River's Edge Taco Fest
Returning in 2020
The festival features 20 or more of the best local taco-centric restaurants, a fun lineup of local and national concert acts, live Lucha Libre wrestling matches, a Chihuahua beauty pageant and races, and other interactive experiences. River’s Edge Taco Fest is open to anyone ages 21 and up. Check out this past year’s event.
The Midlands International Auto Show
Coming January 23-26, 2020, CHI Health Center
The Midlands International Auto Show attracts visitors from all over eastern Nebraska, western Iowa and as far away as Kansas City. People attend each year to see the newest cars, trucks and SUVs from the major manufacturers, along with stunning private car collections — worth millions! The event is hosted at the CHI Health Center in downtown Omaha in January. Participating vendors receive the benefit of reaching a specified audience that is primed for a new car purchase or auto related accessories. It also provides an extraordinary opportunity for vendors to build brand awareness of their products and services and engage in two-way dialog directly with their consumer.
The Idea Show and Bridal University
Returning in 2020, Mid-America Center
In partnership with Wedding Essentials magazine, these two bridal events, The Idea Show and Bridal University are hosted annually. The shows attract brides, grooms, their families and members of the wedding party for a one-day event at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs. The Idea Show takes place in October and Bridal University occurs in January. Both are geared to make the wedding planning experience more convenient for couples while vendors make personal connections with those who are in all stages of their planning process. The shows are heavily promoted in Wedding Essentials magazine and website, radio advertising, digital outdoor, and through several other strong promotional resources available from The World-Herald.
Omaha Home Show
Coming March 27-29, 2020, CHI Health Center
The MOBA Home Show is a great opportunity to spend quality time with the people you want to meet most — buyers! The Omaha Home Show features products of all kinds geared towards home construction, improvement, and design. The event is in partnership with the Omaha Metro Builders Association and the show occurs each spring at the CHI Health Center. Around 200 plus vendors participate in this annual event. Where else can you network with other professionals, capture new customers, generate sales leads, create brand recognition and set future appointments with thousands of qualified buyers in three days? Our incredible advertising and PR campaigns continue to attract the most qualified buyers.
Ring Around the City
Returning April, 2020, CHI Health Center
Ballrooms, vineyards, castles, urban spaces, they're all on tour in our first Wedding Essentials Ring Around the City (and beyond). The tour spotlights 24 of the metro area's finest venues - from the heart of downtown Omaha, to the city's western fringe, to the vineyards of southwest Iowa. This is a free self-guided tour where visitors can participate at their own pace.