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.


Independence Day Celebration

June 29th - 4th, 2018
A small-town celebration of freedom the way George Washington intended. Complete with an hour-long fireworks extravaganza of, yes, extravagant proportions.

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

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!