Montana's Flathead Valley
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Flathead Valley Events Calendar

Looking for an all-season vacation destination? Northwest Montana’s beautiful Flathead Valley offers many relaxing options any time of the year.

Chalk n' Rock

Bigfork turns over its village to the Chalk 'n Rock Festival for the first time this year.  The Festival is intended as a celebration of performance art, including both the visual art created on the streets and the auditory art created on the stage.  The Festival will be open to the public from 9 am to 7 pm on Saturday and from 10 am until 5 pm on Sunday.  Enjoy watching the artists at work on Saturday and view the spectacular results on Sunday. 

Starts: 9-20-2014 Ends: 9-21-2014
Flathead Valley LIVE on Stage

Flathead Valley LIVE on Stage kicks off their 75th anniversary season with a presentation by violin virtuoso Wai Mizutani and coloratura vocalist Idara Aguinagua and friends on Sunday, September 28 at 2:30 PM.  The artists will present a varied program from many musical genres.  An anniversary celebration reception will be held following the performance.  Single seat tickets and season memberships are available online at or at the door.

Starts: 9-28-2014 Ends: 9-28-2014
Ultimate Photography Vacation

The Bar W is offering an all inclusive package designed to be centered on photography. We are teaming up with the Triple D Game Farm to provide the perfect setting for a week of unparalleled photo opportunities. Montana's diverse terrain and wide variety of wildlife will certainly fill your photo album, but it’s more than taking pictures. This is a total package with three meals a day, lodging, horseback riding, skeet shooting, fishing, and all photo shoots included. After a full day of riding, fishing and photography, relax with our informal cocktail hour in the lodge by the fire. Or, if you prefer, loosen up those sore muscles in our hot tub before a homemade dinner you will not soon forget. So grab your camera and prepare to be awed.

Starts: 7-29-2014 Ends: 10-5-2014
Pink Me Up 1K/5K Color Celebration

Welcome to Flathead Valley's second annual 1k/5k color celebration, Pink Me Up! This 1k/5k walk/run is a nontimed event. It's all about having fun with your friends and family members to celebrate and honor the lives of loved ones who have experienced cancer and bring awareness about cancer to the valley. 

Grab your friends and family and spread the news about this fun event to everyone you know. This is the event of the year, and you need to be a part of it!

October 5, 2014 — Kidsports @2:00 p.m.

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What is a 1k - 5k color celebration?

The 5k color celebration focuses on you having FUN with your family and friends. It is a nontimed event — feel free to walk, run, and even stroll to the finish line. Whatever you do, just have FUN! 

What makes this different from a normal 1k/5k?

All participants start the race in a clean white shirt. At stations throughout the race, you will get doused in different hues of pink and other colors. By the end of the race, you will be a literal rainbow of recognition of your racing prowess. Celebrate with your fellow runners in a color party at the finish line. Prepare yourself for awesomeness.

Who can take part?

Anyone. ANYone. Kids, students, teens, adults, even grandma and grandpa. Bring everyone you know and celebrate life. Your involvement brings awareness to cancer and what you can do to help others learn about their options. 

A 5k sounds long. What if I don't want to go that far?

No problem! We've got a 1k, too! Don't worry about the distance, the point here is to enjoy your time with your friends and family and have FUN! 


Registration information

We want to make this very inexpensive so as many people can come out and take part as possible. 


Cancer survivors, Students, Seniors — $8

Individual adults — $18

Family (of 5) — $40

Each additional family member — $5 

Registration can also be done in person at The Summit or the KRH Foundation office. 

Registration closes on Thursday, October 2, at noon!

IMPORTANT: Register early, as only the first 3,000 people will be allowed to register. This WILL fill up quickly so be sure to tell your friends and family to register as soon as possible.

More information 

For more information, contact Cathy Lisowski at (406) 751-4507 or

You can also contact Krista Rufenach at (406) 751-4133 or

Starts: 10-5-2014 Ends: 10-5-2014

Opening concert of the season under the baton of John Zoltek.  The Symphony will perform Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique and Paganini's Violin Concerto in D minor.  Soloist will be Simone Porter who made her debut in September with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  Also on the program will be music by John Williams, Flight to Neverland from the movie Hook. 

Tickets are available online at or by calling the Glacier Symphony at 470-7000. 

Starts: 10-11-2014 Ends: 10-12-2014
Conrad Mansion Museum Opens with Historic Clothing Exhibit: “A Glimpse at Downton Abbey Era Fashions at the Conrad Mansion 1912-1923”
Conrad Mansion Museum announces a new historic clothing exhibit inspired by the
popular PBS series, Downton Abbey.  A
Glimpse at Downton Abbey Era Fashions
at the Conrad Mansion 1912-1923

opens May 15 and runs through October 15.

popular PBS series Downton Abbey
provides the backdrop for this year’s Historic Clothing Collection.  The series’ first season began with the
sinking of the Titanic in 1912 and its current season ended with the year 1923.
Following this timeline, the exhibit displays beautiful examples of women’s
fashions during this time period.

men’s fashions stagnated in the early twentieth century, women’s fashions
changed in three to five year increments. 
By 1912, women’s fashions had changed from the heavy stiff fabrics,
rigidly fitted corsets, and floor length skirts of the nineteenth century to lighter
fabrics, a looser fit, and ankle length skirts, a precursor of what we wear
today.  In 1912, etiquette required a wealthy
woman have a completely different ensemble for different times of the day and
for each different occasion during the day. 
By the end of World War I in 1918, the rules had loosened.  This exhibit begins in the morning and follows
the fashions worn for each time and/or occasion during that day, similar to the
costumes worn on Downton Abbey.

The Conrad Mansion Museum offers tours
Tuesday - Sunday from May 15 through October 15.  Tours on the hour begin at 10 am.  Last tour starts at 4 pm.

Cost for tours is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $6 for students, and
$4 for children.

The historic Conrad Mansion Museum is
located on Woodland Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets
East.  It is an outstanding example of
luxurious pioneer living and period architecture in the Pacific Northwest.  Charles E. Conrad, a founding father of
Kalispell, built the Victorian home designed by Spokane architect Kirtland
Cutter in 1895.  Ownership and occupation
of the shingle style 26-room mansion remained in the family until 1974, when
the Conrad’s youngest daughter, Alicia Conrad Campbell, gave the home and its
original family furnishing to the city of Kalispell to be maintained in
perpetuity as a historic site in memory of her parents.  Visit or call
406-755-2166 for more information.

Starts: 5-15-2014 Ends: 10-15-2014
Rhapsody in Brahms

The Glacier Symphony will perform Symphony No. 1 in G by Kalinnikov and Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat with guest pianist Roberto Plano.  Also on the program will be Williams

Tickets are available online at or by calling the Glacier Symphony at 470-7000.

Starts: 11-15-2014 Ends: 11-16-2014
Handel's Messiah

The Symphony and Chorus will celebrate the holiday season with Handel's famous Messiah.  Tickets are available online at or by calling the Symphony box office at 406-407-7000. 

Starts: 12-12-2014 Ends: 12-14-2014
The Mark of Zorro

The 1920's film starring douglas Fairbanks Jr. is set to an exciting orchestra score performed by the Glacier Symphony with Rick Friend, guest pianist and composer.  This is fun for the whole family! 

Saturday's performance will be in Whitefish at the Performing Arts Center and the Sunday performance in Kalispell in the Flathead HS Performance Hall.  Tickets are available online at or by calling 407-7000.

Starts: 1-24-2015 Ends: 1-25-2015
Splendid Reveries

The Glacier Symphony under the direction of John Zoltek will perform Symphony No. 1 Winter Dreams by Tchaikovsky and Williams' Raiders of the Lost Ark.  Guest violinist David Halen will join the orchestra in Dvorak's Violin Concerto in A. Tickets are available online at or by calling 407-7000.

Starts: 2-21-2015 Ends: 2-22-2015
Orchids in Spring

East meets West with this would-music concert featuring the Orchid Duo from Vancouver BC and the Symphony Chamber Ensemble. 

Starts: 4-11-2015 Ends: 4-12-2015

Sibelius' inaugural Symphony No. 1 in E will be performed by the Glacier Symphony, John Zoltek, conductor.  Bartok's delightful Piano Concerto No. 3 will feature guest pianist Clair Huangci.  Also on the bill will be Williams' Theme from Jurassic Park. 

Tickets are available online at or by calling 407-7000. 

Starts: 5-2-2015 Ends: 5-3-2015