As many celebrations will look different this year, several communities are planning to hold alternative events.
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2020 Community Celebrations
Bennington Daze – June 5 – 7
- This modified event is expected to feature kiddie parades, Chalk Walk, Kona-Ice, Classic Car Cruise, music, fireworks, and a Community Worship Service.
Elkhorn Days – July 17 – 19 [tentative]
- Fun, excitement, family entertainment, and more.
Carter Lake Parade & Festival – July 18 [tentative]
- A fun-filled celebration with a variety of activities and special events for all ages.
Gretna Days – July 23 – 26 [tentative]
- A fun-filled community event featuring a variety of activities and special events for all ages.
Valley Days – August 7 – 9 [tentative]
- Family-friendly summer festival includes a parade, fun run, kids zone, car and craft shows, Doggy Dip, Pedal Tractor Pull, and more.
Arrows to Aerospace, Bellevue – August 14 – 15 [tentative]
- Parade, pancake feed, pony rides, children’s activities, entertainment, food, fun, and more.
- Location: Washington Park, Franklin St., Bellevue, NE.
Millard Days – August 25 – 30 [tentative]
- Parade, car show, carnival, family day activities, and more.
Plattsmouth Harvest Festival – September 10 – 13 [tentative]
- Four days of pageantry, activities and celebrations for the entire family, including carnival rides, parades, music, Chicken Chariot Races, Slow Tractor Races, Airport Fly-In Breakfast, Tractor Pull, vendors, fireworks extravaganza, and much more!
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We hope to see these events again in 2021!
Celebrate CB – CANCELED
- Celebrate CB 2020 has been canceled.
- Location: Bayliss Park, 100 Pearl St., Council Bluffs, IA.
Florence Days – TBA
- Florence celebrates its heritage each year with a parade and many other activities.
- TBA (1 – 3 p.m.): Florence Days Parade marches from Miller Park to McKinley St. This year’s theme is “Mardi Gras in Florence.”
Salute To Summer Festival in La Vista – CANCELED
- Parade, Hot Wheels races, community cookout, fireworks, concert, family pool party, and more.
- Carnival, parade, Taste of Blair, beer garden, street dance, June jam, car show, and more!
Springfield Days – TBA
- Grand Parade, Craft & Vendor Fair, family activities, outdoor movie, fireworks, and more.
Papillion Days – POSTPONED
- Parade, carnival rides, live music, family entertainment, food and shopping in Papillion’s City Park.
Ralston Independence Day Celebration – CANCELED
- Independence Day activities, family street dance, annual Grand Parade and children’s parade, and fireworks.
John C. Fremont Days – CANCELED
- A three-day, juried Arts and Crafts Show featuring only handmade arts and crafts, including repurposed and vintage crafts.
Benson Days – CANCELED
- Family-friendly summer festival includes a pancake breakfast, parade, and street festival featuring dozens of vendors, art, live music, and children’s activities.
Dundee Day – CANCELED
- A family-friendly street festival that celebrates and highlights the Dundee neighborhood with a parade, 5k run, arts & crafts vendors, book sale, pancake breakfast, food trucks, live music, and beer garden.
- Loessfest is an annual celebration of the all of the great things happening in Council Bluffs, as well as the area’s unique landscape.
- Location: Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park, located at the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, 4200 Avenue B, Council Bluffs, IA.
- Heritage Days is a 2-day event with hands-on learning demonstrations, children’s games, traditional foods, and music. It will take place at the Fort Atkinson State Historical Park in Ft. Calhoun, NE.