1. Witness One of Earth’s Greatest Migrations
During the month of March, over 600,000 Sandhill Cranes (more than 80% of the world’s population) converge on the Platte River. They stop to rest and gain body fat as they prepare for their journey northward. Other wildlife such as Whooping Cranes, eagles, ducks, geese and shorebirds also migrate through Central Nebraska through this time.
Audubon’s Crane Carnival is taking place on Saturday, March 10 at Rowe Sanctuary in Gibbon. More.
2. Public Ice Skating
Family fun for everyone at the Viaero Center! No skates? No worries – skate rental is FREE!
Prices: $7 for kids, students (with ID), military and seniors. $10 for adults.
Public Skate Punch Card: $60 for 11 public skate sessions.
Upcoming Dates in March:
19, 21 & 23: 12pm-2pm
24, 25 & 31: 1pm-3pm
3. The Shrine Circus
The Shrine Circus is coming to town! Enjoy the show at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds on March 12.
Shows are at 4:00pm & 7:00pm.
$15 for ages 13 & Up
FREE for ages 12 & Under
Tickets available to purchase at the door the day of the event.
4. Kearney Raceway Swap Meet
Enjoy great friends, great cars and a great time at the 2nd Annual Swap Meet!
Sellers $25.00 per space. Buyers $5.00 per car load.
Sellers gate opens at 8:00am.
Buyers at 9:00am.
Swap Meet is March 24, from 9am-3pm at Kearney Raceway Park.
5. The World Theatre
Enjoy a movie in the historic World Theatre in Downtown Kearney! Admission is $5.00.
The World Theatre is a nonprofit, volunteer-run theatre. Their goal is to bring you a better alternative to the commercial Hollywood fare by celebrating the motion picture as art. The World marks a revival in the lost art of showmanship. That means you get all the modern bells and whistles of a state-of-the-art theatre along with the style of a legendary movie palace. The experience is one of a kind!
6. Museum of Nebraska Art
Located “On The Bricks” in downtown Kearney, MONA offers free admission and a chance to view their seasonal exhibit: Cranes Taking Flight at MONA, featuring artworks honoring the Sandhill Crane Migration. Take an afternoon to view these amazing pieces as well as other works by Nebraska artists.
7. Loper Luncheons at Cunningham’s Journal
Stay updated on University of Nebraska at Kearney athletics from the coaches themselves and enjoy special meal pricing at Cunningham’s Journal!
The action happens on Tuesday, March 13 & 27 at Noon.
8. Crane River Theatre presents The Secret Garden
Crane River Theater is thrilled to partner with the Kearney Symphony Orchestra for their concert production of The Secret Garden.
Showtimes are March 11 at 3:00pm, and March 12 at 7:30pm.
Tickets to all shows are available on their website.
9. Adult Easter Egg Hunt
8,000 eggs will be hidden throughout Downtown Kearney. Make sure to peak inside them because they will have dares, like eating gross candy while filming it for social media, coupons to local businesses, food and drink discounts and even money!
This Easter madness is happening on March 31st from 2pm-6pm.
10. Kearney Hike/Bike Trail
11. Dueling Pianos
Join us on March 23rd for a night of great music & comedy at the Kearney Ramada Inn.
It’s an all request, sing along, clap along great time! Enjoy a superb dinner & silent auction. Funds raised will help Compass continue to serve Children & Families in Central Nebraska.
Tickets are $50 and are available on their website.