Festivals

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.


Shop Small

December 16th, 2017
We encourage you to SHOP SMALL every day of the year, but especially around the holidays. Our local businesses are and have always been the mainstay of our community!

Shop Small starts with SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY two days after Thanksgiving.
Shop Small

Arbor Day

April 27th - 29th, 2018
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!

AppleJack Festival

September 21st - 23rd, 2018
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

Nebraska's Sesquicentennial (150th) Celebrations

November 11th - 11th, 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