Free Summer Activities in Omaha


Free Summer Fun in Omaha | Family Fun 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. See these and many other fun events coming soon in the Omaha Kids Calendar and this weekend’s events in Weekend Fun!

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Community Celebrations

Omaha Area Community Celebrations | Family Fun in Omaha

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. All participants ages 16 or older need a current and valid fishing license permits. See the full calendar and detailed information here!

Farmers Markets 

Omaha Area Farmers Markets | Family Fun in Omaha

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Hydrant Parties

Omaha and Council Bluffs Hydrant Parties | Family Fun in Omaha

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Junior Golf Club

  • This program allows kids aged 8 to 14 to play golf for free at all city operated 9-hole golf course Monday through Friday, and on weekends when accompanied by a paying adult. Each child must first get certified for Junior Golf Club prior to playing. Certification clinics will be held at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at each of the Family Golf Days. Family Golf Days include free lessons, food and refreshments, the famous Golfzilla and Golfopotamus, 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!

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!

Free Kids Programs

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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!


Free Summer Movies in Omaha | Family Fun in Omaha

  • Find many Free or cheap movies in the Omaha Area in theaters and in parks all summer! These movies usually fill up quickly so arrive early to get a seat! It is always a good idea to verify with the business before visiting.

Nebraska’s Great Park Pursuit

  • The Great Park Pursuit (GPP) encourages participants to visit up to 20 GPP sites located across Nebraska between May 1 and September 18, 2015. Players follow clues that will lead them to a GPP post, where they use a pencil to make an impression of the post to prove they were there. Prizes and entry into drawings are based on the number of impressions collected. The grand prize is an outdoor recreation package with a retail value of $1,500. Park entry permit may be required.

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Omaha Storm Chasers

  • Fans who bring two Hy-Vee canned food items to specific Sunday Omaha Storm Chasers games will receive one FREE McDonald’s Berm ticket. Must redeem at Werner Park Ticket Office.

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Salvation Army Kroc Center

  • Family Movie Night – 5:30 p.m. (Doors open and activities); 6 p.m. – Movie
    • Friday, May 15 – Tangled
    • Friday, June 19 – Big Hero 6 (PG)
    • Friday, July 10 – Muppets Most Wanted (PG)
    • Friday, Aug 28 – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (PG)

Special Events

  • Sand in the City – June 6 – 7
  • College World Series – June 13 – 23/24 (Opening Celebration Day and CWS Fan Fest)
  • Bank of the West Celebrates America – June 26
  • Railroad Days – July 11 – 12, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Although not free, it is a wonderful deal with purchase of an All Aboard Pass for $15/family (max. 2 adults  + $5 addl. adult) which includes admission and transportation to all locations – Durham Museum, Lauritzen Gardens, Union Pacific Railroad Museum, RailsWest Railroad Museum, and the Historic General Dodge House.)
  • World O! Water – September 12

Spraygrounds and Splash Parks

Omaha Spraygrounds | Family Fun in Omaha

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Summer Concerts

Free Summer Concerts in Omaha | Family Fun in Omaha

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Summer Reading Programs

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Have a wonderful summer!

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