Annual Events

In North Platte and our surrounding communities you’ll find some really great events throughout the year. Nature lovers won’t want to miss the spring Sandhill Crane migration and if you’re looking for a great party don’t miss NEBRASKALand Days. Read on for our full list of annual events.

February/March

Sandhill Cranes

Every year, beginning in mid-February, hundreds of thousands of Sandhill Cranes migrate into the Platte River Valley in Lincoln County. They will spend about six weeks here…

Prairie Chickens

In the spring the hearts of the Nebraska Greater Prairie Chickens turn toward love. To successfully attract a female mate, the male Prairie Chickens must impress them with their…

April/May

Lincoln County Raceway

Each year from April through September, you'll find the finest in dirt track racing at North Platte's Lincoln County Raceway at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds.

Pokercycle

What is a Pokercycle? Similar to a poker run, but on a bicycle! The Pokercycle is an 10-ish-mile bicycle ride, open to all ages, utilizing multi-use trails in North Platte. There…

June

NEBRASKAland Days

NEBRASKAland Days is the largest event in the world…to receive Buffalo Bill’s coveted Buffalo of Approval. For 10 days every June the city of North Platte and the Wild West Arena…

Fort Cody Summer Music Series

Starting in June and concluding in August, NRoute Entertainment brings Cody Park Trading Post to life in the evening with live musical performances every Thursday. With a local…

Miss Rodeo Nebraska Pageant

The Miss Rodeo Nebraska Pageant that began in 1955 continues to be held annually to select a young lady who has the desire and enthusiasm to serve as a goodwill ambassador for the…

July

Sutherland 4th of July

One of the oldest 4th of July celebrations in the state, the award winning Rodeo and 4th of July celebration in Sutherland is two days chock full of fun! Events include a 5K, kids…

Lincoln County Fair

Towards the end of July, the Lincoln County Fairgrounds come alive with kids showing 4-H animals and projects, entertainment and vendor booths.

Platte River Cruise Night

Calling all car buffs, enthusiasts, and admirers. Rev up your engine and show of what you got at Platte River Cruise Night. Or just come to admire all the cars. There’s going to be…

Fort Cody Summer Music Series

Starting in June and concluding in August, NRoute Entertainment brings Cody Park Trading Post to life in the evening with live musical performances every Thursday. With a local…

North Platte Pow Wow

The pow wow will feature traditional, fancy, jingle dress and grass dancers in three age categories. There will also be specials for Golden Age, Tiny Tots and Veteran participants…

August

Brady Days

BRADY DAYS is Brady, Nebraska’s annual community celebration, always the first weekend of August.

Maxwell Heritage Days

Generally the third weekend in August. Activities include bratwurst feed, live music, car show, parade, kids fun in the park, sand volleyball, and demolition derby.

Hershey Fall Festival

Generally the final weekend in August. Events include food events, craft and bake sale, parade, car show, water fight, trap shoot, and street dance.

Fort Cody Summer Music Series

Starting in June and concluding in August, NRoute Entertainment brings Cody Park Trading Post to life in the evening with live musical performances every Thursday. With a local…

North Platte Rail Days

This 3-day event features a wide variety of events that are a highlight for anyone who loves trains and the railroad. Rail Days will be taking place August 5-7 and features The Big…

September

Wellfleet Fall Festival

Always the second Saturday in September. Events include fishing contest, stock dog classic, craft and vendor show, sand volleyball tournament, many food events, antique tractor…

Wallace Fall Festival

Always the third weekend in September. Events include food events, parade, kids races, toad/turtle races, tractor pull, volleyball tournament, team sorting, and street dance.

Arts in the Park

Held annually in September, usually the first Sunday after Labor Day, hundreds of artisans display their wares from 10am to 4pm in Cody Park.

Mid-Plains College STAMPEDE Rodeo

Rodeo excitement continues in North Platte when thirteen college rodeo teams from the NIRA Great Plains Division, plus numerous independent contestants come to North Platte the…

October

Sheldon Statewide Exhibit

Each October, North Platte’s Prairie Arts Center is the home of the Sheldon Museum of Art’s Sheldon Statewide Exhibit. The Sheldon Statewide program is a division of the Sheldon…

North Platte Canteen Festival

The North Platte Canteen was one of the largest volunteer efforts of World War II, serving over six million service men and women. Today we honor those efforts and keep the story…

Homestead Pumpkin Patch

The Homestead Pumpkin Patch welcomed their first visitors in September of 2018, and what followed was nearly two months of fun and adventure for families throughout the area. Open…

Dusty's Pumpkin Fest at the Cody's

Enjoy fun fall events at one of North Platte’s most historic properties, Buffalo Bill State Historical Park. Dusty’s Pumpkin Fest include games, duck race, hay slide, horseback…

Celebrate Fall

North Platte dives into the Fall spirit with the enthusiasm of a Golden Retriever diving into a pile of leaves! You'll find pumpkin patches at Homestead Pumpkin Patch, Dusty Trails…

November/December

Cody Park Winter Wonderland

Santa’s Workshop has been a North Platte tradition for generations. Now in North Platte’s scenic Cody Park, numerous animated vignettes portray all aspects of the Christmas season…

North Platte Christmas Canteen Festival

The North Platte Canteen was one of the largest volunteer efforts of World War II, serving over six million service men and women. Today we honor those efforts and keep the story…

Christmas at the Cody's

Col. Wm. F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody and his wife Louisa loved to entertain for the holidays in their beautiful mansion. Today the community of North Platte keeps the tradition alive…

Holiday Fun

Before you know it, the ground will blanketed with snow and the twinkle of holiday lights will be around almost every corner. The changing of the season brings the holiday…

Submit Your Event

Submit your Lincoln County event to the Visit North Platte Community Calendar of Events.

History & Heritage

A lot has happened in North Platte over the years. The history of the old west, the railroad, and…

Family Friendly

Find fun for the whole family in North Platte. These attractions provide education and entertainment…

Sports Events

Cheer on your favorite team or get competitive yourself. If it pertains to sports, and it’s…

This Weekend

If you're looking for things to do in North Platte this weekend, look no further.

Concerts & Live Music

Experience live music in North Platte. Whether it’s a headliner at the Wild West Arena, a…