RALSTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
RALSTON’S 59th ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
2019 Schedule of Events - Theme: Celebrating Small Town America
SUNDAY JUNE 30TH- FRIDAY JULY 5TH
- Remembering Our Fallen: All Day Ralston Arena Parking Lot - FREE! Traveling photographic war memorial that honors our country’s military Fallen from The War on Terror.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 3rd
- Picnic In The Park: 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Ralston Park, 80th & Park Dr. Sponsored by Ralston Area Chamber, City of Ralston, Frank & Velma Johnson Archives Museum, & Trinity United Methodist Church
- Picnic & Music: Live music by: John Worsham Trio. Food and beverage available for purchase. Served by Trinity United Methodist Church
- Pie Baking Contest/Pie & Ice Cream Social: Pies must be at park between 3-4 pm. Pie and ice cream available for purchase during picnic.
- FAMILY STREET DANCE: DJ RD Stars 7 pm to 11 pm, 77th & Main St. A family event. Bring the family and have some fun! This is a non-alcohol event!
- Sponsored by: Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce - FREE!
- SCORZ FREEDOM BASH: 7 pm to 1 am at Scorz . 21+ Event including a beer garden with live music by Red Delicious & Room With A View - FREE!
THURSDAY, JULY 4th
- OPTIMISTS INDEPENDENCE DAY FUN RUN/WALK: One of the oldest runs in Nebraska! Independence Square, 77th & Main Street Gazebo. Entries include a T-shirt!
- CHILDREN’S PARADE: No registration required ~ 6th Grade & Under. Line-up
- 9:30 am Children’s Parade starts at 10 am at 5505 Miller Ave. - Chamber Office
- Led by Ralston’s Mayor, Don Groesser - FREE!
- FIRST STATE BANK’S PRE-PARADE PARTY: 10 am – 2pm
- Bounce houses, face painting, and games - FREE!
- Food trucks will be onsite. Located at 5370 South 72nd Street, Ralston.
- MUSIC at INDEPENDENCE SQUARE: Music 11:15 am-12:15 pm
- Music by Joey Gullizia & the G Notes 77th & Main St. - FREE!
- INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE: 1 pm 59th ANNUAL - Our Parade emcee is KAT 103.7!
- Parade Marshall and Citizen of the Year is Dennis Parsley
- Sponsored by: Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce
- FIRE DEPARTMENT WATER FIGHTS following parade 77th and Main St.
- Sponsored by: Ralston Volunteer Fire Department - FREE!
- CHICKEN DINNER: Legion 74th & Q St. 11-3 pm, (Chicken fingers for the kiddos)
- OUTDOOR BEER GARDEN & LIVE MUSIC at the Legion: 5 pm-12 am, 74th & Q St. $5 cover charge.
- Live music by Element Variety Band. Food for purchase (Hamburgers, Brats, & Hot Dogs)
- Dinner & Garden sponsored by: Ralston American Legion Post #373.
- FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR: Dusk (approx. 9:30 pm) Ralston Arena, 72nd & Q St.
- Synchronized to music over the J&M Displays App
- Grand Finale Sponsor: Great Western Bank
FRIDAY, JULY 5th
- RAFFLE DRAWING: Friday 1 pm (need not be present to win)
- Ralston Area Chamber Office, 5505 Miller Ave. 402-339-7737
- Sponsored by: Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce & Business Members
SUPPORT LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS!
JUNE 25th – JULY 4th 8am-11pm
FIREWORKS STAND LOCATIONS
Boy Scout Troop 377 Jr. Lancers Hockey Team Ralston Youth Cheer
73rd St. South of Q St. 72nd St. North of Harrison St. 84th St. & Madison
(All profits go to non-profit organizations)