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Monthly Newsletter Presented by the HDA in Hamilton, Montana

National Small Business Week runs May 1st through May 7th and to celebrate we are promoting Spring Shop Small and Celebrate Mom on Main.

Downtown Hamilton on Saturday, May 7th

  • Take a free ride on a horse drawn carriage 12:30-3:30pm on Main Street.
  • Stop by Mikesell's Fine Jewelry for beading supplies for kids to make a jewelry gift.
  • Make reservations for Mother's Day Tea at the Daly Mansion. Seating times are 11am, 12pm, 1pm, or 2pm.
  • Check out the the first Farmer's Market of this season on Bedford, 2nd and 3rd Street 9am-12:30pm.
  • Order brunch with Spice of Life and support the Soroptimists. Each household will receive a rose donated by Flower Happy. Order by May 1st.


Teacup Planters

These pretty planters will be for sale for $5 for those that want to take home a trinket from the Mother's Day Tea event at the Daly Mansion. Call to make reservations.
251 Eastside Hwy

Diamond Jewelry

Like Diamonds, a mother's love is eternal. These classic styles will be something she will cherish for years to come. Mikesell's takes pride in their ability to carefully select and offer you a diverse selection of traditional, modern and even unique jewelry.
201 W Main St

Spring Planting

The Greenhouse at Ace Hardware is open daily 9am-5pm. They have trees (dwarf pear, apple, plum, maple, cherry), blueberry plants, grapes (5 varieties), hydrangeas, daylilies, peonies, roses (7 varieties), ornamental grass, succulents, dahlias, pansies, geraniums, hanging baskets, and so much more.
Evan's Ace Hardware
714 N 1st St


Culture Crawl

Saturday, May 14, 11-3pm
Art, Music, Poetry Readings, Author signings, and special events at Downtown venues every second Saturday.

4th Annual Love Your Mother Pop-Up

Saturday, May 8, 11am
Join us at Great Bear Native Plants for a fun day of plants for sale, regional artists and makers, live music, brunch, and beverages.
This year our event is in support of Bitterroot Youth Homes.
A great day to celebrate Mom, family, friends, and Spring!
Great Bear Native Plants
165 Blue Heron Lane

Aoife O’Donovan - Live Performance Presented by Bitterroot Performing Arts Council

Friday, May 13, 8pm
Aoife O’Donovan is an Irish-American singer and Grammy award-winning songwriter and musician. She is one of the most sought-after singers and songwriters of her generation. She is best known as the lead singer and co-founder for the band Crooked Still and has released 3 critically-acclaimed solo albums, is the featured vocalist on The Goat Rodeo Sessions with Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile, and spent a decade contributing to the radio variety shows “Live From Here” and “A Prairie Home Companion”.
327 Fairgrounds Rd

Mother’s Day Tea: A Royal Tea

Saturday, May 7, 12-4pm
Come have a spot of tea and more at the Daly Mansion’s Annual Mother’s Day Tea! This year, guests will enjoy a traditional English Tea-style menu of tea sandwiches, scones, desserts, and hot tea in rooms on the 1st Floor of the Mansion. Wear your best dresses or gowns, hats or tiaras…all are encouraged! There will be 4 seating times with 50 seats available per seating time. Times are: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, or 2pm. After enjoying your tea, capture your memories at our photo area on the Front Porch and take a tour of Margaret’s Garden! $35 per seat or $20 for youth ages 13 and under. Call 406-363-6004, ext. 2# to make your reservations!
251 Eastside Hwy

Mark O'Conner Duo

Friday, May 20, 8pm
Hamilton High School Senior, Lauran Roberts, is presenting this concert in partnership with the Bitterroot Performing Arts Council. The proceeds from this event go to fighting human trafficking and MMIP (missing & murdered indigenous people) in the State of Montana. Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar criminal business that denies freedom from over 25 million people across the world. Traffickers are especially targeting Native women and children in Montana, and there is little to no knowledge about it. Last year alone there were 5,590 Native women that went missing. Montana has one of the lowest populations in the nation, yet it has the fifth highest missing cases for Native women. This state faces a rampant problem with violence against Native American women. Trafficking has increased in Montana by 871% since 2015.
327 Fairgrounds Rd

B.E.A.R. Ropes Course Community Day

Saturday, May 21, 12-4pm
Free event hosted by B.E.A.R. Stop by the use the low course. Rain date Saturday, June 18th. Check for updates and to register for the high course. Preregistration required to use the high course.
Hieronymus Park
196 Hieronymus Park Dr

Live Music in Hamilton

May 7 - Western Union - Rooted Music 4:30pm
May 12 - Blue Shadows - Bitter Root Brewing 6-8pm
May 13 - Aoife O’Donovan  - HHS BPAC 8:30pm
May 19 - Tom Catmull - Bitter Root Brewing 6-8pm
May 20 - Mark O'Connor Duo - HHS PAC 8pm
May 20 - Travis Yast & Tom Catmull - The Grange 6-9pm
May 26 - Sundog North - Bitter Root Brewing 6-8pm
May 28 - Northern Lights - Eagles Lodge 7-11pm

Bike Walk Bitterroot May 2022 Events

All May - Commuter Challenge
Weekly prizes for those who 1. log the most miles or 2. The most trips by walking or biking (or other non-motorized means).
May 4th - Walk and roll to School
Meet at St. Francis Church at 7:30 and go by group to Daly School (Star Wars attire highly encouraged).
May 20th - Commuter Breakfast
Walk and Rollers stop by the parklet for free coffee, treats, and good company. 7-9am.
May 22nd - Sunday Streets Event
Come celebrate streets as public spaces! 4th Street between Main and State. Live music, community potluck, kids bike repair classes, face painting, tricycle races, drinks.

Bitterroot Chamber Annual Awards Banquet

Saturday, May 21, 6-9pm
Vegas Theme. Dinner, awards, live & silent auction, raffles.
Bitterroot River Inn
139 Bitterroot Plaza Dr

Mother's Day

Friday, May 6, 3-5pm
Calling all AMAZING mothers, grandmothers, aunts, guardians! Pamper yourself with a variety of spa services for you and your little one to enjoy together at the Bitterroot Library. Make your own bath bombs, get a manicure, enjoy refreshments and more.
306 State St

Tales & Tails: Read to Shelter Animals

Monday, May 16, 11:30-12:30pm
The Tales & Tails Program will give your child the opportunity to build reading skills while providing companionship to shelter animals at the Bitter Root Human Association (BRHA). The ASPCA has observed that shy and fearful dogs and cats warm up to humans quicker when a kind human reads them a great book. Please register with the Bitterroot Library ahead of time.
Bitter Root Humane Association
262 Fairgrounds Road

Cinco De Mayo

Thursday, May 5, 5-8pm
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at Westslope Distillery with a custom crafted margarita menu. Food provided by Country Montana Kitchen.
172 S 2nd St

Circus Funtastic

Friday, May 6, 4:30-6:30pm
Come and experience a world of wonder at Circus Funtastic. Embark on a journey as you are amazed by our SUPERPOWER performances. Suspense will rise and jaws will drop as you watch our soaring acrobats and lighting fast jugglers, laugh along with our hilarious performing clowns, see the magic of our real-life transformer and much, MUCH more! $5-$15. Two showtimes: 4:30-6pm or 7:30-9pm.
Ravalli Fairgrounds
100 Old Corvallis Rd

Colors of Cancer Events

Paint & Sip - Thursday, May 12
Enjoy an art lesson taught by local artist Sean Bryers and sip on some lemonade! $40 fee includes all supplies, a boxed lunch, and lemonade bar. Location: Barrows Event Center on Skalkaho
Golf Tournament - Friday, May 13
Sign up to sponsor/play a four person team to compete in a Colors of Cancer Golf Scramble. Location: Hamilton Golf Course

Pharaohplex Movies

Saturday, May 6
Starting May 6th Pharaohplex will be showing Father Stu (R) inside and opening the Drive-In with Dr. Strange (PG 13). Pharaohplex popcorn, cotton candy, the soft serve ice cream machine all inside and inside bathrooms this year.
589 Old Corvallis Rd


Single-Day Events
May 1 - Deadline to order Soroptimists brunch from Spice of Life - partnered with Flower Happy.
May 1 - Succulents & Cocktails - Westslope Distillery $50
May 2 - Balloon Rocket Take Home Kit for Kids - Bitterroot Library
May 2 - Open Painter's Studio - Montana Bliss Artworks 12-3pm
May 3 - Mail Ballot Elections
May 3 - Painting with Underglazes Workshop - Montana Bliss Artworks 5-8pm
May 3 - Beginning Clay Series: Painting with Underglazes - Clayworks 5pm
May 4 - Walk and Roll to School meet at St. Francis at 7:30am and group to Daly School
May 4 - Full STEAM Ahead (ages 8 & up) - Bitterroot Library 4-5:30pm
May 4 - Indigenous Lit Book Club - Chapter One 6-7pm
May 5 - Cinco De Mayo - Westslope Distillery 5-8pm
May 6 - Pharaohplex Theatre Opens - indoor and Drive-in movies
May 6 - Electric Vehicle Adoption in Montana Webinar hosted by MSU Extension 9-11am
May 6 - Open House - Hamilton Players 1-5pm
May 6 - Mother's Day Spa-tacular - Bitterroot Library 3-5pm
May 6 - Circus Funtastic - Ravalli Fairgrounds 4:30pm or 7:30pm
May 7 - Free horse drawn carriage rides on Main Street 12:30-3:30pm
May 7 - Mother's Day Tea - Daly Mansion 11am, 12pm, 1pm, or 2pm
May 7 - Farmers Market opens for the season
May 7 - Free Children's Activity: Origami Frogs - Ravalli Museum 10am-12pm
May 7 - Cornhole Tournament - Eagle's Lodge 11am-5pm
May 7 - Bitterroot School of Music Annual Spring Fundraiser - Rooted Music 3-7pm
May 8 - 4th Annual Love Your Mother Pop-up - Great Bear Native Plants 11-3pm
May 9 - Mini piñata Take home Kit - Bitterroot Library
May 9 - Cigars on the Patio - Westslope Distillery 5-8pm
May 10 - Painting with Pastels Workshop - Montana Bliss Artworks 5-8pm
May 11 - Regeneration: Climate Action Book Club - Chapter One 7:30pm
May 12 - Day of Awesomeness - Daly School - FFE Volunteers
May 12 - Hamilton Downtown Association (HDA) Member meeting - City Hall 8:30am
May 12 - Colors of Cancer Paint & Sip - Barrows Event Barn 11am-1pm
May 12 - Art & History of Quilts Exhibit Opening - Ravalli Museum
May 12 - Bingo at the Eagle's Lodge (every 2nd Thursday) 6-9pm
May 12 - Live Music by Blue Shadows - Bitter Root Brewing 6-8pm
May 13 - Free Shred Day - Ravalli County FCU 9am-2pm
May 13 - Colors of Cancer Golf Tournament - Hamilton Golf Club 9:30am-3:30pm
May 13 - Chapter One Story Time: Sunshine! (ages 2-6)
May 13 - Free Family Roller Skating (bring your own skates, no bikes) Fairgrounds 6-8pm
May 13 - Aoife O’Donovan - Live Performance Presented by BPAC 8pm
May 14 - Funky Junk Indoor Garage Sale - Fairgrounds 10am-4pm
May 14 - Cardboard Recycling by S&D Trucking $10 per sq yard - Fairgrounds 10am-4pm
May 14 - Culture Crawl - Downtown Hamilton - Second Saturday 11-3pm
May 16 - Rainbow Windsock Take Home Kit for Kids - Bitterroot Library
May 16 - Tales & Tails: Read to Shelter Animals - Bitterroot Humane (pre-register) 11:30-12:30
May 17 - Montana Racial Equity Project Book Club - Chapter One Bookstore 6pm
May 18 - HHS Choir Pop Concert 7:30pm
May 19 - Trivia Night at Big Creek Coffee (every 3rd Thursday) 5:30pm
May 19 - Live Music by Tom Catmull - Bitter Root Brewing 6-8pm
May 20 - Bike to Work Day - Commuter Breakfast at the Parklet 7-9am
May 20 - Potlucks with Purpose - Music by Tom Catmull & Travis Yast - The Grange
May 20 - Mark O'Connor Duo benefit concert - HHS PAC 8pm
May 21 - 8th Annual Mule Deer Foundation Banquet & Dinner - Fairgrounds
May 21 - B.E.A.R. Ropes Course Community Day - Hieronymus Park 12-4pm
May 21 - Drawing Dynamic Superheroes Workshop - ARTSpace 9:30am
May 21 - Bitterroot Chamber Annual Awards Banquet - Bitterroot River Inn 6-9pm
May 22 - Sunday Streets Event - 4th St between Main and State
May 23 - Pizza Garden Take home Kit - Bitterroot Library
May 24 - HHS Band Pop Concert 7:30pm
May 25 - Zoom with the Author: Janet Skeslein Charles - Chapter One 6pm
May 25 - Quantum Discussion Group - Bitterroot Library 6:30pm
May 26 - Bitterroot Library Bookclub: The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles 12-1pm
May 26 - Live Music by Sundog North - Bitter Root Brewing 6-8pm
May 27 - Chapter One Story Time (ages 2-6) Onesie Party: What Will You Wear? 4pm
May 28 - My Kids Closet Spring Sale - Fairgrounds 9am-6pm
May 28 - Live Music by Northern Lights - Eagle's Lodge 7-11pm
May 29 - Graduation - Hamilton High School
May 30 - Heroes and Hot Rods Car Show Fundraiser - Veterans Memorial (behind DQ)

Multi-Day Events
May 2 & 16 - Canasta at the Golden Age Club (1st and 3rd Mondays) 12:30pm
May 3, 17, 31- Socrates Café - Bitterroot Library (every other Tuesday) 7-9pm
May 3, 17, 31 - Hamilton City Council Meeting - City Hall 7pm
May 5-6 - Bitterroot Gives - a 26 hour online day of giving
May 9 & 23 - Cribbage at the Golden Age Club (2nd and 4th Mondays) 12:30pm
May 12 & 26 - Little Explorers - Sensory Play (ages 18mo-Pre K) - Library 10-11am
May 14 & 15 - Free Mayday Gardens - Cultivating Connections
May 20-22 - Learn Eat Connect - O'Hara Commons

Weekly Events
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays - Golden Age Club serves lunch 11:45-12:30. $4.
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays - Haven House open 10am-2pm
Mondays - Open Painters Studio - Montana Bliss Artworks 12-3pm
Tuesdays - Coloring Club for Adults - Bitterroot Library 10am
Tuesdays - ¡Juntos! (¡Together!) Spanglish story time (ages 2-5) - Library 9:30-10:30
Tuesdays - Tuesday Evening Knitting with Jessica - Yarn Center 5-7pm
Tuesdays - Paint Night (paint & take art classes) at Corwin Galleries 6-8pm
Wednesdays - Baby and Toddler Storytime - Bitterroot Library 10:30-11am
Wednesdays - Wine Night at Blodgett Canyon Cellars - 50% off every glass 4-9pm
Thursdays - Open Knitting Thursdays at the Yarn Center 11am-3pm
Thursdays - Artful Thinking - Bitterroot Library 4pm-5pm
Fridays - Preschool Storytime - Bitterroot Library (3-5yr olds) 10:30-11:15am
Fridays - Pinochle at the Golden Age Club 1-2pm
Fridays - Open Knitting Fridays at the Yarn Center 2-4pm
Saturdays - Farmers Market - Bedford, 2nd and 3rd Street 9am-12:30pm

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This list is a courtesy compiled by the Hamilton Downtown Association. Events are subject to change or cancellation. For more information about the event, contact the event-host or the venue. For links to the original listing, view our online calendar at


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We love this virtual visit to Skalkaho Bend Park with Bitter Root Land Trust about native shrub plantings. @BitterRootLandTrust

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