Special Events near our Whitefish Hotel
There is always something fun and exciting to do in Whitefish, MT, and the surrounding areas near the Pine Lodge hotel and Glacier National Park. However, every once in a while there are extra special events happening in the community! Here are a few highlights that we look forward to every year that visitors are always welcome to attend. We hope you will join us!
Annual Event Highlights
Dec. 24, 2021: Santa’s Gift Giveaway & Torchlight Parade
Celebrate the holidays at Whitefish Mountain Resort! Come ski with Santa all day, then enjoy a night on the mountain with a torchlight parade.
Dec. 31, 2021: New Year’s Eve Fireworks & Torchlight Parade
Ring in the new year on the slopes of Whitefish Mountain Resort! Join us in front of Ed and Mully’s to watch as a glowing group of skiers descend the slope, followed by a spectacular fireworks show.
Feb. TBD: Presidents’ Day Weekend Fireworks & Torchlight Parade
Celebrate the holiday weekend on the slopes of Whitefish Mountain Resort! Join us at the bottom of Ed’s Run to watch as a glowing group of skiers descend the slope, followed by a spectacular fireworks show.
This event is typically held on the Sunday of President’s Day weekend, but 2022 information has not yet been announced. Stay tuned for updates!
Mar. TBD: Dummy Derby & Brewfest
This demolition derby on skis is a non-pyrotechnic fireworks meets a 50-car pileup, and it’s just plain fun. It’s highly spectator-friendly and no living beings are at risk! Plus the winner takes home a cash purse of $400. Before the antics, stop by the Winter Brewfest and sample craft beers from around the region. Proceeds fund the free S.N.O.W. Bus.
Stay tuned for 2022 dates and details!
Apr. 4-6, 2022: Whitefish Winter Carnival
Considered one of America’s best winter carnivals, Montana has celebrated its Winter Carnival for the past 57 years. Events include a “Penguin Plunge” (a hole is cut in Whitefish Lake and participants “plunge” into it for charity), an old fashioned Main Street Parade, Pie Social, Torchlight Ski Parade, and more.
Apr. TBD: Pond Skim
We end the season with a splash! The most fun event of the year is back again, and this year the competition is open to anyone age 16 and older. Absolutely hilarious to watch your friends ski or snowboard over a custom built pond (costume mandatory) for a chance at a $1,050 Cash Purse!
Come end the season with the best end-of-season throw down around!
Stay tuned for 2022 dates and details!
Aug. 13-15, 2021: Huckleberry Days
Huckleberry Days is an Art Festival with over 100 artists and food vendors, live entertainment, a huckleberry dessert bake-off contest and a mobile climbing wall for kids.
Aug. 21, 2021: Summer Brewfest
More than a dozen regional micro-brewers congregate every August to pour distinct varieties for beer enthusiasts while live music pumps up the energy. Brewfest is held each August in Depot Park. Enjoy beer, cider, and more, as well as delicious food and live music.
For tickets, please visit https://snowbusbrewfest2021.brownpapertickets.com/
Sep. 16-18, 2021: Whitefish Songwriter Festival
The Whitefish Songwriter Festival takes place over three days in September. This event will feature over 20 songwriters from across North America performing in 30+ shows, right here in Whitefish! Shows will take place in our local theaters, restaurants, coffee shops, and bars, with proceeds from the festival going toward promoting music education in Whitefish and Flathead Valley.
Sep. 23-25 AND Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2021: Great Northwest Oktoberfest
A festive autumn event complete with authentic German music, food, beer, stein-holding and keg hurling contests, and a traditional Volksmarch. This event is held at Depot Park in downtown Whitefish.
For more details, please visit the official Great Northwest Oktoberfest website.
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