Events


The Sandpiper Gallery located at 306 Main Street in downtown Polson features a diverse art display that celebrates our “Majestic Montana” show, from May 16th through July 11th.  Our invited artists include wildlife photographer Victor Perez, a Polson graduate.  James Bason, from Great Falls captures the serenity of Northern Montana landscapes in oils.  Jane and Ray Morgan from Troy create bronze sculptures and cheerful...

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CHARLO – Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana celebrates its co-founders, Laurel and Bud Cheff Jr., at two events planned for June and July. Laurel Cheff will be the featured artist at the June 4 First Saturday event held at the museum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, and light refreshments will be available. There will be several recent original oil paintings of Mission Mountain scenes and of wildlife, some of which are available to purchase....

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Bible Theme: “Boundless God Beyond Measure” Please Help Us Spread the Word! Vacation Bible Day Camp (VBDC), is being held at Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp on June 20-24, 2022. All children entering grades 1–6 (Fall 2022) are welcome to attend. The cost is $75 per child and Camperships are available. Hurry and sign up now because space is limited! Lots of activities: swimming, arts & crafts, games. Join the Fun! This Ecumenical...

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Bring your Kayaks, Sups, Canoes or Swimming ability to designated stops on the south end of Flathead Lake in Polson, MT. Collecting playing cards along the way, short, medium and long course. Lunch from the Shoe included, Prizes for best and worst hand.

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Glacier Brewing Co. and MME are hosting a Crock-Pot cookoff at the brewery. (details below) Glacier Brewing conducts “Pints for a Purpose” project monthly for local non-profits where a dollar from every pint served open to close goes to the sponsored Non-profit. We decided to spice it up a bit and hold a crock-pot cook off competition to encourage people to attend. So far there are over 15 entries to the contest where the...

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July 25-31, 2022 Lake County Fair  Lake County, Montana (lakemt.gov) All day Lake County Fairgrounds – 300 3rd Ave NW Ronan, MT...

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June 9-12, 2022 Chainsaw Carving Rendezvous Join us June 9-12th at the Lake County Fairgrounds to see woodworkers at their finest!! You won’t want to miss the action, fun, food and auctions. See the event schedule below for more details. Event Schedule: Thursday 6/9/22 7 a.m. Carver’s breakfast, welcome and overview. Sponsor: Valley Club (NHB) (come meet the carvers and enjoy a great breakfast) 8:30 a.m. Carving begins 10:30...

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Announcing the all-new Art Trails!!!! It’s a trip, a treasure hunt, a great opportunity to exhibit and sell your Work in the Mission Valley. It will take place on July 23 and 24, 2022, in up to ten locations from St Ignatius to Dayton, MT and each site will host 2 to 6 artist tents. A full-color map (available at Sandpiper Art Gallery) will advertise one or more artworks by each exhibitor and direct customers to the various locations....

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Friday, May 20, 2022 At the Bison Range – Moiese, MT Tribal Member/Community Opening Ceremony @ 10am – Opening prayer, Honor Song, Honor Guard – – Lunch provided from 11:30 am-12:30 pm – – Powwow 12-4 pm – – Native Games – Saturday, May 21, 2022 At the Salish Kootenai College – Pablo, MT 2:00 PM Film Screening: In the Spirit of Atatice 2:30 PM Community Meal Joe McDonald Health & Fitness Center 4:00 PM Community...

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NO COWARD’S EPITAPH Encore production May 22 & 29 You missed it last November? You saw it and want to see it again? You were just home eating bonbons and forgot to come? Well, you have six chances in May to learn the astonishing story of Thomas Francis Meagher, the Irish patriot who became Montana’s first acting territorial governor. And it’s a musical, written by our own Neal Lewing! So don’t miss this...

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NO COWARD’S EPITAPH Encore production May 20 – 29 You missed it last November? You saw it and want to see it again? You were just home eating bonbons and forgot to come? Well, you have six chances in May to learn the astonishing story of Thomas Francis Meagher, the Irish patriot who became Montana’s first acting territorial governor. And it’s a musical, written by our own Neal Lewing! So don’t miss this...

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“The Lake County Job Service Employers’ Committee (JSEC) would like to invite businesses to the 2022 Assistance for Business Clinic (ABC) on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at the Polson Red Lion from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Assistance for Business Clinics are designed to provide new and established businesses, accountants, bookkeepers, human resource professionals, and attorneys with updated information and/or steps to implement the latest...

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The fund raiser will be Disco Themed so we encourage everyone to wear disco attire but not mandatory.  There will be lots of music, lots of dancing, a silent auction, a costume contest, a dance contest and food.  Jeannie Butler is hosting this through Zumba for the Filipino American Montana organization called F.A.M.O.  We will have the event at the Elks Lodge on Main Street on April 30 this year, from 1 PM to 5 PM. Tickets will be...

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To apply for a booth, please go to www.polsonfarmersmarket.com website and fill out an application (under the contact page) and mail to the market master. Currently, we are full of permanent and semi-permanent vendors and are only reissuing spots when a vendor is...

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All proceeds benefit Care Camps.  Entry includes raffle ticket with a chance to win: 1 Free night of camping at KOA (RV or Tent Site)+ Mini Golf & Pool passes / Store Goodies. Party on the patio after race.

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“The Awakening” of many lifting their voices in joyous song, after a couple of quiet years, is happening this weekend. Palm Sunday weekend concerts begin with the Mission Valley Choral Society performing at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 9, at the acoustic-perfect St. Ignatius Mission; and at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 10, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Polson. Complete the weekend experience with a meal served immediately...

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“The Awakening” of many lifting their voices in joyous song, after a couple of quiet years, is happening this weekend. Palm Sunday weekend concerts begin with the Mission Valley Choral Society performing at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 9, at the acoustic-perfect St. Ignatius Mission; and at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 10, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Polson. Complete the weekend experience with a meal served immediately...

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Space is limited. Reserve your booth today! Our fax # is (406) 883-4441. Call 883-9200, 675-9200 or 1-800-750-5377 for information, or visit us at andersonbroadcasting.com Businesses are invited to participate in this exciting, effective and unique marketing opportunity. The festive environment and tradition of the TRADES FAIR makes it convenient and fun for potential customers to experience your product or service. We are proud to...

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Sandpiper Gallery is excited to present an all-new, two-day juried show, Mission Valley Art Trails, featuring original fine art and fine craft.  The Art Trails will take place at up to ten locations in close proximity to Hwy 93, from St. Ignatius to Dayton, MT.  Each site will feature 3 to 6 artists. A full color map will include photos of the participant’s work, and will direct customers to each location. Fun!

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Sandpiper Gallery is excited to present an all-new, two-day juried show, Mission Valley Art Trails, featuring original fine art and fine craft.  The Art Trails will take place at up to ten locations in close proximity to Hwy 93, from St. Ignatius to Dayton, MT.  Each site will feature 3 to 6 artists. A full color map will include photos of the participant’s work, and will direct customers to each location. Fun!

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Mixed Media Madness Showing from March 22 to May 13th. This invitational show features Keith Hewes, John Wdowin Frank Finley and Member Artists Kristy Humble, Judy Wright, and Sheri Nagy. Reception is Friday, March 25th at 5:00 Sandpiper Art Gallery Main street Polson

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THE CURIOUS SAVAGE classic comedy by John Patrick opens the season! The show plays at Polson’s beautiful Theatre on the Lake April 22, 23 & 24 and April 29, 30 & May 1 Curtain time is 7:30 pm Fridays and Saturdays, Sundays at 2. This is Lilybelle Savage. She presents a curious obstacle to her stepmother, Ethel Savage, whom she has placed in an asylum with some very special ‘guests.’ Will Ethel find a way...

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THE CURIOUS SAVAGE classic comedy by John Patrick opens the season! The show plays at Polson’s beautiful Theatre on the Lake April 22, 23 & 24 and April 29, 30 & May 1 Curtain time is 7:30 pm Fridays and Saturdays, Sundays at 2. This is Lilybelle Savage. She presents a curious obstacle to her stepmother, Ethel Savage, whom she has placed in an asylum with some very special ‘guests.’ Will Ethel find a way...

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30th Annual Fundraising Banquet and Auction Under the Big Tent No host caocktails and Silent Auction 5:30 Dinner 6:30 Prime Rib Dinner Live Auction 7:30 Dancing to follow featuring “sho down” 883-1100

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2022 – 2023 Enrollment Opens March 1 OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR PK-12 Please note that we will be holding an Open House on 18 March from 4 to 7 PM. Our goal is to provide a Christ centered education to produce life long servant leaders! PK-12 Enrollment to open in March for MVCA: *On March 1st, MVCA will have open enrollment for the 2022-2023 school...

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Straight from New York City, Empire Trio will take you on a trip down memory lane! Empire Trio features the lush and mesmerizing voice of soprano Erin Shields, the versatile and virtuosic David Shenton on piano and violin, the world’s first (and possibly only) musician to play violin and piano simultaneously. The third member of the trio is the male vocalist, of whom we have three rotating members (based on availability due to their...

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Support local vendors at the 34th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair! It’ll be located at the Ronan Community Center on April 2nd from 10 am to 3 pm. There will be Indian Tacos and a silent auction!!! Give us a call or shoot us a message if you have questions. *Sanitation stations will be...

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The Fretless https://www.thefretless.com/ Date: Friday, March 11, 2022 Time: 7:00 p.m.   Location: Ronan Performing Arts Center Concert Details: Four ferocious players, masterful composition, and a genre-bending sound — Juno award-winning The Fretless is a Canadian quartet that has firmly taken its place on the map to a progressive form of...

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Free with new membership or renewal membership at the door.  Individual membership is $30.00 per year or $40.00 for a family. Social at 5:30, dinner at 6:30, meeting at 7:00 pm. No host bar will open at 5:30. Menu is Spaghetti with Green salad, garlic bread and red or white wine.

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Jeannie is hosting a fundraiser which will be a Zumbathon (Zumba fundraiser). It will be Disco Themed so we encourage everyone to wear disco attire but not mandatory.  There will be lots of music, lots of dancing, a silent auction, a costume contest, a dance contest and food.  I personally am hosting this through Zumba for the Filipino American Montana organization called F.A.M.O.  We will have the event at the Elks Lodge on Main...

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If you have that special event coming up that you need a dress for, WE HAVE GOT YOU COVERED at the Ninepipe’s Lodge Prom and Wedding Dress Expo on Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20 from 10 am-4pm both days . There will be over 500 Wedding gowns and 800 prom dresses for you to choose from! We have partnered with Dress Express Mobile Boutique to bring you the most beautiful, elegant gowns out there! The prom dresses run in...

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Four ferocious players, masterful composition, and a genre-bending sound. Juno award-winning The Fretless is a Canadian quartet that has firmly taken its place on the map to a progressive form of “trad”’ A supergroup of celebrated solo artists, The Fretless has been creating a singular and signature sound that dares to expand the idea of what a string music quartet can be — transforming fiddle tunes and folk melodies into...

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Concert Details: Acoustic Eidolon, featuring Joe Scott on double neck guitjo and Hannah Alkire on cello are from Colorado and have graced stages throughout the US, Europe, Australia and Canada. With eleven CDs and a DVD to their credit, these masterful artists continue to captivate audiences throughout the world with their signature “new acoustic” sound and boundless possibilities in blending Celtic, Americana, World & Flamenco...

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Join us for the Flathead Rez. Shiver in the River Polar Plunge to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Montana. Visit somt.org to find out how you can be one of the few, the brave, the frozen! What is a Polar Plunge? A Polar Plunge is where individuals go jump in the freezin’ cold water at Riverside Park! Plungers receive monetary pledges to then go be crazy all to be a part of the Inclusion Revolution! These crazy fun people then...

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Listen to a trio of musical goodness with Benny & Caselli and the incredible Kelley Sinclair from Missoula.                       a trio of musical goodness with Benny and Caselli and the incredible Kelley Sinclair will be entertaining at The Shoe.

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Bring your favorite craft and join us! We will have often feature guest artists and crafts people! Watch our Face Book page! https://www.facebook.com/incashola Aggie Incashola

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January 29, 2022, Saturday, 6:00pm Looking for a culinary experience? Each month Chef Joe creates a seven-course tasting menu paired with wine.  Each dish on the menu is a stunning visual presentation and the flavor combinations are equally impressive.  $150 per person includes wine pairing and gratuity.  $125 if booked by January 16.  Please call for reservations. 406.849.6279.

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Concert Details: Honky-Tonk, Country Folk, Modern American Roots Performer Bio: The Band of Drifters plays Modern American Roots Music and they encourage you to dance. Based mostly in Montana & Tennessee, the band also includes players from all over the country; keeping the music varied in arrangement, instrumentation, and regional influences. Their sets draw from country, folk and blues traditions with an emphasis on original...

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Join MOAM for New Winter Motorized Activities January 15, 9 am to 5 pm Currently we are planning a first annual winter activity at the museum offering rides in or on, and demonstrations of several of our winter snow machines. We will hold it snow or not on Saturday January 15, from 9 am to 5 pm. Jennifer at Blacktail Mountain Ski Area says that we should have snow by then. We would like this to be a winter fund raiser, but we will...

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Enjoy a great dining experience prepared by our fabulous Chef Joe. Treat your family, friends and collogues to this amazing seven course dinner with wine pairing. There will be one seating at 6:30 with a fixed menu. Space is limited. $150 per person. Reservations are required. $125 if reservations are made by December 20.  Includes gratuity. 406.849.6279 or...

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Join us for our wreath decorating workshop! We’ll provide the 22″ evergreen wreath and a variety of holiday trimmings such as pine cones, berries, ribbons, and bows. You bring enthusiasm and a crafting attitude, and we’ll guide you in making a lovely wreath! Below is our link for the registration: https://www.alpinedesignsmt.com/product/wreath-decorating-workshop/3116 Feel free to reach out if you need any other...

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It was 7:55 am on a quiet Sunday morning in December when a Japanese dive bomber was first spotted in the sunny skies over Oahu, Hawaii. That plane was the first of an estimated 360 Japanese warplanes that quickly descended on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor. The next day, in a short speech to a joint session of Congress, President Franklin Roosevelt stated that Dec. 7, 1941 would forever be known as “a date that will live in...

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Mission Valley Ducks Unlimited Annual Banquet Come out and enjoy a great event hosted by the Mission Valley Chapter. There will be a great catered dinner and cash bar for drinks. There will be plenty of games, raffles, live and silent auctions. Your attendance will help support wetland conservation in Montana and across the prairies!

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**SAVE THE DATE** We are having another free vaccination clinic for your pets It will be held at our shelter on Saturday, November 27 from 10am-2pm. Please call us at 406 883-5312 to make an appointment for your animals. The vaccines are DAPP for dogs and FVRCP for cats. We do not do Rabies vaccines. Hope to see ya’ll on...

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Hokey Smokes! Christmas already? It’s the Montana ShamRockers in concert at the John Dowdall Theatre on the lake, Polson MT Friday, Dec. 10 at 7 pm Freewill offering. This year’s show will be a little different from years past. Come see what that means and kick off your holiday season. PS – CDs make great stocking...

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2021 AT 7:30 PM  immediately following the Parade of Lights Location: Polson High School https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt3kuawcBeg Hot Cha Cha! Our next concert is Caro Pierotto Christmas! The Los Angeles-based Brazilian singer and her band perform Bossa Christmas, your favorite Christmas songs performed in English with a Brazilian...

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Live Music – Christmas Market – Food – Christmas Tree Decorating Contest – Santa and Kids Activities 5:30 – 8:30 Winter Family Fun!

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Handmade Crafts, Gently used Decorations and Grab n’ Go Café Hi Everyone! Once again, we are excited to be hosting our Annual Christmas Bazaar to raise money for a local mission or charity. We will be raising funds through the month of December. The charity will be chosen by the public at the bazaar on a sign-up board. The organization with the most votes will receive the donations. Each group nominated must be a 501C3...

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Handmade Crafts, Gently used Decorations, and Grab n’ Go Café Hi Everyone! Once again, we are excited to be hosting our Annual Christmas Bazaar to raise money for a local mission or charity. We will be raising funds through the month of December. The charity will be chosen by the public at the bazaar on a sign-up board. The organization with the most votes will receive the donations. Each group nominated must be a 501C3...

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NOV 10 AT 8:15 AM – NOV 24 AT 8:15 AM Gifts Galore Reception Dec 3rd, 5:00pm Polson Parade of Lights Sandpiper Art Gallery And Gift...

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To end Small Business Saturday on the right note, we are excited to announce that we are teaming up with the Polson Business Community to bring back the Polson Tree Lighting Celebration on Small Business Saturday! Our current plans have caroling starting around 5:30pm at the Lake County Courthouse, followed by the Official Tree Lighting with Santa and Mrs. Claus at 6pm.

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Chamber members can submit a 5-second video clip to help us wish our community a Happy Holidays! Like last year, these clips will be compiled into a longer video that the Chamber will distribute as a “Happy Holiday” card on behalf of Polson, MT. The Chamber can provide some filming assistance during a special date and time TBD to any Chamber member that would like to participate but is unable to create their own 5-second...

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To help bring an added level of fun and festivities to Small Business Saturday, the Polson Chamber is once again organizing a Small Business Scavenger Hunt. This year, the theme for the hunt is Festive Flathead: A Wonderland Adventure.   Like last year’s “Find Frosty’ s Hat” scavenger hunt, Festively Flathead will begin the morning of Small Business Saturday (11/27) and will run until the first 10 successful hunts...

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