Local Annual Events

FEB – Cabin Fever Days & World Famous Barstool Ski Races

This winter festival takes place mid February and celebrates its 44th annual event February 10-12th, 2023.Cabin Fever Days and World Famous Barstool Ski Races is a family-oriented community event that takes place in the historic town of Martin City, Montana. View full event and schedule here

View event details here.

MAY – Family Forestry Expo

See the wood products industry from standing timber to a loaded log truck. Exhibitions by mule pack strings and professional lumberjacks. Go on a forestry hike through the woods, and check out all of the fun and educational exhibits in the Forest Service tent. Sponsored by forestry professionals from multiple organizations both public and private.

MARCH – Cloverfest

Annual event put on the 2nd Saturday of March by the Columbia Falls Area Chamber.   This family-friendly event includes live music performances by local musicians, kids carnival, bagpipes, a 5k, 1 mile fun run, food trucks, beer and distillery garden, themed competitions, and shenanigans.  More details here.

JULY – Heritage Days Festival

The Heritage Days Festival is a home town tradition taking place over the last weekend of July each year.  Boogie to the Bank, Endowment Auction, 3 on 3 Basketball, Parade, Running of the horses, Rodeo, Reunions, Market Night and multiple class reunions make it a special time for community members to gather in town.

AUG- Columbia Falls 3 on 3

Annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament put on by the Columbia Falls Area Chamber.  Event occurs August 12th, 2023. Team and registration information can be found here.

DEC – Night of Lights

This winter celebration is a 30+ year tradition, complete with town parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus, caroling, cocoa and warming fires, food vendors and craft fairs brings people out to view the festive Holiday Village and enjoy the holiday spirit as a community.

Market Nights

Courtesy of Columbia falls Community Market

Photo Courtesy of Columbia Falls Community Market

Thursday nights are Market Nights in Columbia Falls.  The Community Market is located at O’Brien’s Coop. Live music, vendors and local produce and family fun are the theme throughout.There is also a Friday night market in West Glacier.


Head on down to the Blue Moon Rodeo series for an authentic Montana rodeo all summer long on Thursday nights.