As camping and RV season quickly approaches the Butte-Silver Bow Parking Department would like to remind citizens about RV and trailer Parking Ordinances inside the Butte city limits.  Ordinance #204 allows you to park your RV or trailer on the street for a maximum of two days (in a seven-day period) for loading and unloading.  Rvs and trailers parked longer than two days will be ticketed.  Fines for a violation are $50.00 for a first offense and $100.00 for each offense thereafter.  Additionally, the Parking Department is asking RV and trailer owners to refrain from parking and storing in places that block the line of sight of other drivers, blocking the line of site is a safety hazard to citizens on foot, especially children as well as other vehicles.
For questions, please contact the Butte-Silver Bow Parking Department at (406) 497-6272.
Butte Freedom Festival
July 3 Fireworks - July 4 Parade
         Linda - 406-299-3067 (cell) - 565-7689)
Montana Folk Festival
July 8, 9, 10
         George Everett - 406-565-2249
Evel  Knievel Days
July 21, 22, 23
        Terri James - 490-7712 (
August 12, 13, 14
           Frank - 498-4982/Shane - 490-9657
Kids in the Parks Program
The Kids in the Park program is for kids aged seven to twelve and will run from 10:00 a.m. to noon on the following days and locations:  Arts and crafts, games, sports and various children's events will be happening at every session.
June 22 - Clark Park
June 23 - Stodden Park
June 24 - Skyline Park
June 28 - Father Sheehan Park
June 29 - Koprovica Park
June 30 - Chester Steele Park
July 12 - Clark Park
July 13 - Stodden Park
July 14 - Charlie Judd Park
July 26 - Father Sheehan Park
July 27 - Koprovica Park
July 28 - Chester Steele Park
August 2 - Clark Park
August 3 - Stodden Park
August 4 - Charlie Judd Park
August 9 - Father Sheehan Park
August 10 - Koprovica Park
August 11 - Chester Steele Park
For more information please contact Bob Lazzari at (406) 497-6535 or
Silver Bow Evening Market
MSU Extension, Butte-Silver Bow is pleased to announce the return of the Silver Bow Evening Market starting Thursday June 23 and running every Thursday through September 29th at the Original Mine Yard from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The following is a list of scheduled entertainment:
June 23rd - Monty Montgomery & Friends;
June 30th - Red Mountain Band;
July 7th -  No Market due to the Montana Folk Festival;
July 14th - Brian McGregor;
July 21st - No Market due to Evel Knievel Days;
July 28th - Super B;
August 4th - A Traditional Hootenanny and a free screening of "Fantastic Mr. Fox" at sundown;
August 11th - No Market due to An Ri Ra Montana Irish Festival;
August 18th - Symphony under the Silver Screen with the Butte Symphony beginning at sundown;
August 25th - Butte Boys & Girls Club Brew Fest Fundraiser;
September 1st - Shakespeare in the Park;
September 8th - Screening of Disney's "In and Out" beginning at sundown;
September 15th  - Entertainment to be announced;
September 22nd - Entertainment to be announced;
September 29th  - Entertainment to be announced;
For more information, or to register as a vendor please contact MSU Estension, Butte-Silver Bow Agent, Kellee Anderson at (406) 723-0217. 

"Calling all Classic Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles, our next Cruise Night will be Wednesday, June 29th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Magic Diamond Casino, Liquor Store and Sports Bar located inside the Town Pump on Elizabeth Warren off Harrison Avenue.  There's plenty of room in the Montana Lil's Parking bring out your rig and compete for the coveted "People's Choice Award". 

Freedom Festival
The Freedom Festival holiday includes fireworks off the "Big M" on July 3rd with music and fun at Chester Steele Park.  A large parade takes place from the Civic Center to Elizabeth Warren on July 4th.
A detailed list of events is as follows:
July 2nd
Paint the Town Color Run
Registration - 9:00 a.m.
Race Start Time - 11:00 a.m.
For registration please go to under Events
July 3rd
Chester Steele Park
Star Spangled Banner by Catherine Russo - 6:00 p.m.
Edmonton Service Pipes and Drum Band - 7:00 p.m.
Fireworks Display Under Big M - After Dusk
Food vendors, live music by Highlands Brass and Butte Community Band and DJs provided by KBMF Radio 102.5 throughout the event
Butte Civic Center
Professional floats sponsored by Summit Beverage, Council of Commissioners, REC Silicon, Montana Resources, and the Whitefish Winter Carnival float by Butte Hill Catering will be in the parking lot of the Butte Civic Center with their lights on for all to view.
July 4th
Race for Recovery
Race Starts at Stokes parking lot - 9:30 a.m.
4th of July Parade
Janizary Patrol begins walk through parade - 9:30
Parade begins at Butte Civic Center - 10:00 a.m.
Parade proceeds south on Harrison Ave. and culminates at Longfellow St.
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