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Darby Logger Days


The Bitterroot Valley of Western Montana comes alive with a timber sports event you don’t want to miss! A family oriented weekend draws thousands of enthusiastic onlookers and expert competitors. Seventeen traditional logging competitions have been scheduled, including axe throwing, pole climbing, log roll and cross-cut sawing. There are also lots of activities for kids, live music, food, and other vendors.  

Daly Days

Downtown Hamilton 200 Bedford Street, Hamilton

Two days of family-oriented fun is the focus for Daly Days in Hamilton. Downtown Hamilton and the Marcus Daly Mansion team up to celebrate Hamilton's historic heritage, sponsored by the Hamilton Downtown Association. Hamilton's Main Street will be bustling with activities and events on Friday, including sales and promotions in downtown businesses, street vendors with food and crafts, activities for [...]

Hardtimes Bluegrass Festival

Annual Hardtimes Bluegrass Festival.  Performing Bands, band contest, awards lots of jamming. Call 821-377 for more information or

Bitterroot Microbrew Festival

Downtown Hamilton Bedford Street, Between 2nd & 3rd

Live music and craft beer in downtown Hamilton, Montana. Sample great brews from throughout the northwest as well as ciders, meads and great food. Come taste some of the best brews in Montana at our Annual MicroBrew Festival. Location is 2nd and Bedford in Hamilton from 3pm to 10 pm.

Creamery Picnic

Lewis & Clark Park 389 W 2nd Street, Stevensville, MT, United States

This is a traditional celebration for Stevensville with a historic background. There is a parade, a Montana State Bar-B-Q contest, food vendors, crafters and booths; and incredible ice cream.  Music, beer, great food, and fun!  This is a family oriented event and takes place in the Lewis and Clark Park and Downtown Stevensville. For more information Go to for [...]

Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering

Daly Mansion 251 Eastside Highway, Hamilton, MT, United States

The premier Montana event for Scottish and Irish games, music, dance and food. Vendors, Highland Games, pipe and drum, dancers, clan gathering and lots of fun for the whole family. Call 406-274-8886

Ravalli County Fair & Rockin’ RC Rodeo

Ravalli County Fairgrounds 100 Old Corvallis Road, Hamilton, United States

The Ravalli County Fair & Rockin’ RC Rodeo is held annually over Labor Day weekend.  This is the best Family Friendly Fair in Western Montana, and we are happy to offer all arena events, including nightly rodeos at no additional cost.  Parking is always free.  This event is the biggest annual event in Ravalli County, and the best way to [...]

Broncs and Bulls

Darby Arena 800 N Main Street, Darby, MT, United States

Bulls Saddle Bronc Barrel Racers Gates open at 4:30pm -- showtime is 6:00pm CONTESTANT ENTRIES ARE OPEN - call 406-560-0933 (1st 10 in each event to pay entry fee up front will get in) Red Eye Rodeo brings us the best of his Bulls & Broncs!! Wing Barrel Productions will be showcasing their Top Barrels Racers of the Summer!! Don't [...]

Kahulanui at Bitterroot Performing Arts

Hamilton Performing Arts Center 327 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, United States

There is a new wave coming from Hawaii, a blend of traditional music and the Big Band Swing brought to the Aloha State by U.S. servicemen during World War II. Its leading exponent is Kahulanui, a nine-piece band: four horns plus guitar, bass, ukulele, drums and steel, whose energy and dynamic arrangements have caused a sensation throughout the Islands and [...]

Scarecrow Festival

Businesses, organizations and families create scarecrow displays that range from humorous and clever to scary and gruesome. Scarecrows are displayed Downtown and along the walking path toward the river. Children’s and adults’ crafts and activities run simultaneously with the scarecrow event. The Scarecrow Festival kicks off  on Friday, the main event of Stevensville, Montana’s First Friday in October. Along with [...]

McIntosh Apple Day and Liquid Apple Night

Ravalli County Museum 205 Bedford Street, Hamilton, MT, United States

Annual McIntosh Apple Day Join the Ravalli County Museum in celebration of the Bitter Root Apple Boom! This apple themed event is starts in the day and runs into the night. McIntosh Apple Day - 9am - 3pm The McIntosh Apple Day festival takes place on the first Saturday of every October.  Hailed as the Biggest Bake Sale Under the [...]

Ghost Tours: Paranormal Investigations

Ravalli County Museum 205 Bedford Street, Hamilton, MT, United States

Become a paranormal investigator for the night, gathering evidence and exploring rooms in the Museum that are not on the regular tour! This event is done in the dark, with flashlights, and special ghost hunting equipment. Please bring your cameras. October 19th, 10pm to 3am October 26th, 10pm to 3am Space is limited, so purchase your tickets as soon as possible. Tickets [...]

Haunted Hayrides

Daly Mansion 251 Eastside Highway, Hamilton, MT, United States

Haunted Hayride - Daly Mansion 7pm (Don't bring young kids or those who scare easily)

Artists Along The Bitterroot Studio Tour

Tour the studios of Bitterroot artists, including painters, sculptors, photographers, pastel, silk, glass, ceramic, leather and cement artists. AAB is a Bitterroot Valley Montana organization of artists representing a wide variety of mediums who collectively offer a unique tours by opening their studios and galleries to the public. Visit our website at for maps and more detailed information.

The Hot Sardines

Hamilton Performing Arts Center 327 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, United States

NOVEMBER 23 AT 8:00 PM Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, The Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sounds new again and prove that joyful music can bring people together in a disconnected world. In the talented hands of the New York-based ensemble, music first made famous decades ago comes alive [...]

Tree Lighting – Downtown Hamilton

Downtown Hamilton 200 Bedford Street, Hamilton

Come to downtown Hamilton for the annual holiday tradition of lighting the community Christmas tree! Santa will be taking requests from children young and old. Enjoy caroling by Bitterroot A Capella Society, strolling the festive streets and stores and warm your hands over our cheery warming barrels while you make a s'more!

Christmas Concert by Bitterroot Baroque

St. Paul's Episcopal Church 600 S. 3rd Street, Hamilton, MT, United States

Bitterroot Baroque Christmas Concert with Ingrid Matthews, violin and Jonathan Oddie, harpsichord with the Bitterroot Baroque Community Orchestra ​ 3 PM - Saturday, December 14, 2019 St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Hamilton, MT Admission by Donation

Tim Fain & Simone Dinnerstein

Hamilton Performing Arts Center 327 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, United States

JANUARY 18, 2020 AT 8:00 PM Virtuoso musicians, violinist Tim Fain and pianist Simone Dinnerstein thrilled concertgoers at Bitterroot Performing Arts Council just a couple of seasons ago. Now the talented pair returns, in an electrifying program called Patterns in Time, which explores the many ways that composers use nonlinear time.  With circling repetitions and obsessive phrases and chord progressions, this [...]

Steep Canyon Rangers

Hamilton Performing Arts Center 327 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, United States

FEBRUARY 21, 2020 AT 8:00 PM With Out in the Open, Steep Canyon Rangers affirm their place as one of the most versatile bands in contemporary American music. The Grammy Award-winning sextet has spent nearly two decades bending and shaping the bluegrass aesthetic, wedding it to elements of pop, country, and folk rock to create something original. Out in the Open is the [...]

Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

Hamilton Performing Arts Center 327 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, United States

MARCH 27, 2020 AT 8:00 PM Ottmar Liebert has said that “flamenco is a music both romantic and dangerous; it is an attitude as much as it is a musical genre.” The guitarist is renowned for harnessing the emotional fire and mournful tonalities of traditional flamenco music, updating it with the subtle rhythms of jazz, and making it widely accessible [...]