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Weekend Rundown

The weekend has snuck upon us once more and that means it is Weekend Rundown time. A lot of things are going on this weekend and as always we try to get them gathered up in one convenient spot for you.



Friday, August 11

Madison County Fair County Fair, Ranch Rodeo, NRA Rodeos, 4-H, FFA, horseshoe tourney, open class shows, entertainment, vendors, etc.


Dance The Magic - Pint Night! Please join us on Friday, August 11th starting at 5pm, at the Beaverhead Brewing Company for some great music by Tom Catmull and to help our dancers of Shine Studio make dreams come true to go to Disneyland to perform and learn from the professionals of Disney!!

Beaverhead Brewing Company has graciously offered to host a Pint Night and donate partial proceeds to our dancers!!


Live Music - Tom Catmull! If you haven't had the chance to listen to Tom Catmull play, you should really mark this one down in your calendar!


Elkhorn Hot springs We are having a comedy night at the pool house Friday August 11th! We are going to be starting up around 7:00pm!


An Ri Ra Montana Irish Festival We are so excited to greet all of you in Butte America next weekend for the greatest Irish celebration in the Western United States! Come see and celebrate the Irish in the most Irish town in the country! Bring your friends for this amazing event with FREE ADMISSION



Saturday, August 12

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


Grasshopper Half Marathon Montana Running Company is hosting the 1st annual Grasshopper Half Marathon on August 12, 2023 in the beautiful Grasshopper Valley in Polaris, Montana. The race will be a half marathon (13.1 miles) starting on the Pioneer Scenic Byway by Elkhorn Hot Springs and participants will run south to Highway 278 near the Harrison Ranch. The course is a rolling down hill that follows the Pioneer Scenic Byway through the valley with views of the Pioneer Mountains.

Race day packet pickup at Elkhorn Hot Springs – 8AM Start of race- 9AM on Pioneer Scenic Byway Price $60 We have a no refund policy.

No dogs on the course.

Rooms and Cabins available at: Elkhorn Hot Springs – elkhornhotsprings.com Grasshopper Inn Bed and Breakfast- thegrasshopper-inn.com

Camping: Grasshopper Campground Price Creek Campground

After Race Party at 6PM with live music by The Road Agents.



Free Show! The Three Musketeers in Dillon, MT Join Montana Shakespeare in the Parks for a free performance of The Three Musketeers on August 12th in Dillon, MT

Outdoor location: UM Western Legacy Plaza Indoor location: Beier Auditorium

Performances are FREE and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.

A swashbuckling tale filled with action and adventure, The Three Musketeers will enthrall all generations of audience members as they get swept away to 17th century France, following a young hero’s journey as he embarks to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a Musketeer. Adapted by Robert Kauzlaric, this play is sure to delight audiences of all ages. This is the company’s first time producing The Three Musketeers.

This summer, the company will perform in 63 communities across 5 states including Montana, Idaho, North Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming, making this summer MSIP’s largest tour to date.

Ushering Shakespeare’s immortal stories of life, love, and tragedy into a modern era, MSIP is dedicated to preserving the cultural traditions of theatre and literature through live, free performances every summer across the Rocky Mountain West.

For the most up to date tour schedule, please visit shakespeareintheparks.org or call 406-994-3310


Grasshopper Half Marathon- After Party Grasshopper Half Marathon - After Party featuring live music by The Road Agents at Elkhorn Hot Springs. 6PM into the evening!


That is all we could find for this weekend, as always if you have an event you would like to include on our calendar you can email us at southwesternmtnews@gmail.com




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