Author: Erin O'Brien

Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Omaha’s beloved fine arts celebration returns for its 48th year in 2022, this time in a new location.

Artists will line the streets of lively Aksarben Village with one-of-a-kind art pieces during Omaha Summer Arts Festival June 10-12, 2022. Seen by many as the unofficial kickoff to summer, the outdoor festival features an artists’ market, music, food, youth arts, and more.

Omaha Summer Arts Festival

Omaha Summer Arts Festival

A popular complement to the event also returns this year. Ten 8’ x 8’ mural cubes created by 31 local artists will be peppered throughout the city beginning mid-May through

It’s widely known that billionaire investor Warren Buffett, one of the world’s five richest people, proudly hails from Omaha. His holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, is headquartered here too. While Buffett could live anywhere in the world, lucky for us Buffett chooses to keep his roots firmly planted in the Midwest–which means he has acquired some favorite Omaha spots over the years.

Whether you find yourself here for the popular Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting on April 30, 2022, or just in the city for a weekend getaway, we

Omaha’s Special Place in Golf History

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 10:00 AM by Erin O'Brien

Omaha has a special place in golf history.

Ahead of the 2022 Masters golf tournament, the Golf Channel was in Omaha shooting a special segment about Omahan Johnny Goodman. Goodman was the last amateur to win the U.S. Open, back in 1933 at the age of twenty-three.

In the special, Goodman is credited with having helped build Augusta National Golf Club, the world-renowned home of the Masters. While the story is centered around one of the infinite “what ifs,” the special highlights the unlikely success of an orphaned kid from South Omaha. The

Citywide Sensory-Friendly Festival in Omaha

Thursday, March 24, 2022 2:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

A first-of-its kind festival is underway in Omaha.

The inaugural Common Senses Festival, a month-long multifaceted, sensory-friendly event, explores the human senses through interactive installations, live performances, and more. Participating attractions and organizations include KANEKO, The Rose Theater, Millwork Commons, Omaha Symphony, and Omaha Community Playhouse. The festival is presented by local non-profit Autism Action Partnership, which serves the Nebraska autism community through targeted programs that promote support, inclusion,

48 Hours in Omaha: With the Omaha Dining Pass

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 3:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

Terrific food, great ambiance, a new experience… dining out is some of the spice of life. And what can make your dining experience even better? Saving some money in the process.

The brand new Omaha Dining Pass offers exclusive savings to enjoy during your next meal or snack out in Omaha. With nothing to download, the Dining Pass is instantly delivered via text and email and allows for easy mobile redemption. Plus, redeem offers at five participating locations and be entered to win an Omaha prize–it’s a win-win.

Now it’s time to begin your

St. Patrick's Day in Omaha

Friday, March 4, 2022 12:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

In Omaha, we don’t need a reason to have fun. But St. Patrick’s Day offers a good excuse for revelry, and we’re all about festive experiences, tasty food, and getting a taste of the luck of the Irish.

First and Foremost: Food and Drink.

Come hungry at a slew of local restaurants serving up Irish classics like bangers and mash, and corned beef and cabbage any time of year. Try a boxty at Brazen Head Pub, where the traditional Irish potato pancake is served in six variations. Each is filled like an omelet with a variety of ingredients. Try the

This Black History Month and always, we celebrate Black contributions to Omaha’s culinary, entertainment, shopping, and arts and culture landscape. Below is a sampling of Black-owned businesses and Black-established attractions making an impact in Omaha that are worthy of your bucket list.

Museums & Attractions

Several organizations strive to highlight Black contributions in Omaha and across the country. The Malcolm X Memorial Foundation honors Omaha native Malcolm X with a 17-acre developing memorial at the place of his birth. There you will

10 Romantic Omaha Experiences

Friday, January 28, 2022 12:00 PM by Erin O'Brien

From quick adventures to all-day experiences, cozy up with your favorite person (romantic or not) at one of these Omaha area spots. Choose to do just one thing or fill your itinerary with a mix for the ultimate love fest.

1. Walk through the Old Market Passageway

One of Omaha’s most picturesque spots is also one of its most charming. A stroll through the Old Market Passageway, a former alley now studded with shops and restaurants, may be a quick to-do but makes for a memorable experience.

Old Market Passageway

2. Visit one of the world’s best zoos

A zoo date may

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we invite you to spend time in a city that loves to celebrate the holidays. This season we’ll feature a handful of ways to enjoy this time of year, from touring a historic house filled to the brim with historic and global holiday décor to admiring poinsettias of all varieties, all aglow.

Today we’re visiting Omaha’s historic General Crook House Museum, an award-winning authentically restored home of General George Crook at Fort Omaha. The Italianate house built in 1879 is on the National Register of

In part one, we highlighted Omaha’s popular pumpkin patches and attractions. Now we’ve got even more fun ways to fill your trip itineraries with autumn joy this season. A slew of attractions celebrating the season, Halloween events, and tasty seasonal goodies will help you and your family find new fall traditions.

Fall Fun

As leaves begin to change colors in late September, Omaha quickly takes on a fall feel. Enjoy this change at a handful of outdoors-y attractions and events.

Immerse yourself in nature with a trip to Fontenelle Forest.

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