4 outdoor activities coming to the metro soon


Cassie Wade

Photo by Kamrin Baker/the Gateway

Blue skies, the slow return of greenery and sunshine-filled days mean spring has sprung. If you’re ready to shake off the winter blues and spend some quality time outdoors, check out this list of four outdoor activities coming to the metro soon.

1. The Omaha Farmers Market

The Omaha Farmers Market kicks off its season in the first weekend of May. More than 120 vendors will sell their wares in Aksarben Village on Sundays while the Old Market location and its 90 vendors will come out on Saturdays, according to the Omaha Farmers Market website.

The markets are the perfect place to take a stroll and find great produce, adorable plants, delicious food and more.

2. Junkstock

Junkstock is a vintage festival where small businesses and vendors come together to sell their wares, according to the Junkstock website. The event takes place several times a year and the spring edition is set for Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28.

Junkstock is typically held at the founder’s farm but due to flooding, the spring edition will take place at the Sarpy County Fairgrounds.

3. Spring into Summer

City of Omaha Parks will host Spring into Summer on Friday, May 10 at Zorinsky Lake, according to its website. The event includes free admission to a party at the park with bounce houses, s’mores, canoeing and more from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and a free concert featuring Taxi Driver, which will begin at 7:30 p.m.

4. Earth Day Omaha

Earth Day Omaha is an annual event organized by the Earth Day Omaha Coalition that showcases scientific and charitable efforts advocating for sustainability, according to the event’s website.

This year’s event takes place on April 13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Elmwood Park. Local experts will provide demonstrations in tree planting, urban beekeeping and more while entertainment takes place on the main stage. An interactive children’s tent will also provide activities.