As the showstopper of a wonderful night on the town for Kootenai residents, the Bigfork Summer Playhouse is regarded as the finest live professional theatre in the Northwest. Celebrating its 58th season, Bigfork Summer Playhouse features an eclectic collection of repertory theater productions that always offer something for all family members.
Oscar-winning actor J.K. Simmons spent seven seasons acting and directing at the "theatre by the bay. The star is one of several playhouse alums that have gone on to have successful careers in the theatre, movies or television—and an example of the Broadway-caliber talent consistently found on stage.
There are a host of Montana bred activities and events to relish such as the Riverbend Concert Series, the Bigfork Whitewater Festival, the highly spirited 4th of July parade, and the Festival of the Arts in August. Many other opportunities including live theatre, concerts, festivals, educational events as well as the Glacier Symphony are in nearby towns of Whitefish, Kalispell and Polson.