Frequently Asked Questions

Where can IEDO - (140) park?

Bike to the event and park for free in our centrally located, valet bike parking corral!

Take the bus on Route 2 to 62nd & Dodge or Route 11 to 59th & Leavenworth. See the map and schedule.

If you are bringing your car, consider carpooling with your friends and neighbors. There is free parking conveniently located in UNO’s East Parking Garage. Download the parking map.

There is NO PARKING along Elmwood Park Road by the golf course or on University Drive South, and parked vehicles will be subject to towing. These roads must remain open for emergency vehicles. VIP and Sponsor parking lots are reserved for our speakers, demonstrators, performers, food vendors and sponsors ONLY!

PLEASE NOTE: The roads surrounding the park (Elmwood Park Road and University Drive S) will be closed through 10:30am for the Clausen-Leahy Maverick Run and Exhibitor Load In.

What if it rains?2015 Earth Day Board

Earth Day Omaha will go on rain or shine!

In the chance of lightning, please seek a safe shelter such as Elmwood Park’s pavilion, the UNO parking garage, or your vehicle. When lightning is present, do not touch any metal, including the framework of a car. If you are unable to reach a sheltered area, other suggested locations are a dry ditch or a thick grove of small trees surrounded by smaller trees. Unsafe areas are places with tall trees, light poles, open fields, any point higher than the areas surrounding it, and puddles of water. If a tornado warning is issued the event will be canceled.

What about event security?

There will be police presence at the event to help ensure a safe and secure environment.

EDO - (148)Is Earth Day family-friendly?

All ages are welcome! There will be tree climbing, face painting, a children’s tent, and interactive activities for all members of the family to enjoy.

Pet friendly?

18033884_10154853536093300_76128476684184125_nWell-behaved, non-aggressive dogs on a leash are welcome! Be aware that this is a crowded, stimulating and noisy event that may be too stressful for some pets. Your dog will need to act appropriately around other animals (chickens and rabbits), small children, and other dogs. Please remember to keep the park clean and pick up any messes.

What can I bring?

Please come prepared for the weather (whether that means packing sunblock or a raincoat) and wear comfortable shoes. We also recommend bringing your own water/water bottle, a blanket, and cash for food trucks. There will be an ATM on site. You are welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages to this event.

Will there be food and drink for purchase?

12974281_10153794833608300_7604848158815666380_nThere will be a wide variety of local food vendors as well as a beer garden. Enjoy gyros, falafel sandwiches, hummus platters, vegetable samosas, veggie rolls, veggie burgers, wood-fired pizza, kettle corn, organic tea, coffee, ice cream, bbq sandwiches, sides & more!