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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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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

May 30, 2023

Glacier Range Riders Baseball

May through September

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

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May 26, 2023

Bigfork Whitewater Festival


The Bigfork Whitewater Festival is a local’s tradition! The Swan River spills into Bigfork Bay where this last mile of the Swan River is know as the ‘Wild Mile’, a class IV section of whitewater. Spectators have front row seats to some of the best whitewater action in the Flathead Valley.

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June 2, 2023

Kalispell Professional Bull Riders

Picture a 2,000 lb bovine being conquered by a 150 lb man with no fear! The tradition of bull riding is one of the world’s most extreme sports. Watch some of the top Professional Bull Riders in the world go up against the toughest bulls in the country. It will be a ride you won’t forget.

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