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.

Riverbend Concert - Ashley Creek Ramblers

The Ashley Creek Ramblers, one of the valley's favorite groups, will bring the Riverbend Concert series to a close this Sunday, August 28.  The concert begins at 7 pm.  Bring your picnic and chair.  Tickets are $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for children. 

Location: Sliter Park Bigfork

Starts: 8-28-2016 Ends: 8-28-2016
Rumble in the Bay

Bigfork's annual car show, the Rumble in the Bay will be held in downtown Bigfork on Sunday, September 4, from 8 am until 2 pm.  This year has been dubbed the "Year of the Classic Truck" and organizers are looking for entries of as many classic trucks as possible.  Entries include classic cars, trucks and motorcycles.  There will also be food vendors, raffles, prizes and a Poker Walk. 

At the Ferndale Airfield,  more than 40 planes will be on display including war birds, helicopters and experimental planes.  There will be FREE parking at the airfield with a trolley service every half-hour to the Bigfork Rumble in the Bay.  

Location: Bigfork

Starts: 9-4-2016 Ends: 9-4-2016
Senior Tour & Tea Day

The Hockaday Museum of Art honors seniors age 60+ with free admission during Senior Tour and Tea Day, Thursday, September 8.  Complimentary coffee, tea and cookies will be served.  A docent-led tour will begin at 10:30 am.  

Location: Hockaday Museum of Art 302 Second Avenue East Kalispell, MT

Starts: 9-8-2016 Ends: 9-8-2016
A Timeless Legacy - Women Artists of Glacier National Park

A Timeless Legacy - Women Artists of Glacier National Park is an extraordinary exhibit featuring art by 27 of the nation's top women artists.  The exhibit will feature 75 new Glacier National Park-themed works including a mix of landscape, wildlife, Native American and Park subject matter.  

Location: Hockaday Museum of Art 302 Second Avenue East Kalispell

Starts: 8-13-2016 Ends: 9-10-2016
Encounters - Nancy Erickson

Livingston, MT artist Nancy Erickson is a nationally recognized fiber artist.  Her artwork recognizes the individual dignity of wild creatures, often juxtaposing them with people or human enviornments.  This exhibition features her large-scale, free-form textile compositions which were inspired by the cave art found at Chauvet Pont d'Arc and Lascaux in France. 

Location: Hockaday Museum of Art 302 Second Avenue East Kalispell

Starts: 7-28-2016 Ends: 9-10-2016
Montana Dragon Boat Festival

The fifth annual Montana Dragon Boat Festival will be held at Volunteer Park on the west shore of Flathead Lake.  The Park offers 190 feet of unobstructed Flathead lake shoreline with spectacular views of the Mission and Flathead Mountains.  The festival grounds spread along Lakeside Boulevard accommodating vendors, teams and additional activities.  Shops, restaurants and other Lakeside attractions are all within walking distance.  Races begin at 8:30 am Saturday and at 9 am on Sunday.  On Saturday evening, the Flathead Lake Dragon Bash dinner and concert will be held at the Red Lion Hotel in Kalispell.  

Location: Volunteer Park Flathead Lake Lakeside

Starts: 9-10-2016 Ends: 9-11-2016
Elizabeth Lochrie: Woman Alone in her Way

The Hockaday Museum of Art is proud to present a biography exhibit on Elizabeth Lochrie, one of the artists featured in the 2015 exhibition, A Timeless Legacy - Women Artists of Glacier National Park. Lochrie is celebrated for her incisive, well-observed, and affectionate portraits of Native Americans. Throughout her career, she painted more than 1000 portraits of people from the Native community, creating a unique historical record of Indian life.  Paintings from the Hockaday Museum's permanent collection will also be featured. 

Location: Hockaday Museum of Art 302 Second Avenue East Kalispell

Starts: 8-4-2016 Ends: 10-8-2016
Double Visions

The Hockaday Museum of Art announces Double Visions, an extraordinary exhibit telling the story of early Montana life through the art of Ron and Echo Ukrainetz.  The exhibition will be on display from September 15 through November 5.  Ron and Echo Ukrainetz will present a compelling visual interpretation of the unique history of Montana, using their two different perspectives and artistic styles.  The exhibition will cover broad themes, from the adventures of explorers like Lewis and Clark to the thrills of the famous wild west shows. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am until 5 pm.  

Location: Hockaday Museum of Art 302 Second Avenue East Kalispell

Starts: 9-15-2016 Ends: 11-5-2016