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  • 05/19/2024
  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • 3902 Davenport St. Omaha, NE 68131


PresFest is back and better than ever! Join us for our FREE annual community event at Joslyn Castle on May 19, 12-5, to enjoy a fun day filled with activities, food trucks, demonstrations, entertainment, walking and bus tours of the neighborhood, and more. Businesses, nonprofits, artists, neighborhood associations, and more that keep preservation in mind will be featured throughout the Joslyn Castle & Gardens!

Thousands of you joined us last year and we are thrilled to be expanding the celebration throughout the neighborhood with our partners, including Joslyn Castle, St. Cecilia’s Cathedral, the Castle & Cathedral District, Duchesne Academy, and The Durham Museum, just to name a few!

PRESERVE: Businesses, nonprofits, and neighborhood associations are eager to meet and talk with you about the services they can provide and how they support the preservation of the Omaha area. Come support small businesses and local artists as part of the day’s festivities. Also, become a member of Preserve Omaha at the fair and receive free swag!

LEARN: Watch our demonstrations to see preservation in action and learn how to preserve your own historic home. Have questions about your own restoration project? We're here to help! Don’t forget to snag a seat on the neighborhood bus tour hosted by the Durham Museum and/or take a walking tour to learn more about the historic Joslyn Castle neighborhood and the surrounding area!

EAT AND DRINK: Bring your appetite for our delicious food trucks and drinks! Pulled BBQ, Maria Bonita, Hudson's Mini Donut Co., Abra Kebabra, and eCreamery will be at the fair. Did we mention the beer garden with beer from our sponsor Infusion Brewing Co.?!

ENTERTAINMENT: There will be music, games, and more for the whole family to enjoy! You won't want to miss performances by Hector Anchando Band, Polka Police, and the Jitterbugs!

PARKING: Free parking will be available at St. Cecilia Cathedral and Duchesne. Catch a ride from Ollie the Trolley at either of these stops to the fair!

This family-friendly event is a celebration of the community and honoring the Omaha metro’s rich history and preservation.

Massive thank you to our sponsors: Swan Development, Old Omaha of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, History Nebraska, and Omaha Heritage Preservation!

We can’t wait to see you there!

3902 Davenport Street Omaha, NE 68131


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