Main Street Beatrice sponsors events and activities throughout the year, bringing thousands of families into the downtown area for parades, entertainment, food, and shopping.
Holiday Happenings Downtown Beatrice
Join us in Historic Downtown Beatrice for all kinds of community activities during the Holidays.
2020 event details below
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 28th, 2020 – Facebook Event Link
Parade Day Activities – Saturday, December 5, 2020
Downtown Rides with Santa – will not take place this year due to Covid 19
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. Due to Covid 19-this year’s event will be a reverse parade!
Saturday, December 5th, 2020 – Parade Begins at 5:30 pm
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Chocolate Lovers Shopping Day Extravaganza
Typically Held the First Saturday In February
Postponed to March 27 for 2021
Explore Downtown Beatrice & have some chocolaty 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!
2020 Facebook Event Listing: https://www.facebook.com/events/2589069271210169/
Beatrice Farmers Market
Every Thursday from mid-May to mid-October from 4:00 PM-6:30 PM, the last Market in 2020 will be October 8th.
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! 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.
2020 Vendor Form Can Be Found Here, please contact us before arriving at the market.
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 Trick or Treating Event has been Canceled due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic.
Read the Announcement Here More details coming soon!
2019 event details:
Save the date for next year’s event, always the Thursday before Halloween, October 28th, 2021
Nebraska Governor’s Pheasant Hunt
November 6-7 2020
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.
Magic of Main Street
We want to thank our sponsors and supporters for your support in this crazy Covid year
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 auction, plated dinner by Colleen’s Catering & Valentino’s of Beatrice, and dessert! This year’s event will feature Music Trivia!
Join Us, Have Fun, and Support our Community!!!
#DowntownBeatrice #StakeYourClaim #BeatriceNE
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 2020 Mother’s Day Landmark Walking Tour was canceled due to Covid-19 restrictions. Plan to join us for a future historic walking tour.
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 In-person date has been canceled due to COVID-19
Please consider donating to our organization at https://www.paypal.me/MainStreetBeatrice
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/ The 2020 event was canceled due to Covid-19.
You’ll Squeal for More at the Annual Main Street Beatrice Ribfest, Featuring Succulent, Award-Winning BBQ, Live Entertainment, Beer Garden, and More!
2020 – was planned for Saturday, June 27th but has been canceled due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Take a look at the details for this past 2019 event below.
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:
2021 – June 26