The heart of Fonner Park is the live thoroughbred race meet which runs from mid-February through early May. During the live meet, many events such as craft shows, family activities, recreational shows, and giveaways along with special races highlight the season.
Centrally located in Nebraska at the heart of the 220 acre Fonner Park Complex, the Heartland Events Center is the hub for much of the activity that takes place at Fonner Park and Grand Island throughout each year. Concerts, entertainment, sports and athletic events, conventions, and trade shows are all annual events held in the Heartland Events Center's Eihusen Arena. The Bosselman Conference Center, located adjacent to the Eihusen Arena provides premier facilities for meetings, wedding receptions and organizational banquets of all types and sizes.