Midtown & Downtown Spotlight ~ Fun Free Things To Do In Omaha

Something for nothing and your kicks for free?? That’s right!  Enjoy all the free activities Omaha, Ne has to offer, and you’ll be singing all the way to the bank. Listed below are some of the free activities you can enjoy this weekend and all year round:






Stroll the Old Market with its 80-plus shops and 30 pubs and restaurants

Visit the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

 Tour First National’s Spirit of Nebraska’s Wilderness and Pioneer Courage Park

 Go for a “slide” at the Gene Leahy Pedestrian Mall, and then walk around the pond

Take in a walk at Heartland of America Park, with its 300-foot high fountain and evening light show

Stroll across the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, the longest pedestrian bridge linking two states

Enjoy our history at the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Visitor Center

Enjoy a walk along our newly developed Riverfront, enjoying the Monument to Labor Sculpture at Lewis & Clark LandingVisit the Mormon Trail Center, which offers state-of-the-art history displays of the Mormon trek from Illinois to Utah in the 1800s

Enjoy Memorial Park, honoring WWII, Korea and Vietnam forces and the All-American Rose Society Garden;

Visit Mt Vernon Gardens, with its bluff setting similar to George Washington’s Mount Vernon view of the Potomac;

Tour the Cancer Survivors Park, an inspirational retreat to encourage people to understand and fight cancer

Visit Boys Town’s Hall of History, Visitors Center and the Father Flanagan House – also home to the World’s largest Ball of Stamps

See the Gerald R Ford Birth Site and Gardens, a memorial to the 38th U.S. President who was born in Omaha – a kiosk modeled after the original house and a colonnade and Rose Garden modeled after the White House complete the site

Take in the Jazz on the Green concert series in July and August, located at Midtown Crossing, or the Playing with Fire concert series May-September on the Riverfront

Enjoy one of Omaha’s many festivals during the Summer months – including Earth Day, Florence Days, Bank of the West Celebrates America concert and fireworks, Shakespeare on the Green, Santa Lucia Festival, Taste of Omaha, Greek Festival and Fort Omaha Intertribal Pow Wow

Enjoy one of Omaha’s parades, including Cinco de Mayo, Florence Days, Millard Days and Septemberfest