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.

February/March

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.

April

June

Heritage Festival at the Lincoln County Historical Museum

This celebration of North Platte’s heritage is held the second weekend in June. Activities include entertainment and food booths, living history demonstrations, historic farming practices demonstrations, horse drawn rides, cowboy quick draw and much more.

Honky Tonk BBQ

Held in downtown North Platte generally the second weekend in June, this celebration of local food also includes entertainment, games and activities, and vendor booths.

July

August

September

October

Haunted North Platte

October is filled with haunted happenings in North Platte. Beginning with the Haunted Driveway drive through attraction that goes on all month long, and is followed by the Haunted Village at the Lincoln County Historical Museum and the Haunted Barn at the Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park.

November/December

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.