SUMMER EVENTS
PREVIEW 2014

Whatever you're looking for, there's something to do all season long.

MUSIC


SATURDAYS AT STINSON
What: Performances by live bands
When: Most Saturdays from 7 to 10 p.m., through Sept. 6
Where: Stinson Park, 67th and Center Streets
Information: aksarbenvillage.com


FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC SERIES
What: Live outdoor music
When: Fridays at 7 p.m., through Sept. 26
Where: Soaring Wings Vineyard, 17111 S. 138th St., Springfield
Information: www.soaringwingswine.com


TUNES AT THE TOWER
What: Live music
When: Every other Thursday at 11:30 a.m., through Sept. 4
Where: First National Bank, 16th and Dodge Streets
Information: omahamusic.com


SLATTERY VINTAGE ESTATES SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
What: Live music performances
When: Through Oct. 10
Where: Slattery Vintage Estates, 8925 Adams St., Nehawka, Neb.
Information: svevineyards.com


STIR COVE CONCERT SERIES
What: Concerts featuring Alice in Chains, Staind, Collective Soul, Counting Crows and many others
When: Through Aug. 20
Where: 1 Harrah’s Blvd., Council Bluffs
Information: harrahscouncilbluffs.com


SOUNDS OF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
What: Outdoor concerts
When: Fridays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., through Aug. 22
Where: Bellevue Medical Center Amphitheatre, Shadow Lake Towne Center, 72nd Street and Highway 370, Papillion
Information: www.shadowlakeshopping.com


VIBES AT VILLAGE POINTE
What: Free outdoor concerts
When: Saturdays at 6:30 p.m., May 31 to Aug. 23
Where: Alegent Creighton Health Amphitheatre, Village Pointe Shopping Center, 168th Street and West Dodge Road
Information: www.villagepointeshopping.com


MUSIC IN THE PARKS — COUNCIL BLUFFS
What: Live music
When: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., through Sept. 3
Where: Bayliss Park, Pearl Street and Willow Avenue
Information: omahamusic.com


MUSIC IN THE PARKS — BELLEVUE
What: Live music
When: Thursdays at 7 p.m., through July 10
Where: Washington Park, 20th and Franklin Streets
Information: omahamusic.com


TUNES IN TOWN SQUARE
What: Live music
When: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7
Where: 77th and Main Streets, Ralston
Information: omahamusic.com


FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC SERIES
What: Free concerts
When: Fridays at 7 p.m., through Aug. 29
Where: Rockbrook Village entertainment plaza, 108th Street and West Center Road
Information: www.rockbrookvillage.com


TEMPO OF TWILIGHT
What: Outdoor concerts
When: 6 to 8 p.m., Aug. 12 and 26; Sept. 2
Where: Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St.
Information: www.lauritzengardens.org


DIVOTS CONCERT SERIES
What: Outdoor concerts featuring Hotel California, Jake Owen, 3 Doors Down, Journey and others
When: Aug. 31
Where: The DeVent Center, Divot’s Conference Center, 4200 W. Norfolk Ave., Norfolk, Neb.
Information: www.divotsconcertseries.com


MUSIC IN THE PARKS — COUNCIL BLUFFS
What: Live music
When: Sundays at 6:30 p.m., through Aug. 24
Where: River’s Edge Park
Information: omahamusic.com


JAZZ ON THE GREEN
What: Free outdoor jazz concert series
When: Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., through Aug. 14
Where: Turner Park, Midtown Crossing, 31st Avenue and Dodge Street
Information: www.jazzonthegreenomaha.com


HULLABALOO MUSIC & CAMPING FESTIVAL
What: Outdoor festival organized by local blues group Kris Lager Band
When: July 24 to 26
Where: Sokol Park, Bellevue
Information: hullabaloomusicfestival.com


MAHA MUSIC FESTIVAL
What: Outdoor music festival featuring Death Cab for Cutie, The Head and the Heart, Local Natives and more
When: Aug. 16
Where: Stinson Park, 67th and Center Streets
Information: www.mahamusicfestival.com


END OF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
What: Free concerts
When: Thursdays at 7 p.m., Aug. 21 through Sept. 25
Where: Turner Park, Midtown Crossing, 31st Avenue and Dodge Street
Information: midtowncrossing.com

FAMILY


STARLIGHT MOVIES
What: Free outdoor family movies
When: 7:30 p.m. July 25; Aug. 8, 15 and 22
Where: Sumtur Amphitheater, 11691 S. 108th St., Papillion
Information: sumtur.org


FAMILY FUN SATURDAYS
What: Enjoy a different themed event every weekend with exotic animals, hayrack rides, storytelling and more
When: First Saturday of the month, through October
Where: Gifford Farm Education Center, 700 Camp Gifford Road, Bellevue
Information: 402-597-4920


LIVING HISTORY WEEKENDS
What: Re-creations of the lives of those who lived around the fort
When: Aug. 2 and 3, Sept. 6 and 7, Oct. 4 and 5
Where: Fort Atkinson State Historical Park, 201 S. Seventh St., Fort Calhoun, Neb.
Information: www.fortatkinsononline.org


MONDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
What: Free movies
When: Monday nights at sunset, June 2 to July 28
Where: Turner Park at Midtown Crossing, 31st Avenue and Dodge Street
Information: www.midtowncrossing.com


WILD, WILD WEST DAY
What: Look at the day-to-day life of cowboys with live music, poetry, workshops and more
When: July 26
Where: The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St.
Information: www.durhammuseum.org

FOOD


HAYMARKET PARK BEERFEST
What: Beer samples and Lincoln Saltdogs baseball
When: July 26
Where: Haymarket Park, 403 Line Drive Circle, Lincoln
Information: www.haymarketparkbeerfest.com


OMAHA CRUSH
What: Wine and beer samples, live music and small bites
When: Aug. 2
Where: Stinson Park, 67th and Center Streets
Information: www.omahacrush.com


NEBRASKA WINE AND BALLOON FESTIVAL
What: Wine tastings, hot air balloons, children’s activities and live music
When: Aug. 8 and 9
Where: Coventry Campus, south of 204th and Q Streets
Information: www.showofficeonline.com/nebraskawineballoonfestival.html


CAPITAL CITY RIBFEST
What: Barbecue and live music
When: Aug. 14 to 17
Where: Pinnacle Bank Arena's festival space north of the arena, Lincoln.
Information: pershingcenter.com/ribfest


FIFTH ANNUAL GREAT NEBRASKA BEER FESTIVAL
What: Beer, food, live music, seminars
When: Aug. 23
Where: Werner Park, 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion
Information: www.greatnebraskabeerfest.com

SPORTS


STORM CHASERS
What: Class AAA affiliate of the Kansas City Royals
When: Home baseball games through Sept. 1
Where: Werner Park, 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion
Information: omahastormchasers.com or wernerpark.com


RACE OMAHA EVENT SERIES
What: Race events including the Omaha Kids Triathlon, Omaha Duathlon and others
When: Aug. 3 and 4
Where: Various locations
Information: www.raceomaha.com


RAGBRAI
What: Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa
When: July 20 to 26
Where: Rock Valley to Guttenburg
Information: www.ragbrai.com

MORE EVENTS


HARRISON COUNTY FAIR
What: 4-H events, live music, karaoke, rodeo, farmers market, motocross
When: July 22 to 27
Where: Missouri Valley, Iowa
Information: www.harrisoncofair.com


WESTFAIR — COUNTY FAIR
What: Carnival, 4-H exhibits, booths
When: July 23 to 28
Where: 22984 Highway 6, Council Bluffs
Information: www.westfairevents.com


ASHLAND STIR-UP DAYS
What: Parade, family activities, car show, street dance
When: July 25 to 27
Where: Ashland, Neb.
Information: www.ashlandhistoricalsociety.org


NEBRASKA STAR PARTY
What: Camp beneath the stars and enjoy the night sky
When: July 27 to Aug. 1
Where: Merritt Reservoir, Valentine, Neb.
Information: www.nebraskastarparty.org


SARPY COUNTY FAIR
What: Tractor pulls, rodeo, demolition derby
When: July 30 to Aug. 3
Where: 100 Main St., Springfield
Information: www.sarpyfair.com


DODGE COUNTY FAIR
What: Live music, beer garden, demolition derby, food, 4-H displays, rides, animals
When: July 31 to Aug. 3
Where: Fairgrounds, Fairacres Road, Scribner, Neb.
Information: dodgecountyfair.org


LANCASTER COUNTY SUPERFAIR
What: Live music, vendors, food, beer garden
When: July 31 to Aug. 9
Where: Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N. 84th St., Lincoln
Information: www.lancastereventcenter.com


WILBER CZECH FESTIVAL
What: Czech dancing and food, parade, art show
When: Aug. 1 to 3
Where: Wilber, Neb.
Information: www.wilberchamberofcommerce.com/czech.html


CASS COUNTY FAIR
What: Truck and tractor pulls, lawn mower racing, barbecue, contests, wildlife encounters When: Aug. 5 to 9
Where: Cass County Fairgrounds between U.S. Highway 75 and Nebraska Highway 50 on Nebraska Highway 1
Information: www.cassfair.com


IOWA STATE FAIR
What: Live music, contests, food, livestock, art, butter cow
When: Aug. 7 to 17
Where: Iowa State Fairgrounds, 3000 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines
Information: www.iowastatefair.org


KOOL-AID DAYS
What: Birthplace of Kool-Aid celebrates the drink with the world’s largest Kool-Aid stand, pageant, games
When: Aug. 8 to 10
Where: Hastings, Neb.
Information: kool-aiddays.com


SWEET CORN FESTIVAL
What: Locally grown sweet corn, hayrack rides, live music, cooking demonstrations
When: Aug. 9 and 10
Where: Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St.
Information: www.lauritzengardens.org


ARROWS TO AEROSPACE What: Parade, pancake feed, pet show, art, food, music
When: Aug. 15 and 16
Where: Washington Park, 20th Street and Franklin Avenue, Bellevue; parade on Mission Street in Bellevue
Information: www.bokiwanis.org


MILLARD DAYS
What: Carnival, parade, auto show, live music, beer garden, children’s activities
When: Aug. 19 to 24
Where: Andersen Park, 136th and Q Streets
Information: www.millarddays.com


GREEK FESTIVAL What: Greek food, live music, dancing, children’s activities
When: Aug. 22 to 24
Where: Canfield Plaza, 85th Street and West Center Road
Information: www.greekfestomaha.com or 402-345-7103

NEBRASKA STATE FAIR
What: Live music featuring STYX and others, parades, contests, displays, exhibits
When: Aug. 22 to Sept. 1
Where: Fonner Park, 700 E. Fonner Park Road, Grand Island, Neb.
Information: www.statefair.org


MIDLANDS PIRATE FESTIVAL
What: Live entertainment, activities, characters
When: Aug. 23 and 24
Where: Bellevue Berry and Pumpkin Ranch, 11001 S. 48th St., Papillion
Information: www.festint.com/piratefest


SEPTEMBERFEST OMAHA: A SALUTE TO LABOR What: Live music, parade, children’s activities, car show, competitions, food
When: Aug. 29 to Sept. 1
Where: CenturyLink Center Omaha, Lot D, 455 N. 10th St.
Information: septemberfestomaha.com


LA FIESTA ITALIANA
What: Live music, food, cooking demonstrations, kids activities, fireworks
When: Aug. 29 through 31
Where: American Italian Heritage Society, the new Palazzo, 132nd and Fort Streets
Information: omahaitaly.com


FORT OMAHA INTERTRIBAL POWWOW
What: Traditional outdoor powwow with Native American dancing, food and crafts
When: Sept. 13
Where: Metropolitan Community College, Fort Omaha Campus, 30th and Fort Streets
Information: mccneb.edu/intercultural


LAURITZEN ANTIQUE AND GARDEN SHOW
What: Featured celebrities including Mary McDonald, Countess of Carnavon and others as well as experts in gardening, antiques
When: Sept. 18 to 21
Where: Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St.
Information: www.lauritzengardens.org/Antique_Show


GERMAN DAY/OKTOBERFEST
What: Live music, beer, dance performances, food
When: Sept. 19 and 20
Where: German-American Society, 3717 S. 120th St.
Information: germanamericansociety.org


APPLE JACK FESTIVAL
What: Celebrate beginning of the apple harvest with tons of apple recipes, craft fair, parades, street dances, live music, carnival
When: Sept. 19 to 21
Where: Nebraska City
Information: gonebraskacity.com/festival/apple-jack-festival


AKSARBEN’S RIVER CITY RODEO AND STOCK SHOW
What: Rodeo, barbecue contest, parade, live music
When: Sept. 25 to 28
Where: CenturyLink Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St.
Information: rivercityrodeo.com


ARTSARBEN
What: Art festival with art marketplace, food, street performers, live music
When: Sept. 27 and 28
Where: Aksarben Village, 67th and Center Streets
Information: artsarben.com