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Summer Park Events

As the weather warms up, state parks and recreation areas across Nebraska offer guided hikes, bird-watching, family events, camping, fishing, naturalist activities and much, much more. Find an event near you today!


Family Fun Night

Red Willow State Recreation Area

July 10
Enjoy food and summer fun at the park, including archery, kayaking and fishing.
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Cowboy Mounted Shooting Event

Fort Robinson State Park

July 12-14
Come watch this fast-paced mounted shooting contest featuring contestants from Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming.
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Introduction to Archery

Danish Alps State Recreation Area

July 13
Learn to fire an arrow or come knock off some rust.
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Water Wonders

Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area

July 13
Soak up a vast amount of knowledge about water at this program.
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Wetland Wanderer

Danish Alps State Recreation Area

July 20
Learn about the diversity, conservation and natural history of wetlands as we venture through one of Danish Alps’ wetlands.
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Family Fun Night

Red Willow State Recreation Area

July 24
Enjoy food and summer fun at the park, including archery, kayaking and fishing.
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6th Annual Campfire Christmas in July & Campground Decorating Contest

Indian Cave State Park

July 26-27
Craft fair, visit with Santa, horse drawn wagon rides, food vendors, games for the whole family, and more!
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2nd Annual Crofton’s Dam Run

Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area

July 27
Competitors will kayak 1 mile, run a 5k and bike 12 miles into downtown Crofton for a barbecue and celebration.
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Jingle Bell Junk & Craft Market

Indian Cave State Park

July 27
Browse arts and crafts of all kinds!
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Living History

Fort Atkinson State Historical Park

August 3-4
This special living history weekend will include a wardance and gourd dance involving veterans of war from many Nations.
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Night Sky

Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area

August 3
Bring a blanket and lay beneath the stars. We’ll be exploring constellations, mythology and much more.
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The Cheyenne Trotters

Fort Robinson State Park

August 9-11
Watch the Cheyenne Trotters perform! This group of skilled horse enthusiasts specializes in cavalry demonstrations, parades and drill team performances.
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Perseid Meteor Shower

Danish Alps State Recreation Area

August 10
The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour. Grab a blanket, plenty of bug spray and a flashlight to join us and enjoy the show.
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Vintage Baseball Game

Buffalo Bill State Historical Park

August 17
See how baseball was played in 1880!
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Cannon Fire 5K

Fort Atkinson State Historical Park

August 17
Stretch your legs at this beautiful historic park!
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Evening Kayaking

Danish Alps State Recreation Area

August 17
Come experience a sunset on Kramper Lake the best way possible – from the water!
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Hubbard Hoot Owl Days 5K Fun Run

Danish Alps State Recreation Area

August 25
See the park and go for a fun with family and friends!
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End of Summer Bash

Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area

August 31- September 1
Come enjoy a bird walk, kayaking and other naturalist activities.
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