Free Summer Activities in Omaha


Omaha is FULL of FREE or inexpensive family activities and events this summer!  Check back often as more events will be added throughout the summer!

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Community Celebrations (click for details)

  • Enjoy parades, community cookouts, games, dances, live music, fireworks, plus more at many Omaha Area Community Celebrations!

Family Fishing Events

  • 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.  See the full calendar and detailed information here!

Farmer’s Markets (click for details)

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Festivals and Special Events

Hydrant Parties

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Kids Bowl Free

  • Register your children and they will receive two free games every day all summer!  (Shoe rental may be required.)  Parents can purchase a family pass, if they wish, so they can bowl with their kids. Select your favorite Bowling Center in Nebraska or in other states to sign up!

Kids ProgramsCrafts at Lakeshore Learning

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Kids Skate Free

  • A nationwide program that offers free skating all summer long.  In Omaha, this includes SkateDaze!  Passes valid for children 12 years old and younger.  Register to begin receiving your skating passes!

Movies (click for details)

Nebraska’s Great Park Pursuit

  • A FREE outdoor adventure throughout Nebraska from 5/1-9/16, where participants can visit up to 20 local, state or federal parks.  At each park, visitors follow clues to find the post and make a nature impression.  Impressions are mailed in, reflecting the total number of parks visited. Entry into prize drawings are based on the number of impressions collected.  There are a few near Omaha and Lincoln!

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Omaha Storm Chasers

  • Canned Food Sunday – During select Omaha Storm Chasers Sunday home games, bring a canned food item and receive a FREE McDonald’s Berm General Admission ticket.

Rec’s Kids Club Summer Program

  • Rec’s Kids Club 2013 Summer program starts June 3rd, Monday – Friday, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. It combines a variety of activities geared around the weekly theme such as crafts, games, sports, swimming, special events and field trips for youth ages 6-12 yrs. Suggested donation of $35.  Check here for participating community centers and schedule!

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Salvation Army Kroc Center

  • Summer NightsFREE, Fun Events All Summer Long! Twice a month on Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m.
    • 6/5 Kick-Off Event: Outdoor Concert
    • 6/19 Outdoor Yard Games
    • 7/10 Summer Night Inside
    • 7/24 Minute to Win It
    • 8/22 Omaha Conservatory of Music performance featuring the Frontier String Ensemble
    • 8/29 Outdoor Picnic on the Plaza
  • SAFE Event – Sunday, June 9, 2-5 p.m. Families will enjoy some safe fun with Omaha’s Police Officers! (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) Safety Demos, Bike raffle and prizes, Free food, face painting, clowns and more
  • Father’s Day Picnic – Sunday, June 16, 12:30 p.m. Meal to be served promptly at 12:30 p.m., old-fashioned fun and games to follow at 1 p.m. RSVP BY JUNE 12. Food and beverages are complimentary, however, reservations are required.
  • Family Movie Night – 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free popcorn, too!
    • June 21 – Rise of the Guardians
    • July 26 – The Sandlot
    • August 16 – Wreck It Ralph

Spraygrounds and Splash Parks

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Summer Concerts (click for details)

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Summer Reading Programs

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