Jazz in June, Juneteenth highlight month of outdoor happenings

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Jazz in June, Juneteenth highlight month of outdoor happenings

Five things to do
Lincoln in June offers plenty of celebrations and entertainments to keep us busy over the summer.
Lincoln in June offers plenty of celebrations and entertainments to keep us busy over the summer.

Get outdoors, get into the community and get in the summer mindset with these five things to do this June.

Jazz in June | Tuesdays

5-9 p.m. in the Sheldon Sculpture Garden

A staple of Lincoln summertimes for over 30 years, Jazz in June returns to offer food, festivities, music and community. Food markets open at 5 p.m. with the first musical performances beginning at 7 p.m., so be sure to come early, stake out a spot to sit and soak in the great tunes and summer vibes.

University of Nebraska representatives walk around the State Capitol during the Star City Pride parade on June 18.
Jordan Opp | University Communication and Marketing

Star City Pride | June 9-10

Matt Lot 8, 605 North 8th St.

Star City Pride is a two-day festival celebrating our LGBTQ+ community and allies, featuring a vendor pavilion, musical acts, family-friendly activities and (of course) a parade. Check their website for a full lineup of the weekend’s events and activities.

Juneteenth Celebration | June 19

11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Nebraska Union Plaza

Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion on the union plaza for a Juneteenth celebration and commemoration that encourages us to reflect and take action for racial justice. Expect enlightening and engaging conversation, refreshments and giveaways.

Jerri Harner, executive specialist with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, hands out T-shirts to Huskers and community members who celebrated Juneteenth during the university’s observance on June 20, 2022 at the Nebraska Union Plaza.
Craig Chandler | University Communication and Marketing

Visit a Drive-In Movie Theater

Summertime is the perfect time for a nostalgic trip to the drive-in. Quasar Drive-In Theater is located in Valley, Nebraska (just west of Omaha), and offers a variety of new and classic movies to, well, drive-in and check out. Grab family, friends or roll solo to take part in this classic summer pastime.

Try a New Ice Cream Spot

Lincoln is home to a multitude of fantastic ice cream stops and shops to sweeten up your summer. Check out our (certainly not definitive) list of places to get you started.

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