Picnic in the Park

Get your blanket and maybe some lawn chairs and head on over to the Depot Park for free outdoor concerts. This summer, the Kalispell Parks & Recreation Concert Series is hosting Picnic in the Park on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday afternoons. The free concerts take place in Kalispell’s downtown Depot Park. There will also be lots of great food vendors to complement the great live musical lineup.

Picnic in the Park 2022

Picnic in the Park Music Lineup

The Picnic in the Park has a great musical lineup.

On Tuesdays from 6-8pm, the following bands and musicians will play:

June 28 – The Olson Bro

July 5 – Dan Harmon and Cascade Country

July 12 – Archertown

July 19 – The Groove Riders

July 26 – Miller Campbell

August 2 – Tommy Edwards Band

August 9 – Winnie Brave

August 16 – Hannah King & Friends

August 23 – Kenny James Miller Band

On Wednesday afternoons from 11:30 until 1:30pm, the following musicians will play:

July 13 – New Relm

July 20 – John Dunnigan

July 27 – Larry Myer

August 3 – Eric Alan

 

Kalispell Parks and Recreation maintain over 445 acres of parkland and natural open space that range from large urban and community parks to mini parks.  Whether your recreation tastes trend towards a park with playgrounds and sports amenities, flower gardens, a free concert, walking trails or a quiet undeveloped place to enjoy trees and birds, Kalispell has something to offer everyone. Parks are opened from 6am until 11pm. Learn more about the parks – HERE

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Area 406 Music & Arts Festival 2022

Area 406 Festival

The music is coming to the Flathead County Fairgrounds July 1 and 2, 2022, for the Area 406 Music & Arts Festival 2022. There are lots of great headliners including Chali 2NA, ill.gates, Ahee, Wick-it The Instigator, Chris Karns and DJ Mary Mac just to name a few. Plus, there will be a silent disco, food trucks, on-site camping, vendor village, live artists and so much more. Area 406 Music Festival

Area 406 Music & Arts Festival 2022: A 2-DAY DANCE MUSIC INVASION!

Area 406 Music & Arts Festival returns to Kalispell, MT for 2 DAYS of music from the biggest names in EDM, Hip-Hop, Dubstep & Dance music across 3 stages!
FEATURING:
– Chali 2NA
– ill.gates
– Ahee
– Wick-It The Instigator
– Chris Karns
– DJ Mary Mac
– PLUS MORE HEADLINERS COMING SOON!

SUPPORT FROM
Abnorml406
BTSU
Chaddabox
Dead Hipster
DeddShot
DJ Cue
DJ Gabba
Ghost J
goodgoodrum
Heathen
JAAK
KaoticThriller
Mai Kai
MoJo
MT Souls
Mumblebee
Nerdskull
Neurocess
Nick Ferrington
REMC
Richard Fraioli
Split Minds
Sunny Bones

PLUS…
– On-Site Camping Available!*
– Silent Disco!
– Food Trucks!
– Aerial Acrobatics!
– Vendor Village!
– Live Art!
…AND MUCH MORE!

*ON-SITE CAMPING SPACES AVAILABLE!
(You will be able to add a camping spot while completing the purchase for your General Admission tickets for Area 406 Music & Arts Festival. An add-on screen will appear before you enter your payment information.)
– Each camping spot can host up to 4 attendees.
– Each attendee must purchase a General Admission ticket to Area 406.
– Camping Check-In is Friday, July 1 at 12:00pm. Check-out is Sunday, July 3 by 2:00pm
– Re-Entry included for CAMPERS ONLY!

For more information, visit www.area406festival.com and be sure to follow
Area 406 Festival on Facebook & Instagram
Ages 18+
Rain or Shine
No dogs, weapons or outside food/beverages.

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Ducks for Bucks Whitewater Race

Ducks for Bucks Whitewater Race

Get your ducks read….On Your Marks, Get Set, and Go, all for Ducks for Bucks Whitewater Race. On Monday, July 4, 2022, there will be a lot of yellow duckies in Swan River starting at 4:00pm. You can participate by purchasing ducks or you can simply enjoy the race. All proceeds from the event go to support the Bigfork High School Scholarship Program.

Ducks for Bucks Whitewater Race

Ducks for Bucks Whitewater Race Details

Ducks for Bucks are back! Buy a duck for $5 or a 6 Quack for $25. Come to Bigfork to watch the 4th of July Parade, then at 4pm, head over to the single lane bridge to watch the ducks race down the Swan River.

The owner of the first duck under the bridge wins $200! Second place is $100 and third is $50. Proceeds support the Bigfork High School Scholarship Program.

Six Quacks are available to purchase online or visit Eva Gates, Electric Avenue Gifts, or the Chamber office to make an in-person purchase.  Please provide a valid email address and your duck numbers will be emailed to you after your purchase.

Learn more – HERE.

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The Results Are In – The Big Shindig 2022

From Hot Rods to Pin Up Ladies… The Big Shindig 2022 at the Desoto Grill in Kalispell, Montana, was absolutely amazing. The best part about the hundreds of family, friends, and car enthusiasts coming out to the event was that they were all there to support a wonderful cause – Mikayla’s Miracles & Blessings Foundation! Mikayla’s Miracles & Blessings Foundation helps children and adults with disabilities, caregivers, veterans and seniors be at their best as they live, learn, work and play. Learn more about Mikayla’s Miracles & Blessings Foundation – HERE.

The Results Are In - The Big Shindig 2022

The Results Are In – The Big Shindig 2022

There were so many trophies handed out, but the competitions were very steep. From Best Engine to Best Pin-Up Plunge to Scooter Race Competitions and Frozen T-Shirt Wars, there was something for everybody to win. If that was not enough, there was a live auction, silent auction, and even opportunities to receive a professional shave and haircut…all for Mikayla’s Foundation. The Foundation raised thousands of dollars and the good news is that all of it stays in the Flathead Valley. 

The Big Shindig 2022 Pin Up Winner

“All the money that is raised STAYS here in the Flathead Valley. Last year alone we were able to help over 3000 kids! We are helping families with special needs kids to get the equipment to help make it a little easier every day. We are also helping families in our Flathead Valley who are less fortunate. Providing needs for the homeless high school kids!”

 

But, that was not all, if you were in the least bit hungry, the Desoto Grill took care of you with sliders, drinks, beers on tap and so much more. Plus, there were all sorts of vendors selling great locally made items from T-shirts, soaps and jewelry, and there were also two great bands that played all day long. This year maybe over, but we can all start preparing and looking forward to next year. Great Job!

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Summer ArtFest at Whitefish

2022 Summer ArtFest at Whitefish

It is the summer in Whitefish, Montana, and it is the perfect time for the Summer ArtFest at Whitefish. This festival will take place June 23 through June 25, 2022, in downtown Whitefish and the main events will be held at the O’Shaughnessy Cultural Arts Center. There will be lots of great fun including roundtable interviews, cocktail events, silent and live auctions, a quick-finish, and juried art show for high-school students.

“Summer ArtFest gives art lovers a unique opportunity to meet and talk to their favorite artists throughout roundtable interviews, cocktail events, and a much anticipated Quick-Finish at the end of the weekend. Attendees and supporters inevitably connect and bond over a shared love of fine art while supporting local, regional and national artists.”

Summer ArtFest at Whitefish

Summer ArtFest at Whitefish Details

Summer ArtFest at Whitefish aims to place our small mountain town on the map as a premiere art destination. Community is the key word to help us achieve this. To help keep our local community strong and supported, 10% of all sales will be contributed towards the Summer Artfest at Whitefish Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is administered by the Whitefish Community Foundation to Flathead Valley graduates that are seeking careers as professional artists. SAF has raised over $10,000 in the last three years for this fund.

Participating and attending artists include:
Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey
Morgan Cawdrey
Grace Chepenik
Daniel Gonzalez
Bonnie Zahn Griffith
Joe Hickey
Brian Keller
Brenna Kimbro
Rochelle Lombardi
Deborah McKenna
Gini Ogle
LaQuincey Reed
Rob Samartino
Michael Ome Untiedt
Amanda Wilner artist
Sandy Bridgewater

There will be a lot of great smaller events taking place during the Summer ArtFest at Whitefish such as the Plein Air Paint Out on June 23 from 10am until 5pm at Whitefish Theatre Company. Join local artists like Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey outside the O’Shaughnessy Center near Depot Park to receive some of that “outside” inspiration (or rain location inside). Bring your own easel and medium of choice. Selected completed works will be available for bidding in the Small Works Silent Auction! On Thursday, June 23, 20022, from 5pm until 7pm, there will also be a Cocktail Party Artist Meet & Greet at the Whitefish Theatre Company. On Friday, June 24, 2022, from 5pm until 7pm, there will be a Kick-Off Reception and Welcome Party at the FoR Fine Art Gallery where guests will meet some of the SAF participating artists, watch several Hockaday Museum Plein Air artists demonstrate, and enjoy light refreshments at the beautiful Frame of Reference gallery! On Saturday, June 25, 2022, starting at 10am, there will be an Artist’s Roundtable Discussion at the Whitefish Theatre Company that is open to the public. Have you ever seen a Quick Finish Live Painting? On Saturday, June 25, 2022, starting at 4pm, head over to the Whitefish Theatre Company to see artists as they do final touches on their artworks that will be subsequently live auctioned. A great opportunity to ask questions and witness art-making processes of all sorts! Whether you are a collector, artist, or just curious, don’t miss being a part of the excitement as prominent Western art auctioneer Tate Heinzerling auctions off the artworks finished in the Quick Finish event… The Fine Art Live Auction will be at the Whitefish Theatre Company on Saturday June 25, 2022, starting at 6pm. Don’t miss out! Learn more – HERE.

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Bigfork Play Expo – Imagine If Libraries

Play Expo - Bigfork & Bigfork Play Expo

The summers can get a little slow in the learning area for kids, but the Imagine If Libraries have a lot of great things going on to help. On Wednesday, June 11, 2022, from 11am until 1pm, head on over to the Ark Building located at 8559 MT Highway 35 for the Bigfork Play Expo. The learning experience is free and it explores some exciting STEAM topics.

Bigfork Play Expo - Imagine If Libraries Plant Native Plant Garden

Bigfork Play Expo – Imagine If Libraries Details

So what is STEAM? Steam stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. During the summer kids get out of the grove of learning, but the local library gives them a chance to have fun and learn during the summer months. The Bigfork Play Expo is perfect for babies, toddlers and kids in the K-5th grade.

Register for Summer Experience, take home a game board, and complete ten activities to win a prize. Learn more – HERE.

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Summer Show and Food Truck Festival 2022

Summer Show and Food Truck Festival 2022

The Artists and Craftsmen of the Flathead are teaming up with the Flathead Food Truck Festival this year to bring you two-events-in-one. The ACF Summer Art & Craft Show and the Flathead Food Truck Festival is  free event that will have lots of great food from food trucks and local arts and craft. There will be over 100 Handmade Vendors, over 20 food trucks, raffle prizes, and live music. This is gonna be lots of fun!

Summer Show and Food Truck Festival 2022

DATES:
June 24 & 25, 2022

HOURS:
Friday- 10am-7pm
Saturday- 10am-7pm

VENDOR COSTS:
$200 Single Booth
$380 Double Booth

Website Link

Artists and Craftsmen of the Flathead Summer Show and Food Truck Festival 2022

AFC Mission Statement
To promote interest in the arts and crafts. To maintain a friendly relationship among artists and craftsmen. To encourage the highest possible quality of work by members. To participate in art exhibitions and displays.

Artists and Craftsmen of the Flathead (ACF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts, crafts and small business in the Flathead Valley. We provide small business growth information to our members in addition to hosting 2 craft shows per year, and the online ACF Market where our members can sell their handcrafted products.

We were founded in 1981 and have grown into a community of artists and crafters who are always happy to help each other, give advice, and learn small business tricks together. In order to grow our community even more, we are currently hosting workshops and “art nights” for local elementary and middle schools, teaching various crafts to other people and promoting the artistic accomplishments of young local artists.
Interested in becoming a member? Click HERE for more information on how to join.

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Yellowstone Flooding Disaster Relief $1 Pint Donation

Yellowstone Fooding Disaster Relief

Do you know what is better than a Pint of beer….when a $1 of every pint goes to support the Yellowstone Flooding Disaster Relief. You are invited to stop in at the Sacred Waters Brewing Company on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, from noon until 8pm and help support disaster relief and recovery efforts from the Yellowstone floods by drinking. 

We are donating $1 for every pint ordered ALL DAY LONG to the Carbon County Disaster Relief Fund set up by the The Red Lodge Area Community Foundation.

Yellowstone Fooding Disaster Relief

Yellowstone Flooding Disaster Relief

“Let’s do our part! Our neighbors to the south took a hard hit with the flooding. Waters have not fully subsided to assess all the damage. But it’s significant! Next comes the clean-up and rebuilding.” Learn more about the Yellowstone Flooding Disaster Relief event and other events at Sacred Waters Brewing Company – HERE

Sacred Waters Brewing Company

Sacred Waters Brewing Company

“Our brewery is a celebration of that heritage which has been passed on to us and that we’re passing on to our children. A heritage we can all relate to in Montana. It’s a reflection of everyone’s special place outside…, everyone’s Sacred Waters. When our founder (Jordan) lost her mother to cancer, she decided to establish Sacred Waters Brewing Company as a way to keep celebrating her mom’s love of wild places and people.” Learn more – HERE

The Red Lodge Area Community Foundation

The Red Lodge Area Community Foundation

Mission: Connecting people and building community by catalyzing change and sharing resources to build a strong, vibrant, resilient, inclusive community. “Our extended community has been deeply impacted as this is the worst natural disaster we have collectively endured.  With many losing homes, bridges out, and downtown so impacted, our community economics on both a household and community level is also threatened.” Learn more – HERE

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2nd Annual Community Day – Touch the Truck (Postponed Due to Weather)

2nd Annual Community Day Touch the Truck

On June 18, 2022, starting at 11am, come on out to the 2nd Annual Community Day – Touch the truck at 525 Three Mile Dr, Kalispell, MT 59901-3072, United States. Guests will get the opportunity meet the volunteers that are there for you in the middle of the night when you’re lost in the woods. Plus, you can meet the crew of Two Bear Air Rescue and get to see a K-9 Demonstration. There is no cost for admission.

2nd Annual Community Day – Touch the Truck

Touch the Truck Details

Times:
12:00 K-9 Demonstration
1:30 Two Bear Air Rescue Arrival

Enjoy fun for the entire family including clue walk, photo opportunities, rope throw to save Sally and much more! No cost for admission. Raffles and merchandise for sale (cash, check or Venmo). Learn more – HERE.

Flathead County Search and Rescue

A 100% volunteer, non-profit, Northwest Montana search and rescue organization. On call 24-hours per day, 365 days per year. Dispatched through the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office.

Flathead County Search and Rescue is the primary response agency for the southwestern half of Flathead County, is based out of Kalispell, and is one of the oldest SAR agencies in the United States being founded in 1950. Flathead is currently made up of around 60 volunteers who come from all walks of life, but are brought together by one common thread, the desire to help people.

​​​​North Valley Rescue is the primary response agency for the northeastern half of Flathead County, is based out of Columbia Falls, and was founded in 1972.  Its response area includes the North, Middle, and South fork drainages of the Flathead River.  The members of North Valley not only love their community, but the area they serve as well.

Learn more – HERE.

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Top Dawg Arenacross – Kalispell

Top Dawg Arenacross

COME ONE COME ALL ITS A TOP DAWG BRAWL!! High Flying, Bar banging Supercross Racers take flight in the Northwest Montana Fairgrounds Arena! Concessions and Beer Gardens Available! Family Fun For All!! Pit Bike Giveaway and more… all at the Top Dawg Arenacross Kalispell!

Top Dawg Arenacross Kalispell

Top Dawg Arenacross Kalispell Details

Top Dawg Arenacross Kalispell will take place on June 17th and 19th, 2022. The gates open for guests at 5:30pm with the racing beginning at 7pm. Adults are $20.00, Kids are $10.00, and five years old and under are free. Are you interested in competing? There are opportunities for both Amateurs and Pros that offer the winners trophies and cash payouts. If you are interested in earning more about tickets or participation, click HERE.  Guests will also have access to both food and a bar. Plus, there will be a pit bike giveaway.

Don’t worry, if you cannot make it to the Top Dawg Arenacross in Kalispell, there will be several more opportunities. On August 5th and 6th, Top Dawg Arenacross will be at the Sanders County Fairgrounds in Plains. Then, on September 15th and 16th, 2022, they will be at the Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds in Helena. The Eureka date has yet to be set, but they will be heading there too.

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