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2012 Independence Day Celebrations & Events in the Omaha Metro Area (Newly Updated on 6/23!)
2012 Independence Day Celebrations & Events
in the Omaha Metro Area
Searching for some fun Fourth of July activities and events for your family? Check out MomsOfOmaha.com's list below, and come back often because we'll continue to update the list as more information becomes available.
(FREE!) 2012 Bank of the West Celebrates America Concert at Memorial Park (June 29th)
Friday, June 29, 2012
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Featuring Two-time Grammy award winner Huey Lewis and The News
The Power of Love | Workin' For A Livin' | If This Is It | Got Your Back
Lucky Guy | That Girl Tonight | Redenption Road | I Got Your Back
Opening Act: Winner of the Bank of the West Celebrates America Band Contest
10 p.m. Fireworks Grand Finale
Bank of the West Celebrates America, now in its 22 year, is a pre-Independence Day celebration that expresses our passion for the optimistic spirit of the West, the American heartland, and our great country. We have a long tradition of supporting music, the arts as well as other cultural and sporting events in the regions we serve. Celebrates America is one of the many ways we show our support and commitment to our community.
52nd Annual Ralston Independence Day Celebration (July 1st-5th)
"Celebrate Ralston! 100th Anniversary 1912-2012"
This year's theme is "Celebrate Ralston! 100th Anniversary 1912-2012".
Complete schedule of events is available on the Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce's Web site.
Schedule for Wednesday, July 4th
FUN RUN/WALK(see details below)
Baright Public Library, 5555 S 77 St.
Line up starts at 9:30 am. at 5500 Miller Ave.
Parade led by Ralston Mayor, Don Groesser
MUSIC AT INDEPENDENCE SQUARE
Live music provided by Joey Gulizia & the G Notes.
52nd ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
Parade starts at 80th & Highland and ends at 75th & Main St.
FIRE DEPARTMENT WATER FIGHT
77th & Main St.
RALSTON AMERICAN LEGION POST #373 AUXILIARY, 7400 Q St, Ralston
Noon - 4pm
5 - 9pm
Beer Garden with hamburgers, hotdogs, beer and pop.
At Dusk (approx. 9:30pm)
Ralston Arena,72nd & Q St
Synchronized to music over FM Radio KAT 103.
(FREE!) The United States Air Force Heartland of America Concert Band (July 1st)
7/1/2012 at 7:30 PM
Kick off 4th of July week with a free patriotic concert by the United States Air Force Heartland of America Concert Band.
The USAF Heartland of America Band is an innovative and professional military music organization dedicated to providing local, national and global audiences with incomparable musical products while directly impacting the overarching Air Force mission. We further endeavor to serve our nation's Air Force by cultivating both patriotism and kinship while bridging cultural barriers utilizing the dynamism of music.
Gates open at 6:30 pm
(FREE!) The 6th Annual Fireworks Bonanza at StoneBridge Christian Church (July 1st)
FREE Admission - Inflatables - Live Music - Professional Fireworks
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Outdoor community worship service begins at 5:00 p.m. Festivities follow at 6:00 p.m., fireworks at dusk.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of fun for the whole family!
Vendors selling food:
Red Zone / Mama's Pizza / Grand Dad's Homemade Ice Cream
Fireworks at Werner Park (July 2nd & 3rd)
TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby and the Omaha World-Herald’s Fireworks (July 3rd)
Join us for the 2012 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby and the Omaha World-Herald’s 28th annual Independence Day fireworks display. The evening will include: Home Run Derby featuring the nation’s premier power hitters; musical entertainment from Cowboy Mouth; and Independence Day Fireworks following the derby, by J&M Displays. The first 2,500 ticket-holding fans entering Gates 2 and 3 will receive a $5 concessions voucher. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $8 for youth and $12 for adults. Family Four Packs of tickets are $35. Purchase yours today at collegehomerunderby.com.
Red, White, and Zoo! at the Omaha Zoo (July 4th - 6th)
July 4 - 6 Red, White and Zoo!
Bring your family to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Wednesday, July 4 to Saturday, July 6, 2012 from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. to celebrate Independence Day weekend!
There will be wild entertainment and special animal presentations for all ages. See how many red, white or blue animals you can find.
Event activities are free to Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium members or with regular paid Zoo admission.
For more information, please call (402) 738-2038 or email email@example.com.
Fourth of July Celebration in Seward, NE (July 4th)
Since 1868, the community of Seward, Nebraska has honored and celebrated the anniversary of our United States’ founding. Rich in community history, this celebration has grown to state and national attention, emphasizing the total community effort. This example of “small town” America celebrating as it has for over 140 years will again happen this July 4, and we invite you to share this day with us, if not in person, at least in spirit!
Seward County is located in the Blue River valley, a 20 minute drive west of Lincoln, Nebraska’s state capital.
The City of Seward, with a population of over 6,000, is located in the very heart of the county of Seward. It grew from the 1867 prairie settlement on a bend of the Blue River, to become the seat of government for the current 16,000 county residents.
Seward, recognized as “America’s Small Town 4th of July City”, hosts the state of Nebraska in an old-fashioned family celebration each July 4. The observance is unique in that the major leadership is provided by high school youth. The event adds new attractions each year and draws upward to 40,000 people. It has been televised nationally on numerous occasions.
For further information contact ….
The Seward Chamber of Commerce
616 Bradford Avenue
Seward, NE 68434
This award winning grand family event features….every July 4…..
A Grand Parade at 4:00 pm Outstanding Fireworks Display
“Food Alley” Free Movies at the Rivoli Theater
Crafts on the Square-Craft Show Humanities Presentations/Lectures
Patriotic Programs Children’s Games
Historic Exhibits Walking Tour of Downtown
Art Shows Clowns
Quilt Lectures/Talks Special Seward County Independent
Quilt Exhibit Travelogues
Anvil Firing Prayer Service
Grand Concert in Plum Creek Park Children’s Drama/Shows
Rotary Club Royalty Antique Auto Show/Contest
Parachutists Cloggers and Dancers
Holiday Lights Downtown Horseshoe Contest
Carnival Freedom Run
Bar-B-Que Band Concerts
Miscellaneous Market Tourist Family
Pet Parade/Contest Awards
Apple Pie Eating Contest Pictorial Postal Cancellation
Guest Register Baseball games
Wild West Shootout Band Concerts
Magic Shows Family Shows/Concerts
Ralston's 2012 Centennial Independence Day Fun Run/Walk - (July 4th)
This is one of the oldest runs in Nebraska. It is run through the tree-lined neighborhoods of the beautiful city of Ralston.
1-mile Fun Walk/Run starts at 7:50 a.m.
3-mile Race starts at 8:00 a.m.
Here for Registration Form
$15.00 if received by Friday, June 29th.
$12.00 for each additional family member if received by Friday, June 29th.
$20.00 for all registrations on race day (sorry, no family discount on race day).
Entries include a T-shirt with an annual design!
Both the walk and run courses start in beautiful downtown Ralston and head west on Main Street. The walk course is longer than a mile and the run is just short of 3 miles in order to maintain the run's fine tradition. Both courses are not certified and are hilly.
In the 3-mile race, the first overall male and female win plaques, as well as the first two males and females in their respective age groups. In the Fun Run, awards will be given to the first two boys and girls 14 years and under. New this year are Athena and Clydesdale divisions.
Early packet pickup from 5-7 p.m. on July 3rd. Packets will be available for pickup the day before the race in the Centennial Room at the Ralston city offices at 5500 S. 77th St. On race morning, Packets should be picked up in the Centennial Room between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m.
For more information call (402) 680-1023 or (402) 990-4154
City of Omaha Swimming Pools -- $4 Family Day! (July 4th)
$4.00 Family Day! Wednesday, July 04, 2012 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Families swim for only $4 at all City of Omaha swimming pools!
(FREE!) Summer Band Concert with the Omaha Wind Symphony at Chalco Hills Recreation Park
NWS Summer 2012 Concerts Flyer
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 – Chalco Recreation AreaFormal Concerts