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.

INFR Flathead River Rodeo

The Indian National Finals Tour Rodeo is sponsored by the KwaTaqNuk Resort & Casino and the CSKT Tribes. Competition begins each evening at 6:30 pm.  Vendors, food and beverage concessions and music after the rodeo each night.  Voted Rodeo of the Year for the past two years!  

Starts: 8-21-2014 Ends: 8-23-2014
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
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
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