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Explore Calendar: June 2023

May 23, 2023 03:28PM ● By Omaha Magazine
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The Dinner Detective May 13—June 24 at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln. Attendees solve a hilarious mystery while you enjoying on a fantastic dinner. The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and guests may find themselves as a prime suspect. Throughout the night, a crime will occur, hidden clues will be revealed, and detectives will help everyone try to crack the case. In the end, a Prize Package awaits the top sleuth who provides the best answer before the killer is unmasked! This results in a fun, social, and interactive evening suitable for all adults.
All in the Timing June 1-4 at the World Theater in Kearny. Laugh until it hurts with this comedy filled with wit, intellect, and just plain fun! All in the Timing is a collection of comedies that will have you laughing out loud! Presented at the World Theatre, it’s a show filled with quick banter, hilarious scenarios, and plenty of laughter!

School’s Out For Summer at Eagle Raceway June 3 at The Eagle Raceway in Eagle. IMCA Racing featuring: Twin Rivers Sprint Cars, Nebraska Lottery Modifieds, Avid Realty SportMods, A1 Iron Stock Cars, and Valentino’s Hobby Stocks. Track, State, Regional & National Points.  Don’t miss out on the famous school bus race after the last feature!

Mystery at the Mansion - Murder at Deadwood Saloon June 2 at the Arbor Lodge Mansion in Nebraska City. An evening of murder and mayhem in the Wild West awaits those brave enough to enter the Arbor Lodge Mansion as it transforms into the Deadwood Saloon. It’s an old-fashioned whodunnit in a magnificent setting! Guests are invited to solve clues, look for evidence, and break the case while mingling with new friends. 
Office Bar Block Party June 3 at the Office Bar in Norfolk. 2nd Annual Block Party at Office Bar! Live music, food Trucks, and tasty drinks outdoors.

Buzz About Bees at the Tree Adventure June 3 at the Arbor Day Tree Farm in Nebraska City. Discover the wonderful world of bees and how much people rely on them! Attendees are encouraged to take part in a variety of activities and see our demonstration hive up close. Bee experts will be on hand to help guests learn about this very important little insect. 
Sidney Gold Rush Days June 9—11 at Legion Park in Sidney. Sidney Gold Rush Days is a family-oriented outdoor festival. The festival emphasizes the history of the Sidney to Deadwood Gold Rush Trail in the late 1870’s. Plenty of activities are provided for children. Activities include: free entertainment, quick draw competitions, wagon rides, hands-on gold panning demonstrations, and much more. Numerous craftsmen will be onsite to demonstrate blacksmithing, weaving, spinning, woodworking, leather tanning, and more.
Brews at the Zoo June 10 at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo in Lincoln. Adults 21 and over can enjoy a night at the Zoo! The Lincoln Children’s zoo invites guests to an evening of live music, visits from animal ambassadors, and delicious craft beer from local breweries. Live music performed by the Mezcal Brothers. 
Falls City Hot Air Balloon Festival June 17 at Brenner Field in Falls City. Festival begins with a kite show, the the balloon lift off, followed by an amazing fireworks show.  Live music, food trucks, and beer and wine will be available.
Father’s Day Fun at the Tree Adventure June 18 at the Arbor Day Tree Farm in Nebraska City. Dads and children are invited to enjoy a special day of exploring trails and playing among the trees. Mud painting and a nature scavenger hunt that will take visitors throughout the Tree Adventure. Guests can even build your own nature boat and race it down the South Table Creek.
126th Annual Diller Picnic June 22-24 in Diller. A few of the events this year include: Nebraska Bush Pullers on Thursday at 7pm., Extreme Bull Riding Friday at 8pm. and Saturday is Mid-States Mud Drags at 11am. Car show inclusive of motorcycles and other vehicles. Big Parade at 7pm. and the All American Display Fireworks Show at 10:30pm with bingo all three nights.

Potter Carbowl June 24 in Downtown Potter.
Car Show, bowling tournament, BBQ contest, craft show, live music, and more.
BERT KREISCHER’S FULLY LOADED COMEDY FESTIVAL June 25 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. Back by popular demand, Bert “The Machine” Kreischer will be starting the party back up this summer with his second annual Fully Loaded Comedy Festival. The biggest comedy event of the year with a “Fully Loaded” line-up at Pinnacle Bank Arena that includes Bert Kreischer, Tiffany Haddish, Fortune Feimster, Big Jay Oakerson, Jay Pharoah, and Chad Daniels.

Boomfest June 30—July 1 at the Skyview Lake in Norfolk. The weekend will kick off Friday right with a Wing Fest competition coordinated by the Stanton Ribfest organizers. Norfolk Area Rod and Custom is also sponsoring a Car Show N Shine.  Live music will take the stage sponsored by 94 Rock. Saturday, BoomFest will once again include an inflatable midway, military static displays, food vendors, music, and the largest, most spectacular fireworks display in Northeast Nebraska to cap off the night.


WEBSTER CITY MARKET NIGHTS - RACE NIGHT June 1 at the Availa Bank Plaza in Webster City. Join us each Thursday evening at the Webster City Market Nights . Centered around the Availa Bank Plaza from 5:30-7:30pm. each Thursday in June, July, and August. Attendees can enjoy a variety of homegrown vendors, live music, and delicious food while supporting local businesses. Drinks from beer garden for adults or family friendly activities and games through out the evening. June 1st is Race Night as the Hamilton County Speedway.
TASTE OF SUMMER June 1 at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque. Guests are invited to attend this after-hours event in the boatyard and plaza areas on campus. Live music, food trucks, and a beer/seltzer stand will have items for sale. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to use; however, a limited number of picnic tables will be available.
MANCHESTER RIVER DAYS June 1—3 in Manchester. Thursday, June 1st Music on the Maquoketa Friday, June 2nd Manchester Friday Night farmers market with food & Music, and a 5K through Manchester. Saturday, June 3rd float parade, kids activities, food trucks, vendors, music bingo, bags tournament, downtown street party, and jams by a live DJ. As part of Manchester River Days, attendees could win a “Free Weekend in Manchester”. That will include: Two-night stay in the King Jacuzzi Suite at Cobblestone Inn & Suites in Manchester.

MOVIES ON MAIN STREET June 2 in Washington. Visitors can enjoy a flick at Central Park for Movies on Main Street. Lawn-chairs welcome as guests enjoy the free family-friendly film rolling at 8:30pm. Main Street Washington will have concessions available, including: popcorn, drinks, and boxed candy for purchase. 
DES MOINES CON June 3—4 Hy-Vee Hall at Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. Des Moines Con is a celebration of comics, toys, TV, film, art, cosplay, games, and all things nerdy. For fans of Batman, the Avengers, Doctor Who, Star Wars, LEGO, Disney, Star Trek, the Walking Dead, Power Rangers, Game of Thrones, etc., there’s plenty to take in and marvel at during DMC.  
2023 MISS IOWA PAGEANT June 8—11 at the Downtown Des Moines Marriott in Des Moines. The Downtown Des Moines Marriott will host the 2023 National American Miss Iowa Pageant on June 8th through the 11th and will feature the region’s most accomplished young women, ages 4—24. Each year, the National American Miss Pageants awards 1.5 Million dollars in prizes to recognize and assist the development of young women nationwide. The Miss Iowa Pageant is the official state preliminary to the National Pageant held in sunny Orlando, Florida.
ICE CREAM DAYS June 14 in Downtown Le Mars. Known as the Ice Cream Capital of the World, Le Mars is dedicated to making the Ice Cream Days festival an unforgettable, fun-filled family trip, because they truly believe that the best days include ice cream! People won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind ‘chill-a-bration’ and scoops of pure yum in Le Mars.
BANDS & BREWS June 16 at River Place Plaza in Cedar Falls. Support Iowa Public Radio by attending this fundraiser—featuring feature beer tastings provided by 20+ Iowa breweries along with music from The Get Up Get Down band and James Tutson and the Rollback.
CAJUN FEST June 17 at Cowles Commons in Des Moines. From 11am to 7pm at Cowles Commons in downtown Des Moines becomes flavor town with tried and true classics, including gumbo and jambalaya, crawfish flown in straight from Louisiana, Camp Cajun, and returning bands NOLA jazz band and The Swampland Jewels. Some new and exciting pieces will be tossed into the mix with The Matt Woods Band, a spicy food contest, crawfish races, and the event’s inaugural crowning of the Cajun King and Queen!
COCKTAILS AND CARDBOARD June 22 at The New Northwestern Cocktail & Wine Bar in Des Moines. Every other Thursday at the New Northwestern cocktails are served over cardboard. Great games abound, whether it’s for date night or getting together with friends after work. Dealt Hand game events are designed to make it easy for guests to sit down and try something new—the staff will help newcomers find a great game, walk them through setup, and teach them how to play.
DES MOINES ARTS FESTIVAL June 25 at Western Gateway Park in Des Moines. The Des Moines Arts Festival is Iowa’s largest and most prestigious arts and cultural event for 25 years. It is a free, three-day festival featuring 190 professional visual artists, their original work in a variety of mediums reflects the very best after having been juried from approximately 1,000 applicants. Live music, performing arts, and strolling street theatre add non-stop entertainment while culinary offerings are provided by local and regional restaurants, breweries, and mobile food vendors. Come see why this festival has been awarded over 300 awards and was named the best festival in the world by the International Festivals and Events Association.


June Jaunt Festival June 2—4 at the Great Bend Convention & Visitors Bureau Jack Kilby Square in Great Bend. The 12th Annual Great Bend June Jaunt features crafts, delectable cuisine, live music and much more.

Annual Chingawassa Days  June 2—3 at Central Park in Marion. Annual festival that takes place the first weekend in June in Central Park downtown Marion, Kansas. Featuring concerts Friday and Saturday nights. The weekend is filled with events such as a color run, three on three basketball, dodgeball, volleyball, bingo, beer garden, watermelon feed, pancake feed, Texas hold’em, and many other fun events. The whole family as there is something for everyone.
Smoke on the Plains Derby BBQ & Music Festival June 9 at High Park in Derby. The event features country music concert Friday night, ’80’s rock concert Saturday night, Peoples Choice contest (tasting kits are $5), Kids’ Corner, 5k, car show, and lots of good drinks and competitive BBQ.
Brews On The Bricks Craft Beer Festival June 10 at Downtown Hays. Brews on The Bricks Craft Beer Festival is an annual event hosted in Downtown Hays. It is a premier craft beer event that enables breweries from across the country to showcase their beers. It also features a wide variety of food vendors, live music, and games. 
Tacos and Tequila June 17 at Legends Field in Kansas City. Tacos and Tequila KC is back and bigger than ever. Year three of tacos, tequila, and throwbacks is arriving Saturday, June 17th at Legends Field. festival attendees will enjoy chef-inspired Tacos, tequila tastings, and craft margaritas. Attendees will also experience live music performances from throwback artists, authentic Lucha Libre wrestling art installations, and MORE!


Kidsfest June 3 at Riverside Park in Jefferson City. KidsFest is a fun-filled day dedicated to children and families. Young children through tweens will enjoy games, demonstrations, and activities. 
The Old Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival June 2—3 at the Civic Center in West Plains. Attendees are invited to celebrate old time music and the distinctive culture of the Ozarks Highlands. Old-Time music will be performed from our stages, featuring outstanding local and regional artists representing the musical traditions of the Ozarks.
Heart of the Ozarks Fair June 6—10 at the Heart of the Ozark fairgrounds in West Plains. The Heart of the Ozarks Fair features a full-scale carnival, agricultural and other exhibits, and grandstand entertainment.
Sikeston Hot Air Balloon Festival June 16—18 at the Sikeston Rodeo Grounds in Sikeston. The Sikeston Hot Air Balloon Festival is reaching new heights. Tethered ballon rides, balloon glows, balloon flight over Sikeston, arts and crafts vendors, beer and wine garden, food trucks and live music. 

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