20 events across Nebraska this weekend

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) —  School is back in session, “Go Big Red!” can be heard in the streets, and Labor Day is right around the corner.

It’s starting to feel like fall.

The Huskers kick off in Dublin on Saturday morning, but if you’re still in town, here are some events to make your friends in Ireland jealous.



Omaha Fashion Week – All weekend

Omaha Fashion Week returns to the runway for another season of fashion and glamor. Join other fashion fans and designers at the Omaha Design Center through Saturday, with a free Shop the Runway event Sunday.

Omaha Design Center, 1502 Cuming St.

The Peter Max Experience – Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 3 p.m.

Immerse yourself in the world of iconic pop artist Peter Max. This experience is free to all and open to the public in a limited engagement presentation at the Roberta & Bob Rogers Gallery. The curator, Lesley Smith, will accompany the collection to Omaha.

Roberta & Bob Rogers Gallery, 1806 Vinton St.

Furever Home Pet Event – Saturday, noon to 2 p.m.

Meet some new (adorable) friends at the Nebraska Furniture Mart. Nebraska Humane Society will bring adoptable pets to meet, and NFM will have drawings to enter, product demos and free swag.  And influencer @littlesirmac will be there strutting his stuff and meeting new fans.   

Nebraska Furniture Mart, 700 S. 72nd St.

Trixie and Katya Live – Saturday, 8 p.m.

It’s a comedic musical drag show spectacular with the dynamic duo Trixie and Katya. Trixie and Katya Live is the first time these longtime collaborators and RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni will hit the road with a concert-style show and scripted satire inspired by classic road trip comedies. Critics call it “shockingly poignant and mercifully brief.”

Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St.

Millard Days – All weekend

Many favorite summer traditions return to Andersen Park in southwest Omaha, including the carnival, parade and the family fun and safety day.  

Andersen Park, 13625 Cottner St.



Husker Opener: Watch Party and Tailgate – Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Head to The Granary Green to watch the Huskers’ season opener in Ireland. Over 50 former Husker greats will attend. Watch on the 27-foot LED screen with premium sound. There will be breakfast tailgate food and drinks. For $10, you can get two free drink tickets. Chairs are provided, but you can bring your own. Limited VIP tailgate spots for your vehicle are available in the venue.

Granary Green, 5555 Granary Plaza, Ralston

Waterloo Days – Saturday, all day, and Sunday, starting at 1 p.m.

A full schedule can be found on the Waterloo Days Facebook page, but guests can expect plenty of food, drinks, music and fun.

Various locations, Waterloo



Downtown 101 – Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Restaurants, retail, arts, housing, entertainment and more will all be in one place in one night.  There will be live entertainment provided by Lincoln Calling, lots of fun activities and plenty of free merch to take home. Pick up your first syllabus at the Downtown Lincoln Association booth and complete all the assignments to win a downtown Lincoln gift card.

Tower Square, 13th and P Street

My Big Fat Greek Festival – Friday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church will have authentic Greek meals and pastries, drinks, auctions and a children’s booth. Bring family, friends, and celebrate the Greek way. Stop by Saturday to see the Zorbas live.

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 950 N. 63rd St.

Haymarket Park BeerFest – Saturday, 5:30 p.m.

The annual Haymarket Park BeerFest features dozens of breweries and over a hundred different varieties of beers and adult beverages to sample. Upon entry, you will receive a sampling mug. Every brewery tent will provide 3- to 5-ounce samples of their beers.

All BeerFest tickets include a ticket to the Saturday Saltdogs game against Cleburne Railroaders.

Haymarket Park, 403 Line Drive Circle

Sunday with a Scientist: It’s a Bug Eat Bug World Out There – Sunday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Come meet two bug experts who will share what it’s like to work with insects — from beneficial ones like bees to less desirable pests. Professors Georgina Bingham and Judy Wu-Smart from the UNL Department of Entomology will have live insects, fun displays and lots of information on what entomologists do and how their research and educational efforts help to secure our food systems.

Morrill Hall, 645 N. 14th St.

Summer Music Sunday – Sunday, 4 p.m.

Kinkaider Brewing Co. presents the Summer Sundays Live Music Series. Each Sunday during the summer, a free concert will begin at 4 p.m., featuring such acts as Wildwoods and Ro Hempel. 

Kinkaider Brewing, 201 N. 7th St.



Plattsmouth VFD Fundraiser – Saturday, 3 p.m.

Help the Plattsmouth Volunteer Fire Department raise some money while enjoying some live music, food from vendors, a silent auction and raffle.  Bring a chair or blanket and spend the afternoon at the Runaway Ranch with the people who keep Plattsmouth safe.  All money raised will go directly to the department.

Runaway Ranch, 17203 6th St.



Art Walk – Saturday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Meet at Glacial Till Tasting Room at 5:30 p.m. for a glass of wine or cider and then move on about 6 p.m. to explore all of the galleries and shops along Silver Street. (All shops will be open except the pharmacy.)

Downtown Ashland



End of Summer Bash Color DashSaturday, 1:30 p.m.

The Elmwood Community Association will have a small color run for the kids, a water balloon toss and yard games. The event starts at 1:30 p.m., with the run starting at 2. Tickets are $5 dollars per kid, $10 for each adult.

Elmwood Park



When Pigs Fly BBQ – Saturday, 6 p.m.

Join the Crete Chamber of Commerce at the Crete Municipal Airport.  Enjoy live music by B Street Band, a BBQ meal and a cash bar.  Get your tickets at the chamber office for $20. Tickets will be $25 at the door.

Crete Airport, 2429 County Road F



Back to School Block Party – Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Columbus Christian School would like to invite you to a Back to School Block Party. It will have live music, inflatables, face painting, games, food and more. This event is open to the entire community.

Columbus Christian School, 3418 15th St.



Nebraska State Fair – All weekend

The Nebraska State Fair offers insights into the unique culture of Nebraska. It is built on 152 years of tradition and showcases the talent, products and people of Nebraska. Here, Nebraskans come together to experience the latest technological advancements in agriculture, first-class entertainment and the most delectable and extraordinary food the state has to offer.

Fonner Park, 501 East Fonner Park Road



Family Fun Fest – Sunday, 1 p.m.

Spend an afternoon celebrating arts and culture at Yanney Heritage Park. Enjoy special performances by The String Beans, Edgerton Explorit Center and Polka Dot Entertainment.  There will be plenty of events and activities for the whole family.

Yanney Park, 2020 W. 11th St.



Chamber Family Fun Bowling Fundraiser – Friday, 7 p.m.

Enjoy a night of family fun, prizes, giveaways and lots of laughs at Hilltop Lanes Bowling Alley.

Hilltop Lanes, 950 W. 10th St.

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