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 for $20 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: Angus street east of Hwy 6 near North 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 Foundation

Event Location Name: Tiburon Golf Course

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Gretna Days Dodgeball Tourney

Campus Life Dodgeball Tournament at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church


11204 S 204th St, Gretna

  • For kids entering grades 6-9 this fall
  • Minimum of 6 players / maximum of 10 players per team (co-ed tournament)
  • Teams can register now (preferred) or on the day of the event
  • Players should wear a team shirt/jersey/costume during play
  • Cost is $40 per team
  • Concessions are available to purchase
  • Prizes for Winning Team & Best Team Uniform/Costume

Contact Name: Doug Cerny

Contact Phone: (402) 915-9334

Contact Email: cerny.doug@gmail.com

Contact Website: http://gslcgretna.org

Event Sponsor: Campus Life / Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Event Location Name: Good Shepherd Ministry Activity Center (MAC)

Annual Optimists Cornhole Tournament

Come play in the 2nd annual Optimists Cornhole tournament!


$30 per team. Register at www.surveymonkey.com/r/hkprt5f.

Check-In starts at 5. Tournament begins at 5:30.

Contact Name: Andrew La Grone

Contact Phone: (402) 305-1833

Contact Email: andrew.t.lagrone@gmail.com

Contact Website: http://Www.surveymonkey.com/r/hkprt5f

Event Sponsor: Gretna Optimists

Event Location Name: St. Patrick's Catholic Catholic Church parking lot south side of Angus St.

Brats, Beer & Bags

Come celebrate our heritage as St. Patrick's Parish in conjunction with the Gretna Knights of Columbus and the Gretna Optimist Club invite everyone to this Community event.  Bring YOUR LAWN CHAIR as we will have a good 'ol fashioned Polka Band for entertainment for the whole family. We will have a food truck on site making Brick Oven pizza plus the Optimist Club serving a variety of sausages, brats & burgers. Our Knights of Columbus will have a Beer Garden along with a variety of youth refreshments. And to add to the fun, the Gretna Optimist Club will be running their 2nd Annual Cornhole ("Bags") tournament.  You can register your Bags team on this website under the Events tab.

Contact Name: Greg Reitmeier

Contact Phone: (402) 960-9933

Contact Email: greitmeier@truckcentercompanies.com

Event Sponsor: St. Patrick's Parish

Event Location Name: St. Patrick's Catholic Church parking lot south side of Angus St.

Annual Optimists Gretna Days BBQ

Come join the Optimists for our annual BBQ in the park!

Contact Name: Andrew La Grone

Contact Phone: (402) 305-1833

Contact Email: andrew.t.lagrone@gmail.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna Optimists

Event Location Name: Peterson Park

2019 Citizen of the Year Celebration

Congratulations to the 2019 Gretna Citizen of the Year, Dan Washburn!


Dan was an active civic and Gretna community leader for more than 30 years. Dan owned Washburn Insurance and was a founding member of the Gretna Business Association, now the Gretna Area Chamber of Commerce. He was an instrumental early volunteer for the Gretna Days committee, now the Gretna Days Foundation, helping with long standing events like the Optimist picnic, Sunday picnic, and the parade.


Dan served on the executive committee planning the 1986 Gretna Centennial, and during this time he helped oversee the first Gretna Days Fireworks display - starting the tradition that we know and love today!


Over the years Dan was also active with the City Planning Comission, the Optimist Club, and the Boy Scouts. Dan supported the Arts through the band, one-act, and Gretna Booster Club.


After he retired from the insurance business he kept active and involved with the community through a new business, One More Bite BBQ. As a chef he could often be found catering and serving for nonprofit fundraisers at his time and cost.


Dan has spent his life modeling Gretna Citizenship through activities that met the needs of a growing community. He has dedicated thousands of hours to making our city the Great Life. We are proud to make him 2019 Gretna Citizen of the Year!


Join us in celebrating a lifetime of Dan's dedication and service to the #GretnaLife on Friday, July 26th at 6pm. The ceremony will be at Peterson Park during the Gretna Days Optimist Picnic.

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

Gretna Days Carnival

Come join us as Sams Amusements returns to Gretna Days.  On Friday we will have all you can ride wristbands for $20 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: Angus street east of Hwy 6 near North Park

Helicopter Rides

Helicopter Rides will be available from 6pm to dark 

Rides are $40 per person.  Minimum of 2 persons per trip and maximum of 3 persons per trip.

Rides are first come first serve.

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: Highway 6 and 216th Street near the Gretna Middle School

Gretna Days Softball Tournament

Home Run Derby will be Friday at 6:30 pm at North park Large from 6:30 till 8:30

Men's Softball Tournament will be Saturday and Sunday held at 3 fields. North Park Large, Middle School, and Haggie Fields 

Drawing will be held Thursday night TBD


Contact Name: Dana Janssen

Contact Phone: (402) 659-2932

Contact Email: djanssen@paplv.org

Event Sponsor: Gretna Men's Softball Association

Event Location Name: North Park Large and Middle school ball field, and Haggie field

20 Year Reunion - GHS Class of 1999

Friday, July 26th: Reunion at Waterfall Lounge (10208 S 168th Ave, Ste A, Omaha, NE 68136) from 7:00pm - 11:00pm.

Saturday, July 27th: There will be a table reserved for the GHS Class of 1999 - 20 year reunion attendees.


Contact Name: Alisha Nash

Contact Phone: (402) 415-5134

Contact Email: nash.4@hotmail.com

Event Sponsor: GHS Alumni

Event Location Name: Waterfall Lounge

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!

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: Same great location straight south of North Park and the Gretna Baptist Church. Best seen from North Park and Baptist church parking lot.

21st Annual Resurrection Run

The 21st 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: Douglas Ayer

Contact Phone: (402) 660-5362

Contact Email: douglasayer@gmail.com

Contact Website: http://relchurch.net/

Event Sponsor: Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church

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

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Annual Gretna Days Kiddie Parade

Join the Optimists for the Annual Kiddie Parade!

Contact Name: Andrew La Grone

Contact Phone: (402) 305-1833

Contact Email: andrew.t.lagrone@gmail.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna Optimists

Event Location Name: 1 block of S. McKenna Avenue starting at Figg St going north

Gretna Days Craft Show

Come visit the 4th 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) 378-6284

Contact Email: kraynik4@cox.net

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

Event Sponsor: Gretna Days

Event Location Name: North Park

GHS Dance Team Food Concessions

Come help the Gretna High School Dance Team raise money for the National competition in Florida. There will be bake sale items, as well as lunch! 

Contact Name: Missy Cobb

Contact Phone: (402) 650-2753

Contact Email: danceghs@gmail.com

Event Sponsor: Gretna Days Foundation

Event Location Name: Peterson Park

Gretna Days Parade

Join us for the 2019 Gretna Days Parade!  This year's theme is "Superheroes"


Registration Link: http://gretnachamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/2019-gretna-days-parade-2232

Registration Deadline: Midnight on Sunday, July 14th.  NO EXCEPTIONS!

Registration Fees: 

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

Individual Residents & Nonprofits: $25/entry

Commercial Businesses & Non-Gretna Resident Individuals: $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 9:00am - 10:30am, 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 Gretna Legion Post 216

We'll serve lunch at the Gretna American Legion Leonard Conley Post 216 from 11:30 until 1:00, or until food is gone.  Our menu features authentic Czech pork loin with sauerkraut and dumplings for $10, or a Sloppy Joe with chips for the kids for $5.  Kolaches also available separately for $1.50 as desert or $15 a dozen for take home!

Contact Name: Jeff Jones

Contact Phone: (402) 541-5062

Contact Email: gretnalegion@outlook.com

Contact Website: http://gretnalegion216.com/

Event Sponsor: Gretna American Legion Post 216

Event Location Name: Lunch at the Legion

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Helicopter Rides

Helicopter rides from Noon to dark 

Rides are $40 per person.  Minimum of 2 persons per trip and maximum of 3 persons per trip.

Rides are first come first serve.

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: Highway 6 and 216th Street near the Gretna Middle School

Gretna Days Carnival

Join us as Sams Amusements returns for another great year.  Saturday we have all you can ride wristbands for $20 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: Angus street east of Hwy 6 near North Park

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

4th annual Gretna Days WIGTP 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://wigtpulling.com

Event Sponsor: F&M Bank, Transportation Specialists Limited Inc., Ty's Outdoor Power

Event Location Name: SW corner of Gruenther Rd and Apache Dr

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

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 again this year!!

$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

Helicopter Rides

Helicopter rides 10:30am to 4:00pm.

Rides are $40 per person.  Minimum of 2 persons per trip and maximum of 3 persons per trip.

Rides are first come first serve.

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: Highway 6 and 216th Street near the Gretna Middle School

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 at GUMC

Come and enjoy a variety of homemade desserts from ice cream to pies. The event is hosted by the High School Youth SWAT (Students Worshiping All Together) at Gretna United Methodist Church as a fundraiser for mission projects.

Contact Name: Nicole Hunter

Contact Phone: (402) 332-3213

Contact Email: office@gretnaumc.com

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

Event Sponsor: Gretna United Methodist Church

Event Location Name: 11457 S 204th St, Gretna Nebraska 68028

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.  Tubes are provided by our long time sponsor Gretna Gas & Lube.  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.

Contact Name: Chris Lingbloom

Contact Phone: (402) 312-5415

Contact Email: clingbloom@gmail.com

Event Sponsor: Knights of Columbus Council# 10047 St Patricks Parish Gretna, NE

Event Location Name: Gretna City Pool