Main Street Beatrice sponsors events and activities throughout the year, bringing thousands of families into the downtown area for parades, entertainment, food, and shopping.
Chocolate Lovers Shopping Day Extravaganza
First Saturday In February
Explore Downtown Beatrice & have some chocolaty fun!
The event runs from 10am to 3pm
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!
2020 Facebook Event Listing: https://www.facebook.com/events/2589069271210169/
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
Small Business Saturday – Join the National effort and support your local small businesses as you explore Downtown Beatrice.
Saturday, November 30th 2019 – Facebook Event Link
Parade Day Activities – Saturday, December 7 2019
Downtown Rides with Santa – Main Street Beatrice and The Beatrice Community Hospital presents: Downtown Rides with Santa.
Saturday, December 7th 2019 1:00pm-3:00pm – Facebook Event Link
2019’s Pick up and drop off location is the Gage County Museum at 101 N 2nd Street.
Special Movie Showing – Main Street Beatrice and Beatrice Movies presents: Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Saturday, December 7th 2019 – Facebook Event Link
Show Times Between 2:15pm-4:30pm
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. The parade route runs along 5th Street starting at Perkins Street and continuing north, ending at 218 N 5th Street at the Carnegie Building in Downtown Beatrice.
Saturday, December 7th 2019 – Parade Begins at 5:30pm
Before or after the parade activites shop and dine downtown
Come early and stay late for day long community events, Rides through downtown with Santa, free kids movie, pictures with Santa, face painting in the Carnegie Building, shopping, dining, ugly sweater contests, hot chocolate stations, and much more.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
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.
The 2019 Mother’s Day Landmark Walking Tour was held on Sunday, May 12
Taste of Spring
Taste of Spring is a fun filled night in Downtown Beatrice!
Our 2019 event was a blast with over 300 in attendance! Thank You to everyone who made it a success!
2020 Date Postponed Due to COVID-19
What takes place at Taste of Spring?
It’s a social evening centered on sampling fine wines and craft beers along with filling hors d’oeuvres. We complete the evening with live acoustic music, highlighting local art, and by featuring a creative downtown location. Stay tuned for more details.
On top of this being a social evening Taste of Spring proceeds 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 or at the door for $30.00 per person.
Each summer downtown businesses get together to offer a couple fund days and nights of sales, specials, and fun! For more details on the 2019 event please visit: https://www.mainstreetbeatrice.org/downtown-summer-sales-event/
You’ll Squeal for More at the Annual Main Street Beatrice Ribfest, Featuring Succulent, Award-Winning BBQ, Live Entertainment, Beer Garden, and More!
Take a look at the details for this past 2019 event below, 2020 date – Saturday, June 27th
Take Part in the Ford Drive for Your Community Event from 11am-7pm and Gain Free Admission into Ribfest! (limit one per household) Main Street Beatrice, 402-223-3244 or www.mainstreetbeatrice.org/ribfest
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!
Made possible thanks to the following community sponsors:
Upcoming Ribfest dates:
2020 – June 27, 2021 – June 26
Beatrice Farmers Market
Every Thursday from mid-May to mid-October from 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
Location: Country Cookin’ Café, 8th & Court Street
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! Market is held every Thursday from 4:00-6:30pm, 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
Night of the Great Pumpkin
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.
2020 Event is set for Thursday, October 29 2020
More details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/992038757854950/
Save the date for next year’s event, always the Thursday before Halloween, October 28th 2021
Nebraska Governor’s Pheasant Hunt
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 Friday with an open shoot at the Beatrice Gun Club followed by a dinner reception. After an early breakfast at Valentino’s on Saturday, the teams are transported to area farms to hunt. Pheasants are counted, measured, and photographed. After pheasant turn in, hunters head out to the Patch & Powder for the 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.
Magic of Main Street
The Magic of Main Street event is a fun filled evening where you can support our downtown improvement efforts and have a great night out!!
This event is sponsored by Security First Bank and many other community minded businesses.
The night will feature a cash bar, live & silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres by Colleen’s Catering & Valentino’s of Beatrice, and desserts by Once Upon a Cake. Fun and games are provided 1point21 Photobooth and B & P Casino Parties.
Join Us, Have Fun, and Support our Community!!!
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