The Bitterroot Valley is a vibrant scene of modern-day cultural events, western heritage, and Native American history. Summer weekends are jammed with things to do, from rodeos, fairs, and small-town parades to Scottish Games and the Renaissance Fair. There are interpretive Moon Walks and birding trips, music festivals and wildlife lectures, children’s field days and dancing.
        Hamilton’s Farmers Market always makes for a lively Saturday morning. On the first Friday evening of the month, stroll through Stevensville’s popular First Friday.
        The Ravalli County Museum and Historic St. Mary’s Mission & Museum are treasure troves of history, excellent exhibits, and accompanying events.
        Hamilton’s grand Performing Arts Center offers a spectacular range of evening engagements. Our two charming thespian theaters—Hamilton Players Inc. and Stevensville Playhouse—play to full houses.

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Creamery Picnic
Western Heritage Days
Bitter Root [the flower] Day
Darby Strawberry Festival
Darby Logger Days
MicroBrew Festival
Shakespeare in the Park
Scottish Irish Festival
MacIntosh Apple Day
Daly Mansion Speaker's Series
Senior Pro Rodeo
“Cowboy Music & Poetry”
Hardtime Bluegrass Festival
Horse Expo
Art in the Park
Fiber Arts Festival
Mule Days
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        For a sweeping view of the Valley and the wilderness, hike the four miles to St. Mary Lookout, where you can see how the volunteer fire lookout lives and learn the history and function of the building.

There’s a healthfood store in Hamilton! It's Rainbow’s End. In Victor, Lifeline Creamery and Farm Store supplies locally fresh organic milk, butter, cheese, meats, produce, and eggs.


Spice of Life
Marie's Italian Restaurant
Red Rooster Artisan Bakery
Taste of Paris
Second Street Sushi
River Rising Bakery
Hamilton House Pub (in Victor!)
Mission Bistro
Fiesta en Jalisco
Naps Grill
Caffe Firenze
Taco del Sol
Signal Bar & Grill

Micro Breweries

Wildwood Brewing
Blacksmith Brewing
Bitterroot Brewing
Higher Ground Brewery

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Grand locations for weddings . . .
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