Author: Erin O'Brien

Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau
Social Media Manager

10 Things to Do in April in Omaha

Friday, March 24, 2023 11:00 AM by Erin O'Brien

Feed your enthusiasm for spring in Omaha, which has blooming flowers, delicious food and can’t-miss events to jumpstart the new season. Read on for ten things visitors will love to do in April in Omaha.

1. Watch Horses Perform on the Big Stage

The International Horse Jumping Competition

The world’s top Dressage, Jumping and Vaulting athletes will land in Omaha for the FEI World Cup™ Finals, back here for a second time in 2023. The world-class competition is an annual indoor championship that attracts fans and Olympic-level competitors from all over the U.S. and across the globe; in

10 Things to Do in March in Omaha

Friday, March 10, 2023 3:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

It’s springtime, and Omaha’s got plenty to keep you busy during spring break. From food-centric fun with Reuben sandwiches and champagne on tap to signature Omaha events and experiences, read on for ten unique things visitors will love to do in March.

1. Catch a Flick at Omaha Film Festival

Omaha Film Festival by Daniel Dunlap

The perfect excuse to binge on buttery movie popcorn is Omaha Film Festival. Each year’s lineup includes an impressive slate of films ranging from shorts to features, with panel discussions, parties and script readings in between.

2. Celebrate a Homegrown

The Reuben sandwich is arguably Omaha’s most prized culinary contribution. It’s worthy of its own national day (March 14), but we dedicate the entire month to it in Omaha. Here’s a refresher on our standout sandwich’s origin story: During a late-night poker game at the Blackstone Hotel, a local grocer was asked to “ante up” and create a new dish. The ingredients he had on hand resulted in an American menu staple: two pieces of grilled marble rye bread stuffed with slow-cooked corned beef topped with sauerkraut, bubbly Swiss cheese, and creamy

St. Patrick's Day in Omaha

Thursday, February 23, 2023 2:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

Oh Danny Boy (and Danielle Girl), Omaha is calling! Paint the town green in Omaha this St. Patrick’s Day with family fun, holiday treats, lucky runs, and all the beer you can drink.

St. Patrick’s Day in Omaha offers fun for all ages and interests. Omaha’s downtown streets ring every year with the clear peal of bagpipes during the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Vibrant marching bands and Irish dancers clack along the Old Market’s cobblestones. Children and their families dance curbside before heading for a bite at one of Omaha’s fine Irish

10 Things to Do in February in Omaha

Thursday, February 2, 2023 10:00 AM by Erin O'Brien

It’s the month of love, and we’re going all-out on meaningful ways to enjoy the month. Whether it’s a romantic getaway for two or a fun family weekend away, read on for ten things visitors will love to do in February.

1. Indulge in Fanciful Chocolate

Cordial Cherry

Sink your teeth into hand-crafted chocolate almost too pretty to eat at whimsical chocolate shops. Chocolat Abeille creates hand-crafted confections, like custom chocolate shoes in their parlor; these confections are perfect for savoring, along with tea, in their whimsical outdoor garden. Head

10 Things to Do in January in Omaha

Friday, December 30, 2022 2:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

It’s wintertime in the Midwest, so this list is packed with ideas for indoor fun perfect for friends, couples and families. While we are all about bundling up and hitting the slopes, snowshoeing, and Bobbing, there’s something ultra-cozy about planning for more predictable indoor fun. From board games and movies to arcade games and theater, your next memorable indoor adventure awaits in Omaha. Read on for ten ways to enjoy visiting Omaha in the new year.

1. Make Edu-Play-tional Memories

Omaha Children's Museum - Gravitron

Award-winning Omaha Children’s Museum is a 60,000

10 Things to Do in December in Omaha

Thursday, December 8, 2022 12:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

Each month brings unique opportunities to make memories in Omaha. Of course, December is the month of holiday fun, and Omaha brings the merriment. If you’ve missed an event below, no worries; add it to your calendar for next year. Read on for ten ways to enjoy this month in Omaha.

1. Be Merry and Bright at Omaha’s Botanical Gardens

Lauritzen Gardens Poinsettia Show 2022

Thousands of poinsettias bursting with rich, vibrant color fill the floral display hall in a glowing tribute to the holidays during Lauritzen Gardens’ holiday poinsettia show. The show’s centerpiece is a magnificent

Holiday Light Displays in Omaha

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 11:00 AM by Erin O'Brien

Every evening this holiday season, lights glow throughout Omaha’s entertainment districts and neighborhoods. Here’s a round-up of the must-see displays perfect for festive strolls with friends and loved ones.

Gene Leahy Mall at The RiverFront (Holiday Lights Festival)
1001 Douglas St.
November 24, 2022 – January 2, 2023

A Thanksgiving lighting ceremony complete with a light show and free concert at the Holland Performing Arts Center kickstarts Omaha’s Holiday Lights Festival. In addition to a display of traditional white tree lights and

Holiday Traditions in Omaha

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 4:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

Add big sparkle to your season thanks to the dazzling array of fun happening throughout the city. From beloved traditions to festive events, Omaha makes it easy to infuse this time of year with joy and memories thanks to a handful of mainstay celebrations that families and more look forward to year after year. Get these on your calendar, then sprinkle in a selection of other festive events happening throughout Omaha for the ultimate holiday experience.

Christmas at Union Station
The Durham Museum

It’s the most wonderful time

10 Things to Do in November in Omaha

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 2:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

Each month brings fresh opportunities for fun in Omaha. November’s a great time to enjoy autumnal delights, from festivals and sweet eats to uniquely-Omaha experiences. Read on for ten ways to enjoy this month in Omaha.

1. Get Spooked at a Haunted Museum

Museum of Shadows

Halloween season may be over, but it’s spooky time all year at Museum of Shadows. One of the world’s most haunted museums is housed in a historic building in downtown Omaha, and it’s home to the world’s largest collection of verified haunted artifacts (3,000!). Take a tour of the museum, go on

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