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Elwood, Nebraska

Upcoming Events in Elwood Nebraska


Johnson Lake Sailing Club Regattas - (May through Sept)

Ph: 308-785-2053 (Always call and confirm events)


Elwood Lake's May Walleye Tournament - Ph: (308) 785-2599 (Always call and confirm events)

15 - 16 City Wide Garage Sales - Memorial Weekend.

Ph: (308) 785-2053 (Always call and confirm events)


Bargains on Byway - The 2015 bargains road, HWY 136, from Franklin to Bloomington is closed for the summer and we are in need of a coordinator.

We will regroup . . . and . . . reopen Bargains on Byways in 2016, so pencil us in on your calendar.

A three days of sales in businesses, garage & yard sales in 16 towns over 9 counties in South Central Nebraska. Located along Heritage Highway Byway 136 and surrounding areas.

Ph: 308-470-0499 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

22 - 23 Elwood Lions Softball Tournament - First Weekend. Invitational Mens'Slo-pitch softball tournament.

Ph: 308-785-2053 (Always call and confirm events)


2 Old Fashioned Fourth of July - Games,Watermelon Feed, Supper, Fireworks.

Ph: 308-785-2053 (Always call and confirm events)

15 - 17 Gosper County Fair and Rodeo - Exhibits, rodeo, carnival, parade.

Ph: 308-785-2053 (Always call and confirm events)

15 - 17 Lions/Gosper County Carnival - Home-owned carnival on the midway.

Ph: 308-785-2053 (Always call and confirm events)


16 - 17 Lakeside Open Golf Tournament - Weekend during the fair.

Ph: (308)785-2818 (Always call and confirm events)


Fireman's Golf Tournament - Ph: (308)785-2818 (Always call and confirm events)


2 Old Fashioned Christmas - Visit from Santa, rollerskating, food, beverages and lots of visiting. 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

Address: Downtown , Elwood, Nebraska
Ph: 308-785-2053 (Always call and confirm events)

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Gallagher and Phillips Canyon Lakes

Gallagher Canyon (400 acres) and Plum Creek (320 acres) offer good spring crappie fising in the coves, as well as channel and flathead catfish. Drum and carp are common catches here. Both lakes have gravel boat ramps.

Gallagher Canyon is located 10 miles west of Elwood on Highway 23;

Elwood, NE Recreation

Gosper County Courthouse

Gosper County was organized in 1873 with Daviesville the first county seat. The community retained that standing until 1884 when a county election made Homerville the county seat. With construction of the Burlington Railroad in the county beginning in 1886

Elwood, NE Historic Courthouses

Lakeside Country Club

Lakeside Country Club is a semi-private course located immediately south of Johnson Lake and lying along the entire length of its dam. It is an 18-hole Bent grass course with water in play, built in 1967

Elwood, NE Golf Courses

Plum Creek Massacre Site

After camping just two miles south and east of where the Plum Creek emptied into the Platte River on August 7, 1864, the Morton party set out at 6 o'clock in the morning. They had joined with nine other wagons the night before to make a train of 12. Nancy Morton'

Elwood, NE Battlefields

Gosper County Carnival

Elwood also boasts it own home-based, annual Lions/Gosper County Carnival held the last weekend of July. It's an excellent place to bring your kids to enjoy the rides (only 75 cents per ticket)

Elwood, NE Festivals

Things to do near Elwood, NE

Cedar Run ATV Trail

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Harlan County Tourism have completed work on a new 470-acre ATV and dirtbike trail at t...