23rd Native Omaha Days Festival this Weekend in North Omaha

July 30, 2021, 3:51 p.m. ·

Band playing with violin, keyboard and guitar at the Native Omaha Days.
Musicians play at the Native Omaha Days concert. (Photo courtesy of Native Omaha Days Festival)

The Native Omaha Days Festival started this week in North Omaha and runs through Sunday. This year is the 23rd biennial celebration.

Ernest White, with the Native Omaha Days planning committee, says the event has grown substantially over the past 46 years.

“Take the concept of a family reunion,” he said, “it's like a community reunion, so you do have people from all over the country coming back together to celebrate, so it’s like a homecoming for Native Omahans.”

Dozens of organizations and thousands of people will take part in this weekend’s events.

There will be more than 30 events at the festival, ranging from music, film, social functions, a golf outing, religious service, a parade and more.

White says Native Omaha Days is the largest recurring event in North Omaha.