The Hockaday Museum of Art presents “Open Space”

March 5 - April 18, 2015

The Hockaday Museum of Art presents “Open Space,” an exhibition by Alan McNiel, along with featured works by Theodore Waddell, March 5 – April 18, 2015.  Both displays feature Montana’s wide open spaces and four-legged inhabitants.

Spring Mack Days

March 20 - May 17, 2015

Toss in a line at the Mack Days Lake Trout Fishing Derby on Flathead Lake.
All it takes is one fish to win!  Up to $225,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded.

Mack Days

49th Annual Creston Auction and Country Fair

April 11 - 12, 2015

The annual Creston Auction & Country Fair, Montana’s largest spring event, draws thousands of buyers from Western Montana, Alberta and British Columbia.  Now in its 49th year, the event is a fundraiser for the all-volunteer fire department of Creston, a small farming community that boasts some of the richest soil and most beautiful views in North America.

The auction features a wide range of items large and small, from appliances and furniture to automobiles. boats, RV’s and farm equipment.  Food and beverage booths, a large craft fair, baked goods and a rummage sale make this event a family favorite.

The auction starts at 9am, Saturday and noon on Sunday.

Location:  Creston School and Eastside Grange Hall

Death by Chocolate Murder Mystery at the Conrad Mansion

April 24 - 25, 2014

Unravel the 14th Annual Death by Chocolate Murder Mystery staged in Montana’s most beautifully preserved 19th century mansion.  Enjoy chocolate fountains, fabulous food, wine and live music as you figure out who-done-it!

April 24 and 25, 7pm
Call 406-755-2166 for more information.

Tickets are available starting April 1st for this special event. $55 per person, $50 for members.

Tickets can be purchased at the Conrad Mansion Museum and these fine businesses:
Whitefish – Whitefish Gift and Gear, 229 Central Avenue;
Kalispell – The Bookshelf, 101 Main Street.

Montana Spartan Race

May 9 - 10, 2015

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 9 – The grueling Spartan Beast, 12+ miles, 25 obstacles
May 10 – The challenging Spartan Sprint, 3+ miles and 15 obstacles

Register today, early registration discounts available.

Arts in the Park

July 17 - 19, 2015

Don’t miss the 47th Annual Arts in the Park in Kalispell’s Depot Park. As Northwest Montana’s largest and longest running art and entertainment fair, Arts in the Park is a summertime favorite. This juried art show is a favorite for browsing and buying high quality jewelry, clothing, photography, paintings, pottery, glass and other artwork. This year’s festival will have over 100 booths with fine artists and craftsmen, along with wonderful foods and great entertainment. Children will enjoy fun, hands on art activities. Visitors of all ages will enjoy browsing the artistic creations of local, regional and national artists, watching exciting dance performances, listening to talented musicians and eating fabulous foods.

Arts in the Park is an annual benefit for the Hockaday Museum of Art. The complete weekend entertainment schedule and more information on the event will be available in July at

The Event at Rebecca Farm

July 23 - 26, 2015

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.

Northwest Montana Fair

August 19 - 23, 2015

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 21st at 10:00 am on Main Street in Downtown Kalispell.

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