Events

Death by Chocolate Murder Mystery at the Conrad Mansion

April 25 - 26, 2014

Unravel the 13th 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 25 and 26, 7pm
Call 406-755-2166 for more information.   http://conradmansion.org

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:
Columbia Falls – Station 8, 38 Hwy 2 East
Bigfork – Persimmon Gallery, 537 Electric Avenue
Whitefish – Whitefish Gift & Gear, 229 Central Avenue
Kalispell – Bookshelf, 101 Main Street


Montana Spartan Race

May 10, 2014

Try obstacle racing at it’s 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!

Voted Best Obstacle Race by Outside Magazine, 2012

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


Summer Pops at Rebecca Farm

June 28, 2014

Enjoy the BEST NIGHT OF SUMMER at Summer Classical Pops at Rebecca Farm, on Saturday, June 28. The world class equestrian facility located in the heart of the Flathead Valley offers 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 a mix of contemporary and classical music certain to get your toes tapping under the Big Sky.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking; bring lawn chairs or blankets. Entry fee is $30 per carload and carpooling is welcomed. Picnic tables are available to rent for $35. Large tents will be provided and food, beer and wine will be offered for sale.   Call 406-407-7000 to reserve a table or for more information.

www.gscmusic.org


Arts in the Park

July 18 - 20, 2014

Don’t miss the 46th 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 http://www.hockadaymuseum.org

 


The Event at Rebecca Farm

July 24 - 27, 2014

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

August 13 - 17, 2014

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 15th at 10:00 am on Main Street in Downtown Kalispell.

www.nwmtfair.com


Huckleberry 100 Bike Race

September 13, 2014

If scenery plays into your love for riding, the annual Huckleberry 100 offers the perfect mix of gritty challenge and breath-taking beauty, promising to be one of the most scenic cycling courses of 2013. Located in the backyard of Glacier Park, the Huckleberry 100 will take riders through a 100-mile course that winds through the most prominent towns and scenic byways of the Flathead Valley.

Presented by Fresh Life Radio 91.3 FM, the Huckleberry 100 launches from downtown Kalispell, Montana. For riders who want to hit the road for a shorter stretch, this event will also feature a 50-mile ride, a 25-mile ride and a family ride. The Huckleberry 100 will undoubtedly be one of the premier summer events for cyclists in the Northwest and an awesome opportunity to support Christian radio! We look forward to seeing you there!

In addition to the bike ride(s) itself:
Pancake breakfast (think Huckleberry)
Live music and more!

7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014
120 First Avenue East, downtown Kalispell
http://huckleberry100.com/1.0/event/


Montana Dragon Boat Festival

September 13 - 14, 2014

Join the fun at Montana’s 3rd annual Dragon Boat Festival as more than 100 teams from around Montana, the US 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 1,200 racers, drawing visitors from the Pacific Northwest and Canada, where the sport of Dragon Boat Racing has become increasingly popular.

http://www.montanadragonboat.com/

Sponsored by the Kalispell Convention & Visitor Bureau and The Flathead Community Foundation.


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