What's happening this weekend in Lincoln

Published: May. 3, 2019 at 8:30 AM CDT
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There's plenty to keep you busy in the Capital City during this first weekend in May. Here's some events to look forward to from the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau in your Friday Fast Facts.

Block Party at the Quilt Museum

Join the International Quilt Study Center and Museum for its Second Annual Block Party on Friday. Enjoy the arts and crafts, face painting, balloon animals, games, refreshments and more. You can also view the exhibitions on display in their galleries.

When: Friday, 4 to 8 p.m.

Where: International Quilt Study Center & Museum

Cost: Free

2019 Crawfish Boil

You are invited to Turbine Flats' 10th Annual Crawfish Boil, a community celebration involving crawfish, friends and live music. Turbine Flats will prepare over 300 pounds of the seafood that doesn't come from the sea, along with corn, potatoes and cornbread.

When: Friday, 5 to 8 p.m.

Where: Turbine Flats Project

Cost: Free admission, donations welcome for their nonprofit MakeShift

Pan Asian History and Heritage Celebration

Pan Asian History and Heritage Celebration will feature a performance by The Chinese Classical Music Ensemble, arts and crafts, a green screen selfie station and traditional Asian food. There will also be a presentation of oral histories by Lincoln High School students called "Untold Migrant Stories."

When: Friday, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Nebraska History Museum

Cost: Free

KFRX Mayor's Run

This year marks the 32nd Annual KFRX Mayor's Run, which is known as Midwest America's largest children's run. Any sixth grade or younger youth is eligible to run.

When: Saturday, first heat starts at 8 a.m.

Where: Nebraska State Capitol

Cost: Varies

Nebraska Czechs of Lincoln 50th Annual Festival

Enjoy a fun filled day with Czech vendors, heritage demos, choir performances, accordion jamming and polka dancing. You won't want to miss who will be crowned the Lincoln Czech-Slovak Queen. Bring the whole family to this great festival.

When: Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Pla Mor Ballroom

Cost: Free

42nd Annual Lincoln Marathon and Half Marathon

You can be one of the thousands of runners that will be hitting the streets of Lincoln during the marathon and half marathon. The race will start and end on the UNL campus. Or, you can leave your running shoes at home and come support all the great athletes. There are plenty of spots along the course for you to cheer them on.

When: Sunday, race starts at 7 a.m.

Where: Citywide

Cost: $90 half marathon, $110 marathon, free for spectators

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