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The heart and hub of the Flathead Valley, Kalispell has abundant things to see and do, from year-round adventures to seasonal offerings and iconic destinations to local gems.

Things to Do

Combining the best of Montana’s outdoors with urban mountain-town amenities, Kalispell and northwest Montana have an array of things to do. Dig into local flavors at culinary hotspots, hit the trails for epic hiking, mountain biking or horseback trail rides, set out on a scenic drive or peruse downtown and its many attractions, like museums, galleries, boutiques, watering holes and more.

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Seasonal Adventures

With four distinct seasons, northwest Montana welcomes travelers to soak up summer, fall, winter and spring. During long summer days, visitors can enjoy local fruit stands and take a dip in Flathead Lake, while fall beckons foliage chasers with scenic drives, cooler temperatures and a quieter look at this place. Winter’s abundant snowfall brings outdoor lovers to the region with easy access to downhill skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. Meanwhile, spring offers a peaceful look at Glacier National Park and the snow-covered peaks of the region.

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Events

From farmers markets to races and rodeos to live music, Kalispell has events that take place throughout the year. Plan your trip to align with one of our signature events or see what’s happening while you’re here.

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Upcoming Events

Glacier Range Riders Baseball

May through August

The Glacier Range Riders are the Flathead Valley’s Pioneer baseball league established in 2022. Enjoy an entertaining evening with the whole family!

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Brash Rodeo Summer Series 2024

June – September

Rodeo has been a part of Montana’s culture since the first cowboys arrived over 150 years ago. This events include bull riding, bronc riding, chute dogging, roping, barrel racing, and steer riding. Brash Rodeo is Montana’s longest running series open rodeo. Your Glacier country vacation would not be complete without experiencing the legendary Blue Moon Rodeo. Get your ticket and more information at glaciercountryrodeo.com.

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Kalispell Farmers Market

May through October

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.

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May 27, 2024

Downtown Kalispell Walking Tour

June through September

The Downtown Kalispell Walking Tour is a well-researched and high-quality tour that showcases the evolution of Kalispell as a cultural, economic, and transportation hub of Northwest Montana’s Flathead Valley. The tour is approximately two hours long, covers about one mile that is level and ADA-accessible, and includes over two dozen stops at 30-plus highlighted buildings that tell the story of Kalispell’s history and people. As you take the tour, you will learn about different architectural styles and modern reuse, prominent citizens and early settlers, how a bison herd could buy a city block, and where to spot ghost signs. It is a fascinating way to explore and learn about the history of Kalispell.

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July 4, 2024

Kalispell 4th of July Parade

The 4th of July Parade will be hosted again by the Flathead Marines. The parade starts at 10 am and will travel down Main Street in Downtown Kalispell from north to south. 

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