The city of Butte, Montana initially started off as a mining town but grew up to be an urban settlement over the years. Currently its municipal landscape is the evidence of it being a town offering ample amount of entertainment opportunities and attractions. The city is home to several historical sites as well as numerous annually-held festivals and events. Butte Civic Center is home to a wide variety of live events that are held all year long. Just like in previous years, this year’s lineup of upcoming events in the city is anything but dull. So if you wish to catch any of the upcoming events within the city, grab your Butte tickets right now.
SPORTS IN BUTTE
On one hand, where the town of Butte holds historical significance within the region; on the other, it is one of the most happening towns in the surrounding regions. That is because of the significant number of events and festivals that it hosts. Butte started off as a mining town but over the course of history it has had several economic boosts including one in 2004 following the release of the Hollywood flick Don’t Come Knocking which was filmed in Butte.
The Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festivities that are held within the city are among some of the top attractions. The festival also celebrates the Irish Heritage of the town and has been a regular tradition of the town ever since 1882. Presently, the festivities attract more than 30,000 patrons who come out to celebrate the occasion at the Uptown District and play witness to the parade by Ancient Order of Hibernians. Extensive celebrations are also carried out within various pubs & bars including the Silver Dollar Saloon, Maloney’s, the Irish Times Pub and M&M Cigar Store. If you wish to be a part of the upcoming edition of the festival as well, then do so by getting your Butte tickets beforehand.
Butte is also home to the biggest Fourth of July celebrations within the state. Butte’s Parade and Fourth of July firework show attracts a large number of attendees from all over the state and even outside of it. The parade was also attended by Barack Obama and his family in 2008 before his presidency.
During each summer season, the town also celebrates the Evel Knievel Days which is among the highest attended events in Butte. The event enjoys international fame as it attracts more than 50,000 motorcyclists from around the world to take part in the celebrations. The town of Butte also houses various site specific tourist attractions including the Berkeley Pit and Our Lady of the Rockies Statue. It is also home to the World Museum of Mining that is located at the Orphan Girl Mine. The Arts Chateau is also located within the town which serves as the community arts gallery and center.
Butte Civic Center is home to a wide array of live events that are held year round in the city. With the seating capacity of 7,500 people, the Civic Center opened its doors for audience back in 1952 and has played home to a number of minor league and college sports teams. Currently the Civic Center is the home ground of Northern Pacific Hockey League’s Butte Roughriders. Apart from the sporting events, it also hosts a wide variety of live concerts and community events. Every year, Butte Civic Center offers an exciting lineup of events, attracting large number of attendees.
All in all, Butte is small but it has a lot to offer to its visitors. The favorable climate, recreational spots and entertainment, eating and shopping opportunities make a visit or stay in the town a nice experience.