Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {7/17 – 7/20/14}

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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!

Don’t Miss:

Free Summer Activities in Omaha

Enter to Win:

Enter to Win Four 30-minute Free Jump Passes at Sky Zone Omaha!

  • Sky Zone just opened in Omaha and we had so much fun in the open jumping area, dodgeball, basketball hoops, and foam zone. Plus, they have a special area just for the little ones!

Enter to Win one of FOUR Family Passes to the Durham Museum and The Design Zone!

  • In the current exhibit, The Design Zone, you can go behind the scenes and see how videogame developers, music producers, roller coaster designers and other creative problem solvers use math and science to do the amazing things they do!

Top Picks this Weekend:

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

Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing – 7/17

  • July 17: Great Lakes Horizon Navy Band (The evening begins with a special appearance by the United States Navy Parachute Team at 5:45 p.m. and ends with a fireworks spectacular.) *Park will not open for seating until 6 pm.

Gretna Days – 7/18-7/20

  • Enjoy Fireworks, Parade, Dance, Car show, Community Picnic, plus more!

RiverFest in Bellevue – 7/18-7/19

  • Food Vendors, Craft Vendors, Kid Zone, Nebraska State BBQ Championship, Clydesdales, Fireworks, and more. $1 to enter (Kid Zone not included in $1 Admission).
  • Hot Air Balloon Glow – 9 p.m. Friday!

Fat Brain Friday with The String Beans – 7/18, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

  • Live in Concert – The String Beans! Plus, check out the “Saving Cecilia Popcorn Stand” and 10% of the day proceeds go to the “Saving Cecilia” fund!

FREE Movies!

Offutt Airshow – 7/19 – 7/20, FREE

  • The Defenders of Freedom Open House and Air Show will return to Offutt Air Force Base on July 19-20, 2014. Highlighting this year’s show will be the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration team.

Mid-Summer Fun with the String Beans at Shadow Lake Sprayground – 7/19, 1 p.m., FREE

  • Activities will include: Performance by The String Beans (1 p.m.), Face painter, and Special characters. This is the rescheduled event from the Sprayground kick-off event from Memorial Day weekend.

Find many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar!

 

Mark Your Calendars:

Monday Night at the Movies at Midtown Crossing – 7/21, Sunset, FREE

  • The Wizard of Oz

Family Fishing Events in Benson – 7/23, 6 – 8 p.m., FREE

  • Look for the Family Fishing Trailer where loaner rods and reels, bait, and fishing instruction are available free to participants.

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!

The Design Zone at The Durham Museum + Giveaway! (Ended)

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 On Display Now – September 14, 2014

The Durham Museum is a favorite destination for many, offering a variety of special exhibits throughout the year. Do you or your children love math and science? Then this is the exhibit for you!

Design Zone at the Durham Museum

In the current exhibit, The Design Zone, you can go behind the scenes and see how videogame developers, music producers, roller coaster designers and other creative problem solvers use math and science to do the amazing things they do!

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Step into a recording studio and discover how many beats per second it takes to get bodies moving on the dance floor. Go behind the scenes at a bike race where you can test gear combinations, then pedal to victory as you compete on three challenging courses. Enter the videogame design area, figure out the formulas needed to create on-screen action, then leap through to the next level of your game challenge. Through it all, you’ll solve real-world challenges and discover how math and science are essential to the creative process.

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The Design Zone focuses on creative problem solving using mathematical thinking that is relevant, educational and fun!


Giveaway: Win One of Four Family Passes to The Durham Museum and The Design Zone!

FOUR readers will each win a family pass to The Durham Museum and The Design Zone! Each Family Pass includes 2 adults and 4 dependent children.

TO ENTER:

  • Simply enter through Rafflecopter below by signing in with your Facebook account or with your name and email address.
  • Earn additional entries as described.

THANK YOU FOR ENTERING AND GOOD LUCK!
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GIVEAWAY ENDS: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 11:59 p.m., CST.

OTHER: Entrants must be 19 or older and located in the US only.  The winner will be selected using Rafflecopter and notified via email.  Winner must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen.  Duplicate entries will be deleted.

Disclosure: Many thanks to The Durham Museum for offering passes for this giveaway. See disclosure and privacy policy here.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

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Sky Zone Omaha Trampoline Park + Giveaway! (Ended)

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Disclosure: Many thanks to Sky Zone Omaha for providing passes to my family to facilitate the review and passes for the giveaway.

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park just opened in Omaha! Visit their brand new 26,000 square foot facility for Open Jump, Ultimate Dodgeball, a SkySlam Basketball court, Fitness classes, Foam Zone and more. They are also available for birthday parties, dodgeball tournaments, workout classes, fundraising events, corporate team building and field trips.

When you first arrive, each guest is asked to sign a waiver, and then purchase cool bright orange Sky Zone socks for $2 each, which can be reused each time you return. Our family had a great time, and after jumping for an hour, we were exhausted! We especially love that they have a variety of areas for jumping, including a special area for the younger jumpers.

Open Jump

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This shows about half of the area available for Open Jump. We loved jumping on our own squares seeing how high we could go or jumping from square to square around the entire space. You can even jump off the walls!

They also have a special smaller Kids Court for ages 5 and under. As a parent of younger children, I loved this option to provide a safe jumping area for the little ones.

The Foam Pit

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One of our favorite areas was the giant foam pit! We each took turns jumping as high or as far as we could into the foam. It is so soft, that it actually is a little challenging to crawl out of!

Dodgeball

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Another favorite was the Dodgeball Area! We loved jumping around and trying to throw the balls at each other.  They use super soft balls, and so it is even fun for the younger ones!  Sky Zone also has their own Dodgeball Tournament for the more serious players!

Basketball Hoops

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Check out these fun Basketball Hoops!  Try your turn at dunking or other fantastic athletic moves in making baskets. There was a group after us that was very creative in all their ways of making a basket! This is a very popular area!

Safety and Staff

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Meet Andrew, one of the Sky Zone Omaha friendly and helpful staff members. It was very obvious that safety is their #1 priority, with a safety talk (on bleachers!) before we began, and staff at each area watching over everyone. They were all very friendly and professional, making sure we were having a great time!

Sky Zone Omaha
4215 S. 133rd Street
Click here for current prices and hours.

Enter to Win Another GiveawayEnter to Win one of FOUR Family Passes to The Durham Museum and The Design Zone here!


Giveaway: Win Four 30-minute Free Jump Passes at Sky Zone Omaha! 

ONE lucky Family Fun in Omaha reader will win four 30-minute Free Jump Passes at Sky Zone Omaha. Participants will need to purchase Sky Zone socks for $2 each.

TO ENTER:

  • Simply enter through Rafflecopter below by signing in with your Facebook account or with your name and email address.
  • Earn additional entries as described.

THANK YOU FOR ENTERING AND GOOD LUCK!
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GIVEAWAY ENDS: SundayJuly 20, 2014, 11:59 p.m., CST.

OTHER: Entrants must be 19 or older and located in the US only.  The winner will be selected using Rafflecopter and notified via email.  Winner must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen.  Duplicate entries will be deleted.

Disclosure: Many thanks to Sky Zone Omaha for providing passes to my family to facilitate the review and for the giveaway. See disclosure and privacy policy here.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

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Family Fun Nights at Fun-Plex + Giveaway! (Ended)

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Disclosure: Many thanks to Fun-Plex for sponsoring this giveaway.

Unlimited Rides… Kids Karaoke… Face Painting… Family Fun!

Bring the family for unlimited fun on rides and go karts during Family Fun Nights at Fun-Plex this summer! Family Fun Nights run on Friday and Saturday nights from 7:30 p.m. – 11 p.m through August 9th. (Fun-Plex is closed on August 2nd for a private event.)

Families can enjoy unlimited fun on rides and go karts including the roller coaster, ferris wheel, tilt-a-while, carousel, and more! The younger children can enjoy Kiddie Land with fun rides perfect for little ones. Plus kids karaoke, face painting, and special surprises to entertain all night!

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Details

Families can play all night for $59.95! Individual entry is $10.95.

[Note: One “family” includes a group of up to six. Age 2 and under are free and do not count towards the family participants.]

All entries to the park must be paid. The Water Park will be closed for Family Fun Nights.

They are closed on August 2nd for a private event. The event will occasionally be cancelled because of other private events, holiday, or weather conditions, so be sure to check the website or call the park before your visit.


Giveaway: Win a Family Pass to Family Fun Night at Fun-Plex ($59.95 value)!

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One reader will win a family pack for Family Fun Night (up to 6 people, retail value $59.95+tax). Passes only valid from 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights through August 9th, with the exception of August 2nd when Fun-Plex is closed for a private event.

TO ENTER:

  • Simply enter through Rafflecopter below by signing in with your Facebook account or with your name and email address.
  • Earn additional entries as described.

THANK YOU FOR ENTERING AND GOOD LUCK!
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GIVEAWAY ENDS: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 11:59 p.m., CST.

OTHER: Entrants must be 19 or older and located in the US only.  The winner will be selected using Rafflecopter and notified via email.  Winner must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen.  Duplicate entries will be deleted.

Disclosure: Many thanks to Fun-Plex for sponsoring this giveaway. See disclosure and privacy policy here.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {7/10 – 7/13/14}

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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!

Don’t Miss:

Free Summer Activities in Omaha

Enter to Win:

Enter to Win a Family Pass to Family Fun Night at Fun-Plex – NEW!

  • Unlimited Rides… Kids Karaoke… Face Painting… Family Fun! Bring the family for unlimited fun on rides and go karts during Family Fun Nights at Fun-Plex this summer! Family Fun Nights run on Friday and Saturday nights from 7:30 p.m. – 11 p.m through August 9th.

Top Picks this Weekend:

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

La Vista Dinosaur Egg Hunt and Storytime – 7/10, 3 p.m., Southwind Park, FREE

  • The La Vista Recreation Department and Library are looking for young explorers to help us hunt for giant dinosaur eggs (watermelons). When all of the eggs are found, we will haul them back to the picnic shelter, crack them open and enjoy eating a cold slice.

Family Fishing Events at Halleck Park – 7/10, 6 – 8 p.m., FREE

  • The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission sponsors Free Family Fishing Events across the state where people of all ages can learn to fish! Look for the Family Fishing Trailer where loaner rods and reels, bait, and fishing instruction are available free to participants.
  • All participants ages 16 or older need a 2014 fishing license (OutdoorNebraska.org for permits).

Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing – 7/10, 7:30 p.m.

  • Jazz on the Green begins tonight and will be held on Thursdays, July 10 – August 14, 7:30 p.m.

Fremont Days – July 11 – 13

  • A three day, budget friendly, family fun, festival celebrating history. Held the second full weekend in July.

FREE Movies!

Railroad Days – 7/12 – 7/13, $15 Family Pass

  • Celebrate all things train and track! A $15 Family Pass includes admission to all 5 locations: Durham Museum, Lauritzen Gardens, Union Pacific Railroad Museum, RailsWest Railroad Museum, and the Historic General Dodge House, for two adults and their dependent children or two grandparents and up to four grandchildren. A $5 pass is also available for one additional adult with purchase of a family pass. This includes transportation between locations and all the special activities that each location has to offer.

Family Fun Saturdays at Gifford Farm – 7/12, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., $5

  • Story Time! Hear fantastic storytelling from area high school students and adults. Special guest, Nebraska story teller Tina Semteck, author of Widdly diddly Doo Could Not Tie his Shoe
  • Admission is $5 per person, 2 and over. Military discount available.

Family Farm Days at Wenninghoff Farm – 7/12-7/13, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., $2

  • Every Saturday & Sunday from 10:30 to 12:30, our “farm-tastic” friend, Karla, will be doing activities with the kids. Enjoy some time at the farm and learn something new! Cost: $2 per child.
  • July 12 & 13: Howdy Horsey! Meet our horses, Jetta and Sierra. Learn about tack. Bring your camera to take a picture of your little partner on a saddle.

Disney Day with The Big O 101.9 – 7/12, 12 – 3 p.m., FREE

  • Bring the whole family out to Lakeside Plaza, 173rd & West Center Road, from Noon to three for a FREE Fire & Safety Day! The Omaha Fire & Rescue will have a Fire Truck, medic unit and free DISNEY Fire & Safety tip sheets, plus WIN free movie passes and prizes to Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue.” The first 101 kids get a free treat from Dairy Queen!

Summer Olympics at Mahoney State Park – 7/13, 1-4 p.m.

  • All Events are Free (Park pass required). Bring your own bike for the Mountain Bike Race, plus Mammal Relay Race, Slingshot Challenge, and Archery. Event held across from Activity Center.

Fill the Pool Day – 7/13

  • All Pool Locations. Bring 2 non-perishable food items for free admission and help your local pool fill their baby pool full of food first.

 

Mark Your Calendars:

Offutt Airshow – 7/19 – 7/20

  • The Defenders of Freedom Open House and Air Show will return to Offutt Air Force Base on July 19-20, 2014. Highlighting this year’s show will be the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration team.

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!

Tempo of Twilight Concerts at Lauritzen Gardens + Giveaway – 10 Winners! (Ended)

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Music, Nature, and Summer all come together at the Tempo of Twilight Outdoor Concerts at Lauritzen Gardens! They are held on select Tuesday evenings from 6 – 8 p.m. with remaining concerts on the following dates: July 15 and 29, August 12 and 26, September 2, 2014.

This outdoor concert series brings a great lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a beautiful blend of music and nature. Concerts are FREE for garden members or are included with paid garden admission.

Due to the unique nature of the concert series, guests are allowed to bring chairs, food and beverages on Tempo of Twilight nights only.

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Dinner Specials

The gift shop is open and the café serves an abbreviated menu. Dinner specials are available at $7 per person (with bottled drink) and $6.50 per person (with canned drink).

Visitors are encouraged to carpool when possible as there is limited parking available.


Giveaway: Win A Family Four-Pack to Tempo of Twilight at Lauritzen Gardens - 10 Winners!

TEN lucky Family Fun in Omaha readers will win a family four-pack for one of the 5 remaining concerts on July 15 and 29, August 12 and 26, and September 2, 2014.TempoofTwilight3

TO ENTER:

  • Simply enter through Rafflecopter below by signing in with your Facebook account or with your name and email address.
  • Earn additional entries as described.

THANK YOU FOR ENTERING AND GOOD LUCK!
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GIVEAWAY ENDS: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 11:59 p.m., CST.

OTHER: Entrants must be 19 or older and located in the US only.  The winner will be selected using Rafflecopter and notified via email.  Winner must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen.  Duplicate entries will be deleted.

Disclosure: Many thanks to Lauritzen Gardens for providing the Family Four-Packs for the giveaway and for my family. See disclosure and privacy policy here.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {7/2 – 7/6/14}

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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!

Don’t Miss:

Free Summer Activities in Omaha

Enter to Win:

Enter to Win a Family Pass to Railroad Days – 3 Winners! – Ends Friday!

  • Railroad Days are coming up July 12-13th, and you can visit 5 local family attractions with a $15 Family Pass! It includes admission and transportation for 2 adults and their dependent children to Lauritzen Gardens, the Durham Museum, Union Pacific Railroad Museum, The Historic General Dodge House, and The RailsWest Railroad Museum!

Enter to Win Short Story Mini Session from Sunnyheart Photography ($250 value)! - Ends Sunday!

  • A Short Story Mini Session includes: A 30-minute family or child session, 12-15 images to choose from, 3 digital images with print release, and Two 5×7 mounted prints!

 

Top Picks this Weekend:

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

Fourth of July Fireworks Displays and Special Events in Omaha

  • 4th of July Fun in Omaha! Celebrate with fireworks displays, parades, concerts, and community celebrations!

The Wienermobile is Coming to Omaha – 7/2 – 7/4

  • They’re hosting several events at different Hy-Vee Foods Stores July 2-4.

College Home Run Derby and Omaha World-Herald’s Fireworks at T.D. Ameritrade - 7/3, 7:30 p.m., $8-$12

  • Enjoy College Home Run Derby featuring the nation’s premier college power hitters, and Omaha World-Herald’s 30th annual Independence Day fireworks display following the derby.

Ralston Independence Day Celebration – 7/3-7/4

  • Independence Day Activities, Street Dance, Annual Grand Parade, Fireworks
  • Friday, July 4th: Parade at 1 p.m. Fireworks 9:30 p.m.

Mom’s Day Swim at Omaha City Pools - 7/6

  • Mothers get in free with a paid child admission at Omaha City Pools.

Mothers Day at Papio Bay – 7/6

  • Moms get in free with 1 paid child.

Game Day at the Mega Market – 7/6, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., FREE

  • Board, card and dice games. Sponsored by Run Amok Toys (RWR Innovations LLC), who is dedicated to showing children of all ages that they can have fun without electricity.

 

Mark Your Calendars:

Tots on the Towne at Shadow Lake Towne Center – 7/10, 10:30 a.m., FREE

  • Peanut Toss and Bun Making at Texas Roadhouse
  • PLEASE NOTE: This Tots on the Towne event is limited to 40 children. RSVP’s are required. Only three (3) children per party. Must have one adult present. Please call the Shadow Lake Management Office at 402-537-0046 to reserve your child’s spot.

La Vista Dinosaur Egg Hunt and Storytime – 7/10, 3 p.m., Southwind Park, FREE

  • The La Vista Recreation Department and Library are looking for young explorers to help us hunt for giant dinosaur eggs (watermelons). When all of the eggs are found, we will haul them back to the picnic shelter, crack them open and enjoy eating a cold slice.

Family Fishing Events at Halleck Park – 7/10, 6 – 8 p.m., FREE

  • The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission sponsors Free Family Fishing Events across the state where people of all ages can learn to fish! Look for the Family Fishing Trailer where loaner rods and reels, bait, and fishing instruction are available free to participants.
  • All participants ages 16 or older need a 2014 fishing license (OutdoorNebraska.org for permits).

Railroad Days – 7/12 – 7/13, $15 Family Pass

  • Celebrate all things train and track! A $15 Family Pass includes admission to all 5 locations: Durham Museum, Lauritzen Gardens, Union Pacific Railroad Museum, RailsWest Railroad Museum, and the Historic General Dodge House, for two adults and their dependent children or two grandparents and up to four grandchildren. A $5 pass is also available for one additional adult with purchase of a family pass. This includes transportation between locations and all the special activities that each location has to offer.
  • ENTER TO WIN one of 3 Family Passes – ends Friday

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!

Railroad Days 2014 + Giveaway of 3 Family Passes! (Ended)

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ALL ABOARD!!

Railroad Days will be held on July 12th and 13th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate our region’s rich railroad heritage with a fun-filled weekend at Railroad Days!

The festival includes admission into five of the area’s family attractions, including:

  • Lauritzen Gardens
  • The Durham Museum
  • Union Pacific Railroad Museum
  • The Historic General Dodge House
  • The RailsWest Railroad Museum

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Family Pass

A $15 family pass (2 adults and any dependent children under 18 or two grandparents and up to four grandchildren) allows entrance to and transportation between all five locations. A $5 pass is available for purchase for one additional adult.

It’s a wonderfully inexpensive way to treat the family to a weekend of fun and a great community celebration of all things train and track!

Union Pacific Miniature Train

Be sure to check out another great giveaway here! Enter to Win a Short Story Mini Session from Sunnyheart Photography ($250 value)!


Giveaway: Win A Family Pass to Railroad Days – 3 Winners!

THREE lucky Family Fun in Omaha readers will win a Family Pass to Railroad Days! A Family Pass, allowing access for two adults and their dependent children, includes admission to and transportation between all five locations.RailroadDays

TO ENTER:

  • Simply enter through Rafflecopter below by signing in with your Facebook account or with your name and email address.
  • Earn additional entries as described.

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GIVEAWAY ENDS: Friday, July 4, 2014, 11:59 p.m., CST. OTHER: Entrants must be 19 or older and located in the US only.  The winner will be selected using Rafflecopter and notified via email.  Winner must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen.  Duplicate entries will be deleted. Disclosure: Many thanks to Lauritzen Gardens for providing the Family Passes for the giveaway and for my family. See disclosure and privacy policy here.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {6/26 – 6/29/14}

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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!

Don’t Miss:

Free Summer Activities in Omaha

 

Enter to Win:

Enter to Win a One Night Stay with 4 Waterpark Passes and 4 Miniature Golf Passes at King’s Pointe Waterpark Resort! - ENDS SUNDAY

  • Fun family vacation within a few hours drive of Omaha including indoor and outdoor waterparks, bike rides, and a beautiful view!

Enter to Win Short Story Mini Session from Sunnyheart Photography ($250 value)! - NEW!

  • A Short Story Mini Session includes: A 30-minute family or child session, 12-15 images to choose from, 3 digital images with print release, and Two 5×7 mounted prints!

 

Top Picks this Weekend:

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

Fourth of July Fireworks Displays and Special Events in Omaha

  • 4th of July Fun in Omaha! Celebrate with fireworks displays, parades, concerts, and community celebrations!

Kids Funfare at Regency Court – 6/26, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., FREE

  • Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in June and July in Center Court for FREE fun activities.

Bank of the West Celebrates America – 6/27, 6 – 10 p.m., FREE

  • Enjoy this annual celebration featuring Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker, and Smash Mouth, with a Fireworks Grand Finale.

Polymer Clay Club at Smiling Turtle Art Spot – 6/27, 7 – 9 p.m., FREE with Pre-Registration ($5/family at door)

  • Join Polymer Clay Club at Smiling Turtle for Free on Friday June 27th! Bring your tools, clay, friends, snacks and drinks for this fun Friday night that starts at 7 p.m. They’ll have an instructor on hand to help with tips and tricks, as well as a variety of tools and supplies available to use. This group is open to beginners and experienced polymer clay artists.
  • All ages are welcome, younger children will need assistance from their parents with the project of the month.
  • Space is limited, advanced registration is required. Please register online by Thursday June 26th.

Family Fun Nights at Fun-Plex – 6/27 & 6/28, 7:30 – 11 p.m.

  • Fun-Plex is back open! Enjoy Family Fun Nights with unlimited rides and go karts, plus kids karaoke, face painting, and special surprises to entertain all night!
  • The whole family plays all night for $59.95 (up to 6 people, $10.95 + tax for each addl. person or for individual entry)
  • Family Fun Nights run throughout the summer on most Friday and Saturday nights from 7:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. (There will be no Family Fun Night on Friday, July 4th.) The Water Park will be closed for Family Fun Nights.

Family Flicks at Aksarben Cinema – 6/28, 10 a.m., FREE

  • Enjoy the final Free Family Flicks of the summer with The LEGO Movie!
  • Seating is offered on a first come, first served basis. They will be collecting canned food items for Together, your donation is appreciated!

Juneteenth Parade and Celebration – 6/28, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • NAACP Juneteenth Parade Celebration on June 28th, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m, from 30th & Lake to 30th & Sprague, followed by June Family Fun Fair @ Charles B. Washington Library, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Family Golf Day & Free Junior Golf Player Certification Clinic – 6/28, 2 – 5 p.m.

  • Play a complementary golf round with the whole family. Take a turn in the bounce house or the rock climbing wall. Enjoy a free hotdog and chips.
  • Junior Golf Club Player Certification Clinics at 3 or 4 p.m. All clinic participants will receive their Junior Golf Club membership and will be able to play FREE golf Monday through Friday at any 9-Hole City of Omaha Golf Course now through Labor Day. Participants may also play for free on weekends and holidays when accompanied by a paid adult.
    • Saturday, June 28, 2 – 5 p.m.: Spring Lake Family Golf Day

Family Fun Fest at Hy-Vee 156th & Maple – 6/28, 5 – 8 p.m., FREE

  • Annual Family Fun Fest where you will find face painting, clowns, fire trucks, music, free pony rides and more! There will also be grilled favorites available to purchase. Plus visit the car, truck, and motorcycle show going on at the same time.

Lightning Bug Party at Hummel Park Nature Center – 6/28, 7:30 p.m., FREE

  • FREE Lightning Bug Party at Hummel Park Nature Center Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.! Enjoy lots of activities including guided hikes, making s’mores, decorating your bug jar, exploring the frog pond and lots more!

Family Fun Day with Miracle Hill Jr. Golf – 6/29

  • Enjoy practicing and playing golf with your kids on Sundays at Miracle Hill:
    • Family Fun Day: Sundays after 3 p.m., Kids play Free with paid adult. (Limit 2 kids per adult.
    • Sundays: All day on the practice tee. Get a FREE Kids bucket with adult purchase of large or jumbo bucket.

Splash Bash at La Vista Pool – 6/29, 1 – 4 p.m., FREE

  •  Enjoy the La Vista pool for free! Also live DJ, games, prizes and free food (while supplies last).

Rockin’ With Coaches Place & ANDY Foundation – 6/29, 2 – 7 p.m.

  • Coaches Place and Small Guy Promotions are collaborating on a family fun day to raise money for the Andy Foundation and a food drive for the Open Door Mission. Admission to the event is FREE, with a donation of non-perishable food and/or pay a nominal fee for activities including: face paintings, clowns, 3-point shootout, carnival games, video games, raffles, prizes and more. The Family Fun day will be held in the parking lot of Coaches Place at 318 South 72nd Street, Omaha, NE 68164.

POSTPONED - StoneBridge Fireworks Bonanza 

  • Games, live music and a professional fireworks display.

 

Mark Your Calendars:

Fourth of July Fireworks Displays and Special Events in Omaha

  • 4th of July Fun in Omaha! Celebrate with fireworks displays, parades, concerts, and community celebrations!

Hydrant Parties

  • Omaha: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 1 – 5 at various locations.
  • Council Bluffs: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30-2:30 at various locations.

Monday Night at the Movies at Midtown Crossing – 6/30, at sunset in Turner Park, FREE

  • June 30: Toy Story

Westroads Mall Kid’s Club – 7/2, 10 a.m., FREE

  • July Kid’s Club – Amazing Incredible You (A.K.A. “Grossology”)

Ralston Independence Day Celebration – 7/3-7/4

  • Independence Day Activities, Street Dance, Annual Grand Parade, Fireworks
  • Friday, July 4th: Parade at 1 p.m. Fireworks 9:30 p.m.

Game Day at the Mega Market – 7/6, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., FREE

  • Board, card and dice games. Sponsored by Run Amok Toys (RWR Innovations LLC), who is dedicated to showing children of all ages that they can have fun without electricity.

Railroad Days – 7/12 – 7/13, $15 Family Pass

  • Celebrate all things train and track! A $15 Family Pass includes admission to all 5 locations: Durham Museum, Lauritzen Gardens, Union Pacific Railroad Museum, RailsWest Railroad Museum, and the Historic General Dodge House, for two adults and their dependent children or two grandparents and up to four grandchildren. A $5 pass is also available for one additional adult with purchase of a family pass. This includes transportation between locations and all the special activities that each location has to offer.
  • ENTER TO WIN a Family Pass on our Facebook page now – ends Thursday, 6/26, at 9 p.m.!

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!

Capture the Wonderment of Childhood: Sunnyheart Photography + Giveaway! (Ended)

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Many thanks to Jess at Sunnyheart Photography for sharing her beautiful talent and sponsoring this giveaway.

Every child has a story to tell. While some children are more vocal than others, every child tells a story in their own way: with her shy bat of an eyelash, his complete obsession with tractors, or absolutely infectious laughter. It’s the small things that count, and wow do those small things change quickly as children grow and grow!

Let’s capture it, NOW! Before the next obsession hits, before your child grows another inch, let’s capture your child in this moment of his or her life.

Photographer Jess Simons creates true and meaningful artwork that you will cherish forever, specializing in maternity, newborn, family and children. See examples in her beautiful portfolio!

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Every family and child is unique, which makes every session with Sunnyheart Photography a one-of-a-kind, special experience. 
From planning location and styling to creating a gorgeous wall gallery or custom keepsake album, you’ll be pleasantly surprised throughout the entire process. Find out why Sunnyheart Photography might be a good fit for you.

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SPECIAL OFFER

Sunnyheart Photography is currently offering a FREE mini album with any session that you book prior to July 6th! Mini albums are the perfect way to tell a story and a wonderful keepsake to share or keep!

CONTACT: To learn more, click here or contact Jess at 402-802-6645 or jess@sunnyheartphotography.com.


Giveaway: Win a Short Story Mini Session from Sunnyheart Photography ($250 value)!

One lucky Family Fun in Omaha reader will win a Short Story Mini Session with Sunnyheart Photography!SunnyHeartPhotography-1

A Short Story Mini Session includes:

  • A 30-minute family or child session
  • 12-15 images to choose from
  • 3 digital images with print release
  • Two 5×7 mounted prints
  • $250 value!

TO ENTER:

  • Simply enter through Rafflecopter below by signing in with your Facebook account or with your name and email address.
  • Earn additional entries as described.

THANK YOU FOR ENTERING AND GOOD LUCK!
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GIVEAWAY ENDS: SundayJuly 6, 2014, 11:59 p.m., CST.

OTHER: Entrants must be 19 or older and located in the US only.  The winner will be selected using Rafflecopter and notified via email.  Winner must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen.  Duplicate entries will be deleted.

Disclosure: Many thanks to Jess at Sunnyheart Photography for sharing her beautiful talent and sponsoring this giveaway. See disclosure and privacy policy here.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

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