Calendar of Events

The Glacier National Park Conservancy is committed to sharing the news about all the great things that contributors have helped to accomplish in Glacier National Park as well as the work we still have left to do. We hope you will join us for the following events that celebrate Glacier National Park and the important work that the Glacier National Park Conservancy does through the generous support of its donors. If you have an idea for an event or would like to host one, we would love to hear from you!

APRIL

16 – 24: National Park Week

The National Park Service is once again partnering with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to present National Park Week, a presidentially proclaimed celebration of our national heritage. Throughout National Park Week in 2016, every national park will give you free admission!

16: National Junior Ranger Day

Explore, Learn, Protect! Kids can take part in fun programs and earn a junior ranger badge or become a Centennial Junior Ranger.

22: Earth Day

On Earth Day, if you want to roll up your sleeves and pitch in with a project, look for a park where you can help out.

23: Glacier National Park Instameet

Meet at the Apgar Public Boat Ramp at 7:00pm for a sunset Instameet with Glacier National Park Rangers and the Glacier National Park Conservancy. Come together to connect, explore, and celebrate your creativity with your camera. All ages, levels of experience, and types of cameras are welcome. Post your photos on Instagram (and other social media) with these hashtags: #glaciernps #FindYourParkInstaMeet, #FindYourPark, #EncuentraTuParque, #NPS100

24: Park Rx Day

Parks will host fun recreational activities that encourage healthy lifestyles and promote physical and mental well being.

MAY

19: Summer Season Kickoff Party with Columbia Falls Chamber of Commerce

Join us as we kick off Summer 2016 at the Glacier Outdoor Center from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

21: Glacier National Park BioBlitz

JULY

5 – 10: Glacier Ride

Learn more and register here for five days of pedaling through Glacier and Waterton to benefit sustainability projects at Logan Pass.

24, 25, 27: Changing Balance / Balancing Change Dance Performances

Climate change is a complex topic and often a daunting subject to teach. In recent years, researchers and educators have realized that some of the most successful climate change teaching tools are not traditional reading and lecturing methods but through somewhat unconventional approaches, such as repeat photography, film and art. Through a partnership with the nationally regarded University of Montana’s CoMotion Dance Project, the Crown of Continent Research Learning Center and Glacier National Park’s Interpretation and Education Division want to enhance public understanding of climate change using the visual medium of dance.

Through your generous support, this production will come to life in the park this summer:

  • Sunday, July 24: Lake McDonald Lodge Auditorium at 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, July 25: Lake McDonald Lodge Auditorium at 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 27: Community Building at 8:00 p.m.

AUGUST

6: Backpacker’s Ball

Join us for our signature event to celebrate Glacier National Park.  More information and tickets available here.

25: National Park Service Centennial

Celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service with free park entry August 25 – 28.