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Monthly Newsletter Presented by the HDA in Hamilton, Montana

Hamilton Downtown Association presents the annual Daly Days street festival this July 29th and 30th! Enjoy all of the favorite traditional activities like street vendors, Bitterroot Bouncers, the Friday Night Street Dance, Weiner Dog Races, and the Bitterodders Car Show.

New this year is gellyball range, sidewalk chalk contest, all day EMCEE and entertainment, community karaoke contest, and kid activities with Dahlia’s Darlings. Purchase your Firehall Fundraiser commemorative Brewfest glass.

Friday, July 29th

  • All day - Emcee by DJ Bea live from downtown with your favorite local celebs!
  • 7am - Vendors Setup on Main Street (register).
  • 9am-5pm - Games, fun, vendors, line dancing, sidewalk chalk art contest (register), rock climbing wall, Celtic demonstrations, bounce houses, and a gellyball range.
  • 10am-5pm - Christmas in July at Mikesell's - 30% off store-wide and $10 Grab Bags (values up to $125)
  • 5pm - 8pm Community Karaoke Contest (register)
  • 8pm-11pm - Street Dance featuring Josh Farmer Band - with food vendors.
Saturday, July 30th
  • 7am-11am - Kiwanis pancake breakfast at Bell McCall.
  • 9am-11am - Tadasana Yoga and Tea at the Daly Mansion.
  • 9am-12:30pm - Farmer's Market at Bedford & 3rd Street.
  • 9am-2pm Bitterrodders Car Show, Zumba with Groovz Dance Studio, Musical Chairs, Weiner Dog Race Downtown on Main Street.
  • 9am-2pm - "2nd Time Around" Jewelry Sale at City Hall/Bedford Building.
  • 10am-12pm - Make Your Own Ice Cream at the Ravalli Museum.
  • 10am-4pm - Christmas in July at Mikesell's - 30% off store-wide and $10 Grab Bags (values up to $125)
  • 1-5pm - Activities at the Daly Mansion include reenactors, living history presentations, Daly Mansion volunteer old-fashioned bake sale, and horse-drawn carriage rides.
  • 1pm-9pm - Catch the Shuttle to the 27th Annual Brewfest.
  • 2pm-8pm - Bitterroot Brewfest (Chamber of Commerce's annual fundraiser) at the Daly Mansion.
More Information
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First Friday Downtown

Friday, Ju1 1, 5-7pm
First Friday is back through the summer! Downtown businesses stay open late until 7pm along with non-profits with sidewalk displays. Participating shops will offer something festive to the shopping experience, such as: wine, snacks, art, music, a new product or collaboration. Come down and enjoy your downtown and do some local shopping in a festive atmosphere during the evening hours.

Shakespeare in the Parks

July 26 & 27, 6pm
"Twelfth Night" and "King Lear" are the two presentations this year. The stage will be set up on the Large Lawn at the Sapphire Lutheran Homes on North 10th Street in Hamilton. Twelfth Night, will be July 26th and King Lear will be July 27th. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for your seating comfort.
501 N 10th St

Member Meeting

Thursday, Jul 7, 8:30am
This month's HDA Membership meeting will be on the 1st Thursday of July. Hamilton businesses, non-profit organizations, public service/clubs, and individuals who have an interest in our downtown are welcome to attend. The monthly meetings are normally the the second Thursday of each month and will go back to that in August.
City Hall (Bedford Building)
223 S 2nd St

Live Music in July

Jul 1 - Billy and Elton - Sapphire Homes 7pm
Jul 3 - Hucklebilly - Westslope Distillery 2-5pm
Jul 5 - Bing Crosberry - Tuesday at Twelve - Museum 12pm
Jul 7 - Bitterroot Community Band - Bandshell at Claudia Driscoll Park 7:30pm
Jul 7 - Hardwood Heart - BR Brewing 6pm
Jul 8 - British Export - Sapphire Homes 7pm
Jul 14 - Champagne Sunday - BR Brewing 6pm
Jul 15 - Honky Tonk Angels Encore - Daly Mansion 6:30pm
Jul 16 - Dog Days of Summer - Angler's Roost (for BR Humane) 12pm
Jul 16 - Honky Tonk Angels Encore - Daly Mansion 6:30pm
Jul 12 - Big Sky Mudflaps - Tuesday at Twelve - Museum 12pm
Jul 19 - Basses Covered - Tuesday at Twelve - Museum 12pm
Jul 21 - Bitterroot Community Band - Bandshell at Claudia Driscoll Park 7:30pm
Jul 23 - BRLT Barn Dance
Jul 26 - Night Blooming Jasmine - Tuesday at Twelve - Museum 12pm
Jul 26 - Kimberly Dunn - Marley's Bar 8pm
Jul 22-24 - Hardtimes Bluegrass Festival
Jul 28 - Tom Catmull - BR Brewing 6pm
Jul 29 - Street Dance - Downtown Main Street
Jul 30 - Brewfest - Daly Mansion

Bitterroot Brewfest

Saturday, Jul 30, 1-8pm
Enjoy craft beer, food, and live music on the beautiful Daly Mansion grounds for the Chamber of Commerce's 27th Annual Brewfest. A FREE shuttle service will be provided.
Daly Mansion
251 Eastside Hwy

4th of July Pop-Up on July 3rd

Sunday, Jul 3, 2-5pm
Westslope Distillery will be open on Sunday July 3rd! Join us and Two Poppies Apothecary, Juniper Juicing, Mimi's Portico Pizza, and Ollie & Em Jewelers from 2-5 for a Sunday patio pop up. Live Music by Hucklebilly.
172 S 2nd St

2nd Time Around Jewelry Sale

Saturday, Jul 30, 9am-2pm
A one-of-a-kind, secondhand jewelry sale featuring all styles and types of jewelry including vintage delights, precious and semi-precious gems, beautiful costume bling, all at discount prices!
Bedford Building (City Hall)
223 S 2nd St

Fireworks Display

Monday, Jul 4, 10:30pm
Gates at the fairgrounds will be open all day and there is parking in the event center parking lot, the ball field and the north parking lot. Fireworks start at dark around 10:20pm and the show should last about a half-hour. You can also catch a view of the show on the rooftop at Blodgett Canyon Cellars at 111 Main Street.
Bitterroot Star Article
Ravalli Republic Article
City of Hamilton Post
100 Old Corvallis Rd

Fireworks Restriction

Monday, Jul 4, 10am-1am
Discharging fireworks is restricted in the Hamilton City Limits to just 10am July 4th through 1am July 5th. Remember fireworks are always illegal on public lands, every forest, every park, every campsite, every school, every day.
City of Hamilton News Release
Ravalli Republic Article
KYSS Radio with Chief Snavely

Dog Days of Summer Anniversary Party

Saturday, Jul 16, 12-4pm
Everything Pet Party: booths of local business relating to pets, adoptable pets, raffle pet related baskets, volunteer sign up, donations drop, donut food truck, live music and outdoor games!
Angler's Roost
815 Hwy 93

Big Creek Coffee's 10th Anniversary Party

Saturday, Jul 2, 7-4pm
Come celebrate Big Creek's 10th anniversary with an all day block party!
‣ 7am - Streetside Yoga with Gaby.
‣ 8am - Doors open. SWAG bags for the first 100 customers.
‣ 9am - Coffee Tasting with Randy and Elijah.
‣ 10am - Breakfast served streetside: homemade biscuits & gravy, fresh fruit salad for sale. Proceeds donated to local nonprofits.
‣ 12-4pm - Local Brewery Beer, Mimi's Portico Pizza, ice cream, party games, music, raffle, and prizes.
301 W Main St

Culture Crawl

Saturday, Jul 9, 11-3pm
Art, Music, Poetry Readings, Author signings, and special events at Downtown venues every second Saturday.

Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series

Jul 1 & 8, 7pm
Sapphire Lutheran Homes is bringing in four tribute bands this summer. The Friday concerts are free and start at 7pm on the lawn. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.
‣ Jul 1 - Elton vs Billy sing the songs of Billy Joel and Sir Elton John.
‣ Jul 8 - British Export recreates the sounds of The Beatles live in concert.
501 N 10th St

Honky Tonk Angels Encore!

Jul 15 & 16, 6:30pm
Join Hamilton Players for an outdoor performance at the Daly Mansion gazebo! With both table and blanket seating available, this small-cast fundraiser performance is a delightful summer event. So bring your charcuterie and snackable delicacies, get a glass of wine or a beer at the cash bar, and enjoy a wonderful Bitterroot summer evening at the Mansion!
Daly Mansion
251 Eastside Hwy

The LEGO® Guy

Wednesday, Jul 27
Join Curtis Mork, The Lego Guy, for a session of education, entertainment, and imagination! Presentations at:
 ‣ 10-11am
 ‣ 12-1pm
 ‣ 2-3pm
 ‣ 4-5pm
306 State St

Looking for more?
Many more Hamilton events on our Calendar at


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 the bitterroot flower posted by @travelersreststateparkmt. The Salish, the original residents of the Bitterroot Valley who currently reside on the Flathead Reservation, celebrate the bitterroot flower.

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