The Hockaday Museum of Art presents “Open Space”
The Hockaday Museum of Art presents “Open Space,” an exhibition by Alan McNiel, along with featured works by Theodore Waddell, March 5 – April 18, 2015. Both displays feature Montana’s wide open spaces and four-legged inhabitants.
Spring Mack Days
Toss in a line at the Mack Days Lake Trout Fishing Derby on Flathead Lake.
All it takes is one fish to win! Up to $225,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded.
Death by Chocolate Murder Mystery at the Conrad Mansion
Unravel the 14th Annual Death by Chocolate Murder Mystery staged in Montana’s most beautifully preserved 19th century mansion. Enjoy chocolate fountains, fabulous food, wine and live music as you figure out who-done-it!
April 24 and 25, 7pm
Call 406-755-2166 for more information. http://conradmansion.org
Tickets are available starting April 1st for this special event. $55 per person, $50 for members.
Tickets can be purchased at the Conrad Mansion Museum and these fine businesses:
Whitefish – Whitefish Gift and Gear, 229 Central Avenue;
Kalispell – The Bookshelf, 101 Main Street.
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 9 – The grueling Spartan Beast, 12+ miles, 25 obstacles
May 10 – The challenging Spartan Sprint, 3+ miles and 15 obstacles
Register today, early registration discounts available. www.spartanrace.com
Arts in the Park
Don’t miss the 47th Annual Arts in the Park in Kalispell’s Depot Park. As Northwest Montana’s largest and longest running art and entertainment fair, Arts in the Park is a summertime favorite. This juried art show is a favorite for browsing and buying high quality jewelry, clothing, photography, paintings, pottery, glass and other artwork. This year’s festival will have over 100 booths with fine artists and craftsmen, along with wonderful foods and great entertainment. Children will enjoy fun, hands on art activities. Visitors of all ages will enjoy browsing the artistic creations of local, regional and national artists, watching exciting dance performances, listening to talented musicians and eating fabulous foods.
Arts in the Park is an annual benefit for the Hockaday Museum of Art. The complete weekend entertainment schedule and more information on the event will be available in July at http://www.hockadaymuseum.org
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.
Northwest Montana Fair
Experience the excitement, heritage, and culture of NW Montana. With over 100 years of tradition, the NW Montana Fair & Rodeo comes alive each year in August featuring three nights of PRCA Rodeo action, huge concerts, carnival rides galore, and great food. Join in the fast paced excitement of Indian Relay Races or the Demolition Derby. Enjoy the squeals and thrills of Pig Wrestling as teams compete in the mud for the championship.
Other highlights include great local talents on the free stages, the fair parade in downtown Kalispell, livestock show and sale, and more than 6,000 exhibits showcasing the talents and passion of our regional residents. From quilts to mini-horses, floriculture to rabbits, you’re sure to see blue ribbon displays throughout the fair. Admission is only $5 and seniors or children are admitted free everyday!
The annual fair parade takes place Friday, August 21st at 10:00 am on Main Street in Downtown Kalispell.
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 Lee Ritenour, Dweezil Zappa, LA Guitar Quartet, Brett Dennon, Madeline Peyroux and others.
August 30 – September 6
Flathead Lake Lodge
Montana Dragon Boat Festival
Join the fun at Montana’s 4th 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.
Huckleberry 100 Bike Race
If scenery plays into your love for riding, the annual Huckleberry 100 offers the perfect mix of gritty challenge and breath-taking beauty, promising to be one of the most scenic cycling courses of 2015. Located in the backyard of Glacier Park, the Huckleberry 100 will take riders over a 100-mile course that winds through the most prominent towns and scenic byways of the Flathead Valley.
The Huckleberry 100 launches from downtown Kalispell, Montana. For riders who want to hit the road for a shorter stretch, this event will also feature a 50-mile ride, a 25-mile ride and a family ride. The Huckleberry 100 will undoubtedly be one of the premier summer events for cyclists in the Northwest.
7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, September 19, 2015
120 First Avenue East, downtown Kalispell
Cinch Bucking Horse Championships
If you like bull riding, you’ll enjoy the World Class Bucking Horse Association Battle of the Broncs Finals showcasing the best 4- and 5-year-old saddle broncs in North America. See future world champion bucking horses tangle with world class cowboys. There will also be barrel racing featuring our local talent, celebrity team roping, wife carrying contest sponsored by Coors, and a silent auction. Following the event will be an awards ceremony.
Majestic Valley Arena in Kalispell, 3630 Hwy. 93 North
October 3, 2015, 7 to 9pm
There are a limited number of VIP tickets available for $40, which includes food, beer and an opportunity to sit on the floor up close and personal with these amazing bucking horses. Other tickets are $15 / Adult and $8 / kids (6-12).