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.

Pumpkin Souffle With Caramel Sauce

By CHEF HOWARD KARP - When I think of fall, sugar pumpkins come to mind... more

Montana 54, Montana State 35

By ERIC TABER - On Saturday at Bozeman, the Grizzlies raced out to a 31... more

Southern Style Buttermilk Biscuits

By CHEF TRACY DARUE - Biscuits are especially good to have around becau... more

Season of the Dragons

By MOLLY PRIDDY - Third annual Montana Dragon Boat Festival hits Flathead Lake Sept. 13-14... more

Montana Hunting Guide 2014

By DILLON TABISH - The arrival of autumn marks the beginning of big game hunting season, a beloved time of year for the thousands of Montana residents who partake in the traditional custom.... more

Glacier Park Transitions to Fall After Historic Summer

By DILLON TABISH - The iconic Sun Road slated to open through most of October as visitation approaches record high.... more

Grizzlies Host CWU Wildcats Sept. 6th in 2014 Home Opener

By DAVE GUFFEY - The Montana Grizzlies play their 2014 home opener, Sat., Sept. 6, hosting Central Washington University. Kickoff is at 3:37 p.m. ... more

Smoked Tomato Soup

By CHEF HOWARD KARP - During late summer, when your gardens are at their peak, this recipe is a nice remedy for an abundance of tomatoes and Swiss chard... more

Voyaging the Lakes of Glacier National Park

By DILLON TABISH - Over Labor Day weekend, there’s a long list of treasured options in Glacier National Park, including the memorable boat rides offered by Glacier Park Boat Co.... more

Griz-Wyoming Football Game Notes and Stats

The University of Montana Grizzlies open their 2014 season, Sat., Aug., 30, playing the University of Wyoming in Laramie. Kickoff is at 2:00 p.m. ... more

The Art of Flight

By DILLON TABISH - The latest signature event to hit the Flathead, the Mountain Madness Airshow, is Aug. 30-31 at Glacier Park International Airport and will feature a full lineup of riveting acts and performer... more

Tourism Mishaps

By KELLYN BROWN - As a 20-something slinging trash for the park service in the early 2000s, I was privy to my fair share of tourist mishaps, from the comical to the tragic. ... more

Pickin’ and Grinnin’

By XAVIER FLORY - The Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation is holding its fifth annual Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop and Festival Aug. 24-31 in Bigfork. This year’s lineup of concerts is more sta... more

A Week of Events at ImagineIF Libraries

By BEACON STAFF - Here’s a list of the fun stuff going on at the various branches of the ImagineIF libraries this week. Enjoy!... more

Hunters: Make Fire Safety a Top Priority This Season

By JOLEEN TADEJ - About 5,000 Montana archery hunters can head afield beginning Aug. 15, and ALL early season hunters need to make wildfire prevention a top priority.... more

Volunteers Needed for Dragon Boat Festival

Third annual Montana Dragon Boat Festival at the Flathead Lake Lodge, Sept. 13 – 14... more

Iceberg Lake in Glacier National Park

By DILLON TABISH-The 4.5-mile hike to Iceberg is considered one of the quintessential treks in Glacier National Park.... more

Big Mountain Run/Bigfork River Run

By DILLON TABISH - In its 32nd year, the Big Mountain Run is this weekend at Whitefish Mountain Resort. The race begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 9 at the base of the mountain.... more