Save the Date: 10 Great Events in Omaha

  • Five hot air balloons float in a blue summer sky.
You had all winter to stay in and cozy up. Once the weather warms up, it’s time to head out and explore all that Omaha has going on. Here are 10 of our favorite reasons to leave the house.

The Nebraska Renaissance Fair

Held April 28-29, this annual celebration is combing this year with the Midlands Pirate Festival. The result? Even more family fun to kick off spring. There will be six stages of performers, strolling acts, a vast food court, beer garden, merchants, and more.

Cinco de Mayo Omaha

One of the largest festivals in the Midwest, this weekend party (May 4-6) offers rides, a parade, great food, live music, games and a beer garden.

Berkshire Hathaway’s Annual Shareholder Meeting

Called “Woodstock for Capitalists,” this event (May 4-6) draws 40,000 people to Omaha to hear billionaire Warren Buffet speak and attend company events, including a picnic, steak dinner and even an Invest in Yourself 5k run. Each shareholder gets four passes to the event, but it’s fairly easy to find passes for sale for $15 to $25 on eBay.

Omaha Summer Arts Festival

Held June 8-10, this annual festival features 135 of the nation’s finest visual artists, a stage of continuous music, and a Children’s Fair. You’ll also find great food, including slow-smoked BBQ, fresh funnel cakes, and more.

The College World Series of Omaha

From June 15-27, Omaha gets a case of baseball fever as the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's College World Series comes to town. This two-week party gives you the chance to see future M.L.B. stars. Enjoy tailgating, many hotels within walking distance, and an all-around friendly, festive feeling.

Bank of the West Celebrates America

Every summer, the Bank of the West (in conjunction with the city of Omaha) offers a free concert and fireworks to kick of the week of July Fourth at Memorial Park. This year’s performer has not been announced yet, but past concerts have featured Kool & the Gang, Styx, Foreigner, and Kansas.

Jazz on the Green

A summer tradition for more than 20 years, Jazz on the Green is held every Thursday, starting in July, at Midtown Crossing. The event is free; just bring blankets or chairs to sit on.

Railroad Days

A $15 family pass allows access to five different event venues during this event (July 14-15), including Lauritzen Gardens, The Durham Museum, RailsWest Railroad Museum, Union Pacific Railroad Museum, and the Historic General Dodge House.

Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival

What’s not to like about sipping wine while watching hot air balloons? You can do both Aug. 10-11 at Coventry Campus. There’s also plenty to do for kids, including pony rides, face-painting, inflatables, and an obstacle course.

Apple Jack Festival

Technically this is in Nebraska City, but it’s worth the jaunt from Omaha to check out the fresh apple cider donuts, apple fritters, and apple pie. The Sept. 21-23 event will also feature a parade, classic car show, live music, a carnival, and more.

About StorageMart

We love to be a part of the communities we serve, especially when it comes to all of the fun festivals, celebrations, and special events. At StorageMart, we offer clean, well-lit storage units in a variety of sizes—all of which can be rented on a month-to-month basis. If that’s something that would make your life easier—or help your home be more organized this summer—check out our storage unit guide or rent a unit online today.

About Sarah Little

Sarah Little, Marketing Director at StorageMart, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association, a non-profit group dedicated to improving the lives of children.

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