Rev up or cool down right here

When you move to Grand Island, you won’t have to slip away to the big city every weekend, looking for some action. You’ll be in the heart of it right here. Live music, great food, community festivals and plentiful shopping are all parts of Grand Island’s milieu.

Arts and entertainment

Grand Island has plenty to keep your toes tapping, heart pounding and face smiling. From downtown concerts in Railside Plaza to the excitement of the Nebraska State Fair, there’s something for everyone. Enjoy a movie in our historic cinema, take in a live theater performance — or even act in one!

Shopping and dining

Our downtown renaissance has led the way with trendy boutiques, unique eateries and two breweries, but Grand Island offers a wealth of shopping and dining opportunities all around town. Grand Island serves as a regional hub for the finer things in life.

Recreation and outdoors

With its network of parks and trails during warmer weather and the Community Fieldhouse during cooler months, Grand Island offers sports and recreation all year long. Play a round at one of our four golf courses, or take aim at the nationally known Heartland Public Shooting Park.

"Sand volleyball leagues, indoor adult recreational leagues, locally owned restaurants and breweries give Grand Island a big city vibe while still having a small town feel. GI has tons of opportunities for young professionals to feel connected."

-Bailey Aupperlee, Grand Island