Welcome to Whispering Pines’ event calendar, where each day is an opportunity to craft lasting memories. We believe life’s precious moments shine brightest in intimate settings, embracing the comfort of a home away from home.

Discover a mix of public events, cooking classes, and private gatherings thoughtfully curated for exclusive and personalized experiences. Many are available for reservation, either with an overnight stay or as standalone events.

Our private events are designed to elevate your stay beyond the ordinary. Whether it’s a romantic weekend getaway, a family reunion, or a milestone celebration, our calendar reflects our commitment to adding a personalized touch to every occasion.

Immerse yourself in bespoke experiences, finding comfort in our elegant accommodations and creating unforgettable memories. Let our calendar be your guide to moments of joy, laughter, and connection that linger long after your time at Whispering Pines.


Learn more about our offerings for private dining, catering, weddings, group events, and reservation packages and specials.


Local Event: Bluegrass Festival
Jun 20 – Jun 23 all-day

More details will follow but the Nebraska City Creative District will be posting more soon.

Local Event: Treestock Independence Day Celebration
Jun 29 – Jun 30 all-day

Straight from the Nebraska City Tourism website:

A small-town celebration of freedom the way George Washington intended. Complete with live music, food trucks, cornhole , and an hour-long fireworks extravaganza of, yes, extravagant proportions! We are turning our traditional one-day Independence Day Celebration into a weekend event not to be missed! If you are not from around here, we recommend getting a room for the weekend; you’re going to want to stay.

Make it an overnight  package and book now!

The 2024 festival is scheduled for June 29 & 30. Fireworks start at dusk.

Watch the awesome video and get details and schedule of events here as they develop.


Cooking Class: Pasta and Pesto
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Let’s Make Pasta and Pesto!

The perfect pairing. Learn to mix, roll out and cut your own fettuccini pasta. We’ll use garden ingredients to create basil and arugula pesto.

There is a $30 fee (cash or check) payable
in class. Keyword: Pasta



Register until July 5th.  Call 402-873-5850 or innkeeper@bbwhisperingpines.com

Pasta Dough


Farm to Fork Dinner – Add Tickets to Your Stay
Aug 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Central Avenue Farm to Fork offers a multi-course, family-style dining experience featuring dishes created by regional restaurateurs utilizing locally sourced products complemented with regional wine. Learn about regional producers, growers, and wineries through enjoying multiple courses of expertly crafted dishes at our unique and memorable dining experience in the center of historic Central Avenue. Craft beer will also be available for purchase.

Nebraska City’s 8th Annual Central Avenue Farm to Fork Sunday, August 18, 2024.

Cocktail Hour begins at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets include meal and wine.

TICKETS PUBLICLY AVAILABLE JUNE 1, 2024 – $125 through the official website but you can secure your tickets now when you book an overnight stay on August 17th or 18th. Select your room then select the ‘add-on’ with the option of 1 or 2 tickets.


Cooking Class: All About Apples
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Pork TenderloinSweet, crisp, tart and juicy. Of course there is apple pie, but we’ll cover other ways to serve up these delicious fruits. We’ll do a review on the different types of apples and which varieties are great for cooking. From appetizers and drinks to one of its traditional pairing with pork, then ending with dessert. You’ll be ready to head to the orchard for that peck of apples and get started cooking your apples. This is a limited hands-on demonstration.

Class is offered through Southeast Community College. Register by Wednesday, 8/30 online.


Local Event: 56th Annual Apple Jack Festival Celebration 2024
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day

More details coming soon, but you know you want to be here!

Applejack now spans two weekends: first is the ‘Traditional’  featuring events like the parade and car show; followed by ‘All About Apples’ with events that appeal to the foodie in all of us.


Book now so you don’t miss out!

Local Event: 56th Annual Apple Jack Festival Celebration 2024
Sep 27 – Sep 29 all-day

More details coming soon, but you know you want to be here!

Applejack now spans two weekends: first is the ‘Traditional’  featuring events like the parade and car show; followed by ‘All About Apples’ with events that appeal to the foodie in all of us.


Book now so you don’t miss out!

Local Event: Artist Walk
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Featured as part of the Nebraska City Creative District Third Weekend events, the October weekend includes an artists walk.

ARTIST WALK | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Downtown Nebraska City


Watch the Nebraska City Creative District website for full details.

Cooking Class: Sushi 101
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Sushi 101

You will be introduced to the four main styles of sushi rolls, including Hosomaki (cucumber), Uramaki (California Roll), Temaki (tuna- raw), and Kazari Yin & Yang (seafood medley). The class begins with a presentation about the history of sushi and proper sushi etiquette. Then, you master four different types of rolls by utilizing four other techniques and eat them as you go. Prizes for the best roll in each category are awarded! Everything is supplied for you. It is ample dinner size, but edamame, Asian salad, and a sweet ending are also provided.

Hands on / demonstration.Hands rolling sushi into a roll

October 30,  6:00 PM – 8:30 PM,  $39, plus a market rate food fee payable in class for fresh seafood flown in within days of the class

This class is offered through Southeast Community College. Register by Friday, October 25 online.  (Search Keyword: Sushi) or contact Cindy Meyer @ 800-828-0072 ext 3636 or cmeyer@southeast.edu.


Check our Cooking Class page to learn about our other class offerings that can be scheduled with advanced reservations.

Cooking Class: Holiday Charcuterie Board
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Charcuterie – what did you say?  It’s all the rage!


The “char-cu-te-rie” board. Join us to learn about all the fun ways to prepare and assemble a fabulous tray to wow your friends and family at your next get together.  They are so simple to put together with a combination of on-hand pantry staples like meats, cheeses, jams, crackers, bread sticks, olives or planned home-made items such as candied nuts, pickled veggies, hummus, and more!  And, we’ll teach you how to say it, too!

An optional take-away cutting board available for purchase!

Class registration fee will be dependent on the number of students; for groups of 3 – 7 students, cost is $69/person. (We already have 2 students interested).

Contact Jeanna @ 402-205-7003 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com for questions or to reserve your spot. OR, make it an overnight package and just add on when you reserve a room online now.