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4th Annual Rotary Great Bear Festival
August 7 @ 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm$10.00 – $125.00
Get ready for a beautiful Saturday in Big Sky Country!
Come celebrate summer in the Flathead Valley!
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.
The Mike Murray Duo will play from 4 pm to 6:30 pm, and Luke Dowler and The Midnight Conversations will close out the event from 7 pm to 9:30pm.
Adults can enjoy an exclusive VIP tent next to the bands featuring free beer and wine plus food from The DeSoto Grill and appetizers from Big Mountain Cidery. Kids will have several activities including face painting!
$30 for general admission, ages 21 and up
$10 for kids 13-20 (and designated drivers)
Kids 12 and younger are free
VIP tickets are $125 each
Note that tickets are non-refundable. We love dogs, but they are not allowed at the event.
More info on tickets:
General admission comes with a 12 oz. glass and 8 drink tickets.
Beer and cider will cost 2 drink tickets for 6 oz., and 4 drink tickets for 12 oz.
Wine will cost 1 ticket for a taste (less than 2 oz.), 4 tickets for 3 oz., and 8 tickets for 6 oz.
Additional drink tickets can be purchased at the event for five (5) for $5.00
In the VIP tent, there will be a variety of beers available and a wide range of wine, which are all included at no additional cost with the VIP admission. VIP admission also includes:
Beer glass or stein with 8 drink tickets
Roasted pig with side dishes from The Desoto Grill
Shaded area away from the crowd
We do reserve the right to refuse service to people who are obviously intoxicated.
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.
Thank you to our Title Sponsor Toyota and Grizzly Bear Sponsor Bay Equity!
Rotary International is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad.
Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary members have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.
There are 6 Rotary Clubs located in the Flathead Valley: Rotary Club of Kalispell, Kalispell Daybreak Rotary, Rotary Club of Bigfork, Rotary Club of Whitefish, Rotary Club of Evergreen, and Rotary Club of Columbia Falls.
In 2019 over 2000 residents and visitors enjoyed a beautiful summer evening in downtown Kalispell, sampling local and regional beers, hard ciders, wines, and food. With sponsorship support from local businesses and private donors, the 3rd Annual Rotary Great Bear Festival raised nearly $50,000 for local and global charitable projects.
Let’s Raise A Glass To Raise A Community!
Thank you very much for your consideration–and Cheers!