Ideal Weather Greets Annual Homestead Days Parade


BEATRICE – “Honoring Everyday Heroes” was the theme of the 2018 Homestead Days Parade, which traveled along Court Street through downtown Beatrice, Saturday morning.

Early light rain gave way to sunshine and high temperatures in the low 70s, with over eighty entries participating in the annual parade. 

The Beatrice High School Marching Band, Cheerleaders and Dancers were on the parade route, along with local police, sheriff’s and firefighters as the honorees of this year’s event.  Local public safety officials were named as Grand Marshals for this year’s parade.

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts walked the parade route.

Homestead Days activities are going on at Charles Park, at Chautauqua Park and at the Homestead National Monument of America, four miles west of Beatrice.

Main Street Beatrice scheduled their 2018 Ribfest event Saturday, at the parking lot of Security First Bank at 7th and Ella, starting at five p.m.

Sunday’s events include the 35th annual Homestead Days Classic and Street Rod Car show, starting with registration at eight a.m.

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