Labor Day weekend is upon us and its time for NowOmaha!’s picks of the week.
We are stating off the Labor Day weekend festivities tonight with a little Jimmy Buffett playing at the Centurylink Center in Omaha. If you are still looking for tickets there are a few sites with some available.
Tomorrow night we’ll be checking out the The 2016 La Festa Italiana that will take place at the American Italian Heritage Society home, il Palazzo on 132nd and Fort Street on tomorrow, Sept. 2, Saturday, Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4.
Rolling into the Weekend we continue with Omaha’s Salute to Labor – SeptemberFest in the Centurylink Center parking lot.
Since 1977 SeptemberFest has offered four days of entertainment, educational and artistic displays, a carnival and Omaha’s largest parade. The festival runs for 4 days, ending on the Labor Day weekend.
The annual Salute to Labor has something for the entire family, from the musical acts in the Beer Garden, to plenty of entertainment for children in the Kiddie Kingdom, to a giant carnival midway for the entire family. SeptemberFest also includes arts & crafts, food, and a number of new special attractions each year.
The event draws visitors from a five-state area including Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and South Dakota. The variety of SeptemberFest programming attracts people of all ages and interests to make a weekend bus or auto tour to Omaha revolving around the celebration. Proceeds from SeptemberFest fund a number of community improvement projects, and the event has been honored with a number of awards.
In the middle of it all make sure to check out the Omaha Storm Chasers vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers Baseball Game Saturday at Werner Park Enjoy performances all afternoon long by the Omaha Street Percussion. The first 1,500 fans through the gates will receive a team photo of the 2016 Storm Chasers team.
Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Weekend!