This beloved annual festival returns with food and fun for the entire family.

From Friday, June 4, to Sunday, June 6, be ready to bring your out-of-town friends to Elmwood Park located in the Aksarben neighborhood, and embark on a journey through Omaha’s top restaurants. The event is free and open to the public.

For its 24th year, Taste of Omaha is ready to showcase the city’s culinary delights and give Omaha food the reputation it deserves. Taste a wide selection of Omaha’s beloved restaurant dishes including Mexican, Italian, Greek, Oriental, Mediterranean, Polish as well as Continental and American cuisine. Adult attendees can pair beer or wine with their food samplings. And save room for dessert, from your favorite ice cream flavor to cheesecake.

There are also nonstop attractions to enjoy throughout the weekend, such as the Nebraska Lottery stage featuring Goddess of Rock, Rhythm Collective, Teacherz Petz and more. There will also be a World Dance Stage with performers from a variety of cultures, along with balloons, magic and face-painting to entertain the kids, making this event fun for the whole family.

All of the entertainment, including the nationally recognized talent and top local bands, is free to attend. For more information about vendors and entertainment, visit

—Alex Preston

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