Main Street Beatrice sponsors events and activities throughout the year, bringing thousands of families into the downtown area for parades, entertainment, food, and shopping.
Night of the Great Pumpkin
2023 event details:
Trick or Treating, Fun & Games, Food & Drink, Costume Photos, and a Free Movie for the Kids. So bring the little ghosts, globins, and other spooks for an evening of spooktacular fun in Downtown Beatrice.
Nebraska Governor’s Pheasant Hunt
November 3-4 2023
The Nebraska Governor’s Pheasant Hunt is a 2-day excursion including a classic hunt and a sporting clay shoot in Gage County Nebraska with the goal of capturing the coveted Grand Champion trophy.
Local, national, and international hunters are all warmly welcomed. We are extremely excited to welcome Governor Pete Ricketts to the annual Governor’s Hunt each year since 2015! In the past, we have hosted hunters from Gage County New York, Texas, Florida, Nebraska, and cadet teams from West Point Academy.
Hunt events begin on a Friday with an open shoot at the Beatrice Gun Club followed by a dinner reception. After an early breakfast on Saturday, the teams travel to area farms to hunt. The teams and their pheasants are counted and photographed. After pheasant turn-in, hunters head out for a Sporting Clay Shoot and a lunch of hamburgers and brats. The Sporting Clay totals are added to the overall points. Winners are announced on Saturday after the clay shoot.
Holiday Happenings Downtown Beatrice
Join us in Historic Downtown Beatrice for all kinds of community activities during the Holidays.
Courthouse Lighting – Each year on the Sunday Before Thanksgiving
Learn more by following the Courthouse Lights Facebook page
Small Business Saturday – Join the National effort and support your local small businesses as you explore Downtown Beatrice.
Saturday, November 27th, 2021 – Check out our Facebook Event for more!
Parade Day Activities – Saturday, December 3, 2022
Lighted Holiday Parade – The Beatrice Chamber of Commerce leads the annual Lighted Holiday Parade, each year it is held on the first Saturday of December.
Saturday, December 3th, 2022 – Parade Begins at 5:30 pm
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
This is an event that rewards those that choose to shop locally during the holiday season. You can register in any of the participating businesses for a chance to win prizes! The winners are announced daily from December 5th through December 20th. The winners are announced on KWBE AM 1450 and 94.7 FM so tune in to hear if you’ve won! See all the participating businesses for 2022 below.
Store Front Display Contest
Our downtown store front display contest theme for 2022 is “Santa’s Workshop”. Go check out all of the stores listed below! This contest goes through December 3rd-18th, 2022 so please go out and vote for your favorite store front. You can go vote inside each of the participating businesses during their regular business hours.
Download our Holiday Gift Guide here!
Chocolate Lovers Shopping Day Extravaganza
Typically Held on the First Saturday In February
February 4, 2023
2023 Event Link: https://fb.me/e/33qeOI1SX
Explore Downtown Beatrice & have some chocolatey fun!
The event runs from 10 am to 3 pm
It’s a day full of Chocolate tasting paired with great shopping & dining opportunities in Historic Downtown Beatrice! To begin, simply register on the day of the event at our registration location, in downtown Beatrice and head out to all the great Chocolate Lovers locations!
Taste of Spring – Beatrice Wine & Beer Festival
Taste of Spring is a fun-filled day in Downtown Beatrice!
2022 Event Date is Saturday, May 21st
Please help us thank our event sponsors
What takes place at Taste of Spring?
It’s a social event centered on sampling fine wines and craft beers from multiple wineries and breweries and even spirits! Live music and food will be on hand so be sure to make plans to join us.
With the extended hours and amenities, the event will be held outdoors in Charles Park this year.
On top of this being a social evening Taste of Spring proceeds to support Main Street Beatrice’s downtown improvement efforts, by attending you are making a difference in our community!
Event is Sponsored by: Pinnacle Bank
Tickets can be obtained in advance HERE or at the door for $30.00 per person.
Thank you to our 2023 event sponsors!
May is Preservation Month
We are proud of the history our community holds! Join us in celebrating that history!
Downtown Beatrice has a rich collection of historic architecture and stories that need to be preserved and enjoyed.
Beatrice Farmers Market
Every Thursday from mid-May to mid-October from 4:00 PM-6:30 PM, the last Market in 2022 will be October 12th.
Find us at, 318 North 6th Street, the corner of 6th and High Street, Centenary United Methodist Church.
Follow the Beatrice farmers markets for regular updates at https://www.facebook.com/BeatriceFarmersMarket
Every market brings in new treats, crafts, lots of produce, eggs, honey, baked goods, and more! Select vendors are now accepting credit cards! Head to Downtown Beatrice for a wide host of vendor choices and that great Nebraska Farmers Market Taste! We are Southeast Nebraska’s largest Farmers’ Market! The market is held every Thursday from 4:00-6:30 pm, Explore Downtown Beatrice while you are here! Questions call Main Street Beatrice, 402-223-3244.
Like the Beatrice Farmers Market on Facebook for the latest updates.
2023 Vendor Form Can be Found Here, please contact us before arriving at the market.
Ribfest June 25th 2022
You’ll Squeal for More at the Annual Main Street Beatrice Ribfest, Featuring Succulent, Award-Winning BBQ, Live Entertainment, Beer Garden, and More!
Find event updates on our Facebook page and at the event link:
We hope that you and your families are making plans to be at this year’s Homestead Days event! It’s an event you’re not going to want to miss!
Thank you to our generous sponsors, Security First Bank, Lammel Plumbing & the Nebraska Pork Producers!
Upcoming Ribfest dates:
2023 – June 24th
2024 – June 22nd