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.

Indigenous: A New Native America
Description:

The Bigfork Museum of Art & History will feature Indigenous: A New Native America from June 5 through July 4.  This will be a unique exhibit of contemporary mixed media by Native American artists from around Montana.  The opening reception will be hled on Friday, June 5 from 5 to 7 pm.  Admission is free. 

Indigenous: A New Native America628 Cascade Avenue
Bigfork, Montana 59911
Starts: 6-5-2015 Ends: 7-4-2015
Ice Cream Social
Description:

The staff of the Conrad Mansion invite everyone to enjoy some ice cream after the Kalispell Fourth of July Parade (about 11 am).  The ice cream is free , but donations are welcome.  The Mansion will also be offering tours at their regular rates.  

Ice Cream Social
Starts: 7-4-2015 Ends: 7-4-2015
Harley Davidson - The American Motorcycle
Description:

Join us at the Miracle of America Museum for a 73-minute documentary on the history of cycling and the evolution of the last American cycle manufacturer.  Following the presentation there will be a tour of the Museum's vintage and rare Harleys.  The presentation is free and begins at 6:30 pm.  Treats and donations are always welcome! 

Harley Davidson - The American Motorcycle36094 memory Lane
Polson, Montana 59860
Starts: 7-9-2015 Ends: 7-9-2015
A Timeless Legacy - Women Artists of Glacier National Park
Description:

The Hockaday Museum of Art celebrates the pioneering women painters of Glacier National Park and their contemporary counterparts with A Timeless Legacy - Women Artists of Glacier National Park.  The exhibition recognizes the early bold, spirited women who overcame the challenges of society, weather and geography to paint in Glacier National Park.  The works of contemporary women artists continuing this legacy will be displayed alonside paintings of their predecessors, demonstrating the timeless tradition of painting in the Park.  An accompanying limited edition book and documentary film DVD will be available for purchase.   


The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM.  Admission is $5 for Adults, $4 for Seniors, $2 for College students and K-12 are free.  

A Timeless Legacy - Women Artists of Glacier National Park 320 2nd Avenue East
Kalispell, Montana 59901
Starts: 5-28-2015 Ends: 7-18-2015
Gentlemen Wear Black - Melissa Wilkinson
Description:

Melissa Wilkinson uses the romantic process of painting as a meditation on gender, identity construction and beauty.  





Gentlemen Wear Black - Melissa Wilkinson 320 2nd Avenue East
Kalispell, Montana 59901
Starts: 5-28-2015 Ends: 7-18-2015
Live History Days
Description:

Take a step back in time during the Miracle of America Museum's Live History Days, July 18 and 19, 2015.  Watch craftsmen at work, stroll through exhibits and learn about our nation's past.  Historic movies will be shown on Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon. 

Live History Days 36094 memory Lane
Polson, Montana 59860
Starts: 7-18-2015 Ends: 7-19-2015
Arts in the Park
Description:

The 47th Annual Arts in the Park is Northwest Montana's largest and longest running art and entertianment fair.  This year's festival will have over 100 booths with fine artists and craftsmen, a premium beer garden and wonderful foods and great entertainment.  The event will be held from 10 am until 6 pm on Friday and Saturday and 10 am until 5 pm on Sunday.  Daily admission is $3.00.  A weekend pass is $5.00. 

Arts in the Park 74-84 Loomis Street
Bedford, Massachusetts 01730
Starts: 7-17-2015 Ends: 7-19-2015
Bibler Home & Gardens Summer Stroll
Description:

Experience a splendid summer evening surrounded by acres of colorful annuals and perennials in full bloom highlighted by stunning views of the Flathead Valley.  The Flathead Valley Community College Foundation will host the Bibler Home and Garens Summer Stroll July 20 through 24.  Tours of the gardens and the home's exquisite collection of antiques, sculptures and heirloom Persian carpets will be 90 minutes in length and will take place at 5:30 and 7:00 pm. Proceeds will benefit FVCC student scholarships.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children and must be purchased in advance.  Contact the FVCC Foundation Office at 406-756-3632.  

Bibler Home & Gardens Summer Stroll
Starts: 7-20-2015 Ends: 7-24-2015
Flathead Lake 3-on-3 Hoop Shoot
Description:

The 23rd annual Flathead Lake 3-on-3 tournament will be held on Main Street in Polson, July 24, 25 and 26. Up to 300 teams are expected to participate.  All proceeds are donated back to the community including $1000 to the Chamber for community beautification.  To enter and to learn more about brackets, go to www.flatheadlake3on3.com.  Packet pickup is Friday, July 24 from 5-9 pm at First Citizens Bank. Tournament games start at 9 am on Saturday and Sunday.  

Flathead Lake 3-on-3 Hoop Shoot6476-6490 Main Street
Buffalo, Erie County United States
Starts: 7-24-2015 Ends: 7-26-2015
The Event at Rebecca Farm
Description:

Horses, riders and spectators from across the nation and even the world come to The Event at Rebecca Farm for its world-class amenities, beautiful scenery and one-of-a-kind competition.  Dressage, cross-country and show jumping are the three disciplines that make up this multi-day, world-class competition. 


During all four days of The Event, we showcase the Northwest's finest vendors, craftsmen and artisans with our annual trade fair under the big tent.  An excellent selection of food vendors and family fun is available for all ages.  Admission is free (with a suggested $5 parking donation, all proceeds go directly to breast cancer support and prevention.) For more information visit www.rebeccafarm.org 

The Event at Rebecca Farm 290-8250 Spring Creek Road
Rockford, United States
Starts: 7-23-2015 Ends: 7-26-2015
Smokin' On The Water
Description:

The 7th Annual Smokin' On The Water BBQ Cook-Off will be held on Saturday, August 1 from 11 am until 6 pm at the KwaTaqNuk Resort in Polson.  The event will include BBQ, a Brew Tour, live music, games, giveaways and vendors.  Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded in all BBQ categories.  A shuttle to the event will run from Linderman Elementary School. 

Smokin' On The Water
Starts: 8-1-2015 Ends: 8-1-2015
37th Annual Bigfork Festival of the Arts
Description:

More than 160 arts and craft booths will line the streets of Bigfork.  Also featuring food, entertainment and children's activities.  Bus Shuttles will run daily starting from the Potoczny Baseball Field and the Bethany Lutheran Church. Festival hours are 9 am until 4:30 pm both days. 

37th Annual Bigfork Festival of the Arts 628 Cascade Avenue
Bigfork, Montana 59911
Starts: 8-1-2015 Ends: 8-2-2015
Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival
Description:

The 34th Annual Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival will get underway with a pancake breakfast starting at 8 AM on Saturday, August 8th at the Swan Lake Day Park just off Highway 83 at the south end of Swan Lake. The festival will run until 4:00 PM.  Morning activities will include a Huckleberry Baking Contest and Huckleberry Baked goods Sale (come early, the pies sell out quickly).  Activities also include an Arts and Crafts Fair featuring more than 40 vendors offering a wide array of handicrafts, gifts, Montana-made products, food and country-made delicacies.  


The Ashley Creek Ramblers featuring Roy Wilhelm will play from 11:30 AM until 3:30 PM.  There will also be a silent auction, grand prize drawing and raffles of donated items including gift certificates and products from area restaurants and merchants.  The Festival is sponsored by the Swan Lake Chamber and Community Club.  Festival proceeds will be used to fund maintainence of the Swan lake Community Center. 

Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival
Starts: 8-8-2015 Ends: 8-8-2015
The best of Victor Borge
Description:

Danish conductor, pianist and comedian Victor Borge brought music and humor into millions of homes first over the radio and then through television.  If you remember watching Victor, now's the time to enjoy him once again.  And if you've never seen Victor Borge, you're in for a treat.  On Thursday, August 13, the Miracle of America Museum presents The Best of Victor Borge.  This is a guaranteed night of laughter.  The presentation is free and begins at 6:30 pm.  Treats and donations are welcome. 

The best of Victor Borge36094 memory Lane
Polson, Montana 59860
Starts: 8-13-2015 Ends: 8-13-2015
Indian National Finals Tour Rodeo
Description:

The Indian National Finals Tour Rodeo sponsored by the KwaTaqNuk Resort and CSKT Tribes will be held August 20-22 at the Polson Rodeo Grounds.  The rodeo begins at 6:30 pm each night with live music following the rodeo.  Food and beverage concessions and other vendors will be on site.  There will also be a professional bullfighting competition each night following the rodeo performance.  The event has been voted Tour Rodeo of the year for the past three years.  

Indian National Finals Tour Rodeo
Starts: 8-20-2015 Ends: 8-22-2015
Northwest Montana Fair
Description:

With more than 100 years of tradition, the Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo offers three nights of PRCA Rodeo action, concerts, carnival rides and great food.  The Fair features a livestock show and sale and more than 6,000 exhibits showcasing the talents and passion of our regional residents.  Admission is $5 and seniors and children are admitted free.  The annual fair parade will take place in downtown Kalispell on Friday, August 21 at 10 am. 

Northwest Montana Fair 265 North Meridian Road
Kalispell, Montana 59901
Starts: 8-19-2015 Ends: 8-23-2015
Monte Dolack: Landscapes & Mythologies
Description:

The Bigfork Museum of Art & History presents a solo show of the celebrated Montana artist, Monte Dolack featuring his recent works as well as posters and lithographs from a 40-year career.  The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday in downtown Bigfork. Admission is free. 

Monte Dolack: Landscapes & Mythologies
Starts: 7-10-2015 Ends: 8-29-2015
A Night at the Museum - The Patriot
Description:

One day before National Patriot Day, the Miracle of America Museum will present the feature film "The Patriot" starring Mel Gibson.  Following the film, Museum Director Gil Mangels will dry-fire demonstrate a couple of Revolutionary War guns and explain some of the accessories used by the Minuteman/Continental soldier.  The presentation is free and begins at 6:30 pm.  Treats and donations are always welcome! 

A Night at the Museum - The Patriot
Starts: 9-10-2015 Ends: 9-10-2015
Polson Fly In
Description:

Chapter 1122 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will host the 17th Annual Polson fly-In on Saturday, spetember 12.  Admission is FREE.  The public is invited to join pilots for an exciting day of aviation activities starting with a pancake breakfast at 8 am.  Static displays, float planes, antique aircraft, experimental airplanes and homebuilts,  concessions and raffles.

Polson Fly In
Starts: 9-12-2015 Ends: 9-12-2015
Piecing Together a Changing Planet: Climate Change in America's National Parks
Description:

The Hockaday Museum of Art is pleased to be one of only ten museums chosen to host "Piecing Together a Changing Planet: Climate Change in America's National Parks".  The exhibit includes 26 art quilts created by 22 Florida artists that show how climate change is affecting our National Parks.  The show debuted at Biscayne National Park's Dante Facell Visitor Center Gallery on December 5, 2014. The opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Thursday, July 30 from 5 to 7 pm.  The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.  

Piecing Together a Changing Planet: Climate Change in America's National Parks 320 2nd Avenue East
Kalispell, Montana 59901
Starts: 7-23-2015 Ends: 9-12-2015