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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. Have some ideas or thoughts, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 9 a.m. Please sign up here to receive it.

Business Spotlights

Each week the ODIDA features a downtown business in its newsletter and on our social media outlets. If you want to nominate a business to be featured, fill out the form here.

Downtown Welcome Ambassadors

2022 Update: We were unable to hire employees to fill our shifts for this summer program sadly. We are working to physcially place our QR code for our information page: https://omahadowntown.org/newsletters   

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

2022 Update: Lewis & Clark Landing is still under construction, but Gene Leahy Mall will be opening in July. They are planning on hosting many exercise programs at The RiverFront. We will promote those in our weekly newsletter, so make sure you are signed up.

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.