Spring Events in Nebraska’s Parks

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.


Spring Eggstravaganza

March 31
Ponca State Park

Enjoy Easter at the park! Bring you family out for a weekend of fun-filled activities that focus on the season of spring.  Kid’s Easter egg hunt, eggspectacular programs and much more.
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Easter Weekend Celebration

March 31 – April 1
Arbor Day Farm

Bring the entire family to Arbor Lodge State Historical Park for a one-of-a-kind Easter weekend getaway.
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Platte River Art Show

April 7 – 8
Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

For the perfect weekend adventure, first admire artwork on display then stick around and take in the beauty of the park. It’ll be time well spent.
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Powerful Pollinators!

April 14
Wildcat Hills Nature Center

Search for pollinators of the Wildcat Hills in our new pollinator garden. Learn about their amazing adaptations and interesting life cycles!
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National Quilting Day

April 15
Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

Celebrate National Quilting Day at Arbor Lodge Mansion! View a special exhibit of quilts from the Arbor Lodge collection and learn about the history of quilting. See how a once utilitarian craft has evolved into a true art form.
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Beer and Bacon

April 22
Fort Atkinson State Historical Park

Spend a Sunday enjoying beer and bacon amidst the rustic, historic Fort Atkinson. Seats are limited, call the park for tickets.
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7th Annual Outdoor Adventure

April 28
Indian Cave State Park

Mushroom hunt contest, fish fry, Morel Mile run and 5k, biscuits and gravy breakfast, Red Bud hayrack rides, archery, kids’ horse rides, raptor recovery exhibit, fish tank exhibit, Dutch oven cooking, face painting, cider press demo, kayaking, half-price youth lifetime permit drawing.
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Find even more family fun on our Outdoor Calendar