Rotary Great Bear Festival - August 5, 2023

The 6th Annual Rotary Great Bear Festival will be held in Downtown Kalispell on August 5th, 2023!

Come celebrate summer in the Flathead Valley! Local Rotary groups are bringing in breweries and cideries from Montana and beyond to feature over 50 craft beers and ciders along with wine, local food, and live music.
Enjoy live music from Music Lab and Flat Black!
Adults can enjoy an exclusive VIP tent next to the bands featuring free beer and wine plus food from The DeSoto Grill and other appetizers.
Ticket prices
• $30 for general admission, ages 21 and up (now through 15 July) - ticket prices after 15 July will be $40 for general admission
• $10 for kids 13-20 (and designated drivers)
• Kids 12 and younger are free
• VIP tickets are $125 each
Notes: Tickets are non-refundable. We love dogs, but they are not allowed at the event.
In the VIP tent, there will be a variety of beers available and a wide range of wine, which are all included at no additional cost with the VIP admission. VIP admission also includes:
• Beer glass
• Free appetizers
• Roasted pig with side dishes from The Desoto Grill
• Shaded area away from the crowd
We do reserve the right to refuse service to people who are obviously intoxicated.
When you raise a glass at Great Bear Festival, you're raising a glass to build communities! All proceeds are donated to projects that improve the quality of life for people here and across the world.
Click here to find Great Bear Festival online, and check Facebook or Instagram for the latest updates!
Volunteer at the Event:
We need volunteers to make the Great Bear Festival a huge success! Friends and family of Rotarians are encouraged to volunteer as well. Volunteer sign up will be available closer to the event. 
Becoming a Sponsor:
The Flathead business community is known for its generosity to local causes. Rotary’s mission is Service Above Self. Together, we make a difference. We will be honored to have your support of the 6th Annual Rotary Great Bear Festival. Your participation as an Event Sponsor will help us meet our goal to raise $75,000 in charitable funds this year. To sponsor, download the sponsor packet and contact Secretary Patricia Hulla at

Sponsor Great Bear Festival