Whitewater Rafting....one of the many reasons so many of us like to call Western Montana 'home'.

Things to Do

In the Flathead Valley you’ll find communities with small-town charm that offer attractions, events, and recreation opportunities aplenty!

In the Flathead Valley recreation is something akin to an art form.  In the Flathead you’ll find unique opportunities to combine rafting, downhill and cross country skiing, hiking, and biking, with gallery nights, poetry readings, history, live music, plays and more.

Each community within the Flathead Valley is full of cultural events, family-friendly activities, and special events that make the Valley loved by all that live here as well as those who don’t, but with they did.

The only downside of the beautiful Flathead Valley?  There’s so much to do in so little time! The more you get to know the Valley, the more you’ll find you want to discover.  Find out what’s going on around the Valley and in your own community by browsing the pages in this section by using the menu to the left.

At FCVB.org you’ll find a list of things to do in the Flathead Valley.  Here they offer a list of 25 are activities, but you’ll discover that just a starting point! There’s simply lots to do in the Valley!

You’ll also want to use our Events Calendar to help you keep up with all the happenings. You can also use the menu on the left to explore deeper into areas of our site.

Columbia Falls Celebrates Heritage Days

By BEACON STAFF - One of the valley’s oldest celebrations, Columbia F... more

Wayne and Kathleen Newton Set Up Shop in Lakeside

By JUSTIN FRANZ - Kat’s Korner is one of several new shops and restau... more

More Jaunts from Jake

BY TRISTAN SCOTT - When Kalispell’s Jake Bramante became the first kn... more

Single Game Tickets For the 2014 Griz Football Season on Sale July 21

Single game tickets for the University of Montana’s 2014 football season home games will go on sale Monday, July 21 at the Adams Center Box Office. ... more

Kayla Adams to Play at Air Show Pre-Flight Party

By BEACON STAFF - Country music singer, Kayla Adams, of Kalispell, will kick off the Mountain Madness Airshow with an appearance at the air show’s Pre-Flight Party on Friday, Aug. 29. ... more

Glacier Park’s Highline Trail, Ptarmigan Tunnel Open for Summer

Classic trails still feature snow hazards but are open to foot traffic.... more

Kalispell Museum to Host Free Classic Movie Screening

By BEACON STAFF - The Museum at Central School in Kalispell will have a free showing of the 1974 film, “Murder on the Orient Express,” on Monday, July 28 at 7 p.m.... more

Do the Right Thing

By ROB BREEDING - The fish that were in Montana first are worthy of our best conservation efforts.... more

I Love Me Some Grass

By BOB WIRE- Ahhh the final glory days of a nice, green lawn. The current heat wave will surely have our yards as crispy as hash browns from the back of the griddle by the end of July.... more

Things To Do In Las Vegas When You’re Dead

By BOB WIRE - Broke, that is. Dead broke. I think we are all familiar enough with Sin City's over-the-top entertainment torrent to know that there is no end to the list of stuff to do in Las Vegas.... more

Kayla Adams–Montana Real

Kalispell native and country singer Kayla Adams was back in Flathead Valley last week to record the music video for her hit single, “Sober & Sorry.”... more

Roasted Pepper Grilling Sauce

An alternative to the traditional Argentinean Chimichurri sauce for grilling this summer, this recipe has become my favorite Spanish summer sauce to use for grilled meats, fish and vegetables.... more

Explore Montana: Avalanche Lake

By JUSTIN FRANZ - This trail begins near the Trail of the Cedars, 5 miles east of the Lake McDonald Lodge and takes hikers to Avalanche Lake for stunning views.... more

Fourth of July Events in Northwest Montana

By BEACON STAFF - A list of what, where and when to help you celebrate and have an eventful Independence Day this weekend in Northwest Montana.... more

Let’s Talk About Toilet Paper

By BOB WIRE - We're talking about toilet paper. I won't even get into that whole "over vs. under" issue. That's a passionate holy war akin to the Mac vs PC debate. A little toilet paper cultural history here:... more

How to Eat Local and Stay Healthy

By KRISTEN LEE-CHARLSON - Eating local means contributing to the local economy. A dollar spent locally generates twice as much income for the local economy. When businesses are not owned locally, money leaves t... more

July Courses at the Glacier Institute

The Glacier Institute has announced it’s July courses, which will get you outside and enjoying the Flathead!... more

Entire Sun Road Expected to Open by Holiday Weekend

By BEACON STAFF - The entire Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is anticipated to be open to vehicle travel by this weekend, allowing access to Logan Pass.... more