Things to Do

Families will enjoy floating down the Lazy River, or splashing down the slide at the Hastings Aquacourt Waterpark. Don't miss a fascinating trip through our history at the Hastings Museum, which includes an excellent Kool-Aid display.

Speaking of Kool-Aid, we're proud to be the birthplace of the drink that became a household name, and we celebrate it in fine style. Our Kool-Aid Days event, which is held each August, features the world's largest Kool-Aid stand, and lots of fun activities for kids of every age. The event draws thousands of visitors from throughout Nebraska and beyond.

Hastings hosts a wide variety of events and festivals throughout the year, featuring entertainment and activities for the whole family. In the mood for a dose of culture? Attend a Hastings Symphony concert, or enjoy nationally-known talent via the Listening Room concert series held at The Lark, our beautiful new downtown entertainment and event venue. Plus there's the Flatwater Music Festival at the Prairie Loft Center, the Adams County Fair, and so much more.

Sports fans will enjoy three golf courses (one PGA-certified), and our world-class softball facility. The Whoopers and Hoopers brings basketball players and fans from all over the country, and Hastings College offers nonstop sports, concerts, classes, and more.

To learn more about all that Hastings has to offer, visit the Adams County Visitors Bureau website.