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Light Up The Sky This 4th of July!

by Nancy Heim-berg

This weekend starts the celebrations of our nation's birthday! With so many options, it can be hard to decide where to go! Luckily Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska, so there is something for everyone! Here are some of the best spots in Omaha to enjoy great food, music, and entertainment.

The Red, White and Zoo event is family friendly event that takes place every year at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. The event lasts all weekend, starting Saturday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 4 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. Entertainment includes bounce houses, music, and special animal encounters for all ages. Activities are included with admission - regular zoo admission fees apply, free admission for members.

The 65th Annual J.E. George Boulevard Fourth of July Parade starts at 10:00AM on Tuesday at J.E. George Boulevard and Nicholas Street. This Omaha tradition parade takes place every year and draws thousands to start 4th of July. People ride decorated bikes, wagons, homemade floats, and much more through the city in celebration. 

If you're looking for a magnificent firework display we have just the place for you. The College Home Run Derby and the Omaha World-Herald Annual Independence Day fireworks are a tradition for all. TD Ameritrade Park has an amazing display every year after the College Home Run Derby. Over 100,000 people gather to celebrate and enjoy the show. Tickets can be purchased here. Kids ages 3-12: $8, adults: $12, four pack: $36.

Baseball Fans and Runners Unite!

by Nancy Heim-berg

Baseball fans and runners unite! This Sunday, June 25, 2017 the baseball-themed Road to Omaha 5k Run kicks off Championship Finals Week of the 2017 NCAA Men's College World Series! The beautiful scenic run starts at Lewis and Clark Landing with a lap around the renowned TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. The run kicks off at 8 AM.

All participants who pre-register receive a custom t-shirt and a Road to Omaha medal at the finish line. The registration fee is $30 for Masters category and $25 for 18 and younger.

Packets can be picked up for pre-registration on Friday June 23 from 10 AM - 3 PM or Saturday, June 24 from 10 AM - 3 OM at the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge Plaza (705 Riverfront Drive). You may also register in person during the packet pickup times. If you register online after 5 PM on Wednesday, June 21 you will need to pick up your race number and event shirt on race day, Sunday June 25 between 6 - 7:45 AM.


The male and female overall winners for both 18 and under and Masters brackets receive 2 tickets to Game 2 of the College World Series Finals on Tuesday, June 27. All other age group winners receive College World Series swag. 

Last year there were over 750 and participants, so hurry and get your spot now! Register HERE

This event is presented by the NCAA and College World Series of Omaha, Inc., all proceeds go toward the Omaha Parks Foundations.


School's Out For The Summer!

by Nancy Heim-berg

School is out and summertime is finally here! The Omaha Children’s Museum offers a variety of summer camps and activities to keep your children busy during their summer break. From Mini Jedi Training and My Princess Dream to Dinosaur Safaris and Silly Sports, there’s a little something for everyone.

Programs run from middle of June through the beginning of August. Space is limited and handled on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like your child to participate in all day camp, they can sign up for a morning and an afternoon session and lunch will be provided from 12-1:00PM. Half-day campers need to bring their own lunch.

Week long camps are $120 for members and $135 for nonmembers. Ages start at 2-years-old and are specific to each of the programs. All camps are run by highly trained and experienced museum staff. All campers receive a Summer Camp 2017 T-Shirt!

For more information on the camps and programs visit

Sign up now before space runs out!

Wizards, Wands, and Cloaks... Oh My!

by Nancy Heim-berg

Do wizards, wands, Quidditch and vanishing cloaks tickle your fancy? Do you want to take on the magical adventures of Harry Potter? Well come embark on your wizarding wonders at the 2nd Annual Wizarding World Festival and Quidditch Tournament in Thurman, Iowa (just a 45 minute drive from Omaha, NE). 










On Saturday June 10, 2017 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM the festivities commence. Holiday at Hogwarts has teamed up with Moonstone to bring you an amazing games and activities galore. Find out what house you belong to, test your Quidditch playing skills, and cast magical spells at the flick of your wand. 

Costumes are welcome and encouraged! This year's activities include:

  • Quidditch Tournament
  • Classes taught by Hogwarts Professors
    • Broom Making with Professor McGonagall
    • Herbology Class with Professor Sprout
    • Potions Class with Professor Snape
    • ​Charms Class with Professor Flitwick
    • ​Spells taught by special guest Merlyn's Majick
  • ​​Forbidden Forest Scavenger Hunt with Hagrid
  • Henna and Divination Booths
  • Costume Contest
  • PeaPod Face Painting
  • Music from DJ Shane Major
  • Food trucks, themed vendors, and more!

Location: Moonstone Lavender Gardens - 1449 240th Ave., Thurman, Iowa 51654

Tickets available for purchase HERE

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