picnic shelter on 3 Mile Loop. Bring your favorite kite or borrow one from the park. Fun for[...]
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Wednesday Walkers 8:00 am
Wednesday Walkers @ Fremont SRA
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Meet outside the park office and we’ll walk through the park to look for birds and wildflowers, take photos and do nature journaling – wherever nature leads us. Every Wednesday through October 10th, except for[...]
Red Willow Family Fun Nights 6:00 pm
Red Willow Family Fun Nights @ Red Willow State Recreation Area
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join us at Red Willow State Recreation Area for Red Willow Family Fun Nights! Spend the evening with a cookout as well as fishing, archery, kayaking, a scavenger hunt and more! June 13, 27 |[...]
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5th Annual Campfire Christmas in July & Campground Decorating Contest
5th Annual Campfire Christmas in July & Campground Decorating Contest @ Indian Cave State Park
Jul 27 all-day
Join us at Indian Cave State Park July 27-28 for our 5th Annual Campfire Christmas in July and Campground Decorating Contest. Craft fair, visit with Santa, horse drawn wagon rides, food vendors, games for the[...]
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5th Annual Campfire Christmas in July & Campground Decorating Contest
5th Annual Campfire Christmas in July & Campground Decorating Contest @ Indian Cave State Park
Jul 28 all-day
Join us at Indian Cave State Park July 27-28 for our 5th Annual Campfire Christmas in July and Campground Decorating Contest. Craft fair, visit with Santa, horse drawn wagon rides, food vendors, games for the[...]
Crofton’s Dam Race 8:00 am
Crofton’s Dam Race @ Lewis & Clark SRA
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am
A new race in Northeast Nebraska along the picturesque Lewis & Clark Lake in Crofton, Nebraska! Competitors 14 years of age and older will kayak 1 mile on the lake, run a 5K through the Weigand[...]
Mormon Island Family Outdoor Day 9:00 am
Mormon Island Family Outdoor Day @ Mormon Island State Recreation Area
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Visit Mormon Island State Recreation Area for a morning of family outdoor fun! Park staff will lead attendees on a nature hike, which will include identification of trees, plants, animals, birds, tracks and scat. Guests[...]
Jingle Bell Junk & Craft Market 12:00 pm
Jingle Bell Junk & Craft Market @ Indian Cave State Park
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us at Indian Cave State Park on July 28th for our Jingle Bell Junk & Craft Market. Vendor space available by calling the park office. A Park Entry Permit is required.
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