There are plenty of fun community celebrations and events planned for the Fourth of July and around the weekend. Here’s a look at what’s happening in Flathead Valley and beyond.
Fourth of July Parade in Kalispell It starts at 10 am downtown and is sponsored by Flathead Marines.
For more information or to apply for Parade Entry, email [email protected] There will be a $40 entry fee to help cover expenses.
If you or someone you know would like to volunteer to help out on parade day, the Marines Flathead would appreciate any help. Call 406-249-2448 and speak with Patrick.
After the show, take your friends and family to Conrad Palace Museum On the Fourth of July (Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until ice cream runs out).
The event is open to the entire community with free ice cream donated by Kalispell Creamery.
Besides ice cream, there will be food trucks, lemonade, and $5 self-guided tours inside Conrad Palace.
For more information, call Conrad Palace at 406-755-2166 or visit www.conradmansion.com.
From May 15 to October 15, the Conrad Mansion is open for tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
District 406 Music and Arts Festival Returns to the Flathead County Fairgrounds from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, July 1, and Saturday, July 2, for two days of dance music for 18 and over.
The 2022 edition features nationally known electronic dance music and hip-hop acts including Megan Hamilton,
District 406 will feature over 20 of the region’s biggest DJs and live acts across three stages, a silent disco, food carts, vendors’ village, live art installations, aerial acrobatics, and more. Camping is available on site.
Tickets $120 in advance and $150 on show day, available at www.area406festival.com/tickets
Bring the family to Bigfork 4th of July Parade and celebrate. The theme for this year’s parade is “Society First”. The parade starts at noon with members of the military. They’ll stop at the Bigfork Inn to introduce colors while the national anthem is sung.
Parking for the show will be on the field at the intersection of Montana 35 and Montana 82. From this parking area only, a free shuttle is available to downtown Bigfork from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. so everyone can see the show clearly, there will be no cars Allowed downtown after eight o’clock in the morning of the fourth day.
Annual 43 Whitefish Arts Festival It takes place over the 4th of July weekend in Depot Park and is sponsored by Whitefish Christian Academy.
The festival maintains a long tradition of high quality arts and crafts by artists from all over the country. A variety of Montana-style artwork is always available.
Admission to the Arts Festival is free and the hours are as follows:
Friday, July 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 2 July from 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday July 3 from 10am to 4pm
The amazing annual Fourth of July of the Whitefish Room is launched from a floating barge 300 feet from the seashore. Whitefish City BeachOn Whitefish Lake.
The fireworks display begins at dusk (about 10:30 p.m.), but City Beach will be busy all day with pre-fireworks activity, including kayak and paddleboard rentals, a variety of food and snack vendors, and plenty of space to spread out and relax.
Parking at City Beach (and near it) is very limited, so the room suggests you walk, bike, or take the free shuttle bus service that will run between downtown Whitefish and City Beach from 7-11:30 p.m. on the 4th. Buses will be loaded on Central Avenue, in front of the O’Shaughnessy Performing Arts Center.
Traffic will be adjusted by 7pm on the roads around the beach area. The boat starts in the city
The beach and prevention and decontamination station will be closed at 7 pm
It must be conducted prior to launch on Whitefish Lake for watercraft with tanks or ballast bags. The boat launch at Whitefish Lake State Park will close at 9 p.m.
The Lakeside 4th of July fireworks display It is a pivotal summer event on Flathead Lake and an annual family tradition for many generations. This unique display launched from a floating barge off Lakeside Beach brings excitement to both locals and visitors alike.
The fireworks display begins at 11pm and can be viewed from Lakeside Marina or from the boat on Flathead Lake.
Fourth of July Paulson The fireworks display will take place from 10-11pm on Saturday 2 July at the Paulson Fairgrounds (320 Regatta Road) this year.
Paulson’s annual downtown parade will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 4.
For more than 100 years, Troy, Montana (population 950) They hold a traditional Fourth of July celebration. It has grown every year and now over 6000 people visit the city annually to take part in this free and family friendly event.
The celebration includes an 11 a.m. parade, a noon cruiser show, food vendors, handicraft vendors, live music all day, and the largest fireworks display in the area. There will be a variety of musicians throughout the day. It all takes place in the beautiful setting of Roosevelt Park in Troy on the Kootenai River.
The fireworks display starts at 11pm, and bus service will be available starting from the show. Pick-up and drop-off will be at Morrison Elementary, Troy High School, Troy Activity Center and Roosevelt Park.