• Ralston's 59th Annual Independence Day Celebration

    2019 Schedule of Events ~ Theme: TBD


    Wednesday, July 3rd

    Archives Museum Open House: 4 - 6:30 pm at the Frank & Velma Johnson Ralston Archives Museum, Park Dr & Woodlawn Ave. FREE!

    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 & ice cream available for purchase during picnic

    Family Street Dance: DJ RD Stars 7 pm - 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!


    Thursday, July 4th

    OPTIMISTS INDEPENDENCE DAY FUN RUN/WALK: One of the oldest runs in Nebraska! Independence Square, 77th & Main Street Gazebo ~Sponsorships Available ~ More information call: 402-680-1023 or 402-990-4154. Entries include a T-shirt! 7:50 am One Mile Walk/Run and 8 am Three Mile Race https://runsignup.com/Race/NE/Omaha/RalstonIndependenceDayFunRunWalk2015

    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 Mayor, Don Groesser FREE!

    FUN AT THE BANK! - Bounce House, Facepainting & Food Trucks – Open to the public 10am-2pm at the First State Bank parking lot, 5370 S 72nd Street.

    MUSIC at INDEPENDENCE SQUARE: Music 11:15 am-12:15 pm Live music by Joey Gullizia & the G Notes 77th & Main St. FREE! 

    INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE: 1 pm 59th ANNUAL Parade starts at 80th & Highland - ending at 7400 Main St. Sponsored by: Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce. Our Parade emcee is KAT 103.7! Parade Marshal and Citizen of the Year is Dennis Parsley!

    FIRE DEPARTMENT WATER FIGHTS following parade 77th and Main St. ~ Sponsored by: Ralston Volunteer Fire Department FREE!

    CHICKEN DINNER: Legion 74th & Q St. 12 - 4 pm, (Chicken fingers for the kiddos) Sponsored by: Ralston American Legion Post #373 Legion History.

    OUTDOOR BEER GARDEN & LIVE MUSIC at the Legion: 5-11:30 pm, 74th & Q St. * enter @ door for live music $5 cover charge. Sponsored by: Ralston American Legion Post #373.

    FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR: Dusk (approx. 9:30 pm) Ralston Arena, 72nd & Q St., Synchronized to music over FM Radio KAT 103.7 Grand Finale Sponsor: Great Western Bank





    FIREWORKS STAND LOCATIONS JUNE 25th – JULY 4th   8am - 11pm

    Boy Scout Troop 377
    73rd St. South of Q St. 

    Jr. Lancers Hockey Team
    72nd St. North of Harrison St.

                  Ralston Youth Cheer
               84th St. & Madison St.

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