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Valentine, Nebraska

Upcoming Events in Valentine Nebraska


January

27 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

10 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

10 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

28 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

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

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

June

1 - 2 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

30 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/

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

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

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

August

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)
Web: www.cherrycofairgrounds.com/

September

27 - 30 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

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

November

10 Winterfest & 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

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

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

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

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 ...