Southwest Montana events

May 15, 2017 GMT

? Territorial Days in Deer Lodge, Saturday-Sunday, June 16-17: Show ‘n’ Shine, parade, poker run, brewfest and Jaywalkers Jamboree. Details: 406-846-2094

-- Big Sky Draft Horse Expo, June 30-July 2, Powell County Fairgrounds, Deer Lodge; 406-846-2094; http//drafthorseexpo.com and Facebook

? Montana Folk Festival, Friday-Sunday, July 7-9, Uptown Butte; montanafolkfestival.com; geverett@montana.com. Music from around the world. Free.

? Art in the Park, Friday-Sunday, July 14-16, 2017. Annual arts festival in Anaconda’s spectacular Washoe Park.

-- Cookin’ on the Clark Fork BBQ Cook-off and Festival, Saturday, July 19, Main Street in Deer Lodge; 406-560-5006; www.clarkforkbbq; Facebook

? Evel Knievel Days, July 27-29, 2017, Uptown Butte. A weekend of motorcycle stunts and related mayhem. Free.

? Butte 100 Mountain Bike Race, July 29, 2017: The nationally recognized Butte 100 mountain bike race includes a 25-, 50- and 100-mile all off-road race that draws professionals and amateurs alike - it is described as ‘the most difficult mountain bike race in the country’. Details: www.butte100.com.

? Frontier Days, Whitehall, July 28-29. Details: 406-287-2260. whitehallmtchamber@gmail.com

? An Ri Ra Montana Irish Festival, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 11-13, at the Original Mine Headframe venue in Uptown Butte. http://www.mtgaelic.org. Free.

? Covellite International Film Festival, Butte, Sept. 14-17. After a successful inaugural festival in 2016, the festival will be back in Uptown. covellitefilmfest.org


-- Silver Bow County Fair, Butte Civic Center, August 2-5, 2017; buttesilverbowfair.com..

-- Madison County Fair in Twin Bridges, Aug. 9-13. Includes rodeo. Details: Dana Escott, 406-684-5824.

-- Tri-County Fair in Deer Lodge, August 16-20, 2017. Details: Danielle Stevenson, 406-691-0582.

-- Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo, Boulder, Aug. 24-27. Details: http://www.jeffersoncounty-mt.gov/fair.html

? Montana’s Biggest Weekend, Sept. 2-4, Dillon, featuring rodeo, county fair, concert, food. http://www.dillonjaycees.com