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.
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.
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.