Gretna Days Carnival

Come join us as Sams Amusements returns to Gretna Days.  On Thursday night we will have an all you can ride wristbands from 6pm to 10pm.

Contact Name: Gretna Days Foundation

Contact Phone: 402-378-6284

Contact Email: info@GretnaDays.com

Contact Website: http://www.GretnaDays.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna Days

Event Location Name: 513 Angus Road (Open lot just south of St. Patrick's Catholic Church)

Remembering Our Fallen National Memorial

The Gretna Days Foundation and the Gretna American Legion groups are proud to bring the Remembering Our Fallen National Memorial to Peterson Park during Gretna Days.  This amazing, traveling exhibit over over 30 "Tribute Towers" displays the names and faces of soldiers from around the country who have given their lives in the War on Terror since 9/11/2001.  It is truly an honor for the Gretna Days Foundation and Gretna American Legion Family - Post 216 to host this amazing tribute honoring our fallen heroes - "Man does not die until he is forgotten".  Display open until dusk.

Contact Name: Gretna Days Foundation

Contact Phone: (402) 378-6284

Contact Email: info@gretnadays.com

Contact Website: http://www.GretnaDays.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna Days Foundation & Gretna American Legion Family - Post 216

Event Location Name: West Side of Peterson Park

Gretna Days Golf Tournament

4 man golf scramble with meal

see front page to register a team

Contact Name: Hubble Reichert

Contact Phone: 402-416-0917

Contact Email: Gretnadaysgolf@gmail.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna Days

Event Location Name: Tiburon Golf Course

Documents to Download

Dodgeball Tournament

Gretna Days Dodgeball Tournament 

Where:   Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

In Ministry Activities Center

   11204 S. 204th Street


When: 4:00 pm


Price: $40 per team (6-10 players needed per team)


Who: For kids entering grades 6-9

Team shirts/jerseys/costumes should be worn during play


Concessions available for purchase.  Prizes for Winning Team & Best Team Uniform/Costume.

Teams can preregister or register the day of the event.

Contact Name: Doug Cerny

Contact Phone: (402) 350-3681

Contact Email: dnacerny@gmail.com

Contact Website: http://www.gslcgretna.org

Event Sponsor: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church & Campus Life

Event Location Name: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

1st Annual Gretna Days Cornhole Tournament

Open Division $20 donation per 2 person team (50% of proceeds go to Gretna Optimist Club)

Payout to 4 teams- Limited to first 80 teams

Single elimination-1 team per individual

Starts at 6pm and ends approx 8:30pm


Youth Division(15 and Under) $10 donation per 2 person team (25% of proceeds go to Gretna Optimist Club)

Prizes to top 8 teams-Limited to first 48 teams

Starts at 4pm and ends at 6pm

1 team per individual


Pre-Tournament registration at nebraskaoptimists.org/register

Day of Registration available if openings remain.

Contact Name: Mike Evans

Contact Phone: (402) 350-3681

Contact Email: mevans29@cox.net

Contact Website: http://nebraskaoptimists.org/register

Event Sponsor: Gretna Optimist Club

Event Location Name: Peterson Park

Gretna Optimist Annual BBQ in the Park

Come join the Gretna Optimists in Peterson Park for the Annual Gretna Optimist BBQ.  We will have hot dogs and hamburger hot off the grill!  Meal deals will be available that include chips and a drink! 

Meal Deals - Hamburger Deal $5.00/Hot Dog Deal $4.00

Hamburgers -$4.00

Hot Dogs - $3.00

Chips - $1.00

Drinks - $1.00 

Contact Name: Suzy Jennings

Contact Phone: (402) 332-8582

Contact Email: suzyjennings@hotmail.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna Optimist Club

Event Location Name: Peterson Park

Helicopter Rides

Helicopter Rides will be available from 6pm to dark.

Contact Name: Gretna Days Foundation

Contact Phone: (402) 378-6284

Contact Email: info@GretnaDays.com

Contact Website: http://www.GretnaDays.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna Days Foundation

Event Location Name: Location to be Determined

Gretna Days Carnival

Come join us as Sams Amusements returns to Gretna Days.  On Friday we will have all you can ride wristbands from 6pm to 10pm for $20.

Contact Name: Gretna Days Foundation

Contact Phone: 402-378-6284

Contact Email: info@GretnaDays.com

Contact Website: http://www.GretnaDays.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna Days

Event Location Name: 513 Angus Road (Open lot just south of St. Patrick's Catholic Church)

Gretna Days Citizen of the Year Announcement

The Gretna Area Chamber of Commerce will be announcing the 2018 Citizen of the Year!  

Contact Name: Kara Alexander

Contact Phone: (402) 332-3535

Contact Email: info@gretnachamber.com

Contact Website: http://www.gretnachamber.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna Area Chamber of Commerce

Event Location Name: Peterson Park

Remembering Our Fallen Ceremony

Opening Ceremony for the Remembering our Fallen National Memorial.

Please join us for a brief opening ceremony of this moving memorial.   The Gretna Days Foundation and the Gretna American Legion Family - Post 216 are  honored to bring the Remembering Our Fallen National Memorial to Peterson Park during Gretna Days.  This amazing, traveling exhibit over over 30 "Tribute Towers" displays the names and faces of men and women from around the country who have given their lives in the War on Terror since 9/11/2001.  It is truly an honor for the Gretna Days Foundation and Gretna American Legion Family - Post 216 to host this amazing tribute honoring our fallen heroes - "Man does not die until he is forgotten".  Display open dawn until dusk.

Contact Name: Gretna Days Foundation

Contact Phone: (402) 378-6284

Contact Email: info@GretnaDays.com

Contact Website: http://www.GretnaDays.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna Days Foundation & Gretna American Legion Family - Post 216

Event Location Name: Peterson Park - West side near Cherokee Dr

Nebraska Crossing Gretna Days Fireworks show

Join us for another great Nebraska Crossing Gretna Days Fireworks show presented by Gretna's own Peters Pyrotechnic Productions!
The fireworks will be fired from the same location as they were in previous years.  

Contact Name: Gretna Days Foundation

Contact Phone: 402-378-6284

Contact Email: info@GretnaDays.com

Contact Website: http://www.GretnaDays.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna Days

Event Location Name: Viewable from around Gretna and from North Park

Remembering Our Fallen National Memorial

The Gretna Days Foundation and the Gretna American Family - Post 216 are proud to bring the Remembering Our Fallen National Memorial to Peterson Park during Gretna Days.  This amazing, traveling exhibit over over 30 "Tribute Towers" displays the names and faces of men and women from around the country who have given their lives in the War on Terror since 9/11/2001.  It is truly an honor for the Gretna Days Foundation and Gretna American Legion Family - Post 216 to host this amazing tribute honoring our fallen heroes - "Man does not die until he is forgotten".  Display open dawn until dusk.

Contact Name: Gretna Days Foundation

Contact Phone: (402) 378-6284

Contact Email: info@gretnadays.com

Contact Website: http://www.GretnaDays.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna Days Foundation & Gretna American Legion Family- Post 216

Event Location Name: West side of Peterson Park

20th Annual Resurrection Run

The 20th Annual Resurrection Run is taking place at Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church on Saturday, July 28th.  The 3 and 5 mile run/walk start at 7:00 a.m.  The kids 1 mile run begins at 8 a.m.  Free pancake breakfast for race participants after the race.  All are welcome to a pancake breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the church's fellowship hall.  Funds raised benefit the senior high youth program.

Contact Name: Michelle Kostal

Contact Phone: (402) 690-7975

Contact Email: jmjckostal@cox.net

Contact Website: http://relchurch.net/

Event Sponsor: Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church

Event Location Name: 153 South McKenna, Gretna, NE 68028

Documents to Download

Gretna Days Men's Softball Tournament

ASA Men's Class F/Rec Slow Pitch Softball tournament.

Contact Name: Mike Koch

Contact Phone: (402) 658-8626

Contact Email: mkoch1gneb@gmail.com

Event Sponsor: Men's Gretna Softball Association

Event Location Name: North Park and Middle School Fields

Gretna Optimist Kid's Parade

Categories: 1.  Gretna Green Showing your Gretna Spirit  2.  Storybook & Super Heroes 3. Red, White & Blue for the USA! 4. Bikes, Trikes, Wagons & Wheels


Registration will begin at 8:30 am in front of Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church, 153 S. McKenna Ave., Gretna, NE 68028


Contact Name: Lori Blum

Contact Phone: (402) 332-3289

Contact Email: lori.blum@edwardjones.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna Optimist Club

Event Location Name: Kid's Parade

Gretna Days Craft Show

Come visit the 3rd annual Gretna Days Craft Show from 9am to 4pm.  We expect a wide range of crafters and home based businesses. 

Contact Name: Ann Kraynik

Contact Phone: (402) 676-8698

Contact Email: kraynik4@cox.net

Contact Website: http://www.GretnaDays.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna Days

Event Location Name: Peterson Park

Setting for the Future - Sand Volleyball Tournament

Proceeds Support the Gretna Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund for Gretna Seniors


Check in 8:30 am.  First game at 9:30 am.

Registration deadline: Friday July 27


$180 per 6 Person Co-Ed Team

Cash payout prizes based on participation.


To register go to www.SpikersVolleyball.com

Contact Name: Kara Alexander

Contact Phone: (402) 332-3535

Contact Email: info@gretnachamber.com

Contact Website: http://www.GretnaChamber.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna Area Chamber of Commerce

Event Location Name: Spikers Sports & Spirits

Gretna High School Dance Team Fundraising Lunch

Fundraising Lunch at Peterson Park Gazebo for Gretna High School Dance Team

Contact Name: Missy Cobb

Contact Phone: (402) 650-2753

Contact Email: mcobb@nebraskadance.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna High School

Event Location Name: Peterson Park Gazebo

Gretna Days Parade

Join us for the 2018 Gretna Days Parade!  This year's theme is "Go Dragons!"


Registration Link: http://gretnachamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/2018-gretna-days-parade-2038

Registration Deadline: Midnight on Sunday, July 15th.  NO EXCEPTIONS!

Registration Fees: 

Chamber Members, Civic Organizations, Scouts, & School Groups: No Fee

Individual Residents & Nonprofits: $25/entry

Commercial Businesses: $50/entry

Politicians & Political Parties: $250/entry


Parade Lineup: Check in at Gretna Middle School.  This is the same location as previous years.  Lineup time is from 9:30am - 11am, depending on your place in line.  Please watch for more information the week prior to the parade.


Parade Route: Starts at the Gretna Public Library and follows McKenna Street north to Angus Street east, ending at the Gretna Public Pool.  This is the same route as previous years.

Contact Name: Kara Alexander

Contact Phone: (402) 332-3535

Contact Email: info@gretnachamber.com

Contact Website: http://www.gretnachamber.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna Area Chamber of Commerce

Event Location Name: From the Gretna Public Library to the Gretna City Pool

Lunch at the Legion & Homemade Kolaches Sale - 2nd Annual

Homemade Kolaches for sale!


Czech meal: Pork Loin, Sour Kraut, Dumplings

Also: Sloppy Joes

$10/person

Food: 11am-1pm, or while supplies last.

Polka music to follow lunch.

Contact Name: Leroy Bochnicek

Contact Phone: (402) 650-0498

Contact Email: lbochnicek@cox.net

Contact Website: http://www.gretnalegion216.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna American Legion Post 216

Event Location Name: Gretna American Legion Post 216

3rd annual WIGTP Gretna Days garden tractor pull

Classes and rules can be found at www.wigtpulling.com

We will have classes for all levels of pullers. Must have working kill switch and wheelie bars to compete.

We also have a club tractor that anyone can pull if you do not have one of your own.

Weigh in and registration opens at 11am, pulling starts at 1pm following the Grand Parade.

Contact Name: Mike Beaman

Contact Phone: (402) 871-8593

Contact Email: mike.beaman@hotmail.com

Contact Website: http://www.wigtpulling.com

Event Sponsor: Transportation Specialists Limited Inc.

Event Location Name: SW corner of Gruenther Road and Apache Drive

SilverRidge Assisted Living Annual HotDog Feed

This is our 17th year!!!  SilverRidge Assisted Living 20332 Hackberry Dr. in Gretna next to the highschool. We are having our Annual Hot Dog Feed after the parade. Hot Dogs, Chips, Lemonade, Tea, and a cool dessert item all free to the community while supplies last! Please come join us under our tents, have a hot dog, check out our float up close, check out our building  and celebrate Gretna Days! 

Contact Name: Lisa Arp

Contact Phone: (402) 332-4280

Contact Email: lisarp@silverridge-gretna.com

Contact Website: http://www.silverridge-gretna.com

Event Sponsor: SilverRidge Assisted Living

Event Location Name: 20332 Hackberry Dr. Gretna, Ne

Gretna Days Carnival

Join us as Sams Amusements returns for another great year.  Saturday we have $20 all you can ride wristbands from 12:00 to 5:00....evening will be tickets only.

Contact Name: Gretna Days Foundation

Contact Phone: 402-378-6284

Contact Email: info@GretnaDays.com

Contact Website: http://www.GretnaDays.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna Days Foundation

Event Location Name: 513 Angus Road (Open lot just south of St. Patrick's Catholic Church)

Helicopter Rides

Helicopter rides from Noon to dark

Contact Name: Gretna Days Foundation

Contact Phone: (402) 378-6284

Contact Email: info@GretnaDays.com

Contact Website: http://www.GretnaDays.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna Days Foundation

Event Location Name: To be determined

Kids Pedal Tractor Pull

Kids Pedal Tractor Pull competition starts right after the parade.  Winners are eligible to go on to the state competition.

Contact Name: Gretna Days Foundation

Contact Phone: (402) 378-6284

Contact Email: info@GretnaDays.com

Contact Website: http://www.GretnaDays.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna Days Foundation

Event Location Name: Peterson Park

Annual Gretna Volunteer Fire & Rescue Waterfights

The water fight is an event in which area fire department teams compete to push a target (beer keg) suspended on a cable from the start position in the middle of the span over the opponents end mark using the water stream from a charged fire hose.  Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.  Once the area fire departments have competed , the event will be opened to the general public to compete against each other for bragging rights.  YOU WILL GET WET.  Protective gear will be required and provided by the department.  A kids event will be run simultaneously using similar equipment but at a reduced pressure.  EVERYONE WILL GET WET!  Protective eye wear will be required and provided.  The events conclude when everyone is thoroughly wet, exhausted or 3:30pm whichever comes first.

Contact Name: Kevin Campbell

Contact Phone: (402) 660-9127

Contact Email: JoJoKT@hotmail.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna Volunteer Fire Department

Event Location Name: Peterson Park

Class of 2008 Reunion

Class of 2008 will get together to catch up about the last 10 years.

Contact Name: Stephanie Frederick

Contact Phone: (402) 981-1725

Contact Email: Steph0989@cox.net

Event Sponsor: None

Event Location Name: Spikers

Gretna Days/Campus Life High School Pool Party

Pool Party for High School Students.

Contact Name: Brian Purch

Contact Phone: (402) 699-4496

Contact Email: info@gretnadays.com

Contact Website: http://www.GoYFC.org

Event Sponsor: Gretna Days Foundation

Event Location Name: Gretna City Pool

Gretna Days Dance & Beer Garden

New band this year!!  Dance to the music of one of the area's favorite bands- Lemon Fresh Day 8:00 to 12:45am!

Located in Village Square - Corner of Hwy 6/370  Lots of seating available! 

Funds from this event are used to make Gretna Days possible!!  Must be 21 or over.

Food truck this year and new upgraded stage!!

$2 Cover  

Contact Name: Gretna Days Foundation

Contact Phone: 402-378-6284

Contact Email: info@GretnaDays.com

Contact Website: http://www.GretnaDays.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna Days

Event Location Name: Village Square - Hwy 6/370

Remembering Our Fallen National Memorial

The Gretna Days Foundation and the Gretna American Legion Family- Post 216 are proud to bring the Remembering Our Fallen National Memorial to Peterson Park during Gretna Days.  This amazing, traveling exhibit over over 30 "Tribute Towers" displays the names and faces of  men and women from around the country who have given their lives in the War on Terror since 9/11/2001.  It is truly an honor for the Gretna Days Foundation and the Gretna American Legion Family - Post 216 to host this amazing tribute honoring our fallen heroes - "Man does not die until he is forgotten".  Display open dawn until 4:30pm.

Contact Name: Gretna Days Foundation

Contact Phone: (402) 378-6284

Contact Email: info@GretnaDays.com

Contact Website: http://www.GretnaDays.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna Days Foundation & Gretna American Legion Family - Post 216

Event Location Name: West side of Peterson Park & Cherokee Drive

Helicopter Rides

Helicopter rides

Contact Name: Gretna Days Foundation

Contact Phone: (402) 378-6284

Contact Email: info@GretnaDays.com

Contact Website: http://www.GretnaDays.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna Days Foundation

Event Location Name: To be determined

Gretna Days Community Picnic

Free Picnic!!  Come join your friends and neighbors for a free picnic brought to you by the Gretna Days Donors and Sponsors from 11am to 1pm!


Contact Name: Gretna Days Foundation

Contact Phone: 402-378-6284

Contact Email: info@GretnaDays.com

Contact Website: http://www.GretnaDays.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna Days Foundation

Event Location Name: Peterson Park

Gretna Days Rides, Games and Fun in Peterson Park

Rides & Games available in Peterson Park.  We will have 50 cent rides and lots of games for the kids.  Live music in the park throughout the afternoon.  This event is sponsored by the local businesses for the citizens of Gretna as a Thank You for supporting your local businesses.

Contact Name: Gretna Days Foundation

Contact Phone: 402-378-6284

Contact Email: info@GretnaDays.com

Contact Website: http://www.GretnaDays.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna Days

Event Location Name: Peterson Park

Gretna Days Car Show

Sponsored by the Forest City Road Burners. Registration from 8-12 with a $20.00 fee. Contact Walt @ waltsherry@hotmail.com for info. Awards to be given out at 3:30. Public is welcome anytime during the day to check out all these cool cars! Entrants start coming around 8:00 am.

Contact Name: Walt Sherry

Contact Phone: (402) 332-3980

Contact Email: waltsherry@hotmail.com

Event Sponsor: Forest City Road Burners

Event Location Name: Downtown Gretna

Ice Cream Social

Get out of the heat and enjoy some homemade ice cream and desserts. This is an annual fundraiser for the Senior High Youth Group of the Gretna United Methodist Church which helps us do great things through missions. 

Contact Name: Nicole Hunter

Contact Phone: (402) 332-3213

Contact Email: swat@gretnaumc.com

Contact Website: http://gretnaumc.com/wp/life-in-christ/swat/

Event Sponsor: Gretna United Methodist Church

Event Location Name: Gretna United Methodist Church

The annual Gretna Days Inner Tube Races

Annual Gretna Days Inner Tube Races sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council # 10047 from the St Patricks Parish in Gretna.  Races for all ages from kids to grown ups.  Free refreshments for all participants and prizes for first and second place finishers in each heat.


Event will be held at the Gretna City Pool.

Contact Name: Chris Lingbloom

Contact Phone: (402) 312-5415

Contact Email: clingbloom@gmail.com

Event Sponsor: Knights of Columbus Council# 10047

Event Location Name: Gretna City Pool