KALISPELL DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION
The Kalispell Downtown Association was established in 2005 as a 501©6 membership organization with a mission to promote and improve the downtown area so that it remains a viable contributing component of the Flathead Valley. The vision of the KDA is to support the economic growth and vitality of Historic Downtown by promoting Downtown Kalispell as the social, commercial, professional and cultural heart of the community. This is accomplished by promoting our downtown merchants, making sure our downtown looks clean and inviting and creating a collaborative effort to get the correct mix of businesses that will complement each other and make every business in our downtown successful. All of this takes incredible hard work and financial resources.
The Kalispell Downtown Association Board of Directors is elected by the membership and oversees the activities, events and finances of the organization. The revenue for the KDA comes from annual membership dues and event proceeds.
All member businesses are encouraged to communicate with us regarding specials, events or items of interest from your business so that we can highlight them on our Facebook page and consider placing the information on our website; www.downtownkalispell.com.
Visitors and residents will find a quaint downtown featuring specialty retail shops as well as restaurants and museums all amid historic architecture. In addition to our wonderful shops and restaurants, Historic Downtown Kalispell is home to a number of special events throughout the year sponsored by the KDA and other community businesses and organizations.
Annual KDA special events include: Frosty the Brewfest in January each year, The Chocolate Affair held the first Friday in February, Ladies Night in the spring of each year, Kreepyspell Krawl celebrated the end of October and the annual Holiday Stroll the first Friday of December. New events are currently being discussed for fall of 2022.
For further information about the Kalispell Downtown Association please call Executive Director, Pam Carbonari at (406) 253-8941.
KDA BOARD MEMBERS 2022
Axelson, Hans - Wheaton's Cycle
Dodd, Kat - Keller Williams Realty NW MT
Fort, Kyle - The Bookshelf
Giavasis, Elma - Highline Design
Gilmond, Heidi - The Springs Whitefish
Gladden, Annie - Wintrust Mortgage
Heck, Tessa - LC Staffing
Lammers, Krista - City of Kalispell
Mariman, Gabe - Bias Brewing
Nelson, Patti - Insured Titles
Peterson, Rob - Flathead Beacon
Ryan, Holly - First Interstate Bank
Steele, Shawnna - Desoto Grill
Sullivan, Heather - First Interstate Bank
Walter, Don - KOFI Radio
Watstein, Jemina - Kalico Art Center
Woodworth, Ashley - Three Rivers Bank