Promotion focuses on enriching the experience of being in Uptown Butte by organizing retail promotions and special events to invite customers and visitors to Butte's Historic Landmark District. Events sponsored by or encouraged and supported by Mainstreet Uptown Butte include:
Chinese New Year
St. Patrick's Day
(March 17)
Uptown Art Walks
(May through September)
 Butte Farmers' Market
(June through September)
4th of July Freedom Festival
(July 1-4, 2009)
 National Folk Festival (2008-2010)
(second weekend in July)
Krazee Days
Evel Knievel Days
(last weekend in July)
An Ri Ra Montana Irish Festival
(second full weekend in August)
Shakespeare in the Parks
 Night on the (Ghost) Town Bus Tours
Uptown Open House (November)
For the last four years, this event has included "A Nibble of Butte," a combined retail and restaurant promotion that features samples from the fine menus of Butte restaurants while shoppers are introduced to the latest merchandise to match with their holiday gift lists.
 Annual Butte Christmas Stroll
(December 5, 2008)
8th Annual Ice Sculpting Contest
(December 13, 2008)

Mainstreet Uptown Butte is always looking for ways to add new celebrations to Uptown Butte's annual schedule and to expand the opportunities for the public to enjoy the district.

Promotion also includes letting potential visitors close and far away know about the community's strengths, attractions and events through print, radio and TV advertising, through regular press releases to invite media coverage of Mainstreet projects, and by developing useful information in the form of brochures and guidebooks.

For questions or suggestions about helping to promote Uptown Butte to the world, contact George Everett at 406-497-6464 or send e-mail to

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