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Wear your green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Columbia Falls at our annual Cloverfest put on by the Columbia Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. This family-friendly event includes live music performances by local musicians, bagpipes, a 5k, 1 mile fun run, food trucks, beer and distillery garden, themed competitions, kids carnival and more.


Saturday, March 11th 2023

11:00am-5:00pm, Detailed Schedule Below 

Location: The Coop in Columbia Falls, 830 1st Ave West, Columbia Falls MT 

Cost for Event (not including 5k or fun run):

$10.00/person.  For a family of four or more, the price is $30. Kids 5 and under are free.

ID check required by all attendees planning to purchase alcohol.

Included in $10.00 Entry Fee:

  • Unlimited Kids Carnival Activities
    • Prizes at every game!
  • Face Painting
  • Live Music and Bands
  • St Patrick’s Day Competitions
  • Photo booth props and photo area

Not Included in Entry Fee:

  • Food and Beverage from Food Trucks
  • Beer/Distillery Garden Beverages
  • 5k and/or Fun Run (Those are separate fees listed below.  your registration for either of these events, gets you into the main event)

Schedule of Events:

  • 11:00am: Cloverfest 5k
  • 12:00pm-5:00pm: Kids Carnival, FREE face painting, Live Music and St Patrick’s Day Activities and Games
  • 12:30pm: Cloverfest Fun Run 
  • 1:30pm: Official Race Awards Ceremony 

All proceeds support your local Columbia Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. A non-profit organization in Columbia Falls whose mission is to Support Local Businesses and Connect Our Community.

Specific Event Details:

Cloverfest 5k: $30.00/person (Please note: Your race entry fee allows you to access all activities after your race.)

The Cloverfest 5k is a timed 5k starting at11:00am on Saturday, March 11th 2023.   Entry fee is $30/racer, which includes an official time, standings and a race shirt. 5K is open to runners and walkers. Register by Saturday, February 26th, 2023 to be guaranteed a race shirt. Option for a shirt after the race, but a fee will be charged.

Top Male and Female Medals Given Out in the Following Categories: 14 and Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Packet Pick UpFriday, March 10th, 6-8pm, The Coop- Columbia Falls. (830 1st Ave West, Columbia Falls)

5k Registration

Cloverfest Fun Run : $15.00/person (Please note: Your race entry fee allows you to access all activities after your race.)

The Cloverfest Fun Run is a mile long run/walk starting at 12:30pm on Saturday, March 11th 2023. The fun run is open to adults and children of all ages, infant strollers welcomed!  $15/person to participate, which includes a race shirt, green swag and a swag bag from Hammer Nutrition. Dress in green as there will be a costume contest at the end of the race as well as other themed awards! Register by February 26th, 2023 to be guaranteed a race shirt.

Themed Awards include Most “Cloverly” Dressed, Better Luck Next Year, In Pursuit of the Gold, Ready to Shamrock, Golden Achiever, & Youngest Leprechaun.

Packet Pick Up: Friday, March 10th, 6-8pm, The Coop- Columbia Falls. (830 1st Ave West, Columbia Falls)

Fun Run Registration

Kids Carnival: 12:00pm-4:00pm

Bring the whole family for an exciting St. Patrick’s themed kids carnival! FREE face painting, carnival games, live music, food trucks and more during the carnival! Price to enter the carnival is $10/kid or $30 for a family of four or more. Wear your green and have some good old family fun!

Kids Carnival Volunteers: TBD for 2023

K-5 Students: Enter the Cloverfest coloring contest by Friday, March 3rd. Prizes for each grade are as follows: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each grade level get free entry to the carnival! Return your page to your classroom teacher or mail completed page to Columbia Falls Area Chamber, Box 312, Columbia Falls 59912.

Kids Coloring Contest Page Coming Soon

Live Entertainment Schedule:

We will feature different bands and entertainment groups throughout the day. 2024 lineup coming soon. Cost is $10.00/person. 

More Information: 406-892-2072, EMAIL US

Thank you to our Sponsors:


233 13th Street East

PO Box 312

Columbia Falls, MT


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