From Polish and Czech festivals packed with live polka music, dancing and dumplings to vibrant Mexican celebrations featuring mariachis, folk dancing and authentic food, South Omaha's rich ethnic heritage comes to life and fills the streets and neighborhoods of this colorful area.
South Omaha's Cinco de Mayo Festival is a spectacular event on Historic South 24th Street, bursting with live entertainment, authentic food and colorful dancers. Thanksgiving begins a month long celebration with the South Omaha Holiday Lights Festival. Twinkling lights line the historic streets, and live musical performances capture the magic of the season.
Sokol Community Center - 20th and U Streets
An indoor festival celebrating Czech and Slovak cultures and traditions. The one-day festival is filled with live music, traditional dress, vendors selling beautiful glass and jewelry, and plenty of Czech and Bohemian food. Find more information at www.omahaczechclub.com.
Historic South 24th Street
A vibrant fiesta that includes live entertainment, traditional dancers, live music, authentic food, rides and a special area just for kids. The highlight is the Cinco De Mayor parade filled with colorful dancers, floats, marching bands and culture. Find more information at www.cincodemayoomaha.com.
Horsemen's Park - 6303 Q Street
Acclaimed as one of the finest simulcast facilities in the country, each year Horseman's Park celebrates with 3-days of live racing and plenty of live entertainment. Find more information at www.horsemenspark.com.
18th and Vinton Streets
This new urban street festival focuses on artistry of all kinds. Watch urban artists create right before your eyes, the festival also includes live music, break dance performances and art exhibitions. Find more information at www.facebook.com/VintonFestival.
40th and J Streets
Held on the third Sunday of August, the festival is billed as the largest church festival in the city. Enjoy live Polish music and traditional dancers, homemade Polish food, games, rides and more.
Plaza de la Raza - 24th St and N
A 2-day celebration of Mexican Independence that includes a Charro show, Mariachi and salsa dancing contests, food vendors, a beer garden, live music and much more.
Various locations throughout South Omaha
As part of a larger city-wide celebration, the streets of historic South Omaha twinkle with thousands of holiday lights. Live music performances take place throughout the season at the Plaza del la Raza.