Omaha Family Friendly Weekend Events
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Omaha Family Friendly Weekend Events

Omaha Family Friendly Weekend Events
With the weekend quickly approaching, you may wonder what to do to keep your family together and entertained. Included in this list are 5 family friendly Omaha weekend events going on in our area. Be sure to check out our calendar as well for a more comprehensive list to the many local events in our area. 
Family Friendly Events in Omaha
Family Friendly Events in Omaha


1)United Way of the Midlands ‘Day of Caring’
Friday, August 26th, 2016 — all day projects organized across the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro.
Free Admission
Organized by the United Way of the Midlands, the Day of Caring is an annual volunteer service event open to individuals and teams of volunteers in Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie counties. Participants help local non-profit agencies by stocking food pantries, painting, gardening, doing light repair projects or assisting clients. Since its inception in 2001, UWM’s Day of Caring has promoted the spirit and value of volunteerism, increased the awareness of local agencies and demonstrated what people working together can accomplish. Volunteers receive a first-hand look at the services provided by the non-profit organizations in our community. Nonprofits have an opportunity to share their mission and to complete various projects.Schedules
Occurs Friday, August 26th, 2016 — all day
Contact Deidra Calloway
2)Nebraska State Fair
Friday, August 26th, 2016 — all day
Fonner Park


Live music featuring Lady Antebellum, Chris Tomlin and Train, parades, contests, displays, exhibitsSchedules
Starting Friday, August 26th, 2016, repeats every day until Monday, September 05, 2016 — all day.

3)Omaha Children’s Museum: Pirates and Mermaids: Voyage to Creature Cove
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — all day
Omaha Children’s Museum
Members: Free; Adults & Children $12
The summer exhibit at Omaha Children’s Museum, Pirates and Mermaids: Voyage to Creature Cove, brings together several community partners to create an immersive world of marine adventure. The exhibit, sponsored by Mutual of Omaha and Baxter Suburu, opens Saturday, May 28, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 4. To allow visitors more chances to explore the exhibit, for the first time ever, the museum will be open on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting June 6. Pirates and Mermaids is an interactive environment for large motor play for young children, featuring a 40-foot wooden pirate ship where children can walk the plank into a ball pit sea and climbing nets for lookout points. Among the biggest attractions are the five large animatronic prehistoric creatures throughout the exhibit, including a massive megalodon and octopus. Children will explore natural history through hands-on activities with authentic fossils related to the creatures.
Programming details:
– Captain Kid’s Marine Adventure (Monday – Friday, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m.)
– Mermaid Tales (Monday – Saturday, 10:45 a.m., 1:45 and 3:45 p.m.; Sunday, 1:45 and 3:45 p.m.)
– Shell Shack (Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.)
– Water Water Everywhere (Monday – Saturday, 11:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.; Sunday, 2:45 p.m.)Schedules
Starting Saturday, May 28th, 2016, repeats every day until Sunday, September 04, 2016 — all day.
4)1-Year Anniversary at Approach Climbing Gym
Saturday, August 27th, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Approach Climbing Gym
1/2 Price Admission
On Saturday, August 27, Approach, Nebraska’s first commercial gym dedicated entirely to climbing, will celebrate it’s 1-year anniversary by hosting an all-day special event featuring professional athletes, a “Climbing Fitness Challenge,” and ½ price admission. Local music (Michael Fitzsimmons), live DJ (Brent Crampton), food trucks (Johnny Ricco’s Brooklyn Pizza and Prairie Fire Pizza), craft beer (Farnam House Brewing Co.), product demos (by FrictionLabs and Five Ten), and a raffle with climbing gear prizes round out the fun-filled day.  Approach, in partnership with adidas Outdoor, is proud to present Pro Climbers Chelsea Rude and Jon Cardwell for a feature presentation at 8:00 P.M. on the sport of climbing followed by Q & A sessions. Rude, who is currently ranked top 10 in the world for both sport climbing and bouldering, will lead a presentation on the “Allure of Climbing.” Cardwell will recap his climbing journey on Biographie at Ceuse in France. Biographie (aka Realization) is one of the most famous sport climbs in the world and only 13-climbers have completed the project with Cardwell being the most recent in 2016. Pre-ceding the presentations will be a meet and greet and poster signing at 7:00 P.M.
The “Climbing Fitness Challenge” from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. is open to all ages and free to enter for Approach Members or with paid admission (½ price Anniversary Day Pass & Rentals). The five-challenges include: crate stacking, dyno, campus board, static hang, and traverse climbing. Prizes will be awarded for both adult and youth. Approach is located at 72nd & L St. in Omaha.Schedules
Occurs Saturday, August 27th, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Contact Brian S. Allen
5)The 17th Annual Huntington’s Disease Research Walk and Run
Sunday, August 28th, 2016 @ 8:00 am
Zorinsky Lake Park 17th Annual Huntington’s Disease Research Walk and Run will be held Sunday, August 28 at Zorinsky Lake Park, 156th & F streets.  Participants can choose to run the four-mile hard surface course or walk with the option of going any of four distances – 1, 2, 3 or 4-miles. Registration will take place between 8 and 8:45 a.m. The run begins at 9 a.m. with the walk starting at 9:05 a.m. Pre-register online  Water and refreshments will be provided. The festive event, which will be held rain or shine, includes music, door prizes, raffle and face painting for children. T-shirts will be given to all registered participants. Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners.


Occurs Sunday, August 28th, 2016 @ 8:00 am


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