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October 2019 Family & More Calendar

September 27, 2019 by
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Event times and details may change. Check with venue or event organizer to confirm.


Family & More

Village Pointe Farmers Market
Through Oct. 5 at Village Pointe Shopping Center, 168th and West Dodge Rd. Enjoy Saturday mornings by supporting locally grown fresh food. Admission: free. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 402.505.9773.
reddevelopment.com

Omaha Farmers Market
Through Oct. 12 at the Old Market. Healthy, fresh food is plentiful. Support local farmers. Admission: free. 8 p.m.-12:30 p.m. 402-345-5401.
omahafarmersmarket.com

Omaha Farmers Market
Through Oct. 13 at Aksarben Village, 67th & Center St.  Locally grown, healthy, fresh foods are available here. Admission: free. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 402.345.5401.
omahafarmersmarket.com

Ghouls and Ghosts
Through Oct. 25 at Henry Doorly Zoo, 3701 S. 10th St. The zoo is illuminated for all ages to see and enjoy. Admission: $18.95 for ages 12+. $17.95 for seniors, and $12.95 for ages 3 to 11. 402.733.8400.
omahazoo.com

Lauritzen Gardens Walking Club
Through Oct. 29 at the Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. The outdoor environment is a scenic and visually stimulating place to walk every Tuesday morning. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for children six to 12, free for children under age 6 and garden members. 8:30 a.m. 402.354.4002.
lauritzengardens.org

Kids Jamboree Saturdays
Through Nov. 9 at Nebraska Crossing Outlets, 21209 Nebraska Crossing Dr. Visit Nebraska Crossing Outlets on select Saturdays for entertainment such as stilt walkers, magicians, treats, and face painting. Admission: free. Times vary. 402.332.5650.
nexoutlets.com

October Winery Spotlight- Petrolo
Oct. 2 at WineStyles Tasting Station, 1006 S. 74th Plaza. Petrolo is considered a “top tier super Tuscan wine estate.” The company, which was established in the 1980s, produces wine based on Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Admission: $20. 6-9 p.m. 402.884.6696.
winestyles.com

An Evening with Lisa Scottoline
Oct. 3 at Council Bluffs Public Library, 400 Willow. The No.1 Bestselling Author, weekly column writer, New York Times bestselling author, and writer of 32 Edgar award-winning novels will be making an appearance in Council Bluffs. Admission: free. 7 p.m. 712.323.7553.
scottoline.com

Junkstock: Harvest Edition
Oct. 4-6 at Sycamore Farms, 1150 River Road Dr., Waterloo. Food trucks, antiques, clothing vendors, and more are all seen at this outdoor event. Times vary. Admission: $10-$30.
junkstock.com

junkstock junk

Harvest Fest
Oct. 5 at Village Pointe Farmers Market, 168th and Dodge streets. A fall celebration featuring hayrack rides, face painting, pumpkin decorating, and more. Admission: free. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 402.505.9773.
reddevelopment.com/village-pointe

Japanese Ambience Festival
Oct. 5-6 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. In celebration of fall and Japanese culture, a variety of activities and food tastings will be taking place. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12, free for children under age 6 and garden members. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 402.346.4002.
lauritzengardens.org

Omaha Monster Jam
Oct. 5-6 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10 St. This event showcases trained, world-class athletes and their skills with flipping, racing, and flying two and four wheelers. 1 p.m. Tickets: $48-$168. 402.599.6916
monsterjam.com

Omaha Gem and Mineral Show
Oct. 5-6 at Westside Middle School, 8601 Arbor St. Featuring many activities such as rock paintings, arrowhead making, and wire wrap custom jewelry. Admission: free.  9 a.m.-5 p.m. 402.873.6515.
nerockgem.org

October Harvest Spoon Tour
Oct. 5 at Hitchcock Nature Center, 27792 Ski Hill Loop.  A celebration of food and culture with unique experiences throughout the day. Admission: $3 per vehicle. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 712.545-3283.
mycountyparks.com

3rd Annual Porchfest OMA
Oct. 6 in Gifford Park Neighborhood Market.  A free music festival for the community of Omaha. 1-6 p.m. 402.597.4920.
porchfestoma.tumblr.com

Leashes at Lauritzen
Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Water and treats will be offered throughout the area, as canines are invited to explore the garden with their families. Admission: $10 per person, $5 per dog, free for garden members. 5-8 p.m. 402.346.4002
lauritzengardens.org

Flamin’ Pumpkin Fest Part Deux
Oct. 12 at Squirrel Cage Jail, 226 Pearl St. The second annual Pumpkin Fest will offer a class on paranormal investigating, as well as tricks and treats. Admission: $25. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. 712.323.2509.
thehistoricalsociety.org

Callahan Promotions Arts and Crafts Fair
Oct. 12-13 at Mid America Center, 1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs. Iowa’s largest arts and crafts show. Times vary. Admission: $5 adults, free to children 10 and younger. 563.357.1986.
mid-america-center

Get Fit in the Park
Oct. 13 at Stinson Park, 2285 S. 67th St. This event features different workouts such as yoga, Zumba, and body combat. Admission: free. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 402.496.1616.
aksarbenvillage.com

23rd Annual Schoolhouse Fiddling Bee
Oct. 13 at The Old Avoca Schoolhouse, 504 Garfield St. This event offers something for fiddlers of all types, from a hoedown to a waltz. There is a Fiddler’s Contest, as well as a light snack. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for students, $1 for children. 2:30 p.m. 402.275.3221.
greenblattandseay.com 

Spooky Sprint Omaha
Oct. 19 at Zorinsky Lake Park, 3808 S. 154 St. A half marathon, 10k, 5k, and Kid’s Dash are all offered for participants to run in their favorite costume. Admission: $32-$45. 7:30 a.m. 816.524.7733.
bodiesracecompany.com

Trick or Treat with the Animals
Oct. 19 at Gifford Farm, 700 Camp Gifford Rd.  A special day filled with chickens, pigs, goats, farm games, and trick or treating. Admission: $5. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 402.597.4920.
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Living Loess Tour
Oct. 19 at Hitchcock Nature Center, 27792 Ski Hill Loop. The Nature Center offers prairies and woodlands for more than 1,200 acres. This tour teaches how the hills were made. Admission: $3 per car. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 712.545.3283.
livingloess.com

Goatz 50K Trail Run
Oct. 20 at Lake Cunningham Campground, 8152 Rainwood Road. From 5 miles to 50K, this run around Glenn Cunningham Lake has distance for everyone. Admission: $35-$90. 1-6 p.m. 402.444.4628.
irunwithgoats.org

Omaha Oddities and Art Expo
Oct. 26 at Hilton Omaha Downtown, 1616 Dodge St. Vendors, guests, and performers are gathering for this special Halloween event. Admission: $8-$13 for adults, $3-$5 for children 7 and up, free for children 6 and under. $1 discount with non-perishable food donation (Food Band for the Heartland). 402.819.9618. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
voodoosoddshop.com

Rockbrook Village Cars and Caffeine
Oct. 26 at Rockbrook Village, 2800 S 110 Ct. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the car show. Admission: free. 8-10 a.m. 402.390.0890.
rockbrookvillage.com

Ghoulish Garden Adventure
Oct. 27 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Educational activities will make for a fun Halloween experience, with entertainment such as a Spooky Spider’s Lair and Haunted Hallow Candy Stations. 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $10 per person. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Free for garden members.
lauritzengardens.org

Old Market Fall Festival
Oct. 27 at the Old Market, 1100 Howard St. Games, drinks, and treats are plentiful at this celebration of fall in Omaha’s historic district. Admission: free. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 402.346.4445.
oldmarket.com

Old Market fall festival

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July/August 2019 Family & More

June 20, 2019 by and

Event times and details may change. Check with venue or event organizer to confirm.


Family & More

Farmer’s Markets
Gardening season is open in Omaha, and those desiring fresh produce will find plenty of options in the area, along with artisan cheeses, farm-raised meats, freshly baked breads, assorted treats, and craft items.
Council Bluffs (Bayliss Park) 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays.
Old Market (11th and Jackson streets) 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays.
Village Pointe (168th and Dodge streets) 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays.
Aksarben Village (67th and Center streets) 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays.
Papillion (84th and Lincoln streets) 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays starting May 29.
Night Market (Turner Park @ Midtown Crossing) 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Last Friday of the month starting May 31.
Florence Mill (9102 N. 30th St.) 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays starting June 2.
Rockbrook Village (108th and Center streets) 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays starting June 5.
Gifford Park (33rd and California streets) 5-8 p.m. Fridays starting June 7.

Free Movies
Laugh, cry, and relax with classic and current movies on starry summer nights. Bring a blanket or a chair, and the whole family. All movies begin at dusk.
Monday Night Movies at Midtown Crossing (Turner Park, 3110 Farnam St.): through July 29.
Music & Movies in the Park (Bayliss Park, 100 Pearl St., Council Bluffs, IA.): Fridays through July 26.
Starlight Movies (SumTur Amphitheater, 11691 S. 108th St., Papillion, NE.): July 5, Aug. 2, and
Aug. 16.

Turner Park Night Market
May 31-Sept. 27 at Turner Park, 3110 Farnam St. The Omaha Farmer’s Market and Turner Park bring visitors family-friendly activities, vendors, food, entertainment, and more. 6-10 p.m. last Friday of each month. Admission: free.
midtowncrossing.com/events

Summer Street Series
July-September in Benson, Military Avenue & Maple Street. Benson First Friday takes to the street for the summer months. This fresh take on the monthly community event will feature interactive and live artists, an artist’s market, performers, food vendors, and activities for all ages. 5 p.m. Admission: free.
bensonfirstfriday.com

Leashes at Lauritzen
July 1 and 8, Aug. 5 and 12 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Canines are invited to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors. This is an informal, fun way to enjoy and explore Lauritzen’s 100 acres and miles of trail with the family and four-legged friends. 6 p.m. Tickets: $10 for non-members, $5 for dogs, free for members. 402.346.4002.
lauritzengardens.org

Ralston’s Annual Independence Day Celebration
July 4 in Downtown Ralston, 7400 Main St. This year’s theme is “Independence Day the Ralston Way,” as this community tradition continues with a fun run, live music, parade, fire department water fight, chicken dinner, beer garden, and a spectacular firework show. Times vary. Admission: free. 402.339.7737.
ralstonareachamber.org/independence-day

Douglas County Fair
July 11-14 at Village Pointe, 17305 Davenport St. This is a celebration of the county where urban and rural meet, with something for everyone—live music, a parade, and a livestock show at Chance Ridge Event Center. Times vary. Admission: free.
douglascountyfair.org

RiverJam, “The Woodstock 50th Anniversary Experience”
July 12-14 at Riverwest Park, 23301 West Maple Road. RiverJam will pay tribute to the greatest music festival of all time—Woodstock—with more than 40 DJs, bands, and artists performing on three stages; food trucks; a beer garden; vendors; and more. Times vary. Tickets: $15-$325. 402.953.4731.
omahablues.com

Railroad Days
July 13-14 at various locations. Visitors can explore the exhibits and collections at five of the area’s railroad-themed attractions—Lauritzen Gardens, the Durham Museum, RailsWest Railroad Museum, Union Pacific Railroad Museum, and the Historic General Dodge House. One pass includes admission and transportation between all five locations. 9 a.m. Tickets: $15 family pass, $5 single pass. 402.501.3841.
omaharailroaddays.com

Toy train at Railroad Days

Brew at the Zoo
July 13 at Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, 3701 S. 10th St. Guests can stroll through the upper part of the zoo, listen to live music, eat, and play games while sampling unique brews from local breweries. 8 p.m. Tickets: $70 for members, $80 for non-members, $120 VIP admission. 402.733.8401.
omahazoo.com

UNleash Council Bluffs
July 20 in downtown Council Bluffs. This Missouri River city will host a party for the 20,000-30,000 bicyclists as the starting point for this year’s RAGBRAI. The public is welcome to this event, which includes opening ceremonies, food, and music by Taxi Driver and the Polka Police. Noon. Admission: free. 712.256.2577.
ragbraicb.com

Benson Days
July 27-28 along 60th and Maple streets. Benson Days is a family-friendly summer festival that celebrates the neighborhood’s creative culture. Saturday’s activities include a pancake breakfast, parade, street festival, and beer garden. The Indie 5K/10K Race will be held Sunday morning. Times vary. Admission: free.
bensondays.com

The Color Run 5K
July 27 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. The popular traveling 5K returns to Omaha. Participants run the route while paint powder colors the streets—and the runners. 8 a.m. Tickets: $25-$50 adults, $15 children ages 5 and under.
thecolorrun.com

Nebraska Asian Festival
July 27 at Lewis and Clark Landing, 515 N. Riverfront Drive. This family-oriented event celebrates, promotes, and educates the public on Asian heritage. Guests can enjoy food, fun activities, and cultural performances throughout the day. 11 a.m. Admission: $5, free for children under 12. 402.216.9081.
nebraskaasianfestival.com

Fairytale Ball
July 27 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. This enchanting night at the museum is filled with encounters from princesses and princes, horse-drawn carriage rides, a wishing well, and activities including crafts and archery training. Dinner is included and costumes are encouraged. 6 p.m. Tickets: $20 for members, $35 for non-members. 402.342.6164.
ocm.org

New American Arts Festival
Aug. 2 in Benson at Military Ave. and Maple St. This festival celebrates the arts, ideas, and cultures of Omaha’s refugee and immigrant communities with workshops, performances, art, food, and music. 4 p.m. Admission: free. 402.342.6164.
@BensonFirstFriday on Facebook

River’s Edge Taco Fest
Aug. 3 at Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park, 4200 Avenue B, Council Bluffs. Fifteen of the area’s best taco-centric restaurants will offer a wide range of mouthwatering taco creations. The day will include national and local musical performances, live Lucha Libre wrestling matches, and the Chihuahua beauty pageant and race. 11 a.m. Tickets: $20 advanced general admission, $30 general admission, $100 VIP pass.
riversedgetacofest.com
Please note: This event was cancelled on June 17, 2019 due to flooding. 

Nebraska Balloon and Wine Festival
Aug. 9-10 at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park, Elkhorn. As the name implies, guests can sip Nebraska wines and view hot air balloon launches. 5 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $19 wine tasting package at the gate, $15 wine tasting package in advance, $14 general admission, $7 children under 12, children 5 and under free. 402.346.8003.
showofficeonline.com/NebraskaWineBalloon

Maha Discovery
Aug. 15 at MCC Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology, 5300 N. 30th St. This conference, formerly known as Big Omaha, celebrates entrepreneurship and innovation. Speakers include media theorist and author Douglas Rushkoff, Partpic co-founder Jewel Burks Solomon and Martha Legg Miller, a small business advocate for the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Tickets include entry to Maha Music Festival. 8 a.m. Tickets: $135-$240.
mahafestival.com

RIVER FEST 2019
August 16-17 at American Heroes Park, Bellevue. This festival will include helicopter rides, a pancake breakfast, carnival, car show, beer garden, a fireworks display, and performances by Red Delicious and High Heel. 5 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. Saturday. Admission: $1. 402.898.3000.
@Bellevuemusicfestival on Facebook

Omaha Fashion Week
Aug. 18-24 at Omaha Design Center, 1502 Cuming St. Omaha Fashion Week is the nation’s fifth-largest fashion event, showcasing 65-plus designers each year on the runway and providing mentoring, educational opportunities, and a professional showcasing platform. 6 p.m. Tickets: $40-$80. 402.937.1061.
omahafashionweek.com

Millard Days
Aug. 20-25 at Andersen Park, 136th and Q Streets. This full week of activities includes a parade, a carnival, a beer garden, horse shows, tractor pulls, and live music. Times vary. Admission: free, $25 for carnival. 402.679.5258.
millarddays.com

Arts Block Party
Aug. 24 at Cass St. between 72nd and 69th streets. Guests can tour the Omaha Community Playhouse, Omaha Conservatory of Music, and Omaha Academy of Ballet, eat, watch live performances, and more. 10 a.m. Admission: free.
artsblockpartyomaha.com

Art Block Party

Dundee Day
Aug. 24 in Dundee, 50th Street and Underwood Avenue This street festival celebrates and highlights the Dundee neighborhood with a parade, 5K run, art and craft vendors, book sale, pancake breakfast, food trucks, live music, and a beer garden. 8:30 a.m. Admission: free.
dundeeday.org

Loessfest 2019
Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park, 4200 Avenue B, Council Bluffs. LoessFest is a weekend extravaganza featuring musical performances, family attractions, food vendors, and open-air movie screenings.
loessfest.com

Septemberfest
Aug. 30-Sept. 2 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. This “Salute to Labor” festival offers four days of entertainment, educational and artistic displays, a carnival, parade, beer garden, and food. Times vary. Admission: $7 per person per day, parade is free.
septemberfestomaha.org


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June 2019 Family & More

May 30, 2019 by and
Photography by Provided

Event times and details may change. Check with venue or event organizer to confirm.


Family & More

Farmer’s Market
Gardening season is open in Omaha, and those desiring fresh produce will find plenty of options in the area, along with artisan cheeses, farm-raised meats, freshly baked breads, assorted treats, and craft items.
Council Bluffs (Bayliss Park) 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays.
Old Market (11th and Jackson streets) 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays.
Village Pointe (168th and Dodge streets) 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays.
Aksarben Village (67th and Center streets) 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays.
Papillion (84th and Lincoln streets) 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays starting May 29.
Night Market (Turner Park @ Midtown Crossing) 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Last Friday of the month starting May 31.
Florence Mill (9102 N. 30th St.) 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays starting June 2.
Rockbrook Village (108th and Center streets) 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays starting June 5.
Gifford Park (33rd and California streets) 5-8 p.m. Fridays starting June 7.

Free movies
What better time than summer to kick back and watch a movie? Several parks and outdoor spaces in the metro area offer free movies that the community can enjoy watching. Bring a blanket or chair. Movies begin at dusk unless otherwise stated.
Movies in the Park (Bayliss Park, 100 Pearl St., Council Bluffs): Fridays starting June 14.
Midtown Crossing (Turner Park, 3110 Farnam St.): each Monday.
Starlight Movies (SumTur Amphitheater, 11691 S. 108th St., Papillion): Fridays twice a month.

Taste of Omaha
May 31-June 2 along the Riverfront. Foodies and families can delight in this festival, which features cuisines ranging from around the world—from Mediterranean to Mexican, from soul food to salad. Entertainment includes free concerts, dance performances, and kids activities. Admission: free, but tickets must be purchased for food. 402.346.8003
showofficeonline.com/TasteHome

Benson Beer Fest
June 1 in Benson, 60th and Maple streets. This beer-lover’s festival hosts hundreds of breweries, local food vendors, raffles, giveaways, and music. 3-7 p.m. Tickets: $35.00 advance, $40 day of event, $45 early entry VIP tickets.
bensonbeerfest.com

Castlepalooza
June 1 at Joslyn Castle, 3902 Davenport St. The community is invited to come to an evening of fun on the grounds of the castle. This festival features local music, educational activities, vendors, food trucks, and craft beers. 3-9 p.m. Admission: free. 402.595.2199.
joslyncastle.com

Castlepalooza at Joslyn Castle

Omaha Potter Faire
June 1-2 at Bellevue Berry & Pumpkin Ranch, 11001 S. 48th St. Fans of the Harry Potter series will enjoy this event, which includes live owls, costumed characters, vendors, food, drink (including Butterbeer from The Garbled Owl Butterbeer Shop), and children’s activities. 402.331.5500.
omahapotterfaire.com

From Expositions to Jazz Musicians Tour
June 2 at the Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. This River City History Tour will delve into the story of the Trans-Mississippi International Exposition of 1898 and how the stately homes, parks, and jazz halls that followed helped characterize the culture of North Omaha. 2-4 p.m. Admission: $20 for members, $25 for non-members. 402.444.5027.
durhammuseum.org

Blues & Balloons Festival
June 1 at Soaring Wings Vineyard, 17111 S. 138th St. The annual blues event will feature several musical guests. Visitors are encouraged to bring a chair and blanket to take in the music. A hot air balloon show will follow. 3:30-10 p.m. Admission: $25 adults, $15 ages 12 and up. 402.253.2479.
soaringwingswine.com

Countryside Village Art Fair
June 1-2 at Countryside Village Shopping Center, 8722 Countryside Plaza. The annual fair showcases a mix of styles, perceptions, and media. The artwork selection inspires casual visitors to start art collections and connoisseurs to add to existing collections. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: free. 402.391.2200.
countryside-village.com

Craft Fair
June 2 at Rockbrook Village, 2800 S. 110th Court. At this fair, attendees can find dozens of midwest makers, designers, small-batch food and drink purveyors, apothecary providers, and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: free. 402.390.0890.
rockbrookvillage.com

Urban Photography Walk
June 6 at Rockbrook Camera, 2909 S. 169th Plaza. Attendees will have the opportunity to get professional camera instruction for shooting urban photos. The group will travel to the Durham Museum for a tour and receive hands-on practice capturing images, followed by a photo walk through the Old Market. 2-8 p.m. Tickets: $45. 402.691.0003.
rockbrookcamera.com

Introduction to Hops Tour
June 6 at The Hop Yard, 18003 Club View Dr., Plattsmouth. This opportunity is perfect for those who want to learn more about growing hops or see a local hop yard. Weather permitting, groups will be able to tour the hop yard and harvest equipment on site. The ticket includes a $6 voucher for food or drink from the taproom. 6-7 p.m. Tickets: $15. 402.296.0633.
thehopyardnebraska.com

Santa Lucia Italian Festival
June 6-9 at Lewis and Clark Landing, 345 Riverfront Drive. This festival is an Omaha tradition, celebrating its 95th year. The event includes authentic Italian foods, music, presentation of the Santa Lucia festival queen, and a carnival. The festival ends with mass at St. Frances Cabrini. Times vary. Admission: free. 402.342.6632.
santaluciafestival.com

45th Annual Omaha Summer Arts Festival
June 7-9 at Mike Fahey St. between 10th and 14th streets. The festival will host 135 of the nation’s finest visual artists, three stages of continuous entertainment, including national performers, and a large, hands-on Children’s Fair on Saturday and Sunday. Admission: free. 402.345.5401.
summerarts.org

artist at Annual Omaha Summer Arts Festival

Elkhorn Days
June 7-9 throughout Elkhorn. This festival includes a parade, hot air balloon rides, and a fireworks display. Times vary. Admission: free. 402.289.9560.
elkhorndays.com

Blackstone District Walking Food Tour
June 8 at The Blackstone District, 42nd and Harney streets. This tour focuses on the rich history and food of the Blackstone District, one of Omaha’s newest and hottest spots to grab a bite or a cocktail. 1 p.m. Tickets: $45. 402.651.0047.
omahaculinarytours.com

2019 Craft Fair & Concert
June 8 at Stony Brook Church, 14345 Y St. The goods of more than 100 vendors and crafters from the Omaha area will be on display, with activities and a bounce house for the kids and food from the Teeny Weeny Wiener Wagon and Quick Bites Soul Food. The evening offers a live outdoor concert from local musicians. Craft Fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Concert 4:30-7:30 p.m. Admission: free. 402.895.9596.
stonybrookchurch.com

Mud Factor
June 9 at Bellevue Berry & Pumpkin Ranch, 11001 S. 48th St. Known as the “seriously fun 5k obstacle run,” the Mud Factor provides a challenging obstacle course that tests participants’ strength and speed while getting covered in mud. Kids ages 4-13 are suggested to participate in the shortened kids running course. 10 a.m. Admission: $65 adults, $45 kids, $10 spectator entry.
mudfactor.com

Rose Day and Show
June 9 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. The Omaha Rose Society is displaying roses to promote the culture and appreciation of this flower. Visitors can view a variety of rose blooms and arrangements, visit with rosarians, and explore the rose garden. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children (6-12), free for children under 6. 402.346.4002.
lauritzengardens.org

Papillion Days
June 12-16 in Papillion. The 72nd annual event includes a parade, fireworks, a carnival, and more. Times vary. Admission: free. 402.331.3917.
papilliondays.org

Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers
June 13 at TD Ameritrade Park, 1200 Mike Fahey St. The Royals and Tigers will play a regular season game, the first of its kind in Omaha, before CWS Opening Celebration Day. 7 p.m. Tickets: $20-$99. 402.546.1800.
tdameritradeparkomaha.com

College World Series Opening Day
June 14 at TD Ameritrade Park, 1200 Mike Fahey St. The opening day of one of Omaha’s most popular summer traditions includes a full slate of events such as Fan Fest, team autograph sessions, practices, Olympic-style opening ceremonies, a concert, and a fireworks finale. 9:10 a.m. Admission: free. 402.554.4422.
cwsomaha.com

College World Series
June 15-25/26 at TD Ameritrade park, 1200 Mike Fahey St. This annual baseball tournament offers fans the chance to be a part of a cherished tradition that includes tailgating and cheering on your favorite college baseball teams. Hours vary. Tickets: $30-$55, or $90 for a book of 10. 402.554.4422.
cwsomaha.com

High Vibe Festival
June 15 at Stinson Park, 67th and Center streets. This day.long event starts with a run at 7 a.m. and includes multiple yoga sessions, plant.based food workshops, and more. The event closes with a concert by The Confidentials. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets: $10 for the run, $25 for one yoga class, $125 for the full festival. 402.496.1616.
aksarbenvillage.com

Last Call for Alcohol Tour
June 18 at the Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. This River City History Tour will teach visitors about the bootlegging history of Omaha as told through the 1931 federal indictment brought against some of Omaha’s largest bootleggers. 6-7:30 p.m. Admission: $20 for members, $25 for non-members. 402.444.5027.
durhammuseum.org

Dinosaur Egg Hunt
June 20 at Southwind Park, 8120 S. 92nd Ave. Kids of all ages can participate in this hunt, in which the object is to find giant green dinosaur eggs, otherwise known as watermelons. 3 p.m. Admission: free. 402.331.3455.
cityoflavista.org

41st Annual Quilt Show
June 20-22 at Embassy Suites-La Vista Hotel and Conference Center, 12520 Westport Parkway. Visitors can view quilts, watch demonstrations, and interact with vendors and the Omaha Quilters’ Guild during their show, Showers of Color. Admission: $1. 402.880.3559.
omahaquiltersguild.org

Junkstock: Underneath the Stars
June 21-23 at Sycamore Farms, 1150 River Road Drive, Waterloo. This vintage festival offers more than 150 junk and vintage vendors, local food trucks, live music, and activities. 4-11 p.m. Friday, 2-11 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $10 per day or $20 full weekend pass, free for children 12 and under. 402.765.8651.
junkstock.com

Polish Fest
June 22 at Crescent Moon and Huber-Haus German Bier Hall, 3578 Farnam St. A variety of Polish beers and foods will be available at this festival, including Polish sausage, glombki, and pierogis. Noon-11 p.m. Admission: free. 402.345.1708.
beercornerusa.com

Yoga in the Aquarium
Through June 23 at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, 3701 S. 10th St. Open to anyone 16 and older, these unique yoga classes are housed inside the Education and Conference Center at the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Attendees are recommended to bring their own yoga mat, water bottle, and any other equipment necessary. 9 a.m and 10:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission: $22 non-members, $16 members. 402.738.2038.
omahazoo.com

O Comic Con
June 28-30 at the Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way. OCon is an expo-style comics and pop culture convention held annually in the metro. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets: $40 three-day pass. 402.915.5833.
oconexpo.com

Turner Park Night Market
June 28 at Turner Park at Midtown Crossing, 3110 Farnam St. This monthly outdoor market features local vendors, food, activities, music, and attractions. 6-9 p.m. Admission: free. 402.557.6006.
midtowncrossing.com    

Heartland Pride Parade and Festival
June 29 at Baxter Arena, 2425 S. 67th St. This event is about the celebration, recognition, and integration of LGBTQ+ people and culture. 10 a.m. Admission: free.
heartlandpride.org

Old Market District Walking Food Tour
Through June 29, locations vary. This event, an Omaha Culinary Tour event, showcases restaurants in the Old Market and gives attendees a taste of the history of the locations. Times vary. Admission: $45. 402.651.0047.
omahaculinarytours.com

Omaha Beer Fest
June 29 at Horsemen’s Park, 6303 Q St. One of the largest beer festivals in Nebraska features American craft beers, ciders, hard sodas, and wines, along with live music from Lemon Fresh Day. 4-11:30 p.m. Admission: $35 general admission, $75 VIP tickets.
omahabeerfest.com


This calendar was printed in the June edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.