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Living History
Living History @ Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
Sep 1 all-day
Fort Atkinson SHP in Ft. Calhoun, NE. will be hosting a series of Living History weekends from May through October. The park will be celebrating a bicentennial year with it being two hundred years that[...]
End of Summer Bash 9:00 am
End of Summer Bash @ Lewis & Clark State Recreation Area
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am
9:00 am: Guided Bird Walk – Join the park naturalist for an evening guided bird identification walk. Meet at the swim beach. 11:00 am: Starting an Art Journal–There are tons of cool things to see[...]
Living History 9:00 am
Living History @ Fort Kearny State Historical Park
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The members and families of the Third U.S. Artillery Company C in the Union Army will pitch tents, build campfires and live for a few days as people did in the 1860s.   Cannon firing will take place at 2:00 p.m.[...]
Sidewalk Chalk with Emerald Ash Borer/Pollinator program 10:00 am
Sidewalk Chalk with Emerald Ash Borer/Pollinator program @ Niobrara State Park
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am
Children of all ages are welcome to come and show their creative side.  Bring your own chalk or borrow ours. Educational packets for all participants. A pollinator/emerald ash borer program will follow. Park entry permit[...]
Critter Corner 11:00 am
Critter Corner @ Danish Alps State Recreation Area
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am
Sunday, September 1st at 11:00 AM. Meet near ADA Fishing Pier at North Day Use Area. Free. A very popular program for all ages. We provide a snap-shot of wildlife found in Northeastern Nebraska and[...]
Nebraska Reptiles 1:00 pm
Nebraska Reptiles @ Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area
Sep 1 @ 1:00 pm
At 1pm and 3pm Dr. Dennis Ferraro from UNL will have a live animal demonstration. Park entry permit required.
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Treasure Hunt
Treasure Hunt @ Danish Alps State Recreation Area
Sep 2 all-day
Monday, September 2nd All Day. Sign up at the Entry Booth. Free. Grab a treasure map and see how well you can find your way around Danish Alps. Follow the clues, keep your eyes open,[...]
Living History 9:00 am
Living History @ Fort Kearny State Historical Park
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The members and families of the Third U.S. Artillery Company C in the Union Army will pitch tents, build campfires and live for a few days as people did in the 1860s.   Cannon firing will take place at 2:00 p.m.[...]
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September Songbird Search 8:00 am
September Songbird Search @ Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area
Sep 7 @ 8:00 am
Meet at the Lake Ogallala west campground (the primitive side). It is fall migration time, and we could get some surprises. Binoculars and field guides provided. Park entry permit required.
Hooked For Life – McCook, Barnet Park Lake 10:00 am
Hooked For Life – McCook, Barnet Park Lake @ Barnet Park Lake
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us at Barnet Park Lake in McCook on September 8 from 10:00-2:00 for our kids fishing event called “Hooked for Life”! A Park Entry Permit is required.
7th Annual Night Owl Run/Walk 7:00 pm
7th Annual Night Owl Run/Walk @ Niobrara State Park
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm
CANCELED – The Night Owl Run has been canceled for 2019, but will be back again in 2020!  
The Night Sky 9:00 pm
The Night Sky @ Ash Hollow State Historical Park
Sep 7 @ 9:00 pm
The Night Sky at Ash Hollow SHP, up on the ridge. Amateur astronomer Doug Wolford will bring a telescope and binoculars will be provided to look at the moon and stars. Park entry permit required.
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Community Fishing Night – Scottsbluff 4:00 pm
Community Fishing Night – Scottsbluff @ Zoo Pond
Sep 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sponsored by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, events will be held at venues across the state. Look for the Family Fishing Trailer, or a gathering of NGPC Staff and volunteers, where loaner rods and[...]
September Songbird Search 4:00 pm
September Songbird Search @ Ash Hollow State Historical Park
Sep 8 @ 4:00 pm
We will walk the Oregon/California Trail at the base of the bluff. Binoculars and field guides provided. Park entry permit required.
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Moonshell Storytelling Festival 10:30 am
Moonshell Storytelling Festival @ Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
Sep 14 @ 10:30 am – 9:45 pm
Join us at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park on September 14th from 10:30am – 9:45pm for the Moonshell Storytelling Festival Located at the Outdoor Pavilion. Four famous storytellers from across the Midwest will share techniques[...]
Birds and Bagels 11:00 am
Birds and Bagels @ Wildcat Hills Nature Center
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am
Uncover the birds that call the Wildcat Hills home! We will learn about research being done in the area, common migratory birds and even take a short .57 mile hike. Bring your hiking shoes and[...]
Continental Drift Music Festival 2:00 pm
Continental Drift Music Festival @ Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area
Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm
Download event flyer: ContinentalDrift2019 Park entry permit required.  
Monarch Tagging 3:00 pm
Monarch Tagging @ Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area
Sep 14 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Monarch migration is in full swing, so come learn a bit about the “super generation” and their migration to Mexico. Then we catch butterflies and put ID stickers on them. If your butterfly is found[...]
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Monarchs, Milkweed, and Migration 4:00 pm
Monarchs, Milkweed, and Migration @ Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area
Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm
Meet at Spring Park (between Lemoyne and Cedar Vue on highway 92). As we walk, we will talk about why monarch numbers are declining, why they need milkweed, and how we discovered their wintering grounds[...]
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15th Annual Missouri River Outdoor Expo 9:00 am
15th Annual Missouri River Outdoor Expo @ Ponca State Park
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Celebrate our outdoor heritage with more than 90 hands-on free exhibits, demonstrations, vendors, and all-day entertainment. This fun and educational weekend for the whole family includes kayaking, shooting sports, fishing, outdoor cooking, rock climbing wall,[...]
Ranch Life 1860s 10:00 am
Ranch Life 1860s @ Rock Creek Station State Historical Park
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Living Historian volunteers inhabit the reconstructed east ranch demonstrating and recreating the general daily life, clothing and chores of living and surviving on the great plains of Nebraska Territory. Park entry permit required.
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15th Annual Missouri River Outdoor Expo 9:00 am
15th Annual Missouri River Outdoor Expo @ Ponca State Park
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Celebrate our outdoor heritage with more than 90 hands-on free exhibits, demonstrations, vendors, and all-day entertainment. This fun and educational weekend for the whole family includes kayaking, shooting sports, fishing, outdoor cooking, rock climbing wall,[...]
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Guided Wildlife Observation 1:00 pm
Guided Wildlife Observation @ Red Willow State Recreation Area
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Guided Wildlife Observation @ Red Willow State Recreation Area
Join us for a great day of adventure and observation of Nebraska’s beautiful wildlife. We will be hiking the park’s trails in search of as many different species as possible! Park entry permit required.
The Night Sky 8:00 pm
The Night Sky @ Ash Hollow State Historical Park
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm
Meet on the ridge. Amateur astronomer Doug Wolford will bring his telescope and binoculars will be provided to look at the moon and stars. Park entry permit required.
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Nature Walk: The Platte River 4:00 pm
Nature Walk: The Platte River @ Ash Hollow State Historical Park
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm
Meet at the visitor center on top of the hill, and we will walk the Medicine Wheel trail to see and talk about the North Platte. Park entry permit required.
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