Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {7/2 – 7/5/15}

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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 the Omaha Kids Calendar!

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Summer Fun:

Top Picks this Weekend:

Kids Funfare at Regency Court – 7/2, 10 – 11 a.m., FREE

  • Enjoy fun-filled activities in Center Center on Thursdays in June and July.

PLAY Exhibit at Kaneko – 5/30 – 8/16, FREE

  • Explore the power of play with a variety of opportunities to engage in meaningful play.
  • Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays.

Family Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shop – 6/27 – 7/26 (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays), FREE

  • FREE Workshops, Crafts, Activities, and more!

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Fourth of July Fireworks Displays and Special Events

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {6/25 – 6/28/15}

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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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Summer Fun:

Top Picks this Weekend:

Kids Funfare at Regency Court – 6/25, 10 – 11 a.m., FREE

  • Enjoy fun-filled activities in Center Center on Thursdays in June and July.

Discover Flight at La Vista Community Center – 6/25, 3 p.m., FREE

  • Blimp races, paper airplane design and flight contests, paper helicopters and more!

PLAY Exhibit at Kaneko – 5/30 – 8/16, FREE

  • Explore the power of play with a variety of opportunities to engage in meaningful play.
  • Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays.

Mary Poppins at The Rose Theater – 6/5 – 6/28

  • The beloved classic continues at The Rose Theater this weekend. Amazing choreography, beautiful set, excellent actors, favorite songs that you will still be singing long after the show is over – such a fun show to end this wonderful season!

FREE Laser Art Show Exhibit

  • Harvester Artspace Lofts, 1000 S. Main St, Council Bluffs, Wednesdays through Saturdays from June 12 – August 22.
  • Gallery Hours: Wednesdays 12-4 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays 4-8 p.m., Saturdays 12-8 p.m.

Beach Party at Fat Brain Toys – 6/26, 6 p.m., FREE

  • Gather your family and friends for a FREE trip to the beach. 40 tons of beach sand available for you to play with, and FREE Snow Cones!

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Fourth of July Fireworks Displays and Special Events

Moo at the Omaha Zoo – 6/27 – 6/28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Get up close to multiple breeds of dairy cows, savor some country cooking and get your Moo on by playing carnival games and life-size checkers, as well as face-painting, music and much more. Event activities are free to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members or with regular paid Zoo admission.

Juneteenth Parade Celebration – 6/27, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Omaha Community Playhouse Birthday Bash – 6/27, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., FREE

  • Join ACT II in celebrating OCP’s 90th Anniversary Season at a FREE, family-friendly carnival featuring a performance by Billy, Ryan and Matthew McGuigan outside on OCP’s East Lawn. Ice cream and food truck items available for purchase.

Family Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shop – 6/27 – 7/26 (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays), FREE

  • FREE Workshops, Crafts, Activities, and more!

Papio Bay Give Back Day – 6/27, 4 – 8 p.m.

  • Free admission with a donation of 1 full size cereal box. Donations to benefit the Tri City Food Pantry.

Family Fun Festival at Hy-Vee, 156 and Maple – 6/27, 5 – 8 p.m., FREE

  • Free Inflatables and Games, Free pony rides, Music, and Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show.

KerrieOn 5K Run and 3K Walk at Ralston Arena – 6/28, 9 a.m.

  • 100% of all proceeds will be given to her husband Hector, and their baby girl Olivia. Feel free to stay and attend the benefit the OPD is putting on for Kerrie’s family at the arena starting at 11:00 a.m.

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {6/18 – 6/21/15}

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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 the Omaha Kids Calendar!

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Special thanks to Fat Brain Toys for sponsoring this Weekend’s Top Picks! Join them for the FREE Choo Choo Bob Concert this Friday, June 19, at 1 p.m.!

The Choo Choo Bob Show

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Top Picks this Weekend:

Kids Funfare at Regency Court – 6/18, 10 – 11 a.m., FREE

  • Enjoy fun-filled activities in Center Center on Thursdays in June and July.

La Vista Dinosaur Egg Hunt and Storytime – 6/18, 3 p.m., FREE

  • Join in the hunt for giant dinosaur eggs (watermelons) at Central Park (west shelter).

Papillion Days – 6/17-6/21

  • Parade, carnival, tractor pull, fireworks, plus much more!

PLAY Exhibit at Kaneko – 5/30 – 8/16, FREE

  • Explore the power of play with a variety of opportunities to engage in meaningful play.
  • Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays.

Mary Poppins at The Rose Theater – 6/5 – 6/28

  • The beloved classic continues at The Rose Theater this weekend. Amazing choreography, beautiful set, excellent actors, favorite songs that you will still be singing long after the show is over – such a fun show to end this wonderful season!

College World Series FREE Fan Fest – 6/12 – 6/23

  • Free fun-filled interactive area with activities and games.

FREE Laser Art Show Exhibit

  • Harvester Artspace Lofts, 1000 S. Main St, Council Bluffs, Wednesdays through Saturdays from June 12 – August 22.
  • Gallery Hours: Wednesdays 12-4 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays 4-8 p.m., Saturdays 12-8 p.m.

Bennington Daze – 6/19-6/21

  • Family Fun, Parade, Dance, and more!

 

National Flip Flop Day at Tropical Smoothie Cafe – 6/19, 2 – 6 p.m.

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  • Celebrate Father’s Day with FREE swimming, bowling, skating, plus special events, freebies, arts & crafts, and more! See Father’s Day Events here!

Toys R Us In-Store Event – 6/20, 12 – 2 p.m., FREE

  • FREE Make & Take Mini LEGO® Jurassic World Gate. Event intended for children, ages 5-up, while supplies last.

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Choo Choo Bob and the Train Gang are coming to Fat Brain Toys for a FREE Show! In this highly energetic and entertaining show, they will talk all about trains, and have all kinds of adventures with puppets and music!

All are invited!

FREE Choo Choo Bob Show at Fat Brain Toys – June 19, 1 p.m.

Village Pointe South, 16909 Burke Street

Choo Choo Bob is an All Ages Show. Rain or Shine – in case of bad weather, show will be moved indoors.

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The Choo Choo Bob Show

The Choo Choo Bob Show features the main character, Choo Choo Bob, hanging out at his clubhouse with his best friend Richard W. Kornbelt and other pals, talking about trains and having all kinds of adventures. Shows include trips to Tinyland, visits to real working railroads across the United States, questions from kids, musical guests and mischievous puppets.

Check out this Fun Video of Choo Choo Bob and the Train Gang!

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Fat Brain Toys is a family owned and operated toy store that began in Nebraska and has grown into one of the largest online specialty toy retailers in the world! Omaha is lucky to have a retail store right here in Omaha at Village Pointe South! Fat Brain Toys specializes in offering a unique selection of quality toys, games & gifts that educate & entertain.

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Giveaway: Win A Do-It-Yourself Train Kit and $25 Fat Brain Toys Giftcard!

One Family Fun in Omaha reader will win A Do-It-Yourself Train Kit and $25 Fat Brain Toys Giftcard!Do It Your Self Train Kit

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

GIVEAWAY ENDS: Sunday, June 21, 2015, 11:59 p.m., CST.

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {6/11 – 6/14/15}

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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 the Omaha Kids Calendar!

 Keep updated on the latest Omaha fun and Sign up for our Free Email Newsletter!

Special thanks to Arts for All for sponsoring this Weekend’s Top Picks! Join them for FREE weekly ‘Where Books and Art Meet’ classes, or choose from a variety of classes in their 2015 Summer Class Schedule! Click for details.

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Summer Fun:

Top Picks this Weekend:

Kids Funfare at Regency Court – 6/11, 10 – 11 a.m., FREE

  • Enjoy fun-filled activities in Center Center on Thursdays in June and July.

PLAY Exhibit at Kaneko – 5/30 – 8/16, FREE

  • Explore the power of play with a variety of opportunities to engage in meaningful play.
  • Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays.

Mary Poppins at The Rose Theater – 6/5 – 6/28

  • The beloved classic continues at The Rose Theater this weekend. Amazing choreography, beautiful set, excellent actors, favorite songs that you will still be singing long after the show is over – such a fun show to end this wonderful season!

Blair’s Gateway to the West Days – 6/11 – 6/14

Springfield Days – 6/12 – 6/13

  • Parade, pancake feed, outdoor movie, fireworks, and more.

College World Series FREE Fan Events – 6/12 – 6/23

  • Opening Celebration Day – Friday, June 12: Team Practice and Autograph Sessions, Road to Omaha Jam, Opening Ceremonies
  • College World Series Fan Fest – Free fun-filled interactive area with activities and games.

Bridge Beats Friday Night Music Series – Every other Friday, June 12 – September 18, 6 p.m., Bob Kerrey Bridge Plaza (Omaha’s side)

  • BRIDGE BEATS is a free Friday night music series presented by the City of Omaha Parks & Recreation Department. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating.
  • See more upcoming FREE Movies and Concerts below!

La Vista Concerts & Movies – 6/12; 7 p.m., FREE

  • Held at the La Vista Public Library, 9110 Giles Road.
    • June 12: Charm School Dropouts followed by “Big Hero 6″, 7 p.m.
    • See more upcoming FREE Movies and Concerts below!

Skateistan Fundraiser with The Neighborhood. Offshore – 6/13, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

  • 100% of proceeds from Rental Equipment that day will benefit Skateistan, whose mission is to use skateboarding as a tool for empowering youth in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa.

KickstART Saturday at Joslyn Art Museum – 6/13, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., FREE

  • June 13 – Journey of Memory: Allen Say – Celebrate illustrator Allen Say and his Japanese American heritage. Learn how to write your name using Japanese calligraphy, try your hand at origami, and watch as Japanese students dance the Soran Bushi. Experience sensational Taiko drumming and paint your memories on a Japanese lantern.

Father’s Day Events

FREE/Cheap Movies

FREE Outdoor Concerts

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {6/4 – 6/7/15}

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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!]

Keep updated on the latest Omaha fun and visit the Omaha Kids Calendar or Sign up for our Free Email Newsletter!

Special thanks to DiVentures for sponsoring this Weekend’s Top Picks! Join DiVentures for a fun summer kickoff Open House this Sunday, June 7, 12 – 5 p.m. 

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Kids Funfare at Regency Court – 6/4, 10 – 11 a.m.

  • See the Whiz Bang Science Show with the Omaha Children’s Museum.

National Donut Day – Friday, 6/5

  • Celebrate National Donut Day this Friday, June 5, with a FREE Donut at Dunkin Donuts (with beverage purchase), Krispy Kreme, and LaMar’s Donuts! Participation may vary.

Omaha Summer Arts Festival – 6/5 – 6/7

  • Professional artwork, free concerts, family fun and Children’s Fair.

Elkhorn Days – 6/5 – 6/7, many FREE events

  • Celebrate Elkhorn Days with free Kids Events, Parade, Family Festival, Fireworks, and more.
  • Free Family Fun Festival at Lord of Life Elkhorn (Sunday, June 7, 11:30 – 2:30) – Inflatables, games, pony rides, bike rodeo, and food – all FREE.

Mary Poppins Opens at The Rose Theater – 6/5 – 6/28

  • The beloved classic opens at The Rose Theater this weekend!

ColorFoam5k – Mahoney State Park, 6/6

  • Run, walk or dance your way through colorful clouds of foam! Kids 7 and under run for free with participating adult.
  • Living Social Deal available now: Entry Package to ColorFoam5k 

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

  • Learn to Build a Load ‘n Go Truck, designed for children ages 5 – 12.

Sand in the City – 6/6 – 6/7, FREE

  • View amazing sand sculptures built by local and community groups. Enjoy an interactive kids zone and live entertainment. No admission charged. Donations appreciated to support the mission of the Nebraska Children’s Home Society.
  • FREE Family Fun Days: June 6: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., June 7: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Midwestern Chapter Tree Climbing Championship – Hanscom Park, 6/6, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., FREE

  • Watch the Midwest’s best at the Midwestern chapter tree climbing championship. There will be a live chainsaw carving demo, rock wall and more from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Family Golf Day & Free Junior Golf Player Certification Clinic – 6/6, 6/7

  • Family Golf Days include free lessons, food and refreshments, bounce houses and the climbing wall. Bring your kids to each of these events, golf for free, and get your child certified for the Junior Golf Club this season.
  • Warren Swigart Family Golf Day: June 6, 2015 12-4 p.m.
  • Westwood Family Golf Day: June 7, 2015 12-4 p.m.

Summer Kickoff Party at DiVentures – 6/7, 12 – 5 p.m.

  • Bring the family for fun games and activities for kids, scuba and travel seminars, lunch on the patio, equipment specials, raffle prizes and more.

 

Education Appreciation Day at Papio Fun Park – 6/7, 12 – 9 p.m.

  • Honoring ALL individuals involved in any school district: teachers, administrators, janitors, food service, bus drivers, paras, etc and their guests.
  • $5+tax for EXTREME wristbands. Must show a school district ID card.

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {5/28 – 5/31/15}

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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!]

Keep updated on the latest Omaha fun and visit the Omaha Kids Calendar or Sign up for our Free Email Newsletter!

Special thanks to La Casa Pizzaria for sponsoring this Weekend’s Top Picks!

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Omaha Public Library Summer Reading Program Kick Off Parties – 5/29, 5/30, FREE

  • W. Dale Clark Main Library: Friday, May 29, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • All other locations: Saturday, May 30, 1 – 3 p.m.
  • See more local and national Summer Reading Programs here!

Valley Days Celebration – 5/29 – 5/31

FREE Outdoor Concerts

Paddle Demo by Canfield’s Sporting Goods – 5/30, 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. Rescheduled from 5/16.

Helicopter Day at Strategic Air & Space Museum – 5/30, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Watch as ten (law enforcement, commercial and private) helicopters fly over the horizon and land right in front of the Museum. The event includes a drone workshop and demonstration, animals from the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, make-and-take projects in the museum’s Science Zone and more.
  • The event is free to the public for outside activities and general admission applies for the indoor activities – $12 adult; $6 youth over 4.

PLAY Public Opening at KANEKO – 5/30, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., FREE with Registration

  • This family-friendly event is FREE and open to the public showcasing their summer exhibition.
  • Register here.

SprayGround Kick-Off at Shadow Lake Towne Center – 5/30, 1 p.m., FREE

  • Celebrate the opening of the Shadow Lake Sprayground with The String Beans, free ice cream, and more.

Where Books and Art Meet – FREE, Registration Req’d – 5/30, 2:30 p.m.

  • Explore your creative side every week with art projects based on books and illustrations. Classes are taught by professional artists and art teachers in partnership with Arts For All. For children ages 6-12, registration required.

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Looking for something different to do on a date night or fun night out with friends? A couple weeks ago, I attended a bridal shower where we were each asked to write down a fun date night idea. My first thought – Try Vino van Gogh where you can combine eating at a local restaurant with a painting class!

Recently, I was given the opportunity to try a Vino van Gogh class with my husband and really did not know what to expect. I enjoy painting, but definitely do not feel confident in painting or creating a beautiful work of art.

We chose Fernando’s in Blair with Lisa and Tim of The Walking Tourists because we love Mexican food, and the painting we were going to create was beautiful.

The Original Painting

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This is the painting we were going to re-create. I was very doubtful that mine would look anything close to the original, but I loved the colors and was excited to try.

A Blank Canvas

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When we walked in the room, Kipp, our artist, had everything prepared and ready to go. All of our paint, paint brushes, water cups, towels, aprons, and other supplies were laid out ready for us to begin.

It was fun to see the row of blank canvases waiting to be given life. Each of us looked at the original painting and imagined what our our own painting would look like.

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As we began, it was interesting to see how different each of our paintings were. Some had a darker sky, a greener lake, a brighter sun, and a wide variety of trees. We each brought our own unique perspective to our paintings.

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Kipp, our artist instructor, was wonderful. He detailed every step and gave us confidence in adding texture and making the painting our own. Kipp demonstrated patience as he showed how to make the trees – the most complicated part of the painting – and encouraged us to go with our instincts as we painted.

The Beginning, Middle, and End

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It was amazing to see the painting come together. When you are sitting there right in front of it, even the smallest detail can become frustrating, and not look just the way you want it. But when you step back away from the painting, it all came together and you do not even notice what was ‘just not right’ before.

Final Masterpieces

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Our final masterpieces. It was hard to believe that just a little over an hour and a half before we had started with a blank canvas. Each painting beautiful, each unique, and each created with our own perspective.

Our night painting with Vino van Gogh was very fun and brought out our creative side. It allowed us to relax as we focused on the painting in front of us and the people around us. If you are looking for a unique night out, I highly recommend trying Vino van Gogh.

Fun Classes in June

Their June Calendar is open with dates available at Winestyles, Sgt. Peffer’s, Fernando’s, PizzaWest, Spezia, Nosh, and more. Find out more about upcoming events with Vino van Gogh!

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!


Giveaway: Win A Painting Session for 2 with Vino van Gogh – 2 Winners!

Two Family Fun in Omaha readers will win a Painting Session for 2 with Vino van Gogh!

This giveaway has ended. Many thanks to all who entered! Congratulations to Tabitha Y. and Carolina C.!

GIVEAWAY ENDS: Sunday, June 7, 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.

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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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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.

Loessfest 2015

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

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

GIVEAWAY ENDS: Sunday, May 31, 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 Loessfest and The Imagination Movers 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.