NORFOLK, Neb. (KTIV) - A major Christian festival is set to take place this weekend in Norfolk, Nebraska. And organizers say people can expect some big changes from last year's event.
Last summer, because of the pandemic, and COVID-19 safety guidelines that were put in place, the Christian Cross Festival lasted just four hours, and featured only one band.
This year, the festival returns to nine hours of entertainment, featuring six performers and a guest speaker.
The festival will include concerts on the stage, kayaking on the lake, and even a tent full of other attractions including 13 ministries.
Leaders said they are excited for Saturday.
"I'm more excited about this year than I've ever been because of the bands that are coming and also the lack of restrictions. My favorite line is God is on the move in Northeast Nebraska and this whole festival proves that point exactly," said Jeff Borer, the Prayer Coordinator for the festival.
Borer said they have been making their performance plans since winter. He said when they told the performers the festival was on, they were ecstatic.
"They're really excited about getting back on the road and because of that I think people are going to be in for a thrill this weekend. I think the bands are going to have more energy, and they're going to be having more fun than normal. We're not just one stop on a tour, we're one of the biggest stops on their tour right now. So, it's going to be a great day," added Borer.
The event begins Saturday at Skyview Park at 2 p.m. and will run until 11 p.m.