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Festivals in Butte

An Ri Ra Festival


Freedom Fest

Freedom Fest, held each summer on July 3 and 4, includes an amazing Fireworks show from the Big ‘M’, a hillside located high above Montana Tech, on the night of July 3. A parade on July 4 that works its way from the Butte Civic Center down the main commercial strip of Harrison Avenue tops off the holiday.
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The Montana Folk Festival

The Montana Folk Festival, a spin-off of the hugely successful National Folk Festival, held in Butte for three years, from 2008-2010, is a FREE outdoor music festival held every second weekend of July. This much-loved and talked about festival features continuous live music on various stages for 3 days throughout Historic Uptown Butte. Did we mention that it’s free? And like NOTHING you’ve ever seen or heard.
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Evel Knievel Days

Butte’s most famous son, Evel Knievel is honored for his lifetime of dedication to death-defying stunts with an annual festival put on every July in his hometown. Evel Knievel Days, held the last weekend of the month, is fun for the entire family. Stuntmen of every kind perform regularly each day throughout Uptown, and the event remains free to all attendees, as it has been since its inception in 2002.
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An Ri Ra, The Montana Irish Festival

An Ri Ra, The Montana Irish Festival, held the second weekend of every August at the Original Mine Yard in Uptown Butte, pays homage to those of Irish Heritage, those with an Irish state of mind, and all who love them. Music, Irish dancing, cultural classes, a 5k, and outdoor Catholic mass are just part of the great fun to be had at this family-friendly (and FREE!) event.
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St. Urho's & St. Patrick's Day

March’s St. Patrick’s Day Events (which kick off on March 16 at the Helsinki Yacht Club, with an ode to St. Urho, Patron Saint of Finland) feature a parade and real live bagpipers in kilts on the day itself. Butte has long been known as the host of one of this country’s finest tributes to Ireland’s most famous son.
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Covellite International Film Festival

The Covellite International Film Festival screens over 100 films, features and shorts, narratives and documentaries, from all over the world every September. Come experience films, workshops, talks, and after parties, in unique locations right in the heart of historical Uptown Butte, Montana.
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As Montana’s winter festival, Snoflinga highlights the numerous everyday winter opportunities in the Butte area such as cross country skiing, ice skating, ski/snowboarding, curling, fat bike expo, and our friendly walking trails. Live music, vendors and much more are on hand throughout the weekend festivities.
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