Events Calendar

Events Calendar

Calendar of Events in Deer Lodge and Powell County
Click on the listings to go to the event website for more information.
We advise contacting organizers before traveling to any event. Area code is 406 unless stated otherwise.

Until October 15th “The Graveyard Speaks” photo exhibit at the Chapel inside the Old Prison Museum in Deer Lodge. The Pathos of Ghost Town Cemeteries by Lee Silliman. The exhibition consists of 26 frames containing 28 photographs of Montana’s ghost town cemetery monuments of beautiful black and white photographs taking by Missoula Photographer Lee Silliman. Call (406) 846-3111
  May 5th onwards  Paranormal Ghost Tours, Old Prison Museum, Deer Lodge. Overnight ghost tours of the Old Prison every Friday and Saturday night from May 5th to July 29th. Tours start at 9:30 pm until 2:30 am approx. Limited to 25 spaces per night. $50 per person. Click here to be taken to Eventbrite to book your tour! Please do not turn up on the night if you have not booked your space in advance.
April 27th until October 2018 “A Stitch In Time”: Quilting throughout America, at the PEN Art Gallery in Deer Lodge. The exhibition consists of a series of quilts from across America and time. As well as antique furniture, handmade sewing items, and antique accessories. Call (406) 846-3111
May 15th till October 5th, 2021
 Yellowstone Park Official photographer “Haynes” at Frontier Montana Museum in Deer Lodge. The exhibition consists of a series of Haynes artifacts, field cameras, signs, photographs, booklets, down to a close replication of Haynes’s studio. Call (406) 846-3111
 June 9, 10, 11   Rialto Theater  Alien: Covenant
 June 16th and 17th Territorial Days: Show N Shine, Parade, Poker Run, Brew Fest & Jaywalkers Jamboree, Deer Lodge (406-846-2094)
From June 16th till July 2nd  “Beauty and the Beast” at Cutler Bros. Theater in Deer Lodge. Friday, June 16th: 7:30 PM, Saturday, June 17th: 7:30 PM, Sunday, June 18th: 2:00 PM (Matinee), Friday, June 23rd: 7:30 PM, Saturday, June 24th: 7:30 PM, Sunday, June 25th: 2:00 PM (Matinee), Friday, June 30th: 7:30 PM, Saturday, July 1st: 7:30 PM, Sunday, July 2nd: 2:00 PM (Matinee). Call 406-846-4096 to reserve your tickets
 June 18th Annual Fathers Day Golf Tournament at the Deer Park Golf Course, Deer Lodge – (406-846-1625)
June 19th On Monday afternoon, June 19th, at 3 pm, young adult brain tumor survivors from Camp -Mak- A- Dream from all over the country will present a variety show on the Rialto stage.  This will be a benefit for the Powell County Senior Center and admission is a donation to the Senior Center.  We will have the usual Rialto concessions available before the show and there will be dessert and sparkling cider after the program, which should last about 90 minutes.  After the program, there will also be a meet and greet with the young performers.  This is our second cooperative event with the cancer camp this spring.  We did a special movie showing for ovarian cancer survivors in early May.

We hope you will be able to join us and these talented young people for this part of their camp experience.  We expect it to be very touching and rewarding for everyone, and also a chance to see the Rialto if you haven’t and help the Senior Center.   Please share this invitation with family, friends, board members, and others.

June 19th  Camp Mak-a- Dream Presents  A Variety Show to Benefit the Powell Co. Senior Center, featuring Young Adult Brain Tumor Survivors from all over Admission is a free-will donation for the Center
 June 23rd to 25th
Annual Weapon’s Collector’s Society Gun Show, Old Montana Prison, Deer Lodge (406-846-3111)
June 30th to July 2nd  22nd Annual Big Sky Draft Horse Expo, Deer Lodge Fairgrounds. 8 Mule Hitch, Crazy 8’s, Vendors, 50/50 Drawings, Prize Drawings. Events start at 6 pm on Friday, 8:30 am on Saturday and Sunday (406-490-1305)
July 1st   
Log Skidding Demonstration, 2 pm – 3 pm at Grant-Kohrs Ranch, Deer Lodge. Using horse drawn equipment. (406-846-2070)
July 4th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Display and Pig Roast, Old Prison Yard, Deer Lodge. Gates open at 6:00 pm. FREE (406-846 3111)
July 8th Annual Cottonwood Commons Transition Home Golf Tournament, at the Deer Park Golf Course from 9 am – all day fundraiser event
July tbd Rock Creek Bull-o-Rama, Deer Lodge Fairgrounds at 7:30 pm (406-560-0020)
July 11th Cattle Branding Event at Grant-Kohrs Ranch, Deer Lodge. Family Fun activities from 9 am till 5 pm. Branding will start at 11 am (406-846-2070)
From July 14th till 23rd “The 39 Steps” at Cutler Bros. Theater in Deer Lodge. Fridays and Saturdays: 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2:00 PM (Matinee). Call 406-846-4096 to reserve your tickets
July 19th Haying with Horses, 1 pm – 3:30 pm at Grant-Kohrs Ranch, Deer Lodge. (406-846-2070)
July 29th 1st Annual “Chamber Race to the BBQ” Golf Tournament. 8:30 am to 12 noon at the Deer Park Golf Course, 295 Golf Course Rd, Deer Lodge. More information to follow
July 29th Annual “Cookin’ On The Clark Fork” BBQ Cook-off Festival. 12 noon to 12 pm on Main Street, Deer Lodge. Cash & Prizes, 3k and 5k runs, youth events, live entertainment and vendor show. Check us out on Facebook
August 2nd Haying with Horses, 1 pm – 3:30 pm at Grant-Kohrs Ranch, Deer Lodge. (406-846-2070)
From August 3rd till 13th “Twelve Angry Men” at Cutler Bros. Theater in Deer Lodge. Thursday – Saturday: 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2:00 PM (Matinee). Call 406-846-4096 to reserve your tickets
August 6th Community Garden Tour. 2 pm till 5 pm. More details to follow
August 9th Haying with Horses, 1 pm – 3:30 pm at Grant-Kohrs Ranch, Deer Lodge. (406-846-2070)
August 11th Montana Shakespeare in the Parks presents ‘You Never Can Tell’ in the Old Prison Yard, Deer Lodge at 6 pm. Free
August 16th to 20th Tri-County Fair and Rodeo, Deer Lodge Fairgrounds (Danielle on 406-498-8639)
August 18th and 19th Tri-County Rodeo, Deer Lodge Fairgrounds. Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 7 pm
Saturdays from August 19th till September 23rd Farmers Market from 9 am until noon. at The Garden, 9 Higgins, Deer Lodge (Weather Permitting)
August 19th Tri-County Fair Parade, Main Street, Deer Lodge. 11 am (Amanda on 406-846-2303)
August 20th Demolition Derby at the Deer Lodge Fairgrounds at 6 pm, gates open at 5 pm.
August 22nd Trail Trot, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Grant-Kohrs Ranch, Deer Lodge. Enjoy a summer evening out on the ranch with this fun family activity as you take a 3k or 5k walk (406-846-2070)
August tbd Montana Academy of Living History, Deer Lodge. Living History Workshops and Lectures
From September 1st 2nd Annual Community Garage Sale at the Tri-County Fairgrounds, Deer Lodge. Fri, Sat, Sun till September 17th. Fundraising event for the Cottonwood Commons Transition Home
Sept 3rd – 4th 53rd Labor Day Rodeo, Helmville. 1 pm start each day. (406-793-5711)
Sept/Oct tbd 9th Annual Rocktoberfest with Live Music. Fundraiser for the Powell County Medical Foundation. 5:30 pm till 9:30 pm at the Pen Convention Center in Deer Lodge. Tickets Call 406-846-7723 for tickets or more info.
September 30th Harvest Thyme Market, Deer Lodge. 9 am to 3 pm under the Grandstands at the Tri-County Fairgrounds. Call (406) 498-4144
 September 16th  Wine& Food Paring at the Elks Lodge    Sponsored by Valley Foods
October 16th 3rd Annual Scarecrow Contest, Main Street, Deer Lodge. Win up to $100. For more information, please call Julie on 560-5006
October 16th Pumpkin Sunday at the Grant-Kohrs Ranch. From 1 pm till 4 pm FREE (846-2070)
October tbd Art Club Bazaar, 8:30 am till 1 pm at the Pen Gallery, 925 Main St., Deer Lodge (846-2647)
Octobertbd Creepshow at Cutler Bros. Theatre, 301 Main Street, Deer Lodge. Visit or call (406) 846-4096 for more info
October tbd Haunted House at the Old Prison, Deer Lodge. 7 pm till Midnight. Call 406-846-3111
Nov tbd Powell County Chamber Banquet and Awards. No Host Cocktails at 5:30 pm at the Broken Arrow Steakhouse. Dinner at 6:30 pm. Guest Speaker: TBD. Entertainment TBD. Tickets $25. 50/50 Raffle, Door Prizes and Auction. (406-846-2094)
Nov tbd Thanksgiving Dinner for the community from 12 noon till 1:30 pm at the Powell County Senior Center, Deer Lodge. Dinner is free, although donations are accepted. Meals can be ordered for pick-up or delivery on Wednesday between 2 pm and 5 pm by calling Shelli at the Senior Center before 10 am on Wednesday 23rd at 846-3939
Nov tbd Annual ‘Black Friday’ Sales Event in Deer Lodge. Many stores will be open from 6 am, with special sales and offers.
Nov tbd Christmas Bazaar at the Pen, 925 Main St., Deer Lodge. 8 am till 4 pm. $20 per table. (529-1068)
Dec tbd Christmas Stroll and Parade of Lights, Deer Lodge (406-846-2094). Event starts at 4:00 pm, Santa at City Hall, Christmas Carolers, Christmas Street Band, Characters from Christmas Past, Crafter’s Market , Food Vendors, Parade at 7 pm, Lighting of the Christmas Tree.
Dec tbd Holiday Craft Bazaar at 505 main (former Helping Hands building) from 3 pm till 8 pm on Friday (Kiddie’s Carnival from 4 pm till 7 pm), 10 am till 6 pm on Saturday and from 12 noon till 4 pm on Sunday. Tables available for $25 for 3 days, to register call or text Lillie on 406-498-9021
Dec 1st PCMAF Christmas Festival starts at 7:30 pm at the Pen Convention Center. Draw for the Raffle Car at 9 pm. (406-846-3111)
Dec tbd FREE Kids Movie “TBD” (PG) at the Rialto, Deer Lodge at 7:30 pm. Donations for the Food Pantry accepted.
Dec tbd Ovando’s Old West Christmas Fest. Off Highway 200 at 10 am till 3 pm. With Cowboy Claus at 1 pm, wagon rides, Kids activities, Food, Arts & Crafts vendors, Axe throwing and Shoot-em-ups with the Ovando Outlaws. (Kathy on 793-0018)
Dec tbd
Winter’s Ball at Powell County High School from 9 till 12. Tickets $15 single, $25 couple available at the High School Office from November 28th.
Dec 3rd Victorian Holiday Open House, 1 pm – 4 pm at Grant-Kohrs Ranch, Deer Lodge (406-846-2070)
Dec tbd The Deer Lodge Elks Lodge #1737 Annual Ladies Night Out. This event is for women only. Featuring dinner by chef Ray Reed. Cocktails at 5:00 Dinner at 6:00. Tickets $20.00. Contact Joy Grady at 490-7811, Debra Benes at 846-2569, Elks Lodge at 846-1737 or pickup tickets at Valley Foods.
Dec 31st (TBC)
New Years Eve Masquerade Party. An evening of music, dancing and celebration in Deer Lodge. Fundraising event for the Cottonwood Commons Transition Home
January tba Bar J Wranglers in concert at the Rialto, Deer Lodge at 7 pm. Tickets $20 available from Keystone Drug, Valley Foods, Peoples Bank and the Rialto. All profits will be donated to the Rialto Theater. Call 406-846-1703 ext.4 or 406-846-2337 for more info.
January tbd 46th Annual Livestock Seminar at Community Center from 12:30 pm to 5 pm (846-1703 ext 4)

Please Contact Us if you have an event you wish to add to this list (Powell County events only please), to notify us of any errors.