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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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9th Annual Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival

August 07, 2015 to August 08, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: Coventry Campus - Just south of 204th & Q Sts, Omaha, NE
  • Venue: Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival
  • Times: Fri: 5-11pm/Sat: 3-11pm
  • Admission: Admission w/ tastings - $12 Advance or $15 at the Festival; GA - $7; Kids 12 & Under - $5; Kids 5 & under - Free
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Enjoy Nebraska wines, Midwest food & barbecue, area bands and musicians, entertainment, shopping, crafts, pony rides and more.

Sweet Corn Festival

August 08, 2015 to August 09, 2015
  • Address: 100 Bancroft St, Omaha, NE 68108
  • Venue: Lauritzen Gardens
  • Times: 9am-5pm
  • Admission: $10 Adults; $5 Children 6 - 12; Free for Members & Children Under 6
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Nothing says summer like fresh-picked sweet corn! Celebrate this backyard favorite and Nebraska's agricultural jewel with a variety of activities, entertainment, and plenty of delicious locally grown ...

Maha Music Festival

August 15, 2015

2015 lineup: Indie rock band Modest Mouse, hip-hop duo Atmosphere, alt-country group The Jayhawks, dream pop band Alvvays, and Ex Hex, Speedy Ortiz and The Good Life, All Young Girls Are Machine Guns,...

Omaha Fashion Week

August 17, 2015 to August 22, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Capitol District
  • Address: 11th & Capitol, Omaha, NE 68102
  • Times: Doors at 6:00 PM; Show at 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $30-$80
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Attend the Midwest's premier fashion event spotlighting fashion innovations and celebrating creative excellence. View the Spring/Summer Collections; tickets on sale June 2015.

Murder Mystery Dinner Show: Dinner Detective Omaha

August 08, 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.

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

August 09, 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

August 07, 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

August 13, 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 exhibit.

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.

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.

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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