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.

Easter Festival

The Glacier Symphony and Chorale present an Easter Festival with three concerts April 6, April 8 and 9th.  The first concert is a Solo Piano concert featuring Georgian pianist Keteven Kartvillishvilli playing music by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Ravel and Rachmaninoff.  On Saturday, April 8, the concert will feature the Symphony and Chorale performing works by Mendelssohn and Lauridsen.  Sunday's performance will once again feature pianist Keteven Kartvillishvilli as well as the Chorale showcasing music by Berlioz, Liszt, Faure and Beethovan.  Solo Piano Night on Thursday is a free concert, however you can reserve your seat for this concert and the following two concerts by calling the GSC box office at 406-407-7000. 

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

Starts: 4-6-2017 Ends: 4-9-2017
Brash Winter Series Rodeo 2017

Western Montana's longest running Series Rodeo features bull riding, bareback, saddlebronc, team roping, tie down roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing.  The rodeo will run through April. Event dates are: February 3 & 4,February 17 & 18, March 3 & 4, March 17, March 31, Apri 1, April 14 & 15.  Competition begins at 7 pm.  Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 3 to 12 years.  

Location: Majestic Valley Arena 3630 US 93 Kalispell

Starts: 2-3-2017 Ends: 4-15-2017
Everything Fitz: Celtic Music & Dance

Some of Canada's finest musicians make up the family band of Everything Fitz.  With roots in the Canadian old-time fiddle tradition and Ottawa Valley step dancing, their unique stage show includes a variety of musical styles from traditional jigs and reels to jazz and swing and Celtic. The performance is scheduled for April 21 at 7 pm. 

Location: Polson High School Auditorium 1712 Second Street West Polson

Starts: 4-21-2017 Ends: 4-21-2017

Bigfork's greatest talent show is great fun for the entire family!  The show is scheduled for April 21 and 22 at 7:30 pm.  This show is a fundraiser for the Bigfork Playhouse Children's Theatre and ACES After School Program.  

Location: Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts Electric Avenue Bigfork

Starts: 4-21-2017 Ends: 4-22-2017
Free Night at the Museum - "Harry's War"

April's free Night at the Museum will feature the classic film "Harry's War", the story of a postal worker who quits his job to fight the IRS who had treated his Aunt Beverly unfairly.  Harry has to use a WWII halftrack (just like the one on display at our museum) to fight for justice.  The museum displays some of the actual movie props.  The presentation begins at 6:30 pm.  Admission is FREE, but treats and donations are always welcome.  

Location: Miracle of America Museum 36094 Memory Lane Polson

Starts: 4-27-2017 Ends: 4-27-2017
Taste of Bigfork

The annual Taste of Bigfork will be held on Sunday, April 30 from 2 to 5 pm in downtown Bigfork.  Stroll from venue to venue and enjoy wine, music and wonderful food from Bigfork restaurants.  This event is a fundraiser for Flathead Habitat for Humanity, Bigfork HS Wrestling and the Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce.  At 5:30, the world's greatest raffle will follow at the Garden Bar & Grill.  The raffle will feature many great items donated by Bigfork area merchants.  Tickets for the Taste of Bigfork are $40 per person.  

Location: Downtown Bigfork

Starts: 4-30-2017 Ends: 4-30-2017
FVCC Spring Concert Series

Starting in February, members of the Flathead Valley Community College faculty will present a free concert every month.  The first concert will be "Wai & Friends", featuring concert violinist Wai Mizutani. Concerts will begin at 7 pm on February 3, March 10, April 14, May 2 and May 3.  

Location: Room 139 Arts & Technology Building Flathead Valley Community College 777 Grandview Drive Kalispell

Starts: 2-3-2017 Ends: 5-3-2017
Night at the Museum

The subject of the May free Night at the Museum will be Guns, Guns, Guns, featuring a mixed media program including an historic tour and presentations by shooting sports groups.  The program begins at 6:30 pm.  Ad mission is FREE, but treats and donations are always welcome. 

Location: Miracle of America Museum 36094 Memory Lane Polson

Starts: 5-25-2017 Ends: 5-25-2017
Bigfork Piecemaker's 2017 Quilt Show

Beautiful quilts created by members of the Bigfork Piecmakers Quilt Guild.  The show will feature quilts of all sizes, quilt raffle, vendors, boutique and lunch available for purchase.  Free admission.  The show will be open Friday, 10 am - 5 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm.  

Location: Bethany's Ark Bethany Lutheran Church 8559 Highway 35 Bigfork

Starts: 6-9-2017 Ends: 6-10-2017
Montana Senior Olympics

The 2017 Montana Senior Olympic Games will be held June 15 through 17 in Polson, Pablo and Ronan.  The competition is open to all persons age 50 and above.  There will be medals awarded in 14 summer sports in ten age categories. For additional information and registration forms, visit www.montanaseniorolympics.org 

Location: Polson High School Ronan High School Salish & Kootenai College

Starts: 6-15-2017 Ends: 6-17-2017
"World's Fastest Indian"

Motorcycle enthusiasts will love the June Night at the Museum presentation.  "The World's Fastest Indian" is a film based on the life of Burt Munro who set numerous land speed records with his modified Indian Scout motorcycle.  The evening will also include a tour of the Indians in the Museum's motorcycle collection. The presentation begins at 6:30 pm and admission is free, but treats and donations are always welcome.  

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

Starts: 6-22-2017 Ends: 6-22-2017
Chamber Blast

The Polson Chamber of Commerce Annual Chamber Blast will be held on Saturday, June 24 at Big Sky Sporting Clays.  The event will begin with a shooters' safety briefing followed by the Sporting Clays Tournament.  A BBQ Lunch and Awards Ceremony will follow.  Cost is $110 per shooter or $330 for a three-person team.  Bring shotgun, eye protection and ear protection.  No experience is necessary!  Deadline for registration is June 17.  Contact the Polson Chamber at 418 Main Street for more information. 

Location: Big Sky Sporting Clays 42295 Irvine Flats Road Polson

Starts: 6-24-2017 Ends: 6-24-2017
"Murder at the Howard Johnson's"

All is fair in love? Even murder? That's the question posed by this light and funny suspense comedy about a love triangle that takes place in a Howard Johnson Motor Inn.  Who is plotting to murder whom?  Will they succeed? Performances are 8 pm Wednesday-Saturday and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets are $18 for adults and $17 for students and senior citizens.  Call 406-883-9212 or www.portpolsonplayers.com for reservations. 

Location: Theatre on the Lake Polson Golf Course Polson

Starts: 7-5-2017 Ends: 7-16-2017
"Pump Boys & Dinettes"

The Pump Boys sell gas on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the Dinettes run the Double Cupp diner next door.  Together they fashion an evening of music full of heartbreak and hilarity with performances on guitars, piano, bass and even kitchen utensils.  Performances are at 8 pm Wednesday through Saturday and 2 pm on Sunday.  For tickets & reservations: 406-883-9212 or www.portpolsonplayers.com.

Location: Theatre by the Lake Polson Golf Course Polson

Starts: 7-20-2017 Ends: 8-6-2017
"Death by Golf"

When an escaped convict, an anxious bride, a scheming new husband and a suspicious attorney all convene at Grandpa's house, it doesn't take Grandpa long to realize he had better reschedule his golf game.  This comedy and murder mystery is full of fun and plot twists.  Performances are at 8 pm Wednesday-Saturday with a Sunday matinee at 2 pm.  For reservations: 406-883-9212 or www.portpolsonplayers.com 

Location: Theatre by the Lake Polson Golf Course Polson

Starts: 8-10-2017 Ends: 8-27-2017