Jul
31
Sat
Scotts Bluff County Fair
Jul 31 – Aug 7 all-day

Scotts Bluff County Fair at County Fairgrounds in Mitchell, NE.

Aug
5
Thu
Western Nebraska Pioneers at Home vs. Fremont Moo
Aug 5 @ 6:35 pm

Western Nebraska Pioneers baseball at home at Oregon Trail Ballpark Stadium in Gering vs. Fremont Moo.  Gates open one hour before game time.  Affordable family fun and great way to spend time enjoying America’s pastime all summer long in Gering.  For tickets and information; visit www.wnpioneers.com

Aug
7
Sat
Old West Balloon Fest 2021 Opening Ceremonies
Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

“Balloons, Burgers & Brews” Opening Ceremonies for the 2021 Old West Balloon Fest & US National Hot Air Balloon Championships in the Gering Civic Plaza downtown Gering.  Over 30 hot air balloons and pilots will line the streets around the Plaza, The Union Bar will be grilling Nebraska’s best burgers and serving adult beverages, live music on the Plaza stage, Lemon Love Lemonade Food Truck and Sidewalk Chalk Art Contests for the kids.  For more information; contact the Gering Visitors Bureau at 308-436-6886.

Aug
10
Tue
Nationals and Old West Balloon Fest 2021
Aug 10 – Aug 15 all-day

The national competition is an annual, week-long event where the nation’s top balloon competitors contend for an opportunity to represent the U.S. in the World Hot Air Balloon Championship.

Aug
11
Wed
Old West Balloon Fest-WNCC Evening Glow @ Western Nebraska Community College
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Old West Balloon Fest Showdown 2021; first evening Balloon Glow at Western Nebraska Community College.

Gates Open at 7:00 pm; balloons glow at dusk (approximately 9:00 pm)

FREE Admission

Food and merchandise vendors on site

For more information; visit www.theoldwestballoonfest.com

 

Aug
13
Fri
Old West Balloon Fest 2021-Mass Ascension at Mitchell Air Field @ Mitchell Air Field
Aug 13 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am

Old West Balloon Fest 2021 Showdown; two morning mass ascension (balloon launches) from the Mitchell Air Field in Mitchell, NE

Gates open to the public  before dawn at 5:30 AM

Food and merchandise vendors on site

Watch as 25+ hot air balloon launch at dawn (weather permitting) in a mass ascension

For more information; visit www.theoldwestballoonfest.com

 

Aug
14
Sat
Old West Balloon Fest 2021-Evening Glow at Five Rocks Amphitheater @ The Grasslands at Five Rocks Amphitheater
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Old West Balloon Fest Showdown 2021 ends with the awesome sights and sounds of the evening glow at The Grasslands at Five Rocks Amphitheater in Gering

30 Hot Air Balloons will “glow” at dusk (approximately 9:00 pm), weather permitting

Spectators are on the field where balloons will glow; practicing social distancing throughout the Glow area

Food vendors, hot air balloon merchandise vendors, music and announcements on stage

Fun and excitement for the whole family to close Old West Balloon Fest 2021

For more information; visit www.theoldwestballoonfest.com

 

Sep
18
Sat
25th Annual Legacy of the Plains Harvest Festival @ Legacy of the Plains Museum
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day
25th Annual Legacy of the Plains Harvest Festival @ Legacy of the Plains Museum

Family-fun weekend of hands on activities and events celebration history of agriculture; tractor parades, blacksmithing demonstrations, pedal tractor course, hay bale fort, potato harvesting, food, music and more

Legacy of the Plains Museum – 2930 Old Oregon Trail – Gering, NE

For more information, call 308-436-1989

Sep
25
Sat
Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon @ Five Rocks Amphitheater
Sep 25 all-day
Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon @ Five Rocks Amphitheater

Full and ½ Marathon Start-Finish at Five Rocks Amphitheater

Five Rocks Amphitheater – 2505 D Street – Gering, NE

For registration and information, visit www.monumentmarathon.com