Omaha Summer Guide

CREATED Jun 19, 2014

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If you have an event in the state of Nebraska or western Iowa for the summer, fall, winter or spring guides, please send an email with all the details along with contact information to Renee DuBay, rdubay@jrn.com.

There are events all around town this summer. Check out our calendar below, updated regularly with fun, new stuff happening in Summer 2014!

 

HAUNTED HOUSES

 

The Shadow's Edge

  • WHERE:  3457 South 84th Street, Omaha, NE (Mangelson's parking lot)
  • WHEN:  Fridays, September 19 & 26, Saturdays, September 20 & 27 and Sundays, September 21 & 28, and Friday, October 3 - Saturday, November 1 (days and times vary)
  • ADMISSION:  $12 Fri, Sat, & Sun / Mondays & Tuesdays $6, accepts credit cards
  • WHAT:  Haunted House
  • INFO:  theshadowsedge.com

 

Scary Acres

  • WHERE:  17272 Giles Road, Omaha, NE
  • WHEN:  Fridays, September 19, & 26, Saturdays, September 20 & 27 and Sundays, September 21 & 28, Wednesday, October 1 - Saturday, November 1 (closed Mondays in October)
  • ADMISSION: Varies
  • WHAT:  Master's Castle, Haunted Woods, House On The Hill
  • INFO:  scaryacres.com

 

Nightmare on Q Street

  • WHERE:  7003 Q Street, Omaha, NE (Fun-Plex Amusement Park)
  • WHEN:  Fridays, September 19 ,& 26 and Saturdays, September 20 & 27 and Wednesday, October 1 - Sunday, November 2 (Times and days vary)
  • ADMISSION:  (Varies)
  • WHAT:  Ravens Nightmare, Phobia, Chaos Maze, Sideshow Freaks, Coffin Ride and more
  • INFO:  anightmareonqstreet.com

 

Mystery Manor

  • WHERE:  716 North 18th Street, Omaha, NE
  • WHEN:  Friday, September 19 & Sunday, September 20 (BOGO) and Friday, September 26 & Sunday, September 27, and Wednesday, October 1 - Saturday, November 1 (Times vary) - (Closed Monday, October 6, Tuesdays, October 7 & 14)
  • WHAT:  Haunted House
  • ADMISSION:  Varies
  • INFO:  mysterymanoromaha.org

 

Ranch of Terror

  • WHERE:  11001 S 48th Street, Papillion, NE (Bellevue Berry Farm)
  • WHEN:  Saturday September 26 - Saturday, November 1 (Friday & Saturday 6:30 p.m. - Midnight and Sundays from 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
  • WHAT:  Haunted House, Caves, Rat Tunnel, Creepy Woods, Haunted Hayrack Rides, Food and more.
  • ADMISSION:  Varies
  • INFO:  bellevueberryfarm.com

 

Haunted Hollow Haunted Theme Park

  • WHERE:  12501 Giles Road, La Vista, NE
  • WHEN:  Open everyday Saturday, September 26th through Halloween.  Sun - Thu 7-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 7 p.m.-12 a.m.
  • ADMISSION:  $20
  • WHAT:  Three Story Haunted House, Heartbeat Bridge, Barn Maze, Mike Meyers House, Buried Alive, Nebraska Chain Saw Massacre and more.
  • INFO:  hauntedhallowomaha.com

 

Haunted House of Terror

  • WHERE:  Pioneer Trail Orchard & Pumpkin Ranch, 21534 Chestnut Road, Council Bluffs, IA 
  • WHEN:  Saturday, September 27 - Friday, October 31, Wed-Fri 5-9 p.m., Fri 5-10 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sun Noon-7 p.m.  Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • WHAT:  Haunted House & Barn and more.
  • INFO:  ptapples.com

 

Cobweb Castle

  • WHERE:  Omaha Children's Museum, 500 South 20th Street, Omaha, NE
  • WHEN:  Wednesday, October 1 - Friday, October 31 (during museum hours)
  • WHAT:  Not-So-Scary-Haunted House, Spooky Graveyard, Neon Nook, Noodle Forest, Portrait Parlor and Witches Hut.
  • INFO:  ocm.org

 

 

 FAMILY TIME

 

Family Fun Saturdays

  • WHERE:  Gifford Farm Education Center, 700 Camp Gifford Road, Bellevue, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  First Saturday of the month through October
  • WHAT:  Different themed event every weekend with storytelling, hayrack rides, exotic animals and more
  • INFO:  402-597-4920

 

Runza's Great Books for Great Kids Fundraiser

  • WHERE:  Runza restaurants everywhere
  • WHEN:  Tuesday, Sept 16
  • WHAT:  On this day, eat at any Runza restaurants and help purchase children's books for local schools and libraries and 15 percent of sales all day long will be donated to the effort.
  • INFO:  https://www.runza.com/community

 

DRINK, FESTIVALS, FIREWORKS & FAIRS

 

Lucky Bucket 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Party

  • WHERE:  Lucky Bucket Brewery, 11941 Centennial Road, La Vista, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Friday, September 12 
  • WHAT:  BEER
  • INFO:  luckybucketbrewing.com

 

Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow

  • WHERE:  Metropolitan Community College, Fort Omaha Campus, 30th and Fort Streets, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Saturday, September 13
  • WHAT:  Traditional outdoor powwow with Native American dancing, food and crafts
  • INFO:  mccneb.edu/intercultural

 

Lauritzen Antique and Garden Show

  • WHERE:  Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Friday, September 19 - Sunday, September 21
  • WHAT:  experts for gardening, antiques, featured celebrities including Mary McDonald, Countess of Carnavon and more
  • INFO:  www.lauritzengardens.org/Antique_Show

 

German Day/Oktoberfest

  • WHERE:  German-American Society, 3717 S. 120th Street, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20
  • WHAT:  Beer, food, live music, dance performances
  • INFO:  germanamericansociety.org

 

Apple Jack Festival

  • WHERE:  Various locations, Nebraska City, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Friday, September 19 - Sunday, September 21
  • WHAT:  Apple Harvest with tons of apple recipes, crafts fair, parades, street dances, carnival, live music
  • INFO:  gonebraskacity.com/festival/apple-jack-festival

 

Aksarben's River City Rodeo and Stock Show

  • WHERE:  CenturyLink Center, 455 N. 10th Street, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Monday, September 25 - Sunday, September 28
  • WHAT:  Rodeo, live music, parade, BBQ contest
  • INFO:  rivercityrodeo.com

 

Artsarben

  • WHERE:  Aksarben Village, 67th and Center Streets, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Saturday, September 27 - Sunday, September 28
  • WHAT:  Art Festival with an art marketplace, live music, street performances, food
  • INFO:  artsarben.com

 

FOR THE MUSIC LOVERS

 

Sunday Acoustic Music

  • WHERE:  Soaring Wings, 17111 S. 138th Street, Springfield, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Sundays (year round) from 2-5 p.m.
  • WHAT:  Free live acoustic music 
  • INFO:  www.soaringwingswine.com

 

Friday Night Music Series

  • WHERE:  Soaring Wings Vineyard, 17111 S. 138th Street, Springfield, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Fridays at 7 p.m.  Now - Sept. 26
  • WHAT:  Live outdoor music
  • PRICE:  $5
  • INFO:  www.soaringwingswine.com

 

Saturdays at Stinson

  • WHERE:  Stinson Park, 67th and Center Streets, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Most Saturdays from 7 - 10 p.m., Now through Sept. 6
  • WHAT:  Live outdoor music
  • INFO:  aksarbenvillage.com

 

End Of Summer Concert Series

  • WHERE:  Turner Park, Midtown Crossing, 31st Avenue and Dodge Street, Omaha, Nebraska
  • WHEN:  Thursdays at 7 p.m., Aug. 21 - Sept. 25
  • WHAT:  Free concerts
  • INFO:  midtowncrossing.com