This summer, there's no better place to be than in the Bitterroot Valley. There's hiking in the Bitterroot and Sapphire mountains, floating and fishing on the Bitterroot River, and many other activities. Summer calendars can fill up fast. Make sure you bookmark these  five fun events this summer.


  • 1

    Spokes & Suds Brewery Bike Tour

    Spokes and Suds is a June 22 bike ride and brewery tour to benefit the Bitterroot CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). Bitterroot CASA is a non-profit that provides well-trained individuals to care for children in Ravalli County who are under state supervision because of abuse or neglect. Have a great time for a great cause.

  • 2

    Daly Days in Hamilton

    Daly Days in Hamilton is a celebration of Hamilton's founder Marcus Daly. There is something for everyone with vendors, music, a street dance and games. Bring the kids along for a pony ride. The event is July 26-27.

  • 3

    Stevensville Creamery Picnic

    We all scream for ice cream! The 101st Annual Creamery Picnic in Stevensville is August 2-3. Live entertainment during the picnic will be provided. The festivities include the Montana State Barbecue Championship and Microbrew Festival.

  • 4

    Ravalli County Fair in Hamilton

    The Ravalli County Fair celebrates rural life August 28-31 in Hamilton. The fair will include a rodeo, food, rides, exhibits and vendors.

  • 5

    Elite Bull Connection in Darby

    The Elite Bull Connection goes from July 12-13. The event in Darby will have a shoot-out, bull riding and music. The Elite Professional Bull Riders face off against bucking bulls from Priest Creek/Hofer/Hale Bucking Bulls. Last year's bulls included PBR heavyweights Solja Boy and Brass Knuckles.