Nebraska Game and Parks hosts hundreds of events annually. From educator opportunities to stage performances, fishing events to outdoors skills opportunities, we strive to offer planned activities appealing to Nebraska’s diverse interests and needs. Explore more.
Participate in a bioblitz or two throughout the year and learn about Nebraska’s native species.
First Day Hikes
Kick off the New Year in the great outdoors with a First Day Hike on Jan. 1 every year.
City Nature Challenge
The City Nature Challenge is a global event in April to find and document urban wildlife.
Tyler Vanderheiden Memorial Run
This annual run or walk race in May raises funds for state park trails.
Pollinator Week in June increases awareness of the importance of pollinators.
Great Park Pursuit
The Great Park Pursuit is a fun adventure for the entire family during the summer.
Nebraska State Fair
Join us for the Nebraska State Fair each August! Come see our 6,000-gallon aquarium filled with fish from Nebraska waters, indoor archery and pellet gun ranges, and enjoy our family activity packets.
Reptile Awareness Month
Our Reptile Art Competition leads up to National Reptile Awareness Month in October.
Slams & Challenges
Nebraska Game and Parks hosts a variety of competitions for avid anglers and hunters.
Natural Legacy Conference
The annual conference in the fall covers research, education and management of at-risk species.
Our 76 gorgeous state park and recreations areas host a plethora of events throughout the year. From bird hikes to kayak races, Living History events to family outdoor days, our parks host something fun for every outdoor enthusiast.
A park entry permit is required to visit state parks and may be purchased at the park, statewide Game and Parks offices and permit vendors, or in advance of your arrival online. View those fees, as well as attraction and amenity pricing.