Keep updated on the latest Omaha fun and Sign up for our Free Email Newsletter!
September 2 and October 7 (5 – 7 p.m.); FREE
Enjoy special events on the First Friday of Every Month.
– September 2-18, 2016: Goodnight Moon
– September 30 – October 16, 2016: Shrek The Musical
– October 15 – November 6, 2016: Mouse on the Move
September 5 (9 a.m. – 8 p.m.); FREE
Free Admission to Lauritzen Gardens on Labor Day.
September 5 (10 a.m.); Downtown Omaha
Watch flag carrying honor guards, marching bands, Labor Unions, businesses, floats, animals, horses, clowns and roaming artists!
September 5 (11:45 a.m. – 4 p.m.); FREE
Enjoy this FREE show watching radio-controlled planes & their operators show off their skills benefiting Make-A-Wish. Location: Hawk Field located at Standing Bear Lake Park right around 138th and Fort Street.
September 9-11, 2016
Watch Hot Air Balloons participate in competition flights and evening glows, in the beautiful surroundings of Ditmar’s Orchard. Parking: $5 per car; Admission : $3 per person.
September 9 – October 31, 2016
Skinny Bones’ 10-acre corn maze is their most popular attraction. Activities also include the Pee Wee Maze, giant jump pillow, pedal karts, hayrack ride, bonfires, the pumpkin patch, and more!
September 10 (9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., or 11:30 a.m.)
Admission: Free Will Donation. Pre-registration is required by September 7.
Each family will receive an information packet with your own set of tags & attend a short training program before hitting the trails in search of monarch butterflies to tag. All attendees will need a valid annual park permit or will need to purchase a $2 per vehicle daily entrance pass for entrance to the park.
September 10 (12 – 4 p.m.); FREE
Canoe Rides, Live Music, Nature Hikes, Live Animals, and more. Location: Chalco Hills.
September 10 (1 – 5:30 p.m.); FREE
Alpacas of the Heartland LLC will be joining the fun. Children will enjoy meeting Snow White, Rapunzel, Iron Man, Captain America, and Spider-Man. Activities will also include pony rides for the kids by LaRue’s Little Horse Ranch, dance performances by students of Nikki’s Dance Studio, bounce house, face painting, apple games, and u-pick apples (pay for what you pick by weight). Caramel apples, hot dogs, water, and Gatorade will be available for purchase in the store.
September 10 (2 – 8 p.m.)
Kidchella is a kids music and art festival celebrating the Omaha Children’s Museum’s 40th Anniversary, and features music, crafts, dancing, demonstrations, food, local vendors, and more.
September 16 (9:30 – 11:30 a.m.); FREE with registration
Fun, educational, hands-on classes for pre-school age children and parents sponsored by ParentSavvy and Fontenelle Forest. Free with registration.
– September 16: The Peanuts Movie
– October 21: The Good Dinosaur
– November 18: The Peanuts Holiday Classics
Themed kid-friendly activities start 30 minutes before the movie, at 5:30 p.m. FREE popcorn during the movie! FREE.
Spend the day picking apples September 10 – October 31, or combine it with the AppleJack Festival in Nebraska City, September 17-18. (Update: U-Pick apples no longer available.)
September 17-18 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Animal presentations, StarLab Planetarium presentations, hay rides all free with your admission. $5 each ages 2 & up.
September 18 (1 – 5 p.m.)
Enjoy bacon and family-friendly fun with all proceeds going to the Kroc Center Scholarship Program.
September 22 – 25, 2016
Stock show, Animal Zone, Festival, Rodeo, and new this year, replacing the parade, the AKSARBEN Heritage Festival.
September 23 – December 5
Flight Through Time is a 239 piece collection of aviation art created by Charles Hubbell. The collection will be displayed in themes, which include 12 – 14 pieces per theme. NEW Children’s Learning Center open everyday.
September 23 (6 – 10 p.m.); FREE
A carnival will be held at 6 p.m. prior to the start of the showing of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial at 7:30 p.m. Bring blankets and join us on the field at Werner Park to watch this classic movie. Click here for more details and to register (to help them so they can get a headcount).
September 24-25 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.); FREE
Free Open House where visitors can roam the pastures with the alpacas. Carrots are provided for visitors to feed the alpacas.
September 24 (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.); FREE
Kids can explore emergency and military vehicles, semi-trucks, bobcats, race cars and other commercial vehicles and talk to the people who operate them. Other activities will include face-painting, prizes, bouncy tents, food, clowns and more.
September 24 (12 – 3 p.m.); FREE
See beautiful kites fill the air, plus a rock wall, bounce houses, face painting, free fishing, and more.
September 24 (1 – 7:30 p.m.); FREE
Gourd Dance 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Powwow 1 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Metropolitan Community College – Fort Omaha Campus, 5300 N. 30th Street, Omaha, NE
September 25 (2 – 5 p.m.); FREE
FREE Community Expo featuring local businesses with raffles. Location: Omaha Kroc Center, 2825 Y St.
October 1 (8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.); FREE
Enjoy pumpkin painting, a bounce house, hayrack rides, live music, and more at the final market of 2016.
October 1 – 30, 2016
Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm is a pumpkin patch and educational farm located about 35 miles south of Omaha. Autumn activities include hayrides, U-pick patch, nature trails, farm animals, corn box, farm-themed play areas, and much more.
October 2 (12 – 3 p.m.); FREE
Include demonstrations, areas for the public to fly their own kites, and candy drops for the kids all throughout the afternoon.
October 8, 15 & 22 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.); FREE
Take a hayrack ride (10 – 12), make crafts, and more. Pumpkins are $2. Register online or at any City of Omaha Community Center.
October 8 (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.); FREE
Stilt Walkers, Balloon Artists, Kids Crafts, Carnival Games and Prizes, and more.
October 8 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.); FREE
Exciting demos during the day including repelling off of buildings, blowing up pumpkins, rescuing submerged vehicles, robots in action and more.
October 9 (12 – 4 p.m.); FREE
A popular event with many kites! Bring your own kite and kids can bring a bag for the candy drop.
La Vista Soccer Complex, just South of 66th & Harrison Streets, La Vista.
October 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30, 2016
The evening includes admission to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium after-hours, trick-or-treating and fun interactive activities. Get up close and personal with different Animal Ambassadors, special animals used for educating visitors, and enjoy balloon-twisted figurines from Omaha balloon artists. Meet your favorite characters for a fun photo opportunity at Storybook Lane.
October 20 (6 – 7:30 p.m.); $5 per member, $7 per nonmember (Attending adult is free, unless eating an apple. Pre-registration required by Sunday, October 16.)
Party goers get to create their own caramel or candied apples and pile them high with fun toppings of their choice. All ages welcome! Children ages 7 and under must have an adult accompany them during the event.
October 25; 5 – 7 p.m.
This unique trick-or-treat experience takes guests throughout the museum to find historical characters handing out yummy treats. Come in costume, snag some candy, and then stay for a Durham Dance Party. Included with regular admission.
October 29; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; FREE
Wear your favorite costume and enjoy free candy, games, activities, and more. Activities are geared for children ages 8 and younger. Canned food will be collected for the local shelves, as well as towels and blankets for the Town and Country Humane Society. Location: SAPP Field House
October 29 (3 – 5 p.m.); FREE
Come in costume (non scary costumes encouraged) and ready to play games and have fun at the Kroc Center’s annual Pumpkin Patch Party.
Check back as more Fall and Halloween Fun will be added!
More Fall Fun:
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 Fall!