AREA EVENTS

We are host to many special events throughout the year that bring people from all over the world to our remote Montana destination. Peruse our event stream and plan to join us if you can!

 

The staff at the Chamber are happy to answer any questions you have about events in the area. Contact us today for assistance.

 

If you have an event you would like listed here: call 406-838-2495.

SUMMER EVENTS 2019

Cooke City Street Dance - Saturday, August 3, 2019

BEEF LIPS (and friends) REUNION AND RETIREMENT!  This year's street dance on Saturday, August 3, brought to you by Cooke City Store and Deb Purvis will feature Beef Lips and some of their special friends.

 

Commemorative t-shirts will be available for purchase at the Cooke City Store beginning Friday. Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime event.  Music begins at 6.  In case of severe inclement weather, the event will move to the Range Riders. 

Music Provided by The Ole Beef Lip and Friends

Cycle Greater Yellowstone Event coming to Cooke City/Silver Gate - August 13 & 14th

Cycle Greater Yellowstone, 325 Miles, 6 days, 22,000 feet of vertical gain, Beartooth Highway and Chief Joseph Pass

Cycle Greater Yellowstone is a week-long, full-service road bike tour that showcases the natural beauty of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

This is one of the most epic bike tours on the planet. Spectacular scenery, with support and amenities like an all-inclusive resort. More food than you can probably eat, primo camping spots, live entertainment every night, hot showers. A thousand-plus fellow travelers to ride, hoist a beverage and share stories with. A series of welcoming host towns vying to be your favorite new place. And all of this in one of the most rugged and beautiful places on Earth.

The ride is sponsored by the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, a regional nonprofit organization that has been America's voice for the park and the surrounding area. Proceeds for the ride will support future events and GYC's efforts to protect the lands, waters and wildlife of one of the last great largely intact ecosystems on the planet.

5th Anniversary of the Cooke City Montana Museum - August 14, 2019 - At the Ranger Riders

  Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Cooke City Montana Museum

Hosted by the Colter Pass, Cooke City, Silver Gate Community Council

Wine tasting provided by: Babcock and Miles, Red Lodge, Montana

Appetizers                                                                                           Silent Auction

                              Speaker and Book Signing by Kelly Hartman

                                        Music by Jeff Menuey and Friends

Cost $35. per person at the door

$30 per person pre-purchase

Come meet the Author!

 

Kelly Hartman was raised in Silver Gate, Montana attending K-8 grade at the one-room schoolhouse in Cooke City.  She was director of the Cooke City Montana Museum from 2014-present,  Presently, she is the curator of the Gallatin History Museum in Bozeman, Montana.

Brief History of Cooke City is for sale at the Visitor Center for 23.00.

Author Kelly Hartman will be signing her books, "Brief History of Cooke City" at the Visitor Center 10:00 a.m. to Noon

Shakespeare In The Park - Sunday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Gate Park

The Merry Wives of Windsor

A Ladies' Man

Sir John Falstaff, staying in Windsor and down on this luck, decides to restore his fortunes by seducing the wives of two wealthy citizens.  He sends Mistress Page and Mistress Ford identical love letters, but they discover his double dealing and set about turning the tables, arranging an assignation at Mistress Ford's house.

Jealousy

Frank Ford has heard of Falstaff's plan and decides to test his wife's fidelity.  Pretending to be Master Broom, he pays Falstaff to seduce his wife on his behalf, twice almost catching them together.  The Pages' daughter Anne is pursued by three suitors.  The French physician Doctor Caius is her mother's choice, whilst her father prefers Slender, Justice Shallow's kinsman.  Anne herself is in love with Fenton.

Mistress Quickly is being paid by all three suitors to promote their cause.  A duel between Doctor Caius and Parson Evans is averted when the Host of the Garter Inn plays a trick on them, and they in turn pay him back.

In Windsor Great Park at night, Falstaff is set up for his final punishment - and one of Anne Page's suitors is successful.

Vacation Bible School at Mt. Republic Chapel

June 24 - 28, 2019

In the Wild!

July 4th Parade, Firemen's Picnic, Kid's Games and Fireworks

Parade at 10:00 a.m.  We start out the day with a Parade on Main Street.  Please call the Chamber at 406-838-2495 if you would like to be part of the parade.

 

Firemen's Picnic at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Cooke City/Silver Gate EMS Services building.

 

Kid's games at 2:00 p.m. at the Cooke City Store in Cooke City.

 

Fireworks at dark. 

Annual Church Bazaar - July 12 and July 13

Tools, equipment, winter and summer sports gear, clothing, books, games, puzzles, household and kitchen items, furniture in usable shape, decorative items, and linens.  ​

The Annual Church Bazaar provides resources which enable a year-round ministry, and it's a great way to both meet people in the community and support the ministry and outreach of the Church.

Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - Noon

Coming to Cooke City! July 25th, 10:00 - 2:00

Try your hand at bear spray with a charging bear!

Learn about the behaviors between a black bear and a grizzly.

 

Learn how to use bear spray, identify a grizzly track, keep bears out of trouble, and what to do if you encounter a bear. This event is free and open to everyone.

 

Sponsored by the Southwest Montana Bear Education Working Group

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WINTER EVENTS 2020

2020 Hog Roast Fundraiser - March Date TBD

2020 Upper Yellowstone Snowmobile Club 23rd Annual Hog Roast Fundraiser!  

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SUMMER EVENTS 2020

2020 International Hemingway Conference

Cooke City/Silver Gate

The 2020 International Hemingway Conference provides both new scholarship and an opportunity to experience and explore Hemingway’s Rocky Mountain West.

Hemingway arrived by Model-T in Sheridan in 1928 shortly after the birth of his son, Patrick. He left wife and child in search of a quiet place to finish writing A Farewell to Arms. His first stop, the Folly Ranch proved too full of distractions. He fared little better on the third floor of the Sheridan Inn. Finally, in a cabin in the Big Horns he found the place he was looking for. Places to visit. Places to explore.

He went West again in 1930 and traveled across Wyoming to the L-T ranch just outside Cooke City, Montana. It was then, and still is, wild country—spectacularly beautiful, a bit intimidating, and bereft of some 21st Century amenities.

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