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25+ Fun Things To Do In Omaha This September

25+ Fun Things To Do In Omaha This September

Apple-centric festivals, art fairs and the start of theater season, these are the things September is made for. Let’s not forget that some of the best outdoor events go on this month. Check out all the fun things to do in Omaha this month:

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The ’90s Can Eat My Shorts

When: Aug. 21 through Sept. 5, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Apollon, 1801 Vinton St.

Cost: $35. adults, $20, students* (includes dinner) *venue says this is PG-13

 

Septemberfest Omaha

When: Sept. 4-7; gates open Friday, 5 p.m. to midnight; and Saturday through Monday, noon to midnight

Where: CenturyLink Center, lot D, 455 N. 10th St.

Cost: $4, children under 5 admitted FREE

 

La Festa Italiana

When: Sept. 4-6

Where: Il Palazzo, 132nd and Fort streets

Cost: $5.50 in advance, $7 at door; kids 12 and under admitted FREE. Advance tickets at Kohl’s Pharmacies and Rockbrook Camera

 

Living History Weekend

When: Sept. 5 and 6, 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.

 

Sixth Annual AppleGrass Festival

When: Sept. 5 and 6, music starts at 6 p.m.

Where: Ditmar’s Orchard,19475 225th St., Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: $10 for a ONE day pass or $15 for TWO day pass; kids 12 & under FREE

 

“Pete The Cat: The Musical”

When: Sept. 11-27; Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 5 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m.

Where: The Rose, 2001 Farnam St.

Cost: $18, or free for members; discount ticket vouchers are available at all area Hy-Vee stores for $14 each. Reservations are required.

 

The Rose’s Teens ‘N’ Theater’s “Zink: Zink: The Myth, The Legend, The Zebra”

When: Sept. 10-13; Sept. 10 and 12 at 7 p.m., Sept. 13 at 4:30 p.m.

Where: The Rose, 2001 Farnam St., Hitchcock Stage

 

Cost:$6; teens may attend FREE on Sept. 10.

 

Fields of Flight

When: Sept. 11-13, balloons launch at 6 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and 7 a.m. on Sunday. Balloon glows are at dusk.

Where: Ditmar’s Orchard,19475 225th St., Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: $5 per car, plus $3 admission

 

Omaha Restaurant Week

When: September 11-20

Where: Multiple Locations

Cost: $20, $30 or $40/Person depending on participating restaurant’s menu

 

World ‘O Water Day

When: Sept. 12, noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Wehrspann Lake, 8901 S. 154th St.

Cost: FREE

 

Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow

When: Sept. 12, 1 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Metropolitan Community College Fort Omaha Campus, 30th and Fort streets

Cost: FREE

 

Sounds of Fall

When: Sept. 12, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Wildlife Safari Park, 16406 292nd St., Ashland, Neb.

Cost: FREE with paid Wildlife Safari Park admission: $7, adults (12 and over), $5 children (3-11), $6 seniors (65 and over) and military, FREE Children 2 and under.

 

Third Annual Apple Fest

When: Sept. 12, 1 to 4 p.m.

Where: Super Bee Orchard, 4571 HWY 75, Fort Calhoun, Neb.

Cost: FREE

 

Monarch Tagging

When: Sept. 12, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (three different sessions, 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30)

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

Cost: $6 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-18, FREE for kids 5 and younger, if pre-registered by Sept. 9; day of the event, cost is $8 per person if space is available. Call 712-328-5834 to register. Refreshments included.

 

Rockbrook Village 43rd Annual Art Fair

When: Sept. 12 and 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Rockbrook Village Shopping Center, 108th and West Center Road

Cost: FREE

 

Opera Outdoors

When: Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Turner Park at Midtown Crossing, 31st to 33rd streets & Farnam to Dodge streets

Cost: Free

 

Midtown Car Show

When: Sunday, Sept. 13

Where: Turner Park at Midtown Crossing

Cost: FREE

 

KinderNature: Monachs and Milkweed

When: Sept. 13, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

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

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

 

Hitch Hike

When: Sept. 15, 7 to 8 p.m.

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

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

 

German Day/Oktoberfest

When: Sept. 18 and 19; Friday, 5 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, noon to midnight

Where: German-American Society, 2717 S. 120th St.

Cost: $5, adults; FREE for kids 12 and under and active military personnel

 

“Back to the Future”

When: Sept. 18, 7 p.m.

Where: Werner Park, 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion, Neb.

Cost: FREE (bring blankets or chairs)

 

 

Omaha Mini Maker Faire

When: Sept. 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St.

Cost: FREE with museum admission, which is $9, ages 2-59; $8, 60+; FREE for children under 2 and members

 

 

Living Loess Tour

When: Sept. 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Various locations within 20 miles of each other in Pottawattamie and Harrison counties, Iowa. Get details here www.livingloess.com

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

 

Touch-A-Truck

When: Sept. 19, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: First Data/UNO parking lots, just south of 69th and Pacific streets

Cost: FREE

 

Ditmars Orchard Kite Festival 

When: Sept. 19 and 20, noon to 4 p.m.

Where:Ditmar’s Orchard,19475 225th St., Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: TBD

 

Family Fiesta at the Zoo!

When: Sept. 20, noon to 5 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE with paid zoo admission (Adults 12+, $16.95; seniors 65+, 15.95; kids ages 3-11, $11.95; FREE kids 2 and younger. Military discounts available)

 

Walk for Wishes, presented by Blue Bunny Ice Cream

When: Sept. 20; 1K Kids’ Fun Run at 9:30 a.m., 5K run and 1- and 3-mile walk at 10 a.m. (registration starts at 8:30)

Where: Iowa Western Community College Outdoor Sports Complex, 2700 College Road, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: $25 for 5K, and FREE for walk registration and 1K Kids’ run (donate $25 to receive a T-shirt). Event info here. Proceeds benefit Make-a-Wish

 

 

“Design In Motion”

When: Sept. 22 through Jan. 2, 2016; hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: KANEKO, 1111 Jones St.

Cost: FREE

 

Ak-Sar-Ben’s River City Rodeo and Stock Show

When: Sept. 24-27; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: CenturyLink Center, 455 N. 10th St.

Cost: FREE, except rodeo admission

 

National Alpaca Farm Day Open House

When: September 26 and 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: 7016 County Road 39, Fort Calhoun, Neb.

Cost: FREE, includes carrots to feed the alpacas

 

Fall Fly at Lawrence Youngman Lake

When: Sept. 26, noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Lawrence Youngman Park, 192nd and Dodge streets

Cost: FREE

 

Artsarben

When: Sept. 26 and 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Aksarben Village, 67th and Center streets

Cost: FREE

 

Did I miss anything? Want to add your event? Drop me a line at ohmyomaha (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks!

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Alissa Apel

Thursday 10th of September 2015

We went to La Festa Italiana. It was pretty fun! I met a friend there that I haven't seen in awhile. It was just hard talking over the music. The music was good though. The food was good. We liked the firework display at the end.

Kim

Friday 11th of September 2015

Thanks for sharing! What did you think of the new digs? I heard it's at a new location now.

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