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Elm Creek Buffalo Stampede

Annual community celebration in the heartland of Nebraska. Come enjoy the classic car show, carnival, competition BBQ, parade & truck show, sand volleyball, street dance, color run, and so much more!

Art in the Park 2021

50th Annual Art in the Park at Harmon Park

Join one of Kearney’s longest-standing events. Artists around the Midwest travel to Kearney to exhibit and sell one-of-a-kind artworks in the beautiful Harmon Park. Food vendors help continue to make this extravaganza a signature event for the community.

Art in the Park 2021

50th Annual Art in the Park at Harmon Park

Join one of Kearney’s longest-standing events. Artists around the Midwest travel to Kearney to exhibit and sell one-of-a-kind artworks in the beautiful Harmon Park. Food vendors help continue to make this extravaganza a signature event for the community.

Storytelling Festival

Kearney Area Storytelling Festival – January 21-25, 2020

Public Performances are all free –

Tuesday, January 21
Noa Baum – Israeli Stories for Seniors
12:45 p.m. | Peterson Senior Activity Center
2020 West 11 Street, Kearney, NE

Noa Baum – Stories for Families
7:00 p.m. | Kearney Public Library
2020 First Avenue, Kearney, NE

Wednesday, January 22
Adam Booth – Workshop for Adults
9:05 – 11:00 a.m. | UNK Ockinga Conference Center
2505 20th Avenue, Kearney, NE

Noa Baum – A Land Twice Promised
Stories for Adults & Ages 12+
7:00 p.m. | Kearney Public Library
2020 First Avenue, Kearney, NE

Thursday, January 23
Noa Baum – Workshop for Adults
12:30 – 3:00 p.m. | UNK Ockinga Conference Center
2505 20th Avenue, Kearney, NE

Adam Booth – Stories for Families
7:00 p.m. | Lexington Public Library
907 North Washington, Lexington, NE

Friday, January 24
Adam Booth – Pre-school Story Time
10:30 a.m. | Kearney Public Library
2020 First Avenue, Kearney, NE

Saturday, January 25
Noa Baum and Adam Booth | Local Teller – Judi Sickler
Stories for Families
1:00 p.m. | Kearney Public Library
2020 First Avenue, Kearney, NE

Noa Baum and Adam Booth | Local Teller – Bryce Jensen
Stories for Families
3:00 p.m. | Kearney Public Library
2020 First Avenue, Kearney, NE

Noa Baum and Adam Booth – Stories for Adults
7:00 p.m. | The Table Church
522 West 11 Street, Kearney, NE

Octoberfest at Cedar Hills

October is the time to celebrate harvest and fall, and that includes the conclusion of grape harvest and the start of wine production! We will be hosting a fun-packed day, with more details to be added! Activities will include:

>Grape Stomp – scrub your tootsies & be like Lucy!

>Polka Music – Kava’s Polish Band will be playing from 3-5!

>Craft/Artisan Vendors

>Winery Tours – check out our new production space!

>Food Specials – brats meals, sauerkraut pizza, & German chocolate cake!

Check back for further details & times, but mark your calendar now!

Freedom Fest

The Second Annual Freedom Fest is set for 5 p.m. July 3! Come enjoy music, food, attractions, carnival, fireworks, and more!

Cunningham’s Journal and the City of Kearney are helping sponsor fireworks. RockIT Event Pros will be bringing the attractions to Freedom Fest, including zip line, bungee trampolines, low ropes course, inflatables, a toddler zone and much more! Wristbands for attractions will be sold for $10 at the event.

Annevar

Held for four days each June, Annevar (Ravenna spelled backwards) is loads of fun for the whole family and draws over 6,000 people to our community. Activities include the D.C. Lynch midway, demo derby, two day tractor pull, parade, sand volleyball, car show, fun run/walk, 3-man scramble golf tournament and much more!