Big Sky Documentary Film Festival showcases the best in documentary films from around the world. The festival attracts more than 20,000 people and screens more than 140 films during the week long event. All films are shown on Montana's largest movie screen at the historic Wilma Theater, downtown Missoula. Filmmakers from around the world will be in attendance to address audiences after their films screen. Tickets and passes are sold at the Wilma Box Office. Passes are sold online at bigskyfilmfest.org.
February 16, 2018 - February 25, 2018
Snowboard Jam consists of two days of events for snowboarders including Slope Style Jam, the Banked Slalom and a free fun event for girls. Cash purse and prizes. Saturday - Slope Style Jam and Girls on Shred Sunday - Banked Slalom
March 3, 2018 - March 4, 2018
It's that time again ... THE NATIONAL FINALS SKI-JORING RACES will take place, in Red Lodge. It's WINTER FUN ... WESTERN STYLE, and we're hoping that you will join us! The Red Lodge Ski-Joring Association each year hosts The National Finals Ski-Joring Races. It is a two-day event which, this year, takes place at the Home of Champions Rodeo Grounds, west of Red Lodge. Originating in the Scandinavian countries as a form of winter transportation, the west has transformed this into an action packed competition wherein teams negotiate a 700+ foot course, the horse taking a track to the inside of the course while the skier in tow, negotiates the 20-some slalom gates and four jumps in hopes of completing two fast, clean runs which isn't easy at speeds sometimes topping 25 mph. Prize money is awarded for the fastest combined times for the two day event as well as fastest times each day. The skier must be upright and on at least one ski when crossing the finish line and a 5 second penalty is incurred for each missed gate. There is a separate longest jump competition wherein the rider and horse pull their skier over one jump for the longest distance each day. Distances have exceeded 60 feet. The crowd is as much a part of the fun as the competition, constructing elaborate weekend shelters on the back of flatbed trucks to protect them from the 'anybody's guess' weather. BBQ and tailgate professionals, football tailgaters have nothing on these folks. Competition starts at 11:00am each day and takes place at The Home of Champions Rodeo Grounds, west of Red Lodge on State Highway 78. The National Finals Ski-Joring Races are exciting for the spectators and challenging for the competitors with up to $20,000 in cash and prizes being awarded in different divisions. Junior prizes include a colt and a new pair of skis and there are champion buckles and as well as the cash for the adults. It's winter fun, western style and it's Montana's own form of March Madness! Friday Night: Registration
March 10, 2018 - March 11, 2018
The Ice Breaker Road Race is one of the premier running events of the state. The race has been named one of the top 100 road races in the country by Runner's World Magazine. Geared toward both families as well as experienced and elite runners, it offers a 5 mile race, 3 mile run and a 1 mile run/walk. The Ice Breaker has attracted an average of 3,500 participants each year and is not only a fitness, competitive event, but also a social event for the community for over 30 years. All race participants are provided a long sleeved T-shirt, awarded a finisher medal and a free lunch after the event. A special 'race the penguin' (official Ice Breaker mascot) is offered for the younger kids in the 1 mile event. A number of elite runners compete each year in the 5 mile race. This event pays $1,500 for the men's and women's champions, $750 for second and $500 for third place. Registration will begin in March and continue until the day of the event. Fees range from $18 for adults to $12 for youth 10 years and under. Special discount is available for $50 for a family of four, each additional youth entry in the same family is $10. Registration forms will be available at http://www.icebreakergf.com and the City of Great Falls website at http://www.greatfallsmt.net or you can contact the City of Great Falls Park & Recreation Department by phone at (406)771-1265 The race features 'chip' timing, which provides for a more accurate timing of participants and almost immediate race results.
April 22, 2018
The Annual Rendezvous Days is an annual spring festival held in the Beautiful Northwest Montana town of Eureka. The Rendezvous features fun and activities for the whole family to celebrate the end of winter and the coming of spring. The event starts with a kick-off concert at the Fairgrounds. Saturday is packed with great events such as the Senior Citizens Annual Rendezvous Breakfast, the Village Vendors Art & Craft show, Mud Bog, Parade, Antique and Classic Car Show, Dutch Oven Cook Off, Flea Market and Quilt Show, Annual Kid's Gold Rush at Glacier Bank and the Mountain Man Camp and Black Powder Shoot. Sunday wraps up this awesome Annual Event with Sand Drags more Flea Market, Quilt Show, antique car clinic and the Black Powder Shoot. For a full listing of our events and locations please refer to the Chamber website at www.welcome2eureka.com.
April 27, 2018 - April 29, 2018