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Getting Out and About in Downtown

Downtown Omaha is full of activity everyday with employees heading to and from work, shoppers seeking that perfect gift, or a hungry patron looking for the best burger.

From public seating to public art, ODID activates those underutilized public spaces and encourages people to get outside and enjoy their city.

Events Newsletter

The ODID publishes a weekly online newsletter with news and events happening in Downtown. It goes out to about 80,000 people on Thursdays at 11 a.m. Please sign up here to receive it.

Downtown Welcome Ambassadors

COVID-19 Update: We are holding off our Ambassador program for the summer. We will evaluate each month with the possibility to extend the program into the fall.

The Downtown Welcome Ambassador program is an initiative of the ODID. The popular concierge style program places friendly-faced, uniformed ambassadors on the streets of Downtown Omaha to aid, directions, recommendations and kind greetings to our guests. You can find them primarily at 11th & Howard, so keep your eye out for the Downtown Welcome Ambassadors in their DID logo’d shirts Fridays to Sundays in the summer.


YMCA Get Fit Outside Free Bootcamp

COVID-19 Update: We are indefinitally holding off bootcamp for 2020 for now. Might have a version towards the end of summer.

These fun-filled fitness classes are led by certified personal trainers from the Downtown YMCA at the Lewis & Clark Riverfront Landing. They start in June and are held on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. until Labor Day.

2019 Summer Schedule