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Valentine, Nebraska

Upcoming Events in Valentine Nebraska


January

26 Cork Thornton Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament - 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 ice fishing tournament that pays 100 percent of the entry fees back to the top 20 places. Cork Thornton was an avid ice fisherman who died in an auto accident.

Address: Merritt Dam Reservoir , Valentine, Nebraska
Ph: 402-376-2969 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitvalentine.org

February

9 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.org

9 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.visitvalentine.org

April

27 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)
Web: www.visitvalentine.org

May

4 Annual Walleye Fishing Tournament - Ph: 402-376-2969 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitvalentine.org

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

June

31 - 1 Valentine Classic Motor Club Cruise Night and Car Show - Join us for Cruise Night on Friday at 6:30 PM with a Burnout Contest to follow. $1,000 in cash prizes for the Burnout. Car Show will be Saturday with registration starting at 9:00 AM, show begins at 11:00 AM with trophy presentation at 2:00 PM. Events for the kids.

Address: Colburn Park , Valentine, Nebraska
Ph: 402-322-0587 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: visitvalentine.org
Fee: Free; $10 to register a car

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

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/

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

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

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

August

5 - 11 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/

September

26 - 29 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.visitvalentine.org
Fee: Free

October

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

November

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

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Deer Park Golf Club

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

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

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

National Wildlife Refuges

One of the world's unique geological areas,k the 19,000-square-mile Sandhills in north-central Nebraska is a vast region of sand dunes blown in by winds about 8,000 years ago. The nearby unchartable maze of grass-covered dunes scared away early pioneers.

Valentine, NE Wildlife Refuges

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

Keller Park Hunting

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

Merritt Camping

For campers, primitive overnight facilities are available at all the areas on this scenic reservoir, along with drinking wate...

Historic Meadville

In the fall of 1996, an extraordinary event took place in Keya Paha County. The abandoned community of Meadville on the shore...

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 ...