Welcome to Historic Red Cloud: Great Stories Grow Here!

Set amidst brick-lined streets, charming homes, historic buildings, and the immense beauty of the prairie, Red Cloud offers a glimpse into a storied American past while maintaining a progressive vision for the future. Willa Cather’s prairie novels introduced the world to the community and have left indelible impressions in the minds of her readers. Yet rich literary history is only one part of this unique town’s present-day draw. Your off-the-beaten path adventure will let you explore a rural lifestyle while also immersing yourself in arts, culture, history, and recreational pursuits.


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Community News

December 30, 2021

Red Cloud Rising: 2021 Year in Review

Nationally, 2021 was not a great year. Red Cloud did not escape its share of sorrow related to the pandemic and other tragedies, but nevertheless...READ MORE...

December 30, 2021

The Red Cloud Community Fund (RCCF) raised nearly $24K for local organizations and causes during the month of September. In December, RCCF was able to grant out that money. Pictured above, Top...READ MORE...

December 30, 2021

Read the 2021 Year in Review and watch a slideshow featuring some of our highlights * RCCF makes year-end grants  * Get to Know Matt & Casey Kenny from Kenny's Hardware & Home Center...READ MORE...



January 27, 2022

Join us for a fascinating examination of the homesteader culture and prairie landscape featured in Willa Cather's novels as understood through the rise of populism in the region!

530pm to 10pm @Red Cloud Community Center
January 28, 2022

A night to celebrate the business community and the people who keep those businesses in business. Figure out who the business of the year for 2021 will be and see new businesses get their first dollar of business. Also see who the Volunteer of the Year will be!

This year we will feature both a live auction and bigger ticket raffle items. Raffle items include a Spa Day package (Red Cloud, Blue Hill, and Hastings) and weekend getaway packages in Kearney and Lincoln!  The Lincoln package includes Husker Sports tickets. 

7pm @ the Red Cloud Opera House
January 29, 2022

Playing hit songs from every channel on the radio, Lemon Fresh Day specializes in top 40, rock, country, grunge, alternative, classics, and more! Their music is designed to get audiences up out of their seats and singing and dancing! Their cover playlist spans five decades of authentically styled hits. This group is in demand, packing concert and dance venues locally, regionally and nationally. BUY TICKETS 

Live @OTB
February 12, 2022

Celebrate love at On the Brix on Satuday, February 12th at 7pm.

The $110 Valentine's Day package will feature a performance from Joe & Tay and couples will also get pizza from Fat Fox's, a bottle of wine, dessert for 2, and a bouquet of flowers from Twisted Petal 2! 

See the flyer below for details: