Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Oak Lake Park • 1st & Charleston, Lincoln, Nebraska

Join us for Lincoln's free, official Independence Day Celebration, Tuesday, July 3 at Oak Lake Park. The family fun starts at 4 p.m. and refreshments from food vendors will be for sale throughout the afternoon.

4 PM


Enjoy canoeing, gaga pit, Snookball (new), disk golf, bingo, carnival games, horseshoes, wetland wonders (new), paddle pitch, marble drop (new), ladder toss, kite flying, box hockey, games, mancala (new), facepainting, bubbles, ballon twisting, water ballon toss, and more!

Food Vendors

Cowboy Chicken, Funnel Cake Guy, Grandpa's Kettle Corn, Made it Myself shaved ice, Rita's of Lincoln, Taco Loco, Rosair's Kitchen, Valentinos

6 PM
photograph of Soul Dawg

Music by Soul Dawg!

Soul Dawg performance begins (ends at 9:30)

Soul Dawg's musical repertoire draws heavily on Top 40/soul/funk/R&B music from the 60s/70s/80s, including the songs of Earth, Wind, & Fire, Ohio Players, Stevie Wonder, The Commodores, Kool & the Gang, and KC & the Sunshine Band, to name a few.

More information on the band is available at souldawg.com.

8:30 PM

Flag lowering by members of VFW posts and Girl Scout Troop 20568

10 PM


Enjoy the Pepsi and U-Stop fireworks show by J & M Displays. Tune in to the fireworks soundtrack on your favorite Uncle Sam Jam radio stations: B107.3 FM, Froggy 98.1 FM, 105.3 Wow FM and KLIN 1400 AM.

How to Get to the Park


Take the StarTran Shuttle

Image of star which denotes Park Entrance and shuttle drop off / pick up

Park Entrance
Shuttle Pick up / Drop off

Shuttle operates
from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Pick up / Drop off sites:

Haymarket Parking Garage
9th and "Q" streets
Gold's Galleria
11th and "O" streets
County-City north parking
Northeast corner of 9th and "H" streets Free parking available in City lot bounded by 9th, 10th, "H" and "G" streets
County-City south parking
Southeast corner of 9th and "K" streets Free parking available in City lot bounded by 9th, 10th, "K" and "L" streets


Ample free parking is available at Oak Lake Park and the surrounding area. More parking can be found at the festival space north of Pinnacle Bank Arena and in the Haymarket Park lots. The public is encouraged to arrive early to avoid traffic delays.

Handi-Van service is available for those eligible, and reservations can be made by calling StarTran at 402-441-7109.

Sponsored by

Lincoln Journal Star LinPepsi B107 FM KLIN AM USTOP