Celebrate with many surrounding communities and enjoy fun activities. Many of the events are free – and definitely fun!
Even though the celebrations will look a little different this year, organizers have been busy planning a variety of fun activities!
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2023 Community Celebrations and Parades
Celebrate CB – May 9 – 15
- This annual event is a way for the community to get together. Activities include a Scavenger Hunt, carnival, parade, a Farmer’s Market, kid’s activities, and more!
- Location: Bayliss Park, 100 Pearl St., Council Bluffs, IA.
Florence Days – May 13 – 14
- Florence celebrates its heritage each year with a parade and many other activities.
Salute To Summer Festival in La Vista – May 27
- Kick off summer with a one-day extravaganza, including a parade, entertainment, games, car show, and fireworks display!
Bennington Daze – June 2 – 4
- The weekend features a community picnic, BBQ, Corn Hole tournaments, parade, fireworks, and more.
Elkhorn Days – June 8 – 11
- Four days filled with fun, including the Elkhorn Days Parade, bounce houses, local entertainment, Relevant Church Kids Festival, pancake feed, car show, Lord of Life Lutheran Church Family Fun Festival, and more!
Blair’s Gateway to the West Days – June 9 – 12
- Food Fest, Concert in the Park, parade, car show, craft show, BBQ contest, and more!
- Location: Washington County NE Chamber of Commerce, 1646 Washington St., Blair, NE.
Springfield Days – June 9 – 11
- Hometown parade, kiddie parade, kid’s games, beer garden, and fireworks!
Papillion Days – June 14 – 18
- Three days of festivities include a Market in the Park, parade and kiddie parade, carnival, Beer Fest, and a fireworks show!
Ralston Independence Day Parade – TBA 2023
- Enjoy Ralston’s annual Independence Day parade.
John C. Fremont Days – July 14 – 16
- Living History Encampments at Clemmons Park, Kennedy’s Cruisers on Main Street Car & Bike Show, Rough Stock Rodeo, children’s activities, a historical parade, beer gardens, music, historical tours, and more.
Gretna Days – July 27 – 30
- Carnival, free Nights at the Movies, golf tournament, fireworks show, kid’s pedal tractor pull, community picnic, Dance & Beer Garden, and more.
Benson Days – July 29 – 30
- Parade, FREE Pool Passes to Gallagher Pool for kids and adults, kickball tournament, bike ride, mural tour, historical tour, and more!
Valley Days – Aug. 11 – 13
- This multi-day event typically features a parade, kids’ activities in the park, car and craft shows, pedal tractor pull, and more!
Arrows to Aerospace (Bellevue, NE) – Aug. 17 – 19
- This multi-day community event typically includes a parade, Pancake Feed, children’s activities, pony rides, bounce houses, music, food, and more!
- Location: Washington Park, Franklin St., Bellevue, NE.
Dundee Day – Aug. 19
- This family-friendly street festival celebrates and highlights the Dundee neighborhood with a parade, 5k run, art and craft vendors, book sale, pancake breakfast, food trucks, live music, and a beer garden.
Millard Days – August 22 – 27
- Parade, carnival, live music, beer garden, Family Fun & Safety Day, kid’s tractor pull, Ice Cream Social, and more!
- Location: Andersen Park, 13625 Cottner St., Omaha, NE.
Plattsmouth Harvest Festival – Sept. 7 – 10
- Four days of pageantry, a kiddie parade, pep rally, talent show, Little Tuggers contest, car show, craft fair, bike races, music & entertainment, contests, the Grand Parade, fly-in breakfast, horseshoe tournament, tractor pull, and free community picnic!
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