La Festa Italiana, Joslyn Castle Car Cruise plus 6 other things to do this weekend

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Looking for something to do this Labor Day weekend? Hear the Santa Lucia Marching Band at an Italian festival, shop for books at the Omaha Public Library or see vintage cars at the Joslyn Castle Car Show.

La Festa Italiana / Friday to Sunday

Celebrate Italian culture at the American Italian Heritage Society’s 33nd annual event, featuring Italian music, food, drinks and fireworks. There will be open team bocce ball, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities and performances with Santa Lucia Marching Band at il Palazzo, 132nd and Fort Streets. Hours are 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 11 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $ 7 at the door and free for children 12 and younger with an adult. For more information, go to

Septemberfest / Friday to Monday

This annual Labor Day “Salute to Labor” celebration is at CenturyLink Center, Lot D, 455 N. 10th St. The weekend will include a carnival, vendor booths, kids activities, live music and entertainment. Food and drink are available for purchase. Event hours are noon to midnight. Featured entertainment includes: MMA fights on Friday; Omaha Roller Girls from 5 to 9 p.m. and band Great White from 10:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday; boxing from 6 to 11 p.m. Sunday; and the Labor Day parade at 10 a.m. and cover bands from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday. Admission is $ 5 per person and free for children 5 and younger. For more information, go to

Apple Days Music Festival / Friday to Sunday

Pick apples and peaches at the annual event at Ditmars Orchard, 19475 225th St. in Council Bluffs. Friday features rock and soul music, Saturday is jazz and blues music and Sunday is Americana and bluegrass music. Cost is $ 10 per person for one night and free for children 12 and younger. For more information, go to

Omaha Storm Chasers Fan Appreciation Weekend / Friday to Monday

The AAA-team will host its last home games of the season with a series against the Iowa Cubs at Werner Park in Papillion. Series features include: fireworks on Friday; a team photo giveaway and Omaha Street Percussion performance Saturday; fan field play, giveaways and fireworks on Sunday; and Bark in the Park, an opportunity for fans to bring their furry friends with them for outfield seating, on Monday. Tickets start at $ 9 and are available at the ticket office or at

Femme Fest / Friday and Saturday

Celebrate women in music during the annual two-day Benson First Friday event. More than 50 local women will perform at six Benson establishments. Hours vary. Tickets, $ 10 per day, are available at and at the door.

100th Block Party / Saturday

Council Bluffs Convention and Visitors Bureau will host this community celebration from 6 to 10 p.m. with live music, kids activities, a celebrity dunk tank, food and drink. The event will be in the 100 block of West Broadway in Council Bluffs. Admission is free. For more information, go to

Visit an Omaha Public Library / Saturday

There will be two free events for adults at the library. Shop for used books at the Friends of Omaha Public Library monthly book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at W. Clarke Swanson Branch, 9101 W. Dodge Road. There will be books for all ages and genres. Prices vary. Get moving at a popping dance class for beginners from 2 to 3:15 p.m. at Milton R. Abrahams Branch, 5111 N. 90th St. Learn the fundamentals of the dance style created in the 1970s. Students are asked to wear loose-fitting clothing.

Joslyn Castle Car Cruise / Sunday

See cars, trucks and motorcycles from year’s past at the annual car show event from noon to 4 p.m. This year’s event includes original and concourse classic cars, plus high-caliber, street coupes, roadsters, competition vehicles and other rare vehicles. There will also be a kids zone, food trucks and castle tours available. Admission is free. Tours are $ 10 per person; $ 8 for seniors, students and military personnel; and free for children 5 and younger. Park at the Kiewit lot on 37th Street between Farnam and Harney and at St. Cecilia Catholic Church lot off of Burt Street; free shuttle transportation is 11:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

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