With 22 miles of paved trails, the Great Northern Rails to Trails extends from the town of Somers on the north shore of Flathead Lake, through downtown Kalispell then west to Kila. Soak in epic views – including the Swan, Mission, Salish and Whitefish mountains – along the way, while taking time to enjoy the five murals painted on tunnels along the trail system. All, or part of the route is perfect for walking, running or biking.
Rails to Trails of Northwest Montana
Kalispell Farmers Market
The Kalispell Farmers Market offers the freshest produce grown in the Flathead Valley and an array of locally-made goods. Every Saturday during the summer and fall from 9 am to 12:30 pm, find local farmers selling everything from meat and eggs, fruits and vegetables to baked goods to native plants and trees. Shop for handmade jewelry, pottery, soaps, paintings, and many more creations by the region’s talented artisans.
Downtown Kalispell Walking Tour
June through September
Years in the planning, the Northwest Montana History Museum launched its long-awaited walking tour in 2023. The Downtown Kalispell Walking Tour: The Iron Horse Snorted in the Garden of Eden runs 10 a.m. Mondays and 4 p.m. Fridays through September. Private tours also are available at other days and times. To inquire about scheduling a private tour for groups of at least three adults, email Donna at “museum” [at] nwmthistory.org or call her at 702-503-3012.
Sweet Pickin’s Pumpkin Patch
September through October
Enjoy the magical fall season at the Sweet Pickin’s Pumpkin Patch! Check out the giant jumping pillow, Maze, baby goats, pedal carts and trikes, giant spider web, and many more!
Highlander Adventure Kalispell
Highlander is an all-inclusive backpacking event focused on exploration rather than competition. Teaming up with RightOnTrek, it provides participants with meals and gear for a hassle-free experience. Whether you choose the 5-day, 60-mile Highlander Hercules or the 3-day, 30-mile Highlander Pegasus, this event offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in nature while meeting like-minded individuals.
Vibes and Visions Concert Season
September through May
Glacier Symphony’s Vibes and Visions Concert Season will kick of with Beethoven Live Upstairs on September 23rd. Followed by a variety of concerts that will surly delight and entertain.
Northern Rodeo Association Finals
The Northern Rodeo Association is the premier rodeo organization in the Northwest, providing high-quality rodeo events, family fun, and enhancement of the greatest spectator sport in America. American-style professional rodeos generally comprise the following events: tie-down roping, team roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, bull riding, and barrel racing.
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