Nebraska Is Home to Summer Festivals Celebrating Many Cultural Traditions

Nebraska is alive through the summer with festivals where arts and traditions that give us pride in our heritage can be shared with friends and neighbors.

Last weekend’s Omaha Heritage Festival offered a way for neighbors to meet one another and share music, food, and friendship from countries around the world.

For generations, Omaha and communities throughout Nebraska have celebrated the richness of their diversity with such festivals. Organizers with leadership and vision invite us to help create a culture of inclusiveness, respect, and growth by embracing dynamic and changing communities. Communities are strongest when everyone who lives in them feels welcome and connected.

Grab the opportunity this summer to celebrate our state’s many cultural traditions and learn about the heritage of the people who make Nebraska home.


Santa Lucia Festival
June 7-10
Lewis & Clark Landing

Summer Arts Festival
June 8-10
Downtown Omaha (10th-15th on Farnam)

Saturday, June 16 10:00 a.m.
30th & Lake to 30th & Sprague

World Refugee Day
Saturday, June 23 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Benson High School (5120 Maple St)

Heartland Pride Festival and Parade
June 30
Stinson Park at Aksarben Village, 67th & Center Road

Farmer’s Market
Every Saturday 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Old Market (11th and Jackson)
Every Sunday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Aksarben Village (67th and Center)
Every Wednesday 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at Charles Drew Health Center (29th and Grant)

Jazz on the Green
July 12, 19, and 26 7:00 p.m. at Turner Park in Midtown Crossing


Polish Days
June 1, 2 and 3
Loup City, NE

Celebrate Lincoln
June 8 and 9
Downtown Lincoln (12th-14th on N Street)

Stromsburg Swedish Midsommar Festival
June 15-17
Stromsburg, NE

June 16
Malone Center/Trago Park, 22nd & U Streets, Lincoln, NE

Czech Days
August 3,4 and 5
Wilbur, NE

If you are aware of any other community festivals not listed, please include them in the comments below.

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