Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {5/21 – 5/25/15}

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Enjoy many family-friendly events this weekend! It is always a good idea to verify with the business before visiting. [Not the current week? See more Upcoming Events in Omaha here!]

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Special Events and Observances for Memorial Day

Salute To Summer Festival in La Vista (formerly La Vista Daze) – 5/21 – 5/24

  • Parade, Carnival, Hot Wheels Races, Community Cookout, Fireworks, Free Concert, Family Pool Party

Starlight Movie Series at Sumtur Amphitheater – May 22 – August 21, FREE

  • Enjoy free family movies under the stars. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. with movies starting at dusk.
    • May 22nd – Muppets Most Wanted

Movie Nights at Camp Fontanelle – Fridays, May 22 – August 28 (every 2 weeks), Free Will Donation

Loessfest in Council Bluffs – 5/23 – 5/31

  • An entire week of FREE events to celebrate Council Bluffs, including Chicago in concert, fireworks, picnic in the park, movie in the park, Disney Day, + more!
  • Disney Day at Loessfest – Friday, May 29, Featuring Imagination Movers and Big Hero 6

Children’s Parade and LEGO Travel Adventure Grand Opening at the Omaha Children’s Museum – 5/23

  • Children’s Parade at 9 a.m (Register for Free here) and the Grand Opening of LEGO Travel Adventure, Hy-Vee Grocery Store, and Fairytale Land!

Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science at The Durham Museum – Opens May 23

  • Using hands-on challenges, authentic artifacts and guidance from archaeologists, Lost Egypt shows how modern science and technology can reveal the mysteries of Egypt, its culture and its people. Included in regular admission.

Gardens Gone Wild at Lauritzen Gardens – Opens May 23

  • Lauritzen Gardens Gone Wild is an art adventure where more than 30 whimsical sculptures by nationally-acclaimed wildlife sculptor Dan Ostermiller find summer residency in the beautiful surroundings of Lauritzen Gardens from May 23 through October 4, 2015.

Memorial Day Weekend at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium – May 23 – 25, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • There will be wild entertainment including bounce houses, face-painting and special animal presentations. Included in regular admission.

Paint with The Giggle Farm – 5/23, 2 – 6 p.m., FREE

  • Author Christopher J. McLucas, Illustrator Bob Donlan and Christopher James McLucas will be hosting a painting session for the children of the metro area. It is free and open to all ages. Held at The KANEKO-UNO Library in the Old Market District 12th & Jones St.

FREE Community Day at Southwest YMCA on Memorial Day – 5/25

  • Free Community Day at the Southwest YMCA (this location only) on Memorial Day! Families can enjoy the pool and other activities.

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FREE Imagination Movers Concert at Loessfest + Giveaway!

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Experience an entire week of FREE events at LoessfestMay 23 – May 30 at Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park!

One of the highlights is the FREE Imagination Movers Concertpart of Disney Day at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 29th! This high-energy, interactive show starring Rich Collins, Scott Durbin, Dave Poche, and Scott “Smitty” Smith features their most crowd-pleasing tunes and inspires lots of audience participation to “jump up, get down, stand up and turn around!”

Disney Day at Loessfest – Friday, May 29

Featuring Imagination Movers and Big Hero 6

  • 5 p.m.: Darth Vader appearance, Chance to win movie tickets to “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” and enjoy food, activities and entertainment from Taste of Omaha
  • 7 p.m.: Imagination Movers Live in Concert
  • 9 p.m.: Big Hero 6

The Imagination Movers

Imagination Movers

The Imagination Movers began with the dream to create music that spoke to children along with a children’s television show. The Movers partnered with Disney in 2007 and filmed 75 episodes of their Emmy Award-winning series over three seasons. The show airs in more than 55 countries and they’ve sold half a million CDs and DVDs to date.

Imagination Movers are currently developing an animated series “Super Movers”, tentatively scheduled for a 2016 debut. The Movers are known as a high-energy, interactive live music act. Over the last decade they have entertained more than a million fans in North America, Europe and Asia. According to thousands of fan reviews on Ticketmaster.com, Imagination Movers ranks as the No. 1 rated major touring act for families.

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Loessfest – May 23-31

Enjoy an entire week of FREE events at Loessfest including Chicago in concert, fireworks, picnic in the park, movie in the park, Disney Day, + more! Loessfest will be held at Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park, on the Iowa side of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

  • Saturday, May 23: Saturday in the Park – Free concert featuring Chicago,  7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 24: Omaha Symphony Concert with Fireworks
  • Monday, May 25: Picnic in the Park. Stay late to experience “Rays,” an interactive light display on the Great Lawn, by artist Dan Corson.
  • Tuesday, May 26: The Second City Comedy Event, 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 27: Movie in the Park: Jaws, 9 p.m
  • Thursday, May 28: #ThrowbackThursday featuring Recaptured: A Tribute to Journey, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30: Taste of Omaha on both sides of the riverfront
  • Friday, May 29: Disney Day at the Park featuring Imagination Movers and Big Hero 6, 7 p.m
  • Saturday, May 30: Bike the Bluffs, 10 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 30: Mini Maha, 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 31: GOLFFEST (registration fee required), Spectators are free

Parking is available on both sides of the river for all Loessfest events, including the parking lot just north of Harrah’s Casino and on the parking lot just east of the Great Lawn, accessible from S. 40th Street.

Disney Movie Night at Loessfest

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Giveaway: Win An Imagination Movers Prize Pack including Music from the Movers!

One Family Fun in Omaha reader will win an Imagination Movers Prize Pack including music from the Movers! See picture above for all of the giveaway items!Imagination Movers Logo

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {5/14 – 5/17/15}

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Enjoy many family-friendly events this weekend! It is always a good idea to verify with the business before visiting. [Not the current week? See more Upcoming Events in Omaha here!]

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Celebrate CB – 5/8 – 5/16

  • BBQ in the Bluffs at River’s Edge Park, parade, carnival, children’s activities, and more.

Armed Forces Day Weekend at Salvation Army Kroc Center – 5/15 – 5/17

  • Free Family Fun at the Kroc Center for all Military and their Immediate Family.

Family Movie Night at Salvation Army Kroc Center – 5/15, 5:30 p.m. (Doors open and activities); 6 p.m. – Movie, FREE

  • Friday, May 15 – Tangled

FREE Fishing and Park Entry Day – 5/16

  • Family-friendly fishing activities at Nebraska State Parks and Recreation Areas. Free Park Entry and Fishing Day is an annual opportunity where the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission allows fishing and entry to parks without requiring permits.

Fishing Clinic and Fun Day at Platte River State Park – 5/16, FREE

  • 9 – 11 a.m. Fishing Clinic
  • There will be naturalist activities going on all day including birding opportunities, a reptile exhibit, wildlife identification, and more! Around dusk, a family-friendly movie will be shown.

Omaha Heritage Festival and Parade – 5/16, Lewis and Clark Landing, FREE

  • Celebrate Omaha’s Heritage with parade, exhibitor tents, international food, live music, and children’s activities. The event is free of charge for the cultural participants and the general public. Donations are welcome.
  • Parade starts at 10 a.m. and ends at Lewis & Clark where the festival kicks off at 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Paddle Demo by Canfield’s Sporting Goods – 5/16, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Join Canfield’s Sporting Goods for paddle sport demonstrations at Cunningham Lake. Visit with paddle sport experts and try out kayaks and stand up paddleboards for free.

Exotic Animal Day at Gifford Farm – 5/16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. $5 (ages 2 & up), 1/2 price with military I.D.

  • Visit the farm animals and the not-so-typical farm animals with Gifford Farm’s own Exotic Animals program, and explore in our Outdoor Nature Classroom.

Mangelsen’s 54th Anniversary Celebration – 5/16, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Make-n-takes, demonstrations and a visit from Cinderella (11-12)!

Midtown Car Show – 5/17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Turner Park

  • See vintage cars and trucks, project cars, hot rods & more.

Benson Park Grand Opening – 5/17, 12 – 2 p.m.

  • Grand Opening and dedication of the new fully accessible Benson Park playground, sprayground and fishing pier. Following the 12 p.m. dedication there will be FREE food, live music from the Dirty River Ramblers, and the Indie Jr. at 1 p.m. – a fun run around the Benson Park Lagoon.

 

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Salute To Summer Festival in La Vista (formerly La Vista Daze) – 5/21 – 5/24

  • Parade, Carnival, Hot Wheels Races, Community Cookout, Fireworks, Free Concert, Family Pool Party

Loessfest in Council Bluffs – 5/23 – 5/31

  • An entire week of FREE events to celebrate Council Bluffs, including Chicago in concert, fireworks, picnic in the park, movie in the park, Disney Day, + more!

FREE Movies begin at Sumtur Amphitheater and at Camp Fontanelle on May 22nd!

Princess Treasure Hunt and Tea Party – 5/28

  • Join princesses for a treasure hunt in Elmwood Park, followed by a tea party in the Pavilion with cupcakes and sweets!
  • Reserve your spot now as only a few tickets will be available for each session – 5 sessions available. Parents and children ages 3 and up are $8.00 (+ $1.40 ticket fee). Siblings under 3 are free with a paid ticket.

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar!

 

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {5/7 – 5/10/15}

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Enjoy many family-friendly events this weekend! It is always a good idea to verify with the business before visiting. [Not the current week? See more Upcoming Events in Omaha here!]

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FREE Admission to Lauritzen Gardens – Friday, 5/8, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

  • Lauritzen Gardens, along with many other public gardens across the United States, is celebrating National Public Gardens Day with free admission!

Spring Into Summer – 5/8, Zorinsky Park (156th & ‘F’ Street), 6 – 9 p.m., FREE

  • Music from Come Together Band and Omaha Street Percussion, play in the new Adventure Playground, and enjoy activities including golf, kite building, a climbing wall, bounce houses and more!

Star Wars Night at the Omaha Storm Chasers – 5/8, 7:05 p.m.

  • Enjoy Star Wars character appearances and special activities throughout the ballpark followed by fireworks.

Community Celebration at Midtown Crossing  – 5/9

  • Midtown Crossing will mark its fifth anniversary with a community celebration and the launch of Spreading Our Roots: A Community Art Celebration featuring the Trees of Midtown where 20 local artists will bring his or her creative touch to one tree through a variety of artistic techniques, ranging from yarn bombing to blown glass ornaments and paintings on fabric to a found objects project.

The Renaissance Festival of Nebraska – 5/2 – 5/3 and 5/9 – 5/10

  • Saturdays and Sundays: 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Bellevue Berry Farm and Pumpkin Ranch. $12-Adults / $7 Children.
  • Enjoy live stage performances, artists, demonstrators, performers, and vendors, plus hands-on activities, artisan markets, historical fun, and food!

Free Kids Jamboree at NEX Outlets – 5/9, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Featuring balloon twisters, face painters, sweet treats, and live entertainment!

Celebrate Mother’s Day:

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Omaha Area Community Celebrations:

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Celebrate CB – May 8 – 16, 2015

  • BBQ in the Bluffs at River’s Edge Park, parade, carnival, children’s activities, and more.

Florence Days – May 9 – 10, 2015

  • Florence celebrates its heritage each year with a parade and many other activities.

See more Omaha Area Community Celebrations coming up all Summer!

 

More Farmers Markets Begin:

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Main Street Farmers Market Council Bluffs – Thursdays, 5 – 8 p.m.

  • May 7 – October 1; Historic 100 Block of West Broadway (between First and Second Streets), Council Bluffs

Bellevue Farmers Market / Flea Market – Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • May 9 – October 3; Washington Park on Franklin Street at West 20th Avenue, Bellevue

Plus several began last week! Find more Omaha Area Farmers Markets here!

 

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 Princess Treasure Hunt and Tea Party – 5/28

  • Join princesses for a treasure hunt in Elmwood Park, followed by a tea party in the Pavilion with cupcakes and sweets!
  • Reserve your spot now as only a few tickets will be available for each session – 5 sessions available. Parents and children ages 3 and up are $8.00 (+ $1.40 ticket fee). Siblings under 3 are free with a paid ticket.

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar!

 

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Last year, I was introduced to The Neighborhood. Offshore, and enjoyed my first Stand Up Paddleboard experience. It was so much fun, and also very relaxing and peaceful! Read more about our experience here!

The Neighborhood. Offshore is an adventure outfitter right here in Omaha! Love fun and adventure? They offer Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) rentals and lessons, SUP Yoga sessions, mountain bike rentals, with more adventures planned for the future! They also are the only authorized seller of Boga paddleboards in Nebraska!

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Moms Love Groms – Mommy & Me Outdoor Program!

Bring along your little one to join in some outside playtime together! Join in The Neighborhood. Offshore new program, Moms Love Groms, age-specific 90-minute classes that include a movement game, activity, Mommy and Me Yoga or SUP 101 (session specific), + more!

Class Format

  • Monday evenings: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Moms Love Groms Family Pass: $30/per mom/class
  • If you have older groms that would like to participate but are too old for the structured classes, please send an email and they can be set up with a stand-up paddleboarding 101 session that is age appropriate!
  • 6 classes to choose from May 18 – July 6 (with KWIN)
  • Session 2: Class Calendar coming soon

Find out more about Moms Love Groms here!

 

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Dog Day Afternoon

Sunday, June 7, 1 – 4 p.m., Lake Cunningham, Entrance #1
100% of proceeds donated to The Nebraska Humane Society!

Join The Neighborhood Offshore this year in the 1st Omaha Dog Day Afternoon! Over 25 activity stations will be in operation that engage your pups and/or kids including:

  • DOGA (dog yoga) with Jen Collins
  • Heats of lake tennis ball toss
  • Pup SUP
  • Bouldering wall from Approach Climbing Gym
  • Seedling station “start your own herb garden” with Love Yo Pups
  • Three-legged races with The Nebraska Humane Society
  • Plus activities from B&B Equestrian Center, Omaha Bicycle Co., and more!

Admission: $7 family advance purchase (+1.38 fee), $10/family pass at the event.

 

Skateistan Fundraiser

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Saturday, June 13, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
100% of proceeds from Rental Equipment that day will benefit Skateistan!

The mission of Skateistan is to use skateboarding as a tool for empowering youth in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa. Skateistan’s development aid programs work with growing numbers of marginalized youth through skateboarding, and provide them with new opportunities in cross-cultural interaction, education, and personal empowerment programs. They work with more than 1200 youth each week ages 5-18 (over 40% are girls).

Find out more about these events and all that The Neighborhood. Offshore offers!

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Giveaway: Win A Stand Up Paddleboard Rental Session for 2 for 4 Hours with The Neighborhood. Offshore!TheNeighborhoodOffshore-1

One Family Fun in Omaha reader will win a Stand Up Paddleboard Rental Session for 2 for 4 hours ($80 value)!

This giveaway has ended. Many thanks to all who entered! Congratulations to Sharyon!

GIVEAWAY ENDS: Sunday, May 10, 2015, 11:59 p.m., CST.

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {4/30 – 5/3/15}

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Enjoy many family-friendly events this weekend! It is always a good idea to verify with the business before visiting. [Not the current week? See more Upcoming Events in Omaha here!]

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May Day Baskets – 4/30

  • 10 a.m. at the La Vista Community Center; 3:30 p.m. at the La Vista Library
  • Celebrate May Day by making special baskets! All ages welcome. Registration is not required.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration – 5/1 – 5/3

  • Celebrate Cinco de Mayo May 1 – 3 with live music, a parade, food, fiesta, carnival, health fair, and more.
  • Saturday, May 2nd: Annual Cinco de Mayo Parade, 10 a.m., 24th Street (D to L)

Free Comic Book Day – 5/2

  • Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at your local comic shop, Saturday May 2nd, by getting FREE comics! With 50 titles available to choose from, there’s a story for everyone to enjoy!
  • Check with your local comic book shop for their participation and rules. Find participating locations here.
  • Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at Omaha Public Library! Each branch will have free comic book titles to give away. Supplies are limited.

FREE Kids Workshops at Home Depot – 5/2, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Learn How to Build a Picket Fence Photo Frame! FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 – 12. Quantities limited.

Celebrate Teachers at Lakeshore Learning Store – 5/2, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Come in-store to make crafts for Teacher Appreciation Week.

The Renaissance Festival of Nebraska – 5/2 – 5/3 and 5/9 – 5/10

  • Saturdays and Sundays: 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Bellevue Berry Farm and Pumpkin Ranch. $12-Adults / $7 Children.
  • Enjoy live stage performances, artists, demonstrators, performers, and vendors, plus hands-on activities, artisan markets, historical fun, and food!

Hot Shops Art Center’s Spring Open House – 5/2 (12 – 8 p.m.) and 5/3 (12 – 5 p.m.), FREE

  • Art demonstrations (bronze pouring, clay work and raku firings, iron forging, and glass blowing), food and live music, with most residents of the Hot Shops opening their studios to the public.
  • Please donate a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank.

Pipal Park 40th Anniversary – 5/2, 12 – 6 p.m., FREE

  • 40th Anniversary Reunion and Remembrance Celebration of the May 6th, 1075 F4 tornado.
  • 12 – 6 p.m. Music on stage; 1 – 5 p.m. climbing wall and games/crafts.

Books-A-Million – Celebrate Star Wars Day – 5/2, 2 – 4 p.m.

  • Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character and come for storytime, trivia contest, Star Wars Jedi training camp, and more. Celebrated as part of Customer Appreciation Month and Geek Week.

Bike Rack’s Bike Fest – 5/3, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., FREE

  • FREE Bike Helmets (for participants), Bike Check-ups, Bike Safety Rodeo, Free Food & Refreshments provided by Jimmy Johns.

Star Wars Event at Toys R Us – 5/3, 12 – 2 p.m., FREE

  • Make & Take a FREE & exclusive LEGO® Star Wars mini Wookiee Gunship (while supplies last). Meet Geoffrey! Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character and bring your camera to capture the moment.
  • Event intended for children, ages 5-up. All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to participating children only. Limit one per child.

La Vista Kite Fly – 5/3, 12 – 4 p.m., FREE

  • A popular event with many kites! Bring your own kite and kids can bring a bag for the candy drop.
  • La Vista Soccer Complex, just South of 66th & Harrison Streets, La Vista.

Many Farmers Markets Begin:

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Omaha Farmers Market in the Old Market – Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • May 2 – October 17; 11th & Jackson Streets

Village Pointe Farmers Market – Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • May 2 – October 3; 168th & Dodge

Benson Farmers Market – Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • May 2 – October 3; Omaha Home for Boys, 4343 N. 52nd Street (at Ames Ave) – New Location

Omaha Farmers Market in Aksarben Village – Sundays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • May 3 – October 18; 67th and Center

See more Omaha Area Farmers Markets!

 

Mark Your Calendars:

 Princess Treasure Hunt and Tea Party – 5/28

  • Join princesses for a treasure hunt in Elmwood Park, followed by a tea party in the Pavilion with cupcakes and sweets!
  • Reserve your spot now as only a few tickets will be available for each session – 5 sessions available. Parents and children ages 3 and up are $8.00 (+ $1.40 ticket fee). Siblings under 3 are free with a paid ticket.

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar!

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {4/23 – 4/26/15}

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Enjoy many family-friendly events this weekend! It is always a good idea to verify with the business before visiting. [Not the current week? See more Upcoming Events in Omaha here!]

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 Charlotte’s Web opens at The Rose Theater – 4/24 – 5/10

  •  This favorite story comes to life at the Rose Theater this weekend! Best for ages 5 and up. 60 minutes.

Spring Safety Event and Bike Expo at Plattsmouth Community Center – 4/25, 10 – 1:30 p.m., FREE

  • Bike Rodeo, 100 Free Bike Helmets, Fun safety games and activities for all ages, plus more!

Salute to Safety Expo at Westroads Mall – 4/25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., FREE

  • Meet your local first responders, learn about safety and prevention tips and lessons on a variety of topics, free child ID kits, free bike helmets (ages 5-12 accompanied by an adult), free t-shirts for kids to design, see a variety of emergency vehicles, and many more hands-on activities.

YMCA Healthy Kids Day at Aksarben Village – 4/26, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., FREE (Pre-registration recommended)

  • There will be bike safety courses (bring your bikes), free kid’s bike helmets, mascot race, bounce houses, face painting, Zumba, & more! The first 1,500 kids to pre-register, plus 1,000 early attendees, will receive a free bag and t-shirt!

Earth Day Events this Weekend:

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Celebrate Arbor Day at La Vista Community Center – 4/23, 10 a.m.

  • Come for an outdoor story time and Arbor Day tree planting followed by Preschool Playtime in the gym! There will be a special gift for all children who attend. No registration required.

Earth Day at Florence Community Center – 4/24, 1 – 3 p.m.

  • Learn about Arbor Day, help plant a tree and take home a tree.

Arbor Day Family Activities at Lauritzen Gardens – 4/24, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Enjoy a variety of tree-themed educational activities designed for families to learn about a variety of tree topics. The first 100 households will receive a FREE tree seedling! This event is included with regular garden admission and is free for garden members. Nature Connects 2 LEGO® Exhibit ends April 26th!
  • Children who dress like a tree will get in FREE!

Sarpy County Earth Day – 4/26, 12 – 4 p.m., BPS Lied Activity Center

  • Earth Day Celebration will feature a 5K run/walk and 1 mile walk fundraiser, plus exhibitors, youth events, food and demonstrations.

See more Earth Day and Arbor Day Events including the Annual Arbor Day Celebration in Nebraska City through April 26th!

Kite Festivals Coming Up in Omaha:

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Papillion Kite Fly Day – 4/26, 12 – 4 p.m., FREE

  • A free fun-filled day that will include demonstrations from the American Kitefliers Association. Areas available to fly your own kites and candy drops for the kids throughout the afternoon. Bring your chair/blanket and kite.
  • Papillion Recreation Complex, 1100 West Lincoln Street,  Papillion.

La Vista Kite Fly – 5/3, 12 – 4 p.m., FREE

  • A popular event with many kites! Bring your own kite and kids can bring a bag for the candy drop.
  • La Vista Soccer Complex, just South of 66th & Harrison Streets, La Vista.

Mark Your Calendars:

 Princess Treasure Hunt and Tea Party – 5/28

  • Join princesses for a treasure hunt in Elmwood Park, followed by a tea party in the Pavilion with cupcakes and sweets!
  • Reserve your spot now as only a few tickets will be available for each session – 5 sessions available. Parents and children ages 3 and up are $8.00 (+ $1.40 ticket fee). Siblings under 3 are free with a paid ticket.

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar!

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Family Fun All Summer with Kroc Center Summer Membership Special + Giveaway! (ENDED)

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Salvation Army Kroc Center Summer

Summer will be here soon and you can enjoy Family Fun all Summer at The Kroc Center! Save with a special Summer Membership Special that gives your family (up to 6 people!) access to all member benefits: fitness & aquatics areas, drop-in classes, and program and day camp discounts!

→ Plus, one lucky reader will win a Summer Household Membership – Enter to win below!

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The Kroc Center Summer Household Membership

The Kroc Center’s Summer Household Membership is good for up to 6 people, with no registration fee! Just pay one flat fee of $160.00 (no joining fee!) and a family of up to 6 (sharing the same residence) can enjoy all the Kroc Center has to offer all summer long!

The Kroc Center Summer Family Membership is a FLAT FEE, limited-time household membership for Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day (5/25/15 – 9/7/15).

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Your Family Membership includes access to:

  • Two Swimming Pools
  • 101 Cardio & Strength Training Machines
  • Free-Weight Area
  • Multi-Activity Gymnasium
  • Art Studio
  • Pottery Studio
  • Game Room
  • Computer Lab
  • Indoor Turf Arena
  • Discounted Camp Kroc Day Camp Rates
  • FREE Drop In Group Exercise Classes
  • FREE Drop In Aquatic Group Exercise Classes
  • Something for everyone in the family!

Come in for a Free Tour anytime!

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Upcoming Special Events at The Kroc Center

Check out these FUN Special Events coming up at The Kroc Center:

  • Sunday Funday in the Pool – Every Sunday 1 – 5:30 p.m. FREE to Members
  • Inflatable Friday – Every Friday 4 – 7:30 p.m. FREE to Members
  • Kidz Kayak Racing – Every Saturday, 2 – 4 p.m. Ages 8-12; FREE to Members
  • The Kroc Celebrates Mothers! – All Day Saturday & Sunday, May 9-10, 2015. All Mothers get in Free!
  • Armed Forces Day Weekend: Free Family Fun at the Kroc Center for all Military and their Immediate Family – Saturday thru Monday, May 15-17, 2015 [Friday: 5 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday: 1 – 6 p.m.]
  • FREE Family Movie Night – 5:30 p.m. – Doors Open & Activities; 6 p.m. – Movie
    • Friday, May 15 – Tangled
    • Fri, June 19 – Big Hero 6
    • Fri, July 10 – Muppets Most Wanted
    • Fri, Aug 28 – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Visit The Kroc Center Calendar to see these events and more!

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Visit the Omaha Kids Calendar for current events, and be sure to Follow Family Fun in Omaha on Facebook to keep updated on the latest Omaha fun!

A great membership option for large families or extended families – of up to 6 people sharing the same residence. Please note: All household members over the age of 19 are required to provide proof of residence that matches that of the primary household member. Proof of residence must be provided when the membership is activated. Please bring acceptable identification with you to expedite the process. Member Benefits Include: Use of the Fitness Center, Aquatics, Gymnasium, Computer Lab, Game Room and more all housed in a beautiful facility with high quality equipment and programs. Free access to numerous drop-in classes and activities each week for individuals of all ages. Complimentary Fitness Evaluations, Balance Assessments and workout programs. Plus a discount on select classes, child care, and programs. No Cash Back, No Cash Value, Non-Refundable, Non-Transferrable, May not be used for past purchases, Taxes Due Upon Redemption. Certificate expiration date: 9/7/2015.

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Giveaway: Win A Summer Household Membership to The Kroc Center!Salvation Army Kroc Center Logo

One Family Fun in Omaha reader will win a Summer Household Membership to The Kroc Center (value $160)!

This giveaway has ended. Many thanks to all who entered! Congratulations to Michele B.!

GIVEAWAY ENDS: Sunday, May 3, 2015, 11:59 p.m., CST.

OTHER: Entrants must be 19 or older and located in the US only. The winner will be selected using random.org and notified via email. Winner must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen. Only one entry (+ bonus entries) per person. Duplicate entries will be deleted.

Disclosure: Many thanks to The Salvation Army Kroc Center for sponsoring this post and for providing the prize for the giveaway. See disclosure and privacy policy here. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {4/16 – 4/19/15}

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Enjoy many family-friendly events this weekend! It is always a good idea to verify with the business before visiting. [Not the current week? See more Upcoming Events in Omaha here!]

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar, and keep updated by Following Family Fun in Omaha on Facebook or Signing up for our Free Email Newsletter!

Enter to Win:

Top Picks this Weekend:

Nebraska Science Festival – 4/10-4/18

Hands-On-Habitat at Fontenelle Forest

  • April 17th is sold out, but you can sign up now for May 15th and next Fall!
  • Register with promo code “ParentSavvy” up to 3 times a year for these fun, hands-on classes for children ages 5 and under and their parents.

Earth Day Events this Weekend:

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Earth Day Omaha – 4/18, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Elmwood Park

  • The free event features exhibit booths, children’s activities, demonstrations and short speaker sessions, plus live music from top local bands and food from area vendors. All activities are designed to educate and inspire attendees to live green and healthy at home and at work.
  • Climb A State Champion Tree at Earth Day – 4/18, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Party for the Planet at the Omaha’s Zoo & Aquarium – 4/19, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Celebrate Earth Day and discover ways you can help save our planet. Stop by conservation-themed booth, listen to Omaha Street Percussion perform music on recycled trash cans and buckets, receive gate gifts, provided by Oriental Trading Company, while supplies last. Included with regular admission.

See more Earth Day and Arbor Day Events through April 26th!

Indian Cave State Park Outdoor Adventure – 4/18, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Family activities include mushroom hunts, fish fry at noon, Morel Mile Fun Run and 5K, Raptor Recovery Exhibit, Red Bud Hayrack Rides, and musical entertainment. Park entry permit required.

Kicks for A Cure – 4/18, FREE

  • Come enjoy free high school and collegiate soccer matches in a family friendly atmosphere. All proceeds from the event stay in Omaha. See schedule of matches here.

Mark Your Calendars:

Sylvan’s Bounce into Summer Bash – 4/25, 12:30 – 3 p.m., FREE

  • FREE lunch (while supplies last), games with P.E. 101, dance classes with Dance City, open swim with Swimtastic, bounce house, and giveaways.
  • Enjoy fun, hands-on activities with Sylvan’s new STEM programs including FREE Robotics & Video Game Coding classes where you can build and animate LEGO® robots and design video games. Plus, sign up for your own free STEM class for your child’s scout group, sports team or group of friends!

Kite Festivals Coming Up in Omaha:

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Papillion Kite Fly Day – 4/26, 12 – 4 p.m., FREE

  • A free fun-filled day that will include demonstrations from the American Kitefliers Association. Areas available to fly your own kites and candy drops for the kids throughout the afternoon. Bring your chair/blanket and kite.
  • Papillion Recreation Complex, 1100 West Lincoln Street,  Papillion.

La Vista Kite Fly – 5/3, 12 – 4 p.m., FREE

  • A popular event with many kites! Bring your own kite and kids can bring a bag for the candy drop.
  • La Vista Soccer Complex, just South of 66th & Harrison Streets, La Vista.

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar!

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We do our best to share current information in Family Fun in Omaha, but event details may change. It is always a good idea to verify the information before visiting.

Have a wonderful fun-filled weekend!

Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {4/9 – 4/12/15}

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Family-Friendly Events in Omaha | Family Fun in Omaha

Enjoy many family-friendly events this weekend! It is always a good idea to verify with the business before visiting. [Not the current week? See more Upcoming Events in Omaha here!]

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar, and keep updated by Following Family Fun in Omaha on Facebook or Signing up for our Free Email Newsletter!

Enter to Win:

Top Picks this Weekend:

Nebraska Science Festival – 4/10-4/18

  • Many exciting events for all ages with FREE or discounted admission!
  • This weekend:
    • Lauritzen Gardens – April 11-12, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Discounted Admission [Free admission for one child 12 and under with a paid adult admission (Must have ticket to receive discount)].
    • Fontenelle Forest – April 11- 12, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – FREE admission with NE SciFest ticket
  • Other highlights include Star Party outside of the Strategic Air & Space Museum, Little Scientists Expo at the Omaha Children’s Museum, Public Expo at The Durham Museum, Star Party at DC West High School, plus much more!
  • Some events require NE SciFest ticket (free to download) or advance registration.

International Omaha Indoor Horse Jumping Competition at CenturyLink – Includes FREE Expo – 4/10-4/11, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

FREE Family Movie Night at Salvation Army Kroc Center – 4/10, 5:30 p.m.

  • Friday, April 10 – Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Come dressed in costume from your favorite historical era — small prizes awarded!

Discovery Day at Omaha Community Centers – 4/11, FREE

  • The City of Omaha Recreation Division will open its recreation facilities FREE of charge to the public on Saturday, April 11th. Enjoy FREE Open Gyms and Swimming, register for various programs including Float for Life, and summer job interviews.
  • Hummel Park Nature Center: Come hike in the park, do a craft in the Nature Center, and make a s’more over the fire! 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Teddy Bear Weekend at the Omaha Zoo – 4/11-4/12, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Bring your favorite stuffed animal for repair and care. Your animal will go through a check-up including height, heartbeat, ear and eye exams and, if needed, a trip to the emergency room (closing at 1 p.m. both days).
  • Children, ages 3-11, who bring in their favorite stuffed animal will receive FREE admission to the Zoo, with a paid adult!

KickstART Saturday at Joslyn Art Museum – 4/11, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., FREE

  • FREE events will entertain and engage families with hands-on activities, performances, and demonstrations that complement Joslyn’s exhibitions.
  • April 11 – American Moderns: Make your own O’Keeffe-inspired masterpiece, create a colorful collage, and enjoy a swinging dance performance by the Omaha Jitterbugs.

Books by the Busload – FREE Books! – 4/11, 10 a.m.

  • MCC is giving away 20,000 new books at three Omaha locations: Westroads Mall (Northeast Parking Lot), The Salvation Army Kroc Center and Planet Fitness Ames Ave location.

Nobbies Grad Fair – 4/11, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Visit both Nobbies locations (120th & Center and 42nd & Hwy 370) for decorating ideas for your son or daughter’s graduation party (preschool, high school and college). Visit with local merchants who can help make your party a great event. All Nobbies merchandise, including services (balloons, custom centerpieces, custom invitations, napkin imprinting) are all 20% off during the event.

Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Kids Event at Bass Pro Shop – 4/11-4/12, 12 – 4 p.m., FREE

  • Stick bull riding, bull roping, face painting and a craft. On Sunday, they will be having a best dressed cowboy/cowgirl contest starting at 2:30 p.m.

Welcome to Storybook Land at Benson Branch – 4/12, 1 – 4 p.m., FREE

  • Life-sized characters from children’s literature including Cinderella, Danny’s Dinosaur, Little Critter, Llama Llama, Pete the Cat, Saggy Baggy Elephant, and the Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Once Upon A Farm at Omaha Children’s Museum – ends April 12th

  • This fun special exhibit ends this weekend in preparation for their next exhibit, LEGO® Travel Adventure, coming May 23rd!

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar!

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We do our best to share current information in Family Fun in Omaha, but event details may change. It is always a good idea to verify the information before visiting.

Have a wonderful fun-filled weekend!