In most areas, you’d have to visit four or five small towns to achieve the level of festival action available in Nebraska City. How do we do it? Volume. Why do we do it? Because we like you. If you can only attend one festival, which should it be? That’s like asking Johnny Appleseed to choose his favorite tree. It’s a question he can’t possibly answer because he died in 1845.

AppleJack Festival

September 15th - 17th, 2017
The mother of all fruit-based festivities and ranked in the top 10 of fall festivals by the Society of American Travel Writers. Perfect for hipsters and hip replacement candidates alike, this is the festival most folks think of when they think “Nebraska City.” Fun for the whole family, including grouchy Aunt Edith.
AppleJack Festival

Yule Fest

December 9th, 2017
The Yule Fest is Nebraska City's kickoff to the Holiday Shopping season and "yule" love all of the great deals! From the Sip and Stroll to the Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights to Santa in the City...it's a big deal!

Yule Fest

Arbor Day

April 28th - 30th, 2017
Nebraska City hosted the first Arbor Day celebration in 1872, and we make it a little better each year.

Come Home to Arbor Day...a Nebraska Tradition!

Independence Day Celebration

July 1st - 4th, 2017
A small-town celebration of freedom the way George Washington intended. Complete with an hour-long fireworks extravaganza of, yes, extravagant proportions.

Lemon Days

July 27th - 30th, 2017
This is where we turn lemons into lemonade. And by lemonade we mean bargains. We can’t claim that this is the world’s biggest sidewalk sale, but that’s only because we’re too busy saving money to do the research.

Nebraska's Sesquicentennial (150th) Celebrations

August 20th, 2017
Nebraska was granted statehood on March 1, 1867. The state will commemorate its Sesquicentennial beginning January 1, 2017, with a yearlong celebration involving a wide variety of programs and projects across the state.

Our 150th birthday presents a unique opportunity in time to honor our heritage, celebrate our growth and plan for our future. We will commemorate this historic occasion and celebrate the great State of Nebraska and its diverse history and cultures by engaging, educating and inspiring our citizenry and leaving a legacy for future generations.
Nebraska's Sesquicentennial (150th) Celebrations