Southwest Montana comes alive in the summer with festivals, events, and activities galore. Whether you prefer rodeos set against the stark backdrop of the Rocky Mountain front, or enchanted gardens on gurgling creeks, there sure to be something that will tickle your fancy this June.
Gears for Beer, Virginia City – The 2nd Annual Virginia City mountain bike poker ride starts at the Bale of Hay Saloon at 9:00 AM, and takes participants on 18 miles of poker playing mountain biking through scenic Alder Gulch.
Territorial Days, Deer Lodge – From the “Prison Break” fun run to the night-time live music, Deer Lodge’s annual summer celebration features all sorts of vendors and activities.
Grand Victorian Ball, Virginia City – Travel back to 1864 for a weekend celebration of the past. Attend a Victorian High Tea, classic melodrama, and the Ball itself, featuring fashion from 150 years ago. Oh, and don’t miss the Bale of Hay’s Brothel Days on Saturday and Sunday.
Brews, Blues and BBQ, Philipsburg -The name says it all, a day of beer, live blues, and bbq competition in Philipsburg, Montana.
Fairy and Wizard Festival, Tizer Gardens -On this whimsical day, Tizer Gardens comes alive with magic, fun for all ages, come dressed as your favorite fairy-tale creature, meet fairy godmothers and trolls, play in the garden and listen to stories.
American Legion Rodeo, Augusta – One of the largest one-day rodeos in Montana, the Augusta Rodeo has become a summer staple in Montana, one of the best rodeos in the state.
For even more events and activities, visit the Southwest Montana events calendar.