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Omaha Announces Pride Festival and Events

Omaha values its LGBTQ+ community and fosters an accepting and inclusive environment at its attractions, events, restaurants and hotels. Beginning in June and continuing through the month of July, Omaha celebrates the LGBTQ+ community.

Omaha Pride Events & Performances

River City Mixed Chorus: “Our Own Kind of Music”

June 10, 2023, 7:05pm @ Holland Performing Arts Center

1200 Douglas St, Omaha, NE 68102

Founded in 1984, Omaha’s River City Mixed Chorus was one of the first Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses to have both gay and lesbian singers. Today, it includes more than 130 members from all identities under the LGBTQ+ rainbow and their allies. This year’s Pride Month performance at the Holland Performing Arts features iconic music from the 1970s.

Heartland Pride Parade and Festival

July 14 and 15, 2023 @ Capitol District Omaha and CHI Health Center Omaha

Parade @ The Capitol District/Festival @ CHI Health Center: 455 N 10th St Omaha, NE 68102

The LGBTQ+ Youth Pride events kick off on the first day of Heartland Pride. On the second day, the main Pride event begins with a parade through The Capitol District at 10am. Afterward, head to CHI Health Center Omaha for vendors, local artisans, an 18+ area, food, beverages and a dazzling entertainment lineup.

Queerniverse Burlesque

Omaha’s first Queer, Trans, Non-binary Person of Color-centric and queer-inclusive burlesque troupe hosts various shows throughout the year. Follow on Facebook to keep updated on where to catch their performances.

Union Omaha Pride Night

Omaha’s pro soccer club’s motto, “One Means All,” is a statement of inclusion. The club hosts an annual Pride night with the colors and themes integrated into stadium displays and sells limited edition Union Omaha Pride merchandise. The club also has an active LGBTQ+ fan group.

Rainbow-Colored Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

Spanning the Missouri River from Omaha, Nebraska, to Council Bluffs, Iowa, the bridge, known as “Bob,” is an attractive s-shaped bridge offering the perfect selfie opportunity to stand in two states at once (called “Bobbing”). On select dates during Pride Month, Bob shines rainbow bright at night.

Pride Paw-ty at Omaha Dog Bar

Traveling with your fur-baby during Pride? Head to Omaha Dog Bar for special treats, music, drinks, playtime with other LGBTQ+ fur-parents and their puppies, and games.

Omaha Pride Businesses & Establishments

The Max

One of the nation’s top gay nightclubs, The Max celebrates Omaha Pride Week with special events, like karaoke contests, disco dress-up and a big finale Pride party.

Flixx Lounge & Cabaret Show Bar

A video lounge with cabaret shows, karaoke, and Drag Queen Bingo.

Pageturners Lounge

Everyone is welcome to this cozy neighborhood bar with classic cocktails and cold beer on tap, and the venue regularly hosts a Femme Open Mic to create space for members of that community.

The Omaha Mining Company

Omaha Mining Company is one of Omaha’s longest-standing gay-friendly dive bars with a friendly mixed crowd. In the basement, a second bar, The Mineshaft, hosts special events like Bears & Otters night, leather night and underwear night.

Dry Spokes Owned by wives Mi-Ya Mata and Leah Wright, this alcohol-free bar offers cleverly crafted mocktails, game nights, art-making events, local indie film premieres and yoga. It’s an arty, alternative scene with lively conversation and friendly people.

The Sydney Bar & Lounge

Regular Queer Nite LGBTQ+ inclusive parties rock this hip Benson neighborhood bar.

Caddy’s Kitchen & Cocktails

Caddy’s hosts Drag brunches in nearby Council Bluffs every Sunday and a Pride Block Party during Pride month.

Omaha Pride Shopping

Made in Omaha sells hometown designed and made Pride swag, from t-shirts to koozies. Raygun sells fun Pride merch including stickers and socks. Trans Stitchin’ (7701 Pacific St., Suite 208, Omaha, 68124) offers free gender-affirming clothing to trans folks. Open Saturdays or by appointment.

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