Omaha Summer Guide

CREATED Jun 19, 2014

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If you have an event in the state of Nebraska or western Iowa for the summer, fall, winter or spring guides, please send an email with all the details along with contact information to Renee DuBay, rdubay@jrn.com.

There are events all around town this summer. Check out our calendar below, updated regularly with fun, new stuff happening in Summer 2014!

 

 FAMILY TIME

 

Family Fun Saturdays

  • WHERE:  Gifford Farm Education Center, 700 Camp Gifford Road, Bellevue, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  First Saturday of the month through October
  • WHAT:  Different themed event every weekend with storytelling, hayrack rides, exotic animals and more
  • INFO:  402-597-4920

 

Runza's Great Books for Great Kids Fundraiser

  • WHERE:  Runza restaurants everywhere
  • WHEN:  Tuesday, Sept 16
  • WHAT:  On this day, eat at any Runza restaurants and help purchase children's books for local schools and libraries and 15 percent of sales all day long will be donated to the effort.
  • INFO:  https://www.runza.com/community

 

DRINK, FESTIVALS, FIREWORKS & FAIRS

 

Nebraska State Fair

  • WHERE:  Fonner Park, 700 E. Fonner Park Road, Grand Island, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Friday, August 22 - Monday, September 1
  • WHAT:  LIve music featuring Styx and others, exhibits, livestock, displays, contests, parades 
  • INFO:  www.statefair.org

 

Septemberfest Omaha:  A Salute To Labor

  • WHERE:  CenturyLink Center, 455 N. 10th Street, Lot D, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Friday, August 29 - Monday, September 1
  • WHAT:  food, competitions, parade, live music, children's activities, car show
  • INFO:  septemberfrestomaha.com

 

La Fiesta Italiana

  • WHERE:  American Italian Heritage Society, the new Palazzo, 132nd and Fort Streets, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Friday, August 29 - Sunday, August 31
  • WHAT:  Food, fireworks, cooking demonstrations, kids activities, live music
  • INFO:  omahaitaly.com

 

Lucky Bucket 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Party

  • WHERE:  Lucky Bucket Brewery, 11941 Centennial Road, La Vista, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Friday, September 12 
  • WHAT:  BEER
  • INFO:  luckybucketbrewing.com

 

Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow

  • WHERE:  Metropolitan Community College, Fort Omaha Campus, 30th and Fort Streets, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Saturday, September 13
  • WHAT:  Traditional outdoor powwow with Native American dancing, food and crafts
  • INFO:  mccneb.edu/intercultural

 

Lauritzen Antique and Garden Show

  • WHERE:  Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Friday, September 19 - Sunday, September 21
  • WHAT:  experts for gardening, antiques, featured celebrities including Mary McDonald, Countess of Carnavon and more
  • INFO:  www.lauritzengardens.org/Antique_Show

 

German Day/Oktoberfest

  • WHERE:  German-American Society, 3717 S. 120th Street, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20
  • WHAT:  Beer, food, live music, dance performances
  • INFO:  germanamericansociety.org

 

Apple Jack Festival

  • WHERE:  Various locations, Nebraska City, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Friday, September 19 - Sunday, September 21
  • WHAT:  Apple Harvest with tons of apple recipes, crafts fair, parades, street dances, carnival, live music
  • INFO:  gonebraskacity.com/festival/apple-jack-festival

 

Aksarben's River City Rodeo and Stock Show

  • WHERE:  CenturyLink Center, 455 N. 10th Street, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Monday, September 25 - Sunday, September 28
  • WHAT:  Rodeo, live music, parade, BBQ contest
  • INFO:  rivercityrodeo.com

 

Artsarben

  • WHERE:  Aksarben Village, 67th and Center Streets, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Saturday, September 27 - Sunday, September 28
  • WHAT:  Art Festival with an art marketplace, live music, street performances, food
  • INFO:  artsarben.com

 

FOR THE MUSIC LOVERS

 

Sunday Acoustic Music

  • WHERE:  Soaring Wings, 17111 S. 138th Street, Springfield, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Sundays (year round) from 2-5 p.m.
  • WHAT:  Free live acoustic music 
  • INFO:  www.soaringwingswine.com

 

Tempo of Twilight

  • WHERE:  Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Tuesdays from 6 - 8 p.m., Aug 26;  Sept. 2
  • WHAT:  Outdoor concerts
  • INFO:  www.lauritzengardens.org

 

Music In The Parks - Council Bluffs

  • WHERE:  Bayliss Park, Pearl Street and Willow Avenue, Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • WHEN:  Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., Now - Sept. 3
  • WHAT:  Free live music
  • INFO:  omahamusic.com

 

Tunes At The Tower 

  • WHERE:  First National Bank, 16th and Dodge Streets, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Every other Thursday at 11:30 a.m.; Now - Sept. 4
  • WHAT:  Free live music
  • INFO:  omahamusic.com

 

Friday Night Music Series

  • WHERE:  Rockbrook Village Entertainment Plaza, 108th Street and West Center Road, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Fridays at 7 p.m., Now - Aug. 29
  • WHAT:  Free live music
  • INFO:  www.rockbrookvillage.com

 

Friday Night Music Series

  • WHERE:  Soaring Wings Vineyard, 17111 S. 138th Street, Springfield, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Fridays at 7 p.m.  Now - Sept. 26
  • WHAT:  Live outdoor music
  • PRICE:  $5
  • INFO:  www.soaringwingswine.com

 

Saturdays at Stinson

  • WHERE:  Stinson Park, 67th and Center Streets, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Most Saturdays from 7 - 10 p.m., Now through Sept. 6
  • WHAT:  Live outdoor music
  • INFO:  aksarbenvillage.com

 

End Of Summer Concert Series

  • WHERE:  Turner Park, Midtown Crossing, 31st Avenue and Dodge Street, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Thursdays at 7 p.m., Aug. 21 - Sept. 25
  • WHAT:  Free concerts
  • INFO:  midtowncrossing.com