Flathead Valley Events Calendar

Imagine schussing down fresh powder with a valley vista at your feet. Or peaceful cross-country skiing in Glacier National Park. Or exploring mountain landscapes by snowmobile.

Spring and summer may find you discovering natural wonders at state parks, hiking on trails as gentle or challenging as you like, swimming and boating on the Flathead’s many lakes, and reliving bygone days at historic lodges. Autumn brings colorful landscapes, crowd-free touring, and the freshest of nature’s bounty from local farms.

Spice up your vacation with good food and entertainment. Any evening you can enjoy fine dining at one of the Flathead’s top restaurants, which often serve locally grown meat and produce. You’ll find live theater and music nearby.

Experience the seasonal beauty and grandeur of the Flathead with one or more of the vacation specials detailed below. Members of the Flathead Convention & Visitor Bureau offer lodging and recreational packages and discounts to fit just about any budget.

2015 Summer Members' Salon: An Exhibition of Artist Member Works
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As the Hockaday begins the 14th year of exhibitions featuring artist members' works, the Museum is proud to announce that there will be two displays of this type held each year.  The 2015 Summer Members' Salon is the first of its kind.  It will open on July 30 and run through September 5.  Hockaday members who are artists, submit one piece of their recent artwork in the media of their choice.  The result is a wide variety of media that includes glass, sculpture, pottery, textile, photography, jewelry and paintings using oil, watercolor, acrylic, and dye on silk.  Many pieces will be offered for sale at fixed prices with a percentage of the gross going to benefit the Hockaday. 


The Hockaday Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.  Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors.  College students with ID are $2 and students k-12 are free. 

2015 Summer Members' Salon: An Exhibition of Artist Member Works320 2nd Avenue East
Kalispell, Montana 59901
Starts: 7-30-2015 Ends: 9-5-2015
A Night at the Museum - The Patriot
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One day before National Patriot Day, the Miracle of America Museum will present the feature film "The Patriot" starring Mel Gibson.  Following the film, Museum Director Gil Mangels will dry-fire demonstrate a couple of Revolutionary War guns and explain some of the accessories used by the Minuteman/Continental soldier.  The presentation is free and begins at 6:30 pm.  Treats and donations are always welcome! 

A Night at the Museum - The Patriot36094 Memory Lane
Polson, Montana 59860
Starts: 9-10-2015 Ends: 9-10-2015
Polson Fly In
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Chapter 1122 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will host the 17th Annual Polson fly-In on Saturday, spetember 12.  Admission is FREE.  The public is invited to join pilots for an exciting day of aviation activities starting with a pancake breakfast at 8 am.  Static displays, float planes, antique aircraft, experimental airplanes and homebuilts,  concessions and raffles.

Polson Fly In 447-539 Irvine Flats Road
Polson, Montana 59860
Starts: 9-12-2015 Ends: 9-12-2015
Piecing Together a Changing Planet: Climate Change in America's National Parks
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The Hockaday Museum of Art is pleased to be one of only ten museums chosen to host "Piecing Together a Changing Planet: Climate Change in America's National Parks".  The exhibit includes 26 art quilts created by 22 Florida artists that show how climate change is affecting our National Parks.  The show debuted at Biscayne National Park's Dante Facell Visitor Center Gallery on December 5, 2014. The opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Thursday, July 30 from 5 to 7 pm.  The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.  

Piecing Together a Changing Planet: Climate Change in America's National Parks 320 2nd Avenue East
Kalispell, Montana 59901
Starts: 7-23-2015 Ends: 9-12-2015
Festival of Flavors: Grand Wine Tasting
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Flathead Valley Community College will present the "FVCC Festival of Flavors: Grand Wine Tasting" featuring 200 wines, local cuisine, live music by Mama Jazz Erica von Kelist and her Stumptown Po Boys, silent and live auctions.  The event begins at 6 pm.  Tickets are $100 per person.  

Festival of Flavors: Grand Wine Tasting 2026 Daniel Stuart Square
Woodbridge, Prince William County United States
Starts: 10-3-2015 Ends: 10-3-2015
Sixth Annual Mountain Brook Quilt & Craft Market
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The Sixth Annual Mountain Brook Quilt & Craft Market will feature the work of some of the areas finest quilters and crafters including a wide assortment of quilts from baby quilts in soft flannels, to lap robes and wall hangings and hand-quiled and hand-embroidered full-sized quilts.  There will also be an array of home decor items, fall and holiday decor items, knitted and quilted bags and accessories, gift items and fine art.  A Pantry section will feature home-baked goods and preserves. Some members of the cooperative will also take a limited number of special orders, many of which can be delivered in time for Christmas.  Hours are 10 am to 6 pm on Friday and 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday. 


To reach the Mountain View Mennonite Church, take Highway 35 to Mennonite Church Road. 

Sixth Annual Mountain Brook Quilt & Craft Market795 Mennonite Church Road
Kalispell, Montana 59901
Starts: 10-2-2015 Ends: 10-3-2015
Comparisons Between Northern Rockies Wolf Recovery and Mexican Wolf Recovery
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Former Wolf Management Specialist for MT Fish Wildlife and Parks, Kent Laudon, now US Fish and Wildlife Service Supervisory Biologist, Alpine, Arizona will provide a fascinating look at wolf recovery in the Northern Rockies and efforts to recover the Mexican Wolf in the southwestern US. The presentation begins at 7 pm and is free and open to the public.  

Comparisons Between Northern Rockies Wolf Recovery and Mexican Wolf RecoveryKollam-Theni Highway Changanassery
Kottayam, India
Starts: 11-5-2015 Ends: 11-5-2015
Featured Works by Marshall Noice
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The Hockaday Museum of Art announces "Featured Works by Marshall Noice", an oil painting exhibit by the well-known Kalispell artist.  The exhibit will be on display from September 17 through November 7.  Works explore the representation of trees derived from digital photographs.  The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm. 

Featured Works by Marshall Noice 320 2nd Avenue East
Kalispell, Montana 59901
Starts: 9-17-2015 Ends: 11-7-2015
Native Bull Tourt in the South Fork of the Flathead Drainage
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The Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks Community Lecture Series will feature Leo Rosenthal, Fisheries Biologist for the South Fork discussing "Native Bull Trout in the South Fork of the Flathead Drainage. He will tell how the population of bull trout was cut off from Flathead Lake by Hungry Horse Dam more than 50 years ago, but it is now thriving in the South Fork Flathead drainage.  Starting at 7 pm, the event is free to the public.

Native Bull Tourt in the South Fork of the Flathead Drainage17421 Highway 12F
Dexter, Jefferson County United States
Starts: 12-3-2015 Ends: 12-3-2015