5 Things to Do in Nebraska City – July 2018

Summer fun in Nebraska City doesn’t stop after the fireworks are over! History lovers of all kinds can soak up our past and what it tells us about our future.

We’ve got musical history with an Elvis tribute, ‘Veiner’ Dog races celebrating German heritage in Syracuse, bonfire storytelling highlighting prairie life, cooking camp to help transition kids going off to college, and a Whistle Stop History Tour all to keep us entertained.

Celebrate Germanfest in Syracuse

Who doesn’t love tractor pulls, beer, and Viener Dog races? With a quick trip to our neighbor Syracuse you can enjoy all this and more as the town celebrates its German Heritage at their annual Germanfest.

The schedule is full of fun activities for folks of all ages starting with a 5K fun run and ending with an evening concert. Check the website for full details.

When: Saturday July 14 7:00am – 10:00pm

Where: Syracuse, NE


Tickets: Evening concert and festival rides require paid tickets.

College Kids Cooking Class

Before you send them to college, send them to our cooking class for college students! They’re not kids anymore! We’ll teach them some simple recipes and tricks in the kitchen so they can get all the nutrition they need for studying while enjoying the comforts of home cooked meals.

When: Monday, July 23 6:30 – 9:00pm

Where: Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast 2018 6th Avenue 68410


Tickets: $35

Joseph Hall’s Elvis Rock n Remember

A finalist on America’s Got Talent, Joseph Hall brings his Elvis Rock n Remember Tribute show to the Eagles’ Club.

When: Friday, July 27, 7:30pm

Where: Eagles Club 600 1st Corso, Nebraska City


Tickets: VIP $25 Reservations $20 contact Kyle at 800-346-2427

Full Moon Bonfire with Storyteller Cherrie Beam-Callaway

This is a sequel to the program “Promise in a New Land.” Beam-Callaway, in period attire with Irish brogue, depicts Nebraska life on the prairie, 1870 to 1885. Based on historical fact, she continues her story in dramatic Chautauqua-style presentation. Selling the homestead, they begin again as cattlemen in the desolate Sandhills. Relive trials of building the sod house, lightning storms, crying for rain, rattlesnakes, and the never-ending wind. Delight with the 4th of July, Christmas, and American pride. The program has a sequel entitled “Grit-n-Gumption.”

When: Saturday, July 28, 7:00 – 8:00pm

Where: Wostrel Family Union Orchard, 2405 S Highway 75, Union, Nebraska 68455


Tickets: Free

Whistle Stop History Tour

Jump on the River City Line and stop at up to five museums.  Start your trip at the Burlington Northern Depot and Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast

We just love history here in Nebraska City/Otoe County and offer TEN museums where you can get your fill. The Whistlestop History Tour is a punchcard offering a discounted rate for up to five museums of your choice thru the Nebraska City Museum Association.

When: Wednesdays – Sundays; hours vary by museum

Where: Nebraska City 68410


Tickets: $17.50 with stay at Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast