Great Northwest Oktoberfest

Great Northwest Oktoberfest

Are you ready to enjoy some great German Food, Drinks, Music, Dancing and so much more? The Great Northwest Oktoberfest 2022 will take place September 22 through 24 and September 29 through October 1, 2022, at the Depot Park in downtown Whitefish. There will be lots of contests including a Stein Holding, Log Sawing, Keg Hurling and Kids’ Chicken dance. But, don’t forget about the great food and beer to be enjoyed as well. Learn more at the Great Northwest Oktoberfest 2022 –  http://www.whitefishoktoberfest.com/

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Great Northwest Oktoberfest 2022 Details

Great Northwest Oktoberfest 2022 Admission

Admission is $8; kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by a parent. Great Northwest Oktoberfest 2022 Tickets are available only at the gate, but have no fear … there’s plenty of room for all!

Get ready for authentic German beer, food, music and dancing, with entertainment provided by Europa — one of America’s most sought-after Oktoberfest bands — as well as Pech und Schwefel, direct from the Austrian Alps! And on Saturday afternoons, it’s the Flathead’s own German orchestra, the Bavarian Echoes!

Then it’s time for you to get into act, by entering one of our hourly audience participation contests, like log sawing, stein holding, or chicken dancing. And don’t forget…

Thursday, Sept 22 is “Locals Night” — Flathead County residents (with valid ID) get in free of charge for our Opening Night extravaganza!

Saturday, Sept. 24 is “Family Day” — Kids 12 and under (with parents) get in free for a full afternoon of festivities outdoors in the Oktoberfest Beer Garden.

Date, Times & Location

Thursday, Sept. 22 5 to 11 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 23 5 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24 12 noon to 11 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 29 5 to 11 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 30 5 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1 12 noon to 11 p.m.

The Great Northwest Oktoberfest is set to return to Depot Park in beautiful downtown Whitefish this year, with plenty of free parking available in-and-around the downtown area!

Addition general information:

Leave Fido at home: Sorry, no pets allowed at Oktoberfest.

Parking: Due to parking availability (& to save gas!) we recommend carpooling to Oktoberfest.

ATM: Cash is King at Oktoberfest … so we’ll have ATM machines available on-premises for festival-goers.

Contests and Activities

Oktoberfest is chock full of fun contests & activities on both weekends!

Contests:
There are tons of crazy contests to participate in or to just watch from the sidelines, cheering your favorite contestant on to victory! We’ll have:

Stein Holding (Mens’ & Womens’)

Log Sawing (Mens’ & Womens’)

Keg Hurling

Kid’s Chicken Dance Contests [Saturdays at 2:45pm]

There’s no entry fee, and participants can sign up 1/2 hour before each contest at the table to the left of the Oktoberfest stage. (No sign up necessary for the Chicken Dance Contest.)

Special Competitions:

Sept. 28-29 — The 2022 Oktoberfest Hop Queen Pageant
Join us at the Firebrand Hotel on from 6–8 p.m. on Wednesday Sept. 28 for the “Hop Queen Qualifier,” to meet the Hop Queen candidates and enjoy music by Pech und Schlefel. Then be under the Bigtop on Thursday Sept. 29 to cast your vote, and see who gets crowned!

Oct. 1 — Men’s and Ladies Stein-Holding Grand Championships
Be in front of the Main Stage at 9 p.m. sharp, when the top finishers from this year’s stein-holding competitions square-off for the “Grand Championships,” and a shot a winning a spot in next year’s Hofbrau Stein-Holding National Championships in New York City!

Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 22
5:00 pm Oktoberfest officially opens! • Local’s Night – Flathead residents 21 & older get in free!

5:30 pm Back by popular demand… The Europa Band

6:15 pm Keg-Tapping Ceremonies & the arrival of the Oktoberfest Hop Queen • Mens Stein-Holding Contest

6:45 pm Polka, Oom-pah, & more by Europa

7:45 pm Ladies Stein-Holding Contest

8:15 pm Great dance music by Europa

9:00 pm Men’s Stein-Holding

9:30 pm More great music by The Europa Band

Friday, September 23
5:00 pm Oktoberfest Bigtop & Beer Garden open!

5:30 pm Great Oktoberfest music by Europa

6:15 pm Men’s Stein-Holding Contest

7:00 pm Music by The Europa Band

7:45 pm Ladies Stein-Holding

8:15 pm Polka, waltzes, oom-pah and more by Europa

9:00 pm Men’s & Ladies Stein-Holding Contest

9:30 pm Music by The Europa Band

Saturday, September 24
12:00 pm Oktoberfest Bigtop & Beer Garden open! • Kids Day activities from Noon to 5 pm

12:30 pm Men’s Stein-Holding Contest

1:00 pm Great German music by The Bavarian Echoes

2:00 pm Ladies Stein-Holding contest

2:00-5:00 pm Pet a Clydesdale from the Clydesdale Outpost!

2:30 pm Polka, waltzes, & more with The Bavarian Echoes

3:15 pm Kids Day Chicken Dance Championships

3:30 pm Men’s Stein-Holding contest

4:00 pm Authentic Oktoberfest music by The Bavarian Echoes

5:00 pm Ladies Stein-Holding

5:30 pm Great Oktoberfest music by Europa

6:15 pm Men’s and Ladies Keg-Hurling

6:45 pm Music by The Europa Band

7:30 pm Men’s Stein-Holding Contest

8:00 pm Polka, waltzes, oom-pah and more by Europa

8:45 pm Ladies Stein-Holding

9:30 pm Music by The Europa Band

10:30 pm Last Call!

Thursday, September 29
5:00 pm Oktoberfest officially opens for Week 2!

5:30 pm Direct from Austria… Pech und Schwefel takes the stage!

6:15 pm Keg-Tapping Ceremonies & the arrival of the Oktoberfest Royalty • Mens Stein-Holding Contest

6:45 pm Polka, Oom-pah, & more by Pech und Schwefel

7:30 pm Ladies Stein-Holding Contest

8:15 pm Great dance music by Pech und Schwefel

9:00 pm Crowning of the 2022-23 Hop Queen! • Mens Stein-Holding

9:30 pm More great music from Pech und Schwefel

Friday, September 30
5:00 pm Oktoberfest Bigtop & Beer Garden open!

5:30 pm Great Oktoberfest music by Pech und Schwefel

6:15 pm Ladies’ Stein-Holding

6:45 pm Music by Pech und Schwefel

7:45 pm Men’s’ Stein-Holding Contest

8:15 pm Polka, waltzes, oom-pah and more by Pech und Schwefel

9:00 pm Men’s & Ladies’ Stein-Holding Contests

9:30 pm Music by Pech und Schwefel

Saturday, October 1
12 noon Oktoberfest Bigtop & Beer Garden open!

12:30 pm Men’s Stein-Holding Contest

1:00 pm Great German music by The Bavarian Echoes

2:00 pm Ladies Stein-Holding contest

2:30 pm Polka, waltzes, & more with The Bavarian Echoes

3:15 pm Kids’ Day Chicken Dance Championships

3:30 pm Men’s Stein-Holding contest

4:15 pm Authentic Oktoberfest music by The Bavarian Echoes

5:00 pm Ladies Stein-Holding

5:30 pm Great Oktoberfest music by Pech und Schwefel

6:15 pm Men’s and Ladies Keg-Hurling Contests

6:45 pm Music by Pech und Schwefel

7:30 pm Men’s’ Stein-Holding Contest

8:15 pm Polka, waltzes, oom-pah and more by Pech und Schwefel

9:00 pm Grand Finals — 2022 Stein-Holding Championships!

9:30 pm Music by Pech und Schwefel

10:30 pm Last Call — we’ll see you in 2023!

Music

The Europa Band
One of the top Oktoberfest bands in the country — Europa — is back by popular demand for their 10th year, providing authentic Oktoberfest music like no other! John, Milan and Adam travel coast-to-coast each Fall playing at Oktoberfests from Montana to Florida and back again, cranking-out the oom-pah, polka and waltzes … along with a bit of country, gypsy fiddle and Carlos Santana!

Europa takes the stage from 5:30-11 p.m. the first weekend of Oktoberfest, Sept. 22-24. Check out the band and their music at: http://www.theeuropaband.com/

Pech und Schwefel
This year we’re excited to welcome Pech und Schwefel — a four-piece band from the Austrian Alps who play at top Oktoberfests across Europe and the world! They’ll be touring the U.S. this fall, entertaining Oktoberfesters from coast to coast with a unique mix of traditional Bavarian favorites and their signature country/rock/polka-fusion! Check out their website at www.pechundschwefel.at

The Bavarian Echoes
Taking the stage on Saturday afternoons from 1-5 p.m. are the Bavarian Echoes, the Flathead Valley’s own 20-piece Oktoberfest Orchestra. Check them out under the Oktoberfest Bigtop … and have the kids close-by at 2:45 p.m., for the Chicken Dance Championships!

Food

A half-dozen great local food trucks and mobile vendors will be on-hand for the festival, including:
406 BBQ (Menu)

Tico’s Tacos (Menu)

Montana Mountain Dawgs (Menu)

Piroshki Palace (Menu)

KnucklHed BBQ (Menu)

Dave’s Gelato (Menu)

Drinks & Beer

Hofbrau Beers on-tap:
Oktoberfest

Dunkel

Original Lager

Hefeweizen

Bayern Brewery beers on-tap:
Bayern Oktoberfest

Amber Lager

St. Walter Hefeweizen

Pilsner Lager

Dragon’s Breath Dark Hefeweizen

Wine, seltzer, cider, N/A beer, water & soda will also be available for non-beer drinkers

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Whitefish Trail Hootenanny 2022

Whitefish Trail Hootenanny 2022

The Whitefish Trail Hootenanny is back and promises lots of fun for everyone and all for a great cause – The Whitefish Legacy Partners, The Whitefish Trail and our local conservation lands. Guests will enjoy live music, local beer, food trucks, raffle, and kids activities on Friday, August 19, 2022, from 5 until 9pm.

“This year, we are excited to announce A-Mac & the Height from Denver, Colorado, local favorite Brent Jameson Trio, and The Timber Rattlers from Missoula, Montana. Live music is made possible by Music Sponsors Great Northern Bar and Casey’s Whitefish. We are excited to serve craft beer exclusively from sponsor Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Company!”

Whitefish Trail Hootenanny and Whitefish Trail logo

Whitefish Trail Hootenanny 2022 Details

Friday, August 19, 2022 – 5pm-9pm

Whitefish Depot Park

Price: $25 (at door) – Get Tickets HERE.

Tickets are $20 pre-sale and $25 at the door. Kids 12 and under are FREE and should bring their bike and helmet to ride the kids bike obstacle course! The raffle features two unrestricted, roundtrip tickets on Alaska Airlines, a mountain bike, season ski pass to Whitefish Mountain Resort, and many more prizes!

THE WHITEFISH TRAIL • Leave a Legacy
The Whitefish Trail is a multi-use recreational loop trail connecting community to important places worth protecting. The PLACES WORTH PROTECTING initiatives and continued construction and maintenance of the Whitefish Trail guarantees a legacy of conservation, recreation and education on lands surrounding Whitefish for future generations.

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Polson Brew Fest

Polson Brew Fest

Do you like Beer? How about a festival featuring four local breweries? Get ready for some fun Saturday, August 13, 2022, from noon until pm at the Polson Brew Fest. This festival is hosted by the Polson Rotary and features four local breweries: Glacier Brewing Co, Ronan Co-Op, Tamarack, and Flathead Brewing. Plus, all proceeds from this festival go to Baseball, Cheerleading, Swim Lessons, and Girls and Boys Youth Wresting. Oh…Did we mention that the event is FREE to attend?

Polson Brew Fest Flyer

Polson Brew Fest Details

August 13, 2002 – noon-4pm

Location: In Front Of Elks Club 512 Main Street (Polson)

Free Event

The Brew Fest is taking place in coordination with the Sandpiper Art in the Park and Car Show.  There will be live music by Hellcat Maggie, Raffles and lots of great prizes to win. While you are enjoying your Beer or Beer Tasting, $25 Raffle tickets will be available where you could win 5 prizes of $1000 each, groceries, meat, golf passes and wine. What a great deal for a great community cause – Polson Youth Activities! Learn more – HERE.

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Bigfork Festival of the Arts

Bigfork Festival of the Arts

This year of the Bigfork Festival of Arts celebrates 44 years of our favorite artists and visitors to the Bigfork area in Montana. This year’s festival will take place August 6 and August 7, 2022, from 9am until 4:30pm each day.  There will be over 130 exhibitors at the Bigfork Festival of the Arts including great food trucks, plus Reckless Kelly and other live bands will perform all weekend. 

“We are excited to be hosting this event and ask for your patience and support as we navigate a new festival layout and new regulations.  Our well attended Festival fills the village of Bigfork with a fine selection of art, crafts, food, music and other entertainment on both Saturday and Sunday. You are invited to be a part of this special weekend. Many exhibitors have declared that this is their favorite show of the summer.”

Bigfork Festival of the Arts

Bigfork Festival of the Arts Details

The Bigfork Festival of the Arts is August 6 and August 7, 2022, in Downtown Bigfork from 9am until 4:30pm each day. Parking is available at the Bigfork School parking, on Electric Avenue (via Bridge Street) and Bethany Lutheran Church on Highway 35. There will be limited handicap parking at the UPS Store on Grand Avenue, decal is required. Learn more – HERE. 

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Whether you are a local or a visitor, we have all the insider information on the best places to check out every day of the week. Check out our  Events Calendar – HERE –  and get in the buzz!

Huckleberry Days 2022

Huckleberry Days Arts Festival 2022

The 33rd Huckleberry Days Arts Festival will take place August 12 through 14, 2022, in the Depot Park (Railway St. & Central Avenue). Whether you are looking for great food and music or unique crafts and fine arts, The Huckleberry Days 2022 Festival will have everything you are looking for and it’s FREE!  This festival is great for all ages. 

Huckleberry Days 2021 Logo

There will be over 100 different artists of fine arts and crafts. Activities Include:  Aerial dance performances by Levitation Nation on Saturday and Sunday  A living statue and Glacier Bank will be serving up free Huckleberry Ice Cream too.

Huckleberry Days 2022 Details

Friday, August 12, 2022:
*Arts Festival – Depot Park: 10 am to 6 pm

Saturday, August 13, 2022:
*Arts Festival – Depot Park: 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday, August 14, 2022:
*Arts Festival – Depot Park: 10 am – 4 pm

Huckleberry Days 2022 Vendors

The vendors’ list is coming soon. The good news is that there are so many vendors that there is even a vendor waitlist. You will get to enjoy shopping with some great vendors like Golden Daisy Quilts, Alpine Textiles, Gen DeLorne Art, Timberdermist, and Sew Many Aprons…just to name a few. 

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Whether you are a local or a visitor, we have all the insider information on the best places to check out every day of the week. Check out our  Events Calendar – HERE –  and get in the buzz!

Heritage Days 2022 

Columbia Falls heritage Das

The Columbia Falls Heritage Days 2022 is taking place July 27 through July 31, 2022. The annual community celebration in Columbia Falls began in 1956. The original event was organized to celebrate the prosperity brought about by the industrial expansion of the area, which, in addition to the railroad and lumber business, now included the Anaconda Aluminum Company’s new plant just north of Columbia Falls.

This year’s Heritage Days 2022 is sure to be a lot of fun from car shows and BBQs  to raffles and even an Arts and Crafts show at Marantette Park. This year’s theme is Best of Times! Learn more – HERE.

Heritage Days 2022 

Heritage Days 2022 Schedule of Events

  • Wednesday – July 27, 2022 – 5:00 p. m. – 9:00 p. m. – 13th Annual Car Show at Marantette Park.
  • Thursday – July 28, 2022 5:00 p. m. – 11:00 p. m. – Columbia Falls Community Market at the Coop*
    • FREE Open Swimming at Pinewood Park Pool,
      • 6:30 p. m. – 7:45 p. m. Adults and kids to 12 years old
      • 8:15 p. m. – 9:30 p. m. Adults and kids 13+ years old
  • Friday – July 29, 2022 – 4:00 p. m. – 6:00 p.m. Wildcat/kat Athletic Endowment*
    • 5:30 p. m. – Wildcat/kat Athletic Endowment Auction and BBQ
      Marantette Park in Columbia Falls.

      • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. BBQ and Social Hour. $5.00 per plate
      • 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Raffles
      • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Live Auction
      • 8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Beer Garden
      • 6:00 p. m. – 8:00 p. m. – Lion’s Club Concert at Marantette Park.
      • 7:00 p. m. – Open Rodeo at the Blue Moon Arena northeast corner of Hwy. 2 and 40, just behind the Blue Moon Bar & Grille *
  • Saturday – July 30, 2022 – 7:00 a. m. – Firemen’s Breakfast at Don Anderson Fire Hall, 624 1st Ave. West
    • 8:00 a. m. – Boogie-to-the-Bank 5k & 10k Run. North Fork to Discovery Square . Contact Ashley Campbell at 406-751-4758 for more information.
    • 11:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m. – Arts, Crafts, Food Vendors and activities for the kids at Marantette Park.
    • 10:00 a. m. – Class Reunions meet to participate in parade. (See your Class contact person for more info.)
    • 10:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m. – North Valley Senior Center Fund Raiser Luncheon.
      (salads, sandwiches, pies and beverages)
    • From 11:00 to 12:00 enjoy the North Valley High Steppers line dancing demonstration
    • 12:00 p. m. – Main Parade on Nucleus Avenue (Railroad Street to 7th Street West). Parade participants will stage along Raiload Street at the north end of Nucleus Ave. at 11:00 a.m
    • 7:00 p. m. – Open Rodeo at the Blue Moon Arena northeast corner of Hwy. 2 and 40, just behind the Blue Moon Grille
  • Sunday – July 31, 2022 – 7:00 a. m. – 21st Annual WAEA WildC/Kat Athletic Endowment Golf Scramble *
    Meadow Lake Golf Course – Columbia Falls, Mont.

    • Pre-registration and payment is highly encouraged due to limited teams.

      Format: 4 person scramble – all skill levels invited
      Start: 8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
      Rules: USGA rules govern play
      Tees: Men play the WHITE tees, Women play the RED tees
      Field: Number of teams are limited to 36 with a max. of 4 players per team
      Handicaps: Callaway System
      Cost: $100.00 per player for 18 holes of golf, lunch

    • 9:00 a. m. – 12:00 p. m. – Sunday Market Columbia Falls *
      In Front of City Hall on 6th Street West – Columbia Falls, MT.
      The music is playing, yummy food, handcrafted vendors, come enjoy this old timey farmers market.

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Whether you are a local or a visitor, we have all the insider information on the best places to check out every day of the week. Check out our  Events Calendar – HERE –  and get in the buzz!

2022 NW Montana Fair and Rodeo

NW Montana Fair & Rodeo

For over 119 years, the NW Montana Fair and Rodeo has continued to bring one of the best rodeo traditions to Montana. Each year in August, the NW Montana Fair and Rodeo arrives featuring three days of PRCA rodeo action, a huge concert, fun carnival rides, and of course great fair food. The NW Montana Fair and Rodeo will take place August 17-21, 2022, and features amazing local talents, the Livestock Show and Sale, and shopping from more than 100 commercial exhibitors. The heart of the Fair is over 8,000 hand-crafted exhibits showcasing the interest, talent, and passion of our regional residents. From quilts to mini-horses, flowers to rabbits, you’re sure to experience blue-ribbon displays throughout the fair. Learn more – HERE.

NW Montana Fair and Rodeo

“The Northwest Montana Fair has undergone a lot of change over the past 100+ years. The attractions, events, live entertainment and virtually every detail of the fair has changed to appeal to the desires of people in the Flathead. In other words, the fair has adapted and delivers what people want to experience.”

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Flathead Cherry Festival

flathead cherry festival

The Annual Flathead Cherry Festival is coming to Polson, Montana, July 30 through July 31, 2022. This festivals is all about cherries and they promise to be at their peak ripeness for this festival. It is the perfect opportunity to shop artists, vendors and freshly backed treats while discovering the history of cherries all down Polson Main Street.

flathead cherry festival 2022

Flathead Cherry Festival Details

SATURDAY, July 30
Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest In front of Cove Celi in Cherry Alley
Get ready and be creative on your block of the sidewalk—an all-ages contest with prizes for winners in different categories. Pick up chalk beginning at noon. The contest will be judged at 5 PM.

SATURDAY, July 30 & SUNDAY, July 31
Pancake Breakfast 7 AM-11 am ELKS LODGE
Enjoy a full pancake breakfast for $5 and start your morning right. Organized by the Polson Chamber of Commerce.  

Exhibits and Montana Made Items: Come see, eat, purchase, or sell an amazing assortment of everything from art, photos, and crafts to foods and treats. Visit our fine vendors and local businesses Saturday, July 30  from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The purpose of The Polson Business Community (PBC) is to promote the interests of retail and service businesses in downtown Polson, and to enhance goodwill between our downtown and the residents of our community.

If you would like to rent an exhibit space to sell your creations check out our Vendor’s Page. More questions? Send us an email: polsonbusinesscommunity@gmail.com

The Polson Business Community invites you to participate in the 23rd annual Polson Main Street Flathead Cherry Festival. We are proud to note that this two-day event has been recognized among the top five MUST SEE tourism attractions in the state.

This year’s event will be held Saturday & Sunday from July 30-31 You are encouraged to book hotel rooms early, as July is always a busy month.

THIS IS A TWO-DAY EVENT AND VENDORS MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS.  Except for emergencies, failure to attend both days forfeits participation the following year.

Advance set-up:  Friday – after 7 p.m.

Set-up: Saturday – 6:30 a.m. – All vehicles must be off the streets by 9 a.m.
Saturday Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Streets will remain closed that night with security.
Sunday Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. All vendors must agree to be present during these hours.

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Under The Big Sky Festival

Under the big sky fest

Do you like Turnpike Troubadours, Lord Huron, Cody Jinks? What about Black Pumas, Jamey Johnson and Midland? It your interested is peaked, then you need to prepare for one of the best festivals in Whitefish, Montana….. Under the Big Sky Festival. The festival will take place for the three days – July 15-17, 2022 – so mark your calendars. The Under The Big Sky Rodeo, Round-Up and Musical Festival has something for everyone from country, soul, and bluegrass to stock rodeo, trail rides, food and beverages. Plus, the festival also made some great changes based on feedback from guests and are now reducing the capacity to 20,000 people and are expanding the site to provide more space, restrooms, parking, VIP sections, and even parking.

Under the Big Sky Logo

Under The Big Sky Festival Music Lineup

Turnpike Troubadours, Lord Huron, Cody Jinks, Black Pumas, Jamey Johnson, Midland, Zach Bryan, Shakey Graves, Margo Price, Trampled by Turtles, Lainey Wilson, Paul Cauthen, Morgan Wade, American Aquarium, The Lil Smokies, Sierra Ferrell, Warren Zeiders, Sierra Hull, Leah Blevins, Tre Burt, Jaime Wyatt, Suzanne Santo, Hogslop String Band, Nick Shoulders, Stephen Wilson Jr, The Silent Comedy, Hannah King, The Helnore Highwater Band, Mynxx, Emily Clark, Honey Bandit, Danny  + Joy, Michelle Rivers and Big Sky City Limits.
Under Big Sky Schedule

If you are interested in learning more about the Under The Big Sky Festival, go to their website – https://www.underthebigskyfest.com/. On their website you will find tickets and lodging options.

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Whether you are a local or a visitor, we have all the insider information on the best places to check out every day of the week. Check out our  Events Calendar – HERE –  and get in the buzz!

Great Bear Festival 2022

Great Bear Festival 2022

Come celebrate summer in the Flathead Valley at the Great Bear Festival 2022! Local Rotary groups are bringing in breweries and cideries from Montana and beyond to feature over 70 craft beers and ciders along with wine, local food, and live music.  Get ready to have a lot of fun on Saturday, August 6, 2022 – from 4pm until 9:30pm

“When you raise a glass at Great Bear Festival, you’re raising a glass to build communities! All proceeds are donated to projects that improve the quality of life for people here and across the world.

Great Bear Festival 2022

Great Bear Festival 2022

This year is the 5th annual Great Bear Festival and it just seems to get better every single year.

Local food vendors will also be on hand offering a variety of culinary delights such as 406 BBQ, Desoto Grill, The Corndog House, Fork Fusion, Sweet traditions, Salad2, The Osprey Cafe, NW Island Noodles, Knucklhed BBQ, and Copacabana Grill. Local bands, Chain Reaction and the Kenny James Miller Band,  will entertain throughout the event. The Great Bear Festival will have something for everyone.

If enjoying a beautiful day and evening in downtown Kalispell wasn’t enough, all proceeds from the Great Bear Festival will go to support local and international organizations. Both Rotary Clubs actively participate in creating a better community in the Flathead Valley and globally.

Some of the great sponsors of this event include Toyota, Home Loans Bay Equity Montana, Desoto Grill, Red Lion Hotels, Three Rivers Bank, First Montana Bank, Fun Beverage and MontaVino…just to name a few. 

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406.Buzz is your best resource for the latest events happening around the Montana Flathead Valley area. From Kalispell and Whitefish to Eureka and Columbia Falls, we’ve got the hottest events, best outdoor activities, restaurant lists, and so much more. From farmers’ markets and breweries to festivals, music events and family fun entertainment, we know all the buzz happening around town.

Whether you are a local or a visitor, we have all the insider information on the best places to check out every day of the week. Check out our Events Calendar – HERE – and get in the buzz!