We love where we live and love our local events that happen in and around the Omaha Metro in the summertime. We put together a list of things to look forward to this summer! 

Local Farmers Market  

Explore the vibrant farmers’ market scene and indulge in fresh produce and goods from all over the city. Here are some market options: 

Aksarben Village Farmer’s Marke 
When: Every Sunday through October 15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Location: Aksarben Village 

Bellevue Farmers Market
When: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (June 3rd through September 16) 

Location: 2001 Franklin Street, Bellevue, NE

Council Bluffs Farmers Market 
When: Every Thursday, May through September, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
Location: 1st Avenue & Bayliss Park  

Friday Night Market at Midtown Crossing 
When: Last Friday of each month May-August 6 to 10 p.m. 
Location: Midtown Crossing 

Gifford Park Community Farmers Market 
When: Every Friday, June through September, 5 to 8 p.m. 
Location: 520 N. 33rd Street 

Gretna Farmers Market 
When: Every Saturday, June 3 through October 28, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Location: Along McKenna Avenue 

Old Market Farmers Market 
When: Every Saturday, May through mid-October, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Location: 11th and Jackson 

Village Pointe Farmers Market 
When: Every Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Location: 168th & Dodge, Omaha 

Live Music 

Savor the sounds of summer with free live music events. Grab a lawn chair, pack a picnic, and enjoy these concerts: 

Jazz on the Green 
When: Every Thursday, July 6 – August 10, preshow beginning at 6:30 p.m. 
Location: Turner Park, Midtown Crossing 
Cost: Free  

Live on the Lawn 
When: Fridays in July, 6 to 9 p.m. 
Location: Gene Leahy Mall 
Cost: Free 

Memorial Park Concert 
When: Friday, June 30, Starting at 6:30 
Location: Memorial Park 
Cost: Free 

Rockbrook Village Friday Night Concert Series 
When: Every Friday June – August, 6 to 8 p.m. 
Location: Rockbrook Village 
Cost: Free 

Saturdays at Stinson Concert Series 
When: Every Saturday through August, 7 to 10 p.m. 
Location: Stinson Park 
Cost: Free 

Tempo of Twilight Outdoor Series 
When: June 20, July 11, 18, and 25, August 1, 15, and 29,  6 to 8 p.m. 
Location: Lauritzen Gardens 
Cost: Admission fee 

Vibes Summer Concert Series 
When: Thursdays starting June 15 through August 3, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
Location: Village Pointe 
Cost: Free 

Festivals and Neighborhood Events 

We love a good excuse to celebrate something! From first Fridays celebrating neighborhoods to balloon festivals, there’s lots of fun to make your summer memorable.  

Benson First Friday 
When: Every first Friday, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. 
Location: Benson 
Cost: Free 

First Friday the Old Market 
When: Every first Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. 
Cost: Free 
Location: Omaha’s Old Market 

Maha Music Festival 
When: July 28-July 29 
Location: Stinson Park 
Cost: General Admission starts at $60 

Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival 
When: August 18-August 19 
Location: Ta Ha Zuka Park, Elkhorn 
Cost: Tickets start at $17 

Omaha’s Greek Festival 
When:  Friday, August 19, 5 to 10 p.m. 
Saturday, August 19, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.  
Sunday, August 20, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Location: On the corner of Park Avenue and St Mary’s 
Cost: Adults: $5, Kids 12 and under: Free 

Omaha Summer Arts Festival 
When: Friday, June 9: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
Saturday, June 10: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
Sunday, June 11: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Location: On the corner of Park Avenue and St. Mary’s

Ribstock BBQ Festival 
When: July 22, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. 
Location: The Granary, 7401 Main Street, Ralson 
Cost: $7 

Santa Lucia Italian Festival 
When: August 3-6 
Location: 10th and William, Little Italy Neighborhood  

Street Food Tour  
When: Saturday, June 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Location: Midtown Crossing 
Cost: Free 

Taste of Blackstone 
When: Saturday, July 8 
Location: Blackstone District 
Cost: Free 

Other Outdoor Fun 

There’s so much happening all summer long. From the College World Series to outdoor movies, there is always something fun to do.  

College World Series at Millwork Commons 
When: Friday, June 16 to Saturday, June 18, 12 to 11 p.m. 
Location: Kros Strain 
Cost: Free 

Bootcamp at the Gene Leahy Mall 
When: Weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 
Location: Gene Leahy Mall 
Cost: Free 

Doga at Omaha Dog Bar 
When: First Saturday of the Month through September, 9 to 10 a.m. 
Location: Omaha Dog Bar 
Cost: Humans $15, Dogs $5 

Falconwood Park Drive-In 
When: Starting in May 
Location: 905 Allied Rd, Bellevue, Nebraska 
Cost: Free 

Flix at the Chef 
When: Saturday, July 8, Saturday, August 12, and Saturday, September 9, Movies begin at dusk 
Location: Behind Dairy Chef in Elkhorn 
Cost: Free 

Late Nights at the Zoo 
When: Select Thursdays May through August, 7 to 10:30 p.m. 
Location: Henry Doorly Zoo 
Cost: Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Members: $15 online, $20 at the door 
Non-Members: $25 online, $30 at the door 

We hope you have an awesome summer! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with everything we’re doing this year!

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