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.

In ‘Opal,’ Reality and Fantasy Intermingle with Song

By TRISTAN SCOTT - Performances of “Opal” will take place mid-April... more

Time to Catch a Rainbow

By BRUCE AUCHLY - Want a fishing tip? Rainbow trout are spawning. Run, ... more

‘Winter in the Blood’ Comes to the Flathead

By DILLON TABISH - The Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts is hostin... more

Another Pass at Winter

By KAY BJORK - The opening of Going-to-the-Sun Road means the pumping of thousands of visitors through Glacier National Park each day, but it also offers an opportunity to revisit winter’s snow.... more

Choose Your Own Adventure: 2014 Flathead Valley Race Guide

By DILLON TABISH - Choose your excuse to get outdoors among a long list of adventurous activities. We have all the ways you can stay active this spring, summer and fall in the Flathead Valley:... more

Explore Montana: Ski Season Ends with a Splash

By DILLON TABISH - Whitefish Mountain Resort host popular event which draws hundreds (sometimes thousands) of spectators to Big Mountain for its final weekend.... more

Explore Montana: Dummy Derby and Winter Brewfest

By TRISTAN SCOTT - As the ski season winds down, it’s easy to find an excuse to squeeze in as many trips to Whitefish Mountain Resort as possible, but no excuse is better than the March 29 Dummy Derby and Win... more

Tee Time: A Golfer’s Guide to the Flathead Valley

By DILLON TABISH - The Flathead Valley, ranked one of the top 50 destinations in the U.S. for golf enthusiasts, boasts many of the state’s finest, most unique courses.... more

Look Out It’s Spring

By BRUCE AUCHLY - Some things in life we can delay, stop, even ignore without consequence. The changing seasons are not in that category. Animals are much more in tune than us with the changing seasons.... more

406 Mom: Mommy and Me Book Club

By KIM STANINGER - Prior to having kids I used to read a book every now and again. I was even in a book club. This winter I decided to restart the club but as a mommy and me book club. ... more

Sam Bush to Headline 2014 River City Roots Festival

By LINDA MCCARTHY - Sam Bush, 2009 Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement award winner, will headline the Main Stage at the 2014 River City Roots Festival in Downtown Missoula, Montana.... more

A Ski Bash from the Past

By DILLON TABISH - A new two-day event, the HellRoaring Ski Heritage Days, at Whitefish Mountain Resort will celebrate the vibrant history and culture of skiing in the Flathead Valley this weekend March 22-23. ... more

Skwala Season Has Arrived in Western Montana

By TONY REINHARDT - Skwalamania has arrived in full force in western Montana. This much anticipated event of the fishing season was delayed by record snow and cold in February, but it is finally upon us. ... more

Harmonizing the Flathead Valley

By TRISTAN SCOTT - Since arriving in the Flathead Valley from New York City in 2012, renowned flautist, saxophonist and composer Erica von Kleist has set about transforming the local music scene.... more

Explore Montana: Telluride Mountainfilm Festival

By DILLON TABISH - Outdoor appetite for a few bodacious adventure films? Cue the traveling Telluride Mountainfilm Festival, a collection of independent documentary films that showcase adventure, conservation an... more

On the Lookout

By TRISTAN SCOTT - Hiking to the remote mountaintops of the Flathead Valley can be a humbling admonisher of nature’s forces, but some of Montana’s peaks and ridges also bristle with a reminder of mankind’... more

Explore Montana: Freezeout Lake Geese Migration

By DILLON TABISH - Every spring, up to 300,000 snow geese gather at the Freezeout Lake wildlife management area during their bi-annual migration along the Pacific Flyway. The massive movement typically occurs a... more

Highway 93 Haiku

By BOB WIRE - Highway 93 is my favorite Western Montana stretch of road. Few road experiences make your heart soar like it does the moment you set eyes on the Mission Mountains or Flathead Lake.... more