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Monthly Newsletter Presented by the HDA in Hamilton, Montana


Flooring & Window Covering

Carpet, hardwood, ceramic and stone tile, vinly flooring, laminate flooring and window coverings for residential & commercial.
Neff's Flooring - 201 S 2nd St

$5 Sushi Tuesdays

Nothing says Spring like a fresh sushi roll. Take advantage of the special sushi sale day!
Hamilton's Marketplace - 600 S 1st St

Car Coasters

Lots of new Car Coasters coming into Stone Cottage. If you have never been into this cute little store you should definitely check it out!
Stone Cottage - 219 W Main St


Treasured Landscapes

The Bitterroot Water Forum invites you to submit your photos that capture the valley's treasured landscapes and activities (e.g. river/stream views,  agricultural operations, outdoor recreation, rangelands, wetlands). 
Water Forum - 178 S 2nd St

Vendors for Bitterroot Day

Are you a vendor looking to sell your wares at Bitterroot Day on June 12th? Register online  and become part of a festival that celebrates the Salish tribe and our state flower.
Ravalli Museum - 205 Bedford St

Fireworks Survey

The Hamilton City Council has been reviewing the city's municipal code regarding the personal use of fireworks in the city. Give feedback by taking the survey.


Culture Crawl (Art Walk)

Saturday, May 8, 11-3pm
Join us on the second Saturday of every month for the Culture Crawl, a walking art tour featuring artists at Hamilton studios.

Vegas Comedy

Friday, May 21, 6pm & 9pm

Las Vegas Comedy on a Montana stage in Hamilton. Two shows 6pm and 9pm. Featuring Kabir, Alex Just Alex, and more.
Ravalli Fun Center - 300 Skeels Ave

Gem and Mineral Show

May 15-16
The Bitterroot Gem and Mineral Society presents "Treasures of the Universe". Silent auction, vendors, display cases, kids activities, geode cutting, fossils, and demonstrations like flint-knapping, gold panning, and wire wrapping jewelry. Admission $2, kids under 12 free. Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5.
Fairgrounds - 100 Old Corvallis Rd

May Day Market

Saturday, May 1, 12-4pm
Join us on our acre lawn for an afternoon filled with local artisans and makers, tasty snacks and beverages, and of course all of our blossoming trees. Did we mention it’s a great time to take care of your Mother’s Day gifts? We hope you will join us for an afternoon filled with fantastic artisans, food, beer, laughter, and community.
Open Ended - 201 Daly Ave

Live Music Fundraiser

Saturday, May 15, 3-7pm
An afternoon, outdoor Spring fundraiser. Student Recital at 3:00pm. Joan Zen, Cove Jasmin and the Shaky Trio, Jenn Adams at 4:30pm. Silent auction, guitar raffle, taco bar and Bitter Root Brewery beer! All proceeds go to the Bitterroot School of Music where music is for Everyone!
Rooted Music - 100 Skeels Ave

Memorial Day White Cross Placement

Saturday, May 29, 9am
The American Legion Post 47 will place white crosses on Veteran graves on at Riverview Cemetery. We will pick up the crosses on Saturday, June 5th at 8am. We hope you can join us in honoring our Veterans on one or both days. Contact Post Chaplain Nancy Dezell to volunteer at 703-786-5990 or

Bon Jovi

Saturday, May 22, 10pm
Encore Drive-In Nights featuring Bon Jovi will air outdoor at the Pharaohplex. The never-before-seen show was recorded live, exclusively for this one-night only event. One ticket per car, up to six people ($89). Bring a battery powered radio since sound will be broadcast through FM radio.
Pharaohplex - 582 Old Corvallis Rd

Mother's Day Events

* May 3-8 - Storewide sale at Mikesell's Fine Jewelry.
* May 8 - Craft & Vendor Market at the Fairgrounds 10-4
* May 8 - Tissue Craft Flowers at Ravalli Museum (free) 10-12
* May 8 - Culture Crawl 11-3
* May 8 - Mother's Day Tea at Daly Mansion 12-3
* May 9 - Love Your Mother Popup at Great Bear Native Plants 11-3
* May 9 - Bloody Mary Bar at Westslope Distillery 12-3

Distillery Events

Events in May at Westslope Distillery. - 172 S 2nd St

Taste of Western Montana

Saturday, May 29, 12-5pm
This is an open event to all restaurants & food trucks in Western Montana. Hosted by Treasure Chest Events.
Fairgrounds - 100 Old Corvallis Rd

Love Your Mother Pop-Up

Saturday, May 9, 11-3pm
Open air market and plant sale on the lawn at Great Bear Native Plants. Plenty of room for social distancing for a fund day for moms and friends alike. Free admission. Montana artists, makers, plants, local coffee, food truck brunch, cocktails, chair massage, music. - 165A Blue Heron Dr

Chamber Banquet

Saturday, May 22, 6-9pm
Annual banquet held at the Bitterroot River Inn. Tickets must be purchased by May 12th. Also, check out the Chamber's just-published 2021 Tourism Guide!
Bitterroot River Inn - 
39 Bitterroot Plaza Dr

May Day 2021

Saturday, May 1, 9am-12:30pm
The traditional Maypole event will be happening on May 1st! Everyone from the community is invited to participate. Bring noise makers (rattles, drums, any other items like that). Meet Dulcie in legion park at 11:15am, and be ready to parade down Bedford. If you have any questions call Dulcie 406-381-4029.
Ravalli Museum - 205 Bedford St


Single-Day Events
May 1 - 4-H Silent Auction Fundraiser
May 1 - Hamilton Farmers Market starts 9:30am-12:30pm
May 1 - May Day Parade (meet at Legion Park 11:15) 11:30am
May 1 - Decorate Maypole - Ravalli Museum 11:45am
May 1 - Mad Hatter's Garden Party - Stone Cottage 10am
May 1 - Egg Carton Planters at Ravalli County Museum (Free!) 10am-12pm
May 1 - May Day Market at Open Ended 12-4pm
May 1 - Derby Party Fundraiser - Westslope Distillery 6-8pm
May 5 - Montana SHRM State Virtual Conference 1-3pm
May 5 - Cinco de Mayo at Westslope Distillery 5-8pm
May 7 - 4th Grade Farm Fair - Fairgrounds 8-6pm
May 7 - Family Roller Skating Night - Fairgrounds (bring your own skates) - 6:30-8pm
May 8 - Mother's Day Flowers at Ravalli County Museum (Free!) 10am-12pm
May 8 - Culture Crawl - Downtown Hamilton's Art Walk - Second Saturday 11-3pm
May 8 - Mother's Day Craft & Vendor Market - Fairgrounds 10am-4pm
May 8 - "Run for the Roses" Mother's Day Tea - Daly Mansion
May 9 - Love Your Mother Popup - Great Bear Native Plants
May 9 - Mother's Day Bloody Mary Bar - Westslope Distillery 12-3pm
May 11 - Hamilton City Council Meeting - Zoom 7pm
May 13 - Hamilton Downtown Association (HDA) Member meeting via Zoom 8:30am
May 13 - Bingo at the Eagle's Lodge (every 2nd Thursday) 
May 15 - Rubbing Plate Designs at Ravalli County Museum (Free!) 10am-12pm
May 15 - High School Senior Project “Spring Book Giveaway" - Bitterroot Library 10:30am-12pm
May 15 - Bitterroot School of Music Spring Fundraiser - Joan Zen, Cove Jasmin, Jenn Adams
May 17 - Plan to Can Food Preservation Class - Bedford Building 12-1pm
May 18 - Food Safety Class by Ravalli County Environmental Health - Fairgrounds 9am-1pm
May 19 - Fly Tying Learning Class - Bitterroot Library west lawn 5:45-7pm
May 21 - ATR's 6th Annual Art Contest - Virtual Awards
May 21 - Vegas Comedy Night - Ravalli Fun Center - Two shows: 6pm or 9pm
May 22 - Glitter Collage at Ravalli County Museum (Free!) 10am-12pm
May 22 - Chamber Banquet - Bitterroot River Inn 6-9pm (register by May 12th)
May 22 - Mule Deer Foundation Banquet - Fairgrounds
May 22 - Bon Jovi - Drive-In Live Performance - Pharaohplex Theatre
May 25 - Hamilton City Council Meeting - Zoom 7pm
May 27 - Bitterroot Book Club - Zoom hosted by Bitterroot Library 12-1pm
May 27 - DIY Hypertufa Planters Make and Take Class - Bitterroot Library 5:45pm
May 29 - Pet Rocks at Ravalli County Museum (Free!) 10am-12pm
May 29 - Memorial Day white cross placement - Riverview Cemetery 9am
May 29 - Taste of Western Montana (food trucks & restaurants) - Fairgrounds 12-5pm

Multi-Day Events
May 1-31 - 3rd Annual Art in Bloom - Art Focus
May 3-8 - Mikesell's Fine Jewelry 38th Anniversary Sale 30% off storewide
May 6-7 - Bitterroot Gives - 26-hour online celebration of Ravalli communities
May 10-21 - Make Art: Kadinsky’s Circles Take Home Kit for little Kids GRAB BAG - Bitterroot Library
May 14-21 - Pizza Box Solar Oven Take Home Kit for Kids GRAB BAG - Bitterroot Library
May 15-16 - Free 2021 Spring Mayday Garden starter plants (pre-registration required)
May 15-16 - Bitterroot Gem and Mineral Show - Fairgrounds 
May 22-23 - Bitterroot Valley High School/Junior High Rodeo - Fairgrounds
May 22-23 - Moto Roundup - Fairgrounds
May 24-29 - DIY Bath Bomb Take-Home Kit GRAB BAG - Bitterroot Library
Tuesdays - Taco Tuesdays - Food Truck & Margarita Specials - Westslope Distillery 5-8pm
Fridays - Story Time on the lawn - Bitterroot Library (3-5yr olds) 10:30-11:15am
Join the Hamilton Downtown Association to feature your event in this newsletter and on our calendar.

Member Shout Out

  • Flower Happy Floral - A real local florist in Hamilton that offers same-day delivery!
  • First Montana Title - Established nearly a century ago, continues today as Western Montana’s most trusted real estate settlement and title insurance agency.
  • Art City - An artist run gallery featuring local art and craftwork including one-of-a-kind gifts handmade in the Bitterroot Valley.


Each month, we feature our favorite Downtown Hamilton photos shared on Instagram and Twitter. Post your pictures and tag #HamiltonMontana or #HamiltonMT to be featured!

We love this photo of this little boxer puppy who frequents Main Street and Kiwanis Park in Hamilton, Montana by @citygirlinafifthwheel

Hamilton Downtown Association
PO Box 424, Hamilton Montana 59840

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