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.

Sailing the Flathead

BY XAVIER FLORY - An evening race with the North Flathead Yacht Club, w... more

Ricotta Stuffed Squash Blossoms

By JAMIE LIPHARDT - You will not only impress yourself with this dish, ... more

Flathead Lake Cherry Harvest Begins

By JUSTIN FRANZ - This week, the annual Flathead cherry harvest is gett... more

Three-Star Glory

BY DILLON TABISH - Elite equestrian riders showcase the sport of eventing at Rebecca Farm’s during this world-class gathering. ... more

Keeping Up with Summer

BY DILLON TABISH - Reaching the heart of summer, and the peak of tourism season, this appears to be another strong year for the Flathead Valley as it bolsters its status as a popular destination.... more

Visit Yellowstone Before it Blows Up

By BOB WIRE - One way to get around Yellowstone is aboard one of the Historic Yellow Buses. They can sometimes be seen roaring around a corner and scaring the bejesus out of some poor buffalo.... more

Washington-Grizzly Stadium Undergoing Upgrades

By JOEL CARLSON - People who attend a Montana Grizzly football game this fall will notice three major upgrades to the stadium, all added to enhance the fan experience.... more

Going Home Again

By ROB BREEDING - I went back to one former home recently, my old stomping grounds in the Bitterroot Valley.... more

Shakespeare in the Parks to Perform at FVCC

By BEACON STAFF - Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will perform its production of “As You Like It” at Flathead Valley Community College on Aug. 5 at 6 p.m.... more

Local and Ready to Shine at The Event

By XAVIER FLORY - 2014 is the year of the horse and Flathead Valley will be celebrating it with The Event at Rebecca Farm, a four-day equestrian triathlon on July 24-27 that attracts riders from all over the wo... more

Columbia Falls Celebrates Heritage Days

By BEACON STAFF - One of the valley’s oldest celebrations, Columbia Falls Heritage Days is this week with a full schedule of lively events. This year’s theme is “Remember When: 1960-1970”.... more

Wayne and Kathleen Newton Set Up Shop in Lakeside

By JUSTIN FRANZ - Kat’s Korner is one of several new shops and restaurants that have popped up in the small community of Lakeside and Wayne Newton, 72, said it’s no surprise the town is growing.... more

More Jaunts from Jake

BY TRISTAN SCOTT - When Kalispell’s Jake Bramante became the first known person to hike all of Glacier National Park’s 734 miles of established trail in a single season, it was clear that the former network... 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