Economic Development


Upcoming Events


January 25 - Cork Thornton Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament Rules Meeting & Calcutta
January 26 - Cork Thornton Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament-Big Alkali Lake February 9 - Coronation February 14 ? Valentine?s Day
February 15 - Heart City Bull Bash
April 26 - 1884 Days
May 31 - Valentine High School Rodeo
June 7 - Classic Cruise Night
June 28 - Valentine Alumni Reunion & Banquet
June 29 - Sod House Sunday, Merriman
July 4 - Independence Day July 12 ? City Wide Garage Sale
July 19 - Minnechaduza Days & Turtle Races
July 27-August 1 - Nebraska Star Party
August 2 - Crazy Day August 6-10 ? Cherry County Fair & Rodeo
August 31 - Old Settlers Reunion, Sparks
October - Old West Days October - Old West Days & Nebraska Cowboy Poetry Gathering
November - Holiday Preview




A place unlike anything you’ve seen. We are located in north central Nebraska and are the center of a diverse region of quiet lakes, grassy sand hills, secluded waterfalls, a national forest, two national wildlife refuges, big ranches with real cowboys, and one of the ten best canoeing rivers in the United States. We also have more than 200,000 acres of public land with some of the best hunting and fishing you’ll find anywhere.

With 2,820 residents, Valentine is the metropolis of Cherry County. Though larger than Connecticut, our county is home to only about 6,000 people. Traditionally, “frontier” was defined as a place with fewer that six people per square mile, but Cherry County isn’t nearly that crowded. Even with all those folks living in Valentine, we still average only one person per square mile. So, there is plenty of room for visitors. We have numerous lodging options, including guest ranches that offer horseback riding and fishing.lign="left" class="MainText"> This site will introduce you to our favorite attractions and most popular events. However, you can call us toll free if you have any questions at 1-800-658-4024. We’re proud of our home and would like to tell you more about it.


~ Valentine Chamber of Commerce ~
Cork Thornton Memorial
Ice Fishing Tournament

January 26, 2014

Tournament Information &
Entry Form

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