Free Things to Do in Omaha This Summer

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Enjoy summer in Omaha without spending any money. There are so many FREE family activities to do in and around Omaha this summer.

Free Things to Do in Omaha This Summer

1. Join a Summer Reading Program

Keep kids reading over the summer with a little motivation from Omaha Public Library. Kids get a free book for signing up!

2. Go to College World Series Practice

Open practice for the College World Series is Thursday June 13 at Charles Schwab Field Omaha. This event is FREE and open to the public. Watch your favorite team in action before the series begins.

3. Have Fun at The RiverFront

Head to The RiverFront in downtown Omaha for free activities all summer! From games and to remote control boats to arts and crafts and toddler activities, you can find free fun almost every day of the week!

4. Enjoy an Outdoor Movie

Take family movie night outside! Grab blankets, chairs, and snacks, and head to a free outdoor movie in a park around Omaha this summer.

5. Cool Off at a Hydrant Party

Every summer the local fire departments close off a street and open the hydrants for a fun afternoon in neighborhoods in Omaha and Council Bluffs. Find out more details here.

6. Listen to Outdoor Music

Catch a free concert under the stars this summer. Listen to music at Zorinsky Lake, Aksarben Village, Rockbrook Village, and more.

7. Go to a Local Festival

Check out a local festival for entertainment, culture, and more!

8. Take a Hike

Unplug and get outside! Omaha has lots of great trails to explore. We recommend Swanson Park and Chalco Hills Recreation Area.

What free activities would you add to the list? 

For more summer ideas in and around Omaha, check out our summer content. 

Andrea Cooley
Omaha Mom is written by moms, for moms. We provide genuine parenting resources, events and community through connecting and empowering local Omaha Moms.


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