COOKING UP A GREAT TIME
at the TASTE of OMAHA
Now at Liberty First Credit Union Arena & The Granary, Ralston
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TASTE OF OMAHA FESTIVAL Summer Fun Continues at Liberty First Arena & The Granary, South of 72 & Q Streets, Ralston
Plans are coming together for the 26th Annual “TASTE OF OMAHA” Festival of Great Foods & Entertainment, a unique community celebration, to be held Friday, June 2nd through Sunday, June 4th, 2023, Now at Liberty First Arena & The Granary, South of 72 & Q Streets with free parking. The “TASTE OF OMAHA” is a 3-day extravaganza and outdoor food festival open to the public and free to attend, thanks to the many partners and sponsors that support the Event.
Mayor Don Groesser and his team put together an excellent plan to support this Annual Tradition in Ralston this year! Plans include The Liberty First Credit Union Arena, Home to the Omaha Lancers and Omaha Beef, to host an outdoor stage area with restaurants to taste mouthwatering foods near 72nd & Q Street, Marketplace Village Displays and KidZone Stage featuring rides and fun for kids along a short walk to Main Street’s The Granary, that will host another stage area featuring more great foods as well as some of the Omaha Area’s best bands and National Entertainment. The area will also showcase the World Dance Stage, Ethnic Music and Restaurants.
The Festival voted Best of Omaha for 13 years in a row is pleased to announce the Taste was voted the 2022 Choice Award Winner for 2 categories for Annual Event and Festival. The festival is scheduled to return to the Heartland of America Park in 2024 and was located in Elmwood Park for 2 years. The festival was received very positively with no complaints, issues or incidents. Alcohol License approval for the event was not an issue for this event. The festival was encouraged by the tremendous community response to stage the 2023 Festival.
“Feature Foods from many of Omaha’s top restaurants, good entertainment and family activities for the kids… and you have the recipe for the TASTE OF OMAHA,” says Mike Mancuso, Festival Director and Event Producer. “Omaha has a tremendous reputation for fantastic restaurants and food companies”. The Festival has become one of the biggest Annual Events for our city bringing together a dazzling selection of great foods and culinary delights, uniting food lovers from throughout the Midwest area, to TASTE, relax and enjoy as a family activity.
The 2023 Festival will showcase outstanding Restaurants with exciting live entertainment daily. This year, the Annual Event, will add more entertainment for everyone’s taste featuring stages and attractions. All Entertainment during the 3-day extravaganza is free to attend. The Taste of Omaha offers continuous Free Concerts all weekend long including Top National Entertainers combined with the best popular area bands and musicians will again be continuously performing throughout the Festival.
Between eating food bites and enjoying the music, you can watch cooking demonstrations, browse the festival displays, taste wines in the Barefoot Wine Gardens, or simply relax in the Beer Gardens overlooking this historic park, all at one time and one place. There is also plenty of Family Entertainment in the Hiland Dairy Family Village, including amusement rides for the kids, balloons, and face painting. Again this year, the KidZone Stage will offer continuous performances of comedy, magic, exotic animals and more entertainment for the children including: The Amazing Lindy, Exotic Animals by Wildlife Encounters, Nebraska Native Raptors & Anthony’s Ballistic Balloons. The Festival also Spotlight’s Great Omaha Chefs on the Culinary Chef Stage featuring demonstrations by some of Omaha’s best chefs.
The Festival boils down to one thing, and that’s the food. Restaurants of all varieties will pitch their tents at the Festival grounds for 3 days, cooking the specialty items that have made them some of the favorites in the Omaha area. All types of food will be served at the “TASTE” – from Omaha’s pizza to juicy barbecued ribs. So put your taste buds on alert now because they will get a workout at the “TASTE OF OMAHA”. The Festival offers each person an opportunity to taste a wide selection of Omaha’s beloved restaurant dishes including Mexican, Italian, Greek, Oriental, Mediterranean, Polish as well as Continental and American cuisine. The Festival will also highlight Omaha’s rich ethnic diversity at the World Pavilion featuring unique Ethnic restaurants and foods with music, dancing and performers from colorful Flamenco and Irish Dancing to Fire Spinning Performers. After tasting all of these delightful foods, you’ll probably want to top it all off with one of the fabulous desserts offered, from your favorite ice cream flavor to cheesecake, that is sure to make your day at the “Taste” complete.