Make it over to the Midwest and enjoy the wide open plains, parries and bluffs of the state of Nebraska. Probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Nebraska is the prolific crop of corn, it seems everything is about corn in Nebraska – that’s why it’s called the ‘Cornhusker State!’ But, while you’re in Nebraska enjoying every kernel of fun that the state has to offer, don’t forget to check out the many great Nebraska fireworks shows across the state. From the big cities to the small rural towns, you will find plenty of firework shows to add a blast of excitement to your night.
On and around the 4th of July, Nebraska offers many watching opportunities for pyrotechnic shows. After the Omaha Royals baseball game, a 22-minute firework show lights up the sky over Rosenblatt stadium in Omaha. Orchestrated to retro-80’s and patriotic tunes, this event will get you in a star spangled state of mind. Ralston offers residents and visitors two days of Independence Events including a picnic, pie-baking contest, and music, a fun run, parade, water fights and a great firework show at dusk. Also around the Omaha area, firework fans can get their fill in Freemont, the Beatrice Speedway in Beatrice, Nebraska and Ag Park in Columbus.
Council Bluff's Harrah's Casino hosts an approximate 25-minute 4th of July firework show has fireworks after a concert in the cove. Boys Town launches a good fireworks show down by the football field for Independence Day and Blair, Nebraska has fireworks synchronized to music. Also, Bennington has a firework show at Newport Landing Lake and in Lincoln, the Saltdogs minor league baseball team usually celebrates July 4th with an array of pyrotechnics launched from the parking lot.
In Nebraska City, Steinhart Park is the hub of activity for a day long Independence Day celebration. After a day of old-fashioned merriment that includes ice-cream eating and a color guard presentation, check out the annual Jaycees Fireworks Display that lasts an entire hour! The great blasts of color and light are set to patriotic music and include a variety of ground and aerial elements.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the TD Ameritrade Fireworks show in Omaha, Nebraska. Fireworks are scheduled as the closing event of the Holiday Lights Festival and the show is one of the largest New Year’s Eve fireworks displays in the region. Usually drawing crowds of more than 30,000 folks, this spectacular show is a New Year’s event you don’t want to miss. Each firework is choreographed to explode on cue to a musical score arranged especially for the Holiday of Lights Festival. Elderly persons and citizens with disabilities can skip the crowds and watch the fireworks from the fourth floor of the W. Dale Clark Library.
The conclusion of the Cornhusker State Games is marked with a tribute of fireworks at Seacrest Field in Lincoln to honor of all the participating athletes, past and present. More than 11,000 Nebraskans of all ages and abilities, from 86 different counties, compete in the 60-plus events – a Nebraska firework show makes sure everyone is recognized with a big blast!
Both residents and visitors in Nebraska should check the calendar before heading out firework show in the ‘Cornhusker State.’ A resource such as Visit Nebraska can keep you up to date on the latest happenings so that you can plan your trip around the best firework shows. For specific cities in Nebraska, there are local blogs that list daily entertainment in the state, from the bigger cities to the more rural towns. Nebraska, with its prolific prairie landscape, is an especially beautiful place to watch fireworks light up the night sky. The fireworks here are so breathtaking; it’s well worth the trip just to get out and see them.