NORFOLK, Neb. – In 1976, Nebraska’s own Gerald Ford was president, and the United States was celebrating 200 years as a country. That was also the first year of an Independence Day fireworks celebration in Norfolk that would become known as Big Bang Boom.
Now, 45 years later, the event has grown into what is now expected to be a multi-day event in 2021.
Organizers are calling it Boomfest, and it will take place July 2-3. It is the first time the celebration has spanned multiple days.
The weekend will kick off Friday night with a Wing Fest competition coordinated by the Stanton Ribfest organizers. Norfolk Area Rod and Custom sponsoring a Car Show N Shine. Live music will take the stage with up-and-coming country artist Luke Hupp, followed by the much-anticipated Smoke Ring Reunion Show, sponsored by The New 94 Rock.
Needless to say, the 45th anniversary edition of Big Bang Boom will exceed the $1,500 budget of the initial event from the 70s.
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