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 May 20 through October 14, 2017 at 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.
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. September 16 through October 31, 2017.
Rocky Mountain Friesian Horse Chapter
Friesian Horse Association of North America and the Rocky Mountain Friesian Horse Chapter invite you to attend the 2017 Judging of the Friesians. An event where the inspectors, judges and runners from the Netherlands fly to Kalispell to inspect the RMFHC Friesian horses. FREE admission. Judging begins at 9am to 3pm. Located at the Majestic Valley Arena, 3630 Hwy 93 N, Kalispell. 406-249-1651.
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.
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, 2017 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 on the 2017 event 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 2017 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 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
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.
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.
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.
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 annual run 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 Art.
Join in immediately following the run for a block party celebration on 4th Street West next to the Kalispell Brewing Company. Bring your running Bib to receive a discount on your (first) beer.
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.
The cost of this event is $15.00 with early registration and $20 for later. Discounts for teams of five or more. Please check the website for date and time details.
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.