Events

Death by Chocolate Murder Mystery at the Conrad Mansion

April 28 - 29, 2017

Unravel the 16th Annual Death by Chocolate Murder Mystery staged in Montana’s most beautifully preserved 19th century mansion.  Enjoy chocolate desserts, fabulous food, wine and music as you figure out who-done-it!

April 28 and 29, 7-10 pm
Call 406-755-2166 for more information or visit www.conradmansion.com.

 


Montana Spartan Race

May 6 - 7, 2017

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 6 – The grueling Spartan Beast, 12+ miles, 30+ obstacles
May 7 – The challenging Spartan Sprint, 3+ miles and 20+ obstacles
May 6 & 7 – Spartan Kids Race, 1/2 – 1 mile

Register today, early registration discounts available.  www.spartanrace.com


Spartan Guinness World Record Burpee Event

May 6, 2017

If you can do a burpee we need you!

We will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for “Most People Doing Burpees at the Same Time. The Grey Court School in Richmond Upon Thames, UK, currently holds the record with 689 participants in September 2016.

Be a part of history and join us on May 6th at 6:00 PM, in Downtown Kalispell’s Depot Park .

Volunteers are needed as well to set up for the event and to verify the burpee counts. VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP

For more information contact Vonnie Day at (406) 758-2809 or vonnie@discoverkalispell.com.


Kalispell Farmers Market

May 20 - October 14, 2017

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.

http://www.kalispellfarmersmarket.org/


Bigfork Whitewater Festival 2017

May 27 - 28, 2017

Don’t miss the 42nd 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.

Learn more about the event and view lodging specials


Taste of Kalispell

June 22, 2017

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.  5:30pm – 9:00pm

For more information visit downtownkalispell.com


Glacier Half Marathon

June 24, 2017

Challenge yourself at the inaugural 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 event and register your spot today! Glacier Half Marathon

 


Symphony Pops Goes to the Movies!

July 7 - 8, 2017

Enjoy the annual Symphony Pops at Rebecca Farm. The world class equestrian facility located in the heart of Flathead Valley offering rolling lawns and spacious views, perfect for experiencing a program of popular contemporary and classical music.

Maestro John Zoltek taps his baton at 7:30 p.m. and the Glacier Symphony orchestra will perform popular movie music certain to get your toes tapping under the Big Sky.

Gates open 5:30 p.m. for picnicking; bring lawn chairs or blankets. Entry fee is per carload and carpooling is welcomed. More information is available at http://www.gscmusic.orgor call 406-407-7000.


49th Annual Arts in the Park

July 14- 16, 2017

The Hockaday Museum of Art is presenting the 49h Annual Arts in the Park, is the Flathead Valley’s premiere arts, crafts, and music festival held in Kalispell’s historic downtown Depot Park. Over 100 local & visiting artists and craftsman offer their unique and quality work for sale. Food and beverage vendors from around the Valley provide delicious treats, and live musical entertainment gives the festival a light mood. A spirited fair for all ages!

Arts in the Park is a benefit event for the Hockaday Museum of Art.
For more information visit website.


The Event at Rebecca Farm

July 20 - 23, 2017

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.

www.rebeccafarm.org


Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo 2017

August 16-20, 2017

NW Montana’s heritage and culture will come alive at the Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo. The 115 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 http://nwmtfair.com/.


Montana Dragon Boat Festival

September 9 - 10, 2017

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:  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/


Sweet Pickin’s Pumpkin Patch

September 16 - October 31, 2017

Sweet Pickin’s is a family-run pumpkin path with an array of charming fall attractions for all ages. Step into a whimsical, autumn dream-land where treasured memories are made. Bring your family and friends to escape into a world of adventure and play.

 


Pink Me Up! 1k/5k Color Celebration

October 7, 2017

The annual Pink Me Up! 1k/5k walk/run is a non-timed event with runners getting doused at several points along the course. It’s all about having fun with your friends and family while raising money for the Cancer Support Community and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle to remain cancer free.

Further details and how to sign up here.


Ghost Tours at the Conrad Mansion

October 19 - 21, 2017

Discover for yourself if spirits occupy the Conrad Mansion. Tours are led through rooms of the darkened Museum while hearing stories from staff and community members about their encounters with the Conrad family Spirits.

To make your reservations call (406) 755-2166. This tour is not recommended for children.

http://www.conradmansion.com/ 


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