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Best Fourth Of July Events In Omaha & Nebraska (2024)

Communities across Nebraska usually celebrate the Fourth of July with parades, concerts, and, of course, fireworks. Some cities begin patriotic festivities up to a week before July 4. It’s one of my favorite times of year to spend time with friends and family! This list is divided into two sections: One for Omaha Fourth of July events (and Omaha area fireworks) and the rest of Nebraska.

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Best Fourth of July events in the Omaha Metro

If you spend the Fourth of July in Nebraska’s largest city, you’ll have plenty of options for festivities!

City of Omaha Celebrates America Free Concert & Fireworks Show

When: Typically held before the Fourth of July; in 2024, the concert is June 28; the National Anthem kicks things off at 6:30 p.m. The headliner, Roger Daltrey of The Who, takes the stage at around 8:30 p.m. Fireworks follow at around 10 p.m.

What: An annual favorite for Omahans, the Memorial Park Concert attracts a large crowd that sticks around for the large fireworks display after the show.

Where: Memorial Park, Omaha

Cost: FREE

Lake Manawa Fireworks

When: Junen 30, 2024 at 10 p.m.

What: Lake Manawa Fireworks is an annual tradition at Lake Manawa State Park. It’s run by a nonprofit volunteer group. It is a weather-dependent event.

Where: Lake Manawa 1100 S Shore Drive, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: FREE

Fireworks in the night sky

Independence Day Celebration With Omaha Symphony

When: July 4, 8:30 p.m.

What: All are welcome to the Omaha Symphony Independence Day Celebration in downtown Omaha. The concert will feature the Omaha Symphony, along with vocal ensemble Résonance, performing favorites like The Star-Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, Stars and Stripes Forever, music by John Williams, and much more. The evening will culminate with a spectacular fireworks presentation synchronized with live music. Blankets and portable lawn chairs are welcome. 

Where: Gene Leahy Mall, 1302 Farnam St., Omaha

Cost: FREE

Living History Fourth Of July Celebration at Fort Atkinson

When: July 6 and 7, 2024

Where: Fort Atkinson Historical Park, 201 S. Seventh St., Fort Calhoun, Neb.

What: Living history weekend at a fort, complete with cannon firing and a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Get ready to celebrate like it’s 1823.

Cost: There are no other fees to tour the fort grounds other than the Nebraska State Park sticker. There is an admission fee to tour the Visitor’s Center/Museum and watch the video ($2 per adult and $1 for children under 13, and FREE for under 3).

Fort Atkinson

Annual Fourth of July events in Omaha usually include the follow neighborhood parades and fireworks displays (list will be updated with details as they’re announced):

  • Field Club Independence Day – Along 36th Street and Woolworth Avenue, parade is usually at 10:30 a.m.
  • J.E. George Boulevard Festivities – Along the 600 and 700 blocks of J.E. George Boulevard, the parade is usually at 10 a.m.
  • Skylark-Cryer Neighborhood – At 118th and Cedar streets, parade usually begins at 10 a.m.
  • Boys Town Fireworks -TBD

2024 Fourth of July Celebrations Around Nebraska

**Updated for 2020** Fourth of July is celebrated with parades, festivals, baseball games and more throughout Nebraska.  See what's planned in Omaha, Lincoln and other Nebraska towns. #familytime #fourthofjuly #USA #Nebraksa

There are plenty of celebrations planned outside of Omaha. Below are the usual celebrations, with more details to be published soon!

  • Seward Fourth of July, “America’s Small Town Fourth of July City”
  • Big Bang Boom in Norfolk
  • Red, White, KaBoom! in Columbus
  • Sumner’s Fourth of July
  • Treestock Independence Day Celebration in Nebraska City
  • Freedom Fest at Eagle Raceway in Eagle
  • 1890s Independence Day Celebration at the Stuhr Museum of the Pioneer Prairie in Grand Island
  • Hebron Fourth of July Celebration & Parade
  • Quad County Museum Car Show & Firework Display in Humboldt
  • Murdock Fourth of July Celebration
  • Firecracker Frenzy in York
  • Blair Independence Celebration
  • Uncle Sam Jam at Oak Park Lake in Lincoln
  • Annual Platte Center Fourth of July celebration
  • Fourth of July Party at River View Park Resort and Marina, Blair, Neb.
  • Annual Hooper Fourth of July Fun Run
  • Madison Fourth Of July Parade
  • Stanton Fourth Of July Parade
  • Prague Third Annual Firework Show at Czechland Lake Recreation Area in Prague, Neb.
  • City of Hickman Fireworks Display

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