Annual Events

In North Platte and our surrounding communities you’ll find some really great events throughout the year. Nature lovers won’t want to miss the spring Sandhill Crane migration and if you’re looking for a great party don’t miss NEBRASKALand Days. Read on for our full list of annual events.


Sandhill Crane Migration

Every year, beginning in mid-February, hundreds of thousands of Sandhill Cranes migrate into the Platte River Valley in Lincoln County. They will spend about six weeks here, roosting in the river bottoms at night and spending their days in the corn fields, alfalfa fields and meadows between North Platte and Sutherland.








Cody Park Winter Wonderland

Santa’s Workshop has been a North Platte tradition for generations. Now in North Platte’s scenic Cody Park, numerous animated vignettes portray all aspects of the Christmas season, from busy elves toiling away in the workshop to joyous children on Christmas morning.

Christmas at the Cody’s

Buffalo Bill’s magnificent Second Empire mansion is decorated for the holidays and open to the public during the Christmas season each year. More than twenty trees decorated by the staff of the Buffalo Bill State Historic Park and area non-profit organizations fill every room and public space.