Security First Bank Valentine Chamber of Commerce

Valentine, Nebraska

Upcoming Events in Valentine Nebraska


20 - 21 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)

27 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)

3 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)


14 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)


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

20 - 19 Valentine High School Rodeo - Ph: 402-376-2969 (Always call and confirm events)


26 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)

15 - 16 Valentine Rural High School Alumni Reunion - Ph: 402-376-2969 (Always call and confirm events)


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)

7 Annual Turtle Races & Art in The Park - Ph: 402-376-2969 (Always call and confirm events)

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

Ph: 402-376-2969 (Always call and confirm events)


6 - 12 Cherry County Fair and Rodeo - Rodeo Saturday and Sunday, 8 pm.

Address: Fairgrounds , Valentine, Nebraska
Ph: 402-376-3554 (Always call and confirm events)


4 - 7 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)
Fee: Free

22 Pumpkin Patch Craft Show - Ph: 402-376-2969 (Always call and confirm events)


10 Winterfest & Craft Show - Ph: 402-376-2969 (Always call and confirm events)

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

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

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

Centennial Hall and Museum

The bond issue to build the Valentine Public School was approved in February 1897. It was designed by Omaha architect Charles F. Beindorff, and construction was completed in 1898. The two-story brick structure

Valentine, NE Museums

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 Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Calamus Reservoir Camping/Parks

Half of the modern campsites at Homestead Knolls and Nunda Shoal can be reserved up to a year prior to arrival; the remaind...

Ainsworth Army Air Field

The Ainsworth Army Air Field, completed on November 30, 1942, was a satellite of Rapid City Army Air field and under the...

Davis Creek Camping

Facilities at the lake include boating access, restrooms, picnic facilities, primitive camping, and a handicapped accessible ...