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Seven great events in Grand Island, Nebraska

1: Sandhill Crane Spring Migration The spring migration of the sandhill cranes is a wildlife phenomenon rivaling any other across the globe. Visit Grand Island, Nebraska – home of the sandhill crane migration – to experience the sights and sounds of a world-class wildlife migration.

2: Thoroughbred Horse Racing Fonner Park is home to live thoroughbred horse racing every February through May. They run for the fun at Fonner Park, Nebraska’s springtime tradition for more than 60 years.

3: Hear Grand Island Concerts Catch this free concert series in the Railside Plaza Friday evenings each summer. A wide variety of genres fill Railside with music while food trucks and a beer garden are at hand.

4: Independence Day at Stuhr Museum Relive historic Fourth of July festivities at one of the nation’s best living history museums. The 200-acre Stuhr Museum celebrates the red, white, and blue in memorable fashion.

5: Nebraska State Fair The Nebraska State Fair features a variety of concerts, a fantastic midway, and agricultural competitions in some of the most modern fair facilities around. Entertainment is spread across the ground  including exotic animals, stunts, and musicians.

6: Husker Harvest Days For more than 40 years, the world’s largest totally irrigated working farm show has come together west of Grand Island. Husker Harvest Days features planted fields for demonstrations showcasing the newest equipment for today’s farmer.

7: Christmas Past and Present Slow down and enjoy the holiday season at Stuhr Museum’s annual Christmas celebration. Create your own ornaments, decorate Christmas trees like they did in the 1890s, and soak in the ambience of lantern-lit paths in a recreated railroad town.

Explore Grand Island, Nebraska