Hops for Harmony

What: Project Harmony and Papillion Area Lions Club fundraiser; beer tasting with food

When: June 12

Where: Werner Park, 12356 Ballpark Way in Papillion

Info: hopsforharmony.com


Testicle Festival

What: Beef testicles, beer, live music, adult tricycle races

When: June 14 and 15

Where: Round the Bend Steakhouse, 30801 East Park Highway, Ashland, Nebraska

Info: roundthebendsteakhouse.com



What: Polish sausages, pierogies and beers

When: June 22

Where: Crescent Moon and Huber-Haus German Bier Hall, 3578 Farnam St.

Info: beercornerusa.com/festivals/polishfest


Midtown Crossing Night Markets

What: Vendors, food, entertainment

When: June 28, July 26, Aug. 30, Sept. 27

Where: Turner Park at Midtown Crossing

Info: midtowncrossing.com


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Omaha Beer Fest

What: Beer from many breweries, homebrewer expo, beer academy, live music

When: June 29

Where: Horsemen’s Park, 6303 Q St.

Info: omahabeerfest.com


Brew at the Zoo

What: Sample brews from dozens of local breweries, live music, food, games and, of course, animals

When: July 13

Where: Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, 3701 S. 10th St.

Info: omahazoo.com/about/special-events


Omaha Crush

What: Two-day wine enthusiast event

When: July 19 and 20

Where: Midtown Crossing Empire Room

Info: omahacrush.com


Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival

What: Wine tastings, hot air balloons, children’s activities

When: Aug. 9 and 10

Where: Ta Ha Zouka Park, 905 Elkhorn Drive, Elkhorn

Info: showofficeonline.com/NebraskaWineBalloon


Nebraska State BBQ Championship at River Fest

What: BBQ competition, fireworks, live music, food and craft vendors, car show, beer garden

When: Aug. 16 and 17

Where: American Heroes Park, Highway 370 and Payne Drive, Bellevue

Info: bellevuenebraska.com


Omaha Fire Fest

What: Chili cook-off featuring the Midwest & Nebraska Chili Championship

When: Aug 23 and 24

Where: Miller’s Landing on the riverfront

Info: facebook.com/OmahaFireFest/


Great Nebraska Brew Bash

What: Beer, live music, seminars

When: Aug. 24

Where: Sarpy County Fairgrounds, Springfield

Info: greatnebraskabeerfest.com


Beer & Bacon Festival

What: Beer and food, most notably bacon

When: Oct. 19

Where: Capitol District

Info: facebook.com/BeerAndBaconFestival


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