By: Kelly Moore

Now, of course, my heart is in Des Moines, but that's no reason to avoid day-tripping. And here I hadn't a clue that Omaha had so many festivals. By my count, they are hosting 10 from May to September alone.

I discovered this little gem of a fact as I was leafing through my copy of the 2011 Omaha Visitor's Guide (we can't really afford a big vacay this summer, so we're thinking of doing mini ones within driving distance).