Bar W Guest Ranch Montana

Area Events & Great Dates

Community Calender of events and activities in the Whitefish area:


July 2014

Downtown Farmers' Market
Every Tuesday through September 24th

Crafts, local produce and baked goods, food booths, live music, and great fun! Free Admission
Start Time: 5:00pm
End Time:7:30pm




Alpine Theatre Project presents: Guys & Dolls
Dates: July 11, 17, 19, 23, 16, 30, 2014
Time: 8:00pm 


Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight "mission doll:' Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler ends up falling in love: Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she's been engaged to the same man for 14 years: and Nathan Detroit, her devoted finance, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game. 
Website:http://www.alpinetheatreproject.org 



Ready, Set, Read 5K Fun Run and Walk
July 12, 2014 from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Literacy Volunteers of Flathead County asks you to join them four our 9th Annual family fundraiser. The 5K course is an out and back on a fairly flat surface with view of the Rocky Mountains on the way to the finish line. Bookworks' gift certificates are awarded to the first female and male finishers. On-line registration is possible at www.active.com under Kalispell, MT as Keywords in Search area. If you would like to donate to our organization, please check out https://fundraising.active.com/event/lvfc.



A.L.E.R.T/Betty Woods Memorial Golf Tournament
July 12, 2014 at Village Greens Golf Course in Kalispell

Mark July 12 on your calendar and start practicing your golf swing for the eighth annual A.L.E.R.T./Betty Woods Memorial Golf Tournament.The four-person scramble kicks off with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. at Village Greens Golf Course in Kalispell, with a barbecue immediately following. "It's a great time to get outside and enjoy the height of our Flathead summer while pitching in for Kalispell Regional Medical Center's A.L.E.R.T. rescue helicopter and The Betty Woods Flathead Valley Emergency Services Endowment," Kalispell Regional Healthcare Foundation President Tagen Vine said.

Registration for a team of four is $400, with carts included. Please return your applications by June 27 to the Kalispell Regional Healthcare Foundation. For more information, please call the Foundation at 751-6930 or Village Greens at 752-4666.




Art, Architecture Tours & Ghost Stories
July 13, 2014 at The Belton Chalet 12575 Highway 2 East, West Glacier

Are you familiar with the Belton Chalet or wondered about its' history? Did you know it was the first hotel built for Glacier National Park by Mr. HIll? Did you know we have a John Farley painting? Now is your chance to visit and get a personal tour. Learn about the architecture, historical art and even hear a ghost story or two.

Meet in the main lobby of the lodge, located on the hill behind the Chalet. The tour will finish in the Taproom which is located in the Chalet building where you can enjoy a cold drink or snack. Questions and discussions can continue at this time. Parking is next to the Chalet building or across the street in the Belton parking area.



Bigfork Summer Playhouse Live Theatre
July 7-September 6, 2014 

Bigfork Summer Playhouse 2014 Season June 7th thru Sept 6th, 2014 Please contact them at bigforksummerplathouse.com or 406 837 4886.The Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Avenue, Bigfork, MT 59911. 
Website: http://www.bigforkcenter.com


You're A Good Man Charlie Brown
West Side Story
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Disney's Tarzan
The Full Monty



Whitefish Community Center Series "Picnics & 4th of July"
July 15, 2014 

The History of Whitefish program series continues with Walter Sayre of the Stumptown Historical Society. Have lunch and stay for the program!! http://www.whitefishcommunitycenter.org

12th Annual Glacier Challenge - Canoe, Bike, Run
July 18-19, 2014

Includes Canoe, Kayak, Road Bike, Mtn. Bike & Running over 55 miles of Montana.Great Racer awards, raff;e prizes, live music & food by Qdoba Mexican Grill. Benefits Flathead Attention Home-short term shelter for at risk youth. 



46th Annual Arts in the Park Festival
July 18-20, 2014        Friday and Saturday 10-7, Sunday 10-5

The Hockaday Museum of Art proudly presents the 46th Annual Arts in the Park festival. Arts in the Park is the Flathead Valley’s premiere arts, crafts, and music festival held in Kalispell’s historic downtown Depot Park. Over 100 local and visiting artists and craftsmen offer their unique and quality works for sale. Food and beverage vendors from around the valley provide delicious treats, and live musical entertainment gives the festival a light mood. A spirited fair for all ages! Arts in the Park is a benefit event for the Hockaday Museum of Art. All admission proceeds support the Museum in its mission and programs.



The Event at Rebecca Farm 133th Annniversary
July 24-27, 2014

The world's best horses and riders will compete in The Event at Rebecca Farm July 25th - 28th 2013, with free admission for spectators to the largest equestrian triathlon in the US and one of only twelve stops on the World Cup tour. Competitors will vie for more than $50,000 in prize money and over $30,000 in trophies and tack awards while they compete in dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. http://www.rebeccafarm.org




Blue Moon Rodeo
May 29 - September 13, 2014 Every Thrusday Night

When planning your vacation to the "Big Sky Country" of Montana, attend one of the many rodeos produced by Brash Rodeo.  Our rodeos provide quality family entertainment at an affordable price.

Rodeo events include Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding, Mini Bull Riding, Steer Wrestling, Calf Roping, Team Roping (enter twice with different partner), Ladies Barrels, Junior Barrels and Kids Barrels (9 & Under).






Whitefish Wine Auction - Whitefish Lake Institute Annual
July 31 - August 1, 2014

Wine Tasting, Live Auction, Silent Auction, Raffle, Banquet & Entertainment. Enjoy wine tasting on Thursday in a lovely lakeside setting at an event that will enliven your wine tasting and drinking experiences. Friday offers a social hour and Silent Auction bidding followed by a four-course meal prepared by the creative chefs at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake "-each course paired with wines from our featured wine sponsor, Foley Family Wines." With specialty wines, exciting adventures, and unique items to be auctioned, there will be something to delight and entice every guest. Proceeds support the Whitefish Lake Institute and its work protecting the water quality in Whitefish Lake and its surrounding water bodies.



August 2014

Alpine Theatre Project presents: "Big River"
August 1,2014

A bluegrass musical adventure from one of country's music's greatest songwriters. Mark Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life your favorite characters from the novel. Propelled by an award winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music.



Backpacker's Ball
August 2, 2014   6:00pm - 11:00 pm

The Glacier National Park Conservancy is hosting its third annual Backpacker's Ball on August 2, 2014. The event will be held at the historic Green Valley Ranch in Coram, Montana and will feature live music and dancing by the Ashley Creek Band, locally harvested dinner specialties by the Cuisine Machine and a silent and live auction,all to benefit Glacier National Park.




Huckleberry Days Arts Festivals
August 8 - 10, 2014

Art Festival with over 100 artists & food vendors, mobile climbing wall for kids & adults and a huckleberry dessert bake-off contest. All events take place in/around Depot Park, Whitefish. 

 

Friday, August 08, 2014:
Arts Festival – Depot Park: 11:30 am to 6:30 pm
 
Saturday, August 09, 2014:
Arts Festival – Depot Park: 10 am – 6 pm
Huckleberry Bake-Off Entry Registration – Depot Park: 9:30 am to 10:30 am (for entry forms & rules go to:http://www.whitefishchamber.org/pages/HuckleberryDays/)
Huckleberry Bake-Off Judging Begins – Depot Park:  10:45 am

Sunday, August 10, 2014:
Arts Festival – Depot Park: 10 am – 5 pm

All weekend long visitors can stop by the Whitefish Chamber tent, located in the SE corner of the park, and vote for their favorite entry in the Huckleberry Days Poster Contest, as participants vie for the "People's Choice" award.




Big Sky Futurity & Aged Event
August 9-16, 2014    8am - 6pm

Bridleless cutting on Friday at 7:00 pm. Food donation is your ticket into the event. Located at the Majestic Valley Arena. Come and watch the Montana Cutters!! Northwest Montana's best cutters and cutting horses in action. Free to the public to watch. Go to their website and check it out!!!! Come watch the bridleless cutting on Friday night at 7:00 pm. watch these talented cutters, cut without using their reins!!!!! Food donation is your ticket into the event.. www.bigskyagedevent.com contact: Theresa Nelson 406-369-2024



MRHA Reining Horse Show
August 19-24, 2014  9am - 6pm 

ECome and watch the top reining horses, trainers and riders compete for prize money and trophies. Free to spectators. Concessions will be available. More details to come. Tickets:
General Admission FREE    
 Event Show Times:
August 19, 2014 12:00 AM - August 24, 2014 12:00 AM    




The Northwest Montana Fair
August 13-17, 2014

Experience the excitement, heritage, and culture of NW Montana. With over 110 years of tradition, the NW Montana Fair & Rodeo comes alive each year in August featuring three nights of PRCA Rodeo action, huge concerts, carnival rides galore, and great food. Join in the fast paced excitement of Relay Races or the Demolition Derby. Enjoy the squeals and thrills of Pig Wrestling as teams compete in the mud for the championship. 

Other fair highlights include great local talents on stage, the fair parade in downtown Kalispell, livestock show and sale, and more than 100 commercial exhibitors to shop. There’s so much to see and do, you’ll want to stay for everything! The heart of the NW Montana Fair is more than 6,000 exhibits showcasing the interest, talent, and passion of our regional residents. From quilts to mini-horses, floriculture to rabbits, you’re sure to experience blue ribbon displays throughout the fair.



The Northwest Montana Ram PRCA Rodeo

August 14, 15, 16, 2014 

Experience the excitement, heritage, and culture of NW Montana. With over 110 years of tradition, the NW Montana Fair & Rodeo comes alive each year in August featuring three nights of PRCA Rodeo action, huge concerts, carnival rides galore, and great food. Gates Open at 6pm daily – Rodeo Starts 7:30 pm featuring Kesler Championship Rodeo Stock, Mutton Bustin, and Relay Races

 


Whitefish Trail Hootenanny
August 22, 2014    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Whitefish Legacy Partners to celebrate the Whitefish Trail on Friday, August 22nd! Come for an evening filled with live music, kid?s activities, raffles and fun. Food and drink will be available. Support the Whitefish Trail and have a foot stomping good time while celebrating this wonderful resource we have in our community!


WAGFEST Carnival 
August 23, 2014

The WAGFEST Carnival is a family friendly festival complete with a ?Dunk a Doctor? tank, cotton candy, face-painting, and more. Julie King- Practice Manager Alpine Animal Hospital 5820 US. HWY 93 S. Whitefish, MT. 59937 (406) 862-2524 www.alpineanimalhospital.us


S.N.O.W Bus Brewfest - Depot Park, Whitefish
August 23, 2014   3:00pm - 7:00pm

Featuring Micro Breweries from near & far with music!!!   Includes commemorative glass and 10 beer samples. Under 21 tickets available and include water, and soft drinks. Whitefish Mountain Resort 862-2900 or Big Mountain Commercial Association 253-9192


Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival & Workshop
August 24 - August 31, 2014

The COCGF Festival and Workshop will be a rare opportunity for students and teachers to study with renowned guitar artists,six days of intimate workshops, master classes, and jam sessions for both the serious and casual student in  jazz, rock, blues, songwriting and classical guitar styles. 
 
 


Downtown Farmers' Market
Every Tuesday through September 24th

Crafts, local produce and baked goods, food booths, live music, and great fun! Free Admission
Start Time: 5:00pm
End Time:7:30pm 



Bigfork Summer Playhouse Live Theatre
July 7-September 6, 2014 

Bigfork Summer Playhouse 2014 Season June 7th thru Sept 6th, 2014 Please contact them at bigforksummerplathouse.com or 406 837 4886.The Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Avenue, Bigfork, MT 59911. 
Website: http://www.bigforkcenter.com



You're A Good Man Charlie Brown
West Side Story
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Disney's Tarzan
The Full Monty



Blue Moon Rodeo
May 29 - September 13, 2014 Every Thrusday Night

When planning your vacation to the "Big Sky Country" of Montana, attend one of the many rodeos produced by Brash Rodeo.  Our rodeos provide quality family entertainment at an affordable price.

Rodeo events include Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding, Mini Bull Riding, Steer Wrestling, Calf Roping, Team Roping (enter twice with different partner), Ladies Barrels, Junior Barrels and Kids Barrels (9 & Under).






September 2014

27th Annual Taste of Whitefish
September 4, 2014    5:30pm - 8:00 pm

The Taste of Whitefish has become one of Montana’s premier food events.  Over 25 restaurants, caterers and beverage companies will be offering samples of their finest specialties, with live entertainment by an acoustic trio "Fresh off the Vine".  Your ticket includes beer & wine tasting and unlimited visits to all food & beverage booths.  This is a rain or shine event.  Tickets go fast!  So get yours early:  $40 in advance, $45 at the door.  Available at the Whitefish Chamber office, located at 307 Spokane Ave., #103 or call 862-3501 for more information.  This event is fund raiser for the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored by Kalispell Toyota.





Cowgirl Up at the Bar W
September 7-13, 2014 and September 21-27, 2014

The "Cowgirl Up" is an all-inclusive woman's adventure retreat in keeping with the simple yet elegant Bar W style. Before exploring close to a million acres of trails, your get-a-way starts with a "Saddle Up" horsemanship clinic in the arena where you’ll choose your horse and find your seat. Each and everyday you can ride to your hearts delight with one of our expert wranglers - or not - perhaps you just want to kick back relax and let Montana surround you.





Western Cattle Drive at the Bar W
September 14-20, 2014

“Cowboying on the Great Divide” is scheduled for this fall hosted by the Bar W Guest Ranch. It’s all about horses, cattle, great country, and you!At the Bar W, we have created a cattle drive adventure that rounds out all of the experiences of a cattle round-up. Having participated in traditional cattle drives, we wanted our guests to experience the “best of” what a cattle drive offers.



Hammer Nutrition Two Bear Marathon & Half Marathon
September 7, 2014

Three intrepid marathoners (only one of whom had a vague sense of direction), armed with topo maps, a GPS, and bear spray, spent the better part of the summer and fall of 2004 getting lost in the Stillwater State Forest. Eventually, however, they accomplished their goal and mapped out a challenging, scenic course for a marathon. Next, they chose a weekend when the fall colors were at their peak, and the Two Bear Marathon was born.



Montana Drill Team
September 5, 6, 7,  2014

Come out to watch the Montana Drill team do their stuff on horses.

Tickets:
Adult General Admission FREE    
 
Event Show Times:
September 5, 2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
September 6, 2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
September 7, 2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   




Montana State 4-H Horse Show
September 12-14, 2014

Come and watch our own 4-H members show their horses



Downtown Farmers' Market
Every Tuesday through September 24th

Crafts, local produce and baked goods, food booths, live music, and great fun! Free Admission
Start Time: 5:00pm
End Time:7:30pm 




Velkommen Til Nordicfest - A Scandinavian Celebration
September 12-14, 2014   Libby, Montana

The Nordicfest parade will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 11 am.  
This parade runs from Mineral and Lincoln Blvd, down to 2nd Street, up to Louisiana and back to Lincoln Blvd to the Memorial Center.  Nordicfest includes reining competitions, a combined driving event and demonstrations of freestyle reining and farm equipment hauling as well as a number of riding and jumping events to show the versatility of the breed and the abilities of the riders.     http://www.libbynordicfest.org/Schedule.htm


Great Northwest Oktoberfest
September 25-27, 2014

Join us in beautiful Whitefish, Montana for two weekends of authentic German beer, food, music and fun - Montana-style! Sept 25-27 & Oct 2-4, 2014

Weekend #1 of 2
Featuring live music by Europa!
Thursday, Sept 26th 5pm -11pm:  Local's Night (Flathead residents FREE with ID!)
Friday, Sept 27th 5-11pm
Saturday, Sept 28th 12n-11pm:  Family Day (Family friendly activities from 12n-4pm)



Adult Only Week at the Bar W Guest Ranch
September 28 - October 4, 2014

Please come and join us for a week of fun for the Bar W Ranch Adults Only Week. Singles, couples and parents alike are invited to unwind for a 6 night getaway. Escape to beautiful Whitefish and experience for yourself some of the most unspoiled nature while exploring Montana’s spectacular and diverse scenery by horseback. The Adults Only Week at the Bar W is an all inclusive retreat designed to allow you to relax, have fun and let your stress evaporate into the fresh mountain air.


October 2014

Great Northwest Oktoberfest - 2nd Weekend 
October 2-4, 2014

Join us in beautiful Whitefish, Montana for two weekends of authentic German beer, food, music and fun - Montana-style! For a FULL schedule of events: www.whitefishoktoberfest.com
Weekend #1 of 2
Featuring live music by Europa!
Thursday, Sept 26th 5pm -11pm:  Local's Night (Flathead residents FREE with ID!)
 Friday, Sept 27th 5-11pm
Saturday, Sept 28th 12n-11pm:  Family Day (Family friendly activities from 12n-4pm)


Whitefish Legacy Run
October 5, 2014

The annual Whitefish Legacy Run is planned for Sunday, October 5th, 2014. This family friendly run offers something for everyone?long distances and single track trails combined with dirt roads, and shorter options for families. Family and friends can gather at the beautiful Stillwater Mountain Lodge to celebrate with run participants.
 




Cinch Bucking Horse Championships
October 4-5, 2014

If you like bull riding, you'll enjoy the World Class Bucking Horse Association Battle of the Broncs Finals!!!! The best 4 and 5 year old saddle broncs in North America. Come see future world champion bucking horses and the best of the best world class cowboys. There will also be barrel racing featuring our local talent, celebrity team roping, wife carrying contest sponsored by Coors and a silent auction. Following the event will be an awards ceremony. Limited amount of VIP tickets available for $40.00, which includes food, beer and an opportunity to sit on the floor up close and personal with these amazing bucking horses. Call Kerri @ 261-2650. Visit www.worldclassbuckinghorseassociation.com for more information. There will be a Bucking Horse Sale on Sunday!!!





Montana Reining Cow Horse Association Derby

October 9-12, 2014

Come and see one of the most exciting equine events where riders and horses match their skill against cattle. Fun for the whole family! Full concessions and bar available.




 Alpine Theatre Project presents: AKTP: "Peter Pan"
October 25-26 2014

Performed by high school students from across the Flathead Valley as part of the AKTP Educational Outreach program.

 


November 2014

Whitefish Gallery Nights Art Walk
November 6th
Experience the art of Whitefish  - great art, fun, food & beverages. 

Date: November 6, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: http://whitefishgallerynights.org
Contact: Whitefish Chamber 862-3501
Date/Time Details: Start Time: 6:00pm
End Time: 9:00pm
Fees/Admission: Free


Black Curtain Theatre "Two Rooms"
November 8th @ Whitefish Theatre Company

The two rooms in this drama are a windowless cell in Beirut, where educator Michael Wells is being held by terrorists, and his home office in Washington, DC., where his wife Lainie has stripped the room bare as a vigil for him. Here Lainie and Michael speak to each other using their imaginations to figure out their lives ate now, how to live them, and how to they got here in the first place.Website: 
http://www.whitefishtheatreco.org




13th Annual Holiday Extravaganza
November 7, 8, 9, 2014

Friday 1 pm to 7 pm Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Set up for vendors will be Thursday until 7 pm and Friday morning 8 am until we open the doors to the public at 1 pm. 



Dancing with Our Stars
November 14, 2014 @ Whitefish Theatre Co.

Imagine our neighbors dancing a spicy cha-cha, beautiful waltz, or getting their boogie on with a disco. Like the popular TV show, the Utah Ballroom Dance Company will rehearse with 6 lucky community members. They will costume them, add video highlights, coach a hilarious local judging panel, and put on a live dance performance that you'll love, including a full dance program from the professional ballroom dancers themselves. Website: http://www.whitefishtheatreco.org


December 2014

Whitefish Gallery Nights Art Walk
December 4th
Experience the art of Whitefish  - great art, fun, food & beverages. 

Date: December 4, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: http://whitefishgallerynights.org
Contact: Whitefish Chamber 862-3501
Date/Time Details: Start Time: 6:00pm
End Time: 9:00pm
Fees/Admission: Free

MRP Arena Cross
December 5 & 6, 2014

Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. with the event starting at 7:00 p.m. Leave the T.V. at home and come watch the live Arena Cross action at the Majestic Valley Arena. It's Trail Blazing fun to watch them make every turn around the arena. Don't worry about dinner either as full concession are available at the Majestic Valley Arena. Pee Wees through Professional riders will compete for championships. We hope to see you here for the action! For more information call 208-691-1343 or 406-755-5366. Tickets are on sale at Penco... Take your child with you and receive a free child ticket!!!!
 



Christmas Stroll in Downtown Whitefish
December 12, 2014

Throughout The Evening....Wagon rides by Bar W Guest Ranch, Warm up at fire pits at various locations on Central Ave, Create your own ornament at Stumptown Art Studio, Chestnuts Roasting at the Village Shop, Frozen Turkey Bowling at the Craggy Range, Vendors selling great crafts and delicious food, Stores dressed in their holiday finest - many w/refreshments, Face Painting, 
Gingerbread House Contest, and more.



Alpine Theatre Project presents "Yuletide Affair 11"
December 20, 2014

Note: Yuletide Affair tickets go on sale to ATP donors and subscribers before the general public. General Public Nov.1,2013. Conceived & Starring the Stars of ATP and Friends!
Date: December 20, 2014
Website: http://www.alpinetheatreproject.org
Location: Whitefish Performing Arts Center
Contact: Call (406) 862-SHOW for info
EMail: info@alpinetheatreproject.org
Date/Time Details: 7pm


January 2015

Whitefish Gallery Nights Art Walk
January 1, 2015
Experience the art of Whitefish  - great art, fun, food & beverages. 

Date: January 1, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: http://whitefishgallerynights.org
Contact: Whitefish Chamber 862-3501
Date/Time Details: Start Time: 6:00pm
End Time: 9:00pm
Fees/Admission: Free


Stumptown Art Studio: Canvas & Cookies
First Friday of Every Month, Ages 7-12

A new monthly painting session for ages 7-12 will take place the first Friday of each month. Patterned after the popular adult class Canvas & cocktails, kids now get to enjoy a evening of painting and snacking with friends.

Date: January 9, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Website: http://www.stumptownartstudio.org
Location: Stumptown Art Studio 145 Central Avenue
Contact: 862-5929
Date/Time Details: Date: January 10th, 2014



Whitefish Winter Carnival Merry Maker
Carnival Festivities Begin TBA

Enjoy a dinner and a roast of Whitefish and the world. Duchess of Lark & Prime Minister will be announced!! Adults only. Button required.

Call the Whitefish Chamber to purchase tickets. 862 3501

Age group event is most appropriate for Adults (21 years and older only)




Skiijoring Championships
TBA

The Ski Joring Championships are coming back to Whitefish, Montana as the signature Winter Carnival event that combines a Montana-style winter extreme sport mix of two of Big Sky Country’s favorites: horses and skiing.

 



For more information on Area Events visit: The Whitefish Chambers or The Whitefish Convention & Visitors Bureau