DEER LODGE — The 30th annual Territorial Days celebration in Deer Lodge is Friday-Saturday, June 14-15, with activities for the entire family.
Classic cars, 5k/10k races, model airplane demonstrations, parade, advanced laser tag, pie-eating contest, street dance and more are slated.
Early registration of classic cars for Saturday’s Show N Shine will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Old Montana Prison parking lot; registration on Saturday is from 7:30 to 11 a.m. inside the Old Prison yard.
On Saturday, the Prison Break Run (5k/10k fun run/walk) is at 8 a.m. Registration starts at 7 a.m., inside the Old Prison Museum.
The Butte Plane Nutz flight demonstrations of radio controlled model aircraft will be at the airport from 9 to 10:30 a.m., weather permitting.
Parade entries are to assemble at the corner of Pennsylvania and Main at 11 a.m. with the parade starting at 11:30 a.m.
Parade grand marshal Kenneth Fleming is a lifelong resident who has dedicated many years of service to the Deer Lodge community and Powell County. A Korean War veteran and longtime rancher, he is a member of VFW Post 689. Elected county commissioner in 1986, he served for 10 years. He helped with the creation of Arrowstone Park, is a past board member of the Powell County Hospital, Southwest Montana Drug Task Force, Montana Hospital Foundation, and Montana Council on Aging, and Deer Park Golf Course.
The Classic Car Show N Shine and Jaywalkers Jamboree with a food court, vendors offering arts and crafts, sidewalk sales, a bounce house and more will begin immediately after the parade.
Throughout the afternoon Montana Advanced Laser Tag has activities for teens and adults that they describe as unlike laser tag of the past. A pie-eating contest will start at 4 p.m., and prizes will be awarded winners of the Show N Shine.
A Poker Run will be held if 10 or more Show N Shine drivers register. They will leave after the awards ceremony and travel the Pintler Scenic Route through Anaconda, Philipsburg, Drummond and back to Deer Lodge.
The evening concludes with a free street dance featuring the music of “Close to Toast” from 7 to 11 p.m. The band performs reggae, country, soul and rock,
In addition, the annual Father’s Day golf tournament will be held Sunday, June 15, at the Deer Park Golf Course. No tee time is required. Details: 406-846-1625.