Open Omaha is everyone’s chance to catch a behind-the-scenes look at the fascinating spaces that shape our city.
Open Omaha returns for its second year on August 5th – 6th, 2023. For one weekend dozens of historic landmarks, creative spaces, sacred sites, and other hidden gems will open their doors in a city-wide showcase of the uniqueness that makes the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro such a marvelous place.
Open Omaha is curated to inspire, built for all-ages, and FREE to attend.
Omaha by Design is seeking fascinating places to open their doors and be a select venue in Open Omaha.
Review our Venue Guidelines to see what makes a good venue.
Venue Applications are due April 10, 2023.
Our Application Checklist will help you prepare for your application.
Key Dates for Venues
- February 20 Venue Applications Open
- March 1, 7, 22 Information Sessions (Each session will be the same)
- April 10 Venue Applications Due
- May 1 Notice sent to selected Venues
- May 9 & 10 Venue Orientation (Only one session is required for selected venues)
- May 20 Venue Agreement Due
- Mid-Late July Venue Supply Pick Up
- August 5 & 6 Open Omaha
Check out a previous Venue Information Session to learn about what it means to be a venue during Open Omaha and have your questions answered about the application process.
Click here to view a recorded Venue Information Session
Interested in seeing who participated as a venue last year? Here’s a listing of the venues in Open Omaha 2022
Open Omaha is FREE to attend thanks to our civic-minded sponsors.
Become a sponsor today!
Click here to view our available sponsorship opportunities.
Open Omaha is seeking friendly faces to join an amazing team of volunteers across the metro!
Sign up to volunteer at Open Omaha by filling out this form by June 1. Volunteer assignments will be shared by June 30. Volunteer Orientation will take place virtually in July.
Browse the venues & plan your Open Omaha weekend!
Created in partnership with Nanonation, this custom-built app is your ticket to explore the city. Inside you’ll discover previews of all Open Omaha venues. Find details such as open hours and accessibility, while learning about the unique history and design of each venue and the amazing organizations within.
Currently the App is showcasing the 2022 venues. It will be updated in June with the venues and tours for Open Omaha 2023.