Millard Days is a week-long festival during the last full week of August within the city of Omaha, NE. Our festival is filled with a number of events and activities including the carnival, the parade, and the beer garden.
Chairman - Eric Peterson | 402-212-4283
Vice Chairman - John Polson | 402-706-0501
Treasurer - Mike Meyer
Secretary - Jennifer Toft
Organization Liaison - Jeff Merriman
Marketing - Julie Polson | 402-707-4230
Vendor Relations - Stephanie Edson
Parade - Karen Brink
Family Fun & Safety Day - Jennifer Toft
Horseshoes - OPEN
Website - Anthony Pontiero
The Millard Days Committee Inc. is a non-profit organization chartered to provide community service to the schools in the Millard, Nebraska area. The board of directors is composed of volunteers from the following organizations and members at-large:
• American Legion
• American Legion Auxiliary
• Knights of Columbus
• MAA Baseball
• Millard Business Association
• Millard Sons of American Legion
• Millard VFW
• Millard VFW Auxiliary
• Millard Fire Department Retired Firefighters
• Miloma Masonic Lodge #328
• MPS Foundation
Parade Grand Marshals
Each year the Millard Days Committee nominates someone who has contributed a great deal of their time to our community to be the Millard Days Parade Grand Marshal. For a list of past grand marshals click here.
We strive for community betterment and benevolence in charitable, educational, and public service within the Millard school district of Omaha, NE!
History of Millard Days
In the summer of 1964, the Millard Jaycees hosted an afternoon barbcue in the park to celebrate a successful charter year. Now over 50 years later, Millard Days is a full week of activities, including a parade, a car show, a carnival, a beer garden featuring live music, and a family fun day. Millard Days is organized by a committee of several Millard area groups.
West Papio Trail Project
The Millard Days Committee adopted the West Papio Trail Project in 1996 as its primary community improvement program with proceeds from Millard Days. The West Papio Trail Project is a joint effort by the City of Omaha, the Natural Resources District, and various civic organizations to develop recreational facilities and a biking/hiking trail along the West Papio Creek from Lake Zorinsky to the Millard Airport. Millard Day's donation of over $15,000 enabled to the completion of the first leg of the trail has been completed from Millard Avenue north through Westchester Park.
Andersen Park Improvements
The Millard Days Committee committed to improvements to Andersen Park. $10,000 was donated to fund the new playground equipment and picnic shelter.
In the fall of 2005 the Millard Days committee began setting aside funds to create a scholarship opportunity for Millard area high school students. Seniors from Millard South, Millard North, Millard West and Skutt Catholic High Schools are eligible for the Millard Days scholarship Check with your school counselors for application procedures.
Other Millard Days Grant Recipients
Over $400,000 in grants to community programs have been made over the past five decades. Grants from Millard Days include Boys/Girls State, Millard High School after prom parties, Special Olympics, Special Friends Prom, Civil Air Patrol, and Millard High Schools Scholarships. Prior proceeds have gone to support emergency equipment for the fire department, Millard area parks, Millard Senior Center, Boys Scouts, Millard school and athletic field improvements, and hundreds of other worthy causes.