Events

Taste of Kalispell

September 3, 2015

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.  5:00pm – 9:00pm


Crown Guitar Workshop & Festival

August 30 - September 6, 2015

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
http://crownguitarfest.org/


Montana Dragon Boat Festival

September 12 - 13, 2015

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.

http://www.montanadragonboat.com/

Sponsored by the Kalispell Convention & Visitor Bureau and The Flathead Community Foundation.


Huckleberry 100 Bike Race

September 19, 2015

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
http://huckleberry100.com/1.0/event/


Flathead Celtic Festival

September 19, 2015

A celebration of heritage of the seven Celtic Nations; Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Galicia and Brittany.  Enjoy music and bag piping, Highland games, wares, food, dancing, kids’ activities, history of the clans and the story of Celtic tradition in the Flathead Valley.

Herron Park, 9am to 8pm

Flathead Celtic Festival

 


Downtown Kalispell Art Walk

December 4, 2015

Start your holidays on a happy note at the popular Kalispell Art Walk and Holiday Stroll.  Visit downtown Kalispell’s art studios, galleries, shops and local eateries. Get unique gift ideas and start your holiday shopping. Fun and free refreshments abound!

5:00 to 9:00pm
Historic Downtown Kalispell


First Night Flathead 2016

December 31, 2015 - January 1, 2016

The 17th Annual Celebration of this Community New Year’s Eve Gala, FNF 2016 offers the largest variety of performing artists at a single event on a single night anywhere in the Valley.  This non-alcoholic family-oriented event is guaranteed to please everyone – kids, teens, adults and seniors.

FREE Family Activities at the Kalispell Center Mall from 1 PM to 4 PM:  Face Painting, Hula Hooping, Hat Decorating, Games, Bracelet Making, FNF Commencement Parade and more!

The evening’s performances take place at 12 venues in downtown Kalispell and feature 35 artists.  Visit the FNF website for all information on Sponsorship, Volunteering and the 2016 Performance Schedule.   www.firstnightflathead.org


2016 Montana Pond Hockey Classic

February 19 -21, 2016

The third annual Montana Pond Hockey Classic brings three days of competition spread across multiple rinks under the big Montana sky. Dedicated to bringing a premiere pond hockey tournament to the region, the Pond Hockey Classic has partnered with the Kalispell Convention and Visitor Bureau to host this weekend festival of all things hockey. The puck will drop February 19th, so grab your buddies, register a team and join us in “Bringing Hockey Back to the Basics!”

Foys Lake, Kalispell


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