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Weekend Rundown

Another weekend in Southwestern Montana and plenty of things to do in and around our corner of the state. Here is everything we were able to find going on in Southwestern Montana.



Thursday, July 13th

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.



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


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.




Friday, July 14th

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.


2023 Three Forks Rodeo The annual Three Forks Rodeo. Sanctioned by the Northern Rodeo Association.



Saturday, July 15th

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


Bannack Days Held the third full weekend in July, Bannack Days is a celebration of pioneer life.

For a nominal fee, breakfast will be served in the Hotel Meade beginning at 7:00 am both days. A variety of lunch options will be available in the food court as well as other delicious treats like ice cream, kettle corn, and fresh lemonade.

From 9am to 5pm on Saturday and from 9 am to 4:30 pm on Sunday folks will be demonstrating many of the pioneer skills. Come watch the quilters craft a quilt and skilled demonstrators make lace. Up Hangman's Gulch you can learn about the infantry and experience an 1860s gold camp. Then try your luck at gold panning. Pose for an old-time family photo or catch a ride on a horse drawn wagon throughout the day. And on Sunday morning, experience an old-time church service.

Be sure to watch your step, Bannack has been known to have a few ruffians about. It is not uncommon for a gunfight to break out on Main Street. Throughout both days there will be music in the air – Angel Band, Gilmore City Council, and the Junior Fiddlers to name a few. Speaking of watching your step, swing by the Meade Hotel with your partner and try dancing with the Old Time Dances.

Throughout the weekend the visitor center will be open and guided tours of the Masonic Lodge and the Mill will be available. We do ask that you please leave your pets at home during this busy weekend. “Bannack Days” is the signature event for the Montana State Park system. We are taking steps to make the event more self-sustaining to ensure that Bannack Days is able to continue for years to come and to showcase Americas Best Historic Ghost town.”

“Special Event” admission to Bannack Days will be $5 per person, however for those who are 5 years of age or under the event is free. There is limited parking, so carpooling is encouraged. Bannack State Park is located 25 miles southwest of Dillon, Montana just off of Highway 278. For information call 406-834-3413

***On site parking is limited so we will be offering 2 shuttles from the Beaverhead County Fairgrounds. There will be a shuttle leaving the fairgrounds at 9:30 am and 11 am and return shuttles offered at 3:00 pm and 5 pm. For shuttle information you can contact the park at 406-834-3413.



Summer Speaker Series - Silas Whitman and Leroy Seth Join us at 11AM and 1:30PM on Saturday 7/15 and Sunday 7/16 in the visitor center to hear from Silas and Leroy!

Leroy and Silas are descendants of those who participated in the Nez Perce Flight of 1877. Having been raised in the traditional manner, they have extensive knowledge of the Nez Perce culture, customs, and religion. They are both enrolled members of the Nez Perce Tribe and currently reside in Lapwai, Idaho.



Poetry Reading and Open Mic Michael Czarnecki will be reading from his vast collection of poetry on Saturday, July 15th at The Bookstore. The event will be from 2:00-4:00 and after Michael does his reading we will be opening up the floor to local writers for a poetry jam


Rodeo Dayz Street Fair & Parade Join #montanasfavoritesmalltown for your favorite rodeo weekend festivities! Fire Dept Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Street Fair, Rodeo and street dancing to live bands!

Find the applications for vendors and parade participants here:

Parade:





That is all we have found for this weekend as always if you have an event going on feel free to email us at southwesternmtnews@gmail.com.




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