Flathead Lake Polar Bear Plunge in Bigfork Montana

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Flathead Lake Polar Bear Plunge

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January 01, 2020 - January 01, 2020

Every year on January 1, some brave or perhaps crazy soles decide to welcome the New Year by plunging into the shivering, icy waters of Flathead Lake in Woods Bay near Bigfork. It's a family event and advertised as a way to jump into the New Year.

  • Costumes are accepted and encouraged
  • The parade begins at 1:45 on January 1st
  • Meet at Ravens Brew Pub

Overview: Jumping into Flathead Lake in January isn't everyone's idea of a good time, but for a few hearty souls it's turning into a traditional way to begin the new year.

Where: Flathead Lake

Fees: free

Details: This chilly dip is a family event for the entire area. The event begins with a short parade and then the plunge at roughly at 1:45 each year. Don't be late...the event goes by quickly!

The Raven Brew Pub (the event's sponsor) is open for refreshments and food – hot coffee anyone! And if you want to remember the moment, you can buy a t-shirt as a souvenir. 

Costumes are accepted and encouraged. Bring your suit or swimming outfit, towel, camera and lots of humor. If the water is too cold for you, come join in the fun as a spectator.

Meet at the Ravens Brew Pub at Woods Bay on Highway 35, 5 miles south of Bigfork on Flathead Lake.

Click Here to visit the official event website.
Event Phone Number: (406) 837-2836

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