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.

Hunters: Make Fire Safety a Top Priority This Season

By JOLEEN TADEJ - About 5,000 Montana archery hunters can head afield b... more

Volunteers Needed for Dragon Boat Festival

Third annual Montana Dragon Boat Festival at the Flathead Lake Lodge, S... more

Iceberg Lake in Glacier National Park

By DILLON TABISH-The 4.5-mile hike to Iceberg is considered one of the ... 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

Visit Glacier Park While It Still Has Glaciers!

By BOB WIRE - Plans are underway to change the name of Glacier National Park to reflect its eventual lack of glaciers. 'Large And Somewhat Damp Mountains National Park' is in the running for finalist.... more

The Hills are Alive – with the Sound of Mozart

BY XAVIER FLORY - On Aug. 3, the 2014 Festival Amadeus kicks off a weeklong feast of classical music with a free concert in Kalispell’s Depot Park featuring the Festival Amadeus Orchestra.... more

Sailing the Flathead

BY XAVIER FLORY - An evening race with the North Flathead Yacht Club, which was founded in 1976 and currently has 132 members. ... more

Ricotta Stuffed Squash Blossoms

By JAMIE LIPHARDT - You will not only impress yourself with this dish, but also your garden friend and anyone else you decide to invite to dinner that night.... more

Flathead Lake Cherry Harvest Begins

By JUSTIN FRANZ - This week, the annual Flathead cherry harvest is getting into full swing and pickers are expecting to harvest a crop on par with last year’s 1.7 million pounds.... 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