Park Events

There’s no better place to enjoy the changing leaves and fall breezes than a state park! Through November, parks across the state are full of fun, family-friendly events for you and your loved ones to attend, with activities like nature and bird walks, painting, games, live music, and living history reenactments. Take advantage of the cool weather and get outdoors this fall!

Fall 2018

Each of the events below offer friends and family a chance to make memories, enjoy nature or embark on an outdoor adventure.


Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

Sept. 14 Take in a sky full of stars with the aid of a powerful telescope.

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2018 Prairie Blacksmith Convention

Fort Atkinson State Historical Park

Sept. 28-29  See blacksmithing demonstrations and watch the blacksmiths compete!

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Ladies Day on the Range

Ponca State Park

Sept. 29 Strengthen your confidence level and improve your accuracy and confidence with one-on-one instruction in archery, .22s, shotgun and muzzleloaders.

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2018 Nebraska Youth Smallbore Silhouette Invitational

Pressey Wildlife Management Area

Sept. 29 The longest running organized youth shooting event in Nebraska, this free competition is open to all youth ages 11 and older who have successfully completed Hunter Education and have not yet graduated from high school.

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The Triumphant Return of the White Pirogue II

Niobrara State Park

Oct. 1 Get a dose of American history with a presentation by historical reenactors traveling the Missouri River in a replica of Lewis and Clark’s historical white pirogue.

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Wild Game Cooking Presentation

Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln

Oct. 4 Cookbook author Hank Shaw will make his first ever appearance in Nebraska to speak about how to get more out of your wild game in the kitchen, with a focus on upland birds.

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Living History – Heritage Days

Fort Atkinson State Historical Park

Oct. 6-7 Enjoy hands-on learning demonstrations and demonstrations of 1800s skills, trades and ways of life at the fort.

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Photography Show

Fremont Lakes SRA

Oct. 12 Participate by submitting your own photo or come and enjoy the work of other photographers who visited Fremont Lakes this year.

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View the events section of our Facebook page to see more fun events and share them with your circle. For a comprehensive look at all Game and Parks programs and events check out the online calendar.