The Daly Days phenomenon again takes over the town of Hamilton this weekend (July 22-23). It started as a sidewalk sale extravaganza in the 1960s, but in the '80s, added the historic perspective of town founder and his wife, Marcus and Margaret Daly.
Though the events on Main Street are organized by the Hamilton Downtown Association, other groups have picked this weekend to kick up their heels, too.
The HDA sponsors the Friday night Street Dance with the ever-popular Bop-A-Dips at 8:30PM. Admission is $5 and a beer garden will be operating. The sidewalk sales will be plentiful on Friday and Saturday all day.
The Bitterrodders Car Club will display classic and tricked-out cars on the first block of Main on Saturday, with prizes awarded to the best. The weekly Farmers Market will hold forth Saturday morning on Bedford Street, followed by the Bitterroot Brewfest in the afternoon, including music into the evening.
Friday and Saturday, the Bitterroot Arts Guild will have Art In the Park at Legion Park on South 2nd from 9 to 5 each day, with many area artists displaying and selling their creations.
The Hamilton Soroptomists will present Kiss The Pig at about 2pm downtown, with one of the Ravalli County Commissioners winning a change to kiss a live pig. The money raised goes to charity. A Dutch Oven contest will also be going on during the day.
The Daly Mansion, northeast of town, will have living history displays, half-price tours of the mansion and music and food.
KLYQ will be an unofficial information booth at the intersection of 3rd and Main. We'll see you at Daly Days this weekend!