Celebrate with many surrounding communities and enjoy Parades, Carnivals, Fireworks, Family Picnics, Concerts, Car Shows, and more. Many of the events are free, and definitely fun!
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2018 Community Celebrations
Cinco de Mayo – May 4-6, 2018
- The Cinco de Mayo Parade on May 5 (10 a.m.) features floats, marching bands, and other entertainers along historic 24th St. (D to L), rain or shine.
- Festivities also include a Block Party & Carnival, Health Fair, Miss Cinco coronation, Mariachi Mass, and more.
Celebrate CB – May 11 – 12 & 19, 2018
- May 11-12: Celebrate @ The River BBQ at Rivers Edge Park with a free concert by Taxi Driver.
- May 19 (10:30 a.m.): Parade, followed by music, kids activities, and carnival rides in Bayliss Park.
Florence Days – May 12 – 13, 2018
- Florence celebrates its heritage each year with a parade and many other activities.
- May 12 (1 – 3 p.m.): Florence Days Parade from Miller Park to McKinley St.
Salute To Summer Festival in La Vista – May 24 – 27, 2018
- Parade, Hot Wheels races, community cookout, fireworks, concert, family pool party, and more.
Loessfest in Council Bluffs at River’s Edge Park – May 25 – 28, 2018
- Concerts including live music, fireworks, Movie in the Park, and more.
Elkhorn Days – June 1 – 3, 2018
- Celebrating 150 years! Parade, family fun festivals, hot air balloon rides, fireworks, and more.
Blair’s Gateway to the West Days – June 7 – 10, 2018
- Taste of Blair, parade, car show, craft & vendor fair, and more.
Springfield Days – June 8 – 9, 2018
- Kiddie parade, street dance, Springfield’s Got Talent contest, family activities, outdoor movie, vendors, fireworks, and more.
Bennington Daze – June 8 – 10, 2018
- Parade, Pancake Feed, family fun, children’s tractor pull, live entertainment, fireworks, and much more.
Carter Lake Parade & Festival – June 9, 2018
- Parade at 11 a.m. Family fun, fireworks, and more.
Papillion Days – June 13 – 17, 2018
- Parade, carnival, and much more.
- Celebrate the Fourth of July with many celebrations in Omaha!
Ralston Independence Day Celebration – July 3 – 4, 2018
- Independence Day activities, family street dance, annual Grand Parade and children’s parade, and fireworks.
- July 4 (1 p.m.): Grand Parade from 80th & Highland to 73rd & Main St.
- July 4 (approx. 9:30 p.m.): Fireworks Spectacular at Ralston Arena, 72nd & Q St.
John C. Fremont Days – July 13 – 15, 2018
- A three-day, family fun festival celebrating history. Car show, art show, parade, and more.
Gretna Days – July 26 – 29, 2018
- Carnival, parade, fireworks, tractor pulls, community picnic, and more.
Benson Days – July 28, 2018
- Celebrating the neighborhood’s creative culture! Activities include a pancake breakfast, parade, street festival featuring dozens of vendors, art, live music, children’s activities, and more.
Valley Days – August 11 – 12, 2018
- Parade, kids activities in the park, free swimming at the city pool, Food Truck Rally, street dance, pedal tractor pull, craft and car shows, and more.
Arrows to Aerospace, Bellevue – August 16 – 18, 2018
- Parade, pancake feed, pet show, activities for children, entertainment, food, and fun in Washington Park in Olde Towne Bellevue.