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Summer Events Guide

 
Summer Events Guide


If you have an event in the state of Nebraska or western Iowa for the summer, fall, winter or spring guides, please send an email with all the details along with contact information to Gina Melton, gina@thekat.com

There are events all around town this summer. Check out our calendar below, updated regularly with fun, new stuff happening in Summer 2014!


FAMILY TIME


Starlight Movies

  • WHERE:  Sumtur Amphitheater, 11691 S. 108th Street, Papillion, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  August 22
  • WHAT:  Free outdoor family movies
  • INFO:  sumtur.org

Family Fun Saturdays

  • WHERE:  Gifford Farm Education Center, 700 Camp Gifford Road, Bellevue, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  First Saturday of the month through October
  • WHAT:  Different themed event every weekend with storytelling, hay rack rides, exotic animals and more
  • INFO:  402-597-4920


FOR THE PEOPLE WHO LIKE SPORTS


  • No events at this time

 


DRINK, FESTIVALS, FIREWORKS & FAIRS

 
Millard Days

  • WHERE:  Andersen Park, 136th and Q Streets, Millard, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Tuesday, August 19 - Sunday, August 24
  • WHAT:  Carnival, children's activities, parade, beer garden, live music, auto show
  • INFO:  www.millarddays.com

Greek Festival

  • WHERE:  Canfield Plaza, 85th Street and West Center Road, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Friday, August 22 - Sunday, August 24
  • WHAT:  Greek food, children's activities, dancing, live music
  • INFO:  www.greekfestomaha.com or 402-345-7103

Nebraska State Fair

  • WHERE:  Fonner Park, 700 E. Fonner Park Road, Grand Island, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Friday, August 22 - Monday, September 1
  • WHAT:  LIve music featuring Styx and others, exhibits, livestock, displays, contests, parades 
  • INFO:  www.statefair.org

Midlands Pirate Festival

  • WHERE:  Bellevue Berry and Pumpkin Ranch, 11001 S. 48th Street, Papillion, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Saturday, August 23 - Sunday, August 24
  • WHAT:  characters, activities, live entertainment
  • INFO:  www.festint.com/piratefest

Septemberfest Omaha:  A Salute To Labor

  • WHERE:  CenturyLink Center, 455 N. 10th Street, Lot D, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Friday, August 29 - Monday, September 1
  • WHAT:  food, competitions, parade, live music, children's activities, car show
  • INFO:  septemberfrestomaha.com

La Fiesta Italiana

  • WHERE:  American Italian Heritage Society, the new Palazzo, 132nd and Fort Streets, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Friday, August 29 - Sunday, August 31
  • WHAT:  Food, fireworks, cooking demonstrations, kids activities, live music
  • INFO:  omahaitaly.com

Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow

  • WHERE:  Metropolitan Community College, Fort Omaha Campus, 30th and Fort Streets, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Saturday, September 13
  • WHAT:  Traditional outdoor powwow with Native American dancing, food and crafts
  • INFO:  mccneb.edu/intercultural

Lauritzen Antique and Garden Show

  • WHERE:  Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Friday, September 19 - Sunday, September 21
  • WHAT:  experts for gardening, antiques, featured celebrities including Mary McDonald, Countess of Carnavon and more
  • INFO:  www.lauritzengardens.org/Antique_Show

German Day/Oktoberfest

  • WHERE:  German-American Society, 3717 S. 120th Street, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20
  • WHAT:  Beer, food, live music, dance performances
  • INFO:  germanamericansociety.org

Apple Jack Festival

  • WHERE:  Various locations, Nebraska City, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Friday, September 19 - Sunday, September 21
  • WHAT:  Apple Harvest with tons of apple recipes, crafts fair, parades, street dances, carnival, live music
  • INFO:  gonebraskacity.com/festival/apple-jack-festival

Aksarben's River City Rodeo and Stock Show

  • WHERE:  CenturyLink Center, 455 N. 10th Street, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Monday, September 25 - Sunday, September 28
  • WHAT:  Rodeo, live music, parade, BBQ contest
  • INFO:  rivercityrodeo.com

Artsarben

  • WHERE:  Aksarben Village, 67th and Center Streets, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Saturday, September 27 - Sunday, September 28
  • WHAT:  Art Festival with an art marketplace, live music, street performances, food
  • INFO:  artsarben.com

 

FOR THE MUSIC LOVERS

Sunday Acoustic Music

  • WHERE:  Soaring Wings, 17111 S. 138th Street, Springfield, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Sundays (year round) from 2-5 p.m.
  • WHAT:  Free live acoustic music 
  • INFO:  www.soaringwingswine.com


Music In The Parks - Council Bluffs

  • WHERE:  Bayliss Park, Pearl Street and Willow Avenue, Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • WHEN:  Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., Now - Sept. 3
  • WHAT:  Free live music
  • INFO:  omahamusic.com

Tunes At The Tower 

  • WHERE:  First National Bank, 16th and Dodge Streets, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Every other Thursday at 11:30 a.m.; Now - Sept. 4
  • WHAT:  Free live music
  • INFO:  omahamusic.com


Friday Night Music Series

  • WHERE:  Rockbrook Village Entertainment Plaza, 108th Street and West Center Road, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Fridays at 7 p.m., Now - Aug. 29
  • WHAT:  Free live music
  • INFO:  www.rockbrookvillage.com

Friday Night Music Series

  • WHERE:  Soaring Wings Vineyard, 17111 S. 138th Street, Springfield, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Fridays at 7 p.m.  Now - Sept. 26
  • WHAT:  Live outdoor music
  • PRICE:  $5
  • INFO:  www.soaringwingswine.com


Saturdays at Stinson

  • WHERE:  Stinson Park, 67th and Center Streets, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Most Saturdays from 7 - 10 p.m., through Sept. 6
  • WHAT:  Live outdoor music
  • INFO:  aksarbenvillage.com


Courtyard Jazz

  • WHERE:  Pacific Hills Church, 90th and Pacific Streets, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Sunday at 7 p.m.,  Aug. 17
  • WHAT:  Free live music
  • INFO:  omahamusic.com


 End Of Summer Concert Series

  • WHERE:  Turner Park, Midtown Crossing, 31st Avenue and Dodge Street, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Thursdays at 7 p.m., Aug. 21 - Sept. 25
  • WHAT:  Free concerts
  • INFO:  midtowncrossing.com

 

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