Labor Day Weekend Activities and Events in Omaha 2012!


**Find the 2015 Labor Day Weekend Events here.

Labor Day Weekend is almost here, and although it marks the unofficial end to summer, there are still many activities and events to enjoy!  I have always said it is God’s gift to teachers – a gentle day off after a sometimes crazy beginning of the school year.

Also, be sure to enjoy $1 small fruit smoothies at Burger King and Buy One, Get One Free at Macaroni Grill this weekend, too!

Check out these fun activities and events happening in and around Omaha this Labor Day weekend:

  • Nebraska’s Great Park Pursuit – A FREE outdoor adventure throughout Nebraska from 5/1-9/17, where participants can visit up to 20 local, state or federal parks.  At each park, visitors follow clues to find the post and make a nature impression.  Impressions are mailed in, reflecting the total number of parks visited. Entry into prize drawings are based on the number of impressions collected.  There are a few near Omaha and Lincoln!
  • La Festa Italiana – August 31st – September 2nd at National Guard Readiness Center – 3 minutes west of I-680, Irvington Exit.  Tickets $5.00/advance, $6.50 at the door.  Children under 12 free with paid adult.  Food, entertainment, and children’s activities.
  • SeptemberFest – August 31st – September 3rd at CenturyLink.  Admission $4.00, Children under 5 admitted free.  Enjoy Midway, BBQ and Rib Eye Steak Cookoff Challenge, Kiddie Kingdom, Car Show, and Parade Monday at 10am.  Military Appreciation Days are Friday (Aug. 31) 6PM – 10 PM & Sat (Sept 1) 12PM – 4 PM.  Show your military ID at the front gate and the whole family gets in free!
  • Callaway Kite Flight – September 1-2.  Watch as hundreds of colorful kites fill the skies over Callaway, Nebraska.  Only $2 per person per day. Free parking.
  • Taste of the Y– Saturday, September 1st at Westroads Mall on the Upper Level near the Children’s Play Area.  At Taste of the Y, you can try a demo of a yoga or Zumba class, and children’s activities, sponsored by the Greater Omaha YMCA.
  • Labor Day Weekend at the Omaha Zoo – 9/1-9/3.  Gather your family and friends for one last hurrah Saturday, September 1 to Monday, September 3, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Labor Day Weekend at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo! There will be wild entertainment and special animal presentations for all ages.  Event activities are free to Omaha’s Zoo members or with regular paid Zoo admission.  See helpful tips for visiting the Omaha zoo here!
  • Home Depot Free Kids Workshop – Goal Post Football Game – 9/1, 9am-12pm.  Home Depot offers FREE kid’s workshops on the first Saturday of each month, from 9am-12pm. They are designed for children ages 5-12. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety.  All participants will receive a Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

See also Free Family Events 8/30-9/9 and Free Family Activities in Omaha!

What fun plans do you have for Labor Day Weekend?  

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      Sorry about the confusion. These are the events for Labor Day 2012. You can find the Labor Day Events for 2013 here. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!