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Seward, Nebraska – “America’s Fourth of July City-Small Town USA!”

Since 1868, the community of Seward, Nebraska has honored and celebrated the anniversary of our United States’ founding.  Rich in community history, this celebration has grown to state and national attention, emphasizing the total community effort.  This example of “small town” America celebrating as it has for over 140 years will again happen this July 4, and we invite you to share this day with us, if not in person, at least in spirit!

Seward County is located in the Blue River valley, a 20 minute drive west of Lincoln, Nebraska’s state capital.

The City of Seward, with a population of over 6,000, is located in the very heart of the county of Seward.  It grew from the 1867 prairie settlement on a bend of the Blue River, to become the seat of government for the current 16,000 county residents.

Seward, recognized as “America’s Small Town 4th of July City”, hosts the state of Nebraska in an old-fashioned family celebration each July 4.  The observance is unique in that the major leadership is provided by high school youth.  The event adds new attractions each year and draws upward to 40,000 people.  It has been televised nationally on numerous occasions.

For further information contact ….

The Seward Chamber of Commerce
616 Bradford Avenue
Seward, NE 68434
402-643-4189
Sewardne.com
Sewardnebraskatourism.com
Email: sewcham@connectseward.org

4th of July Poem
by Tyler Emons
from Hastings, Nebraska

This poem and the poet were recognized on May 3, 2013, at the Capitol in Lincoln by the Nebraska Writing Project and the Nebraska English Teachers Association.

This award winning grand family event features….every July 4…..

A Grand Parade at 4:00 pm                                   Outstanding Fireworks Display
“Food Alley”                                                                Free Movies at the Rivoli Theater
Crafts on the Square-Craft Show                          Humanities Presentations/Lectures
Patriotic Programs                                                   Children’s Games
Historic Exhibits                                                        Walking Tour of Downtown
Art Shows                                                                   Clowns
Quilt Lectures/Talks                                                 Special Seward County Independent
Quilt Exhibit                                                                Travelogues
Anvil Firing                                                                  Prayer Service
Grand Concert in Plum Creek Park                      Children’s Drama/Shows
Rotary Club Royalty                                                  Antique Auto Show/Contest
Parachutists                                                              Cloggers and Dancers
Holiday Lights Downtown                                       Horseshoe Contest
Carnival                                                                      Freedom Run
Bar-B-Que                                                                  Band Concerts
Miscellaneous Market                                             Tourist Family
Pet Parade/Contest                                                 Awards
Apple Pie Eating Contest                                       Pictorial Postal Cancellation
Guest Register                                                         Baseball games
Wild West Shootout                                                 Band Concerts
Magic Shows                                                            Family Shows/Concerts

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