The Columbia Falls Heritage Days celebration dates back to 1956 when it was originally called “Progress Days”. The original event was organized to celebrate the prosperity brought about by the industrial expansion of the area. Decades later, Columbia Falls still enthusiastically celebrates our history, our heritage, and our future. This year’s theme is “There’s No Place Like Home”.
Look for Freedom Bank in the parade down Nucleus Avenue on Saturday, July 27th at 12:00 pm. After the parade, roughly at 1:30 pm, Freedom Bank sponsors a wild horse drive down Highway 2 from Columbia Heights to the Blue Moon. We are also a main sponsor of the Open Rodeo at the Blue Moon Arena, a team and prize sponsor for the 3 on 3 basketball tournament, and a sponsor of the Columbia Falls Community Market at the Coop.
Heritage Days is an adventure and celebration for the whole family. Take a look at the complete schedule below or visit the official website here: http://cfallsheritagedays.com/index.html
Cabin Fever Days 2018
Schedule of Events
Friday – February 9, 2018
Saturday – February 10, 2018
Sunday – February 11, 2018
7:00 PM – 40th Annual Barstool Race Awards @ Southfork Saloon
NIGHT OF LIGHTS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1st
PARADE STARTS 6:30 PM
AWARDS FOR FLOATS; FLOAT ENTRY $10 OR FOOD ITEM FOR FOOD BANK
CRAFT FAIR IN THE NORTH VALLEY TEAKETTLE ROOM
HEAT UP AT THE COOP AFTER THE PARADE
VISIT WITH SANTA AND WARM UP WITH A BON FIRE, HOT COCOA, CHILI &
A LIVE HOLIDAY CONCERT WITH CFHS CHORAL SONIFERS,
JAZZ BANK & HOLIDAY SINGALONG!
SATURDAY, DEC. 2nd 10 AM
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: TIMBER CREEK VILLAGE
This month the hosts of our Business After Hours networking event is Acutech. Acutech is a welding shop located in Columbia Falls. They produce high quality, custom metal manufacturing projects. Acutech joined our Chamber in January 2017. We are proud to have them as members and are looking forward to seeing their facility and projects at our Business After Hours this month.
Business After Hours provide a place to network with other business professionals, unwind after a long day of work and socialize with free food and drinks! Bring donations for the Columbia Falls Food bank. The more donations you bring, the more raffle tickets you get! Raffle items include a one night stay at the Whitefish Lake Lodge, a $100 gift card for the boat club, and a $100 gift card for Latitude 48.
See you at Acutech on November 28th!
Business After Hours at Freedom Bank
Freedom Bank is partnering with the Columbia Falls Chamber of Commerce to host a Business After Hours event Tuesday, August 29th, from 5-9PM. We will have beer from Backslope Brewing and appetizers from Earth Angel Organics. We will be unveiling new artwork from local artists Allen Jimmerson, Leonard Lopp and Nicholas Oberling. Allen, Nicholas and Colt Idol will also be in attendance to answer questions about their pieces. There will be many giveaways including a chance to win a Colt Idol giclée. We hope to see you there!
HERITAGE DAYS 2017
“A Path For Change”.
Wednesday – July 26, 2017
7:00 p. m. – plaque to be presented at the Veterans Memorial Wall.
Thursday – July 27, 2017
6:30 p. m. – 7:45 p. m. Adults and kids to 10 years old
Friday – July 28, 2017
Saturday – July 29, 2017
Sunday – July 30, 2017
Come help Glacier Guides and Montana Raft clean up trash at the public river access points and along the river corridor on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River!To join as a volunteer (ages 12 and up), please contact Glacier Guides and Montana Raft at 406-387-5555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited. Although you can make requests, we cannot guarantee what section of river a group will do. Sections of river are chosen for groups based on several factors.
Volunteers meet at 9:30 am at the Glacier Guides and Montana Raft office located on US Hwy. 2, 1.5 miles west of West Glacier.
Check in with the office staff to read and sign our “Acknowledgement of Risk.”
Then, head to the lifejacket room to …get fitted in wetsuits, booties and lifejackets.
Smile for the group picture!
Attend brief “Leave No Trace” presentation.
Divide into smaller groups and shuttle to various river access points.
We will pick up the river put-ins, then float the river, stopping to pick up refuse along the way, and then scour the take-out for more trash.
Hop a short shuttle back to the Glacier Guides and Montana Raft office for volleyball and a complimentary barbecue. BBQ begins around 2 pm!
Glacier Guides and Montana Raft provides all of the necessary rafting equipment, expert guides and staff to coordinate the day.
Each volunteer should have:
Work gloves (for picking up trash)
Extra set of clothes for after the raft trip
Please avoid wearing cotton if you can, quick drying/moisture wicking material is best.
Glacier Guides and Montana Raft has always promoted a strong environmental message, with an emphasis on Leave No Trace ethics. During the river cleanup, your guides will provide information and insight into issues facing our river system and national park. Exposure and participation in the Rafting for Refuse is even more important in light of growing river use and development pressure. Come on out and help us to preserve our rivers for generations to come!