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.


Light It Up!

January 29th, 2022
The 97th Annual Nebraska City Tourism & Commerce Banquet - This is the night we celebrate all things Nebraska City!
Light It Up!

Arbor Day: 1872-2022

April 29th - 1st, 2022
Nebraska City hosted the first Arbor Day celebration in 1872, and we make it a little better each year.
Arbor Day: 1872-2022

Independence Day Celebration

July 2nd - 4th, 2022
A small-town celebration of freedom the way George Washington intended. Complete with live music, family games, a cornhole tournament, and an hour-long fireworks extravaganza of, yes, extravagant proportions! We are turning our traditional one-day Independence Day Celebration into a three-day event not to be missed!
Independence Day Celebration

AppleJack Harvest Festival 2022 - Kickoff Weekend!

September 16th - 18th, 2022
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.

We are now celebrating all autumn long!
AppleJack Harvest Festival 2022 - Kickoff Weekend!

How We Christmas in Nebraska City!

November 14th - 31st, 2022
From a community tree lighting to Santa sightings and from shopping promotions to blow-your-fuses lights displays, Nebraska City has it all during the holidays! This page will keep you up-to-date on all things Christmas in Nebraska City, whether you are a local business, longtime resident, or interested tourist!
How We Christmas in Nebraska City!