Kearney Visitors Bureau features the Nebraska Shrine Bowl in Social Media Campaign: Parades will cause some minor traffic problems, so will football games. But it’s not special until there’s a grown man in a tiny car. It’s not just the Shrine Bowl, every year Kearney hosts more than 1,350 events. We also host state cross country, conferences large and small, and, heck, half a million Sandhill Cranes make sure to meet in Kearney every year. You know why? Because Kearney has the best facilities between Denver and Omaha, experienced staff and wonderful volunteers that make sure every event that comes to town is taken care of.