Montana Events and Things to Do

Whitewater Festival-Kayaking Races

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 10:00am to Sun, 05/28/2017 - 3:00pm

Enjoy participating in or viewing the whitewater racing on the lower mile of the Swan River.  Every year people come from all over the world to race against the elements and each other.  The 'Wild Mile" is a class IV section of the river, which makes for great excitement.  See the website for details and enjoy your stay in the Flathead Valley...

Livingston Show and Shine Car Show

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 8:00am

From Owl St to Clark Street, 2nd Street will be lined with classic cars.  There will be door prizes and a DJ.  Come out for the fun in Livingston, Montana.

Western Heritage Days - Stevensville

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 4:00pm to Sat, 06/17/2017 - 5:00pm

Celebrate Montana history in Stevensville (Montana's Oldest Community). There will be a parade with cowboys and cowgirls, Native American representation, and floats. The Salish will give a Cultural presentation of history. There will be Arts and Crafts vendors, side walk sales, and open houses throughout downtown, and tours at Historic St. Mary...

Territorial Days in Deer Lodge

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 7:00pm to Sat, 06/17/2017 - 11:00pm

Fun in the community for everyone! Starting with a "Show and Shine" car show, Deer Lodge will be filled with music, vendors, foot races, and a parade. A great day to be in the middle of town to share in all of the fun.

Blues Brews and BBQ

Sat, 06/17/2017 -
12:00am to 7:00pm

A community fundraiser for Philipsburg featuring music, competition judging, and BBQ to eat.  The whole town will be out to celebrate and share community on this Saturday afternoon.

Paul Simon Concert

Wed, 06/21/2017 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Get your tickets to see Paul Simon in concert at Orgen Park at Allegiance Field in Missoula.  Book your favorite B&B room before they are all gone.

Philipsburg Celebrates 150 years

Thu, 06/22/2017 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

The town of Philipsburg Montana is celebrating its Sesquicentennial - 150 years!  Starting at noon, near Town Hall, the celebration begins with bells and sirens, followed by guests and speakers.  

Red Lodge Songwriter Festival

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 7:00pm to Sat, 06/24/2017 - 11:00pm

This 3 day festival features 4 hit songwriters from Nashville as well as 8 top writers from Montana and Wyoming. Hear artists perform their hit songs and tell the stories behind their creations. This is a time to celebrate songwriters and create collaboration. If you are an aspiring songwriter or a lover of music, this is your opportunity to...

Bitterroot 50 Mile Garage Sale

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 8:00am to Sat, 06/24/2017 - 4:00pm

What a fun way to wind your way through the Bitterroot. This 50 mile long yard sale brings a community together and sparks some fun. Look for treasures, meet some interesting folks, and enjoy the ride. It is throughout the Bitterroot Valley, along Highway 93 from Lolo, Montana in the north to Darby, Montana at the southern end. Check out the...

Battle of Little Big Horn Reenactment

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 1:00pm to Sun, 06/25/2017 - 4:00pm

Recapture a piece of history as hundreds of re-enactors demonstrate the battle that became known as Custer's Last Stand. The Reenactment helps to share more of the Native American story of the Indian Wars. It takes place on the ground where the teepees of the Indian Village were located, between Custer's Last Stand Hill and Reno-Benteen...

Whitefish Woody Weekend

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 3:00pm to Sun, 06/25/2017 - 1:00pm

Come on up to Whitefish Lake to see these gorgeous wooden boats on display.  Hosted by The Lodge at Whitefish Lake and open to the public, you will go out onto the docks to view the boats of all sizes, shapes and ages.  These boats are classics and many have an amazing history.  Meet the owners.  Dream about having a wooden boat of your own.

Whitefish Arts Festival at Depot Park

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:00am to Sun, 07/09/2017 - 6:00am

Located in the picturesque town of Whitefish, this arts festival is known for is high quality arts and fine crafts. Artists from around the country gather to present their creations for your viewing and buying. A great time to find that special something for yourself or as gifts for those your love.

Summerfair

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 4:00pm to Sun, 07/09/2017 - 4:00pm

The Yellowstone Art Museum summer artist festival is a fun outdoor event for the whole family.  Veteran's Park fills with artist's booths, craft vendors, food stands and music.  A great way to spend a summer day.   This is a fund raiser for the art museum, and there is a minimal $3.00 charge at the gate.

Missoula Marathon

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 6:00pm to Sun, 07/09/2017 - 12:00am

Sunday full and half marathons also includes wheelchair and Handcycle divisions.  Friday starts off the festivities with a Beer Run.  Saturday includes a Kids Run and a 5K run.  Make a weekend out of it!  Lots to do all weekend long.

Flathead Cherry Festival

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 9:00am to Sun, 07/16/2017 - 4:00pm

The Flathead Valley is famous for its cherries.  Every year Polson celebrates with a 2 day street fair.  Don't miss the cherry spitting contest, cherry pie eating contest, arts and crafts vendors and delicious food.  See all things local to Montana and all things cherry!

Bannack Days in Dillon

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 9:00am to Sun, 07/16/2017 - 4:30pm

Bannack was Montana's first territorial capital. It is here that the Association preserves the history of this area. Bannack Days brings music, crafts, gun fights, gold panning, and food for all to enjoy. A great time to celebrate the history of Montana as you step outside and enjoy time with the community.

The Event at Rebecca Farms

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 8:00am to Sun, 07/23/2017 - 5:00pm

Although focused on horses, The Event at Rebecca Farms includes several events.  The main focus is on Dressage, Cross Country, and Show Jumping.  There is also an art and trade fair with over 90 vendors, and a Kids Zone with lots of activities designed just for your kiddos.  Stay at a local B&B and venture over to the farm for your daytime...

Logger Days

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 5:00pm to Sat, 07/22/2017 - 11:00pm

Pay homage to our logging and timber history in Darby, MT by competing or just watching the fun at Logger Days. This is a world class event where people come from all over to compete and share in the fun of the games. The fun starts of Friday evening with Saturday starting off with a good old fashioned parade. Serious adult timber...

Lake Como Triathalon

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 8:00am

Lake Como Triathalon starts at 8:00 a.m. for an open swim on the lake.  This is followed by a 12.6 mile mountain bike race and then 7.7 mile trail run.  Test your endurance in the heart of the Bitterroot.  This is a fund raiser for local organizations.

The Livingston Hoot - Outdoor Concerts

Thu, 08/03/2017 -
4:00pm to 10:00pm

Food, Fun, and Music on Main Street in Historic Livingston. Kids fun, vendors, and food start the event at 4:00 pm, with TheQuebe Sisters starting off at 6:00. 8:00 brings John CLeary to the stage. This is a community sponsored event, free for all to attend.

Bozeman's Sweet Pea Festival Celebrates the Arts

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 3:30pm to Sun, 08/06/2017 - 7:00pm

This celebration of the arts has been a Bozeman icon since 1978. There is something for everyone from dance workshops, arts and crafts sales, art exhibits and a flower show to concerts, Shakespeare in the Parks, children’s activities, vaudeville, and more. There are over 100 arts and crafts vendors ready to help you find the perfect and unique...

Big Sky Boat Show

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 6:00pm to Sun, 08/06/2017 - 4:00pm

The Flathead Lake and Bigfork Montana come alive with the celebration of wooden boats.  There will be a boat show reception and dinner on the lake as well as a farewell cruise up the river.  Viewing of boats is open to the public.  Check the website for times.

Bite of Bozeman

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 6:00pm to Sun, 08/06/2017 - 10:00pm

Come on out and enjoy the offerring from over 40 area food vendors and restaurants. There is entertainment on every corner as you stroll your way down main Street in Bozeman.

Festival of the Arts

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 9:00am to Sun, 08/06/2017 - 4:30pm

Summer in Bigfork means the annual Art Festival!  High quality crafts, artwork, food, music, and outdoor fun for all.  Shuttle buses are available to transport you to downtown Bigfork from the local school parking lot.   Don't be surprised if you find a special piece that you 'just have to buy'.  Always the first weekend in August.

Festival Amadeus Classical Music Event

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 7:30pm to Sun, 08/13/2017 - 10:00pm

This week long festival of music is in its 9th year. They celebrate music by Mozart as well as other classical composers. The small town of Whitefish attracts several highly acclaimed musicians who join the Festival Amadeus Orchestra and chamber groups for many evenings of beautiful music. The theater is located downtown, only a short walk or...

Huckleberry Days in Whitefish Montana

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 11:30am to Sun, 08/13/2017 - 5:00pm

Huge art show, food, and lots of Huckleberry events and games. Come celebrate our favorite natural berry in the Flathead Valley. Huckleberry ice cream, pies, cakes, and sauces abound. Fun for the kids. Flavors for all!

Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 5:00pm to Sun, 08/20/2017 - 4:00pm

Northwest Montana comes alive showcasing its culture and tradition.  PRCA Rodeo, carnival rides, concerts,  vendors, thousands of exhibits, and all sorts of family fun.  5 days of celebrating Montana's western culture.  Located in the Flathead Valley at the Flathead County Fairgrounds.  There is the Friday Fair Parade in downtown Kalispell.  Go...

Philipsburg Summer Concert

Sat, 08/19/2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Celebrate Philipsburg's 150 Anniversary with an outdoor summer concert.  This year there will be The Cold Hard Cash Show, Jeremy McComb, Hit Songwriter Friends, and Shodown.  Fun for the whole family with entertainment all afternoon.  The concert is at the Winninghoff Park Arena, with gates opening at 11:00.  Enjoy the great community...

Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival in Bigfork

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 12:00pm to Sat, 09/02/2017 - 7:00pm

The 8th annual Festival dedicated to all things GUITAR! Daytime workshops for the serious guitar player and night time concerts for all to enjoy. Bigfork and the Flathead come alive with music and musicians during this week of musical celebration. Catch new and up coming artists at local venues, as well as headliners at the evening concerts....

Ravalli County Fair and Rocking Rodeo in Hamilton, MT

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:00am to Sat, 09/02/2017 - 10:00pm

Country Pride...County Wide is the theme for this year's Fair and Rodeo. Plenty of exhibitors and vendors and all things western and rodeo. Attend the parade. See the Photography exhibit with the theme of 'rocks' this year. Eat, play, and learn as you venture through the Fairgrounds by day and stay for the Rodeo at night. This event provides...

Rumble in the Bay - Classic Car Show in Bigfork

Sun, 09/03/2017 -
8:00am to 4:00pm

The annual Rumble in the Bay show is the place to be for classic car enthusiasts.  Lots of vintage motorcycles, cars and trucks line the streets for viewing. There are plenty of choices for food, allowing you to spend the whole day enjoying Bigfork, on Flathead Lake, and taking a look at the amazing cars of yesteryear.

Annual Labor Day Arts Fair in Red Lodge

Mon, 09/04/2017 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

The 38th annual Labor Day Arts Fair welcomes you to take in the art and fine crafts of over 90 artists. There are food vendors and entertainment throughout the day. Admire the art, find gifts for your friends and family, and pick up something special for yourself.

Dragon Boat Races - Lakeside Montana

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 8:30am to Sun, 09/10/2017 - 4:00pm

Lakeside comes alive with paddlers from all over the country. Come to Flathead Lake to view the races. Teams of 20 paddlers all working in unison are out there working together, stroking toward the finish line. You can come to view the races from the shoreline along Lakeside Drive, visit the vendors, and enjoy the various cuisine. The beauty of...

Bigfork Retrospective Film Festival

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 6:00pm to Sun, 10/08/2017 - 6:00pm

Come see classic films as they were originally meant to be viewed... on the big screen.  13 films over 4 days gives you plenty to choose from.  For an incredible price of $5 or less, you can take in a movie and have an experience to remembered.  Check the website for all of the details and enjoy your stay in Bigofrk and Flathead Lake.

Yule Night

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 5:00pm

Celebrate Christmas time in Philipsburg, Montana with a night time lighted parade, food and drink, bingo, photos with Santa and more.

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