Main Street Beatrice sponsors events and activities throughout the year, bringing thousands of families into the downtown area for parades, entertainment, food, and shopping.
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 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.
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.
Ribfest June 25th 2021
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: https://www.facebook.com/events/173169757982468
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:
Beatrice Farmers Market
Every Thursday from mid-May to mid-October from 4:00 PM-6:30 PM, the last Market in 2021 will be October 14th.
Find us at our new location, 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.
2022 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.
2021 Trick or Treating Event is set for Thursday, October 28th 2021
2021 event details:
Save the date for next year’s event, always the Thursday before Halloween.
Nebraska Governor’s Pheasant Hunt
November 5-6 2021
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.
Beatrice Gun Club Security First Bank
The Beatrice Community Hospital Carriage Motors
General Agricultural Services Inline Healing Sysco
The Beat LLC FNBO Jim’s Carpet Nebraska Title Co.
Smith, Schafer, Davis Law Office Stone Hollow Brewing Yesterday’s Lady
Magic of Main Street
We want to thank our sponsors and supporters for your support another year! We here at Main Street Beatrice truly appreciate it!
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, raffle prizes, plated hors d’oeuvres by Colleen’s Catering and dessert! This year’s event will feature Music Trivia!
Join Us, Have Fun, and Support our Community!!!
#DowntownBeatrice #StakeYourClaim #BeatriceNE
Chocolate Lovers Shopping Day Extravaganza
Typically Held the First Saturday In February
February 5, 2022
2022 Event Link: https://fb.me/e/58PG1bnxW
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!
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 – Facebook Event Link
Parade Day Activities – Saturday, December 4, 2021
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 4th, 2021 – 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 4th through December 21st. 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 2021 below.
Store Front Display Contest
Our downtown store front display contest theme for 2021 is “A Storybook Christmas”. Go check out all of the stores listed below! This contest goes through December 21st, 2021 so please go out and vote for your favorite store front. You can go vote inside each of the participating businesses during their business hours.