St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Kalispell St. Patricks Day Parade

The Kalispell Chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Flathead Celtic Festival are back and ready to spread Irish cheer again by hosting the St. Patrick’s Day parade on Main Street Kalispell. On Thursday, March 17, 2022, starting at 4pm, head on over to Main Street in Kalispell for a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebration. Parade Goers will get to experience a lot of fun that will include treats for the kids, beautiful floats, music from bag pipes, great costumes and so much more.

Kalispell Chapter of Ancient Order of Hibernians Logo & St. Patrick's Day Parade

About the Kalispell Chapter of Ancient Order of Hibernians

The Ancient Order of Hibernians is America’s oldest Irish Catholic Fraternal Organization. Active across the United States, The Order seeks to aid the newly arrived Irish, both socially and economically. The Kalispell Ancient Order of Hibernians is working with their team on a grand float for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Learn more – HERE.

Flathead Valley Festival & Games Logo

About Flathead Valley Celtic Festival

The Flathead Celtic Festival is an organization dedicated to promoting, preserving, and exposing our community to Celtic culture for the educational benefit of the people in this region and its visitors. We provide education by providing locals and visitors to music, dance, history, ancestry, language, food, crafts, and traditional athletic events in public venues as well as utilizing the corporation’s website to provide facts, statistics, and other related data on Celtic Nations. Learn more – HERE.

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Not Your Sweetheart Comedy Special

Not Your Sweetheart Comedy Special

Have you been running low on your comedy and laughter daily doses? On Friday, February 11, 2022, Vick Barbolak is coming to the Majestic Valley Arena for the Not Your Sweetheart Comedy Special. This will be the perfect way to spend your Valentine’s Day Weekend. Make it a date night or simply come on out with friends and family. This will be one of the best ways to start your weekend fun. 

Not Your Sweetheart Comedy Special Details

Date and time
Fri, February 11, 2022, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM MST

Location
Majestic Valley Arena, 3630 U.S. 93, Kalispell, MT 59901

Tickets
$15-$250

Buy Your Tickets – HERE

 

 

About Vicki Barbolak

Vicki Barbolak is one of America’s funniest comedians. She was a fan favorite and top 10 finalist on Season 13 of America’s Got Talent on NBC. Vicki was also featured on the 2019 AGT Champions show. Supporting act Jackie Rapetti is a talented up and coming comedian who has taken the Montana comedy scene by storm!! There will be several other Local and Regional comedians on this show.

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35th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

35th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

There is something so wonderful about chocolate…it’s sweet and apparently some dark chocolates have health benefits. Since the experts have spoken, it is very important that we take care of ourselves by enjoying lots of great chocolate. The 35th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza is taking place on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 5pm at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kalispell, Montana.

35th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

35th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza Details

The evening will be filled with fun for everyone – family, friends and neighbors. There will be dancing, drinks dinner and CHOCOLATE.  There will even be a chocolate extravaganza signature cocktail. The Glacier Ballroom doors open at 5:30pm with Dinner and Events beginning at 6:30pm until 9:30pm. Tickets for this event are $60 for adults and $40 for kids ages 14-18 years of age. A cash bar will also be available. The dinner menu includes Mixed Green Salad, Roasted Sliced Beef Sirloin with a Worcestershire Demi Glaze,  Roasted Natural Chicken Breast with Truffle Veloute, and selected potato, rice and vegetables.  Get your Tickets – HERE.

Guests can also stay at the hotel with the following FCRW Chocolate Extravaganza room specials:

FCRW Chocolate Extravaganza Hotel Room Rate Taxes and Fees
Standard King $98.12
Double Queen $108.12
King Jr. Suite $118.12
Rates also include Complimentary Signature Continental Breakfast Vouchers, valued at $10.00 each up to (2) per room. (Weekend before Valentine’s Day)

Flathead Country Republic Women are the organizers of this wonderful event. Their mission to elect state and local Republican candidates who support fewer taxes, less government, and more individual freedom. The group meets the 3rd Monday of each month at noon. For more information go to www.fcrwomen.org.

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New Year’s Celebration at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

New Year’s Celebration at The Lodge

What are your plans for New Year’s Eve celebrations? Why not start the celebration with dinner in the The Lodge at Whitefish Lake Dining Room, then ring in the New Year with live music with Jameson & The Sordid Seeds at 9pm in the Bar and a balloon drop and fireworks at midnight?

The Lodge at Whitefish Logo with Eric Alan

New Year’s Celebration at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake Details

If you are looking to enjoy ringing in the New Year, head over to The Lodge at Whitefish Lake. You can start with dinner, then enjoy live music with Jameson & The Sordid Seeds starting at 9pm with a Balloon drop and fireworks at midnight. Holiday dinner reservations strongly suggested 406.863.4040. Learn more – HERE.

Jameson & The Sordid Seeds Logo

About Jameson and The Sordid Seeds

Jameson and The Sordid Seeds is a rock/reggae/blues/soul powerhouse known for its electric live performances and captivating song writing. Hailing from Whitefish, Montana, they have developed a solid following throughout the Western United States. Learn more – HERE.

About The Lodge at Whitefish

Inspired by the grand lodges of the past, with all the conveniences of the present, The Lodge brings a sense of leisure and grace to the Montana travel experience. Surrounded by mountains with the pristine waters of Whitefish Lake at our back door, and all the amenities of a full-service resort hotel, The Lodge provides the perfect location for your next visit to Whitefish and northwest Montana. Learn more – HERE.

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New Years Eve Party with Tommy Edwards!

New Years Eve Party with Tommy Edwards!

What are you doing for New Year’s in Bigfork, Montana? Why not head over to the Buffalo Saloon and Casino for a live concert with Tommy Edwards?

“Once the old Swan River Schoolhouse, Buffalo Saloon, Lodge, Casino and Restaurant is recognized as one of Bigfork’s most distinct locations with comfortable Lodging, historic Saloon, exciting Casino and fresh Grill Restaurant.”  

Tommy Edwards

New Years Eve Party with Tommy Edwards Details

The party will begin at 8pm on December 31, 2021, and ring in the New Year on January 1, 2022. The event and entertainment are free and there will be lots of great drink and food specials to keep everyone having a great time as we cross over to the 2022 new year. Learn more about the event – HERE

About Tommy Edwards

Tommy Edwards is a singer and songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. In 2012, he moved to Montana and is raising his two girls with his wife in Montana. He performs across the state in weddings, private parties and special events. Learn more – HERE

“I am, and will forever be eternally grateful for the support I have received from the Flathead Valley, giving me the ability to support my family performing full-time.”

 

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Y2K22 – END OF 2021

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RING IN THE NEW YEAR AND SAY GOODBYE TO 2021 AT THE FLATHEAD VALLEY’S MOST EPIC NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY – Y2K22 !!!!

Are you ready to the end the year 2021 with a bash?  Chihuahua Beats presents Y2K22 featuring Nick Ferrington, MT Souls, JAAK and lots more fun at The Bierstube at Whitefish Mountain Resort in Whitefish, Montana. Starting at 8pm on Friday, December 31, 2021 until 2am on New Year’s Day, let’s end the year well and start the year correctly at Y2K22. There will be pre-party fireworks at 6pm, complimentary Hors D’oeuvres, photo booth, Champagne Toast at Midnight, Free Party Swag with entry, and an epic Countdown into The New Year! Call your friends and make plans for the 2022 cross over to the New Year. Tickets are $30 per person – Get them – HERE!

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MT Souls – https://soundcloud.com/mtsouls

Y2K22

Y2K22
AN END-OF-THE-YEAR SPECTACULAR!

FEATURING:
Nick Ferrington
(House & Open Format)

MT Souls
(Live Hip Hop)

JAAK
(Party Jams & Throwbacks)

PLUS:
– Pre-Party Fireworks at 6:00 pm!
– Complimentary Hors D’oeuvres
– Photo Booth!
– Champagne Toast At Midnight!
– Free Party Swag w/ Entry!
– Epic Countdown Into The New Year!

FRIDAY, 12/31/2021
THE BIERSTUBE
@ WHITEFISH MOUNTAIN RESORT
8:00pm
AGES 21+

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT:
www.montanaravers.com

OR IN-PERSON (with NO FEES!) AT THE BIERSTUBE.

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It’s Christmas Tree Time!

Montana Christmas Tree

It’s the most wonderful time of year, especially in Montana, when the first flurries of snow start to fall down from the sky. The weather is not too cold and definitely not too hot, but perfect for a hot cup of cocoa with marshmallows on top. Now that Thanksgiving has past, for many households it is time to put up the Christmas Tree. Pull out the Christmas Tree stand, find the tree skirt and all of the ornaments and of course purchase some more of the ornament hooks, where they go we’ll never know. So, in Montana, the real question is do you purchase a Christmas Tree or do you go and get your own?  

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree – Cutting Down Your Own

Before you head out to the parks and find the perfect Christmas Tree, you actually will need to get a permit. You can actually cut down up to three trees from Thursday, October 14, 2021 through Friday, December 31, 2021, if you get a Flathead National Forest Christmas Tree Permit. You can get your permit online – HERE – but it will cost a service fee of $2.50, but if you go to any National Forest Office, you can get a permit without the service fee. In Kalispell, you can go to the Flathead National Forest Supervisor’s Office located at 650 Wolfpack Way, Kalispell, MT 59901. Click HERE to see all locations.  

It is very important to make sure that you go to the right place to select your Christmas Tree. If you are unsure of the Forest boundary, maps showing ownership are available at Flathead National Forest offices – Click HERE. Do not cut on private land, in wilderness areas, designated campgrounds, or existing tree plantations.

Did you know that you can actually help the forest by cutting down your own Christmas Tree? “Christmas trees cut to thin overcrowded stands can be beneficial. As young stands of trees mature, they are constantly competing for more space. By cutting your Christmas tree from dense groups around the more vigorous trees, the remaining trees will grow faster to make our future forest,” according to the Forest Service.  Tree species that are prohibited from harvesting for Christmas trees: whitebark pine, white pine, western red cedar. 

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https://www.recreation.gov/

Need to Know
Where to Cut Your Tree

  • Your permit allows you to cut Christmas trees on National Forest land in Montana and Northern Idaho.
  • Do not cut on private land, in wilderness areas, designated campgrounds, or posted timber sales.
  • Please cut your Christmas tree from an overcrowded stand of trees in meadows.
  • Do not cut trees within 100 feet of main roads, streams, or recreation sites.

Selecting Your Tree
Each forest has limitations on the size of the tree you can cut and the species of trees that are permitted. See below to help you measure and choose a tree that meets your permit’s guidelines.

  • Tree Height: 12 feet maximum.
  • Stump height: 6 inches maximum. Remove and scatter all limbs from the portion of the tree you leave behind.
  • No cutting of 5 needle pines. (i.e. 5 needles in one cluster)
  • Take the whole tree. Do not remove the top of the tree; cut down the entire tree.

If snow is on the ground, remove it from around the stump so you can accurately measure the stump and tree height.

Learn more – HERE

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Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees - Kalispell

Are you ready for the Festival of Trees?

The Festival of Trees is BACK! The Festival will take place on Friday, December 3, 2021, from 5 until 9 pm at 333 S Main St, Kalispell, MT 59901. Guests will enjoy the beautify of decorated trees, drinks Free gift wrapping and more.  The event is open to all ages. The goal is to raise awareness and funds for the Nate Chute Foundation.  Please join us for this magical holiday event and give back!

Festival of Trees & Nate Chute Foundation

Festival of Trees Details

The Festival will take place on Friday, December 3, 2021, from 5 until 9 pm at 333 S Main St, Kalispell, MT 59901. It should be a lot of fun and is free to attend. The goal is to raise support and awareness for the Nate Chute Foundation. Learn more about the event – HERE

Nate Chute Foundation

The NC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that was established in 1999 following the suicide death of Whitefish High School graduate Nate Chute. The Foundation provides financial support for a number of community and school based efforts. Suicide is epidemic in Montana. Montana has ranked in the top five for suicide rates in the nation for the past thirty years. For 2016, Montana had the highest suicide rate in the nation. Learn more – HERE

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The Great Whitefish Gingerbread Contest

great whitefish gingerbread contest

Attention all architects, structural engineers, painters, and artists! Are you good at Legos? Have you ever decorated cookies? How are your painting skills? In the end, all are invited to participate in the Great Whitefish Gingerbread Contest. Enter alone or with family, friends or coworkers! Help raise funds for Whitefish Affordable Housing while having fun, getting creative, and constructing to delight and impress. 

Contest Rules
The organizers for this great event want to encourage everyone to participate, so the restrictions to a minimum!

  • Kits and pre-made gingerbread are allowed. Just be sure to add your personal touch!
  • Graham cracker houses are permitted in the Family/Individual Division.
  • Houses must have been built within the current year.
  • Please build and deliver your house on a sturdy base measuring no bigger than 15”x15”.
  • Visible elements of the house should be edible. (Does not include base or architecture under visible décor.) Items in the environment of your house may be inedible.
  • Designs may be any structure: houses, businesses, public buildings, hotels, churches, etc. 
    Houses will be viewed from all angles.
  • Entries must be delivered to designated business by the end of business on November 30. We will contact you with your assigned business and associated contact information.
  • Entries must be picked up during the Christmas Stroll anytime after the announcement of the winners (starting at 6:30pm)

The Great Whitefish Gingerbread Contest

The Great Whitefish Gingerbread Contest Details

GINGERBREAD CONTEST SCHEDULE
November 5 – Entries Open
November 30 – Entries due to displaying business
December 4 thru 9 – Public voting
Morning of December 10, Entries Moved to WF Chamber Tent
December 10 – Winners announced at the Christmas Stroll

Family/Individual Entry: $20

Business Entry Level: $35

Learn more – HERE. 

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Whitefish Small Business Saturday 2021

Holidays in Montana – It is certainly the most wonderful time of year, especially in beautiful Downtown Whitefish. This year will be different than last year because things are starting to get back to normal which means Small Business Saturday 2021 will take place. On Saturday, November 27, 2021, the Small Business Season in Whitefish will take place and culminates with the Christmas Stroll on December 10, 2021. 

Whitefish Small Business Saturday 2021

The Whitefish Chamber and Park Side Credit Unit are sponsoring the Whitefish Small Business Saturday 2021. 

“If you shop in Whitefish, you won’t be disappointed. You won’t find hectic crowds, pushing-and-shoving to get at that $29.99 Ronco frying pan, but you will find one-of-a-kind gifts, great bargains, friendly storekeepers and personalized service … and enjoy beautiful downtown Whitefish in all its holiday finery!” ~ Chamber Executive Kevin Gartland

Whitefish Small Business Saturday 2021

Whitefish Small Business Saturday 2021 Specials

All of the business will have something special for shoppers to enjoy on this “Black Saturday” local shopping day. Some will offer discounts others will be giving free items away for the first shoppers. In addition to all of the wonderful bargains to be had in all of the Whitefish stores, Park Side Credit Union will be surprising 20 random shoppers with a gift of their own, picking up a portion of their shopping (or dining) tab … just for shopping small! And on top of all that, every purchase made in Whitefish from Small Business Saturday through the Christmas Stroll qualifies your customers for a shot at winning one of 10 amazing Prize Packages that’ll be raffled-off at the Christmas Stroll!

The most important part about shopping locally is that you are supporting your community. Not only are you supporting local business with your purchases, but the revenues raised go support everything you enjoy in your community from roads to schools. Thank you for supporting local. 

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