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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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In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary Printmaking

October 11, 2014 to January 11, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Address: 2200 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68102
  • Venue: Joslyn Art Museum
  • Times: Tues - Wed, Fri - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Thurs 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Adults $10; Free for 17 & Under, College Students with ID, Joslyn Members
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In Living Color examines how his use of color impacts both subject and viewer, creating a dialogue between Warhol and sixteen contemporary artists who all use color to shape how we understand images.&...

Holiday Lights Festival: ConAgra Foods Ice Skating Rink

December 12, 2014 to January 04, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: ConAgra Campus
  • Address: 10th and Harney streets, Omaha, NE 68102
  • Times: Hours vary; visit website for more info
  • Admission: $5
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Proceeds from the skating rink will go to the “Shine the Light on Hunger Campaign,” which supports the Food Bank for the Heartland. Ddmission includes skate rental; kids under 5 free.

The Physicians Mutual Omaha Symphony Christmas Spectacular

December 18, 2014 to December 21, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: Holland Performing Arts Center, Omaha, NE
  • Venue: Omaha Symphony
  • Times: Thurs/ 7:00pm; Fri/ 7:30pm; Sat/ 2:00pm & 7:30pm; Sun/ 2:00pm & 7:00pm
  • Admission: Tickets start at $22
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Celebrate the magic, romance, and joy of the season as Broadway stars add to the lush sounds of the Omaha Symphony. A singing and dancing treat for the whole family.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

December 19, 2014 to December 21, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Orpheum Theater
  • Address: 409 S 16th St, Omaha, NE 68102
  • Venue: Omaha Performing Arts
  • Times: Friday & Saturday 8:00 PM; Sunday 1:30 PM
  • Admission: $35 & Up
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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell. The show is an international sens...

Chocolate and Pastry Bus Tour

April 03, 2014 (Every Thursday, Saturday)

Ride in comfort all over the city for a sample of some of the most delectable delicacies you will find. Our tour guides will entertain you with history and tales of Omaha along the way.

Old Market Walking Food Tour

April 03, 2014 (Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Join us on a tasting adventure. Our tour guides will introduce you to some of Omaha's tastiest and well-loved eateries in the Old Market while delighting you with history and tales of our great city.

Murder Mystery Dinner Show: Dinner Detective Omaha

May 17, 2014 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

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

Improv Genesis

July 24, 2014 (Every Thursday)
  • Address: 1618 Harney St., Omaha, NE 68102
  • Venue: The Backline
  • Times: From: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
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See a mix of our most veteran improv players along with some up-and-comers. This is our night to experiment with new shows, so you might see something you've never seen ever before.

Game Night

July 25, 2014 (Every Friday)

The first hour is filled with our best improv teams, followed by our signature show 'Interrogated' where you confess and we make fun of, and we end with an improv competition.

Zip Line, Just Minutes From Omaha!

September 14, 2014 (Every Sunday, Saturday)
  • Location: Mt.Crescent Ski Area
  • Address: 17026 Snow Hill Lane, Honey Creek, IA 51542
  • Times: Saturday 11 AM- 5 PM & Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM
  • Admission: $25/person for 1 zip ride OR $40/person for 3 zip rides
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Zipline Iowa is now OPEN! We have the longest zipline in Iowa & Nebraska and one of the Longest in the Entire USA. Experience an intense 1600ft long high flying zipline ride from 300ft in the air!

Caribbean Waves Up North

September 19, 2014 to January 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 4701 South 25 Street, Omaha, NE 68107
  • Venue: El Museo Latino
  • Times: Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Tues & Thurs 1:00 - 5:00 PM; Sat 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Admission: General $5; Seniors & K-12 $3.40; College Students $4; Members - Free
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Collective members address the universality of the immigrant experience; its crises of identity and longing for home.

Cedric Hartman Selected Works

September 19, 2014 to January 03, 2015 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Address: 1111 Jones Street, Omaha, NE 68102
  • Venue: Kaneko
  • Times: Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Sat 1:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
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Cedric Hartman is known for making work in the architectural realm – and an ever-evolving array of furniture, lighting and hardware. This is the first public exhibition of his work.

Olson Kundig: Anthology

September 19, 2014 to January 03, 2015 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Address: 1111 Jones Street, Omaha, NE 68102
  • Venue: Kaneko
  • Times: Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Sat 1:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
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This exhibition showcases the firm’s creative process and the artistic, historic and cultural influences and design explorations that have shaped Olson Kundig Architects's practice.

Orpheum Theater District Walking Food Tour

September 19, 2014 (Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Explore an area that's experiencing a culinary renaissance. Enjoy stories of an area once home to some of early Omaha's shadowy vices. Our guides will entertain with history as you sample Omaha's newe...

A Bite of Omaha Food Tour by bus

September 20, 2014 (Every Thursday, Saturday)

Let us whisk you away on a 2.5-3 hour culinary adventure around Omaha! You will taste a variety of foods at Omaha's tastiest locally-owned establishments. Our guides will happily share stories and his...

Omaha's Classic Steakhouse Tour by bus

September 25, 2014 (Every Thursday)

Come find out why Omaha is known for its beef! We will take you to to our longest running steakhouses where you will get to try different cuts of beef along with some tasty sides. Our guides will ente...

Identity: An Exhibition of You

October 11, 2014 to January 11, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
  • Venue: Durham Museum
  • Times: Tues 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, 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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What makes you…YOU? Find out what makes you tick in Identity: An Exhibition of You, the highly entertaining exhibit on display this fall from Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute!

Orly Genger

October 11, 2014 to January 11, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Orly Genger’s (b. 1979) installations draw inspiration from across the history of art, from early twentieth-century masterpieces of Modern painting, to large-scale Land Art works, to the pared-d...

Slice of Omaha Pizza Tour by bus

October 16, 2014 (Every Thursday, Saturday)

This one is all about the pie. Come try Omaha's best pizza joints and decide for yourself which pizza pie reigns supreme (or pepperoni, or sausage)! As we work our way around the city, our guides will...

Once Upon a Farm Exhibit

October 17, 2014 to April 12, 2015
  • Location: Omaha Children's Museum
  • Address: 500 S 20th St, Omaha, NE 68102
  • Venue: Omaha Children's Museum
  • Times: Tuesday - Friday 10 AM - 4PM, Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Sunday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $2 + regular admission/Free for members
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Explore the world of agriculture and learn where your food comes from with the help of interactive exhibit components like a center pivot & planting station, dairy cows, pedal track maze, and more...

Christmas Stamps

November 01, 2014 to December 31, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 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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View Christmas-themed stamps and covers from around the world on display at the Leon Myers Stamp Center, located in the Boys Town Visitors Center.

BAM! It's a Picture Book: The Art Behind Graphic Novels

November 08, 2014 to March 29, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Popular among young readers, graphic novels are known for their comic format. They are generally described as “sequential art." This exhibition features the work of Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Ma...

29th Annual Gingerbread Festival

November 21, 2014 to January 04, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Gingerbread houses fill the Mormon Trail Center. View over 100 gingerbread and candy displays along with beautifully decorated trees, and enjoy scavenger hunts for children and Christmas movies.

A Christmas Carol

November 21, 2014 to December 23, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Experience Omaha’s favorite holiday tradition as Ebenezer Scrooge takes us on a life-changing journey filled with beautiful costumes, exquisite music, perfectly crafted sets and special effects ...

Midtown Crossing Holiday Lights Spectacular

November 22, 2014 to January 01, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Turner Park
  • Address: 31st-33rd and Farnam-Dodge Sts, Omaha, NE 68131
  • Venue: Midtown Crossing
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 7:20 PM
  • Admission: Free
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The Holiday Lights Spectacular promises an enthusiastic, choreographed blend of light and seasonal music projected onto the Turner Park side of Midtown Crossing’s condominium buildings. 

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