Bigfork  is known throughout the state for its summer theater productions: The Bigfork Summer Playhouse (526 Electric Ave., 406/837-4886, www.bigforksummerplayhouse.com , Mon.–Sat. summer) mounts classic Broadway musicals such as The King and I and the occasional farce, such as Urinetown. Along with the town’s lovely setting the theater is largely what fueled Bigfork’s growth as a tourist destination.
Bigfork makes a big deal of holidays. Christmas brings lots of lights and conifer boughs, then there’s Easter, cherry blossoms in early May, a white-water festival in mid-May, the playhouse’s opening night on the Fourth of July, and the Festival of the Arts in early August—it’s hard to arrive in Bigfork when there’s not something going on.