Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {9/25 – 9/28/14}

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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!

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Free Activities at River City Rodeo and Stock Show and Parade - 9/25 – 9/28

  • In addition to the championship rodeos, see many animals and enjoy many activities including the Douglas County Fair, 4-H Stock Show, free interactive family activities, animal zone, and more!
  • Heritage Parade is on Saturday 9/27 at 10:00 a.m.

Free “I TRIED IT” Toddler Classes at Hy-Vee 156th & Maple – 9/26, 10:30 a.m.

  • Kid-friendly class focusing on encouraging young children to try new foods! Please pre-register with Amanda by contacting her at 402-493-0390 or ajochum@hy-vee.com.

Pirate Party at La Vista Public Library – 9/26, 2-3 p.m.

  • Join the library and recreation department for a pirate-themed party. Costumes welcome!

Museum Day Live! – 9/27

  • The Museum Day Live! Ticket provides FREE Admission to one person, plus a guest, to participating museums across the country on Saturday, September 27, 2014. One ticket per household, for two people.
  • Participating Museums include Durham Museum, El Museo Latino, and many others statewide.

National Alpaca Farm Day Open House – 9/27-9/28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., FREE

  • Alpacas of the Heartland in Fort Calhoun opens up their ranch to the public for a FREE Open House. See many alpacas and baby crias. Food is provided for people to feed the alpacas, plus feel the fleece and learn why alpacas are being raised. In addition, there is a large variety of alpaca related items that are for sale during this event.

ARTsarben – 9/27-9/28, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • ARTsarben includes Art Marketplace, Entertainment, and a Food Court. KidZone – Kids of all ages will be able to explore their budding artistic talent and enjoy active play through hands-on art activities & bounce houses. Art activities and bounce houses will require one to three tickets for participation; tickets can be purchased for $.50 each at the KidZone Info Booth in Stinson Park.

Celebrate 60 Years of Learning at Lakeshore Learning Store – 9/27, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., FREE

  • Visit any Lakeshore store on September 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate 60 years of learning with games, goodies and giveaways!

Hispanic Heritage Family Festival at South Omaha Library – 9/27, 1-4 p.m., FREE

  • Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with food, performances, displays and activities. Enjoy free food, bounce houses, face-painting, performances by dance group Xiotal Ballet Folklorico, Andean band Sound de mi Tierra, and salsa band Esencia Latina, as well as our first annual chili pepper-eating contest.

Mark Your Calendars:

Oak View Mall Kid’s Club – 9/30, 10:30 a.m., FREE

  • In September, Joslyn Art Museum will help us take a look at artist Jun Kaneko. With pictures of Kaneko’s art as our inspiration children will use model magic clay to sculpt a Dango. Then we will use markers to create beautiful designs.

Westroads Mall Kid’s Club – 10/1, 10 a.m., FREE

  • Wiz Bang Super Science Show with the Omaha Children’s Museum.

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!

Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm + Ticket Giveaway 2014!

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Are you looking for a pumpkin patch where you can experience many kid-friendly activities, fresh air, and beautiful scenery, in a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere?  Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm and Pumpkin Patch may be the perfect place for you!

Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm prides itself on offering many activities in a relaxing setting at an affordable price (only $5/person). From their website:hayridesbloom

“We offer a big dose of fall fun with an emphasis on the agricultural side of autumn. We’re not a theme park–we offer lots of fresh air, wide open spaces, recreation and relaxation, all for the best price around and in a beautiful seasonal setting.”

We loved our visit last year, especially the scenic Hayride to the pumpkin patch, Farm Animals, Play Areas, Wheelbarrow Maze, Corn Pit, and Rubber Duck Races. The Family-Sized Tire Swing was my favorite!

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I was impressed with how clean and well-kept it is.  We enjoyed a delicious lunch in the Schoolhouse Café, an historic one-room schoolhouse.  They also have a Pumpkin Barn and Gift Shop, and a nice room above the barn for Birthday Parties, Field Trips, and Group Outings.

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Special Events

October 11, 2014 – Doggy Day. Bring your canine friends (on their leashes, please) for a fun day on the farm. Doggy admission is $5.00, and proceeds will be donated to Nebraska Border Collie Rescue. Volunteers will be on hand with dogs which are up for adoption.

October 19 – McKenzie JaLynn & the Renegades live at the farm! Your regular admission will include this special performance on Oct. 19, 2:00-5:00 p.m.!

November 1-2, 2014 – Thanks and Giving Weekend. To say “Thanks!” for TEN great seasons, and to give back to our community, we’re offering one half-price admission for every item of non-perishable food you bring to the farm! Items collected will be donated to the Cass County Food Pantry.

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Details

Location:  911-108th Street, Avoca, Nebraska 68307 (35 miles south of Omaha, Directions)

Hours: Open Fridays (1-6 p.m.) and Saturday / Sunday (10 a.m.- 6 p.m.) from Open from September 20 – November 2, 2014.

Admission: Only $5.00/person (includes tax), and ages 2 & under are free.

Find out more here!

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Giveaway: Win Four Passes to Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm!

One Family Fun in Omaha reader will win A Gift Certificate good for Four Admissions to Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm! Valid during 2014 season.Bloom Where You're Planted

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Disclosure: Many thanks to Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm who provided the gift certificate for the giveaway, and is a Featured Omaha Area Pumpkin Patch. All opinions are my own. 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 {9/18 – 9/21/14}

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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!

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

Hands-on-Habitat at Fontenelle Forest – Free with Registration – 9/19, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • ParentSavvy and Fontenelle Forest are providing these special educational, hands-on classes for pre-school age children and parents. FREE up to 3x a year with promo code “ParentSavvy”. Register here!

Talk Like A Pirate Day – 9/19

  • Talk like a pirate, and you will receive one FREE doughnut, dress fully like a pirate and receive one FREE dozen doughnuts! Redeemable on September 19, 2014 only at participating Krispy Kreme US locations.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites at The Rose Theater - Ends 9/21

  • See The Very Hungry Caterpillar come to life with brightly colored puppets and black light visual effects. It is such a fun show to watch! All 3 stories have such simple story lines, yet with a subtle message of being true to yourself.

Centris Movie Night and Carnival – 9/19, 6 p.m., FREE

  • FREE carnival runs from 6:00-7:30 followed by a showing of Field of Dreams at 7:30.

Gifford Farm Fall Festival – 9/20-9/21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Bring the family and visit with the farm animals, play games, win raffle prizes, have lunch, watch live animal presentations, take a hay ride, ride a pony and much more! Admission varies.

PinPoint Discount Day at Vala’s - 9/21

  • PinPoint Rewards members will receive a FREE Vala’s admission with the purchase of an admission on Sunday, September 21st (One offer per card. Admission tickets must be used on this day.) Members can show their virtual (mobile app) or printed (www.pinpointrewards.com) PinPoint Card at the Vala’s admissions windows. Not a member yet? Sign up here for this fantastic free discount and rewards program in Omaha - highly recommend it! (Allow 24 hours for activation of card.)

Mt. Michael Fall Festival – 9/21, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Live entertainment, Midway games, Hayrack rides, Kiddie train, Food, Prizes, and more. Free Admission, prices vary for games and activities.

Mark Your Calendars:

Free Activities at River City Rodeo and Stock Show and Parade - September 25 – 28

Museum Day Live! – September 27

  • Free Admission to Participating Museums with ticket (including Durham Museum, El Museo Latino, and many others statewide!)

Hispanic Heritage Family Festival – September 27, 1 – 4 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!

Vala’s Pumpkin Patch Giveaway 2014! – ENDED

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Vala’s Pumpkin Patch has become a Fall tradition for many local families and is celebrating their 30th year of operation this year! With over 50 activities to enjoy, and 3 live shows daily, there is so much to see and do for all ages!

Popular attractions include the Great Pumpkin Jump with 3 options for various ages, Pedal Carts, Lost Pumpkin Mine, Corn Maze, Hayrack Ride, Petting Corral, and Barnyard Adventure Ride for the little ones.

For more information on Highlights, What’s New in 2014, and Available Discounts, visit Helpful Tips for Visiting Vala’s here!

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  • The Pie Barn – Kelsey Vala is their lead baker and she is making from-scratch pie with all-butter crust. Along with pie, The Pie Barn will be serving up a great dinner and lunch menu of soups, salads and sandwiches, as well as savory pot pies.
  • Right next to The Pie Barn, they added a super fun new attraction, a sports ball-throw games area. Kids and adults alike will have fun throwing baseballs, footballs and more, plus testing their strength at the strongman high striker. All these games are included in their general admission price, so can be played at no extra cost.

Admission:

  • Mondays – Thursdays: $10.42 + tax / person
  • Fridays – Sundays in October: $14.99 + tax / person ($13.99 online)
  • September Weekend Discount: $12.49 + tax / person
  • Ages 2 and under are Free

Available Discounts and Coupons

  • PinPoint Discount Day: Sunday, September 21st. PinPoint Rewards members will receive a FREE Vala’s admission with the purchase of an admission on Sunday, September 21st (One offer per card. Admission tickets must be used on this day.) Members can show their virtual (mobile app) or printed (www.pinpointrewards.com) PinPoint Card at the Vala’s admissions windows. Not a member yet? Sign up here for this fantastic free discount and rewards program in Omaha - highly recommend it! (Allow 24 hours for activation of card.)

Details:

  • Where:  12102 South 180th Street, Gretna, NE 68028 (South of Highway 370 on 180th Street – Directions)
  • When: Friday, September 19th through Friday, October 31st, 2014
  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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Giveaway: Win Four Tickets to Vala’s Pumpkin Patch!  

One lucky Family Fun in Omaha reader will win Four Tickets to Vala’s Pumpkin Patch!  Each ticket is valid for one admission, from the last weekend in September through October 31, 2014. (Each ticket value: $15.81)valas-30th-logo-400

TO ENTER:

  • Simply enter through Rafflecopter below by signing in with your Facebook account or with your name and email address.
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Be sure to check out other family-friendly events this weekend and enter to win a mini-photo session or save on a photo session with Lady Grey Photography!

THANK YOU FOR ENTERING AND GOOD LUCK!
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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {9/11 – 9/14/14}

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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!

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9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites at The Rose Theater - 9/5 – 9/21

  • See The Very Hungry Caterpillar come to life with brightly colored puppets and black light visual effects. It is such a fun show to watch! All 3 stories have such simple story lines, yet with a subtle message of being true to yourself.

Omaha Mini Maker Faire at The Omaha Children’s Museum – 9/13, 9-5 p.m.

  • Omaha Mini Maker Faire encourages interactive exhibits that highlight the process of making things. This unique, family-friendly event draws makers from all over the Metro and surrounding area to celebrate their fascinating and exciting creativity. Free with paid admission or membership.

Lowe’s Build and Grow – 9/13, 10 a.m., FREE with registration

The Moonshell Storytelling Festival at Mahoney State Park – 9/13, 10:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

  • All storytelling performances and events are free with park admission. The main stage is at the Mahoney Activity Center.

Touch-A-Truck – 9/13, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 69th & Pacific, FREE

  • Free event with the Child Saving Institute for the entire family where children can see and climb on “real life” vehicles, plus face-painting, prizes, bouncy tents, food, clowns and more.

23rd Annual Intertribal Powwow at MCC’s Fort Omaha Campus – 9/13, 1 – 7:30 p.m., FREE

  • Celebrating Native American cultures, the powwow honors the traditional dance, music, artistry, oral history and foods of various tribes across Nebraska and the surrounding region, including, but not limited to, Northern Ponca, Omaha, Santee Sioux and Winnebago.

402 Block pARTy – 9/13, 1 – 5 p.m.

  • There will be informational booths, an outdoor stage with live performances, community art projects, food trucks, + FREE hotdogs for kids. Held at the 402 Arts Collective, on the corner of Maple Street and 60th Avenue in downtown Benson.

Design Zone at The Durham Museum – Ends September 14th

  • In 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.

Mark Your Calendars:

Hands-on-Habitat – Free with Registration – 9/19, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • ParentSavvy and Fontenelle Forest are providing these special educational, hands-on classes for pre-school age children and parents. FREE up to 3x a year with promo code “ParentSavvy”. Register here!

Centris Movie Night and Carnival – 9/19, 6 p.m., FREE

  • FREE carnival runs from 6:00-7:30 followed by a showing of Field of Dreams at 7:30.

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!

Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch Ticket Giveaway 2014! – ENDED

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Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch opens for the season this Friday, September 12th!

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House of Mystery at Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch

Attractions

  • Corn Maze
  • PeeWee Corn Maze – perfect for the little ones!
  • Hayrack Ride
  • Mad Cow Ride
  • Nerf Gun War Zone
  • Face Painting
  • Eerie Trail
  • Corn Pool
  • House of Mystery
  • Pick your own pumpkins & more

Corn Maze

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Make your way through the 10-acre Corn Maze and search for hidden punch card stations in the scavenger hunt!

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The Pee Wee Corn Maze is a perfect for the little ones to run through over and over again! Read about our visit last year here!

Special Events this Weekend!

Celebrate opening night this Friday, September 12th - Free cotton candy for each paid admission!

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Saturday, September 13: Relay for Life & Skinny Bones Adventure 5K Zombie Run

Saturday, September 13: Doggie Days at the Pumpkin Patch

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Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch

3935 Hwy 133, Blair, NE 68008 [Directions - Entrance is right across from Santa's Wood's.]

See Hours and Admission Prices here.

Be sure to Follow Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch on Facebook as they are giving away passes all week, plus keep updated on the latest Omaha fun and more upcoming giveaways by Following Family Fun in Omaha on Facebook!


Giveaway: Win Four Passes to Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch!

One reader will win Four Passes to Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch! (Value $52)SkinnyBones2-300

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: Sunday, September 14, 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 Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze who provided the passes for the giveaway, and is a Featured Omaha Area Pumpkin Patch. 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 {9/5 – 9/7/14}

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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!

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

“Fields of Flight” Hot Air Balloon Festival at Ditmars Orchard – 9/5-9/7

  • Watch balloons take flight from the wide open spaces of the apple orchard, and evening balloon “glows”. Parking: $5 per car, Admission: $2 per person.
  • **All events are weather permitting. See Ditmars Orchard website or Facebook page for updates.

First Friday Family Date Night at the Omaha Children’s Museum – 9/5, 5-8 p.m.

  • Enjoy Eric Carle night with chalk painting, tissue paper art, caterpillar tear art, Eric Carle stories and much more! FREE with regular museum admission.
  • Dinos: The Big Dig ends Sunday!

Parents’ Night Out at Go! Kids’ Gym – 9/5, 6 – 8 p.m.

  • Need a Parents’ Night Out? Kids can enjoy games, crafts, and pizza at Go! Kids’ Gym while you enjoy an evening out. Cost is $20 for first child / $15 for additional siblings.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites at The Rose Theater– 9/5 – 9/21

  • See The Very Hungry Caterpillar come to life with brightly colored puppets and black light visual effects when it opens the season this weekend at The Rose Theater!

FREE Kids Workshops at Home Depot – 9/6, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., FREE

  • Build a Wizard of Oz Birdhouse!

World O! Water – 9/6, 12 – 4 p.m., Chalco Hills, FREE

  • Canoe Rides, Live Music, Face Painting, Nature Hikes, Water Safety And Lifejacket Fitting, Live Animals (owls, reptiles and other exotic animals), plus more!

Dog Day at Papio Bay – 9/7, 1 – 4 p.m., FREE

  • Free swimming, treats, doggy bags, vendors and more.

Mark Your Calendars:

Omaha Mini Maker Faire at The Omaha Children’s Museum – 9/13, 9-5 p.m.

  • Omaha Mini Maker Faire encourages interactive exhibits that highlight the process of making things. This unique, family-friendly event draws makers from all over the Metro and surrounding area to celebrate their fascinating and exciting creativity.

Touch-A-Truck – 9/13, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 69th & Pacific, FREE

  • Free event with the Child Saving Institute for the entire family where children can see and climb on “real life” vehicles, plus face-painting, prizes, bouncy tents, food, clowns and more.

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 Labor Day Weekend in Omaha {8/28 – 9/1/14}

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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!

Top Picks this Weekend:

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

FREE Summer Events continue:

La Festa Italiana - 8/29 – 8/31, $5 advance, $6.50 at the door, children under 12 free with adult

  • Food, entertainment, and children’s activities. Held at Il Palazzo, the new home of the American Italian Heritage Society. 132nd & Fort.

SeptemberFest Omaha – 8/29 – 9/1, $4.00, Children under 5 admitted free

  • Featuring live bands, Kiddie Kingdom, BBQ & Ribeye Steak Cookoff, Midway Carnival, and more.
  • Labor Day Parade – Monday at 10 a.m. in Downtown Omaha!
  • FREE Parking – They will have a shuttle from Gallup to the front gate of the event. (See shuttle hours here.)

Free Admission to Lauritzen Gardens over Labor Day Weekend – 8/30 – 9/1, FREE

  • August 30 through September 1: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday.

Hometown Festival at Bass Pro Shop - 8/30 – 8/31, 12-5 p.m., FREE

  • Free family activities, crafts, face painting, seminars, games, plus more!
  • Plus, Honoring Hometown Heroes, August 30th, 2-4 p.m.

Labor Day Weekend at the Omaha Zoo – 8/30 – 9/1, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • There will be wild entertainment including bounce houses and face painting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and special animal presentations throughout the day for all ages. Event activities are free to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members or with regular paid Zoo admission.

StoneBridge Fireworks Bonanza – 8/31, 5 p.m., FREE

  • Enjoy family fun, lots of games, live music and a professional fireworks display. Food vendors will be selling a variety of tasty choices (cash only).

Labor Day Parade - 9/1, 10 a.m., Downtown Omaha

  • Watch flag carrying honor guards, marching bands, Labor Unions, businesses, floats, animals, horses, clowns and roaming artists!

Omahawks Air Show for Make-A-Wish – 9/1, 12 – 4 p.m., FREE

  • Annual Omahawks Air Show benefitting Make-A-Wish. Enjoy this FREE show watching radio-controlled planes & their operators show off their skills all for Make-A-Wish! Food, drinks, and door prize tickets available for purchase.
  • Held at Standing Bear Lake Park at 138th and Fort Streets.

Heading Out of Town:

The Nebraska State Fair - 8/22-9/1, Grand Island

  • The Nebraska State Fair is an annual, 11-day, event that is held at the end of August through early September, ending on Labor Day. The fair is held at Fonner Park in Grand Island, NE.

Callaway Kite Flight – 8/30 – 8/31, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Callaway, NE, $2 (3 and under Free)

  • Come fly your own kite or just watch the professional kite fliers fly their large and colorful array of kites. Watch as hundreds of colorful kites fill the skies over Callaway (about 4 hours west of Omaha). Only $2 per person per day (children 3 and under free). Free parking.

Find many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar!

Mark Your Calendars:

Parents’ Night Out at Go! Kids’ Gym – 9/5, 6 – 8 p.m.

  • Need a Parents’ Night Out? Kids can enjoy games, crafts, and pizza at Go! Kids’ Gym while you enjoy an evening out. Cost is $20 for first child / $15 for additional siblings.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites at The Rose Theater – 9/5 – 9/21

  • See The Very Hungry Caterpillar come to life with brightly colored puppets and black light visual effects when it opens the season next week at The Rose Theater!

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 {8/21 – 8/24/14}

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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!

Top Picks this Weekend:

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

Millard Days – 8/19 – 8/24

  • Millard Days is a full week of activities, including parade, carshow, carnival and Family day activities.
  • The Parade starts at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday and runs along Millard Avenue from 132nd Street to P Street.

Greek Festival – 8/22 – 8/24, Canfield Plaza (85th & Center)

  • Greek Food, experience Greek music and culture with Greek Dancing and great family fun.
  • Adults are $3 (or free with canned food donation or download a free ticket from the website) and children 12 and under are free!

Fat Brain Friday – 8/22, 6 – 7 p.m., FREE

  • Love LEGOs? Meet LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City’s Master Model Builder and build your own LEGO creation.

Starlight Movie Series at Sumtur Amphitheater – 8/22, FREE

  • The Sound of Music, final free movie of the season at Sumtur Amphitheater!
  • Gates open at 7:30 p.m. with movies starting at dusk.

Dundee Day and Parade – 8/23

  • Celebrate Dundee Day this Saturday, with the parade at 10:30 a.m.!

Midlands Pirate Festival – 8/23 – 8/24, Bellevue Berry Farm and Pumpkin Ranch

  • Craft merchants and skilled artisans, demonstrations, daily treasure hunts, unique festival foods, plus more.
  • Admission to the Midlands Pirate Festival will be $10 for adults and $6 for kids from 4 to 14, with tots free

Finale Kite Flying Festival – 8/23, 2 – 5 p.m., FREE

  • FREE Kite Festival this Saturday from 2 – 5 p.m. at Lawrence Youngman Park (192nd & Dodge)! Enjoy kites, kite building workshops, face painting, bounce houses, rock wall, fishing, a farmers market, & more.

Find many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar!

Mark Your Calendars:

Oak View Mall Kid’s Club – 8/26, 10:30 a.m., FREE

  • Celebrate color with The Joslyn Art Museum! We will be creating Chihuly Windsocks inspired by the beautiful glass sculpture called Inside & Out.

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!

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City

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Disclosure: I am a Moms Connect member of US Family Guide, and in exchange for my participation in sharing information, discount offers, reviews, and giveaways for family-friendly attractions, US Family Guide has provided passes for my family.

One word: Excitement.

From the model rooms of Star Wars to the cityscape of Kansas City, LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Kansas City was fun for the whole family!

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We began the day playing on the Kingdom Quest laser ride, a favorite the whole family can enjoy. We loved challenging each other to see who could get the highest score! The flying chariot at Merlin’s Apprentice, where guests pedal to go higher and higher, was also a highlight for the kids. It was helpful that we arrived right when they opened, going before the crowds that are typical later in the afternoon.

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LEGO Miniland was full of intricate replicas of popular Kansas City landmarks and city skyline. The kids loved the interactive race track, and pushing the buttons on the displays of the Wizard of Oz to see the wicked witch ‘melting’.

This year, they also have a special Miniland Model Display of Star Wars Episode II! The amazing design and detail are incredible to see. As parents, this was our favorite part, really looking at each building and seeing what it took to create the final display.

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The kids loved the play area, full of adventure through climbing nets and slides. The man staffing the play land was especially sweet, taking care of the kids and making sure a parent was present when they entered and left the play area. This was especially important when there was a large amount of people around.

The Quake station tested your building skills. You can build anything you want and hit the button to simulate a earthquake and see if your building can hold up to the shaking.

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The Race Track, one of the most popular areas,  featured 2 tracks that you can go head to head with others that have built cars from a vast range of blocks and wheels. The kids had a blast racing their cars down the ramps with some jumping over the finish line! It was fun to see the interaction of the parents with their kids working together to create different shaped cars.

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The 4D Cinema featured two fun movies that made you feel like you were part of the action with the 3-D glasses, and wind, rain, and snow providing a cool experience. Be prepared to get a tiny bit wet!

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LEGOLAND Discovery Center also has a Duplo area for the smaller kids, and has birthday rooms and a café. Every hour, a Master Builder Academy is also offered for those who want to build a small model with one of the staff.

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We had a wonderful experience at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Kansas City!

Disclosure: I am a Moms Connect member of US Family Guide, and in exchange for my participation in sharing information, discount offers, reviews, and giveaways for family-friendly attractions, US Family Guide has provided passes for my family.