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.

Backcountry Film Festival Comes to Whitefish

By BEACON STAFF - Join the Montana Wilderness Association to get stoked... more

Spotlight Event: The Harmony of Rock

BY BEACON STAFF - “The Harmony of Rock,” features great love song f... more

Dungeness Crab Arancini

By JONATHAN HARTIG - I enjoy making food that can be altered to fit a c... more

Whitefish Winter Carnival Returns for 57th Year

BY CLARE MENZEL - The Winter Carnival in Whitefish returns this weekend. The festival culminates with a parade, plunge and other events Feb. 5-7.... more

Cross Country Skiing in Glacier Park

By JUSTIN FRANZ - One of the best ways to take in the amazing sights of Glacier Park is to go cross-country skiing on some of the many ski trails in the park.... more

Spotlight Event: A Chocolat Affaire

BY BEACON STAFF - Shop, taste and judge and treat yourself to a great meal in downtown Kalispell this Friday!... more

2016 Hunting & Fishing Licenses On Sale Monday With Change In Fees

By JEANNE CONNOLLY - Montana's 2016 hunting and fishing licenses go on sale Monday, Feb. 1, under a new fee structure passed by the state legislature. ... more

Independent Film Festival Returns to Polson

By CLARE MENZEL - Sixty films on schedule for fourth annual Flathead Lake International Cinemafest at Showboat Cinemas.... more

Griz Football Team Finalizes 2016 Schedule

By ERIC TABER - Two FCS teams from east of the Mississippi will travel to Missoula in 2016, as the Montana Grizzlies have finalized next season’s football schedule.... more

Spotlight Event: Billy Dean

By BEACON STAFF - Billy Dean, iconic Nashville star, is scheduled to perform this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Flathead High School in Kalispell. ... more

Tracy Silverman Performs with Glacier Symphony

By BEACON STAFF - Glacier Symphony goes “electric” on Jan. 23 and 24 with a decidedly different approach to classical music featuring the groundbreaking electric violinist, Tracy Silverman.... more

11 Adventures to Add to Your 2016 Checklist

Exploring new territory and tackling exciting challenges in the new year! Here's your bucket list for 2016:... more

Airport Sets Passenger Record for Fourth Year in a Row

By DILLON TABISH - Popular seasonal flights fuel continued growth at Glacier Park International Airport.... more

A Home for the Artisans

By TRISTAN SCOTT - The Artisans’ Home Showroom and Creative Space is a sort of Pinterest page with a pulse, and the gallery is preparing for its grand opening Jan. 18.... more

Snowshoe Walks in Glacier Park

The walks will begin and conclude at the Apgar Visitor Center... more

The Veggie Bowl

By MANDA HUDAK-In 2016 I propose that we recognize that food is really most delicious and healthful in its natural form, without all those added preservatives, chemicals and processed sugars.... more

Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup in Puff Pastry

By CHEF HOWARD KARP-This soup has all the flavors, aroma, and presentation for a perfect winter entertaining dish.... more

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

By MOLLY PRIDDY-As Ella Fitzgerald crooned so beautifully: “What are you doing New Year’s Eve?” Here's a breakdown of activities throughout the Valley... more