Once you’ve chosen Whitefish for your 4th of July red, white, and blue fun-filled break, you won’t be short on activities to fill your time. From fireworks to festivals, there’s a type of patriotic fun to fill your time during your Montana escape. While you plan your agenda of fun and exciting and patriotic activities, don’t forget to book a Whitefish 4th of July vacation rental with I Love Whitefish.

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Festivities & Fireworks

Pack up your gear and head to City Beach for an explosive red, white, and blue event. The “4th of July Festivities & Fireworks Over Whitefish Lake – 2021” is packed with fun and patriotic activities for you to enjoy. Festivities begin at 6 p.m., and you can catch a free shuttle that runs between the beach and the O’Shaughnessy Center to get you there. The event includes a fireworks show before ending at 11 p.m.

Whitefish Arts Festival

Celebrate America and Whitefish in the same weekend. Attend the 42nd Annual Whitefish Arts Festival, happening July 2nd through 4th. The event is sponsored by Whitefish Christian Academy and includes many high-quality arts and fine crafts from local artists as well as those from around the country. Enjoy metal sculptures, paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, home décor, and more. All goods are handmade. There is live music on the 2nd and 3rd from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and music from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the 4th. Keep your belly full of good eats from local and other food vendors from throughout the state. The event takes place at Depot Park and admission is free.

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Glacier National Park

There’s not much more of a patriotic activity than spending time in a national park this 4th of July. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world’s first International Peace Park, a designation earned by the collaborative agreement of the US and Canada in 1932, Glacier National Park is only 27 miles from Whitefish. Take in beautiful scenery and wildlife, hike the trails, and more while you take a long breath of fresh mountain air. See 25 named glaciers and over 1,000 species of plant life during your visit.

Fourth of July Golf Tournament

If the golfers of the group packed their clubs, they may want to make plans to join in the 85th Annual 4th of July Tournament at the Whitefish Lake Golf Club. The event runs July 1st through 3rd at the Whitefish Lake Golf Club. The entrance fee is $240 for non-members of the club and advance registration is required.

The Whitefish Trail

Get some exercise during your 4th of July respite. After you’ve celebrated the red, white, and blue, gather your group, lace up your hiking shoes, and head just outside of downtown Whitefish. There, you’ll find the Whitefish Trail. Walkers, runners, hikers, bikers, and even equestrians follow the trial that winds through more than 40 miles of public and private land for a unique experience of Whitefish’s natural beauty. It’s made up of stacked loops, scenic overlooks, single-track trail, and gated logging roads. Make sure to bring your camera, for the views as well as spotting local wildlife in their natural habitat.


Check out the many lakes in the Whitefish area where you can cast a line and see what’s biting. After you obtain a Montana fishing license, rent some gear, and wander down to the shoreline on your own, or head out on a guided charter tour. There are many different species of trout, as well as northern pike, smallmouth bass, and others that you can enjoy for lunch or dinner after your outing. You might just catch dinner for your 4th of July cookout.

Alpine Slide

Make sure your 4th of July fun includes a stop at Whitefish Mountain Resort and its Alpine Slide. You can imagine yourself a Winter Olympic athlete on the US team in the luge event as you zoom around the track on a wheeled sled. The slide’s one-third-mile long track is full of banked turns, dips, a tunnel, and winding paths under some bridges. You control the speed with a hand brake, or you can simply let the track take you. Children under 48” tall are free but must ride with a paying adult.

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Destination: Whitefish 4th of July Fun

Begin and end every fun-filled day of your 4th of July stay in a vacation rental by I Love Whitefish. We offer three-bedroom units all the way up to five-bedroom units, so you’ll find something to fit your entire group for the patriotic holiday. Relax and spread out in the open floor plan living area, or retreat to the comfort and privacy of your own bedroom. Many units are close to all the fun, excitement, and patriotic activities you came to experience. You’ll be able to stick to your diet and prepare a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Choose a premium unit for perks like stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs, and decadent bathrooms.

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