“I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love. And it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.” — John Steinbeck
Just a 10 minute walk from Marina Cay is the quaint, yet vibrant village of Downtown Bigfork. Bigfork is all that is Montana wrapped up in the package of a small town.
An Artist’s Haven
As you stroll Electric Avenue, you’ll find Downtown Bigfork littered with galleries, museums and outdoor art pieces.
Most notable is The Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, home of the Bigfork Summer Playhouse, a professional theater in the heart of Bigfork.
Festivals and Events
Bigfork is home to several world-class events throughout the year and they feature something for everyone — from the classic car show, Rumble in the Bay, to the winter Brewfest, or the annual Whitewater Festival.
Year round you will find live music at venues throughout downtown.
During the summer months, don’t miss the Riverbend Concerts in the Park. Concerts take place every Sunday from mid June to the end of August in the Everit L. Sliter Memorial Park on Bridge Street. Concerts start at 7pm.
Small Town, Big Flavor
From casual to fine dining, Bigfork has what you are craving. Here are some of our favorite downtown eateries.
Pocketstone Cafe: A classic breakfast and lunch spot popular with locals and visitors alike. Pocketstone features hearty American breakfast & lunch fare in a homey setting. Don’t miss the phenomenal baked goods—get them before they’re gone.
Grille 459: Open for lunch and dinner, this comfy American restaurant features steaks and burgers, local Montana beers, and a great selection of wine.
Saketome: SakeTome Sushi is an Asian fusion restaurant with creative sushi and fusion dishes featuring sustainably caught seafood paired with along with a wide selection of sake and full bar.
Brookeside Yard: Brookside Yard overlooks the Wild Mile of the Swan River. Brookeside Yard offers a variety of baked goods, healthy snacks and fresh coffee as well as a large rotating line-up of craft beer and wine. Enjoy a bite and sip while listening to the Swan River flow by.
Garden Bar and Grill: A downtown Bigfork staple, find salads, burgers, and great music year-round.
Old Bridge Pub: Located just off of Electric Avenue. The Old Bridge Pub is a craft beer house with a gourmet pub menu and 18 craft beers on tap, most from Montana breweries.
Showthyme: Year-round New American eatery located near the local summer playhouse with full bar & casual-chic setting. Open for dinner service only.