Free Summer Programming at Highlander


Summertime is when Highlander comes alive. From June - August, the neighborhood is filled with family-friendly activities to educate, engage, and enrich the community. Classes start the first week of June and end the last week of August. Below is the full list of free events being offered.

Outdoor Fitness Classes

MixxedFit Classes: every Wednesday evening at 5:30 PM on the Highlander community lawn

Yoga Classes: every Saturday morning at 9:00 PM on the Highlander community lawn

Walking club: every Wednesday at noon (hosted by Creighton University at Highlander) on Hardy Coffee Co.’s patio

Highlander Marketplace

An outdoor neighborhood market will be held every Thursday in June from 5:30-8:00 PM in the parking lot of Highlander Accelerator, 2112 N. 30th Street. The market will host more than 20 vendors, a food truck, and live music. Vendors will serve delicious baked goods, hair care products, teas, and more.

Movie Night

An outdoor movie series on our community lawn. This summer, we will offer three movie screenings: Cooley High on June 21 (in partnership with Film Streams), Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse on July 19, and Space Jam on August 16. The lawn will open at 7:00 PM, and movies will start at sunset.

Garden Club

This summer, the Highland Garden Club opens its gates to the entire community. Classes cover topics such as soil health and composting, companion planting, pollinators, harvesting, food systems, cooking, food preservation, and more. Classes are held every Thursday from June 6 to August 1 at 5:30 PM in the garden plots just off 31st and Patrick.

Summer Sounds at Highlander

In partnership with Omaha Performing Arts, we will present two free outdoor summer concerts. The concerts will feature funk and R&B artists who may not otherwise have included Omaha in their touring schedules.

The August 3 concert will coincide with Native Omaha Days, a bi-annual event celebrating the community’s historical and cultural legacies. The August 24 concert will coincide with Highlander Community Day. Both will start at 6:00 PM.

National Night Out

National Night Out is a nationwide event designed to strengthen relationships between communities and law enforcement. Our National Night Out celebration will take the form of a neighborhood-wide block party. Families and friends are invited to meet neighbors, firefighters, and police officers, and to free, fun activities. The event is held on August 6 from 6:00-9:00 PM.

Highlander Community Day

The summer celebration’s finale, and one of the largest community events in Highlander history. The day will showcase Highlander Accelerator in an open-house format, and will feature family-friendly activities and an outdoor concert before concluding with an amazing fireworks display. August 24 from 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM.