The Heartland Celebration of Freedom is Saturday, June 29th, 2019. You will see lots of changes to this year's event. Thanks to many community sponsors we are able to offer this event for FREE! You will have the opportunity to purchase your meal from local food trucks, as well as enjoy great entertainment and an even bigger fireworks display!

Volunteer on-line now, or at the table in the Plaza Sunday morning. Please consider giving an hour or two of your time that evening and don't forget to invite your friends and neighbors to this great outreach event!  

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Heartland Celebration is a free event that brings thousands of people of all ages together from throughout Central Nebraska on the grounds of Third City Christian Church. It is an incredibly fun evening filled with entertainment, kid’s attractions, concerts and the first professional fireworks display in the Grand Island city limits.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to support this year's HCF. If you as an individual, your family, or small group would like contribute to the event, click on the PayPal link to give.


Signing up to volunteer at the Heartland Celebration of Freedom is the best way to be a part of this year’s event! Without the volunteers each year, The Heartland Celebration of Freedom wouldn't be possible! Sign up begins May 19th.

Freedom Award

(The Cause of the Event)

The Freedom award is presented to a local hero who serves as a first responder, in law enforcement, or in the military who may be going through a particularly challenging time. Officials from the Nebraska National Guard, Veteran’s Administration, Grand Island Police, Hall County Sheriff’s Department and Grand Island Fire Department are encouraged to make nominations. The individuals who receive the award are honored for their service to our community and given a generous financial award to help offset the challenge they are facing. In the past two years, $13,000 has been awarded to the recipients— all from our sponsors!

Family Fun

Come join the family fun, featuring Central Nebraska Inflatables, pony rides, putt-putt golf, petting zoo, authentic summer food, and outdoor live music!


Full show of explosions in the sky...

Need we say more?


Third City Christian Church

4100 W 13th Street

Grand Island, NE 68803