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Spring is in the Air!

Warm weather, growing things – it’s a great time to be outside. Read below for a list of ways to celebrate spring at a Nebraska state park.

“The Queen of Bingo” Two-Act Play

Mar. 25-27; Apr.1-3, 8-10 @ Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
Sisters Babe and Sis could not be more different, but they have one thing in common: a love for bingo. On this particular night, things change for the sisters as they each reveal secrets and find a special kind of redemption. Call 402-944-2523 ext. 7122 to reserve tickets.
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Platte River Art Show

PlatteRiverArtShow_03292016Apr. 2-3 @ Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
Nationally-recognized artists from around the Midwest will be offering their art for display and sale. A variety of styles and subjects will be included: wildlife, landscape, portraits, still life, Native American, Southwest, Impressionist, and more. Sculpture, wood carving, pottery, and other types of art will be displayed as well.
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Spring Muster

Apr. 16-17 @ Fort Hartstuff State Historical Park
Step back in time and see two days in the life of an 1870’s Plains fort played out before your eyes. Watch the blacksmith working the blacksmith shop, laundresses doing laundry, a post surgeon in the hospital and drills on the parade ground, as well as a skirmish on Sunday afternoon. The canons are fired all weekend long.
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5th Annual Outdoor Adventure

OutdoorAdventure_03292016Apr. 30 @ Indian Cave State Park
Here’s a few of the many activities this day holds: a Morel Mile run as well as a 5k, a hayrack ride through the redbud trees, a Dutch oven cooking demonstration with samples, and a beekeeper demonstration. A pancake/sausage breakfast and fish fry at noon will be provided.
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Toast Nebraska wine festival

May 6 @ Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
Sample wines and hard ciders from more than 20 Nebraska wineries. In addition, enjoy the live music, wine education sessions, and perusing food, artisan and craft vendors.
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Mother’s Day Buffet

MothersDay_03292016May 8 @ Ponca State Park, Platte River State Park, and Fort Robinson State Park
Treat your mother to a special day among family and friends with a wonderful meal at a Nebraska State Park.
Learn more about each event at the links below.
Ponca State Park
Platte River State Park
Fort Robinson State Park

Additional events

Visit our online event calendar to view all of our events happening this spring.
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