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JUNE

8 — The first annual Summer Sosten Fest and Great Pasty Throwdown is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at NCAT. The festival includes a pasty contest, beer and spirits, food trucks, live music and more. The event will also feature the Butte Bloom Plant & Seeds Sale with locally grown plant starts and seeds, as well as tours and demonstrations on NCAT’s SIFT Farm. There will be plenty for the kids to do in the children’s area with a petting zoo, solar car races, bounce house, pet adoption, jewelry making, and more. Details: Heather Lingle at 406-494-4572.

15-16 — Butte Mineral and Gem Show is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Butte Civic Center Annex, 1340 Harrison Ave. Admission is $3, children under 12 free. There will be 15 dealers in fossils, minerals, gems, jewelry and other unusual items; 20 exhibits; and a silent auction. Details: Pete Knudsen, 406-496-4395.

15 — Celebrate Miners Union Day at the World Museum of Mining. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Children’s activities. Call 406-723-7211 or visit www.miningmuseum.org.

19-23 — The Covellite International Film Festival will be held in Uptown Butte. See schedule of this year’s films at covellitefilmfest.org.

27-28 — The Colt Anderson Dream Big Foundation will hold its "Dream Big Montana Experience" in Butte. Details: dreambigmontana.com.

JULY

3 — Big Bang Freedom Fest will be at Chester Steele Park. The event leads up to the fireworks display at dusk and includes live music and food vendors.

3 — Fireworks on the Big M at dusk sponsored by the Kenneally family and Town Pump Foundation.

— Craig Morgan and Tim Montana concert at the Original Mine.

4 — Fourth of July Parade begins at 10 a.m. at the Butte Civic Center and proceeds south on Harrison Avenue.

12-14 — Montana Folk Festival is a free three-day event featuring hundreds of musicians, dancers and performers on multiple stages with continuous live performances by some of the best traditional performers in the nation, as well as some of the region's best traditional artists, ethnic and festival foods, a family area, and folklife demonstrations. Details: www.montanafolkfestival.com or www.facebook.com/mtfolkfest.

20 — East-West Shrine parade and football game (at Naranche Stadium). Details: montanaeastwestshrinegame.org

20 — Montana Lineman’s Rodeo starts at 8 a.m. at the Butte Vigilante Rodeo Grounds, 6354 Albany Ave. A competition for linemen, equipment operators, and tree trimmers. Fun for all ages. Bucket truck rides, bounce house, ladies pole climb, electric safety demonstrations and more.

27 — Butte 100 Mountain Bike race consists of three individual races, a 25, 50, and 100-mile ride, atop the Continental Divide just outside of Butte. The race has grown from a small group of dedicated locals on a gravel road, to world-class athletes competing on world-class trails. Details: www.butte100.com.

AUGUST

3 — Serbian Festival, details holytrinitybutte.org.

1-3 — Butte-Silver Bow County Fair at Butte Vigilante Saddle Club. The fair features arts, crafts, stock shows, entertainment, concessions, open class judging, 4H livestock and other projects. Details: www.buttesilverbowfair.com.

2-4 — The annual Coca-Cola Classic golf tournament is at the Butte Country Club.

8-11 — An Rí Rá Montana Irish Festival celebrates Irish culture and heritage and music in the Original Mine on Main Street. Schedule: 2 to 11 p.m. Friday; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday. Admission to the family-oriented event is free. One-mile fun run-walk, 5k and 10k runs on Saturday. Outdoor Irish Mass on Sunday. For details or to register for walk/race visit www.mtgaelic.org.

10-14 — Good Sam Club, Montana State Samboree. RVs will encamp at Butte Civic Center. Details: www.goodsamclub.com/samborees, or call 406-868-2885.

31 — Labor Day Classic golf tournament at the Butte Country Club, 3400 Elizabeth Warren Ave. Call 406494-2394 for details.

SEPTEMBER

1 — Labor Day Classic golf tournament at the Butte Country Club, 3400 Elizabeth Warren Ave. Call 494-2394 for details.

6-7 — The annual North American Indian Alliance Powwow, Butte Civic Center, dancing, food and music, vendors with bead work and traditional items. Details: naia-butte.org or call 406-782-0461.

14 — The annual Butte-toberfest at the Original Mine.

19 — The Butte Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet will take place at the Butte Civic. More details will be released at a later date.

29 — The annual Relay for Life noon to midnight at the Butte Plaza Mall.

 

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