^pArt in the Park^p
Copper Village’s annual fundraiser features arts, food, crafts and music in the shade of Washoe Park and along Warm Springs Creek. 406-563-2422 or coppervillageartcenter.com.
^pAmerican Legion Rodeo and Parade^p
Held on the last Sunday in June, this is one of the largest one-day rodeos in Montana. The annual Augusta Rodeo features a parade and a rodeo. Located under the Rocky Mountain Front, Augusta is the closest entry into the Bob Marshall Wilderness, and there are many other recreational choices in the Augusta area.
^pUptown Art Walk^p
^pArt Walk is held the first Friday of the month through the summer and early fall. Call 406-782-5217 or visit facebook.com/uptownbutteartwalk for more information.
^pButte Freedom Festival^p
Features fireworks at Big M on July 3, sponsored by the Kenneally Family and Town Pump Foundation, and parade on Harrison Avenue on July 4.
^pMontana Folk Festival^p
Thousands of people flock to the Mining City every summer for this free festival. This year’s lineup includes the Marquise Knox, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, The Jerry Grcevitch Orchestra and more. Montanafolkfestival.com.
^pMontana Lineman’s Rodeo^p
Event takes place at the Butte Vigilante Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds, 6354 Albany St. It is a competition for lineman, equipment operators and tree trimmers through safe work conditions. All ages have much to watch and do, including bucket truck rides, a bounce house, ladies pole climb, electric safety demonstrations and more. Mtlinemansrodeo.com.
^pEvel Knievel Days^p
The festival features motorcycle and human stunts, races, food and music honoring Butte’s famous stuntman Evel Knievel. Evelknieveldays.org.
^pButte 100 Mountain Bike Race^p
Known as the most difficult mountain bike race around, the Butte 100 consists of three individual races, 25-, 50- and 100-mile distances, taking place atop the Continental Divide outside of Butte. The race has grown from a small group of dedicated locals on a gravel road to world-class athletes competing on world-class trails. butte100.com.
^pThe An Ri Ra Montana Irish Festival^p
Nationally known musicians gather for this free festival at the Original Mineyard. The event celebrates Irish heritage and Irish contributions to the community of Butte and the state of Montana and features food and kids’ activities. Scheduled performers include The Elders, Gailfean, Makem & Spain, Dublin Gulch, Trinity Irish Dancers, Derek Warfield & the Young Wolfe Tones and Kevin Doyle. Visit mtgaelic.org/an-ri-ra-montana-irish-festival for more information.
^pFairy and Wizards Festival^p
Annual Fairy and Wizards Festival. This is the one day of the year that garden fairies and wizards can be seen with the naked eye. Fun and festivities for the whole family. Dress as your favorite fairy, gnome, elf or wizard. Vendors, activities for the kids, music, great food, kid’s parades! Meet the Fairy Godmothers and the Tooth fairy, Storyteller Fairy and the Troll that lives under the bridge. Tizer Gardens. 406-933-8789 or tizergardens.com.
^pBig Sky Draft Horse Expo^p
A popular event in Deer Lodge, the Big Sky Draft Horse Expo is a friendly competition that’s fun for the whole family. The fun happens at the fairgrounds in Deer Lodge. For more information call 496-490-1305 or visit drafthorseexpo.com.
^pTri-County Fair and Rodeo^p
This year’s theme is “Freedom Flies over Montana Skies.” Fun and activities throughout the week concluding with the always-favorite Demolition Derby at the fairgrounds at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. For a complete schedule of events visit powellcountymt.gov.
^pMontana’s Biggest Weekend^p
The Dillon Jaycee Labor Day Rodeo, concert and parade provide an exciting end to summer. The arena action lures America’s top riders and ropers. For details, visit dillonjaycees.com.
^pFlint Creek Valley Days^p
Three days of seeing old friends, dancing, parades, pancake breakfast, kid carnivals and a car show. For information, call 406-859-6726.
Wednesdays June 1-Aug. 31
Enjoy live music in downtown Helena at the 19th annual Alive@Five summer concert series, every Wednesday night from 5 to 9 p.m. People of all ages are welcome. Alive@Five features good food, a family atmosphere and free music at different downtown locations each week. It’s a great way to relax and enjoy a beautiful evening along the most historic mile in Montana. For more information visit downtownhelena.com or call 406-447-1535.
^pFirst Fridays of each month^p
Stores in Downtown Helena along Last Chance Gulch will be open later (from 5 to 9 p.m.) on the First Friday of every month. For more information, visit Helena 1st Fridays Facebook page at facebook.com/1stfridayshelena.
Marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, kids’ marathon and fun run. Visit govcupmt.com.
^pSymphony Under the Stars^p
This year featured the music will include performance of some of Broadway’s greatest hits. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. on the Carroll College lawn. Doug LaBrecque and Christiane Noll star in this year’s production.
^pLast Chance Stampede and Fair^p
Gary Allan kicks things off at 7:30 p.m. on June 27. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 the date of the show. Rodeos starting at 7:30 p.m., July 28-30. Montana’s Annual “Last Chance Stampede and Fair” will be held at the Lewis and Clark County Fairground’s new facility. Check out the exhibits, ride the Northstar Amusement Carnival Rides and take in three exciting nights of Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association action.