Annual Festivals

Unadilla Ground Hog’s Day

First Saturday in February
Unadilla is the “Ground Hog Day Capital of Nebraska”. They have a full day of activities from a soup contest to a character re-enactment from the Nebraska Humanities Council. A Ground Hog’s Day King and Queen reign over the events, which also includes a 2-block 45 minute-long parade, flea market and parachute jumpers.

See their Unadilla Bill – Groundhog Celebration Facebook page

Arbor Day Celebration, Nebraska City

Last Friday in April – into the weekend

Syracuse GermanFest

End of August

Otoe County Fair, Syracuse

End of July

Applejack Festival, Nebraska City

Third Weekend in September

Otoe Barbeque

Syracuse Tannenbaum Festival
Join us for old-fashion Christmas fun on the 1st Sunday of December. Celebrate with your children doing Christmas kids’ crafts and visiting with Santa! Or see what home-made baked goods and crafts are for the taking. Local businesses on our downtown cobblestone 5th Street have open houses with treats and special sales. There is a Living Nativity that takes place, followed by the traditional tree lighting of the giant 30′ Christmas tree located right in the middle of the main intersection downtown. Get into the Christmas spirit with our community celebration!