Jul
8
Thu
100th Annual Oregon Trail Days Celebration
Jul 8 – Jul 11 all-day
100th Annual Oregon Trail Days Celebration

Oregon Trail Days is the longest, continuous running celebration in Nebraska; honoring Gering’s Oregon Trail history.  In 2021 Oregon Trail Days will celebrate its 100th year with expanded and new events including Longhorns on Parade during the Grand Parade, car shows, art shows, kiddie parades, concerts, food fairs, horseshoe pitching contests and much more July 8-11, 2021.

Events day to evening; Friday and Saturday

For more information, visit www.oregontraildays.com

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

 

Aug
21
Sat
Oregon Trail Wagon Train Chuck Wagon Dinner
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm
Oregon Trail Wagon Train Chuck Wagon Dinner

Join us at Legacy of the Plains Museum as we revive the Oregon Trail Wagon Train experience; delicious rib-eye steaks cooked over an open flame with all the trimmings, wagon rides and more.

6:00 p.m.

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

For tickets and more information, call 308.436.1989

Sep
20
Mon
6th Annual Robidoux Quick and Dirty Gravel Bike Race
Sep 20 all-day
6th Annual Robidoux Quick and Dirty Gravel Bike Race

West Nebraska Bicycle Club “Gravel Race

75 mile gravel race riding on the Oregon Trail through Scotts Bluff County

Race start-finish, meet & greet, entertainment at Five Rocks Amphitheater – 2505 D Street – Gering

For more information, visit www.robidouxquickdirty.wixsite.com

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