2019 Railside Event Calendar

Hear Grand Island Concert Series

may 31st - August 2nd

Over 10 Friday evenings, Nebraska’s top, original bands perform free, outdoor shows at the new Railside Plaza downtown. Each concert will feature four musical acts, representing genres ranging from funk to indie rock to country.

Family friendly. Beverage garden. This is just the beginning. Be part of Grand Island's growing arts culture. Mark your calendars!

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Third Thursdays

Railside is especially for adults every third Thursday of the month. Meet your friends at all the participating bars for themed drinks--even vote for your favorite!  Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Railside!!

Visit our Facebook page to see the theme of this month.

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Grand Theatre Car Show

August 3rd, 2019

On the first Saturday of August for thirteen years, Railside has opened Third Street for the Grand Theater Car Show. The show is free for participants and public alike to enjoy over 200 interesting and unique cars and motorcycles. Trophies are presented in categories such as "best restoration", "best chick magnet", "seen it in a movie", and others that add to the lighthearted memory lane created by so many beautiful rides. 

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Craft Brew & Sausage Fest


Enjoy cultural offerings of regionally hand-crafted beverages and meats to the eclectic medlies of local live music in the beautiful courtyard at the historic Liederkranz.

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Harvest of Harmony

October 5, 2019

High School and Junior High Bands from all over Nebraska come to march in this annual parade located in Grand Island, Nebraska. The Parade takes place the first Saturday of October every year since 1963.

Prairie Lights Film Festival

 October 12, 13, and 14, 2018


The Prairie Lights Film Festival is a 3 day showcase of Nebraska cinema and Nebraska filmmakers held at the historic Grand Theatre in Grand Island, Nebraska.

The film festival's goals are to promote, grow, and showcase the wide variety of films made by Nebraskans and to encourage networking, vibrancy, and public support for an industry often overlooked in the state.



Trick or Treat in Railside

October 26th, 2019

Families are invited to bring their little ghouls and goblins to Railside where participating businesses hand out candy and the Grand Theater provides a free movie. A safe, fun place to celebrate Halloween!!

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Railside Christmas 

November 22, 2019

Kick off the holidays with the lighting of the tree at City Hall and follow the sleigh carrying Santa and Mrs Claus to all the fun downtown. Find games, crafts, and visits with Santa for the kids. The family can take a break for food at the many restaurants and food trucks. Start a tradition in Railside!