Friday, July 3

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

1 pm

Family activities begin!

Family activities & refreshments for sale. City Parks and Recreation activities include youth stage performances and canoeing.

3 pm

Kids’ Games Begin

Activities include bocce ball, NEOS, parachute, bubbles, kite flying, washer toss, box hockey, jumbo jam, carnival games, face painting, horseshoes, volleyball, paddle pitch, disk golf, soccer, gaga pit, bingo (ends at 7 pm).

5 pm

Archery and contests including three-legged race, sponge relay and Simon Says.

8:25 pm

Flag-lowering by VFW Post #3606

For detailed information, see the Uncle Sam Jam 2015 media release.

Volunteers are needed to help clean up fireworks debris and other trash at the fifth annual Oak Lake Park Cleanup from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, July 5. See more information.

6:15—9:30 pm

Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers

photograph of Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers

Hoyer is a Lincoln native and a 1994 graduate of Lincoln Southeast High School. His band will take the stage at 6:15 p.m. Their latest album, Living By The Minute, was released in January. In February, the band won Best R&B/Soul Artist and Album of the Year at the 2015 Omaha Entertainment Awards for their debut album, Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers.

More information on the band is available in this media release and at

10 pm


Fireworks display by Zambelli Fireworks, sponsored by Pepsi-Cola. Fireworks soundtrack broadcast live 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

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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 building complex
Northeast corner of 9th and "H" streets Free parking available in City lot bounded by 9th, 10th, "H" and "G" streets
County-City building complex
Southeast corner of 9th and "K" streets Free parking available in City lot bounded by 9th, 10th, "K" and "L" streets

Additional parking is available at Haymarket Park and the festival space lot north of Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Sponsored by

Lincoln Journal Star Pepsi B107 FM KLIN AM