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Friday, Saturday, Aug. 18-19


 Flathead Lake Blues Festival

POLSON — The seventh annual Flathead Lake Blues Festival will be held Friday, Aug. 18. Music includes Andre Floyd and the Mood Iguana, the Mike Murray Band, Halladay Quist, Ticket Sauce, Off in the Woods, the Kenny James Miller Band, Big Daddy and the Blue Notes, Jameson and the Sordid Seeds and Mudslide Charley. On Saturday, Aug. 19, the music includes the Michelle Taylor Band, Estelle and the Atomic Jive, Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method and Andrea Harsell and the Luna Roja. All of this happening on the shores of Flathead Lake at Sacajawea Park in Polson. For more information go to:


Saturday, Aug. 19


Polson Triathlon

POLSON — The sixth annual Polson Triathlon will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, at Riverside Park starting at 8:40 a.m. The Polson Triathlon is a locally run, locally inspired Olympic Distance Triathlon. For more information, visit:  or call 406-871-0216 or email: 


Friday, Saturday, Aug. 25-26


Flathead River Indian Rodeo

POLSON — The Flathead River Indian Rodeo will be held at the Polson Fair Grounds on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 25 and 26, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, children 6 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased at the gate. For more information, call 406-890-3309 or email There will be live music after the rodeo each night. Food and beverage concessions will be available. 


Thursday, Aug. 31


Sanders County Fair

PLAINS — The 2017 Sanders County Fair buildings open. For information regarding 4-H competitions contact: County Extension Office at 406-827-6934.  No dogs are allowed in the fairway.


Friday, Sept. 1


Powder River Rodeo

PLAINS — Powder River Rodeo L.L.C.– at 8 p.m. Carnival, amusement, and midway concessions will also be available. For information regarding 4-H competitions contact: County Extension Office at 406-827-6934. 


Saturday, Sept. 9


Dragon Boat Races

LAKESIDE — The sixth annual Montana Dragon Boat Festival will be held on Sept. 9-10, in Lakeside. The annual Montana Dragon Boat Festival brings family fun, spirited competition and colorful pageantry to Volunteer Park on Flathead Lake in Lakeside, just 10 miles south of Kalispell. For more information about registration and the festival, go to:


Dayton Daze 

DAYTON — The Chief Cliff Volunteer Fire Department is traveling back to the fifties this Sept. 9 for the 26th annual Dayton Daze celebration. “Fired Up for the Fifties” is the theme of this year’s fundraiser and everyone is encouraged to dress up and join in the fun. Because you can’t revisit the ‘50s without a few cherry hotrods, we’re bringing back the car show, along with our ever-popular parade (line-up at 1 p.m., parade at 2 p.m. and prizes for best floats and costumes), live music by Larry Myer, flea market, kids’ games, face-painting, firefighter competitions, free blood pressure screenings, food and frozen treats, a shuttle to the Mission Mountain Winery, the Dayton Harbor (for free sailboat rides) and to historic sites in Proctor. To cap off the event, we’ll be raffling off a gorgeous, lever-action Henry Big Boy .44 mag (or $500 cash), and gift cards for gas and groceries and more. (Tickets available from all CCVFD members and at the Farmers’ Market in Polson.) Drawings for prizes will be held throughout the day, with the BIG prize drawings at 5 p.m. The fun starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Dayton Park. Come support the Chief Cliff Volunteer Fire Department and QRU at this community-wide event. For more information, call 406-849-5917.


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