May 26, 2015

30+ Fun Things To Do In Omaha In June

Summer around these parts means parades, FREE festivals and carnivals, and lots of live music. Check out some of the kid-friendly and fun things to do in Omaha – and nearby cities – this month:

Fun Things June


Santa Lucia Italian Festival

When: June 4-7 (Thursday and Friday, 5 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, noon to midnight; Sunday, noon to 11 p.m.)

Where: Lewis & Clark Landing, 515 N. Riverfront Drive

Cost: FREE


Elkhorn Days

When: June 5-7

Where: Ta-Ha-Zouka Park and around Elkhorn

Cost: FREE


“Rivers, Roads, Remains” Exhibit

When: June, opening reception is June 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.; art talk and demo is June 14, 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: Artists’ Cooperative Fine Art Gallery, 405 S. 11th St.

Cost: FREE


“Mary Poppins”

When: June 5-28, various times

Where: The Rose, 2001 Farnam St.

Cost: $20-$25


Sand in the City

When: June 5-7, Family Fun Days are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: CenturyLink Center Omaha parking lot B, 455 N. 10th St.

Cost: FREE


41st Annual Omaha Summer Arts Festival

When: June 5-7; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Farnam Street 10th to 15th streets

Cost: Free


Carter Lake Community Parade And Festival

When: June 6

Where: Mabrey Park, 17th and Willow Drive, Carter Lake, Iowa (parade is around town)

Cost: FREE


Wildlife Encounters

When: June 6, 1 to 2 p.m.

Where: Millard branch of Omaha Public Library, 13214 Westwood Lane

Cost: FREE


Living History Weekend

When: June 6 and 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Fort Atkinson State Historical Park, 201 S. Seventh St., Ft. Calhoun, Neb.

Cost: Park vehicle permit required; $2 per adult & $1 for children is required for the Visitor Center.


Countryside Village Art Fair

When: June 7

Where: Countryside Village, 87th and Pacific streets

Cost: FREE


Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

When: June 7, 1 to 6 p.m.

Where: Elmwood Park, 802 S. 60th St.

Cost: FREE


Kids at the Kastle: Kickoff To Summer

When: June 7, noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Joslyn Castle, 3902 Davenport St.

Cost: $5, includes tour of castle (tours are at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.), face painting, games and princess story time


Dog Day Afternoon

When: June 7, 1 to 4 p.m.

Where: Lake Cunningham, located along 96th Street with entrances at State Highway 36, State Street, 96th Street and Rainwood Road

Cost: $7 per family in advance, $10 per family at the door; benefits the Nebraska Humane Society.

Tip: Dogs are welcome!


Gala of the Royal Horses

When: June 7, 4 p.m.

Where: Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way

Cost: $25


Colorful Magic Show

When: June 8, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Where: Abrahams Branch Omaha Public Library, 5111 N. 90th St.

Cost: FREE


Spielbound Board Game Nights at KANEKO

When: June 9, 7 to 9 p.m. (Family Board Game Night)

Where: KANEKO, 1111 Jones St.

Cost: FREE


Gateway to the West Days

When: June 11-14

Where: Blair, Neb.

Cost: FREE


“DC vs Marvel”

When: June 12, 5 to 9 p.m. (free opening reception); June 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27, 7:30 p.m. (performances, doors open at 7)

Where: The Apollon, 1801 Vinton St.

Cost: $35, includes dinner (student/artist/TAG tickets on select nights are $15)


“Coherence” Laser Show

When: June 12 through Aug. 22, gallery hours are Wednesdays, noon to 4 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, 4 to 8 p.m.; Saturdays, noon to 8 p.m. (laser show runs in 30-minute loops)

Where: Harvester Artspace Lofts, 1000 S. Main St., Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: FREE


Springfield Days

When: June 12 and 13

Where: Springfield, Neb.

Cost: FREE


Junkstock Omaha

When: June 12-14 (Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Where: 315 S. 192nd St.

Cost: $6/day; $15 for all three days


2015 CWS Opening Celebration Day and Opening Ceremony

When: June 12

Where: TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, 1200 Mike Fahey St.

Cost: FREE


Heartland Pride

When: June 12-20

Where: Omaha locations

Cost: Varies


Small Guy Promotions Presents: Feel Good Music

When: June 13, 7 p.m.

Where: Arts Collective, 6051 Maple St.

Cost: $7 at the door; kids 7 and younger admitted FREE


2015 NCAA Men’s College World Series

When: June 13-24, game times vary

Where: TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, 1200 Mike Fahey St.

Cost: Prices are TBD and vary by game


Hitch Hike

When: June 16, 7 to 8 p.m.

Where: Hitchcock Nature Center, 27792 Ski Hill Loop Honey Creek

Cost: $2 per person (plus $2 park entrance fee per vehicle)


Papillion Days

When: June 17-21

Where: City Park, Papillion, Neb.

Cost: FREE


Shakespeare on the Green

When: June 18 through July 5, performances start at 8 p.m., pre-show entertainment begins at 6 (“As You Like It,” June 18-21 and July 1, 2, 5; “Othello,” June 25-28 and 30, and July 3)

Where: Elmwood Park, 802 S. 60th St.

Cost: FREE


“Flanagan’s Boys: The Life & Times of Father Edward Joseph Flanagan”

When: June 19-28; Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m., Sundays, 2 p.m.

Where: Boys Town Music Hall , Boys Town, Neb.

Cost: $12 Adults/$6 Students


Bennington Daze

When: June 19-21

Where: Centennial Park, Bennington, Neb.

Cost: FREE


Fried Food Festival

When: June 20, 1 to 6 p.m.

Where: Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park, Council Bluffs

Cost: FREE


Living Loess Tour

When: June 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Various locations within 20 miles of each other in Pottawattamie and Harrison counties, Iowa.

Cost: Some locations may have admission fees; Hitchcock Nature Center has a $2 park entrance fee.


KinderNature: Birds of a Feather

When: June 20, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Hitchcock Nature Center, 27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek

Cost: $5 per child ages 3-5 (plus $2 park entrance fee per vehicle)


Bank of the West concert – featuring Joan Jett

When: June 26, 6 to 10 p.m.

Where: Memorial Park, 60th and Dodge streets

Cost: FREE


“The Princess Bride” and “Grey Gardens” Costume Contest

When: June 26, 7 and 9:30 p.m. (“Grey Gardens” at 7, “The Princess Bride” at 9:30)

Where: Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater, 1340 Mike Fahey St.

Cost: $9, adults; $7 seniors, students, teachers & military; $4.50, members’; $2.50 kids 12 & under


Family Skate Night

When: June 26, 6 to 10 p.m.

Where: Hope Skate, 2200 N. 20th St.

Cost: $6, skate rental is $2; funds raised benefits The Chrysalides Project


Moo at the Zoo

When: June 27 and 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, 3701 S. 10th St.

Cost: $16.95, adults (ages 12 and over); $15.95, seniors and military; $11.95, children (ages 3-11); $10.95, military child (3-11); FREE, children (2 and under)


Juneteenth Parade

When: June 27, 11 a.m.

Where: Begins at 30th and Lake streets, ends at 30th and Sprague streets

Cost: FREE


Omaha Community Playhouse’s 90th Birthday Party

When: June 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Omaha Community Playhouse

Cost: FREE


Zydeco Festival

When: Saturday, June 27, starts at noon and ends with fireworks

Where: Turner Park at Midtown Crossing

Cost: FREE


Of course, there are a couple of exhibits that opened last month that are still going on, so if you forgot what those were (Hint: LEGOS. Another hint: EGYPT), hop over here and review.


Have an event to add to this month or want to give me a heads up to something coming up later? Shoot me an email at ohmyomaha (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks!


  1. Thanks for all the great ideas!


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