In the Flathead, Brannigans Pub in Kalispell has already kicked off the holiday with a bang. They had a packed house last night, and dozens were there this afternoon. The pub owner anticipates 4-5 thousand people this weekend.
They've got a heated tent outside to make more room and a put put golf set up out front. There will be live music all weekend and lots of food.
Brannigans owner is looking forward to the rest of the weekend.
"There's a lot of energy that goes into this. From the musicians coming and show up and putting on the show, the guys that put the tent up, the guys in the kitchen getting all the hundreds of pounds of corn beef cooked off. There's a lot of energy and I think it's good. I think it's going to be a staple weekend for the community here," said Zane Levengood.
Brannigans Pub will be open all weekend. The heated tent will be open from 2-10 today through Monday.