Bar W Guest Ranch Montana

Area Events & Great Dates

Community Calender of events and activities in the Whitefish area:



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





Brash Rodeo Winter Series
November/December 2015 

Doors Open at 6.00 p.m with the event starting at 7:00 p.m.
Come and enjoy Vance Brash Winter Rodeo Series: Doors open at 6 pm and Rodeo starts at 7 pm. All entry's call on Wednesday before the event from 3 pm to 9 pm. call # 307-223-2156 2014 winter schedule Nov. 21,22, 2014 Dec. 12,13,26,27,30



 
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



Brash Rodeo Winter Series
November/December 2015 

Doors Open at 6.00 p.m with the event starting at 7:00 p.m.
Come and enjoy Vance Brash Winter Rodeo Series: Doors open at 6 pm and Rodeo starts at 7 pm. All entry's call on Wednesday before the event from 3 pm to 9 pm. call # 307-223-2156 2014 winter schedule Nov. 21,22, 2014 Dec. 12,13,26,27,30

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



Snow Bus Winter Wine Festival
January 17, 2015

MCA’s annual Bacchanalia offers a veritable cornucopia of palate-pleasing wines and appetizers. A silent auction and live music are also on tap. This is a fundraiser for the SNOW bus.


Event Location
Lodge @ Whitefish Lake, Wisconsin Ave. Whitefish
Date/Time Information
Date: Jan 17th, 2015
Time 6:00 to 9:00pm
Contact Information
862-2900 Tickets in advance.


 



Wild Women Wednesday
Date: January 21, 2015 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Event DescriptionCalling all you Wild Women to Stumptown Art Studio! Stay up late while making cool stuff. Bring your own art projects to work on or make something here. Try glass fusing, make mosaics or paint your own pottery. Door prizes and raffles will only add to the craziness. Gather your gaggle of gals up and come have some fun. Call or email now to reserve a table, you wild women you!

 




Mark of Zorro! Silent film with the Glacier Symphony
Date: January 24 - 25, 2015

Event DescriptionThe 1920's film starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr. is set to an exciting orchestra score by composer and pianist Rick Friend. This great family concert will be performed one night in WHITEFISH on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 pm at Whitefish Performing Arts Center. A Sunday matinee at 3 pm will be performed at Flathead High Performance Hall in Kalispell

Date/Time InformationSaturday, Jan. 24 7:30 pm
Sunday, Jan. 25, 3 pm in Kalispell
Contact Information
GSC Box Office: 406-407-7000



Skiijoring Championships
January 23- 25, 2015

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.



 



Whitefish Theatre Company Presents "lil' Smokies"
January 24, 2015

JOIN WTC FOR A NIGHT OF MONTANA MUSIC! Hailing from Missoula, the Lil’ Smokies, headed up by home-grown music sensation Andy Dunnigan, exploded onto the acoustic/bluegrass scene in 2009 and haven’t shown any signs of fatigue since. Winning the 2013 Northwest String Summit Band Competition and sharing the stage with heavyweights like Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Keller Williams, and dozens of others, the Lil’ Smokies have no problem captivating large audiences.  With a unique blend of traditional bluegrass, newgrass, unique original compositions and sheer raw energy, this six-piece ensemble weaves seamlessly through genres, leaving something for everyone.  Come dance the night away on the converted open main dance floor of the theatre or watch the fun from seats upstairs!  Either way, it’s a show not to miss!  

 


 



Whitefish Theatre Company Presents "Letters to Sala"
January 31 - February 1, 2015

TC'S SECOND BLACK CURTAIN EVENT OF THE SEASON! Based on a true account, Letters to Sala is a remarkable story of a young girl's survival during wartime Germany.  Sala Garncarz spent five years in a Nazi labor camp that she chronicled in over 350 letters that she managed to keep safe.  The emotional journey of the play begins for both Sala and her daughter Ann when the letters resurface.  As Sala is thrown into the past, Ann is discovering her mother’s historical impact on Holocaust documentation while Ann’s daughters, Caroline and Elisabeth, realize for the first time the weight of their Jewish heritage. Three generations of Kirschner women must work together to sift through the past and come to terms with the true gravity of Sala's letters. 

 

February 2015


Whitefish Winter Carnival Merry Maker
Carnival Festivities - February 7, 2015

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)





 


Wild Women Wednesday
Date: February 13, 2015 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Event DescriptionCalling all you Wild Women to Stumptown Art Studio! Stay up late while making cool stuff. Bring your own art projects to work on or make something here. Try glass fusing, make mosaics or paint your own pottery. Door prizes and raffles will only add to the craziness. Gather your gaggle of gals up and come have some fun. Call or email now to reserve a table, you wild women you!



 Smash'n Bash Whitefish International Hockey Tournament
February 2015

Enjoy the action on the ice Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday morning.
Location: Place: Stumptown Ice Den, Wisconsin Ave, Whitefish
Contact: 863-2477
 


Penguin Plunge- A dip in Whitefish Lake
February 2015

Fundraiser for Special Olympics Check In Time 8:30 to 10:30 am . Concession Stand - City Beach

 A free bus runs every 15min from First Interstate Bank starting at 9:00am  Cheer on a hundred people as they jump in frigid water of Whitefish Lake for the Special Olympics.

Website: http://www.somt.org
Location: Whitefish City Beach
Contact: Judy 863-8888
 




Cabin Fever Days and World Famous Barstool Ski Race
February 2015

Join us in celebrating our  Annual Cabin Fever Days and world famous barstool races. Food & craft vendors, sled races, pool tourney, kid's carnival.
Location: Canyon Towns: Hungry Horse, Martin City & Coram
Contact: Trapline 212-4326
Date/Time Details: Start Time: 10 am
Fees/Admission: $3 Cabin Fever Button Required

 


Whitefish Theatre Company Presents "The Hobbit"
February 19-22, 2015

WTC BRINGS JRR TOLKIEN'S FANTASY TO LIFE

EVENT DATES: February 19, 2015 - February 22, 2015

EVENT DATES: February 27, 2015 - February 28, 2015

EVENT DATES: March 01, 2015

EVENT TIMES: Friday, Saturday at 7:30 PM; Sunday at 4:30 PM

ADMISSION FEE: $18 adult; $16 senior; $8 student



My Montana Wedding Expo
February 21, 2015

Up to 100 Exhibitors
Style Shows
Educational Seminars
$1000 in Prize Giveaways

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell





March 2015

 Whitefish Winter Classic
4 days of Great Activities
March 5-8, 2015

The Whitefish Winter Classic is an annual charity event that takes place in the resort town of Whitefish, Montana.  All monies raised benefit For the Children, Inc. a local non-profit organization. The mission of For the Children Inc. is to provide financial assistance to NW Montana families with pediatric medical-related costs.  Each year, approximately $50,000 is given to families whose children are in need of medical treatment outside of Montana.  Monies assist families with travel expenses such as transportation, lodging, and meals. 



 


Shake Your Tail Gala
March 7, 2015

2nd Annual Shake Your Tail Gala and enjoy a night of dancing, dining and a silent and live auction as we raise much-needed funds to support homeless dogs and cats in Flathead County. Enjoy a smorgasbord of savory prime rib. Wonderful wines and locally brewed beer will be served. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of NWMT and will provide food, housing and medical care for homeless animals at the Charlotte Edkins Animal Adoption Center. To purchase tickets, visit www.shakeyourtailgala.com.



 


Whitefish Theatre Company Presents "Okaidja & Shokoto"
March 7, 2015

WTC BRINGS A TRIO OF DIVERSE RHYTHMS AND DANCE LIVE!

Shokoto, a Portland-based African music trio comprised of founder Okaidja Afroso and bandmates Mashud Neindow and Chaz Mortimer, takes you on a musical journey from Africa through the Americas.  Born in Ghana, Okaidja has created a unique form of music and dance that blends traditional Ghanaian music and dance with rhythms and movements of the African diaspora, including Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Peruvian, American blues, jazz and tap.  Unique instruments, such as the Afro-Peruvian cajon and the Ghanaian gil, tie together these diverse cultures and blend traditional African music with a mixture of exultant compositions, soulful vocals, heart-pulsing drumming, and energetic dancing to create an exceptional experience that feeds your soul.   





13th Annual Exhibition of Artisit Member Works
March 13, 2015

The Hockaday Museum of Art is located in the cultural district of downtown Kalispell at 302 Second Ave East. It is housed in a 1904 Carnegie Library building that appears on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Museum is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, open year-round, Tues-Sat from 10am-5pm. A wheelchair accessible entry and elevator are provided. For more information, please visit www.HockadayMuseum.org or call 406-755-5268.

   
 


Moonlight Dine & Ski
March 2015

Dine adventurously while overlooking the snowcapped peaks of Glacier National Park and the lights of the Flathead Valley. First, you'll ride the Big Mountain Express chair to the Summit House for an unforgettable meal. Then, you can either ride the lift back down or follow one of our guides for the run of your life by moonlight. A themed dinner will be served buffet style at 5:30pm. 
Reservations required - call 406-862-2900.



   
 


Whitefish Cup
March 2015

SKIERCROSS AND BANKED SLALOM

Formerly known as the Corn Cup, the Whitefish Cup lets skiers (and tele skiers) loose on the Goat Haunt BoarderX Course and Banked Slalom through George’s Gorge.

 




 


Dummy Derby and Winter Brewfest
March 2015

This demolition derby on skis is non-pyrotechnic fireworks meets a 50-car pileup, and it’s just plain fun. It’s highly spectator friendly and no living beings are at risk! Plus the winner takes home a cash purse of $500. Before the antics, stop by the Winter Brewfest and sample craft beers from around the region. Proceeds fund the free S.N.O.W. Bus.




 


1st Annual Bike Derby - A Fundraiser to benefit the Whitefish Community School

March 2015

Parents! Dust off your kid's bicycles from the winter snow and come have some indoor fun, featuring obstacle course, bike bedazzling, bike raffle, raffles, giveaways, bike safety talk, 1st aid station, face painting and more! Everyone Welcome, $5.00 to ride! Appropriate for kids ages 2-8. All proceeds support the mission of Whitefish Community School.






April 2015
 

Pond Skim

April 2015

End the season with a splash! The most fun event of the year is back again. Watch costume-clad folks ski or snowboard over a custom built pond for a chance at a $1100 cash purse. This event always sells out for competitors, and we have had upwards of 2000 spectators. Come and end the season with the best end of season throw down around!!!



 


Whitefish Theatre Company Presents "Venus in Fur"
April 8-11, 2015

WTC'S FUN ADULT COMEDY LIVENS THE STAGE!

Thomas Novachek, a beleaguered playwright, is desperate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of the classic sultry tale Venus in Fur. Into his empty audition room walks a brash and equally desperate actress—oddly enough, named Vanda. Though seemingly wrong for the sophisticated part, the actress’s masterful performance flips the script on the demanding creator’s expectations and turns the session into an electrifying battle of the sexes and a laugh-out-loud game of cat and mouse that blurs the lines of fantasy and reality.  With loads of cheek and a hint of the erotic, this award-winning drama by David Ives has been hailed as “seriously smart and very funny” by The New York Times.  


   Easter Bunny at Kalispell Center Mall

April 2015

Easter Bunny will make appearances at Kalispell Center Mall, April 11 through April 19 The Easter Bunny has hopped his way to the Kalispell Center Mall. Peter Cottontail will be posing for pictures and visiting with families through Saturday, April 19 in the Herberger's Court. Friday, April 11th Noon ? 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 12th Noon- 7:00 p.m. Sunday, April 13th Noon - 5:00 p.m. Thursday, April 17th Noon ? 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 18th Noon -7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 19th 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. For more information visit www.kalispellcentermall.com/events or www.facebook.com/kalispellcentermall 
 

 Adult Hockey Tournament - Canadian Cup - Stumptown Ice Den

April 2015
Men or Women in the "B" skill level. Enjoy the action on the ice Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday morning 





 

13th Annual Death-By-Chocolate Fundraiser at the Conrad Mansion Museum

April 2015

The Conrad Mansion Museum is hosting its 13th Annual Death-By-Chocolate Fundraiser. Guests at this popular event become crime-solvers when a murder occurs at the Conrad Mansion amidst wine, hors d'oeuvres, music and a chocolate fountain. Who dun-it: Marty, the Professor, Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Colonel Mustard, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock? Clues found in rooms help determine the culprit. Guests are encouraged to dress in costume. The show is written and directed by talented Montana native Leah Lindsay and Lane Smith. Raffle tickets for a variety of beautiful gift baskets supplied by generous community sponsors will also be available for purchase. Tickets are $60 per person, $55 for Friends of the Mansion Members. Age 21+. Visit www.conradmansion.com for details.

 


Whitefish Theatre Company Presents "Moira Smiley & Voco"
April 24, 2015

WTC BRINGS A NIGHT OF HAMONIZING MUSIC TO WHITEFISH!

 

Moira Smiley and VOCO is a visionary blend of voices that redefines harmony singing.  Accompanied by the cello, banjo, ukelele, and accordion, to name a few, Moira Smiley's award-winning original music and spell-binding American and East European folksongs light up the stage with rompin’ stompin' body percussion and warm wit. Named the #1 a cappella group in the U.S. in 2007, Moira Smiley & VOCO has the energy of street singing and the elegance of a string quartet. Expect magnificent, hair-raising performances – music that has been called “fascinating, persuasive, near perfect.” – Herald Times



May 2015
 
 



Cowgirl Up at the Bar W
May 24-30, 2015 

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.





 


Glacier Symphoney and Chorale in Concert
May 2015

COMPLETE ORCHESTRA AND CHORALE PRESENT VAUGHN WILLIAMS. Glacier Symphony and Chorale combine their power in a concert of tremendous musical depth with soloists Gina Lapka, soprano and Stephen Kalm, baritone.


Annual Whitefish Parks & Recreation Spring Gear Swap
May 2015

Drop off your used spring gear and earn 80% back, or just stop in and shop for your next outdoor hobby.
We will take all types of spring and summer sports gear. Proceeds support our Youth ski Program.








Wine/Food Fest - Project Kids 26th Annual 
May 2015

Drop off your used spring gear and earn 80% back, or just stop in and shop for your next outdoor hobby.
We will take all types of spring and summer sports gear. Proceeds support our Youth ski Program.







 
 


5th Annual Wag Race
May 2015

SUPPORT THE HUGH ROGERS WAG PARK

Walk or run with your dog and choose from a 12K, four mile or one mile route. Enjoy music by Jon Dunnigan, face painting, food and drinks.

For information, call 890-1201



Stumptown Gold Scramble
May 2015

SPONSORED BY WHITEFISH PTA AND BOOSTER CLUB

Help support Whitefish schools by attendiing this fun event. Registration opens at 10:30 am with a shotgun start at noon.

Call 862 5960 for more information



Downtown Farmers' Market
Every Tuesday 

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






Spring Showcase-A Mother's Day Event
May 2015

Looking for that perfect Mother?s Day Gift?? Join us on Saturday, May 10 from 10am-4pm and pick out the perfect gift for your mother. Or want to spend quality time with mom? Join us for shopping and pampering at the Kalispell Center Mall. We will have vendors from all over the valley coming together to for a one day Spring Vendor Showcase! We are celebrating moms for the day and will be Accepting donations for the Hope Pregnancy Resource Center. Visit our website www.kalispellcentermall.com for a list of donation items needed.


 


Mini Master's Putt Putt Tournament
May 2015

We're bringing you the most prestigious miniature golf tournament in your favorite downtown Whitefish bars! Pre-registration is required - come to Great Northern Brewing Company to sign up today. Space is limited to 24 teams. Maximum 6 people per team, minimum of 4 people per team. Cost is $20 per person - sign up before Monday, May 5th at 12 pm, and receive a sweet Mini Masters shirt! All golfers are to meet at Great Northern Brewery at 5:45 - 6 pm for sign-in, hole assignment and instructions. Shotgun starts at 6:30. Each participant must provide their own putter and a golf ball (we suggest that you mark your golf ball for identification). Award ceremony is at the brewery commencing after the tournament is over, and winners must be present to win. This year's theme is Famous Golfers! Awards Include: Individual lowest score Lowest team score (combined best 4 scores per team) Best dressed (men's and women's) Best hole design Sportsmanship





Memorial Day Parade
May 2015
Join us for the United Veterans Parade on May 26th, 2014








Adult Only Week at the Bar W Guest Ranch
October 4-10, 2015

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.
 


June 2015



Western Cattle Drive at the Bar W
June 6-13, 2015

“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.


Blue Moon Rodeo
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).








FREE Summer Tourism Showcase
June 2015

If you work at a hotel, restaurant, bar or in retail, you are on the ‘front line’ to our visitors.  Learn about all there is for visitors to see and do this summer, with accurate information & up-to-date pricing. GREAT information if you work with the public and speak with our visitors!! This event will feature:
- Over 25 Summer Activity Vendors with activity info and pricing
- No RSVP necessary, just bring your co-workers!





Summer Solstice Bluegrass Bash
June 2015

BLUEGRASS - BEER - BBQ
Celebrate the longest day of the year with great music, beer & BBQ! Join us on June 21 from 5 pm to ? for the first annual "Summer Solstice Bluegrass Bash,” a fundraiser for the Whitefish Community Center. We’ll have live music by the Trapline Band, a BBQ dinner with all the sides by Piggyback BBQ and beer/wine for purchase. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Gate opens at 5 pm. Admission price includes live music and a BBQ dinner. This is a rain or shine event. Tickets are just $20 in advance, ($25 at the door); kids [5-12 yrs] $10; kids under 5 are free . Buy tickets at the Whitefish Community Center [121 E. 2nd St.] or at the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce [307 Spokane Ave. #103], call 862-4923 or visit:www.whitefishcommunitycenter.org 




Downtown Farmers' Market
Every Tuesday 

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
June 2015 

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



 Whitefish Mountain Resort's Summer Opening Day
June 2015

From downtown take Baker across the bridge; it becomes Wisconsin.  Follow Wisconsin to Big Mountain Rd..  Turn right on Big Mountain Rd to the end.  Approximately 8 miles from downtown.



 



First Thursdays Gallery Night Art Walk
June 2015

DOWNTOWN GALLERIES OPEN FOR SPECIAL EXHIBITS

Join your friends for a n evening tour of the downtown galleries featuring new exhibits. Many businesses offer food and beverages.





July 2015
 

Annual 4th of July Golf Tournament
July 2015
Whitefish Lake Golf Club's Annual 4th of July Golf Tournament.
Date: July 3, 2014
Location: Whitefish Lake Golf Course 1200 Hwy 93 West, Whitefish.
Contact: Whitefish Lake Golf Club 862-5960
 




Whitefish Arts Festival - Fun for the whole family
July 2015

Arts & Crafts Galore! Music & Entertainment!

 

Bigfork Summer Playhouse Live Theatre
July 2015 

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



Downtown Farmers' Market
Every Tuesday 

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

End Time:7:30pm 





A.L.E.R.T./Betty Woods Memorial Golf Tournament
July 2015

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.

 


12th Annual Glacier Challenge - Canoe, Bike, Run
July 2015

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.


 


 The Event @ Rebecca Farm 14th Anniversary
July 2015

 

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.



Columbia Falls Heritage Days
July 2015
Columbia Falls Heritage Days is an annual community-wide celebration of the town's history. Founded in various industry, the town's history includes timber, lumber, aluminum and the railroad. Join us for our family-oriented festivities that include vendors, music, parade, games, rodeo, and much more, as we celebrate Glacier National Park's Centennial.

 




 Whitefish Lake Institute Annual "Whitefish Wine Auction"

July 2015

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.

 
 


Whitefish City Beach Sidewalk Drawing Contest

July 2015

The Beach provides the chalk and the sidewalk space. You are the artist. Gifts and prizes. Check in at Gazebo #1 next to the LIfeguard House on the beach.




 



August 2015

Backpacker's Ball
August 2015

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 2015

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. 

 

 



Big Sky Futurity & Aged Event
August 2015

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 2015

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    







The Northwest Montana Fair
August 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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

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
August 2015 

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






Blue Moon Rodeo
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 2015

28th Annual Taste of Whitefish
September 2015

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.



Western Cattle Drive at the Bar W
September 19-26, 2015

“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.

 






Cowgirl Up at the Bar W
September 27 - October 3, 2015

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.






 


Hammer Nutrition Two Bear Marathon & Half Marathon
TBA

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
TBA

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   







Downtown Farmers' Market
Every Tuesday 

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
TBA  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
TBA

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)






Cowgirl Up at the Bar W
September 27 - October 3, 2015

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.






 


October 2015





Adult Only Week at the Bar W Guest Ranch
October 4-10, 2015

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.




 
Great Northwest Oktoberfest - 2nd Weekend 
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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

TBA

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"
TBA

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

 

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