Montana Spartan Race
Try obstacle racing at its toughest at the Montana Spartan Sprint. From beginner trail racers and mud run participants to hardcore warriors, tough guys and marathon runners, they all come out to test themselves on the insane obstacle races! Ninety-nine percent of all people who try this event will finish, and 100 percent will have their thirst for mud & trail racing fully satisfied!
May 7 – The grueling Spartan Beast, 12+ miles, 25 obstacles
May 8 – The challenging Spartan Sprint, 3+ miles and 15 obstacles
Register today, early registration discounts available. www.spartanrace.com
Kalispell Farmers Market
The Kalispell Farmers Market offers the freshest produce grown in the Flathead Valley as well as an array of locally made goods. Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the Flathead Community College campus, you’ll find local farmers selling everything from meat and eggs, fruits and vegetables to baked goods to native plants and trees. Also shop for handmade jewelry, pottery, soaps, paintings and many more creations by the region’s talented artisans.
“Celebrating 100 Years of Fashion 1868-1968” – at the Conrad Mansion Museum
If you have an interest in fashion, this tour is for you! The stunning clothing exhibit illustrates a century of changing fashion. The exhibit consists of 22 mannequins showing changes in shape of clothing worn by men, women and children from 1868 to 1968. Garments displayed along with silhouettes are linked to the history of the Charles E. Conrad family in Montana. Conrad, a young Civil War veteran, arrived in the Montana Territory in 1868 and moved to Kalispell in 1891. His family occupied the Conrad Mansion until 1968.
For more information visit conradmansion.com.
Thursday!Fest takes place on Second Avenue East between 1st and 2nd Street East, in front of The Museum at Central School. It’s a bit like a carnival that’s been crossed with a craft fair, a food court, a concert, and a “beer garden”. Thursday!Fest can be a lot like going to the old town square. The ages and professions are mixed from babes-in-arms to grandpa’s gawking. Old friends meet and new friendships form.
Fore more information and musical highlights visit there website.
48th Arts in the Park
The Hockaday Museum of Art is presenting the 48th Annual Arts in the Park, is the Flathead Valley’s premiere arts, crafts, and music festival held in Kalispell’s historic downtown Depot Park. Over 100 local & visiting artists and craftsman offer their unique and quality work for sale. Food and beverage vendors from around the Valley provide delicious treats, and live musical entertainment gives the festival a light mood. A spirited fair for all ages!
Arts in the Park is a benefit event for the Hockaday Museum of Art. For more information visit there website.
The Event at Rebecca Farm
A celebration of harmony and partnership between horse and rider, The Event at Rebecca Farm is held each year in the spectacular Flathead Valley. This world-class equestrian event is the biggest of its kind in the United States with more than 600 competitors, 350 volunteers, and over 20,000 spectators. In addition to the competition, a trade fair with arts and crafts is also offered with a wide range of food concessions.
7th Annual Crown Guitar Workshop & Festival
The Crown Guitar Workshop & Festival draws guitar lovers from all over the world for a week of soul-rocking music on the shores of Flathead Lake. What really makes Crown Guitar Workshop & Festival unique is the opportunity to hang out with top-notch artists. This year’s line-up includes Jim Messina, David Lindley, Dweezil Zappa, Julian Lage, SoloDuo, Gonzalo Bergara and others.
For more information or to register call (855) 855-5900 ext. 3 or visit crownguitarfest.org
Taste of Kalispell
A fun evening in historic downtown Kalispell showcasing many local restaurants, great wine and beer and music for your entertainment. With everything included in the price of admission, those attending will be able to sample a wide variety of food, drink, products and services. Located on the big lawn of the Museum at Central School, 124 Second Ave East, Kalispell. 5:30pm – 9:00pm
For more information visit downtownkalispell.com
Montana Dragon Boat Festival
Join the fun at Montana’s 5th annual Dragon Boat Festival as teams from Montana, across the U.S. and Canada compete. Watch teams consisting of 20 paddlers, a steerer and a drummer race to the finish in 46-foot-long Hong Kong-style boats.
See it here: http://vimeo.com/74341204
Enjoy live music, children’s activities and a Made-in-Montana vendor fair. Food and beverage vendors will be onsite.
Don’t miss this free event on Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River. The festival is expected to attract 3,000 spectators and 2,000 racers, drawing visitors from the Pacific Northwest and Canada, where the sport of Dragon Boat Racing has become increasingly popular.
Sponsored by the Kalispell Convention & Visitor Bureau and The Flathead Community Foundation.
Sweet Pickin’s Pumpkin Patch
Sweet Pickin’s is a family-run pumpkin path with an array of charming fall attractions for all ages. Step into whimsical, autumn dream-land where treasured memories are made. Bring family and friends and escape into a world of adventure and play.
Ghost Tours at the Conrad Mansion
Discover for yourself whether spirits exist in the Mansion. Tour rooms of the darkened Mansion while hearing stories from staff and community members about their encounters with Conrad family spirits.
Reservations are required. This tour is not recommended for children.
Contact Information: (406) 755-2166