Official Host Hotel
Heartland of America Park – 8th & Douglas Streets and Lewis & Clark Landing – Riverfront Drive
The “TASTE OF OMAHA Presented by Cox”, Omaha’s Showcase of Great Foods and Entertainment, will be open Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th, from 11 AM to 11 PM as well as Sunday, June 5th from 11 AM to 8 PM. The Heartland of America Park is the Only Park open for lunch on Friday starting at 11am – the Lewis & Clark Landing Opens at 5pm and the Rivers edge Park in Iowa is Only Open Saturday. The Festival is Free to attend and made possible thanks to the Community Sponsors and Partners, including Cox, Miller Lite, Hiland Dairy, J. Skinner Baking, Barefoot Winery, Nebraska Lottery, Rotella’s Bakery, Mattress Firm, Pinnacle Bank, Pepsi, Chevrolet, Culligan Water, Bobcat of Omaha, Pods, NuTrend Homes, Centris, and Ramada Plaza. Media Sponsors includ Cox, KFAB 1110-AM, KGOR 99.9 FM, The Kat 103.7 FM,Kiss 96.1 FM, and Omaha World-Herald.
Between eating food bites and enjoying the music, you can browse the festival displays with one-of-a-kind crafts, jewelry, sunglasses and more along Lewis & Clark Landing Boardwalk. Taste the Barefoot wines, or simply relax in the Miller Lite Beer Gardens overlooking the beautiful fountain and the Missouri River locations, all at one time and one place. There is also plenty of Family Entertainment in the Roberts Dairy Family Village, including amusement rides for the kids, balloons, face painting located in the Heartland of America Park. A great view of the Festival from the Big Ferris Wheel on 8th Street. Again this year, the KidZone Stage will offer continuous performances of comedy, magic, exotic animals and more entertainment for the children. The Festival will add to your culinary experience with a Spotlight of Great Omaha Chefs on the J. Skinner Baking Culinary Chef Stage featuring demonstrations by some of Omaha’s best chefs on the patio of the Heartland of America Park and on Saturday the Taste of Omaha is Cooking up a great time on both sides of the River! Iowa Taste Pavilion, Centris Stage, Helicopter Rides, KidZone as well as working with Loessfest there will be even more Fun!
On Saturday, Tom Hanafan’s River’s Edge Park
Free Parking & Ollie the Trolley Rides from 1 PM to 11 PM
Take I-29 Harrah’s Exit to Iowa’s Riverfront for free parking,
Driving Directions Google Map
Heartland of America Park & Fountain
8th and Douglas Streets
Catch the spectacular Heartland of America Fountain, with its 300-ft water jet and light show. New to the park are gondola rides by Heartland Gondola.
River's Edge Park
Heartland of America Park & Fountain
Lewis & Clark Landing
515 North Riverfront Drive
Taste of Omaha!
Explore Omaha’s riverfront on the original site of the Lewis and Clark landing in 1804. The 23-acre landing features a boardwalk on the eight-foot-high river wall. A circular stairway leads down to the colorful river-level plaza filled with large umbrella tables and chairs. A walking bridge connects the Lewis & Clark Landing to CenturyLink Center Omaha.
Bob Kerry Bridge
A walking trail also winds along the river’s edge to the new Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge, which will naturally take you over to the Newest addition to the Taste of Omaha – The Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park. A Beautiful park dedicated to the principle of maintaining Council Bluffs riverfront as a “green” place, River’s Edge Park is a grand public open space designed for people to come together and celebrate on the banks of the Missouri River, with plenty of FREE Parking available near by! Ollie the Trolly will be Providing Rides back and forth at the Drop off area Saturday from 1PM-11PM.