Flathead Valley Events Calendar

Imagine schussing down fresh powder with a valley vista at your feet. Or peaceful cross-country skiing in Glacier National Park. Or exploring mountain landscapes by snowmobile.

Spring and summer may find you discovering natural wonders at state parks, hiking on trails as gentle or challenging as you like, swimming and boating on the Flathead’s many lakes, and reliving bygone days at historic lodges. Autumn brings colorful landscapes, crowd-free touring, and the freshest of nature’s bounty from local farms.

Spice up your vacation with good food and entertainment. Any evening you can enjoy fine dining at one of the Flathead’s top restaurants, which often serve locally grown meat and produce. You’ll find live theater and music nearby.

Experience the seasonal beauty and grandeur of the Flathead with one or more of the vacation specials detailed below. Members of the Flathead Convention & Visitor Bureau offer lodging and recreational packages and discounts to fit just about any budget.

A Timeless Legacy - Women Artists of Glacier National Park

Continuing a tradition that began in 2015, the Hockaday will present the works of 28 nationally-known artists.  The exhibit includes a mix of landscape, wildlife, Native American, Western and glacier National Park subject matter.  

Location: Hockaday Museum of Art 302 Second Avenue East Kalispell

Starts: 8-15-2017 Ends: 9-23-2017
The Contender

The Historic Film Club presents a screening of the political drama, The Contender on Tuesday, September 26 at 7 pm.  The presentation is free but donations are accepted. Wine, beer, pop and water will be for sale.  Seating is provided, but film fans can bring their own floor pillows, portable chairs or whatever is comfortable for viewing the film.  

Location: Museum at Central School 124 Second Avenue East Kalispell, MT

Starts: 9-26-2017 Ends: 9-26-2017
Night at the Museum - David and Agnes Polson

The September Night at the Museum will feature David Polson and his daughter Agnes Polson.  Learn more about the Montana rancher for whom the town is named.  You'll also meet his daughter, Agnes Polson and learn more about the history of the area's pioneer families.  Members of the public are invited to share their family's history in the Mission Valley.  The presentation begins at 6:30 pm.  The event is free, but treats and donations are welcome! 

Location: Miracle of America Museum 36094 Memory Lane Polson, MT 59860

Starts: 9-28-2017 Ends: 9-28-2017
Treecycle Ride

The Kalispell TreeCycle Ride is a family-friendly bike ride that will take participants on a tour of natable trees around Kalispell.  The event is meant to educate while providing an enjoyable ride through the beautiful trees of the city.  If you are unable to ride, feel free to follow the tour by car.  The bike tour will begin and end at the Central School Museum.  Please arrive perpared to ride.  The ride will start at 2 pm and run until 4 pm. 

Location: Central School Museum Kalispell

Starts: 10-1-2017 Ends: 10-1-2017
Beauty and the Beast

The Bigfork Playhouse Children's Theatre will open the 2017/2018 season with a production of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" on September 22.  The show will run over two weekends with performances on September 23, 29,30, and October 1.  Performances are at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday and 2 pm on Sunday.  Tickets can be purchased online at bigforksummerplayhouse.com or by calling 837-4886. 

Location: Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts Bigfork

Starts: 9-22-2017 Ends: 10-1-2017
Mountain Brook Quilt & Craft Market

Some of the area's finest quilters and crafters have joined together to present the eighth annual Quilt & Craft Market on October 6 & 7.  The market will be held in the Mountain View Mennonite Church at 795 Mennonite Church Road.  Everything is handmade and Montana-made.  Items include a large number of hand- and machine-quilted quilts and wall hangings, fine art, crafts for the kitchen, knitted and quilted accessories, bags and totes, holiday and home decor, jewelry and gifts.  This is the perfect time to find one-of-a-kind gifts for the holidays.  The Mountain Brook Quilt & Craft Market will be open on Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and on Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Take Highway 35 to Mennonite Church Road.  Sponsored by the Mountain Brook Craft Cooperative. 

Location: Mountain View Mennonite Church 795 Mennonite Church Road Kalispell

Starts: 10-6-2017 Ends: 10-7-2017
Beethoven's 9th

The Glacier Symphony and Chorale 35th Masterworks season opens on October 14 and 15 with Beethovan's Symphony #9 in D minor Choral.  Considered by some to be the composer's "hymn to humanity", Beethoven's final and greatest symphony continues to be performed nearly 200 years after its composition.  The performance will feature the orchestra and chorale with four vocal soloists. To purchase tickets call 406-407-7000 or visit www.gscmusic.org 

Location: Flathead High School Performance Hall 644 4th Avenue West Kalispell

Starts: 10-14-2017 Ends: 10-15-2017
Fall Faculty Concert

The final faculty concert in the fall series is scheduled to include performances by Micah Hunter, Amy Beth Chisholm, Nicole Sanford and Wai Mizutani.  The FVCC Choral Ensemble will accompany the faculty members in "Jesu, Mein Freude" by Dietrich Buxtehude.  The performance begins at 7 pm and is free and open to the public.  

Location: Arts & Technology Building Flathead Valley Community College Kalispell

Starts: 10-27-2017 Ends: 10-27-2017
The Falcon's Eye: Nature Photographs by Michael Sample

The Hockaday Museum of Art presents the photographic works of Michael Sample.  Sample captures the essence of Western wildlife and geography while revealing his own adventurous, yet quiet, nature.  This is a Montana Art Gallery Director's Association (MAGDA) traveling exhibit. 

Location: Hockaday Museum of Art 302 Second Avenue East Kalispell

Starts: 9-14-2017 Ends: 11-4-2017
Glacier Symphony Masterworks - Mahler

The second Masterworks concert of the Glacier Symphony's 35th season brings an extrordinary concert featuring Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D minor "Titan". Also on the program will be guest artists Invoke, a young string quartet currently in residence at the University of Texas, Austin.  The group will perform a mini solo set along with the Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra by Benjamin Lees.  For information or to purchase tickets: www.gscmusic.org. 

Location: Flathead High School Performance Hall 644 Fourth Avenue West Kalispell

Starts: 11-18-2017 Ends: 11-19-2017
Lights Under The Big Sky
Enjoy live music, great food, incredible light displays, a snow play zone, Christmas Market and visits with Santa every Friday and Saturday from 5 to 9 pm, and Sundays 1-6 pm December 1 through December 24rh.  

Location: Lake County Fairgrounds 300 Third Avenue West Ronan

Starts: 12-1-2017 Ends: 12-24-2017