Omaha is a vibrant, thriving city. This spirit is rarely more evident than it is in summer when thousands of people from across the country descend upon Omaha to explore the "Big O."
The city of Omaha is a center of creativity, business and philanthropy. This is where Fortune 500 companies, visionary nonprofits, award-winning arts and culture, and innovative start-ups flourish, and attract a range of world-class talent—from entrepreneurs to artists.
You can take in a concert at the CenturyLink Center or the world famous Holland Performing Arts Center, catch an art house film at the internationally recognized Film Streams, stroll the more than 100 acres at the Lauritzen Gardens, or shop and dine to your heart's content in the Old Market, Midtown Crossing or Aksarben Village. Take a walk from Nebraska to Iowa—and back again on the Bob Kerrey Bridge. This landmark offers a memorable view of Omaha's skyline and is a prominent feature of our newly reinvigorated waterfront.
In the "20-minute city," there's no need to travel an hour to enjoy the best a metropolitan city has to offer.
Read on below for events and activities exclusive to our hometown that you may enjoy this summer.
For a full listing of events, visit the Omaha Convention & Visitor's Bureau website
Featured Events and Opportunities
- Omaha Summer Arts Festival | June 7 - 9
- College World Series | June 15 - June 26
- Nebraska Shakespeare on the Green | June 20 - July 7
- Volunteer at the "CWS Road to Omaha Run" | June 23
- "Metro Credit Union Celebrates America" Concert & Fireworks | June 28
- Jazz on the Green | Every Thursday, July 11 - Aug. 15
- Maha Music Festival | Aug. 16 - 17
- Events in Aksarben Village | All Summer
The Omaha Summer Arts Festival celebrates its 45th year June 7 - 9, 2019. The Festival is Omaha’s premier destination for arts and entertainment featuring 135 of the nation’s finest visual artists, a stage of continuous musical performances and a hands-on Children’s Fair.
For a schedule and more information, please visit the Omaha Summer Arts Festival website.
Omaha has been home to the College World Series (CWS) NCAA Division I Men's Baseball Championship for more than 60 years. Join in the fun and celebrate one of Omaha's longest running traditions. Graphic courtesy the NCAA.
An Omaha tradition returns Thursday, June 20, as Shakespeare on the Green returns for its 33rd season with productions of "All's Well That Ends Well" and "Hamlet" on the UNO campus.
The College World Series Inc, NCAA, & the Omaha Parks Foundation are excited to announce the 9th Annual Road to Omaha® Run. The 5k run will be held the morning of Sunday, June 23. Every year, the run grows in size and scale. They are looking for enthusiastic volunteers for that weekend to help make the 2019 run another great success.
A favorite metro summer-time event will back again in 2019.
This year's Memorial Park Concert will feature Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul as the headliner. The concert will begin at 6 P.M., and as always, is free to attend.
Concert organizers announced a partnership with the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation to collect donations during the concert. All of the money that is raised during the show will be distributed to those impacted by the flood.
Omaha Performing Arts presents Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing, an Omaha summer staple.
The FREE outdoor concert series will occur each Thursday, from July 11 to August 15. Concerts will begin at 7:30 P.M. on the stage of The Pavilion at Turner Park.
Grab a seat on the lawn starting at at 5 P.M. each Thursday.
The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is proud to once again be a partner of the Maha Music Festival, a two-day long nonprofit music festival. The 11th annual event is set for Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17 at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village, just north of UNO's Baxter Arena.
From concerts and the Omaha Farmers Market to yoga and charity run/walks, there's something for everyone going on in Aksarben Village this summer.
Take a look at the events calendar to see what is taking place.
For more information on each event, please visit the Aksarben Village website.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.