Check back regularly, new events to be added as details are confirmed! Application forms for events can be found here!
Thursday Kickoff Lunch
Thursday, 11a.m.–1p.m., Great Western Bank (23rd & Lincoln)
Free Firehouse Subs sample sandwiches, chips and cookies provided by Outer Limits Bar & Grill in Valley and No Where Special in Linwood.
Chautauqua Tent Events
Little Miss Fremont Pageant
Registration begins the last day of school in May. Check back here for the official date. The entry fee is $10 and you must register in person at VW Photography. Business hours are Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. You will be given further information when you register. There is NO JUDGING for this pageant. The winner & runner-up are drawn at random. We are also seeking costume donations or costume loans. If you’ve had a child in the pageant in the past and no longer have use for your costume, please let us know. If you have any questions, please contact Diane or Vance at (402) 721-8980. 2017 Entry Form
The 2016 winner and runner-up are pictured.
Battle of the Bands
Friday, July 14 – 7:30 p.m. at the Chautauqua Tent – Winner will receive a free day of recording at Archetype Recording. ($350 value)
Antique Fremont Show
Saturday, July 15 – 4 p.m. at the Chautauqua Tent – Jared Aberico, antique assessor and David Sullivan, host
Cruisers on Main Car & Bike Show
Saturday, 8a.m.-4p.m. Downtown Fremont
Trophy presentation to follow show. Entry fee $20.00, Contact John Kennedy 402-941-1254 by July first for pre-registration or sign up day of show at show central which will be well marked. Don’t miss this event over 400 entries each year. It’s a walk down memory lane.
Historical Community Events
Nye Avenue Historical Tour
Friday, 4:30, 5:30 & 6:30p.m.
Board the tram at Nye Senior Services, 655 W. 23rd Street. Free advance tickets required. ALL TOURS ARE FULL.
Barnard Park Historical Tour
Saturday, 4:30, 5:30 & 6:30p.m.
Board the tram at Barnard Park, 6th & Clarkson. Tour the historical areas of Barnard Park and the Downtown Historical District. Free advance tickets required. ALL TOURS ARE FULL.
Shadows of Fremont Tours
Friday, 8, 9, 10 & 11p.m.,
Board the tram at the John C Fremont City Park at 8th and Main. $10 advance tickets required. Available at the John C. Fremont Days office, 218 E. 4th St., Monday-Friday from 1-5p.m. beginning July 1, or at the information booth during the festival, if still available.
TICKETS: $10 – can be purchased at Premier Staffing, 415 E. 6th St., Monday thru Friday 8a.m. – 5p.m. beginning July 3rd.
Underground Railroad, Nebraska stop
Saturday, 1pm May Brothers Building (6th & Park Ave.)
Presented by Barry Jurgensen and Arlington HS History students. No ticket necessary, limited seating.
Third Party Politics, 1840-1860
Saturday, 2:30pm May Brothers Building (6th & Park Ave.)
Presented by Don Cunningham. No ticket necessary, limited seating.
Historical Community Parade
Sunday July 16, 1:30p.m. Downtown Fremont
Parade route begins at 1st & Main, north to 11th Street, then east to Clarkson Street.
Prior to the Parade on Main St.
Omaha Street Percussion
Kokyo Taiko Japanese Drummers
John C. Fremont City Park
Covered Wagon and Sod House Display
Visit our historic covered wagon and sod house display in the center of John C. Fremont City Park. Display in honor of Nebraska’s 150th Birthday Celebration. Sod House build begins Friday at 9a.
Craft and Vendor Show
Friday 11a.m.-9p.m., Saturday 9a.m.-9p.m.,
Outdoor exhibits and vendors throughout the park.
LaRue’s Little Horse Ranch Pony Rides
Friday 11a.m.-Close, Saturday 9a.m.-Close,
Rides: $5 ea.
Friday 11a.m.-9p.m., Saturday 9a.m.-9p.m.,
Fremont Antique Power
Friday 6p.m.-9p.m., Saturday 8a.m.-9p.m.,
Antique engines, tractors and more. West side of park
Spam cooking competition
Saturday, 11a.m.–1p.m., Southeast Corner, (Near 8th & Main Sts.)
Check-in at 10:30a.m., Judging at 11a.m., and Winners announced at Noon. Cash prizes! Register online at www.johncfremontdays.org.
Food and Food Courts
Friday, 10a.m.-9p.m., Saturday, 9a.m.-9p.m., Sunday, 9a.m.-5p.m.
John C. Fremont City Park (8th and Main Sts.) Sponsored by Hormel Foods Corporation
Cosmopolitan Club Pancake Feed
Saturday, 7a.m.-Noon, Sunday, 7a.m.-Noon
$6: City Auditorium 9th & Broad St. Raffle: $1,000 or Shotgun. 727-1732 for tickets. Drawing Sunday Noon.
Friday, 11a.m.-7p.m., Saturday, 11a.m.-7p.m., Sunday, 11a.m.-5p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 815 N. Broad St.
Free Diabetes Testing
Friday, Noon-4p.m., Military and Park Aves.
Free and open to the Public in the Shaw, Hull & Navarette parking lot.
Hosted by the Fremont Cosmopolitan Service Club
Friday, Sunset, East of Splash Station
Sponsored by Dodge County Convention & Visitors Bureau & Fairfield Inn & Suites
Bring the family for a spectacular sight and one of the festival’s signature events!
Historic Encampments Clemmons Park is the highlight of the festival! Union and Confederate Camps, Buckskinner and Trader Camps, 1800′s era working Blacksmith, Indian Camp with 18-foot tepee, Indian Fry Bread Taco and Food Stand, Viking Encampment, WWII Camp, Medieval and Renaissance Society Encampment and much more! Click for more information.
The Rodeo will be held Friday July 14th & Saturday July 15th at Christensen Field beginning at 7:30pm. You will see some of the top cowboys in the country matched against the top stock in the Midwest. Events will include: Bareback Riding; Saddle Bronc Riding; Comedy Acts; Barrel Racing; Bull Riding, Bull Fighting and Muttin Bustin’.
Advance Tickets, Adults: $13. Tickets at gate: Adults: $15, Children 12 and under, free. Muttin’ Bustin’ during intermission. Tickets available at JCF Office, 218 E. 4th St. M-F, 1-5p., or at Information Booth during the festival.
Live Music & Spirits
Friday, 8p.m.-Midnight, JCF Beer Garden, 4th & Park Ave.
$5 Cover at the door. Over 21 only.
Saturday, 3-7p.m., JCF Beer Garden, 4th & Park Ave.
Lemon Fresh Day
Saturday, 8p.m.-Midnight, JCF Beer Garden, 4th & Park Ave.
$5 Cover at the door. Over 21 only.
Just For Kids
Middle School Pool Party
Friday, 7:30-9:30p.m., Splash Station
For students who have completed 4th grade through 8th. Doors close at 7:45p.m. The pool will be open for swimming. Admission $3.00. No pool passes accepted. ( Reminder – this is a lock in. Once in, students cannot leave before 10:00pm without a parent) .
Hosted by Friends of the Family Area Parks.
Saturday, 7-10p.m., Thirty Bowl (1205 E 23rd St.)
FREE bowling and shoe rental for grades 9-12
Sponsored by Thirty Bowl
Free Car Seat Checks
Saturday, 9a.m.-1p.m., Midland University (10th & Clarkson Sts.)
FREE Car Seat Inspections and Installations performed by certified Car Seat Technicians. Appointments suggested, but not required. Call Three Rivers Public Health Dept. at 402-727-5396 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Saturday, 9a.m.-1p.m., Midland University
(Campus Green, 9th & Clarkson St.)
Games for all ages, firetruck rides, dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, face painting, and much more! Most events are free! Concessions are available from Hands for Christ, First Baptist Church.
Performances at Midland University
11a.m. – Rosenbach Warriors Demonstration
Noon – Julie’s Creative Dance Movement
Youth Pedal Pull
Saturday, 10a.m., Midland University Parking Lot (9th & Clarkson St.)
Ages 4-12. Registration begins at 9a.m. Midland University Parking Lot, 9th & Clarkson Street.
Sponsored by the Fremont Kiwanis Club.
Sports For Athletes and Non-athletes
Ridge road run & corporate cup challenge
Saturday, 8a.m., Christensen Field
(16th and Ridge Road Dr., Gate 5 Entrance)
5 Mile Run – 2 Mile Run/Walk – 5 Mile Run – 2 Mile Run/Walk. 6:30-7:30a.m. check-in
Saturday, 3p.m., 5th & Park Sts.
Check in at 2p.m. – Races start at 3p.m., in front of Court House.
$20 per team. 5 Person Teams – 4 bed pushers and 1 rider. MUST be 18. Registration due by July 1. Teams can gather in Schweser’s Parking Lot in 6th & Park Click here for Registration Form Click here for Bed Specs Click here for Rules.
Sand Volleyball Tournament
Saturday, 10am, Tow Line (State Lakes) — No Parks Sticker Necessary. Click here for Registration Form
Sponsored by Getzschman Heating and Cooling
Saturday, 1pm, L.A. Fireproof Door Co.