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Spring In Omaha: Fun Things To Do In March, April and May (2024)

Spring in Omaha a wonderful time to visit or explore your own backyard. Crowds are few at major city attractions like the zoo, for one thing. And another? It’s not hot and humid yet. Read on for ideas for fun things to do in Omaha in the spring, particularly in the colder months of March, April and early May.

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Girl hunting for Easter eggs

What’s the weather like in Omaha in the spring?

March will typically have a random “warm” day, but most of the time, spring is still just a hint. Highs are around 50 degrees on average and lows are around upper-20s. St. Patrick’s Day is notoriously a cold time.

A path cut through a hill in early spring at Hitchcock Nature Center
Early spring at Hitchcock Nature Center

Early spring rolling into April can be fairly unpredictable with the forecast, with highs in the low to mid-60s and lows of mid-40s. There’s always a chance for flurries, but it’s more likely to be rainy in April. With the rain, though, comes hints of green and a few budding flowers. Midwesterners are hearty folk, so some people will already be busting out shorts and flip flops.

May is prime spring weather with highs of mid-70s (and sometimes 80s) and lows in the 60s. Pools will open on Memorial Day Weekend, with or without the weather transitioning to summer temps just yet.

Top Omaha events in Spring

If you’re a planner, you and I can be friends. I love having a list of things to come. So, here are the events in Omaha I think you’ll like:

Omaha has an active and passionate Irish-American community and so the week around St. Patrick’s Day is a lot of fun. The city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is held downtown on the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day (so March 9 this year). It’s a family-friendly event, and typically kids can collect a lot of candy during the parade. A week earlier, the family-friendly Hooley celebration is held with live music and dinner.

A green and orange horse in the  St. Patrick's Day Parade in Omaha
Omaha St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Lenten season typically lasts through March, and in Omaha, fish fries are a very big deal. There are more than 30 planned around the Omaha metro area, and they’re held on Friday evenings. It’s a huge social occasion and well worth attending one to experience it!

At the end of March, businesses and organizations start planning Omaha area Easter egg hunts and Easter-themed parties. I have an entire list of Easter events that covers them all. One of the biggest celebrations is Lauritzen Gardens’ Easter Extravaganza held over several days in March.

Once April arrives, it’s time for the NE SciFest, which celebrates all-things-science around the state. In Omaha, some of the more popular NE SciFest activities are the free activities on the RiverFront on Sundays, The Science of Ice Cream and Dry Ice at eCreamery (this always sells out!), and the NE SciFest Public Expo at The Durham Museum.

Trick roper at the Cinco de Mayo parade in Omaha
Cinco de Mayo Parade in South Omaha

Things start to warm up in May and more outdoor activities are held. The first weekend in May is typically the Cinco de Mayo celebration in South Omaha. In addition to a large parade, there are concerts and a street carnival. Another early May annual celebration is the The Renaissance Festival of Nebraska at Bellevue Berry & Pumpkin Ranch.

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