Staying in Lincoln for the summer? Enjoy these great activities & events

Monday, June 6, 2022 Staying in Lincoln for the summer? Enjoy these great activities & events

Jazz in June kicks off June 7 with a concert by Andy William and the Nebraska All Stars.
Jazz in June

7 p.m.  |  June 7, 14, 21, and 28

The free outdoor concert series happens each Tuesday evening in June, in the Sheldon Sculpture Garden. Bring a blanket or folding chairs to make yourself comfortable in the setting. View additional details and a list of weekly performers.

East Campus Discovery Days & Farmer’s Market

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  |  June 11, July 9, and August 13

This is more than the typical farmer’s’s a fun and family-friendly event with much to experience. Shop the fresh produce and craft vendors. Enjoy live music and the Backyard Farmer gardens. Participate in science-related activities. Bowl at the Husker Bowling Center and grab a bite to eat from food trucks. View a list of vendors, as well as activities and a map.

Campus Rec Memberships

If you're enrolled in a summer course at UNL and paying student fees, then you automatically have access to all the rec facilities for the entire summer term. For Huskers not taking any summer classes, you have the option to purchase a $78 summer membership to the rec centers for your exercise, sport and play enjoyment. Memberships can be purchased from the front desks inside the Campus Rec Center and Rec & Wellness Center. View additional details.

Films at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center

The on-campus film center at 313 N 13th Street (between R and Q Streets) has daily screenings of acclaimed independent, foreign-language and award-winning films. Purchase tickets online or at the box office. View the summer schedule.

Star City Pride

June 17 & 18

A two-day festival featuring more than 70 vendors, a kids zone, live entertainment and community speakers brings together members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, their friends, allies and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBTQ community. This year’s theme is “Community in Unity”. The festival runs both Friday and Saturday; the Pride Parade is Saturday. View additional event details and the schedule.

Juneteenth Celebrations
  • June 18

    Hosted by the Malone Community Center, the public is invited to join the annual Juneteenth celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trago Park (2100 U St., directly east of City Campus) to enjoy food, live entertainment, fun for the kids and booths from local organizations.

  • June 20

    From 12 to 2 p.m. on the Nebraska Union Plaza, join the UNL campus commemoration of Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of enslavement in the United States. The event includes education, refreshments and giveaways. Additional details.

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