Festivals, sporting events, live music, art shows, stage productions and special exhibits, just pick a night of the week and something is happening in Omaha. If it is indoor venues or riverfront, open air you seek, there is something for you.
The spring, summer, and fall offer up great events at outdoor venues such as the College World Series, Jazz on the Green, Farmer’s Markets, Omaha Film Festival, Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting, Omaha Summer Arts Festival, Benson Summer Fest, Playing with Fire, Taste of Omaha, MAHA Festival, Fourth of July Memorial Park Concert, (Downtown) Omaha Lit Fest, River City Roundup, Omaha Fashion Week, and Omaha Zombie Walk.
Omaha is a city that invites you to explore its history, culture and adventure. Ride the Zip Line across the Monkey Island at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo – one of the top 10 zoos in the United States. Learn more about the history of rail travel at The Durham Museum – a beautifully preserved railroad station in the Art Deco tradition. Children can learn about whole new worlds at the Omaha Children's Museum or at the Rose Theater – a theater specifically for children. Experience the pioneer life at the Mormon Trail Center. Surround yourself with 100 acres of botanical beauty at the Lauritzen Gardens and find yourself mesmerized at exquisite works of art inside the Joslyn Art Museum, the KANEKO Gallery, and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Visit El Museo Latino – the first Latino art and history museum in the Midwest. Learn more about the heritage of jazz in an area where Duke Ellington, Count Basie and others once played by visiting Love's Jazz and Art Center. For the physically active individual, Omaha offers some of the most scenic bike trails in the country and beautiful historic neighborhoods to explore on your walks.