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Upcoming Events in Valentine Nebraska


February

21 - 22Cork 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)

28Annual 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

4Valentine'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

151884 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

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

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

June

27Classic 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 - 17Valentine Rural High School Alumni Reunion - Ph: 402-376-2969 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitvalentine.com

July

4Independence 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/

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

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

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

August

7 - 13Cherry 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 - 8Annual 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

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

November

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

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

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

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

Post Office Mural - NHR

The former Valentine United States Post Office, constructed in 1936-37, is a one-story, brick and limestone Modernistic style building. While the building retains a high degree of integrity, its national historical significance derives

Valentine, NE National Register

Cherry County Historic Bridges - NHR

Cherry County has six bridges listed on the National Historic Register usually designated as such because of their age and unique designs.

Bell Bridge

Valentine, NE National Register

Things to do near Valentine, NE

Calamus Reservoir Boating

There are five public boat ramps where access can be gained to the lake. As always be careful in low water conditions and ...

Smith Falls SP Camping

Apparently, Smith Falls was named for Frederic Smith, an early settler who filed the first homestead patent on the land in 18...