Family-Friendly Events in the Flathead Valley

Welcome to the Flathead Valley, Montana, where breathtaking views, picturesque settings, and perfect weather create the ideal summer destination for families. Whether you’re planning an unforgettable family vacation or seeking new weekend activities as a local, we’ve curated a list of six local family-friendly events that are sure to please everyone this summer (hint: two are this weekend!).

1. The Wall That Heals

Dates: Now through Sunday, June 25
Time: Open 24 / Closing ceremonies Sunday at 1:45PM
Location: Glacier High School, 375 Wolfpack Way, Kalispell, MT

Pay tribute to our heroes by visiting the three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, spanning 375 feet in length and standing 7.5 feet tall. Experience the awe-inspiring presence of the wall as you walk towards its apex. Don’t miss the Mobile Education Center, offering deeper insights into the wall and its history. More details HERE.

2. Flathead Food Truck Festival

Dates: Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24
Time: 12:00PM – 9:00PM
Location: Flathead County Fairgrounds – 265 N Meridian Rd, Kalispell, MT

Indulge in a culinary adventure as you explore over 45 food trucks, accompanied by craft beer, games, vendors, and live music. Let your taste buds rejoice while enjoying a vibrant atmosphere for the entire family. More details HERE.

3. Symphony Night at Rebecca Farms

Dates: Friday, July 7 and Saturday, July 8
Doors Open: 5:30PM / Music Begins: 7:30PM
Location: Rebecca Farms – 1385 Farm to Market Rd, Kalispell, MT

Experience musical magic by immersing yourself in an enchanting evening of outdoor symphonic pops and patriotic music. Pack a blanket, picnic, and gather the kids for this long-standing Flathead Valley tradition at the picturesque Rebecca Farms. More details HERE.

Revel is a proud supporter of this event, as well as other Glacier Symphony events. We will be on-site on Friday; if you plan to attend, please let us know and stop by our table!

4. Bigfork Rodeo

Dates: Wednesday, July 5 – Saturday, July 8
Doors Open: 5:30PM / Show Starts: 7:00PM
Location: Bigfork Rodeo Grounds – 2840 MT HWY 82, Bigfork, MT

Get ready for a fast-paced, high-energy professional rodeo that promises excitement and entertainment for the entire family. Create unforgettable memories as you cheer on the fearless riders and enjoy a thrilling summer experience. More details HERE.

Revel is a proud supporter of this event, and will be on-site Saturday, July 8. If you plan to attend on this night, please let us know so we can buy you a beer!

5. The Market Beautiful

Dates: Friday, July 7 and Saturday, July 8
Location: Snowline Acres – 3315 U.S. 93 South, Kalispell, MT 59901

Explore a curated collection of vintage and handmade goods from local artisans while treating yourself to delicious food, drinks, and sweets from Flathead Valley’s finest food trucks. This is the perfect opportunity to find unique treasures and support local talent. Country Living Magazine voted this one of the best vintage markets in the country. More details HERE.

6. Under the Big Sky Music Festival

Dates: Friday, July 14 – Sunday, July 16
Location: Big Mountain Ranch – 1876 Voerman Rd, Whitefish, MT

With an incredible lineup, including headliners Hank Williams Jr., Zach Bryan and CAAMP, this music and arts festival is something everyone must experience. Located at the picturesque Big Mountain Ranch, just outside downtown Whitefish, you’ll enjoy incredible live music throughout the weekend, while enjoying family-friendly activities and browsing local artisan crafts. Even though it’s sold out, locals know tickets will always come available before the weekend (accommodations are most likely sold out, however). More details and ticket resales HERE.

Additional Ongoing Events:

  • Picnic in the Park Summer Music Series: Every Tuesday evening from June to August at Depot Park, Downtown Kalispell. Enjoy live music in a park setting. More details HERE.
  • Glacier Range Riders Baseball: Catch the excitement of Pioneer League baseball at Kalispell’s brand new stadium. The schedule runs through September, and fans of all ages are welcome. More details and tickets HERE.
  • Whitefish Farmers Market: Discover local produce, artisanal crafts, and more every Tuesday evening through September at Depot Park, Whitefish, MT, from 5:00PM to 7:30PM. Revel is a proud sponsor of this event and has free farmers market totes at our office for anyone interested. Simply stop by our office or contact us to schedule a time to pick one up!
  • Brash Rodeo at the Blue Moon: With events spanning bull riding, bronc riding, chute dogging, roping, barrel racing, and steer riding, the Brash Rodeo is Montana’s longest running series open rodeo. This small, yet incredible, rodeo runs every Thursday at the Blue Moon Arena: 167 Half Moon Road, Columbia Falls, MT. More details and tickets HERE.

Enjoy the warm embrace of the summer sun in the Flathead Valley and immerse yourself in these engaging family-friendly events and activities. Create lasting memories amidst the stunning surroundings, and make this summer one to remember.

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Kyna Williams

Kyna Williams has spent her entire career telling stories for world-renowned brands like Nike and Underwood wine-in-a-can. Now, she joins Revel as CMO and COO. On any given day, you can find Kyna negotiating ad buys, brewing a pot of coffee or assisting agents with their listing presentations.
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