Making the Most of Memorial Day Weekend

The summer season is fast approaching, and Memorial Day weekend has arrived! If you are any kind of true Montanan, you know there will be no shortage of fun to be had in the days ahead. We wanted to offer a few ideas for some local festivities, some getaway adventures, and what our community is doing to make the most of remembrance during this holiday weekend.

Memorial Day Flag Placement at Mountview Cemetery (5/28/22)
The American Legion Post 4 invites you to join them in placing flags on soldier/veteran graves in honor of their remembrance on Memorial Day. Joiners will meet at the entrance round-about at 9:00 AM on Saturday, May 28, 2022. The Post will serve a donation breakfast afterward for all volunteers.

Remember to bring your pennies! Placing coins on graves shows that someone has visited and remembered their service and sacrifice. Joiners are also invited to assist on Tuesday, May 31st at 5:00 PM to pick up flags. All help is welcomed! You may also like the following event from American Legion Riders Chapter 4 – Yellowstone: Monday, May 30th at 2:00 pm – Memorial Day Cemetery Ride

Big Fork Whitewater Festival (5/27/22 – 5/29/22)
Marking 38 years of festival fun, there will be a plethora of new events and races added to this year’s roster! New additions include raft races, a stand-up paddle board race, a triathlon, and brand-new kid’s activities. As expected with much anticipation, is the Whitewater Weekend Jam featuring live music by Mudslide Charlie (Missoula). The final awards ceremony will be hosted Sunday night, 5/29/22, at the conclusion of all racing.

Farmer’s Markets (5/28/22)

  • Hamilton Farmers Market (9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) – Second and Third streets:
    With more than 150 vendors all from Ravalli County, this lively market includes fresh organic produce, locally raised beef, alpaca wool, jewelry, and locally harvested wood furniture.
  • Kalispell Farmers Market (9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) – Flathead Valley Community College:
    One of the oldest markets in the state, the Kalispell Farmers Market boasts a variety of goodies, including arts and crafts, meat and eggs, native plants, iron works, woven rugs, woodwork, handspun yarns, photography, and fresh produce.
  • Missoula Markets (8 a.m. – 1 p.m.) – North Higgins and under the Higgins Street Bridge:
    An integral part of summer in Missoula, farmers markets feature fresh local produce, baked goods, organic dairy products, locally brewed coffee, flowers, and crafts. A bonus: The People’s Market is just up the street and is held every Saturday through the summer.

Kid’s Day at the Carousel (5/28/22)
Celebrating its 18th birthday (CONGRATULATIONS!), the Carousel in Missoula, MT will be hosting free rides all day long this coming Saturday! All are welcome to join in the old-fashion fun & smiles to be had. Don’t be shy! Located at 101 Carousel Drive in Missoula, MT 59802.

Live Tunes at The Raven (5/27/22 – 5/29/22)
Situated on the shore of Flathead Lake, The Raven is hosting live music all weekend long! The Lil’ Smokies will be busting their tunes Friday night, followed by DJs spinning sweet beats on Saturday and Sunday nights. With a large selection of wines and hand-crafted beers in addition to a full bar, The Raven is located at 15321 State Highway 35 – across the street from the Islander Inn in Bigfork, MT 59911.

Whichever way you to choose to spend the long weekend ahead, we wish you all a beautiful Memorial Day and look forward to hearing about your adventures! Check out our FB / Instagram pages for updates and announcements. Happy Memorial Day weekend to all with our sincerest gratitude and respects to our fallen service men & women!