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4th Of July Rundown

Can it already be the end of June? With the 4th of July right around the corner and so much going on in and around Southwestern Montana we decided to include everything we could find in one handy spot. The 4th of July Rundown.



Thursday, June 29th

Music on Main Music on Main is back for another season on the original block between Park and Broadway!! Check out the 2023 schedule! We will be doing $5 in food coupons for the first 60 kids ages 12 and under, sponsored by TDS Telecom. Bring a towel for the kids and bring a lawn chair for yourself! PLEASE, NO pets, NO coolers, and NO backpacks.


THURSDAYS AT THE CHAMBER

Take a break in the work day and drop by the

FRONT PORCH of the Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce building for a

FREE LUNCH!

Thursday, June 29th

11:30am-1:00pm

On the Front Porch of the

Beaverhead Chamber Building at the south end of Montana Street & Reeder Street

A hot dog on a bun, chips and bottled water will be provided, and

visit with your fellow business professionals!

No RSVP required, limited supply, so git 'em while they're HOT!



Pint Night- Anaconda Celebrations United Veterans Organization We are responsible for providing a wonderful 4th of July Fireworks show to the community of Anaconda. Please come show your support!


Music in the Park – Ennis We will be playing at Peter T’s Park on Main Street in the middle of Ennis on June 29th from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. We will be the first of nine performances in the Ennis Chamber Of Commerce “ Music in the Park” Summer Series that runs each Thursday from June 29th to Aug 17th..

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets or table cloths, a picnic dinner, and family and friends! Enjoy an early evening in Ennis with dinner on the ground and enjoy some great toe tapping music from Left For Dead.



Twin Bridges Bluegrass Festival The first annual Twin Bridges Bluegrass Festival, held in Twin Bridges, Montana, at the Madison County Fairgrounds. Gates open for camping at 0800 on Wednesday, June 28th, and you are welcome to stay through Monday morning, July 3rd. There will be 10+ bands playing music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, food and craft vendors, a building for folks to set up in who would like to sew or quilt, and if we can get 20 people to sign up, there will be a horseshoe tournament on Saturday morning. Folks are highly encouraged to jam as much as possible, and there will be 2 buildings available as pickin' sheds for nighttime jams, should folks want to use them. If you like trout fishing, the Beaverhead River runs right along the edge of the fairgrounds, and town is located just across the river. The fairgrounds are located right off Hwy 41, and are 1/2 hour from Dillon and I15, 1 hour from Butte, and 1 1/2 hours away from Bozeman. This will be a wonderful family event, and we sure hope to see you there.

More details about the venue, the bands, etc, are on the website.



Classic Car and Motorcycle Cruise-In The Sheridan Cruise-In is back!

CLASSIC CARS AND MOTORCYCLE - MUSIC - FOOD - FARMERS MARKET AND LOTS OF FAMILY FUN! Come show off your classic cars or motorcycles every Thursday and enjoy an evening in our beautiful town of Sheridan, MT. Whether you are interested in cars or just a passer-by, come hang with us! This is a free event to all. Please pass on the good word and we look forward to lining Main Street with some old time classics!

In case of inclement weather, we will post any changes on FaceBook. Or you can call in at the brewery for update...(406)842-5977.


Bingo! Cash Prizes! (must be over age 18) Everyone over age 18 is invited to play Bingo every Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

We play the following games:* • $10 for 10 games (3 cards each game) • $1 Midway Blackout (2 cards per sheet) • $2 Midway Blackout (4 cards per sheet) • $2 Blackout (6 cards per sheet) *Buy more game cards if you like!

Please bring your own dauber if you have one. There will be some available to borrow or purchase. Come see our new electronic bingo machine!

The bar and lounge are also open at 6 p.m. on Thursdays.




Friday, June 30th

Tai Chi - free classes Tai Chi (tie chee) meets on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. It is a gentle form of ancient Chinese exercise that was originally developed for self-defense (with rapid moves), but has evolved into what some call "meditation in motion." If you want to reduce stress and anxiety, while increasing flexibility and balance, come join this class. No charge.


Full Draw Film Tour The OG bowhunting roadshow is back! FDFT brings you the best bowhunting films of the year, and the 2023 lineup is rut-tastic!!

What is the Full Draw Film Tour? We show the best original bowhunting films from independent filmmakers in a venue near you; think Nat Geo and Metallica had a baby! It’s a movie night with a concert vibe; not to mention we give away the best hunting gear from our awesome partners.





Saturday, July 1st

Respect and Reflect at Agnes and Rainbow Lakes NEAREST TOWN: Dillon MEETING TIME: 8:30 a.m. DIFFICULTY: Moderate ROUND-TRIP MILEAGE: 4 miles LEADERS: O. Alan Weltzien

→ Free to attend, but registration required

Join local poet, essayist, and conservationist Alan Weltzien for a stroll up to Agnes and Rainbow Lakes, two subalpine jewels beneath the East Pioneers crest. We’ll make this stroll more meaningful with two activities. First, we’ll do some campsite cleanup and restoration in conjunction with the “Visit with Respect” initiative of the Southwestern Wildlands Chapter. Second, Alan will provide writing prompts for some lakeside journaling.

*If waitlisted, we'll reach out to let you know if other registrants drop out. This happens quite frequently, so don't hesitate to sign up for a waitlist!

► This outing is hosted by our Southwestern Wildlands Chapter. View more hikes in southwest Montana here → wildmontana.org/where/southwestern-montana ________________

About Wilderness Walks

Since our first Wilderness Walk in 1960, thousands have joined our volunteer leaders on free outings in every corner of the state. Learn more about our Wilderness Walks here → wildmontana.org/walks



Dillon Farmers Market Join us every Saturday from June 24 through September 16 on Washington Street by Jaycee Park!


Mining City Mud Car Show Mining City Mud Car Show by Butte Cars & Coffee.

Come on out to 600 S Excelsior Ave, Butte, MT 59701 and have some fun! Come bring your classic, muscle, import, tuner, domestic car, truck, or bikes and come hangout and talk cars or just come hangout!

please message one of the Butte Cars & Coffee admins for information!


Dillon Cubs VS Bozeman Bucks Watch the Dillon Cubs take on the Bozeman Bucks at Ray Lynch Park



Sunday, July 2nd

Dillon Cubs VS Helena Reps you can watch the game live by clicking on the title or head down to Ray Lynch Park in Dillon, MT


Twin Bridges Bluegrass Festival The first annual Twin Bridges Bluegrass Festival, held in Twin Bridges, Montana, at the Madison County Fairgrounds. Gates open for camping at 0800 on Wednesday, June 28th, and you are welcome to stay through Monday morning, July 3rd. There will be 10+ bands playing music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, food and craft vendors, a building for folks to set up in who would like to sew or quilt, and if we can get 20 people to sign up, there will be a horseshoe tournament on Saturday morning. Folks are highly encouraged to jam as much as possible, and there will be 2 buildings available as pickin' sheds for nighttime jams, should folks want to use them. If you like trout fishing, the Beaverhead River runs right along the edge of the fairgrounds, and town is located just across the river. The fairgrounds are located right off Hwy 41, and are 1/2 hour from Dillon and I15, 1 hour from Butte, and 1 1/2 hours away from Bozeman. This will be a wonderful family event, and we sure hope to see you there.

More details about the venue, the bands, etc, are on the website.


Overnight paranormal hunt Come on an amazing paranormal investigation and enjoy activity on a level you've never seen. The Old St. James hospital located in uptown Butte promises to not disappoint! The price for this venue is only 100$ per person, the energy is off the walls, with my own personal experience at the St. James the spirits are definitely not shy. Ypu can expect the unexpected, so please join us for a wonderful paranormal experience!



Monday, July 3rd

Strong People Exercise Class Mondays & Thursdays 10 am to 11 am

Low impact core strengthening workout for young and old.

Mondays and Thursdays - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (nominal fee)

Come in and change your life!


Montana's Best Fireworks Show & Photo Contest Join us for the July 3rd Butte America Fireworks Show presented by Town Pump and then submit your best photo of the fireworks for a chance to win great prizes.

We will also be streaming the fireworks show live here on Facebook. Fireworks start at 10:30 pm!

To learn more, visit www.townpump.com/fireworks



Tuesday, July 4th

Big Hole Valley, 4th of July Celebration Fourth of July is a special time of year for all the United States, but not anywhere more so than here in the Big Hole Valley.

The morning is started off early with a flag raising ceremony at 6:15 AM, then a free pancake breakfast follows at Fetty’s on the Main Street, down town Wisdom. The veteran speaker for the 4th of July Sunrise Flag Raising event at 6:15 am at Fetty’s will be Josh Heiland, SFC US Army Retired, July 1998-August 2018, & Mary Thomas US Army, Military Police, Specialist 4th Class, Honorable Discharge 1976.

After breakfast, the locals get their horses, and tractors, and their buggies, and their kids, and all go out to enjoy the annual Wisdom Fourth of July Parade. A lot of people dress in red/white/and blue to honor old glory. The parade will start at 10:00 AM. Entry in the parade is free, so if you want to be in the parade meet behind Larry’s Automotive by 9:30 am.

After the parade this year we will have a fund raiser BBQ Cookoff with all the fixins served "potluck" style, which is sure to fill you up. The BBQ will be held at the Katie Joe Coon Park next to the Masonic Temple, located just behind the Pintler Gas station. Food starts around 11:30 am.

Returning this year is the Big Hole Valley Fireworks Celebration. The festivities will start at 8:00 PM at the Wisdom Airport, about a mile out of town on Hwy 278. Country music, a bon fire and a softball game will be part of the fun. Bring your own BBQ food items and beverages if you wish. The fireworks are scheduled to begin at dark (around 10:30 PM). Donations for the Fireworks show are being requested! You can Mail a check to BHva PO Box 193, Wisdom, MT 59761. Donation boxes are available as well at the businesses in Wisdom and Jackson. Please no personal fireworks at the event due to liability issues.

Welcome to the Big Hole... We would love to have you join us for this 30th Annual Community event!


Lima Fire Dept breakfast at 7 am on the 4th and parade at 12

Annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast Grasshopper Valley Volunteer Fire Department invites you to join them for the Annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast Fund Raiser. The Fire and EMS volunteers have put in countless hours of training and preparing for emergencies in the area. In conjunction with the breakfast, the Grasshopper Valley Ladies Club will again hold their bake sale and there will be a Silent Auction. Proceeds will benefit GVVFD and donations are appreciated. Please join us from 8-11am at the Fire Station in Polaris to support the Grasshopper Valley Volunteer Fire Department, get to know our volunteers and celebrate Independence Day.



Butte 4th of July Parade and Big Bang Fireworks Show The Butte America Foundation is proud to once again host Butte’s Big Bang Fireworks viewing party on July 3rd at Chester Steele Park at 8pm and the 4th of July Parade at 10am. Thanks to Town Pump for another year sponsoring the 3rd of July fireworks show!!

To sign up for the parade, click this link: https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSdBiaOiWJ1.../viewform...

To sign up as a vendor for the July 3rd Big Bang Fireworks Show, click this link: https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLScPjWgOQBJ.../viewform...

To vote for Grand Marshal of the parade, click this link: https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLScPjWgOQBJ.../viewform...

Peggy Birkenbuel Memorial - Firecracker 5K FUN RUN Peggy Birkenbuel Memorial Firecracker 5K is a FUN RUN that will start and finish at Beaverhead Brewing Company. The route will be the Run The Brew Route that follows E. Reeder St. to 10 Mile Road. We will turn around just past Smith Stables on the Beaverhead River.

This is a Fun Run to remember Peggy Birkenbuel. Join in on the fun and then have a couple beverages at the brewery. NO ENTRY FEE! Come run for fun and celebrate Peggy!


4th of July Airshow Come to the Ennis Airshow from 2:00-3:00PM on July 4th. The Event is completely free! This event will be after the famous Ennis parade and before the Rodeo! Come to Ennis for the whole day or come by to experience the airshow!

2:05pm C-130 Nation Guard Fly-over

2:15pm Danny Sorenson Performs

2:45pm Brad Wursten Performs


Let Freedom Rock Concert Come celebrate Independence Day with us . In the best way we know how, with Not Green Day playing some fun hits of one America’s most iconic bands. Opened by the highly talented Artist Nathan Chartrey!! Ended with Anaconda’s annual Firework show!


Story Time at the Village The Early Childhood Coalition of Beaverhead County is pleased to partner with the Dillon Public Library to offer a second session of Books and Babies each week in the Village Playspace. Each week, we offer a FREE short story and singing program followed by free play in the playspace!



An Intimate Fourth of July Spectacular Celebrate the holiday in an elegant, one-of-a-kind majestic and historic setting with arguably the most spectacular view of the Virginia City fireworks show with a Virginia City backdrop. Enjoy live music by Kevin Keith with his Chapman Stick, and Secret Service catered appetizers and cocktails. Wander four floors of fine art gallery exhibitions, including a powerful and rare curation of mural and smaller works by Nancy Good of Las Vegas, and shop a unique silent auction.

This is a relaxing, limited seating event designed for maximum enjoyment away from the crowds. Virginia City is well known for incredible fireworks, in addition to the history and culture. The St. Mary's Art Center property is located at the base of town with a truly magical view of Virginia City as a backdrop and epic view of the fireworks.

We also have 14 guest rooms available for those looking for a longer stay in Virginia City, reservations required or confirmed day of event. Guest rooms and memberships may be added at checkout.

*Advance Members Only Tickets/Pricing: Contact A. Perry Directly *Memberships may also be added at checkout. *Guest Room Reservations are strictly limited to An Intimate Fourth of July Spectacular event participants *On-site parking is available, first come, first serve.

St. Mary’s Art Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to arts and culture. This is a fundraising event designed to support our mission and programming. Our funding is also provided in part by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment of the Arts, a federal agency.

Artwork by Nancy Good, Larry Williamson, & Others Photography by Nancy Good, Nolan Preece, & Pura Vida Sierras Art


Ennis 4th of July Parade & Rodeo One of the Madison Valley's most celebrated events, the traditional 4th of July Parade.


Dillon Jaycees Firework Show at Ray Lynch Park in Dillon Montana show starts at dusk.









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