Events

Kalispell Farmers Market

Saturdays through October 11, 2014

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.


Montana Pond Hockey Classic

February 20 - 22, 2015

This second 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 February 20th, so grab your buddies, register a team and join us in “Bringing Hockey Back to the Basics!”

Foys Lake, Kalispell
Register:   www.pondhockeyclassic.com/montana


Ghost Tours at the Conrad Mansion

October 3-4, 2014

Discover for yourself whether spirits exist in the Conrad Mansion.  Tour rooms of the darkened Mansion while hearing stories from staff and community members about their encounters with Conrad family spirits.  Tours begin at 7:00 pm and run every 15 minutes with the last tour starting at 9:00 pm.  Reservations required.

As a special bonus, Karen Stevens, author of three books, Haunted Montana, More Haunted Montana and Glacier Ghosts, Legends and Mysteries, will be in the Mansion’s Gift Shop after the ghost tours to sign copies of her books. Stevens grew up in a haunted house and has been fascinated by ghosts ever since. In Haunted Montana, Karen tells of her visit to the Mansion several years ago. What ghostly activity did she experience?

Tickets are $15 per person, $13 for members.  Not recommended for children.  www.conradmansion.com


Cinch Bucking Horse Championships

October 4 - 5, 2014

If you like bull riding, you’ll enjoy the World Class Bucking Horse Association Battle of the Broncs Finals! The best 4- and 5-year-old saddle broncs in North America. Come see future world champion bucking horses and the best of the best world class cowboys. There will also be barrel racing featuring our local talent, celebrity team roping, wife carrying contest sponsored by Coors, and a silent auction. Following the event will be an awards ceremony.

The Cinch Bucking Horse Championships take place at the Majestic Valley Arena in Kalispell (3630 Hwy. 93 North).

7 – 9 p.m., October 4, 2014 1 – 3 p.m., October 5, 2014
There are a limited number of VIP tickets available for $40, which includes food, beer and an opportunity to sit on the floor up close and personal with these amazing bucking horses. Other tickets are $15 / Adult and $8 / kids (6-12).
http://www.worldclassbuckinghorseassociation.com


A Run Through History

October 4, 2014

The 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 where there will be an awards ceremony and a free community BBQ sponsored by Local 768 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

This is a fun family event and runners, walkers & strollers are welcome to participate in the 5k. Serious runners are invited to join the 10K which begins at 10:00 followed by the 5k at 10:15.

The cost of this event is $15.00 if registered online prior to September 29 or paper registration is postmarked by September 29. Registration is $20.00 after September 29.

Registration on the date of the event begins at 8:30 – 9:30 AM with the 10K race starting at 10:00 AM and 5K race starting at 10:15 AM.

Sponsored by the Kalispell Downtown Association, Business Improvement District and National Flood Services

https://runsignup.com/Register/?raceId=12235


Christmas Tours at the Conrad Mansion

November 28-December 27, 2014

Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at the Conrad Mansion.  A brilliant two-story Christmas tree presides in the Great Hall and the house sparkles in holiday finery just as it did when the Conrad Family lived there.  Mrs. Conrad loved the holiday season and the mansion staff happily continues her tradition by sharing the spirit of Christmas with visitors.

Tours run Fridays and Saturdays, November 28 through December 27, 11am, 1pm and 3pm.  Sunday Tours available for groups by special arrangement.

Tickets $10 adults, $9 seniors, $6 students, $4 children.  Reservations required.

Call 406-755-2166.  http://www.conradmansion.com

 


Montana Spartan Sprint

May 9 - 10, 2015

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!

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.  www.spartanrace.com


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