Bigfork Summer Playhouse 2017
For their 58th season, the Bigfork Summer Playhouse offers a fantastic series of five rotating shows: The Marvelous Wonderettes, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Mamma Mia!, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and The Drowsy Chaperone.
In the late summer and early fall, the playhouse will finish their season with the musical extravaganza: Hits From the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s.
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.
Great Bear Festival
The Daybreak and Noon Rotary Clubs of Kalispell, Montana are excited to announce the first ever Great Bear Festival. Local residents and visitors will have the opportunity to taste local and regional beers, wines, and hard ciders. Local food vendors will also be on hand offering variety of culinary delights while Musicians entertain throughout the event. The Great Bear Festival will have something for everyone.
If enjoying a beautiful day and evening in downtown Kalispell wasn’t enough, all proceeds from the Great Bear Festival will go to support local and international organizations. Both Rotary Clubs actively participate in creating a better community in the Flathead Valley and globally.
More information on the Great Bear Festival here.
Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo 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
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.
Sweet Pickin’s Pumpkin Patch
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.
Bike Your Park Day
Explore Northwest Montana’s parks and public lands by bicycle with thousands of others throughout the country on Bike Your Park Day. September 30 is also National Public Land Day and free entrance day in Glacier National Park and Lone Pine State Park next to Kalispell.
Register your ride with Adventure Cycling for a chance to win the ultimate bike trip to Glacier here.
Pink Me Up! 1k/5k Color Celebration
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
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.
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 Museum’s holiday season starts the day after Thanksgiving. More details on the Christmas tours available here.
Conrad Mansion Museum, 330 Woodland Avenue, Kalispell
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!”