Special events throughout the year create unforgettable family memories at Western Nebraska’s only zoo. Birthday parties, live music concerts, after hours events and holiday celebrations have visitors, and the zoo’s big cats, roaring loudly with approval. (308) 630-6236.
Saturday mornings June through September. Backyard produce, farmers’ veggies, locally raised meat and more are for sale from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday mornings downtown between Broadway and First Avenue.
August (TBD). A Greek celebration in cowboy country? Now that’s Western Nebraska. Celebrate Greek heritage with music and dancing, food, games and more. Be Greek for a day in Bridgeport. (308) 262-0281.
Always the last weekend of August. Hay Springs is known far and wide as a friendly town. Residents prove it each year with this friendly event that includes an ice cream social, golf tournament, free swimming, parade, lawn mower races and more. Friendly food vendors will sell Indian tacos, brats and hamburgers, and the local VFW will offer a large menu of meals. Friends you haven’t met invite you to join the friendly scene here in Hay Springs. (308) 638-7132.
Sept. 15-17. Celebrate railroad history in Cody Park with music, model trains, art competition and pancake feed. Events at Lincoln County Historical Museum, Buffalo Bill State Historical Park, Bailey Yard and other sites.
Kimball honors those who grow our food with this flavorful smorgasbord of fun. Last year’s event had 2,000 burgers grilling, and this year will be even better. There’s a pie auction and bake sale, best salsa contest, garden tractor pull, parade, silent auction and more in honor of the American farmer.