Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate Independence Day with a performance by your Omaha Symphony, culminating in a spectacular fireworks display set to live music! Free and open to the public.

Gene Leahy Mall
Tuesday, Jul 4 | 8:30 PM


Ankush Kumar Bahl Music Director More
Résonance Vocal Ensemble More

Celebrate on July 4 with the Omaha Symphony

All are welcome to the Omaha Symphony Independence Day Celebration! This fun, festive and family-friendly evening in downtown Omaha returns to the Gene Leahy Mall with the support of MECA, the Claire M. Hubbard Foundation, The Martha and David Slosburg Family, The City of Omaha, Mayor Jean Stothert, Kiewit, Annette and Paul Smith, and other generous donors.

This concert will feature the Omaha Symphony, along with vocal ensemble Résonance, performing favorites like The Star-Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, Stars and Stripes Forever, music by John Williams, and much more. The evening will culminate with a spectacular fireworks presentation synchronized with live music. Come early to secure your spot on the lawn!

This event is open to everyone at no cost.

Also included in the holiday festivities will be students of UNO’s Summer Music Theatre Academy performing a musical version of Footloose on Sunday, July 2. More Info

More Details

Blankets and portable lawn chairs are welcome. Staking items and plastic tarps are prohibited. The RiverFront and MECA Tri Park, LLC are not responsible for unattended property. The park closes at 11:00 PM. Visit the RiverFront’s Rules & Regulations here:

Find detailed schedule of weekend events here:

Due to construction downtown, the following areas near the Gene Leahy Mall will be affected:

  • 14th street will be closed between Farnam and Douglas Streets (one-way southbound).
  • The east parking lane on 15th Street between Farnam and Douglas Streets will be closed.
  • Douglas Street will have one lane closed between 14th and 15th Street.

Some bus routes have changed due to the construction. Visit the Metro website for up-to-date information.