Resilience: An Exhibition of Strength and Reverence

April 12 - June 2, 2018

Resilience: An Exhibition of Strength and Reverence will be on display at the Hockaday Museum of Art from April 12 through June 2, 2018. This Creative Indigenous Collective is focusing on the resilience of the artists cultures through time and is composed of artists Ben Pease, John Pepion, Louis Still Smoking, Gina Still Smoking, Robert Martinez, Lauren Monroe, and Holly Young.

17th Annual Death by Chocolate’ Murder Mystery

April 27 - 28, 2018

In a galaxy far, far away guests at this Out Of This World fundraiser become crime-solver when a murder occurs at the Conrad Mansion Museum. This years title is “Trek Wars – The Last Chocolate Crusade” and combines characters from Star Trek, Stare Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark. The evening begins with drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and lots of chocolate desserts. Then, a body is discovered and the clues will build up. Can you solve this murder mystery?

For more information on this event, follow the link to the Conrad Mansion Museum.

Montana Spartan Race 2018

May 5 - 6, 2018

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!

Race Dates:
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.

Bigfork Whitewater Festival 2018

May 26 - 27, 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

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.

Glacier Half Marathon

June 16, 2018

Challenge yourself at the Glacier Half Marathon while enjoying the beautiful scenery around Glacier National Park. The course runs along the east border of the park and is part of the National Park Half Marathon Series.

Don’t miss this 2018 event and sign up today! Glacier Half Marathon


Taste of Kalispell

June 21, 2018

This event will appeal to all of your senses when many local chefs, caterers, brew masters, wine makers, artists and musicians come together to give you a “Taste of Kalispell”.

More information available here.

The Big Shindig

June 23, 2018

Don’t miss the third annual Big Shinding. Check out a wide range of hot rod, classic, custom and unfinished cars from around the country. Live bands, BBQ and the Pin-Up Girl Polar Plunge competition will complete the entertainment.

Picnic In The Park

June 26 – August 21, 2018

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. through August 21, 2018.

Musical highlights available at Picnic In The Park. 


Thursday!Fest 2018

June 28 - August 30, 2018

Kalispell’s weekly summer street festival with live music, food vendors, artisan booths, kid’s activities and a beer garden. Thursday!Fest takes place on Second Avenue East between 1st and 2nd Streets East on the lawn of The Museum at Central School.

Downtown Kalispell

Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo 2018

August 15-19, 2018

NW Montana’s heritage and culture will come alive at the Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo. The 116 years of tradition will featuring three nights of PRCA Rodeo action, huge concerts, carnival rides galore, and great fair food. Join the fast paced excitement of Relay Races or the Demolition Derby. Further fair highlights include great local talents on stage, the Friday Fair parade in downtown Kalispell, Jr. Livestock show and sale, and more than 100 commercial exhibitors to shop. The heart of the NW Montana Fair is over 8,000 exhibits showcasing the interest, talent, and passion of our regional residents. From quilts to mini-horses, floriculture to rabbits, you’re sure to experience blue ribbon displays throughout the fair.

More details available at

2018 Montana Dragon Boat Festival

September 8 - 9, 2018

Join the fun at Montana’s 6th 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.

New this year is the Rocky Mountain Championship (RMC), an race division showcasing top dragon boat teams competing for the RMC medal.

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.

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