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2024 Summerfest Celebration

Below you will find a lineup of this year's festivities. We hope you can make it out to celebrate!

If you would like a t-shirt, you can stop by the Chamber office to purchase. They also will be available at the park on Saturday and at the rodeo both nights.

*Keep in mind, there are some things on the full celebration schedule below that aren't on the flyer

Thursday,
July 18th

  • 9am - Duck Hunt begins in Downtown O'Neill 

  • 10am to 6pm – Summer Artfest Show open for public viewing at the Holt County Economic Development
    Office at 330 East Hancock Street (Old Depot Building)

  • 11am to 1pm – Meals on Wheels Fundraiser at the corner of 6th and Douglas – Beef hot dog, chips, cookie/bar and a bottle of water for $10 – Lots of toppings available for the hot dogs! Drive up and grab your meals!

  • 2pm – Country Lane Retirement Village will have live music from 2pm to 3pm featuring Neon Lights. The 
    Community is invited!

  • 8pm to 10pm – Neon Lights Band will be performing at Handlebend Parking Lot – No Cover – Come out and 
    support local talent and enjoy some mules!

  • 9pm or Sunset – Great Plains State Bank Drive In Movie Night at the bank at 1100 E. Douglas Street – Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to sit on

Kids at the Drive-in
Watching the Rodeo

Friday, 
July 19th

  • 6:30am to 11pm – Handlebend Open

  • 10am to 6pm - Summer Artfest Show open for public viewing at the Holt County Economic Development
    Office at 330 East Hancock Street (Old Depot Building)

  • 10am – Chamber Coffee at the Concession Stand at the Rodeo Arena in Carney Park

  • 10am to 1pm – Precision Exotics vehicles will be on display at the O’Neill Community Center Parking Lot. Stop By and see five exotic cars, including a Lamborghini Huracan, Ferrari 458, Shelby GT 500, McLaren Artura, and Jeep Trackhawk

  • 10am to 3pm - Lions Club Jail and Bail at the corner of 4th and Douglas

  • 6pm - Summerfest Cycle Group departure from Handlebend. Bike out & back to Harte's Pub in Inman on the 
    Cowboy Trail. All ages and experience levels welcome

  • 6:30pm – Churches of O’Neill will be serving free hamburgers, chips and water at the corner of 2nd and Douglas Streets in the Anson Insurance Parking Lot

  • 7pm - Mid-States Summerfest Rodeo at Carrol McKay Arena in Carney Park

  • 7pm – O’Neill Hall of Fame Presentations will take place during the Summerfest Rodeo

  • 7pm – 9pm – KBRX Radio will be playing cruise night music – They will not be set up anywhere

  • 7pm to 9pm – Irish Capital Feline Foundation Freewill Donation Bake Sale and Raffle at their booth at the 
    airport vendor fair

  • 9pm – Karaoke at the Good Timin’ Bar

  • 9:30pm – First Ever Nebraska Fly In Night Air Show in Nebraska, at the O’Neill Airport

Saturday,
July 20th

  • 6:30am to 1am – Handlebend open – Beer Garden + Yard Games in the parking lot!

  • 8am – till sold out – Irish Capital Feline Foundation Freewill Donation Bake Sale and Raffle at their booth at the airport vendor fair

  • 8am to 10am – Fly in Breakfast at the O’Neill Airport – Free will donation, open to the public

  • 8am to 3pm – Inside Sidewalk Sales in Downtown O’Neill

  • 8am to 3pm – The Kinkaid Museum at the corner of 4th and Douglas will be open. Objects from the Time Capsule will be on display. There will be historical trolley tours of the city throughout the day also. 

  • 9am to 11am - Outdoor Chalk Drawing (open to all ages) at the Holt County Economic Development Office at 
    330 East Hancock Street (Old Depot Building). Chalk is provided or you may bring your own

  • 9am to Noon - Summer Artfest Show open for public viewing at the Holt County Economic Development
    Office at 330 East Hancock Street (Old Depot Building)

  • 9am to Noon – Summerfest Car Show Registration at Ford Park

  • 10am to 11:30am – Artistic Talent Display at the Holt County Economic Development Office at 330 East 
    Hancock Street (Old Depot Building)

  • 10am – History Tour of O’Neill Starts at the Holt County Museum at the corner of 4th and Douglas Street

  • 11am to 3pm – Nebraska Fly In Air Show at the O’Neill Airport

  • Noon - History Tour of O’Neill Starts at the Holt County Museum at the corner of 4th and Douglas Street

  • Noon to 4pm – Summerfest Car Show at Ford Park

  • 2pm - History Tour of O’Neill Starts at the Holt County Museum at the corner of 4th and Douglas Street

  • 4pm - History Tour of O’Neill Starts at the Holt County Museum at the corner of 4th and Douglas Street 

  • 5pm – Rib Feed at Good Timin’ Bar. $20 per plate

  • 6pm – Mid-States Summerfest Rodeo at Carrol McKay Arena in Carney Park

  • 7:30pm – Gates Open at the O’Neill Community Center for the Summerfest Concert

  • 8:30pm – Summerfest Concert begins with BJ Jamison at the O’Neill Community Center Parking Lot

  • 9pm – Whiplash at the Good Timin’ Bar – Beer Garden will be open

  • 9pm – Karaoke at Neko’s Pub

  • 10pm – Summerfest Concert Headliner Parmalee takes the stage at the O’Neill Community Center Parking Lot

  • 11pm – Twisted 20 will be playing at the I Don’t Care Bar at 305 E. Douglas
     

Concert
Sunrise

Sunday,
July 21st

  • 6:30am to 7pm – Handlebend will be open
  • 10am – Church in the Park featuring The Triumphant Quartet
  • 11:30am – BBQ Lunch at Ford Park, sponsored by the O’Neill Ministerial Association

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