Summer is almost here, and with the long sunny days bringing everyone out of their winter slumber, the picturesque village of Bigfork is coming to life for another great summer.

Bigfork Festival of the Arts


Although it is hard to leave the ranch during your vacation, (Often we have to remind guests to save some time for some R & R) the quick walk to downtown Bigfork is a great way to spend some time away from the ranch.


Aside from the great galleries, shops and restaurants, there are many exciting events happening throughout this summer that just might coincide with your stay!


Here is the schedule of some the big events! For more events visit


36th Annual Bigfork Whitewater Festival

May 26th & 27th

Watch local and regional professional and armature kayakers take on the ‘Wild Mile’ as it flows through Downtown Bigfork.


National Wildlife Federation Fundraiser w/ special guest Jack Hanna

June 29

Join special guest Jack Hannah for a entertaining and fundraising night to bring a wild her of Bison back to Montana


July 4th Celebration

July 4th

Famous and recognized nationally for it’s small town spectacle. The Bigfork celebration and parade is something to see.


Saddle Up and Paint

July 17th

Join local and regional artists as the create lasting works of art for charity.


34th Annual Festival of the Arts

Aug 4th – 5th

Downtown Bigfork hosts Artisans & Musicians Sat. & Sun. Over 160 arts and craft booths, food, entertainment and children’s activities.


Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival

Aug 10th – 12th

The Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival is an annual celebration of the elusive wild huckleberry. Visitors can enjoy music, kids’ games, raffles and a silent auction, and sample the fruits of the baking contest, locally made huckleberry pies and ice cream.