Sunday, July 3

Oak Lake Park • 1st & Charleston, Lincoln, Nebraska

1 PM

Youth stage performances and family activities begin. Try canoeing, disc golf, horseshoes and more. Refreshments from area food trucks will be for sale.

3 PM

Kids' games begin, including NEOS, kite flying, parachute, bubbles, washer toss, box hockey, jumbo jam, soccer, gaga pit and bingo.

5 PM

Face painting, archery and more contests begin, including the Homestead National Monument chores relay, carnival games and balloon twisting.

6:15 PM
photograph of Soul Dawg

Music by Soul Dawg!

Soul Dawg performance begins (ends at 9:30). Three-legged race starts, followed by the water balloon toss at 6:30.

Soul Dawg's musical repertoire draws heavily on Top 40/soul/funk/R&B music from the 60s/70s/80s, including the songs of Earth, Wind, & Fire, Ohio Players, Stevie Wonder, The Commodores, Kool & the Gang, and KC & the Sunshine Band, to name a few.

More information on the band is available at

8:25 PM

Flag lowering ceremony by VFW Post 3606.

10 PM


Enjoy the fireworks display by Zambelli, sponsored by Pepsi-Cola. Tune in to the live fireworks soundtrack on your favorite Uncle Sam Jam radio stations: B107.3 FM, Froggy 98.1 FM, 105.3 Wow FM and KLIN 1400 AM.

For detailed information, see the Uncle Sam Jam 2016 media release.

We Need Your Help!

Volunteers are needed to help clean up fireworks debris and other trash at the Sixth Annual Oak Lake Park Cleanup, Tuesday, July 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. See more information.

How to Get to the Park


Take the StarTran Shuttle

Image of star which denotes Park Entrance and shuttle drop off / pick up

Park Entrance
Shuttle Pick up / Drop off

Shuttle operates
from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Pick up / Drop off sites:

Haymarket Parking Garage
9th and "Q" streets
Gold's Galleria
11th and "O" streets
County-City north parking
Northeast corner of 9th and "H" streets Free parking available in City lot bounded by 9th, 10th, "H" and "G" streets
County-City south parking
Southeast corner of 9th and "K" streets Free parking available in City lot bounded by 9th, 10th, "K" and "L" streets


Parking is available in lots south and north of Oak Lake Park. Additional parking can be found at the festival space north of Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Only those with tickets to the July 3 baseball game may park in the Haymarket Park lots.

Sponsored by

Lincoln Journal Star Pepsi B107 FM KLIN AM