13 Things to Do in Lincoln During Fall Break

If you’re staying in Lincoln over the holidays, you’ll find plenty of fun fall activities and places to visit on or near campus. Whether you’re looking for entertainment, culture, relaxation, or time outdoors, we’ve got you covered with this list.

Attend a Farmer’s Market

Haymarket Farmer’s Market

Just steps from campus, pick up fresh, seasonal produce and browse for fall-themed crafts, snacks and goods – all while supporting local farmers and artisans at the final Haymarket Farmer’s Market on the 15th october. Check the Facebook page for more details.

Sunday Farmer’s Market in College View

This weekly market takes place every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and ends on October 31. Stop by for more seasonal treats, inventive fall-themed baked goods and more.

Explore arts and museums

LUX Center Autumn Festive Workshops

Unleash your inner artist and try making collages with glass, a unique art form that can create beautiful, shiny pieces during this fall workshop on October 14. The center also offers painting, clay and other workshops throughout the year.


There’s a whole cultural side to Lincoln that can easily be missed when you get caught up in the daily grind. Visit any (or all) of these local museums to see fantastic works of art, learn more about state history, or improve your knowledge of a niche topic.

Enjoy the fall colors

Fall Colors Hike

If you need a quick escape from the city, join Outdoor Adventures for a day of hiking around Platte River State Park. With 14 miles of trails to explore, this area offers a chance to unwind for a day and unwind from the week. Take in scenic views of the Platte River as you walk on tree-covered dirt trails. Lunch will be provided with pleasant conversation and a large group of hikers. Register before October 17.

Fall picnic areas

Fall is officially underway and Lincoln has several great outdoor locations for you to savor the beautiful fall colors throughout October. Capture the fall colors and enjoy a picnic in these 6 perfect spots.

Cycle paths

Take a spin on the local bike paths to feel the breeze of the cooler autumn air, watch the trees change color and hear the crunch of fallen leaves under your tires. Need a bike? Rent one from the Outdoor Adventures Center’s bike shop or use BikeLNK for short rides.

Watch a movie

Marie Riepma Ross

This on-campus spot is inexpensive and convenient for seeing many auteur films, documentaries, shorts, and other cinematic events that don’t always make it to the big screen. Those looking for cultural and independent films will always find something worthwhile at the Ross.

Marcus Theaters

For classic blockbusters and a traditional cinematic experience, look no further than one of the Marcus Cinemas in Lincoln. Each of these theaters offers reclining leather seats and food to be ordered directly to your chair, among additional amenities. The large cinema at 11th and P Street is a short walk from campus, easily accessible if you live in the dorms or downtown.

Joyo Theater

This theater venue is special for its regular screenings of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”. If you’ve never been to one of these screenings, they involve unique costumes, jokes, on-screen shouting, and other customs you won’t see with any other film. You can also rent the 25ft screen to play video games with friends on almost any console system.

Get ready for Halloween

Thrift stores

Halloween tends to sneak up on even the best of us. If you don’t want to be stuck without a costume, it’s time to start planning. Thrift stores are kinder to your wallet and the environment. Browse these local thrift stores to create your own unique DIY costume.

pumpkin patches

In addition to picking up pumpkins worthy of carving, many pumpkin patches around Lincoln have additional attractions, including fall food and drink, wagon rides, mazes, haunted houses, and attractions. other games.

Sign up to join the International Office of Students and Scholars Roca Berry Farm Trip on October 22. This event is open to all UNL students and scholars, national and international, on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of 50 places.

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