Lemonade Day

Youth entrepreneurship is nurtured and encouraged through this structured opportunity for Kalispell youth ages 6-18 to learn about finance, marketing, site selection, product development, and management through the vehicle of a lemonade stand. 

Discover Kalispell Chamber celebrated its third year in 2022 of bringing this national program to Kalispell. Over 100 Kalispell area youth signed up for Lemonade Day and we enjoyed visiting the 27 lemonade stands operated by participating youth on Saturday, June 25th.

Congratulations to 2022 contest winners:

Our Best Stand winners contest this year was a 3-way tie! Congratulations to the stand winners:

  • A Million Little Lemons- Mason Thompson
  • Flathead Drive Kids – Ellie Rose Clark
  • Miss Evie’s Lemonade – Everley Journey Beck

  • Best Tasting Lemonade: Hattie DeVries
  • Most Creative Ingredient Lemonade: Everley Journey Beck
  • Most Unique Lemonade Name: Hattie DeVries

Thank you to our Main Squeeze Presenting Sponsor, Three Rivers Bank of Montana, and Terry Homes, Fresh Squeeze Sponsor, for helping to make this year’s Lemonade Day possible!

2023 Lemonade Day FAQ’s: 

Who can participate in Lemonade Day Flathead? 
Any child age 5-18 within Flathead County (K-12).

When is Lemonade Day Flathead 2023? 
June 24, 2023 

How can my child sign up? When does sign-up end? 
Registration is open- sign up at Flathead | Lemonade Day

Why should my child sign up for “Lemonade Day Flathead” when they could just set up a lemonade stand any time they want? 
The “Lemonade Day” program provides structured learning support for youth to use their lemonade stand as an opportunity to dive a little deeper (at a child’s/teen’s level) into what it means to start and operate a business. 

Children will learn about the many facets of creating a business including:  

  • How to create a budget: Cost for lemonade supplies, materials for serving the lemonade, materials for the stand, (any) marketing costs, etc. 
  • creating a product: What recipe to use? Made from scratch or with a powder? Any unique additions or twists to your product? How big is a serving? 
  • How to set up a bank account.  
  • Supply costs/purchasing/pricing: How much will supplies cost to make the lemonade, how much to buy, how much to price your product at to make a profit? 
  • Site selection: Where will you set up your Lemonade stand? Why?  
  • Marketing: How will you “get the word” out that you’ll be serving Lemonade?  
  • Staffing: who will work with you at your stand on Lemonade Day and for how long?  

Thank you to our Main Squeeze Sponsor Three Rivers Bank.