Monday, July 4, 2016

Dorchester's July 4 Schedule



We are sharing Dorchester's Independence Day events schedule with all our readers in hopes that many from our area of Nebraska will be able to experience one of the very best small-town July 4th celebrations in Nebraska. 

Dorchester's July 4th all-day celebration is an annual tradition that draws in folks from near and far, including residents from neighboring communities, friends, family and DHS alumni from across the country.  You will find plenty of things to do in Dorchester on Independence Day, without the hurried (and sometimes rude) crowds of Seward or larger communities.

Of course, the highlight of the day comes after dark with the famous fireworks show, which has been delighting crowds for over 20 years.  


(UPDATE: The Dorchester American Legion's Sportsmen/Gun Auction has been postponed until Sept. 11.  City Slicker's will be open from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on the 4th of July for drinks and off-sale, but no kitchen.)


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Dorchester's 4th of July Celebration
2016 Schedule of Events


All Day (July 3 and 4) ............ Co-ed Softball Tourney (@ Nerud Field. Call Jared Jensen at 402.641.1154)

10 a.m.-4 p.m. ....................... City Slickers open for beverages and off-sale (no kitchen).

11 a.m.- 7 p.m. ...................... Sons of American Legion BBQ (@ Legion Building)

11 a.m. ................................. Auxiliary/Jr. Auxiliary Pie and Ice Cream Social/Raffle (@ Legion Building)

1 p.m.-5 p.m. ........................ Visit the Saline County Museum (Open to public.)

1 p.m. ................................. "Show and Shine" @ Museum along Hwy 33. (Tractors, autos, motorcycles. Any year.  Call Matt Smith at 402.826.9303 for more information.)

1:30 p.m.................................Dorchester American Legion Sportsmen Auction (POSTPONED 'TIL SEPT. 11)

2 p.m. .................................. Bingo by Legion Auxiliary (Community Building)

4 p.m. ................................. Kiddy Tractor Pull. South of City Slickers on 7th St. (Sponsored by Farmers Co-Op. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.  Participants must register.)

7 p.m. ................................. Parade (Line-up begins at 6:30 at Co-Op parking lot near elevator on Depot St. Bring a description of your entry. For more, e-mail pegbergmeyer@yahoo.com)

10 p.m. ............................. "The Big Show" -- Fireworks at Nerud Field.  (Alternate date is July 5.)

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From June 25-July 4, firework sales will take place at the stand just south of the Dorchester Fire Hall.  All proceeds will support the Dorchester fireworks show on July 4.

Also, there will be a raffle drawing for "The Big Stuff" -- as in some of the big fireworks from the Dorchester fireworks stand.  Raffle tickets will be sold at the stand, and the drawing will be held July 3 at 5 p.m.  Need not be present to win.  "Big stuff" items are being donated due to the generous contributions of: BP Agronomics; Complete Ag; Novak Auction Service; Rut Auction Service; Weber Feedyards; Donna's Hair Creations; City Slickers; Ben's Iron Salvage; Smith's Tractor Salvage.

Dorchester's 4th of July celebration depends on private support. Dorchester area residents and friends of Dorchester are encouraged to send their donations to: 

First State Bank
4th of July Celebration
P.O. Box 264
Dorchester, NE 68343


1 comment:

  1. I heard Bens bar will be open by then. It will be nice to be a 2 bar town again.

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