First Fridays

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.

For more information call SMSA @ 777-3773

Historic St. Mary’s Mission Opens – April 15th, 2016.

Founded in 1841, Montana’s first pioneer settlement. Guided tours available: April 15th – October 15th, Tuesday – Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 11am-3pm, closed Sunday and Monday.

Contact information: PO Box 211, Stevensville, MT 59870, Colleen Meyer, Executive Director at 777-5734, or

Montana Rockies Bluegrass Association Festival – Saturday, April 16th.

Lone Rock School, 1112 Three Mile Creek Road. The festival starts at noon and goes until 10 p.m. come listen to the best bluegrass and old-time music in the Northwest! This is a wonderful presentation of toe tappin’, hand clappin’ music with a different band playing every 30 minutes with food and cd’s available for purchase. It is a highlight in Stevensville not to be missed! For more information visit or call 821-3777.

National Day of Prayer – May 5, 2016

Annual event on First Thursday in May. From 10am to 5pm the historic St. Mary’s Chapel will be open for private prayer. At 12 Noon at the Veteran’s Park flag pole there will be prayer emphasis on city, state and federal. 6pm at the Stevensville Senior Center – spaghetti Dinner and speaker – No charge – sponsored by the American Legion and Masonic Lodge of Stevensville.

Contacts: Clay Freeman, Town Chaplin 370-8377, Joel Foster Masonic Lodge Chairman 273-0066 or Ed Sperry American Legion Chairman 239-0628.

Pie in the Big Sky – Pie Auction – Friday, May 6 , 2016

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 – Friday, June 17th and Saturday, June 18th

Friday, June 17th. Calcutta auction of Barnyard game teams, reception, and a live auction. 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 18th. The parade starts at 11am with cowboys and cowgirls, Native American representation, floats honoring our heritage such as St. Mary’s Mission. There are horses, wagons and much more! The Salish will give a Cultural presentation of history, drumming, singing, and dancing.  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 Barnyard Games competition begins at about 1pm and the Chuck Wagons will be ready to serve up the grub at about 12:30 pm. There will be Living History Demonstrations! Historic home tours will be running throughout the day. You can catch the historic trolley wagon pulled by beautiful Belgian 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 music from Sho Down and a fun street dance. 777-3773.

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Napa Auto Show – “Stars, Guitars and Cars: Sunday, July 10, 2016 10am to 3pm

Join us for a great car show with awards, music, food and fun! Over 70 entries! For more information call Stevensville Napa at 777-5791

Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge

For more great activities visit the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge. For information about the Refuge and updated events, time and dates visit Tele: 777-5552

104th Creamery Picnic – Friday, August 5th and Saturday, August 6th, 2016

This is a traditional celebration for Stevensville with a historic background.
Go to for details. There is a parade, a Montana State Bar-B-Q contest, food vendors, crafters and booths of all descriptions; 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 info. Visit or call SMSA @ 777-3773.

9/11 Memorial – Sunday, September 11th, 2016, 11 AM

Veteran’s Park, Stevensville, MT
Join us to pay respect to all of the hero’s of 9/11 and their families. Stevensville Fire Department – Brandon Dewey – 218-8285

Founders Day Celebration – Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Stevensville ~ “Where Montana Began” ~ A state wide celebration commemorating 175 years as the first community in Montana, beginning at 10 am at Historic St. Mary’s Mission, located at the west end of 4th St.. or

Scarecrow Festival – Friday, October 7th to 15th, 2016

Incredible works of art and design line the walkway into Stevensville. 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. Enter the Pumpkin Carving Contest and win a prize! Something for everyone! Scarecrows remain up until Saturday, October 10th.

For information call SMSA @ 777-3773.

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“A Stevensville Country Christmas”, Friday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

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. Join us in Stevensville for an old fashion “Stevensville Country Christmas”.

For more information call SMSA @ 777-3773.