On the First Friday of every month we have the First Friday Event with all stores staying open late, featuring special guests and bargains galore! Art is a part of the First Friday event. Often businesses will host an artist; the artist displays their work which is available for purchase. There is lots of music, food, and fun at this family friendly event. Stores and restaurants are open late and ready to welcome First Friday visitors. First Fridays are held every month except January. For more information call SMSA @ 777-3773 www.mainstreetstevensville.com.

Bitterroot Valley Highland Games – March 25th

Join us for a FREE family event at the Lewis & Clark Park in Stevensville. There will be food and drink vendors on site.  Bring your kids to play on the new Bear Mountain Playground while watching kilted athletes throw stones and cabers.  For more information contact Garrett Middleton 381-0370 

Montana Rockies Bluegrass Association Festival – Saturday, April 22nd

Lone Rock School, 1112 Three Mile Creek Road.  Starts at noon and goes until 10 p.m.  A wonderful presentation of toe tappin’, hand clappin’ music with 15 different bands playing, Food and cd’s available for purchase.  For more information visit      www.mtbluegrass.com or call 821-3777

Historic St. Mary’s Mission Opens – April 18th

Founded in 1841, Montana’s first pioneer settlement.   Guided tours available, closed Sunday and Monday. Contact: Colleen Meyer, Executive Director at 777-5734, stmary@cybernet1.com or www.saintmarysmission.org, PO Box 211, Stevensville, MT 59870 

National Day of Prayer – May 4th

Annual event on First Thursday in May. From 12pm to 1:00pm the historic St. Mary’s Chapel. The chapel will be open for private prayer from 12pm to 1:00pm. At 12 Noon at St. Mary’s Chapel at the flag pole there will be prayer emphasis on city, state and federal – sponsored by the American Legion and Masonic Lodge of Stevensville. Contacts: Joel Foster, Masonic Lodge Chairman 273-0066 or Ed Sperry, American Legion Chairman 239-0628

Pie in the Big Sky – Pie Auction – Friday, May 5th

There are pies of every description!  A live auction held on First Friday in May at the Rocky Mountain Bank @ 6:30pm until all the pies are gone!  Plan to attend this incredibly entertaining and fun event and take home a delicious pie or one filled with great surprises!  For more information call SMSA 777-3773 

Western Heritage Days – The Ned Larson Memorial Chuck Wagon Cook-Off – Friday, June 16th & Saturday, June 17th

Friday, June 16th. Lots of activities and fun events! Chuck Wagons for the Cook-Off arrive and are set up by 4pm for judging. Later in the evening they will host a reception for all wagon sponsors with pickin’ and grinnin’ and lots of story tellin’ around the campfire. This takes place on Main and 5th Street. Beer Garden and live music/street dance.

Saturday, June 17th. The parade starts at 11am with cowboys and cowgirls, Native American representation, floats honoring our heritage such as St. Mary’s Mission. Salish drumming, singing, dancing presentations throughout the day at Historic St Mary’s Mission. There are Arts and Crafts and vendors on 3rd street, side walk sales, and open houses throughout the downtown, tours at Historic St. Mary’s Mission. The Chuck Wagons will be ready to serve up the grub at about 12:30 pm. You can catch the historic trolley wagon pulled by beautiful draft horses, learning the history of Stevensville and “Where Montana Began”. There will be a beer garden, food court during the afternoon and evening. The Downtown Saturday night will host the best in country and a fun street dance. For more information call SMSA 777-3773 or www.mainstreetstevensville.com

NAPA Auto Show – “Stars, Guitars and Cars” – Sunday, July 9th 11am to 3pm

Join us for a great car show with awards, music, food and fun!   For more information call Stevensville NAPA 777-5791 

Montana Bicycle Celebration– Stevensville Bike and Brew – July 15th

Stevensville is the host community for the Montana Bicycle Celebration, there will be activities throughout the day including the Stevensville Bike and Brew with vendors, Farmers Market, food, kid’s activities, music and brews.  A fun day for all!  For more information contact SMSA 777-3773 

Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge

For more great activities visit the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge.   For information visit www.fws.gov/refuge/lee_metcalf or call 777-5552 

105th Creamery Picnic – Friday, August 4th and Saturday, August 5th

This is a traditional celebration for Stevensville with a historic background.    There is a parade, a Montana State Bar-B-Q contest, food vendors, crafters and booths; and incredible ice cream.  Music, beer, great food, and fun!  This is a family oriented event and takes place in the Lewis and Clark Park and Downtown Stevensville.    For more information Go to www.creamerypicnic.com for details or call SMSA 777-3773 

9/11 Memorial – Monday, September 11th, 11 AM – Veteran’s Park, Stevensville, MT

Join us to pay respect to all of the heroes of 9/11 and their families.  For more information contact the Stevensville Fire Department – Brandon Dewey 218-8285

Founders Day Celebration – Sunday, September 24th

Stevensville ~ “Where Montana Began” ~ a celebration commemorating 176 years as the first community in Montana, beginning at 2pm at Historic St. Mary’s Mission,   located at the west end of 4th St.  stmary@cybernet1.com or www.saintmarysmission.org

Scarecrow Festival – Friday, October 6th

This is an annual event and people create and enter the scarecrows.  They are judged and awarded prizes.  On the First Friday in October come to Stevensville, enjoy the evening of fun artistic talent, & then check out all of the stores and fun activities going on downtown. Something for everyone!  Scarecrows remain up until Saturday, October 14th.   For information call SMSA @ 777-3773

“A Stevensville Country Christmas’ Friday, December 1st & Saturday, December 2nd

This festive celebration begins with the “Parade of Lights”, caroling down Main Street, the Christmas Story, and open houses.  Decoration and beautiful lights adorn our historic town.  Open houses at the businesses with complimentary, wonderful Christmas treats, with horse and wagon rides throughout the evening, and a hayride to boot! Santa arrives for pictures and a very memorable evening is always had by all! For more information call SMSA @ 777-3773