Free Family Events This Weekend 9/20-9/23


The weekend is almost here, and there are many free (or almost free) fun family activities both locally and nationally to enjoy!  Be sure to visit the Event Calendar (or the calendar list view on the right of this page) for more information on ALL of the free activities coming up!  It is always a good idea to verify with the business before visiting.

Don’t miss:

Highlights of Upcoming Omaha Events

Free Outdoor Activities at Gene Leahy Mall – Mondays – Thursdays until 9/27 
  • The Omaha Downtown Improvement District Association (DID) will offer FREE activities and mini events all summer at the Gene Leahy Mall! Activities will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Mondays-Thursdays during the months of May, June, August and September at 14th & Farnam Streets.
    • Mondays – Family Fun
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays – Boot Camp Exercise Classes
    • Wednesdays – Arts & Culture
  • Show your active military ID and each family member will receive a discounted admission price of $7.39 per person ($6.00 off the General Admission price).
  • Every Friday night in September, we’re showcasing some of the area’s most exciting musical talent.  Friday evenings in Turner Park, concerts start at 7pm.
    • 9/21 – Brass in Blue free concert, Family Fun and Fireworks.  Concertgoers (between 4ft. and 6ft. 4in.) will be able to ride the Museum’s Multi-Axis Trainer in Turner Park from 5 pm – 7pm.  Children will have the opportunity to make their own paper rockets and sit in a mini F-4 Phantom fighter for pictures.
  • Gates will open at 6:00pm with The Princess Bride starting at 7:00pm. Admission into the stadium and parking is FREE. Remember if you are already a Centris Member, admission to the Centris Family Fun Zone inside the stadium will also be FREE! Just bring a Centris Visa Credit, Debit or ATM card, or Centris Member ID card with you!  To get your tickets, please RSVP.
  • FREE admission to military personnel and their immediate family when presenting a valid military ID.
Midwest Kite Fliers – 9/22-9/23, 12-5pm
  • Join Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo Sunday, September 23, 2012 from 12 to 5 p.m. for a fiesta for the whole family during Family Fiesta! Featuring soccer mascots, a live mariachi band, face painting and more, the event will be filled with fun family-friendly activities.  Event activities are free to Omaha’s Zoo members or with regular paid Zoo admission.

Highlights of Upcoming National Events

  • Lowe’s offers free Build and Grow clinics every other Saturday at 10am. Bring the kids to any Lowe’s store to build fun projects. This is recommended for children in grades 1st-5th. Registration opens a few weeks before each clinic’s date.
    • Fire Truck – 9/22, 10:00 AM
  • Join us for our special storytime events in honor of beloved children’s author, Maurice Sendak.  Arrive early for a free activity book, while supplies last.  Free event.

Planning Ahead

  • Join us for our special storytime events in honor of beloved children’s author, Maurice Sendak.  Arrive early for a free activity book, while supplies last.  Free event.

River City Rodeo and Stock Show – 9/27-9/30

  • Treats, demonstrations, fashion displays and more await at participating Shadow Lake Towne Center merchants.

Museum Day Live! – Free Admission to Participating Museums – 9/29

  • Enjoy Free Admission to Participating Museums with ticket on Saturday, September 29th!  Museum Day Live! is an annual event where participating museums offer free admission to visitors with a ticket and a guest.
  • September 29 – National Public Lands Day.  Over 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees are offering free entrance that day.

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