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.
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 DrainageKollam-Theni Highway Changanassery
The Hockaday Museum of Art will participate in the Kalispell Art Walk on Friday, December 4. The Museum will offer free admission from 5 pm until 9 pm that evening. Visitors are invited to enjoy the exhibits including Wild and Free: Photographs of North American Wildlife. In the Gift Shop, 20 Montana juried artists have created unique and beautiful items that will be perfect for holiday gift-giving. And visitors are invited to tour the 2015 Winter Members' Salon and vote for their favorite work as part of the People's Choice Awards.
The parade starts at 6:30 pm and proceeds from the Post Office to Nucleus and Fifth Street. Santa always sets aside some time after the parade and will be available for kids to visit inside one of the warm buildings on Nucleus Avenue. After the parade, enjoy the lists displayed at the Holiday Village in Marantette Park.Columbia Falls Night of Lights 635 Nucleus Avenue
Columbia Falls, Montana 59912
Celebrate the coming holiday season in downtown Polson on Friday, December 4 from 4 to 7 pm and on Saturday December 5 from 10 am to 4 pm. There will be refreshments, special promotions, the art walk and entertainment. Santa will arrive with the lighting of the Christmas Tree at the Glacier Bank Drive-up.Lake County Parade of Lights301 Main Street
Polson, Montana 59860
Celebrate the holidays with Bigfork's annual parade starting at 6 pm, Saturday, December 5. Children will be able to visit with Santa after the parade.Bigfork Holiday Parade of Lights17 Electric Lane
Brixton, London United Kingdom
Following the annual parade, join Brach Thomson and Friends for their annual concert, "A Touch of Christmas". The performance begins at 7:30 pm. Brach will play rock, fusion, jazz, funk, blues and more to familiar Christmas favorites. Special guests include the Bigfork Playhouse Children's Theatre Choirs, Robin Gough and 5 & Holding. Tickets are $8.00 per person with all proceeds going to the Children's Theatre."A Touch of Christmas" Concert628 Cascade Avenue
Bigfork, Montana 59911
The Dandy Dudes and Dolls 4-H Club will present their annual 4-H Country Christmas Bazaar from 10 am to 4 pm, Sturday, December 5. Hand-crafted gifts, baked goods, local direct sellers, face painting and a chili/hot dog lunch will be available. Proceeds benefit the 4-H Club and the Creston Grange. The Grange is located just off Highway 35 across from the Creston School.4-H Club Annual Bazaar 190 Ermine Avenue
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49048
Works of art including ceramics, jewelry, drawings, paintings and photography created by FVCC students and faculty. The even will take place in the upper lobby of the Arts & Technology Building. Free and open to the public from 9 am until 8 pm.FVCC Student Art Sale Arts San Antonio
Guess who's coming to the Conrad Mansion! Santa will be at the Mansion on December 10 from 4 pm to 7 pm. Every child is welcome and will receive a small gift from Santa. Keepsake photos are available for purchase through Karen Weyer Photography. Photos are $10 each and reservations for photos are required.Children's Christmas 27 Birmingham Road
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 0AA
One of the most accurate movies portraying the events of December 7, "Tora-Tora-Tora" will be shown on Thursday, December 10 at the Museum. The film shows the events leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, "A day that will live in infamy", causing America's entry into WWII. The show begins at 6:30 pm and will be followed by a tour of related artifacts in the museum displays. The event is free, but treats and donations are accepted.Night at the Museum 1013 East University Boulevard
Tucson, Arizona 85719
The Port Polson Players will launch the first show of their 41st season with "Cheaper by the Dozen", a play based on the true story of the Gilbreth family and their 12 children. Shows will be on two weekends starting December 4 and running through December 13. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 pm with Sunday matinees at 2 pm. To make ticket reservations, call 883-9212 or visit www.portpolsonplayers.com."Cheaper by the Dozen"
It's all about ghosts, goblins, merriment and humbug! Set in the 1980's, this retelling of the Charles Dickens classic will have new life, new music, and 80s gnarly flair, a visit to his past in the 50's and several iconic 80's personalities. Tickets are $7 - $11 and are available online at www.bigforksummerplayhouse.com, at the door and at Electric Avenue Gifts in Bigfork.A Totally Awesome Christmas Carol 628 Cascade Avenue
Bigfork, Montana 59911
Based on the treasured Walt Disney film, "Mary Poppins" is the story of a mysterious nanny who magically appears in Edwardian London to care for Jane and Michael Banks. This family-friendly show features spectacular flying cast members, eye-popping sets and costumes, breathtaking dance numbers and beloved songs such as "A Spoonful of Sugar" and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious".
Sneak Preview on December 3 at 7:30 pm. Performances continue through December 20. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and $8 for students. Tickets can be purchased aththe box office, by calling 862-5371 or online at www.whitefishtheatreco.org."Mary Poppins" 75 Cleveland Avenue North
Merriam Park West, Saint Paul Minnesota
As the Hockaday continues its 14th year of exhibitions featuring artist members' works, the Museum is proud to announce the second of two displays held this year. Hockaday members who are also artists submit one piece of their recent artwork in the medium of their choice. The 2015 Winter Members' Salon promises diversity with a wide variety of media including glass, sculpture, pottery, textile and photographs in addition to paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic and dye on silk. Many pieces will be offered for sale at fixed prices with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Hockaday. Visitors are invited to vote for the Peoples's Choice Awards. Winners will be announced on November 28.2015 Winter Members' Salon
The Hockaday Museum of Art announces Wild and Free: Photographs of North American Wildlfe, an exhibit by Donald M. Jones, which will be on display starting November 12. The exhibit will feature hand-selected photographs of a wide array of animals and birds indigenous to North America. Each image represents a moment in time where Don was able to witness and capture a subject doing what he or she does in her routine of surviving another day. All images are printed on canvas and displayed with a gallery wrap. The Hockaday Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for college students. Students k-12 are admitted free.
Enjoy a great afternoon of music with friends in the beautiful lobby of the Bigfork Center. January's show features John Dunnigan and proceeds benefit the Community Foundation for a Better Bigfork and ImagineIF Libraries.Groovin' on a Sunday Afternoon at the Bigfork Center628 Cascade Avenue
Bigfork, Montana 59911
The January Night at the Museum will celebrate the birthdays of two Kings. The birthday of Martin Luther King will be celebrated through the showing of collectibles from the Museum's Black History displays while sharing some important quotes. The presentation will be followed by a showing of an early movie by the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis. Presentations begin at 6:30 pm and are always free, but treats and donations are welcome!"A Pair of Kings" 1013 East University Boulevard
Tucson, Arizona 85719
February is a month in which we celebrate a lot of birthdays including Thomas Edison, Abraham Lincoln, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ronald Reagan, Norman Rockwell, and George Washington. Attendees are asked to bring and share a favorite poem, quote or painting celebrating these and other great Americans. The presentation begins at 6:30 pm and is free and open to the public. As always, treats and donations are welcome.A Night at the Museum
March's Night at the Museum will feature a showing of the Academy Award-winning film "The Robe". Based on Lloyd C Douglas' novel, the 1953 movie stars Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature and Michael Rennie. The film and novel depict what happened to the Roman soldier who won Jesus' robe in a dice game. "The Robe" is also notable as the first movie filmed using CinemaScope. The presentation begins at 6:30 pm and is free to the public. Treats and donations are welcome!A Night at the Museum - "The Robe"