Nestled on the shores of Flathead Lake, with forest and mountains forming the perfect backdrop, Bigfork knows how to put on a show. Every holiday season, the village is decked out in colored lights, fresh-cut greenery and trees and hundreds of bright red bows. Add the Art Walk, concerts, parades, children’s party, sleigh rides and shops creamed with holiday gifts and it’s enough to make Scrooge smile.
Come spring, the waters of the Swan River rush into Flathead Lake, bringing kayakers from around the world to compete in the annual Whitewater Festival. The Swan River Nature Trail becomes a perfect viewing area to spot daring competitors trying to tame the class V rapids.
Then there’s theater. With community and children’s theater, concerts and special events, the stage lights shine bright year round in the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts. And for more than 40 years, summer in Bigfork has meant theater. Now in its 44th year, the Bigfork Summer Playhouse brings some of Americas best young talent to perform nightly in its musicals and comedies.
Fall begins with the food and fellowship of Tamarack Time. This is a time to slow down, enjoy the changing colors, take a hike in the Jewel Basin or play a round of golf on the shores of Flathead Lake.
Pick a season. Or visit often. You’ll discover why they say that Bigfork is “far from the commonplace”.
For dinner and entertainment, be sure and check out ShowThyme on Electric Avenue downtown.