Calendar of Events for Central Montana

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 to Saturday, July 22, 2017

  • First Friday Art Walk

    Great Falls, MT
    1/6/2017 - 12/1/2017

    Explore the Electric City’s eclectic art spots.
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    • Phone: 406-453-6151
  • Charlie Russell Chew Choo Dinner Train

    Lewistown, MT
    5/14/2017 - 10/7/2017

    Four- to four-and-one-half-hour train ride travels over three trestles, through a half-mile tunnel, and across the ...
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    • Phone: 406-535-5436
  • Max Hay

    Great Falls, MT
    5/20/2017 - 6/24/2017

    Popular Montana musician serves up a lively mix of blues, folk, rock, country, originals, and Irish tunes.
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    • Phone: 406-453-0601
  • “The Bison: American Icon, Heart of Plains Indian Culture Re-Imagined!”

    Great Falls, MT
    5/20/2017 - 12/31/2017

    Comprehensive, permanent exhibit showcases more than 1,000 Northern Plains Indian artifacts and addresses the cruci...
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    • Phone: 406-727-8787
  • Jump Walk/Talk

    Ulm, MT
    5/28/2017 - 9/3/2017

    Meet at the upper parking lot for this half-hour ranger-led stroll, and learn how buffalo were stampeded off the cl...
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    • Phone: 406-866-2217
  • Music at the Celtic Cowboy

    Great Falls, MT
    6/1/2017 - 6/30/2017

    Rob Verdi, 6:30 p.m. June 1 and 7 p.m. June 2; Prairie Smoke, June 3; Britta Lee and the Betty Jane Trio, June 7; T...
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    • Phone: 406-952-0393
  • ArtFix Fridays

    Great Falls, MT
    6/2/2017 - 6/30/2017

    Need inspiration to bring out those brushes and art supplies? Each Friday this summer guest artists will be on hand...
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    • Phone: 406-727-8787
  • Kickstar

    Valier, MT
    6/3/2017 - 8/5/2017

    Band plays your favorite songs from the 60's to present, with original rock songs peppered in between.
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    • Phone: 406-279-3631
  • Leslie McNeil, “Glorious Things”

    Great Falls, MT
    6/3/2017 - 6/30/2017

    Fiber artist, photographer and teacher shares her quilted wonders through June.
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    • Phone: 406-453-6103
  • Drawing in the Studio

    Great Falls, MT
    6/6/2017 - 8/8/2017

    Charlie Russell’s cabin was a source of his inspiration for many years. Drawing from a vast collection of objects t...
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    • Phone: 406-727-8787
  • Sounds on the Square

    Havre, MT
    6/14/2017 - 8/16/2017

    Pack a picnic dinner and enjoy music by local bands.
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    • Phone: 406-265-4383
  • Betty LaDuke, “Celebrating Life”

    Great Falls, MT
    6/16/2017 - 7/28/2017

    Well-traveled and prolific artist shares her appreciation for world cultures in this retrospective exhibit, on disp...
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    • Phone: 406-727-8255
  • Reception: Alma Winberry

    Great Falls, MT
    6/22/2017 - 6/22/2017

    Eclectic artist shares paintings, sculptures, fabric art, and one-of-a-kind pieces through Aug. 5.
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    • Phone: 406-453-0349
  • Junior Ranger Program: Birds of First Peoples Buffalo Jump

    Ulm, MT
    6/22/2017 - 6/22/2017

    Join ranger Kaitlin to learn all about our feathered friends. Learn birding basics, take a bird watching hike and b...
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    • Phone: 406-866-2217
  • Almeda Bradshaw

    Fort Benton, MT
    6/22/2017 - 6/23/2017

    Artist plays western Americana and originals during the Summer Celebration at Old Fort Park.
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    • Phone: 406-750-2918
  • Fort Benton Summer Celebration

    Fort Benton, MT
    6/23/2017 - 6/25/2017

    Montana’s “birthplace” community pays homage to its iconic sheepdog Shep during its 41st annual celebration. The va...
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    • Phone: 406-750-2918
  • Snowy Mountain Muzzleloaders Rendezvous

    Lewistown, MT
    6/23/2017 - 6/25/2017

    Don 1840s attire and join this 13th annual Mountain Man-era event which includes demonstrations, competitions, fun ...
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    • Phone: 406-366-0226
  • Featured Artist: Alma Winberry

    Great Falls, MT
    6/23/2017 - 8/5/2017

    Eclectic artist shares paintings, sculptures, fabric art, and one-of-a-kind pieces.
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    • Phone: 406-453-0349
  • Sista Otis

    Harlowton, MT
    6/23/2017 - 11/16/2017

    Otis fuses gospel and rock ’n roll.
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    • Phone: 406-632-9992
  • Walking the Dead Tours

    Great Falls, MT
    6/25/2017 - 6/25/2017

    Featured graves and their storytellers include Paris Gibson, founder of Great Falls (Channing Hartelius), Charles a...
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    • Phone: 406-453-7078
  • Miss Linda's Summer Dance Study

    Great Falls, MT
    6/26/2017 - 6/30/2017

    Perk up your skills and improve your technique during this dance workshop for ages 8 and up. Instructors Sean McKni...
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    • Phone: 406-761-8876
  • “Macbeth”

    Hobson, MT
    6/26/2017 - 6/26/2017

    “Something wicked this way comes.” MSIP Executive Artistic Director Kevin Asselin directs Shakespeare’s bloody trag...
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    • Phone: 406-994-3303
  • “You Never Can Tell”

    Lewistown, MT
    6/27/2017 - 6/27/2017

    A brand-new dentist, an independent woman, a pair of twins, a search for a missing father, and a helpful waiter all...
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    • Phone: 406-994-3303
  • “You Never Can Tell”

    Conrad, MT
    6/28/2017 - 6/28/2017

    A brand-new dentist, an independent woman, a pair of twins, a search for a missing father, and a helpful waiter all...
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    • Phone: 406-994-3303
  • Great Falls Municipal Band: “A Summer Patriotic Revue”

    Great Falls, MT
    6/28/2017 - 6/28/2017

    Band plays favorites from the country’s past.
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    • Phone: 406-761-1900
  • "Embodied Art: C.M. Russell and the Performance of 'Ah-Wa-Cous'"

    Great Falls, MT
    6/29/2017 - 6/29/2017

    Emily Wilson, curator of the museum, offers this talk. From childhood on, Charles Russell found his passion in the ...
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    • Phone: 406-727-8787
  • Downtown Summer Kick-off

    Great Falls, MT
    6/29/2017 - 6/29/2017

    49th Street Blues Project plays for the summer celebration.
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    • Phone: 406-452-5661
  • Junior Ranger Program: Herping in the Park

    Ulm, MT
    6/29/2017 - 6/29/2017

    Join ranger Kaitlin to learn snake identification and safety. There will be tanned hides of local snakes so you can...
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    • Phone: 406-866-2217
  • The Lucky Valentines

    Great Falls, MT
    6/29/2017 - 6/29/2017

    Singer/songwriter duo Shaun and Jamie Carrier blend their backgrounds of classical, blues, rock, and country music ...
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    • Phone: 406-952-0342
  • Buffalo Kite Festival

    Ulm, MT
    7/1/2017 - 7/1/2017

    Terry Zee Lee has worked with Native American artists from around the country to develop buffalo-themed kites. View...
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    • Phone: 406-866-2217
  • 2 Basset Brewery Pig Roast

    White Sulphur Springs, MT
    7/1/2017 - 7/1/2017

    2nd Annual Pig Roast with the pig ready for consumption at 2:30. Games start at 3:30 with music at 5:30. We will ha...
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    • Phone: 406-547-2337
  • Race for this Place

    White Sulphur Springs, MT
    7/4/2017 - 7/4/2017

    10K, 5K and one-mile fun run start in front of the Meagher County Courthouse. Independence Day also includes a para...
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  • Junior Ranger Program: Leave No Trace/Stewardship Principles

    Ulm, MT
    7/6/2017 - 7/6/2017

    Join AmeriCorps ranger Charles to learn about the benefits of being a good land steward. Learn how you can help spr...
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    • Phone: 406-866-2217
  • Friday Artist Demonstrations

    Great Falls, MT
    7/7/2017 - 7/28/2017

    Need inspiration to bring out those brushes and art supplies? Each Friday this summer guest artists will be on hand...
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    • Phone: 406-727-8787
  • Reception: Alpine Artisans

    Great Falls, MT
    7/7/2017 - 7/7/2017

    A dozen artists from Montana’s “Lake Region” (the Swan Valley of western Montana) share paintings, pottery, glass a...
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    • Phone: 406-453-6103
  • Reception: Jay Crider

    Lewistown, MT
    7/7/2017 - 7/7/2017

    Artist shares contemporary acrylic paintings, with a narrative commentary focused on the mysteries of life and "wha...
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    • Phone: 406-535-8278
  • Reception: Zomburai

    Great Falls, MT
    7/7/2017 - 7/7/2017

    Artist (also known as Jon Grasseschi) shares fantasy art.
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    • Phone: 406-870-0491
  • Montana Island Challenge

    Montana Island Challenge

    Lewistown, MT
    7/8/2017 - 7/8/2017

    The signature fundraising event of Combining 4 Kids features running, hiking and biking competitions that raise fun...
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    • Phone: 406-535-2257
  • Alpine Artisans

    Great Falls, MT
    7/8/2017 - 7/31/2017

    A dozen artists from Montana’s “Lake Region” (the Swan Valley of western Montana) share paintings, pottery, glass a...
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    • Phone: 406-453-6103
  • Judith Basin Motor Coach Tour

    Judith Basin Motor Coach Tour

    Great Falls, MT
    7/8/2017 - 7/8/2017

    Visit the Judith Basin, where Charlie Russell first fell in love with Montana. After boarding the coach at the muse...
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    • Phone: 406-727-8787
  • Blaine County Fair and Bear Paw Roundup PRCA Rodeo

    Chinook, MT
    7/12/2017 - 7/16/2017

    Two nights of pro-rodeo action, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, are part of the fair, which also includes a demolition ...
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    • Phone: 406-357-2988
  • Music on the Mo

    Great Falls, MT
    7/13/2017 - 8/24/2017

    Community market and family festival fills the park with music and vendors.
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    • Phone: 406-453-6151
  • Book Tasting Party

    Great Falls, MT
    7/13/2017 - 7/13/2017

    Come to the library anytime in June to pick up your “blind date” (an undisclosed, wrapped book). Read this book and...
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    • Phone: 406-453-0349
  • Junior Ranger Program: Basic First Aid

    Ulm, MT
    7/13/2017 - 7/13/2017

    Join AmeriCorps ranger Charles to learn the history of first aid as well as some of its applications and how to pro...
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    • Phone: 406-866-2217
  • Fairfield Swim Day

    Fairfield, MT
    7/14/2017 - 7/14/2017

    Liquor Down performs a variety of classic rock, oldies and some honky tonk.
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  • CMR Stampede

    Stanford, MT
    7/15/2017 - 7/16/2017

    Saturday brings the Stampede Music Fest at 3 p.m., featuring western-hued tunes by Pollo Loco, a kids’ stickhorse r...
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    • Phone: 406-566-2528
  • Mustang Middle School Football Camp

    Great Falls, MT
    7/17/2017 - 7/20/2017

    Camp is open to boys entering 6th-8th grade. Camp will emphasize skills development, proper tackling technique and...
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    • Phone: 406-216-3344
  • Music in the Library Park

    Great Falls, MT
    7/18/2017 - 8/29/2017

    Mike McNulty, July 18; Windy Ridge, July 25; Willson & McKee, Aug. 8; Impromptu, Aug. 15; David Smith, Aug. 22; and...
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    • Phone: 406-453-0349
  • Great Northern Fair

    Havre, MT
    7/19/2017 - 7/23/2017

    Blue ribbon fun is on tap with carnival thrills, exhibits and displays, and live entertainment. Highlights include ...
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    • Phone: 406-265-7121
  • Junior Ranger Program: Tracks and Scat

    Ulm, MT
    7/20/2017 - 7/20/2017

    Join ranger Kaitlin to learn who’s around when you’re not looking. Learn about local animal tracks and scat in the ...
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    • Phone: 406-866-2217
  • Montana State Fair Horse Race Meet

    Montana State Fair Horse Race Meet

    Great Falls, MT
    7/22/2017 - 7/30/2017

    Enjoy the excitement of thoroughbred, quarter-horse and mixed-breed racing during one of Montana's biggest fairs.
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    • Phone: 406-727-4249
  • Mammoth Hunt

    Ulm, MT
    7/22/2017 - 7/23/2017

    Try your hand at an ancient form of hunting with the “atlatl”, a 10,000-year-old weapon that predates the bow and a...
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    • Phone: 406-866-2217
  • Montana Military Open House: Flight Over the Falls

    Great Falls, MT
    7/22/2017 - 7/23/2017

    The Montana Air National Guard and Malmstrom Air Force Base co-host the military open house. View aerial and static...
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    • Phone: 406-731-4050
  • Saddles and Spurs

    Great Falls, MT
    7/22/2017 - 7/22/2017

    Put on your cowboy boots and hat, round up the family, and bring them down to the museum to celebrate National Day ...
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    • Phone: 406-727-8787
  • “Hollywood Hoofbeats”

    Great Falls, MT
    7/22/2017 - 7/22/2017

    Petrine Day Mitchum discusses her book Hollywood Hoofbeats: The Fascinating Story of Horses in Movies and Televisio...
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    • Phone: 406-727-8787
  • Papa Duke and Coman Sproles

    Great Falls, MT
    7/22/2017 - 7/22/2017

    Band plays blues and classic rock.
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    • Phone: 406-727-0388