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.
The Hockaday Museum of Art expresses its thanks to the community for their continued support by offering free admission to the Museum on Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28 from 10 am until 5 pm each day. Visitors are welcome to view the current exhibitions, including Wild and Free: Photographs of North American Wildlife, an exhibit by world-renowned photographer Donald M. Jones. Also on display, the 2015 Winter Members' Sale featuring more than 100 participaint artist members showing one piece of their recent work. Holdiay shoppers wil appreciate the unique gift ideas presented by 20 juried Montana artists in the Museum's gift shop.
A cast of dancers will perform the annual holiday classic that has charmed sold-out audiences for 20 years. The sugar Plum Parade will be held after the 2 pm performance on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for children. Tickets can be purchased online at www.northwestballet.com or at the Kalispell Grand Hotel in Kalispell.The Nutcracker Ballet 628 Cascade Avenue
Bigfork, Montana 59911
The Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks Community Lecture Series will feature Leo Rosenthal, Fisheries Biologist for the South Fork discussing "Native Bull Trout in the South Fork of the Flathead Drainage. He will tell how the population of bull trout was cut off from Flathead Lake by Hungry Horse Dam more than 50 years ago, but it is now thriving in the South Fork Flathead drainage. Starting at 7 pm, the event is free to the public.Native Bull Tourt in the South Fork of the Flathead DrainageKollam-Theni Highway Changanassery
The Hockaday Museum of Art will participate in the Kalispell Art Walk on Friday, December 4. The Museum will offer free admission from 5 pm until 9 pm that evening. Visitors are invited to enjoy the exhibits including Wild and Free: Photographs of North American Wildlife. In the Gift Shop, 20 Montana juried artists have created unique and beautiful items that will be perfect for holiday gift-giving. And visitors are invited to tour the 2015 Winter Members' Salon and vote for their favorite work as part of the People's Choice Awards.
Celebrate the coming holiday season in downtown Polson on Friday, December 4 from 4 to 7 pm and on Saturday December 5 from 10 am to 4 pm. There will be refreshments, special promotions, the art walk and entertainment. Santa will arrive with the lighting of the Christmas Tree at the Glacier Bank Drive-up.Lake County Parade of Lights301 Main Street
Polson, Montana 59860
Guess who's coming to the Conrad Mansion! Santa will be at the Mansion on December 10 from 4 pm to 7 pm. Every child is welcome and will receive a small gift from Santa. Keepsake photos are available for purchase through Karen Weyer Photography. Photos are $10 each and reservations for photos are required.Children's Christmas 27 Birmingham Road
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 0AA
As the Hockaday continues its 14th year of exhibitions featuring artist members' works, the Museum is proud to announce the second of two displays held this year. Hockaday members who are also artists submit one piece of their recent artwork in the medium of their choice. The 2015 Winter Members' Salon promises diversity with a wide variety of media including glass, sculpture, pottery, textile and photographs in addition to paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic and dye on silk. Many pieces will be offered for sale at fixed prices with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Hockaday. Visitors are invited to vote for the Peoples's Choice Awards. Winners will be announced on November 28.2015 Winter Members' Salon
The Hockaday Museum of Art announces Wild and Free: Photographs of North American Wildlfe, an exhibit by Donald M. Jones, which will be on display starting November 12. The exhibit will feature hand-selected photographs of a wide array of animals and birds indigenous to North America. Each image represents a moment in time where Don was able to witness and capture a subject doing what he or she does in her routine of surviving another day. All images are printed on canvas and displayed with a gallery wrap. The Hockaday Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for college students. Students k-12 are admitted free.