45th Year Celebration
Norfolk, Nebraska’s Celebration of the Independence of AmericaBoomfest 2020 will be July 4th. The preshow and introductions begin at 9:45 p.m. followed by the main fireworks show.Big Bang Boom & Boomfest is not possible without the help of each of our Star Sponsors who have generously donated money, time or goods. Plus, thank you to each of you who contribute in the donation barrels…Remember Just a Buck Makes It Happen! Your community spirit and dedication to Big Bang Boom are greatly appreciated.
Fireworks will return to Mount Rushmore for the Fourth of July in 2020, Gov. Kristi Noem announced on Tuesday. The state reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of the Interior to have fireworks beginning with the 2020 Independence Day celebration after several months of meetings and discussions, Noem said.
"Let us place there, carved high, as close to heaven as we can, the words of our leaders, their faces, to show posterity what manner of men they were. Then breathe a prayer that these records will endure until the wind and rain alone shall wear them away.
Gutzon Borglum, Mount Rushmore Sculptor, 1930
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STATE FAIR AND STOCK SHOW CONTINUE TO PLAN FOR 2020
Grand Island, NE (May 1, 2020) - Nebraska State Fair is currently planning to showcase our FULL 11-day event on August 28 – September 7, 2020 and produce the Aksarben Stock Show September 24-27, 2020. State Fair staff and Board are mindful of and monitoring the current COVID-19 impact to events and social gatherings.
We are communicating regularly with our International Association of Fairs and Expositions, state and local authorities, entertainment booking companies, vendor and concession partners, as well as 4-H, FFA and Open Class Competition teams.
Nebraska State Fair is assessing options and ramifications should adjustments be necessary. This past week staff met to begin looking at contingency scenarios-based on best practices. We will continue to provide regular updates as necessary based on changing COVID-19 directives. The next State Fair board meeting is scheduled for May 15, 2020. The board directive to continue to plan the fair follows the late June early July forecasted decisions.
Last month the announcement was made the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will coordinate the Volunteer Program for the 151st fair celebration. The latest information is always current on www.statefair.org