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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 garden, themed competitions, kids carnival and shenanagins.

3rd Annual event: Saturday, March 16th 2024

11:00am - 3:00pm: Detailed Schedule Below

Location: See you in the tents located in Super 1 Foods Parking Lot, 2100 9th Street West, Columbia Falls MT 


Event details:

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.

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.

Included in $10.00 Entry Fee:

  • One Punch Card/Kid with 20 Games Included at Kids Carnival 
    • Prizes at every game!
  • Face Painting
  • Live Music and Irish Dancing
  • 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
  • 11:00pm-3:00pm: Kids Carnival, FREE face painting, Live Music, Live Dancing, and St Patrick’s Day Activities and Games
  • 11:30-12:45: Live Music, Sylvie and Nina (Sylvie and Nina bring their fiddles, mando, and great vocals to the Cloverfest stage spotlighting tunes and songs from Ireland. "
  • 12:30pm: Cloverfest Fun Run 
  • 1:00: Live Dancing from Flathead Valley Irish Dancers
  • 1:30pm: Official Race Awards Ceremony 
  • 1:45-3:00pm: Live Music, Ol' Grey Cats  "The Ol' Grey Cats" offer traditional Celtic tunes and songs performed on a variety of string, wind, and percussion instruments for your dancing and listening pleasure."

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 at 11:00am on Saturday, March 16th, 2024.   Entry fee is $30/racer, which includes an official time, standings and race day themed swag. 5K is open to runners and walkers. Register by March 1st, 2024 to be guaranteed race day swag. 

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 15th, 6-8pm, Orthorehab 500 12th Ave West, Suite F - 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 16th, 2024 The fun run is open to adults and children of all ages, infant strollers welcomed!  $15/person to participate, which includes race day themed swag. Dress in green as there will be a costume contest at the end of the race as well as other themed awards! Register by March 1st, 2024 to be guaranteed race day swag. 

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 15th, 6-8pm, Orthorehab 500 12th Ave West, Suite F - Columbia Falls)

Fun Run Registration

Kids Carnival: 11:00pm-3:00pm

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!

K-5 Students: Enter the Cloverfest coloring contest by Friday, March 9th. 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:

K-2nd Grade Contest (print, color, and submit) 

3rd-5th Grade Contest (print, color, and submit)

Kids Carnival Sponsors: Whitefish Credit Union, Gateway to Glacier Trails, Boys and Girls Club of Glacier Country

Live Entertainment Schedule:

We will feature different bands and entertainment groups throughout the day. 

10:30-11:30am: Montana Bag Piper Duo

11:30-12:45pm: Nina and Sylvie

1:00-1:30pm: Performance by Flathead Valley Irish Dance

1:45-3:00pm: Ol' Gray Cats 

More Information: 406-892-2072, EMAIL US

Thank you to our Sponsors:

sponsor the 2024 event

Showcase your business and support our community! 

2024 Pot of Gold Sponsors

2024 Leprechaun Sponsors

2024 Clover Sponsors 


233 13th Street East

PO Box 312

Columbia Falls, MT


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