Bazaar and Craft Shows 2017
Little Red Truck’s Autumn Market at the Fairground
Sep. 29-30, Farm Style! Industrial! European! Repurposed! Handcrafted! … they gotcha covered.
Holiday Extravaganza 2017 at the Majestic Arena
Nov. 10-12, Stroll among hundreds of artisans & merchants
Vintage Whites Christmas Market 2017 at the Fairground
Nov. 10-11, A market full of whimsy & amazing vintage finds.
West Valley School Holiday Craft Show & Festival
Nov. 18 Kid Zone, 45+ Vendors with MT made merchandise, Raffle, Food Booth and Bake Sale.
ACF Christmas Show at the Fairground
Nov. 24-26, Crafts & artwork from locals for holiday gift-giving.
Glacier Symphony presents Gustav Mahler’s Titan and Invoke
This extraordinary concert features Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D minor called “Titan”. Mahler was to become one of the most influential composers of the 20th century and this symphony was startling and foretelling of his great works to follow.
The guest artists for this concert will be the young string quartet called Invoke currently in residence at the University of Texas in Austin. Invoke offers a unique blend of classical with more edgy modern pops oriented pieces. They also sing! in addition to a mini solo set, they will be featured in the Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra by 20th Century composer Benjamin Lees, an exciting work with a strong rhythmic profile.
Get your ticket available here!
Christmas at the Mansion
Enjoy the beautiful decorated Museum, along with a tow-story tree in the Great Hall and the Nativity scene, displayed in the Gazebo. No matter the temperature outside, the mansion will be warm and bright and beautifully decorated.
The 2017 Museum’s holiday season starts the day after Thanksgiving. More details on the Christmas tours available here.
Conrad Mansion Museum, 330 Woodland Avenue, Kalispell
The Hockaday Museum of Art Community Open House
The Hockaday Museum of Art expresses its thanks to the community by opening its doors with free admission and welcoming all to enjoy the current exhibitions.
View the current exhibitions, including Members’ Salon, Plein Air Paint Out 2017, and selections from the Hockaday’s permanent collection. Take a tour, register for classes/workshops, become a member or just shop for the Holidays.
November 25 is also Small Business Saturday. The Hockaday gift shop will offer 20% discount on select items and the first 25 guest in the Museum will receive a complimentary gift bag.
Members receive a 10% discount on their entire purchase from the Off the Wall Gallery.
Downtown Kalispell Art Walk
Start your holiday season with the annual Kalispell Art Walk & Holiday Stroll. This Downtown celebration will take place Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5pm to 9pm. Pick up your walking card the night of the event at most downtown participating businesses. Shoppers will get their cards stamped to be entered in a drawing for gift certificates. A minimum of twelve stamps will be required. Gift certificates can be used only at participating businesses. We look forward to seeing downtown Kalispell.
Elite Professional Bullriders Finals (EPB) 2017
It’s Bull Riding time in Kalispell Montana this December 1st and 2nd at The Majestic Valley Arena. The Top 30 cowboys of the Elite Professional Bull riders from five states are coming to the Flathead Valley to battle it out over two nights to see who will be crowned the EPB champion of the Finals. It’s Man against a 2000 lb beast with entertainment for the whole family. This is a show you don’t want miss. Get your tickets today.
Peter and The Wolf Polar Express Pops
Glacier Symphonies festive family holiday concert will feature the wonderful and timeless Peter and the Wolf interpreted by Noble Dance who will help bring the story to life with narrative dance. The concert also features a number of Christmas favorites including The Polar Express, Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson and more. As a special treat the Glacier Symphony presents the young harpist Brittany Barnes (from Whitefish) who will be the soloist for Handel’s Harp Concerto.
Brash Winter Series Rodeo 2017
Western Montana’s longest running Series Rodeo. Featuring bull riding, bareback, saddlebronc, team roping, tie down roping, steer wrestling, and barrel racing.
More information available here.
Skijoring at Rebecca Farm
Rebecca Farm is hosting its first skijoring competition on December 30-31. Skijoring consists of a horse pulling a skier through an obstacle course, while hitting jumps that range in size from three to nine feet high. Watch as competitors race for the purse up to $25,000.
For additional information on this event, click here.
6th Annual Upscale Hoedown
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the 6th Annual Upscale Hoedown, complete with lobster tail and slow roasted prime rib dinner, New Year’s toast, party favors, midnight lunch, live music and dancing to Canadian musician Trevor Panczak.
For reservations call (406) 751-5058 or KalispellSales@redlion.com
2018 Montana Pond Hockey Classic
The fourth 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 January 19th at Foys Lake in Kalispell. So grab your buddies, register a team and join us in “Bringing Hockey Back to the Basics!”
Montana Sportsman’s Expo 2018
The Montana Sportsman’s Expo features activities and exhibits for every imaginable sport in the great northwest outdoors – hunting, fishing, rafting, hiking, biking, horseback riding and more. There will be wildlife displays, live seminars, a kid’s fishing pond and 1,000’s of dollars in prizes and giveaways.
Montana Indoor Soccer Championship
The ball will be in play at the inaugural Montana Indoor Soccer Championships, March 2 – 4, 2018. Boys and girls teams, U12 – U19, from across the northwestern United States and western Canada will compete in the state’s first-ever indoor soccer tournament at the Flathead County Tradecenter on professional turf. The Montana Indoor Soccer Championships is an opportunity for players to extend their indoor seasons as well as prepare for their spring seasons.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Join the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce for the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade down Main Street through Historic Downtown Kalispell will begin 4 PM.
If you’d like to be in the parade, contact Parade Chairman, Mark Lalum.
Click here for entry form to print and mail to Mark Lalum (PO Box 579, Kalispell, MT 59903) or fax to 406-755-7478.
Symphony & Chorale Easter Festival
Join the Glacier Symphony and Coral for the Easter Festival, a 3-concert season finale weekend to celebrating spring with performances of sacred and secular music from the great choral and orchestral traditions. The magnificent programs in 2018 will consisted of music by Bach, Bruch and Haydn’s masterpiece “The Creation”.
For more details on the festival and tickets visit here.
A Run Through History
The 8th annual Run Through History begins at the Museum at Central School in Kalispell, travels through Woodland Park, passes the Conrad Mansion and continues by some of the other magnificent eastside historic homes. The conclusion of the race is at The Hockaday Museum of
This is a fun family event and runners, walkers & strollers are welcome to participate. Serious runners are invited to join the 10K and compete for age-group awards.
Registration is available online at RunSignUp.
Sponsored by the Kalispell Downtown Association, Business Improvement District and National Flood Services.
For more details on the run go to Downtown Kalispell.
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 5, 2018 — The grueling Spartan Beast, 12+ miles, 30+ obstacles
May 6, 2018 — The challenging Spartan Sprint, 3+ miles and 20+ obstacles
May 5 & 6, 2018 — Spartan Kids Race, 1/2 – 1 mile
Register today, early registration discounts available. www.spartanrace.com
Bigfork Whitewater Festival 2018
Don’t miss the 43nd Annual Bigfork Whitewater Festival. Participants come from around the world to compete in the festival that features extreme whitewater action and community-oriented fun. Spectators have front row seats for the event, with a scenic nature trail paralleling the north side of the Swan River. The last mile of the river is known as the “Wild Mile” a class IV section of whitewater.
The Herron Half: half marathon, 10K and 5K
June 3, 2018, 8 a.m.
Join Foy’s to Blacktail Trails for the annual Herron Half. Test your limits at Herron Park on the Half Marathon (13.1), 10K or 5K courses. These races are 100% on dirt and take some grit! More info at Run Flathead.