The City of Malvern, Iowa, will host an old-fashioned Independence Day celebration Saturday with a parade on Main Street and a picnic at Boehner Park.
Events include the 11 a.m. parade, noon picnic, 2 p.m. ice cream social at the library, 5:30 p.m. chicken dinner at the fairgrounds and 10 p.m. fireworks. Also expect children’s games and contests, a farmers-vendors market, teen events and more.
More information is available at www.malvernia.com.
The City of Lincoln’s annual Uncle Sam Jam Independence Day celebration will be Saturday at Oak Lake Park. Activities will begin at 1 p.m., and the fireworks show will begin at 10 p.m.
The City Parks and Recreation Department will provide free family activities from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., including canoeing, disc golf, volleyball, bocce ball, croquet, horseshoes, carnival games, bingo, three-legged and potato races, box hockey and the “NEOS” interactive game. Food and concessions will be sold beginning at 1 p.m. in the main parking lot.
A Fourth of July celebration is planned Monday in Murdock, Neb.
Expect food, games and activities for all ages. The parade on Main Street will start at 11 a.m., followed by the noon Show and Shine Car Show on Main.
The Lions Club will serve lunch in the Old Fire Hall and pie and ice cream will be available until 3 p.m. in the basement of the United Methodist Church. Baseball games will start at 1 p.m. at the ball fields.
The Patriotism Celebration in Geneva, Neb., will last three days, from Saturday through Monday.
Events Saturday will include a quilters market, flea market, craft show and art show. Also expect free admission to the Geneva Museum in the library basement, free admission to the city swimming pool and a free evening street dance.
More free events will fill Sunday including courthouse concerts at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., swimming, firetruck rides and train rides. After dark, fireworks will fill the sky at the Fillmore County Fairgrounds.
Two events are planned Monday: a golf tournament and a poker run. A complete schedule for the weekend is available at www.cityofgeneva.org/patriotism.
Activities will flourish this Independence Day weekend at Fort Kearny (Neb.) State Historical Park.
Free wagon rides around the grounds will be offered from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The soldier’s camp and living history will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.
The Central Nebraska Woodcarvers will demonstrate wood carving and pine needle basket weaving. Cannon firing will be done each day at 2 p.m.
A Nebraska state park sticker is required. A daily park sticker is $4 per vehicle and can be purchased at the Visitor Center.
The 61st Annual J.E. George Boulevard Fourth of July Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Nicholas Street and J.E. George Boulevard. The parade will travel southbound on the boulevard, cross Underwood Avenue and end at Memorial Park.
After the parade, a rally and awards ceremony will take place at the park’s ball diamond. Awards will be given for best costumes, best decorated bicycles, patriotic pets, wagons and floats.
The Field Club Homeowners League will sponsor a Fourth of July parade from 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday.
The parade will move along Woolworth Avenue between Turner Boulevard and 36th Street.
Compiled by Sue Story Truax