Things to do in Omaha with Kids in June

Happy Summer! There are so many fun things to do for families in June. We curated this guide to the best family events happening in Omaha this month including Taste of Omaha, Summer Arts Festival, College World Series, and more. What’s on your list?


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Join us for Elkhorn Days on June 9! Be sure to visit our booth or catch us in the parade for some fun and festivities. 


Ongoing events 

Inflatable Thursdays, June 13-August 1, Cryer Pool – 11783 Cryer Ave
1 pm to 5 pm
Enjoy our outdoor floating inflatable every Thursday this summer. Regular admission applies.

Through Oct 6 | Ice Age Adventure, Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park
Learn how Ice Age animals compare to their modern-day relatives and how our climate has changed over time while participating in educational activities. 

Through Sept 2 | Garden Games, Lauritzen Gardens
Don’t miss this game-filled, summer adventure. Rediscover classic games, made new by a beautiful natural setting. From croquet, to card games and I-SPY® to giant chess, compete with your family and friends.

First Wednesday of the month | Li’l Sprouts at Lauritzen Gardens 

Thursday nights | Night Light at Kiewit Luminarium
Grab a drink, mingle and play with more than 100 interactive exhibits during an adults-only evening of discovery and fun. Try hands-on activities in the Maker Space and learn with Luminators. Tickets may be purchased at the door, but reservations are encouraged. 

Benson First Friday
Experience Omaha’s creative hub where artists show off their work, galleries open their doors, live music rings and people mingle, play, dance and create masterpieces with sidewalk chalk and paint.

Blackstone Second Saturday
Come out for live music and other special events on the second Saturday of every month. 

Things to do in Omaha in June

May 28–June 9 | Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Holland Performing Arts
The revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza.

May 31–June 1 | LaVista Days, Astro Ampitheater and City Hall Campus
12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
This 2-day celebration to kick off summer starts with a parade, then a community cookoff along with free activities and entertainment for the whole family. 

May 31–June 30 | Hello Dolly!, Omaha Community Playhouse
See classic musical theatre at its finest. This show is bursting with showmanship, glamour, romance, dance, humor, and some of the greatest songs in musical theatre history.

May 31–June 2 | Taste of Omaha
Enjoy food, music, and entertainment for the whole family. 

June 1 | Blues Fest, Soaring Wings Vineyard in Springfield, NE
Bounce City, live music, local food and more.

June 5-9 | 2024 USA Triathlon Multisport Festival, Lake Cunningham
Cheer on athletes as they swim, bike, and run. 

June 6-9 | Elkhorn Days
Four days of celebration including live music, games, a parade, a drone show at 10 pm on Friday night, and more.

June 6-9 | Summer Arts Festival, Aksarben Village
There’s something for everyone including the Children’s Village, local art, live music, food, and more! 

June 6, 13, 20, 27 | Kids FunFare, Regency Shopping Center
10 a.m.
See magicians, musicians, animals and more at these free family events. 

June 7-9 | Jurassic Quest, CHI Health Center
The world’s largest, most popular dino event with unique and exciting experiences for the whole family is coming to Omaha.

June 7-23 | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Rose Theater

June 8-9 | Midwest Fest, The RiverFront
10 am to 4 pm
Shop hundreds of entrepreneurs from across the Midwest. Get ready to shop, eat, and play. 

June 8, 9 | Omaha Potter Faire, Bellevue Berry Farm

June 8 | Butterfly Release, Shadow Lake Towne Center, Texas Roadhouse Ampitheater
More than 600 butterflies will be released to the wild.

June 13-16 | Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr, Omaha Community Playhouse
Enjoy this special presentation of the family favorite movie. 

June 14-16 | Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Omaha Children’s Museum
Family Fun Weekend

June 14–24 | College World Series, Charles Schwab Field

June 15 | Omaha Freedom Festival, 3448 Evans St. Omaha, NE  
Celebrate Juneteenth at this historical and cultural celebration as well as an educational and entertaining event.

June 15 | Baseball Kick-Off Party in the Park
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Kick off the College World Series and enjoy free face painting, giveaways, free shaved ice and plenty of yard games.

June 15 | Solstice Celebration, Fontenelle Forest
6:30 pm
Celebrate the changing seasons with a craft, hike, and bonfire.  

June 15 | Stargazing at Neale Woods Nature Reserve
8:30 pm

June 15, 16 | Father’s Day Car Show, Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum
See American Made cars highlighting nearly 90 years of engineering and innovation.

June 8, 9, 15, 16 | Strawberry Festival, Nelson Produce + Farm, Valley, NE
Pick strawberries, enjoy berry themed food and drink, live music, and activities. 

June 21 | Full Moon Hike, Fontenelle Forest
8:30 pm

June 22 | Lightning Bug Party, Hummel Nature Center
7:30 pm to dusk
Enjoy a fun evening with family friendly activities and stay until dusk to see all the lightning bugs come out!  Bring your own jar to decorate.

June 22 | Midtown Mix, Midtown Crossing
4 pm to 8 pm
Enjoy the sounds of summer as you walk through the neighborhood. 

June 27 | Fontenelle Fishing Frenzy, Fontenelle Park
6 pm to 8 pm
Join Omaha Parks and NE Game and Parks for a fun family fishing experience.  All equipment is provided.  

June 28 | Night Market, Midtown Crossing at Turner Park
6 pm to 10 pm

June 28 | 90s Skate Night, Heartland of America Park
6 pm to 10 pm
Swing by the Skate Ribbon of Heartland of America Park for music with DJ MX, food trucks, a 90’s inspired photo op, and giveaways.

June 28 | City of Omaha Celebrates America, Memorial Park
6:30 p.m. National Anthem
8:30 p.m. Roger Daltry performs
10 p.m. fireworks

June 28 | 4th on the Farm, Nelson Produce + Farm in Valley, NE
5 pm to 10 pm
Enjoy homemade tractor-churned ice cream, potato sack races, wood-fire pizza, and fireworks.

June 29 | Water Lantern Festival, Gene Leahy Mall
6 pm to 10 pm
This floating lantern event that is all about connections. Watch your lantern drift out into the water as it joins other lanterns carrying hope, love, happiness, healing, peace, and connection. 

June 30 | Lake Manawa Fireworks, Council Bluffs
9:45 pm


Send us an email if we missed anything, and we’ll add your event to the list.

We work hard to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information before heading to an event or activity, since it may change.

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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