Parks are abundant in Grand Island offer recreational opportunities from pools to disc golf, horseshoes to a skate park, and lakes to ball fields.
Numerous rivers, lakes, and ponds can be found in the Grand Island area where families can swim, wade, or go fishing.
If you don't have a boat, you an float down area rivers in a watering tank! Photo courtesy of Nebraska Tourism.
The Cairo Cornstalk festival welcomes Summer to the area. Families flock to Island Oasis Water park for relief from summer heat. The Lincoln Pool was completely rebuilt in 2013, and many parks have wading pools for the kiddos.
The parks fill up with people walking their dog, playing disc golf, fishing, and skating at the skate park.Art in the Park sets up every July and the Grand Theatre Car Show fills up downtown every August.
Stuhr Museum offers its annual holiday celebrations in Railroad Town, not to be missed, from Memorial Day through harvest, and their Prairie Sludge Trudge has become an immensely popular mud run.
Summer winds down at the end of August with the Nebraska State Fair overflowing with foods, entertainment, concerts, rides, and its foundational agricultural displays.
Average Summer High: 87° Fahrenheit
Average Summer Low: 64° Fahrenheit
The Sandhills are fantastic for stargazing all year round with little or no light pollution.
The Nebraska State Fair is always a bumper crop of fun for the whole family!
The Loup Rivers Byway is a great little foray into the eastern Sandhills full of good food, interesting history, and beautiful views like this one from the top of Happy Jack's Chalk Mine.