It’s finally summer! Kids are home from school and ready for fun. There are so many great places to visit for free in Omaha that you will have family fun all summer long. Plus, there are some amazing outdoor concerts and movies you won’t want to miss.
Places to Visit (with no admission fees):
Omaha Farmer’s Market – Check out the local farmer’s market and grab some yummy produce! I personally love stopping at the Aksarben market on Sundays where they have a playground and little splash area for the kids. Watch for special events throughout the year.
Public Parks – Did you know there are over 150 public parks with playgrounds just in Omaha? How fun would it be to visit as many as you can this summer and rate your favorites!
Public Libraries– The library is the best free entertainment for kids. Every library in the Omaha area offers free story times for kids (open to anyone). Plus, they have summer reading programs where kids can earn great rewards just for reading. And, leave with a handful of books, DVDs or CDs to continue the fun at home.
Splash Parks – It’s hot outside! Head to one of the free splash parks to cool off and have some fun. There are quite a few in the Omaha area. Check out this list from Family Fun in Omaha.
Kaneko – ‘KINETIC at KANEKO’ opens June 16, 2017 and explores the art and science of movement and the perception of motion. This will feature “visual art, interactive sculpture, and experiential learning opportunities developed to strengthen the understanding of kinetics in everyday life.”
Do Space – If you haven’t checked out Do Space, you are missing out! Located on 72nd & Dodge, they offer free classes, technology and a fun play area for young kids and another for teens.
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge – This 3,000 foot walkway over the Missouri river is fun for kids and a great way to enjoy some sunshine. Don’t forget to stop at the Little Critters River play area on the Nebraska side.
Gene Leahy Mall – Located in downtown Omaha, slide down two massive slides and stroll through the 10 acre park.
Crafts & Building:
Kids Funfare – Enjoy fun kid activities on Thursdays from 10-11 am at Regency Court.
Lakeshore Learning– Every Saturday from 11 am – 3pm enjoy a free craft at Lakeshore Learning with your child age 3 and up.
Home Depot Kid’s Workshop – Build a project with your child at Home Depot on the first Saturday of every month.
Bridge Beats – Enjoy live music June 16, June 30 July 14 and July 28 on the Nebraska side of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.
Jazz on the Green – Enjoy music at Turner Park this summer presented by Omaha Performing Arts on Thursday nights at 730pm from July 6 – August 10.
Rockbrook Village Friday Night Concerts – Enjoy a new band every Friday at 7pm from June 2 – August 25 at Rockbrook Village.
Shakespeare on the Green – Bring some lawn chairs to Elmwood Park and enjoy two free Shakespeare plays this summer from June 22- July 9.
Stinson Concert Series – Enjoy free concerts at Aksarben Village on Saturday nights at 7pm May 6 – July 26 (no concert July 10).
Sounds of Summer Concert Series – Shadowlake Towne Center in Papillion provides free concerts every Friday at 630pm May 26 – August 18.
String Bean Concert – At Shadowlake Shopping Center on July 13 from 1030-1130am.
Music in the Park – Free music every Thursday night at 630pm from June 8 – August 4 at Bayliss park in Council Bluffs.
The Vibes at Village Pointe – Free concerts every Saturday at 630pm May 27 – August 19.
Free Outdoor Movies:
Check out this huge list of free outdoor summer movies playing in the Omaha area this summer.
Please comment and share any other free places or events in Omaha this summer!