Chamber Annual Events
Western Heritage Days in Stevensville Held in June
Plan to ‘Saddle Up’ for the Western Heritage Parade that will be to kick off the Western Heritage Days. There will be demonstrations, excitement and sidewalk attractions from our stores, many activities at the Mission including tours, Dutch oven desserts, a wonderful BBQ and historic home tours via team and wagon rides, games, parade, crafts, art show, music and lots of food. Mark your calendars for Western Heritage Days. Check Calendar of Events for current date.
Bitterroot Valley MicroBrew Festival 4th (full weekend) Saturday in July Hamilton
Voted the ‘Best Event of the Year’ our Annual MicroBrew Festival held the 4th weeked of July is an event for the whole family. Lots of micro brews to choose from as well as music, food and fun. The event is from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and is one you will not want to miss! This event continues to grow every year and is a place to relax, have a chance to taste a great variety of micro-brews and visit with your friends. Make sure you mark this weekend in July for there is a lot going on both Friday and Saturday for everyone’s enjoyment. Check Calendar of Events for current dates.
Annual Hardtimes Bluegrass Festival 4th Weekend in July Hamilton
This is a brand new festival with an “old-timey mountain” feel that features traditional bluegrass music. Our festival is an affordable family friendly gathering geared towards having good clean fun while celebrating the joys and sounds of traditional bluegrass music. An event you do not want to miss! Check Calendar of Events for current dates. For more information, visit www.hardtimesbluegrass.com.
Daly Days Festival 4th (full weekend) Weekend in July Hamilton
Daly Days offers music, food, fun, crafts and even Marcus Daly himself attends this event. It is a celebration of the town founder. Come and enjoy sidewalk sales, games for the children, walking tour of historical Downtown Hamilton, vendors from around Montana and stage entertainment. Not to mention the ever popular Wiener Dog Races! Top off the weekend with our Friday Night Street Dance, free admission! The Jerry Wessel’s Car Show features cars from past decades and lines both sides of the street. New event for young and old alike is our Power Wheels Drag Race, which will be held on Saturday. A family event and fun for ALL, don’t miss Daly Days! Check Calendar of Events for current date. For more information, visit: www.hamiltondowntownassociation.org.
Annual McIntosh Apple Day October Hamilton
Hailed as the Biggest Bake Sale Under the Big Sky, the Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford, is putting on their 35th Annual McIntosh Apple Day Festival on the first Saturday in October from 9am-3pm, and you will not want to miss it! Enjoy arts, crafts, food & produce from our local Hamilton Farmers Market as well as new vendors from outside the area. The highlight of the day is our signature Bake Sale, with locally-grown, hand-picked apples lovingly crafted into made-from-scratch Apple Pies, Caramel Apples, our famous Apple Butter and BBQ Pork with Apple Chutney. Purchase raffle tickets to get the chance to win from over 100 raffle items, donated by vendors and other local businesses. Sign up for the silent auction and enjoy live entertainment. Become a vendor! Forms are available for download at www.ravallimuseum.org. Check calendar of events for current date.
Annual Bitter Root Day Hamilton
The Ravalli County Museum grounds is the setting for a beautifully crafted, large, outdoor walking exhibit centered on the history and culture of the Salish Tribe, the first inhabitants of the Bitter Root Valley. As well as an extended Farmer’s Market, there will be a Jerky Contest and a “Create a Difference Recycle Craft Competition”, children’s educational activities and live music. www.brvhsmuseum.org. Check calendar of events for current date.
An Afternoon of Cowboy Music & Poetry Hamilton
Sit under the maple trees and listen to a few yarns and tales gracefully told by talented cowboy poets. The art of yodeling and some good cowboy pickin’ will also be heard. Refreshments will be available. www.brvhsmuseum.org. Check calendar of events for current date.
Annual Veterans Day Observance November Hamilton
Always held on Veterans Day, we begin our program at the Doughboy with the laying of the wreaths by Veterans Organizations and Auxiliaries. Refreshments will be served. Please come and join us in this annual program honoring our service men and women. www.brvhsmuseum.org. Check calendar of events for current date.
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Live Theater and Music Performances
The Band Shell an outdoor stage with the Bitterroot Community Band performing the 2nd and 4th Thursdays during the summer at 8:00 p.m. Claudia Driscoll Park, 910 West Main Street Hamilton
Stevensville Playhouse has 99 seats and showcases local talent in 6 productions per year. 319 Main Street Stevensville 406-777-2722
Hamilton Players Inc. is a 186 seat air-conditioned year-round theater. They have 5 Main stage productions, special events, guest artists, youth theater camps, and workshops. 100 Ricketts Road Hamilton 406-375-9050.
Hamilton Performing Arts Center
The PAC is a 700 seat, state-of-the-art facility. They present monthly performing arts series of various music genres, dance, theatre and student and community performances.
Hamilton High School
317 Fairgrounds Road
406-375-6060 ext. 6294
Tuesdays at Twelve
is home to great outdoor concerts Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. beginning in June.
Ravalli County Museum
205 Bedford Street
Farmer Markets are held throughout the valley from May thru October. Meet your friends and purchase delicious home grown produce.
Community Annual Events
- Hamilton Farmers Market May through October
- Bitterroot Days in June
- Big Sky Fiber Arts Festival Bi-yearly in June
- Montana Professional Artists Assoc. Show & Sale in June
- Art In The Park in July
- Daly Days in July
- Microbrew Festival in July
- Hardtime Bluegrass Festival in July
- Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering in August
- Ravalli County Fair in August
- McIntosh Apple Day in October
- Hamilton Christmas Friday after Thanksgiving
- Darby Strawberry Festival 3rd Weekend in July
- Elite Bull Connection in July
- Western Heritage Days in June
- Creamery Picnic 1st Full Weekend in August
- Stevensville Country Christmas/Parade of Lights 1st Friday in December
- Scarecrow Festival & Brewfest in Stevensville 1st Friday & Saturday in October
- Splender on Main
- Gala dinner and Fund raising event for Stevensville Main Street Assoc.
- Bitterroot Tour of Homes 3rd Weekend in August
- Artists Along The Bitterroot In June
- Victor Chocolate Tasting 1st Monday in December
- Corvallis American Legion Memorial Day Parade