An action-packed weekend filled with fun events and healthy snacks is happening all across Kearney on April 27th and 28th.

Healthy Kids Weekend is a collaborative effort between Community Partners, Activate Buffalo County, Kearney Public Schools, the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney Park & Recreation, Kearney Family YMCA, Elk’s, Old Navy, State Farm Insurance, and the Kearney Public Library. The event is going to be special not only because of how many community organizations are working together, but also because of the scope of the weekend’s activities.

Things start off with the PATH Walk at UNK’s Foster Field, followed by tons of activities and educational booths on the field.

From there, families will head east for a Storybook Walk through Harmon Park. There will be large pages from a story staked throughout the park, and families will be able to walk from page to page, reading the story as they go. While they’re at the park, they can play at the new Inclusive Park, which will also have booths set up with activities and information.

From Harmon, families will move to the Kearney Family YMCA, which will be celebrating with open doors to the community all weekend and free t-shirts for the first 100 to arrive.

Saturday from 2-6 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m., there will be free mini rounds of golf, a bounce house obstacle course, snack stations and more at Elk’s Country Golf. Families can also enjoy a Fitness Fashion Show and receive kids ID kits from State Farm at the Hilltop Mall from 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

To top things off, April 28th will be Bicycle Sunday, a family bike ride on Eagle Loop Trail from 2-5 p.m. with booths and exciting checkpoints along the way.

Families can keep track of their activities with Activate Buffalo County’s Unplug Challenge punch card. Families who complete enough activities on the card can turn it in for a chance to win a prize.
Be sure to visit us at some of the events. It’s going to be a busy weekend! For more information, visit

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