Celebrating 100 Years
of Nebraska State Parks
To celebrate 100 years of memory making in Nebraska state parks and recreation areas, we’ve planned 100 centennial events all across the state in 2021. Don’t miss our signature events designed to highlight each of our state park system’s firsts: Nebraska’s first state park, our first state historical park and our first state recreation area. These events promise to be grand.
Chadron State Park
Centennial Birthday Bash
June 11 – 12, 2021
A weekend of fun in Nebraska’s beautiful Pine Ridge kicks off with a food truck rally and wine tasting on June 11 and continues into the weekend with the annual Run for the Hills 5k, canoe regatta, family games and activities, live music, and more.
Victoria Springs Signature Event
July 10, 2021
At Victoria Springs, take a trip back in time! Highlights of this celebration include a vintage baseball game and walking tours of the historic cabins and the namesake springs.
Arbor Lodge State Historical Park Signature Event
October 2, 2021
This event will feature interactive educational activities, living history demonstrations, tours of the Arbor Lodge mansion, and the commemorative sealing of a parks time capsule.
100 Centennial Events
Our events kicked off on Jan. 1, 2021, with our First-Day Hikes, but we have events planned straight through the end of 2021. Join us for the annual spring crane migration, educational events, fun runs, vintage camper gatherings, outdoor exploration and more at locations across the entire state. No matter your outdoor interest, we have an event that will pique yours.