Bitterroot Valley Current Calendar of  Events
Bitterroot Public Library
Event Calendar

Bitterroot Public offers a variety of events throughout the year. Call 406-363-1670 or visit their web site at www.bitterrootpubliclibrary.org for complete listing of their events.

Monthly Activities at North Valley Public Library. Call 777-5061 for more information regarding their monthly activities.

Hamilton and Stevensville's First Friday Activities. For Stevensville's call 777-3773 and Hamilton's 360-9124

Hamilton Farmer's Market is celebrating their 25th year of providing the finest in local crafts, arts and Ravalli County grown non GMO produce. Market begins May 7 and runs every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. May 7 will begin with May Day Celebration of Our Children. Call 961-0004 Laura Craig for more details.


JANUARY 16-17
Darby Dog Derby

7th Annual Darby Dog Sled Derby Race at Lost Trail Pass, across from Lost Trail Powder Mountain. Race begins at 8:30 am.Call Nick at 369-0707 for more information.
JANUARY 28
MDMH Back Pain Class
MDMH is hosting a Back Pain Class from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at MDMH. Call 375-4675 for more information..
JANUARY 28
B.E.A.R.

Informational luncheon and tour from noon to 1 pm at 1105 West Main Street in Hamilton. Contact diane.olsen@bearmt.org for more information..

JANUARY 29-30
Hamilton Eagles Boxing Club

Hamilton Eagles Boxing Club J.O. Tournament at the First Interstate Center in Hamilton. Call 360-6096 for more information..
JANUARY 30
Pre Valentine Day Craft Show

Bitterroot Valley Pre-Valentine Day Vendor and Craft Fair from 10 am to 3 pm at the Bedford Building on South 2nd Street in Hamilton..


FEBRUARY 5-6
Home & Ranch Expo
14th Annual Bitterroot Home and Ranch Expo will be held at the First Interstate Center in Hamilton. Call 375-9411 for more information.

FEBRUARY 14-March 12
Spring Speaker's Series

Daly Mansion presents Spring Speaker's Series at the Mansion. Open to the public, frede. Call 363-6004 ext. 2 for more information..

FEBRUARY 4
MDMH Community Blood Drive

Community Blood Drive from 11 am to 4:30 pm at MDMH Conference Rm. B/C. Call 375-4675

FEBRUARY 6
Winter Golf Tournament

Hamilton Soroptimist will host their annual Winter Golf Tournament here in Hamilton. Call Chris Taggart 369-2602.

FEBRUARY 5-6-7
Art Show & Sale

HeART of Winter fine art show and sale at the Historic Woods House at 2200 Eastside Hwy. Reception Fri., Feb. 6 from 5 to 10 pm. Oils, bronzes, encaustic, and pastels. Free admission. Call Michele Kapor 961-3887 for more information.

FEBRUARY 6
Hamilton Players Volunteer Event

Hamilton Players hosts their 20th Anniversary Volunteer Appreciation Event at Hamilton City Hall (Bedford Building) from 7 pm to 9 pm. Free evening of treats, entertainment, prizes and thanks. Please RSVP to Hamilton Players 375-9050.



FEBRUARY 10-11
MDMH Heart Healthy

MDMH presents HeartSaver First Aid and CPR Classes. Call 375-4675 for more infomation.


FEBRUARY 13
Bitterroot Cowboy Ball

Bitterroot Cowboy Ball at the FIrst Interstate Center in Hamilton. Call 363-3411 for more information.

FEBRUARY 12
Free Movie Night

Free Family Movie Night featuring “War Room” at 6:00pm at the Bedford Building at Hamilton City Hall, 223 S 2nd. Free soda, candy and popcorn. Call Jesse 406-350-2360 for more information.
FEBRUARY 12
Valentine Dance

Valentine Dance to benefit Bitterroot Children's Backpack Program
from 7:30pm - 11:30pm - Music by Russ Nasset & The Revelators $7.00 admission donation

FEBRUARY 14
Kronos Quartet

Bitterroot Performing Art presents Kronos Quartet at the PAC in Hamilton at 7:30. Call 363-7946 or www.bartc.org for more information.

FEBRUARY 19-21
Sports Connection Gun Show

Sports Connection Gun Show at the First Interstate Center in Hamilton. Call 363-3411 for more information.


FEBRUARY 17-20
District Basketball Tournament

Girls and Boys 13C Basketball Turnament will be held at the Hamilton High School Gymnasium.

FEBRUARY 20
Bitterroot Valley's Annual Banquet

110th Annual Chamber Banquet to be held at the Bitterroot River Inn. Awards, Silent Auction and some great food! Call 363-2400 for more information regarding this banquet.


FEBRUARY 20
Hamilton Boxing Club

Hamilton Boxing Club will be holding a community appreciation open house at their new location at 116 North 2nd Street in Hamilton from 1 to 5 pm. There will be a 50/50 raffle and refreshments. Call 375-6530 for more information.

FEBRUARY 24-27
Western C Basketball

Western C boys and girls basketball tournament to be held at the Hamilton High School gym.

FEBRUARY 27
Bitterroot Dancers

Bitterroot Dancers will host a dance at the Bedford Building. Fore more information contact bitterrootdancersinc@gmail.com for more information regarding their dances.


FEBRUARY 27
RC Fish and Wildlife Fundraiser

Ravalli County FIsh and Wildlife FUndraiser Dinner will be held at the First Interstate Center in Hamilton. Call 363-3411 for more information.


FEBRUARY 28
Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity will hold a Ground Break Ceremony on Feb. 28 at 2:30 for the Cords Family at 103 Mission Street in Stevensville. Join them for dessert, coffee and hot chocolate following the Ground Breaking Ceremony. Call 375-1926 for more information.


MARCH 4
Annual Auction & Chili Feed

Hamilton Christian Academy presents their 17th Annual AUction & Chili Feed at 601 West Main Street in Hamilton at 5:30 pm. Live and Silent Auction, Chili Feed & Cook-off, Desserts. Call 961-9602 for more information..
MARCH 5
Lakeland Feed Customer Appreciation

Lakeland Feed & Supply will host their annual Customer Appreciation Day from 9 am to 5 pm. Call 363-2334 for more information.

MARCH 5
Friends of National Rifle Association
Friends of the National Rifle Association will hold their Annual Banquet at the First Interstate Center in Hamilton. Call 363-3411 for more information.
MARCH 9
MDMH CPR
M
arcus Daly Hospital presents HealthCare Provider CPR. Call 375-4675 for more information.

MARCH 12
Solas Theater
Solas will be held at the UM Dennison Theater in Missoula at 8 pm. For more information on this event www.bartc.org

MARCH 12
Winter Picnic
BR Therapeutic Winter Picnic at the First Interstate Center. Great food, carriage rides, auction and music. Call 406-880-6599 for more information.

MARCH 13
St. Paddy's Day Breakfast
St. Paddy’s Day Breakfast at Sapphire Lutheran Home from 10 am to 1 pm. Fundraiser for Celtic Games.


MARCH 13
Skwala, Shamrock & Stout

Bitter Root Water Forum presents Skwala, Shamrock & Stout fundraiser at the Bitter Root Brewery from 4 to 7 pm. Sip brews, enjoy music and win prizes.
MARCH 14
March Madness

Hamilton Downtown Association presents March Madness. Call 360-9124
MARCH 17
Hearth Health
MDMH series continues with Heart Health.
MDMH presents Heartsaver First Aid and CPR Classes. Call 375-4675


MARCH 19
Gala at the Daly Mansion
Roarin' 20’s Gala at the Daly Mansion. Call 406-363-6004 ext. 2

MARCH 19
Bitterroot Youth Homes
Linda Massa Bitterroot Youth Homes Gala at the First Interstate Center. ‘No Place Like Home’ beginning at 6 pm. Call 541-1650. Gala will have a fully-hosted bar, dinner and live and silent auction.


MARCH 26
March for Jesus

March for Jesus event Call Doug Mason 546-4244 for more information

MARCH 26
Bitterroot Dancers
Bitterroot Dancers will host a dance at the Bedford Building. For more information contact bitterrootdancersinc@gmail.com  Wayne Lugaila

MARCH 27
Easter Egg Hunt
Community Easter Egg Hunt at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds. 363-3411 for more information.

APRIL 1
Crab Feed
Hamilton Downtown Association presents Annual Crab Feed. Call 360-9124


APRIL 2
Mule Deer Banquet
Mule Deer Foundation Banquet the First Interstate Center. Call 363-3411 for more information

APRIL 3
Flea Market
Lady Eagles Auxiliary is hosting a Flea Market. For information call Katie at 363-8909 or 363-2316.


APRIL 8
Big Bad VooDoo
BR Performing Art presents Big Bad VooDoo Daddy at 8:00 at the PAC. Call 363-7946 or www.bartc.org for more information.

APRIL 9
Indoor Garage Sale
Ravalli Republic Indoor Garage Sale at the First Interstate Center.  Call 363-3411

APRIL 15
Opening Ceremony at St. Mary's Mission

Opening Day Ceremony at St. Mary’s Mission at 10 a.m. Call 777-5734 for more information.

APRIL 16
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet at the First Interstate Center. Call 363-3411.

APRIL 17
Mt. Rockies Bluegrass
Montana Rockies Bluegrass Assoc. Festival at Lone Rock School, 1112 Three Mile Creek Road. Noon to 10 pm. Great Bluegrass and old-time music. www.mtbluegrass.com or 821-3777

APRIL 23
Bitterroot Dancers
Bitterroot Dancers will host a dance at the Bedford Building. For more information contact bitterrootdancersinc@gmail.com  Wayne Lugaila

APRIL 23
4-H Carnival
4-H Carnival at the First Interstate Center. 363-3411 for more information

MAY 5
National Day of Prayer
National Day of Prayer at St. Mary’s Chapel at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 777=5734 for more information.


MAY 6
Farm Fair

Fourth Grade Farm Fair at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds. 363-3411 for more information


MAY 6
Pie Auction
Pie in the Big Sky Auction at the Rocky Mountain Bank in Stevensville beginning at 6:30 pm until all pies are sold Call SMSA at 777-3773 for more information.


MAY 6
Hamilton Downtown First Friday

Hamilton Downtown Association presents First Friday downtown. Call 360-9124


MAY 7
Mother's Day Tea
Mother’s Day Tea at the Daly Mansion. Call 406-363-6004 ext. 2


MAY 9
Youth Conservation & Education Expo
Youth Conservation & Education Expo at Red Slack Barn, Teller Wildlife Refuge, 1180 Chaffin Lane in Corvallis. 10 am to 4 pm. Shooting, hunting, ethics and education. Call Tom 531-4224, Joh 546-5995 or Lauren 961-3507.

MAY 13-15
Bitterroot Gem & Mineral Show
Bitterroot Gem & Mineral Society Show at the First Interstate Center. Call 363-3411 for more information.

AUGUST 15 Bitterroot Dancers Inc. C
MAY 13-15

Indoor Garage Sale
P.E.O. Indoor Garage Sale at the RC Fairgrounds. Call 363-3411


MAY 14
Annual Wine Fest

Hamilton Downtown Association presents their Annual Wine Fest. Call 360-9124

MAY 20
Boot, Scoot & Boggie Fundraiser

Boot, Scoot & Boggie fundraiser at the First Interstate Center for S.A.F.E.  Call 363-3411

MAY 21
Rummage Sale
Rummage Sale at the Daly Mansion. Call 406-363-6004 ext. 2

MAY 28
Victor Museum

Victor Museum Open For the Season
MAY 30
Memorial Day Parade
Corvallis Annual Memorial Day Parade. Contact Doug Mason 546-4244
JUNE 3
Hamilton's First Friday
Hamilton Downtown Association presents First Friday downtown. Call 360-9124

JUNE 10-12
Montana Mule Days

Montana Mule Days at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds. 363-3411 for more information.
JUNE 10, 11, 12
Mt. Professional Artists

Mt Professional Artist Assoc. Annual Art Show & Sale at BR River Inn. Reception June 10 at  6:00 pm. Event is always 2nd week of June. 961-3887 – Reception June 10
JUNE 11
Bitter Root Day

Bitter Root Day at the Ravalli County Museum. A street festival celebration of the Bitter Root Flower and the original inhabitants of the Bitter Root Valley. Call 363-3338 for more information.
JUNE 17-18
Western Heritage Days

Western Heritage Day  - on 17th Calcutta auction, live auction, cookoff and dancing on Main Street. 18th Parade at 11, arts and crafats and vaendors on Stevensville Main Street. Trolley wagon rides, beer garden, food court and much more. St. Mary’s Mission will have  Salish Dancers and Guided Tours of St. Mary’s Mission. Call 777-5734 for more information or 777-3773 or www.stevimainst@cybernet1.com
JUNE 20-23
Youth History Camp

Youth History Camp at the Daly Mansion. Call 363-6004 ext. 2 for more information.
JUNE 21-22
Sr. Pro Rodeo

Sr. Pro Rodeo in Darby. Call 544-5536 for more information.
JUNE 24-25
Sr. Pro Rodeo

Sr. Pro Rodeo in Hamilton at the RC Fairgrounds. 363-3411 for more information.
JUNE 29
Music Concert

Music concert at the Daly Mansion at the new gazebo. Call 363-6004 ext. 2 for more information.
JULY 4
Fireworks

City of Hamilton Fireworks Show at the RC Fairgrounds. 363-3411
JULY 9
Elite Bull Connection

Elite Bull Connection in Darby, this event pits some of the best bovine athletes against the best bull riders in the Northwest and Canada. Call 544-5536 Cal Ruark
JULY 10
Napa Auto Show

Napa Auto  Show ‘Stars, Guitars & Cars’ from 10 am to 3 pm. Car show, music, food and fun. Call Stevensville Napa 777-5791.
JULY 16
Strawberry Festival

The Strawberry Festival old-fashioned ice cream social. Music is provided by local musicians with vendors, raffles. This event is a fundraiser for the Darby Volunteer Fire Department, from 5 pm to 9 pm. 406-381-5114
JULY 22
Street Dance

Hamilton Downtown Association presents their Annual Street Dance downtown. Call 360-9124
JULY 22-23
Daly Days

Daly Days in Hamilton. Street vendors, crafts, food and sales. Friday night will be a street dance and Friday and Saturday activities for everyone. Events will also be held at the Daly Mansion – you will not want to miss this event. Call hamiltondowntownassociation@gmail.com for more information 360-9124
JULY 22-23
Team Roping

Team Roping Competition Event in Darby – for more information Call 544-5536 Cal Ruark
JULY 22, 23, 24
Hardtime Bluegrass Festival

Hardtimes Bluegrass Festival 8th Annual.  11 Performing Bands, band contest, awards lots of jamming. Call 821-377 for more information or www.hardtimesbluegrass.com

JULY 23
Microbrew Festival

Annual Chamber’s MicroBrew Festival  on 2nd and Bedford in Hamilton. Voted BEST EVENT for 2015 .. Event from 3:00 to 10:00 with some of the best Microbrews in Western Montana. Music, food and lots of brews! Call 363-2400 for more information.


JULY 23
Art In The Park

Art In The Park at the Legion Park in Hamilton.  Call 821-4678 sponsored by the Bitterroot Arts Guild.


JULY 30
Art In The Park

Relay for Life at the RC Fairgrounds. Call 363-3411

JULY 30
Lecture at Victor Museum

Bruce Gould will lecture at the Victor Museum at 1 pm.


AUGUST 5
Hamilton's First Friday

Hamilton Downtown Association presents First Friday downtown. Call 360-9124

AUGUST 5-6
104th Creamery Picnic

104th Creamery Picnic in Stevensville. Parade, Montana BBQ, music, contests, crafters and much more. www.cramerypicnic.com for more information or 777-3773.


AUGUST 6
Roundup At Riverside

‘Roundup At Riverside’ at the Daly Mansion. Annual fundraiser for the mansion. Call 363-6004 ext. 2 for more information.

AUGUST 6
Rodeo in Darby

Good o’ Fashion Ranch Rodeo in Darby. Call 544-5536 Cal Ruark


AUGUST 13
5K Run

Bitter Root Water Forum will host a Run for the River 5K at the Kiwanis River Park, 375 South 9th Street in Hamilton. Event to benefit Bitter Root Water Forum. www.brwaterforum.org for more information.

Free event to celebrate the Bitterroot River Bitterroot Water Forum  with vendors, face painting, fly casting clinic, live animal show and more. Also learn more about the Bitterroot Watershed. Music by the Big Sky Mudflaps, good food and great beer! www.brwaterforum.org for more information.


AUGUST 20-21
Bitterroot Celtic Games

Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering at the Daly Mansion.


AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 3
Ravalli County Fair

Ravalli County Fair and Rodeo at the RC Fairgrounds. 363-3411 for more information. Parade begins at 10 am on Wednesday – downtown Hamilton.


SEPTEMBER 2
Hamilton's First Friday
First Friday ‘Midway on Main Street’ theme – displays and information, businesses open until 8 pm. Call 360-924

SEPTEMBER 10
Fall Fashion Preview

Bella Boutique Fall Fashion Preview Benefit for Emma’s House at the First Interstate Center. 363-3411 for more information.
SEPTEMBER 10
Afternoon of Cowboy Music and Poetry

An afternoon of Cowboy Music & Poetry at the Ravalli County Museum. Sit under the maple trees and enjoy savory hors d’oeuvres paired with a glass of beer or wine and listen to a few yarns and tales. Call 363-3338 for more information.
SEPTEMBER 11
Memorial for 9/11
9/11 Memorial at Veteran’s Park in Stevensville at 11 am. 777-3773

SEPTEMBER 16-18
Sports Gun Show
Sports Connection Gun Show at the First Interstate Center. Call 633-2206 for more information.


SEPTEMBER 17
Bark n the Park
Bark’ n the Park presented by the BR Humane Assoc. and held at the River Park in Hamilton, A free event for dogs and their families – games, agility demos, contests, food and fun! Pet ‘Paw’rade at 11 am .. prizes for entries. Call Michele Craig 210-1375 for more information.

SEPTEMBER 17
Bronc Bustin & Barrel Burning
Bronc Bustin & Barrel Burning in Darby – World Class Bucking Horse Association is committed to assisting the people dedicated to the professional bucking horse futurities and set the utmost standards. Watch the most elite 4 and 5 year old saddle broncs in North America do what they do best … BUCK. Plus Darby Jr. 4 Aces Rodeo at 1 pm. Call Cal Ruark 544-5536

SEPTEMBER 18
Salish Pilgrimage
Salish Pilgrimage at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Mission. Call 777-5734 for more information.

SEPTEMBER 19-20
Bronc Bustin' & Barrel Burning in Darby
Bronc Bustin & Barrel Burning in Darby – World Class Bucking Horse Association is committed to assisting the people dedicated to the professional bucking horse futurities and set the utmost standards. Watch the most elite 4 and 5 year old saddle broncs in North America do what they do best … BUCK. Call Cal Ruark 544-5536

SEPTEMBER 24
Founder's Day at St. Mary's
175th Anniversary Commemoration of Founders Day at 10 a.m. 175th Commemoration of the first pioneer settlement in Montana in conjunction with the Montana Historical Society History Conference. Call 777-5734 for more information regarding this event.

OCTOBER 1
McIntosh Day at the RC Museum

McIntosh Day at the Ravalli County Museum hailed as the biggest bake sale under the big sky. Arts, crafts, food and produce. Hand-baked apple pies, action and music. 363-3338

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Liquid Apple Night
Liquid Apple Night- this event  takes place directly following Apple Day and is a hard cider festival. Enjoy a relaxing and refreshing evening under the stars. Sample delicious cider created by cider makers from Rocky Mtn. northwest, locally catered food and music. This event takes place in Legion Park. Call 363-3338.

OCTOBER 7
Scarecrow Festival in Stevensville
Scarecrow Festival in Stevensville. Enjoy incredible works of art and design. Enter the Pumpkin Carving Contest. 777-3773


OCTOBER 7
Hamilton's First Friday
First Friday – great savings, special sales, businesses open late. Call 360-9124.

OCTOBER 8
Children's Harvest Party
Children’s Harvest Party at the Daly Mansion. Call 363-6004 ext. 2 for more information.

OCTOBER 14-15
Murder Mystery Dinner
Murder Mystery Dinner in partnership with Hamilton Players at the Daly Mansion. Call 363-6004 ext. 2 for more information.

OCTOBER 22
Indoor Garage Sale
Ravalli Republic Ultimate Indoor Garage Sale at the First Interstate Center. Call 363-3411 for more information.

OCTOBER
Ghost Tours at the RC Museum
Ghost Tours at the RC Museum from 10 pm to 3 am
Become a paranormal investigator for the night, gathering evidence and exploring rooms in the Museum that are not on the regular tour! No children under 14 call 363-3338


OCTOBER 31
Community Harvest Party
Community Harvest Party at the 1st Interstate Center in Hamilton. Beginning at 5 pm. Free Community Harvest Party, food, games and fun! Hosted by the Bitterroot Calvary Chapel Church. 363-3411


OCTOBER  31
Halloween Parade in Hamilton
Halloween Costume Parade at 4:30 pm downtown Hamilton. Lineup at Hamilton Post Office. 360-9124


OCTOBER 28-29
Haunted Hayrides at the Daly Mansion
Haunted Mansion Hayrides at Daly Mansion. 363-6004 ext 2


NOVEMBER 4
Hamilton's First Friday
First Friday businesses open until 8 pm. Call 360-9124

NOVEMBER 4-6
Holly Jolly Craft Show
Holly Jolly Artisan Show & Sale at the Daly Mansion. Call 363-6004 ext 2

NOVEMBER 5
BR Bridal Haus

Bitterroot Wedding Association and Bridal Haus Show at the FIrst Interstate Center in Hamilton. Call 363-3411 for more information.
NOVEMBER 11
Annual Veteran's Day
Annual Veterans Day Memorial at the RC Museum at 2 pm. We begin our program at the Doughboy with the laying of the wreaths by Veterans Organizations and Auxillaries.  Following that there is a program in the Court Room on the 2nd floor with refreshments being served. Call 363-3338.

NOVEMBER 18-19
Bitterroot Art Guild Christmas Show & Sale

Bitterroot Art Guild Christmas Show and Sale at the 1st Interstate Center. Call 363-3411 for more information regarding this event.


NOVEMBER 25
Hamilton's Christmas Kickoff

Tree Lighting and Christmas Stroll. Enjoy caroling tree lighting and Santa arrival. Warming barrels, free s’mores for kids in in-store specials. Call 360-9124

NOVEMBER 28
Hamilton Players

Hamilton Players present ‘Forbidden Bitterroot’ a concert fundraiser, parody. Call 375-9050


NOVEMBER 28
Small Business - Shop Local
Small Business Saturday celebrate our small local businesses by shopping small at home. Special offers , no crowds, no traffic. 360-9124

NOVEMBER 31
Hamilton Halloween Parade
Hamilton Halloween Parade will be Saturday, October 31 at 4:30. Line up will be at the Hamilton Post Office.
DECEMBER 2-3-4
Stevensville's Country Christmas

A Stevensville Country Christmas with special Christmas Exhibits in Stevensville. Parade of Lghts, caroling, horse and wagon rides and Santa. 777-3773 for more information.

DECEMBER 2-4
Gun Show
Sports Connection Gun Show at the 1st Interstate Center in Hamilton. Call 363-3411 for more information.

DECEMBER 5
Victor's Annual Chocolate Tasting
Victor Chocolate Tasting Event. From 4-9 pm. Call 642-3997.

DECEMBER 17
Community Christmas Party

Community Christmas Party at the Daly Mansion. 363-6004 ext 2

 
 



 


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