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.
Weekly Music and Food Festivals
Several weekly events allow you to experience what Kalispell is all about in the summer — fresh food, music and good company in one of the most picturesque places in Montana. Every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., dine alfresco from local food vendors while enjoying live music at Depot Park’s Picnic in the Park concert series. And on Thursdays from 5 – 8 p.m., head to the grounds of The Museum at Central School for Thursday! Fest, a festival of live music, kids activities, arts and crafts and food vendors — plus a beer and wine garden.
Montana Pond Hockey Classic
This second 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 20th, so grab your buddies, register a team and join us in “Bringing Hockey Back to the Basics!”
Foys Lake, Kalispell
Mountain Madness Airshow
See the USAF Thunderbirds at the 2014 Mountain Madness Airshow in Kalispell.
After a year of sequestration, the USAF Thunderbirds head back to the skies celebrating over 60 years of performing for people all around the world, displaying the pride, precision and professionalism of American Airmen. From supersonic-speed jets to gravity-defying aerobatic acts to wing-walkers, parachutists, and a host of on-the- ground- displays and activities, a day at the Airshow is a fantastic and memorable experience.
August 30 & 31, 10am – 5pm. Tickets available at www.montanaairshow.com
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 15th at 10:00 am on Main Street in Downtown Kalispell.
Montana Dragon Boat Festival
Join the fun at Montana’s 3rd annual Dragon Boat Festival team 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 2014. 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.
In addition to the bike ride(s) itself:
Pancake breakfast (think Huckleberry)
Live music and more!
7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, September 20, 2014
120 First Avenue East, downtown Kalispell