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Valentine, Nebraska

Upcoming Events in Valentine Nebraska


February

21 - 22 Cork Thornton Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament - First Sunday - The tournament draws over 65, two person teams from all over Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas, and Iowa and as far away as Missouri. It is the only icefishing tournament that pays 100 percent of the entry fees back to the top 20 places. Cork Thornton was an avid icefisherman who died in an auto accident.

Address: Area lakes , Valentine, Nebraska
Ph: 402-376-2570 (Always call and confirm events)

28 Annual Heart City Bull Bash - Sixty plus pens of bulls and commercial exhibits will be set up on Main Street ready for commercial cattlemen's scrutinizing eyes. Over 15 breeds and composites will be represented at the show with over $1,000,000 of cattle and machinery on display. It is not a contest or sale. It's simply an exhibit of great cattle and a chance to see a lot of cattle in one location. 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Ph: 877-376-3003 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bullbash.com

4 Valentine's Day Celebration - Coronation of King and Queen of Hearts, weddings, and activities.

Address: Downtown , Valentine, Nebraska
Ph: 402-376-2969 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitvalentine.com/

April

15 1884 Days Celebration - Celebrating the founding of Valentine with historic dress, history and special events.

Address: Downtown , Valentine, Nebraska
Ph: 402-376-2969 (Always call and confirm events)

May

30 Annual Walleye Fishing Tournament - Ph: 402-376-2969 (Always call and confirm events)

21 - 20 Valentine High School Rodeo - Ph: 402-376-2969 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitvalentine.com

June

27 Classic Motor Club Car Show and Cruise Night - Participants will gather in the parking lot of Scotty's Ranchland Foods before 6 p.m. At 6:00, the parade will start on the planned route. After the parade, cars will meet back at Scotty's for a parking lot show and shine, music, and food. As always, a stand will be set up for sales of Car Show T-Shirts. This year's show will not be judged as in the past.

Address: Colburn Park , Valentine, Nebraska
Ph: 402-376-3663 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitvalentine.com/

16 - 17 Valentine Rural High School Alumni Reunion - Ph: 402-376-2969 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitvalentine.com

July

4 Independence Day Celebration, Demolition Derby - BBQ at 4 pm. Demo Derby, 6 pm. Fireworks to follow.

Address: Cherry County Fairgrounds, 120 S. Green St , Valentine, Nebraska
Ph: 402-376-2969 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: valentinecc@sandhillswireless.net
Web: visitvalentine.org/

8 Annual Turtle Races & Art in The Park - Ph: 402-376-2969 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: visitvalentine.org/

15 Valentine City Wide Garage Sale - City Wide. 8 am.

Ph: 402-376-2969 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: visitvalentine.org/

August

7 - 13 Cherry County Fair and Rodeo - Rodeo Saturday and Sunday, 8 pm.

Address: Fairgrounds , Valentine, Nebraska
Ph: 402-376-3554 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.cherrycofairgrounds.com/

October

5 - 8 Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Old West Days - Second Week - Cowboy poet gathering, bit and spur show, trail rides, melodrama, quilt show, parade, Native American Wacipi. Mountain Man Rendezvous with period dress, camp, meals, and 1800s contests, competitive shoot on Saturday. Knife and tomahawk throw contest.

Address: Fairgrounds , Valentine, Nebraska
Ph: 402-376-4024 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.nebraskacowboypoetrygathering.com
Fee: Free

23 Pumpkin Patch Craft Show - Ph: 402-376-2969 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: visitvalentine.org/

November

11 Winterfest & Craft Show - Ph: 402-376-2969 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: visitvalentine.org/

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Arthur Bowring Sandhills Ranch Historical Park

Ever wonder what ranch life was like during the settlement of the Sandhills in the late 1800's? A visit to the Arthur Bowring Sandhills State Historical Park will let you see

Valentine, NE Museums

Cherry County Courthouse - NHR

Although Cherry County is the largest county (in square miles) in Nebraska, early settlement did not occur until the late 1870s. By the early 1880s, however, settlement began to increase spurred on, in part, by the construction of the railroad. In 1883

Valentine, NE National Register

Walcott House - NHR

This one-and-one-half-story frame house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a simplified example of a Neo-Classical Revival dwelling, based upon earlier Greek Revival style houses in the eastern and mid-western states. F. M.

Valentine, NE National Register

Deer Park Golf Club

Deer Park is a scenic nine-hole golf course overlooking the Minnecheduza Creek

Valentine, NE Recreation

Cowboy Trail

By the late 1800s, the United States saw railroad tracks stretched, like a giant web, across its entirety, carrying cargo and travelers towards settlement in the West. Long silenced, abandoned, and almost forgotten, a hundred years later the rails are beginning to see travelers once again. They'

Valentine, NE Recreation

Things to do near Valentine, NE

Sandhills Museum

Relive the colorful history of this unique area. Collection includes: 15 pre-1928 antique automobiles, ...

Keller Park Hunting

In the fall, the area opens to hunting, in season, the day after Labor Day. Hunters will find opportunity for cottontails, ...

Keller Park Fishing

Keller Park State Recreation Area is one of the few spots in Nebraska where anglers will be able to catch both warm and col...

Smith Falls SP Wildlife

Often referred to as the "biological crossroads of the Great Plains," the 30-mile stretch of Niobrara River east of...