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Events in Scotts Bluff Area

Polar Plunge - Sheriffs Office Special Olympics

Welcome to this year's Polar Plunge. This bone-chilling event invites participants, also known as plungers, to collect pledges from friends and family for plunging into the icy waters of Riverside Park in Scottsbluff. A plunger can be anyone with enough nerve and heart, willing to dip more than their toes in some freezing water for a good cause.

Date: 

End of February - Saturday, see Website for exact date.

 

Type: 
Entertainment
Area: 
Entire Area

Summit to Summit Run Walk Shuttle

Summit to Summit is a 7.2-mile Run/Walk/Shuttle that starts on the Summit Christian College (SCC) campus in Gering, Neb., follows a paved pathway west to the Scotts Bluff National Monument Visitor's Center, ascends the bluff via Summit Road, and then returns via the same route.

Date: 

May, see Website for exact date.

Type: 
Entertainment
Area: 
Gering

Rock Gem Show Expo

Gems - Jewelry - Fossils - Rocks - Minerals - Fairburn

Public Welcome - Free Admission - Open Daily 8 am - 5 pm

The Public is invited to attend the annual Panhandle Rock and Gem Club "Rock Show" held at the Riverside Zoo Campground in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

Public is also Welcome to attend the auction Saturday at 6:30 pm.

Date: 

End of May - Friday thru Monday

 

Type: 
Entertainment
Area: 
Entire Area

Scottsbluff Celtic Gathering

Join us May 20-21, 2017 for the first annual Scottsbluff Celtic Gathering.

A detailed list of events will be released at a later date.

The gathering will focus on Family Activity, Heritage, History and Music.

The gathering will be held in Frank Park on East 27th Street in Scottsbluff, NE.

Everyone is invited to attend.

 

Date: 

May, see Website for exact date.

 

Type: 
Entertainment
Area: 
Scottsbluff

Sugar Valley Rally

One of Western Nebraska's great summer events for people of all ages. The Rally is a precision-driving contest for antique cars that covers hundreds of scenic miles in the North Platte Valley.

Date: 

End of May, First of June, see Website for exact date.

Type: 
Entertainment
Area: 
Gering
Scottsbluff

Oregon Trail Tractor Ride

It's a tradition that area antique tractor owners have participated in for more than a decade, 25 plus tractors lined up to ride around and raise money for charity. This year the Oregon Trail Tractor ride will donate more than $400 to the Festival of Hope. Antique tractors drove from stop to stop to pick up poker cards to see who had the best hand at the end of the ride.

Date: 

June, see Website for exact date.

Type: 
Entertainment
Area: 
Gering

Circle the Bluffs Pow Wow

This is a Native American Cultural event with 2 days packed full of traditional singing and dancing, cultural awareness and educational activities.

The Circle the Bluffs Powwow begins Saturday at the Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering and continues Sunday.

Public Invited! All dancers and singers are welcome!

Date: 

June, see Website for exact date.

Type: 
Entertainment
Area: 
Gering

Rock and Roll Father’s Day Classic

Biggest Car Show in Western Nebraska held annually in conjunction with the city of Gering's Five Rocks Amphitheater Located ½ mile South of the intersection of Highways 71 & 92 in Gering Nebraska.   The weekend begins Friday when car owners will park their rides at the Gering Civic Center parking lot from 4 to 6:30 p.m.  The public is invited to view the cars at th

Date: 

June, Father's Day weekend every year.

Type: 
Car Show
Area: 
Gering

Oregon Trail Days

Nebraska’s oldest celebration, 2nd Week in July, a four-day event welcomes visitors to experience the history of the Oregon Trail in a truly western event with parades, concerts, street dances, food fairs and art shows. Featured highlights include the Chili Cook-Off, Oregon Trail Art Show and Grand Parade.

Date: 

2nd Week in July - Thursday thru Sunday, see Website for exact date.

Type: 
Entertainment
Area: 
Gering

Scotts Bluff County Fair

First part of August - Our Mission is to economically develop, maintain and manage the fairground facilities for the benefit of the public which are safe, convenient and provide diverse educational recreational opportunities in an attractive environment.

Date: 

End of August, see Website for exact date.

Type: 
Fair
Area: 
Mitchell

High Plains Riot

A one of a kind gathering of motorcycles, rat rods, hot rods and customs that represent the blue collar working stiffs, Located in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

Date: 

August, see Website for exact date.

Type: 
Car Show
Area: 
Gering

2017 Total Solar Eclipse

The Scottsbluff / Gering Area is in the path of totality for the Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017! Observers there will see (appx.) 1m 42s of totality! Viewers are going to be truly amazed! There are major Nebraska cities that will fall under the eclipse’s path of totality, giving people some of the longest views of the event. Among the cities most affected will be Scottsbluff, Gering, Alliance, North Platte, Kearney, Hastings, Grand Island, Lincoln and Beatrice. The Moon Over the Monument Eclipse T-shirts will be available by pre-order sales.

Date: 

August 21, 2017

Type: 
Entertainment
Area: 
Entire Area

Fiber Arts Fair

Scottsbluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair will be held at the Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds in the Event Center. Vendors will be there with soft, fleecy wools, to hand spun yarns, to beautifully finished products.  Demonstrations planned include spinning, felting, knitting, crocheting, quilting, tatting, and weaving.  Animals on exhibit include Llamas, Alpacas, Goats, and Rabbits.

Date: 

September - Friday and Saturday.
see Website for exact date

Type: 
Entertainment
Area: 
Scottsbluff

Old West Balloon Fest

Old West Balloon Fest 2017 will take place on Labor Day Weekend September 2nd and 3rd. Twenty hot air balloons will fill the Western Nebraska skies. An early morning launch at about 6:20 a.m. is planned for Saturday and Sunday at the Mitchell Airport launch site and a nightglow at 5:30 p.m. is planned for Sunday evening at Five Rocks in Gering.

Date: 

September - Labor Day Weekend 

Type: 
Entertainment
Area: 
Mitchell