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Omaha Events

From festivals, sporting events and live music to art shows, stage productions and special exhibits, you'll find a variety of events to enjoy when you visit Omaha.

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Gardens Gone Wild at Lauritzen Gardens

Through October 04, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Lauritzen Gardens
  • Address: 100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, NE 68108
  • Venue: Lauritzen Gardens
  • Times: 9am-5pm
  • Admission: $10 Adults/$5 for Children (6-12)/Free for Under 6
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More than 30 whimsical sculptures by nationally-acclaimed wildlife sculptor Dan Ostermiller find summer residency in the beautiful surroundings of Lauritzen Gardens.

Shakespeare on the Green: As You Like It

Through July 05, 2015 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday)
  • Location: Elmwood Park
  • Address: 64th & Dodge, Omaha, NE 68106
  • Times: 8pm
  • Admission: Free
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Show up early to get the best seats and join us before the play for great food, preshow entertainment, activities, and more!

Ralston's 55th Annual Independence Day Celebration

Through July 04, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Various downtown locations
  • Admission: Free; various prices food & drinks
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Bring the family for square dancing, picnic in the park, pie baking contest, quilt show, two parades (Children's AND Independence Day), music, food, beer garden, and a fireworks spectacular.

Murder Mystery Dinner Show: Dinner Detective Omaha

July 04, 2015 (Every Saturday)

Enjoy a delicious 4 course meal, award winning show, interrogations, clues prizes, and so much more!

This May Hurt a Bit: Medicine in Old Omaha Exhibit

Through February 16, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
  • Venue: Durham Museum
  • Times: Tues: 10am-8pm/Wed-Sat: 10am-5pm/Sun:1-5pm
  • Admission: $9 Adults/$7 Seniors/$6 Children (3-12)/Free 2 & Under
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This exhibit takes visitors to just after Omaha's founding and the colorful world of medicine that early settlers encountered.

New Stuff with Brad Stewart

July 04, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday)
  • Location: Backline Improv Theatre
  • Address: 1618 Harney St., Omaha, NE 68102
  • Times: From: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: $5
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The first Saturday of every month comedian Brad Stewart brings together his favorite local and touring comedians to perform their best new material. Comedy doesn't get any fresher than this.

Station to Station: The Burlington and KETV Exhibit

Through October 24, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
  • Venue: Durham Museum
  • Times: Tues: 10am-8pm/Wed-Sat: 10am-5pm/Sun:1-5pm
  • Admission: $9 Adults/$7 Seniors/$6 Children (3-12)/Free for Members & 2 and Under
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The Burlington Station opened in 1898. After sitting empty, the building will have a new lease on life through the entrepreneurial spirit of one of Omaha's premier news organizations, KETV.

Salsa Sunday

July 05, 2015 (Every Sunday)
  • Location: House of Loom
  • Address: 1012 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68102
  • Venue: House of Loom
  • Times: 7:30pm-2am
  • Admission: $7

Enjoy a salsa dancing class at 7:30pm with DJ Blandon Joiner, with social dancing to follow at 9pm. All levels welcome!

Batter Up! Baseball Stars of the 1950s Exhibit

Through November 01, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: Boys Town Visitor Center 137th & W Dodge Rd, Boys Town, NE 68010
  • Venue: Boys Town
  • Times: Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm/Sat: 9am-4pm/Sun: 11am-4pm
  • Admission: Free
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Experience an era gone by through a collection of 1950s baseball cards. Stop by the Hall of History and see a baseball signed by Babe Ruth and other sports memorabilia.

First Friday Old Market

July 03, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday)
  • Location: Various Locations
  • Address: Harney to Jackson Sts. and 10th to 13th Sts., Omaha, NE 68108
  • Venue: Old Market
  • Times: From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
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Stroll distinctive brick streets to live music, ride Ollie the Trolley for free between venues, and ignite your imagination with art.

Walking Tour: Historic Vinton Street Business District

Through October 09, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 2nd Friday)
  • Address: 18th & Vinton Streets (NE Corner), Omaha, NE
  • Times: 5pm-6:30pm
  • Admission: $10/Person or $15/Couple
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Experience Omaha! Join us for an 8-block guided walk through an historic commercial district of South Omaha. We'll note architecture, the arts, ethnic culture, local business, and the past/present the...

Journey of Memory: Allen Say

Through August 09, 2015 (Recurring daily)

This exhibition explores the technical mastery and thematic complexity of the artist and children’s book author Allen Say, winner of the Caldecott Medal.

Walking Tour: "The Deuce" North 24th Street

Through October 16, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Friday)
  • Address: 24th & Lizzie Robinson Streets in Dreamland Park, Omaha, NE
  • Times: 5pm-6:30pm
  • Admission: $10/Person or $15/Couple
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Join us for an 8-block guided walk through an African American historic district. We'll note architecture, the arts, culture and more the third Friday of every month.  

Walking Tour: "La Veinticuatro" South 24th Street

Through October 17, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday)
  • Address: 24th & N Streets (NW corner), Omaha, NE
  • Times: 11am-12:30pm
  • Admission: $10/Person or $15/Couple
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Join us for an 8-block guided walk through an historic district currently with a Latino flavor. We'll note architecture, the arts, culture and more. Also the first Thursday of the month at 5pm.

Classic Omaha Steakhouse Bus Tour

July 16, 2015

Try different cuts of beef along with some tasty sides at Omaha's longest running steakhouses. Our guides will entertain you with the colorful history that makes our city unique.

Union Station: Built to Last Exhibit

Through January 03, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
  • Venue: Durham Museum
  • Times: Tues: 10am-8pm; Wed-Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: 1-5pm
  • Admission: $9 Adults; $7 Seniors; $6 Children (3-12); FREE Members and 2 and under
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We'll look back at what makes our home-Union Station-unique. Every facet will be explored in this interactive exhibition featuring artifacts, images and hands-on components.

Gangsters and Tunnels: Douglas County and Prohibition Exhibit

Through April 19, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: General Crook House Museum
  • Address: 5730 N. 30th St. 11b, Omaha, NE 68111
  • Times: Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm/Sat-Sun: 1pm-4pm
  • Admission: $6 Suggested Donation
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The Douglas County Historical Society takes a look at the history of prohibition in Omaha with an exhibit– the Temperance movement, the distillers, the bootleggers, and the gangsters.

Omaha Farmers Market: Old Market

Through October 17, 2015 (Every Saturday)
  • Location: Old Market
  • Address: Harney to Jackson Sts and 10th to 13th Sts, Omaha, NE 68108
  • Venue: Old Market
  • Times: 8am-12:30pm
  • Admission: Free
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Celebrate the 22nd season of making locally grown foods accessible. Shop fresh produce, unique products, baked goods, meats and cheeses, and more from 100+ vendors.

Omaha Farmers Market: Aksarben Village

Through October 18, 2015 (Every Sunday)

Shop fresh produce, unique products, baked goods, meats and cheeses, and more from 100+ vendors.

'Maiz' Exhibit

Through October 30, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 4701 South 25 Street, Omaha, NE 68107
  • Venue: El Museo Latino
  • Times: Mon, Wed, Fri: 10am-5pm/Tues, Thurs: 1-5pm/Sat: 10am-2pm
  • Admission: $5 General/$3.40 Seniors & K-12/ $4 College Students w/ID/ Free for Members
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Maíz was developed and organized in collaboration with the Museo de Filatelia in Oaxaca, Mexico and El Museo Latino in Omaha. Maíz features works by 24 artists from Oaxaca and Omaha. Op...

2015 Starlight Movie Series

Through August 22, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 4th Saturday)
  • Location: Sumtur Amphitheater
  • Address: 11691 S. 108th St., Papillion, NE 68046
  • Times: 7:30pm on May 22, June 12, 19 & 26, July 24 & Aug 7, 21 & 22.
  • Admission: Free
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Audiences of all ages are invited to enjoy their favorite movies on the big screen under the open sky! Showtimes May 22, June 12, 19 & 26, July 24, and August 7, 21 & 22.

Fairytale Land

Through August 09, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 500 S. 20th St., Omaha, NE 68102
  • Venue: Omaha Children's Museum
  • Times: Tues-Fri/10am-5pm; Sat/9am-5pm; Sun/1-5pm
  • Admission: $9 Adults 16-59 & Kids 2-15, $8 Seniors 60+, FREE for Children under 2 & Members
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The museum princesses are back in an enchanting exhibit! Enjoy sing-alongs, dancing knights, and acting out old fairytales in this wonderful world where books and stories come to life.

General Curtis LeMay Exhibit

Through July 19, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: Strategic Air and Space Museum, 28210 West Park Highway, Ashland, Omaha, NE 68003
  • Venue: Strategic Air & Space Museum
  • Times: 9am-5pm
  • Admission: $12 Adults/$11 Seniors & Active/Retired Military/$6 Children (4-12)
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Exhibit dedicated to General Curtis LeMay which highlights General LeMay’s time as Commander-in-Chief, Strategic Air Command. General LeMay served as a strategist in both the European and the Pa...

LEGO: Travel Adventure

Through September 06, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 500 S. 20th St., Omaha, NE 68102
  • Venue: Omaha Children's Museum
  • Times: Tues-Fri: 10am-5pm/Sat: 9am-5pm/Sun: 1-5pm
  • Admission: $9 Adults 16-59 & Kids 2-15, $8 Seniors 60+, FREE for Children under 2 & Members
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What will you build in the new exhibit LEGO® Travel Adventure? Children and their families are invited to use LEGO® bricks to create their own imaginary dream machines.

Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science

Through September 06, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
  • Venue: Durham Museum
  • Times: Tues 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Mon & Wed-Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Sun 1:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Adult $9, Seniors $7, Children $6, Members & Under 2 - Free
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Step into the world of archaeologists, Egyptologists and other researchers through multiple hands-on elements, immersive storytelling, and real mummies and artifacts. The exhibition challenges visitor...

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