Music Events Glacier National Park & Western Montana

Music Events

PHOTO: Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival Photo Courtesy of William Feffer

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Montana is for Music Lovers

Western Montana is home to some of the finest musicians you could ever hope to meet, so it should probably come as no surprise that this corner of Montana also hosts some of the coolest music festivals found west of the Continental Divide. Their inspiration? It could be the rugged Rocky Mountains, sparking night stars or the incredible beauty found around every bend. Whatever it is, we dig it and hope you will too.

Glacier Country is home to a variety of events, ranging from small-town festivals to art strolls and farmers markets, as well as some events that have established themselves as “must-sees” in Western Montana. Visit our event calendar for information about more festivities happening throughout Montana's Glacier Country.

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Missoula International Choral Festival

Held in Missoula, this festival takes place every three years and brings choirs from around the world to the Garden City. Since its inception, the festival has attracted more than 5,000 singers from 40 countries to the heart of Montana, connecting diverse cultural backgrounds and traditions.

Website: www.choralfestival.org

Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop and Festival

Drawing its inspiration from the Northern Rocky Mountains (an area referred to as the Crown of the Continent region), the workshop and festival brings guitar greats to Flathead Lake Lodge. This week-long event includes workshops, lessons and nightly concerts in the heart of Glacier Country.

Website: www.cocguitarfoundation.org

Montana Baroque Music Festival

Located in the appropriately named community of Paradise, the Montana Baroque Music Festival presents three concerts, with performances from world-renowned musicians.

Website: www.montanabaroquefestival.org

River City Foots Festival

Missoula’s signature event, River City Roots is a two-day festival that features a juried art show, family activities, a four-mile walk/run and a free all-day music stage, featuring local artists and headline performers. A street festival at its best, River City Roots was founded in 2005 and is most appropriately described as a “celebration of all things Missoula.”

Website: www.rivercityrootsfestival.com

Festival Amadeus

Montana’s only week-long classical music event, Festival Amadeus brings world-class musicians to the mountain community of Whitefish. The festival features seven evening concerts, including an “open-air” performance in Depot Park and an evening with the artists.

Website: www.gscmusic.org/concerts/festival-amadeus

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Western Montana's Glacier Country

News from Glacier National Park: Currently 17.0 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel.

Bird Woman Falls

An icon in Glacier National Park, Bird Woman Falls is a glistening 492-foot-high waterfall that cascades down the side of Mt. Oberlin. From West Glacier, travel the Going-to-the-Sun Road to Bird Woman Falls Overlook, located on the west side of the Continental Divide.

Trail of the Cedars

This short boardwalk trail (ADA accessible) takes visitors through an old growth cedar forest. It’s also the beginning of the Avalanche Lake Trail (just over two miles long) that leads to Avalanche Lake—one of the most popular day hikes in Glacier National Park. Trail of the Cedars is located about five and a half miles north of Lake McDonald Lodge.

Drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road

If your time in Glacier National Park is limited, one must-see attraction is the Going-to-the-Sun Road. This 50-mile long road takes travelers between St. Mary and West Glacier through the heart of the park, crossing the Continental Divide at Logan Pass. There are numerous pullouts along the road, ideal for taking photographs and enjoying the scenery.

See a Glacier

As you’re traveling the Going-to-the-Sun Road, pull over at Jackson Glacier Overlook (located east of Logan Pass). The overlook offers the best opportunity to see a glacier from the road.

Many Glacier Valley

Home to incredible mountains, active glaciers, abundant wildlife and miles of hiking trails, Many Glacier is located in the northeast section of Glacier National Park. Trails leave from this valley in numerous directions, with popular hiking destinations including Iceberg Lake, Grinnell Lake and Ptarmigan Tunnel.

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