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Lincoln, Nebraska hosts various cultural events throughout the year. This list is broken into seasons on a calendar year.


Mid to late winter

  • Mid February: Abraham Lincoln Birthday Celebration
  • Late February or early March: Nebraska State High School Swimming & Diving Championships; Lincoln Polar Plunge
  • March: Nebraska State High School Basketball Championships

Spring

  • April: Lincoln Earth Day
  • Mid April: ConStellation Science Fiction Convention
  • First Saturday in May: Mayor's Run
  • First Sunday in May: Lincoln National Guard Marathon and Half-Marathon
  • Third Saturday in May: James Arthur Vineyards Renaissance Festival
  • May 13 to July 17: Horse racing at Lincoln Race Course
  • Mid May: Wake Up the Beds
  • Mid May through Fall: Party in the Parks
  • Early May to late October: The Haymarket Farmers' Market in the Historic Haymarket

Summer

  • Early June: Cornhusker Boys' and Girls' State; Havelock Charity Run; Celebrate Lincoln
  • Mid June: Formula SAE Lincoln
  • Tuesday evenings in June: Jazz in June
  • Third Friday in June, July and August: Dock Stock
  • Late June: International Thespian Festival; Trail Trek
  • July 3: Uncle Sam Jam
  • Second half of July: Cornhusker State Games (multi-location event)
  • Early August: Lancaster County Fair
  • Second weekend in August: Capital City Ribfest
  • Late August: Lincoln ZombieFest; Nebraska Mud Run
  • Late August to late November: University of Nebraska Cornhusker Football

Fall/autumn

  • Early September: Sports Car Club of America Solo National Championship Autocross
  • Mid September: Streets Alive!
  • Late September/Early October: Lincoln Calling
  • Second Saturday in October: Pumpkin Run; Market to Market Relay Nebraska
  • Late October: Boo at the Zoo
  • November: Nebraska State High School Football Championships; Nebraska State High School Volleyball Championships
  • Early November: The Good Life Halfsy
  • First Saturday in November: Put the Beds to Bed
  • Mid November: Shop the Blocks
  • November 11: Veterans Day Walk of Recognition, program at Auld Recreation Center

Early winter

  • Second Sunday in December: Nebraska State Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Carol Sing
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