The Russell: An Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the C.M Russell Museum is a fine art exhibition and four-day fundraising event. The Russell events include an educational component for the public through supporting activities and materials. This exhibition and sale offers the opportunity for thousands of individuals (including students) to view quality art created by a large and varied group of nationally known artists. It enables the Russell Museum to become a more financially stable institution better able to carry out its mission. Western Art Week has been taking place in Great Falls, Montana, since 1969.
March 15, 2018 - March 17, 2018
This is the only SkiMo event in Montana. This event is around 16-18 miles, and has a 8,600' - 9,500' elevation gain. There are two courses depending on course conditions. Runners will start in 4 waves of 5 minute offsets, with 4 aid stations, each with cutoff times. Due to the nature of alpine terrain, and the highly variable conditions that may be present during the day of the race, we have included a potentially required gear list that will be decided upon the morning of the race, as well as an A and B course for the SkiMo race. Come prepared with the entire gear list. This is a technical ski mountaineering race and is designed to test multiple skill sets: Mountaineering skills: 4 alpine climbs with exposure over cliffs and/or above 1,200 ft avalanche paths with falls resulting in serious injury and/or death knife edge climbing 50+ degree boot packs Ski ability: 4 Alpine ski descents: 4 alpine ski descents Be prepared to ski 45+ degree terrain with ski/fall potential of up to 1,200 ft. Falls in these areas, depending on conditions could result in serious injury and/or death. Endurance: This race course takes place between 7,200 ft (2,194m) and 11,166 ft. You will gain and lose 8,600' to 9,500' over 16 to 18 miles. Required gear list: Skis: Minimum length women-150cm; men-160cm Bindings: Toe and heel pieces must be same brand Poles Skins: At least one pair 3 upper body layers: 1 layer must be a wind proof layer 1 lower body layer Beacon: Conforms to standard EN 300718 457kHz frequency Shovel: No snow claws. Minimum length 50cm Probe: No probe poles. Minimum 240cm Helmet: Must meet UIAA 106 or CE EN 12492 standards Gloves Pack Eye Protection Ice Ax/Whippet: REQUIRED Crampons: REQUIRED; must conform to UIAA standard 153 with at least 10 spikes.
March 17, 2018
50th annual MSUB Powwow celebrating culture through song and dance. Everyone is welcome to attend this highly social function! Admission is Free!
April 6, 2018 - April 7, 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