Your Flathead Valley Rotary Clubs are excited to present the 7th Annual Rotary Great Bear Festival in Kalispell’s Depot Park, August 10 from 3 – 8:00pm.
In 2023, over 1,200 people enjoyed a beautiful summer evening in downtown Kalispell, sampling local and regional beers, hard ciders, sparkling waters and wines. With sponsorship support from local businesses and private donors, the 2023 Rotary Great Bear Festival raised over $35,000 for local and global charitable projects. This year’s fun will be no different! Rotary’s mission is Service Above Self. Together, we make a difference!

Purchase Tickets Today!

Adults 21 and over: $40 comes with 8 drink tickets

11-20 years old and non-drinkers: $10 comes with complimentary water

Kids 10 and under: Free

Festival Volunteers Needed

All volunteers (adults over 21) will receive free general admission, a keepsake glass and 8 drink tickets




2024 Participating Beverage Co’s

Exciting cold beverages will be coming from all across Montana and beyond featuring beers, ciders, sparkling waters and wine. At the event you’ll be able to take your glass around to these beverage artists and sample 4 oz or 8 oz sizes using the tickets provided with your entry fee. Representatives from each company will be on hand to chat with you about their ingredients and story. Rotarians and volunteers will be on hand to pour and welcome you!

For Beer, Cider & Sparkling Waters: 2 tickets = 4 oz pour, 4 tickets = 8 oz pour

For Wine: 1 ticket = 1 oz sample, 3 tickets = 3 oz pour, 6 tickets = 6 oz pour

Additional tickets can be purchased at the Festival

2024 Participating Food Trucks

No festival is complete without some yummy food to accompany the great beverages. Stop by any of the participating Food trucks for something hearty, spicy or cool!

Osprey Cafe

Copacabana Grill

406 Taco Nite

Piroshki Palace


Ranger Joes Pizza

Sponsorship Opportunities & Benefits

We would be honored to have your support for the 7th Annual Rotary Great Bear Festival. Your participation as an Event Sponsor will help us meet our goal to raise $50,000 in charitable funds this year. A chart of Sponsorship Benefits is below to help you choose a sponsor level that works best for you.
The Flathead business community is known for its generosity to local causes.

GREAT BEAR – $10,000


  • Exclusive grand entrance signage
  • Reserved VIP seating for 24 or 48 general admission
  • Premier logo placement on all event advertising
  • Social media advertising

BLACK BEAR – $1,000

  • Reserved VIP Seating for 3 or 6 general admission
  • Logo placed on event advertising: Posters and social media


  • Reserved VIP seating for 12 or 24 general admission
  • Preferred logo placement on all event advertising including social media
  • Acknowledgment at main entrance

CUB – $500

  • 4 General admission
  • Logo placed on event advertising: Posters and social media

BROWN BEAR – $2,500

  • Reserved VIP Seating for 6 or 12 general admission
  • Logo placement on event advertising including social media
  • Acknowledgment at main entrance

Gummi Bear – $250

  • 4 General admission
  • Acknowledgment at event and social media

The Great Bear Festival is coming to
Downtown Kalispell on August 5th, 2023!

Get ready for a beautiful Saturday in Big Sky Country! With craft breweries from all over Montana, wine, food and live music.

2023 Participating Vendors

2023 Food Vendors

Performances By:

The Music Lab

Great Bear Festival

The Daybreak and Noon Rotary Clubs of Kalispell, Montana are excited to announce its 6th annual Great Bear Festival. On Saturday, August 5th in Depot Park local residents and tourists will have the opportunity to taste local and regional beers, wines, and hard ciders. Local food vendors will also be on hand offering a variety of culinary delights while local bands, Flat Black and The Music Lab, entertain throughout the event. The Great Bear Festival will have something for everyone.

If enjoying a beautiful day and evening in downtown Kalispell wasn’t enough, all proceeds from the Great Bear Festival will go to support local and international organizations. Both Rotary Clubs actively participate in creating a better community in the Flathead Valley and globally.

Date & Time

Sat, August 5, 2023
4:00 PM – 9:30 PM MDT


Depot Park
Main Street U.S. 93
Kalispell, MT 59901

Organizations supported by the Rotary Clubs of the Flathead Valley

  • Chicks and Chaps Fundraising
  • Rotary Basketball
  • ADA accessible Miracle Field
  • Senior Mobile Home Repair Program
  • Salvation Army annual Bell-Ringing
  • Shepherd’s Hand Clinic
  • Sparrows Nest Kalispell Renovation
  • Flathead HS & Glacier HS Scholarships
  • Water & Sanitation in Guatemala
  • Flathead & Veterans Food Banks
  • HEART Locker & HEART Market
  • MW MT Forest Fires Lookout Painting
  • Lighthouse Christian Homes
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Glacier & Flathead Choirs
  • Flathead Youth Home 10-year Upgrade
  • Abbie Shelter
  • Samaritan House
  • Elementary School REading Volunteers
  • Santa’s Helpers / Christmas Magic
  • Red Cross Blood Drive
  • Martin Luther King Community Program
  • Glacier Symphony & Chorale
  • Annual Turkey Drive
  • Braveheart Ministry
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Eradication of Polio Worldwide
  • Funded IB Testing for Low Income Students at Flathead
  • Glacier HS Band Trip to DC
  • Code Girls United
  • Gateway Community Center Gathering Place

VIP Sponsors:

Hungry Horse Liquor Store

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