Events Along the Byway

  • Bird Watching
    • Grand Island, NE
  • Annual Meeting - Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway

    January 16, 2016 SJSB Annual Meeting – Annual Meeting, Lunch, and Workshops at Winter's Building in Hyannis, NE.  Begins at 11:30 MT. Reservations by January 12 to Jeanne Davis

    Social Hour, Annual Banquet, Awards, and evening program beginning at 5:30 p.m. MT.

     

    • Hyannis, NE
  • Bird Watching
    • Grand Island, NE
  • Polar Bear Tank Race Soup cook-off

    Polar Bear Tank Race Soup cook-off will be held Friday, March 4th, 2016 at the Seneca Auditorium.  Tank Race teams will be registering and drawing for launch times on Saturday.   There will be cook-off prizes for best soup, most original theme, and best decorations!  Communities along the byway are encouraged to enter their best soup recipes!!  Please click here for soup cook-off rules and registration.

    • Seneca, NE
  • Polar Bear Tank Race

    March 4-5, 2016 - If you are looking for some winter fun that’s out of the ordinary, join us on the 9th Annual Polar Bear Tank Race. The Tank Race is being held to create awareness of the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway, and to allow people to participate in the unique experience of Tanking on the Middle Loup River in the winter.

    Join us for the most unique new Winter Event anywhere! Register now to insure your teams participation. Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis so register TODAY!  Registration forms are available here.

    For more information, please contact event organizers:

    Mitch Glidden: 888-278-6167 or 308-546-2206
    Email: pglidde@neb-sandhills.net


    REGISTER NOW!!!!!
    Race Capacity is Limited!!

    • Mullen, NE
  • Bird Watching
    • Grand Island, NE
  • Sandhill Crane viewing tours

    spring viewing tours - www.nebraskanature.org  to schedule tours or reserve a blind viewing area

    • Alda , NE
  • Polar Bear Tank Race Soup cook-off

    Polar Bear Tank Race Soup cook-off will be held Friday, March 4th, 2016 at the Seneca Auditorium.  Tank Race teams will be registering and drawing for launch times on Saturday.   There will be cook-off prizes for best soup, most original theme, and best decorations!  Communities along the byway are encouraged to enter their best soup recipes!!  Please click here for soup cook-off rules and registration.

    • Seneca, NE
  • Polar Bear Tank Race

    March 4-5, 2016 - If you are looking for some winter fun that’s out of the ordinary, join us on the 9th Annual Polar Bear Tank Race. The Tank Race is being held to create awareness of the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway, and to allow people to participate in the unique experience of Tanking on the Middle Loup River in the winter.

    Join us for the most unique new Winter Event anywhere! Register now to insure your teams participation. Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis so register TODAY!  Registration forms are available here.

    For more information, please contact event organizers:

    Mitch Glidden: 888-278-6167 or 308-546-2206
    Email: pglidde@neb-sandhills.net


    REGISTER NOW!!!!!
    Race Capacity is Limited!!

    • Mullen, NE
  • Bird Watching
    • Grand Island, NE
  • Summer Opening of Stuhr Outdoor Exhibits

    Mondays thru Saturdays, 9 am-5 pm; Sundays, 12-5 pm. Closed Mondays in January, February and March. Railroad Town & outdoor exhibits open May 1 thru Labor Day.

    • Grand Island, NE
  • Stuhr Under the Stars

    Mondays thru Saturdays, 9 am-5 pm; Sundays, 12-5 pm. Closed Mondays in January, February and March. Railroad Town & outdoor exhibits open May 1 thru Labor Day.

    • Grand Island, NE
  • 1893 Agricultural Fair

    August 31, September 1 & 2. Saturday and Monday, 10a.m.-5p.m. Sunday 12-5p.m.

    • Grand Island, NE
  • Junk Jaunt


    Sept 25, 26, 27, 2016   www.junkjaunt.com

    • Grand Island, NE
  • Bird Watching
    • Grand Island, NE
  • Farmers Market at Ace Hardware

    Daily produce Farmers Market at Ace Hardware

    Open until sold out or dusk

    1704  West 3rd Street

    Grand Island, NE  68803

    Daily

    Contact – Ace Hardware

    John Placzek  308-382-1874

    • Grand Island, NE
  • New Expanded Farmers Market at K-Mart

    New Expanded Farmers Market at K-Mart

    Wednesdays

    Contact – Garcia Farms

    Robert Garcia 308-647-6420

    • Grand Island, NE
  • Junk Jaunt

    September 25, 26, 27, 2016   www.junkjaunt.com

    • Broken Bow, NE
  • SJSB Visitor Center closes for the year

    The Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Visitor/Interpretive Center closes for the season the first of September.

    • Broken Bow, NE
  • Junk Jaunt

    September 25, 26, 27, 2016  www.junkjaunt.com

    • Halsey, NE
  • Sandhills Sharptail Shootout

    The Sandhills Sharptail Shootout is an amateur sport shooting competition held September 15-18th, 2016 on some of the world’s best grouse habitat. The hunt invites participation from all walks of life. www.sharptailshootout.com

    A competitive hunt, the Sandhills Sharptail Shootout offers the satisfaction of competition, the encouragement to develop your skills, and an opportunity to hunt some of the best grouse habitat in the United States. Each team is allowed to hunt approximately 4,000 acres, which is provided courtesy of local land owners.

    • Mullen, NE