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Our Communities Make Montana Great

We know that each community in Montana is made up of people who believe in the common attitudes, interests, and goals that help make our state a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. At Stockman, we support organizations that focus on improving the unique lifestyle we Montanans love so much. 

YMCA Riverbank Run

The 47th Annual YMCA Riverbank Run will be held Saturday, April 27. Join us as we wind through historic downtown Missoula and the beautiful University of Montana campus. With four race options available, there's something for everyone! The Missoula Family YMCA has a long-standing history as a place that supports family fitness, health, and overall well-being. They offer a variety of programs that focus on building a healthy spirit, mind, and body for members and participants of all ages.

St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

The 3rd Annual Billings St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is going on now through May 4. Every ticket purchased helps support the mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving Children. It is from the generous support of our community that families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food. Cost is $100 per ticket. Reserve your ticket online at or call 800.592.1621. The drawing will be held on May 5.

Maps for Kids

We are excited to continue the legacy of Maps for Kids by helping school children learn geography and history. This program was created by Don and Marilyn Floberg in 2003. When they made the decision to retire, they passed the torch to us! Maps are distributed to 1st and 4th grade children across Montana to help teach them the rich history of our state, the U.S. presidents, states and their capitals, and more.

World Famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale

The World Famous Bucking Horse Sale, held the third weekend in May each year, started as the Miles City Roundup back in 1914. It showcases some of the best bucking stock in the nation and offers a variety of fun activities. Come check out our wagon and horse team in the parade 

Benefis Mayfaire

Each May the Benefis Foundation celebrates the joy of giving through the Mayfaire fundraiser. As their signature event, Mayfaire allows the opportunity to partner with compassionate businesses, sponsors, and donors. This year, the new Benefis Women's & Children's Center will be the recipient of the funds raised through Mayfaire. This new center will make it more convenient for mothers to bring their children in for care and to receive care of their own. The center will also allow Benefis Health System to improve the level of care offered to mothers, sisters, daughters and children that call North Central Montana home. Mayfaire will be happening May 10-11 at the Mansfield Convention Center.

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What's Happening this Month - April

God Loves Justice Banquet

Date: Monday, April 1
Location: Mansfield Convention Center
City: Great Falls

The Great Falls Rescue Mission is hosting their 56th Annual Banquet: God Loves Justice. This year’s featured speaker is pastor, author, and justice advocate; Danielle Strickland. Committed to serving North Central Montana, the Great Falls Rescue Mission seeks to transform the hungry, hurting and homeless through Jesus Christ’s love.

Montana FFA State Convention

Date: Wednesday, April 3 - Saturday, April 6
Location: MSU Campus
City: Bozeman

The 89th Annual Montana FFA State Convention Career and Trade Show is taking place April 3-6 on the Montana State University campus in Bozeman. More than 2,000 high school and middle school FFA members, teachers, and supporters from across the state will have the opportunity to take part in career development events, leadership training, local service projects, and a trade show! For more information, visit

Shrine Circus

Date: Wednesday, April 3 - Sunday, April 7
Location: Billings Shrine Auditorium
City: Billings

The 68th Annual Al Bedoo Shrine Circus takes place April 3-7 in Billings at the Shrine Auditorium. There will be 10 performances over the span of five days. Elephants, tigers, clowns, acrobats, bears, poodles, and aerialists are packed into two hours of excitement and fun! Thanks to generous donations from the community, it's affordable for the whole family. The circus provides a quality, fun-filled, family experience that brings a smile to children of all ages.

Lily Ball

Date: Friday, April 5
Location: Hilton Garden Inn
City: Bozeman

It’s time once again for Thrive’s 15th Annual Lily Ball! Join a worthy cause and enjoy music, cocktails, auction, dancing and more. Proceeds help Thrive provide families with the resources, tools, and support to raise healthy, successful children.

Opportunity Resources - The Gala

Date: Saturday, April 6
Location: The Double Tree Hotel
City: Missoula

The Gala is an evening packed full of celebrating inclusion and independence for people with disabilities in Montana. Stop by and enjoy live and silent auctions as well as music and entertainment.


Date: Wednesday, April 10
Location: Fergus High School
City: Lewistown

Hardin, Browning and Fergus High Schools are collaborating on a student leadership/ambassador program. The program provides students the time and opportunity for face-to-face conversations and relationship building by placing students in small groups and challenging them to complete an art project together. Finished art projects will travel to each school and will be showcased in other parts of the state.

National Teach Children to Save Day

Date: Friday, April 12
Location: Stockman Bank Branches
City: Various locations throughout Montana

Geared toward grades K-8, Teach Children to Save is a free national program sponsored by the American Bankers Association (ABA) Foundation that organizes banker volunteers to help young people develop savings habits early in life. ABA provides the curriculum for bankers to use and incudes topics such as Money Recognition, Savings, Interest, Decision Making and Banking Careers.

Vegas in the Falls

Date: Saturday, April 13
Location: Heritage Inn
City: Great Falls

Quality Life Concepts (QLC) is holding Vegas in the Falls on April 13th at the Heritage Inn.  Established in 1977, QLC is one of the largest Montana-based providers of developmental disability services for children and adults. Annually, they serve over 220 children and adults with special needs.  Enjoy a fun-filled night of great food, games and raffles and, of course, poker!

Darko's Grand Finale

Date: Sunday, April 14
Location: The Double Tree Hotel
City: Missoula

Join us for Darko's Grand Finale - an evening of music, culinary delights, stories and fond farewells. Music featuring world-renowned violinist Tim Fain & cellist Amit Peled accompanied by Christopher Hahn, a duet by concert-master Margaret Baldridge & Adam Collins, and jazz music with Rob Tapper & friends.

Eagle Fest

Date: Friday, April 26
Location: Pub Station
City: Billings

Eagle Mount’s Eagle Fest is happening on April 26 at the Pub Station in Billings. The event will include a live and silent auction, food, and fun! The Eagle Mount program helps provide recreational opportunities to enhance the lives of children and adults with disabilities.

Wild Affair

Date: Friday, April 26
Location: ZooMontana
City: Billings

We invite you to be a part of ZooMontana’s largest fundraiser – Wild Affair!  Proceeds will be used for zoo operations and improvements. This wonderful evening has kick-started many zoo projects including the amazing plaza playground, the outreach van, and the ZooPavilion. This year’s selected project is a new sloth exhibit within the Discovery Center, allowing the zoo to bring in one of the most requested animals.

BASH Fundraiser

Date: Friday, April 26 - Saturday, April 27
Location: The University Ballroom
City: Missoula

BASH is Missoula Catholic School’s largest fundraiser, supporting Saint Joseph Elementary School and Middle School as well as Loyola Sacred Heart High School. Family Fun Night will take place Friday, April 26 at the Sister Rita Mudd Activity Center followed by the BASH Gala and Auction on Saturday, April 27. The Gala will include a silent auction, cocktails, formal dinner, live auction and live music and dancing.

MCC Spring Rodeo

Date: Friday, April 26 - Saturday, April 27
Location: Champion Arena in MCC's Ag Advancement Center
City: Miles City

The Miles Community College (MCC) Spring Rodeo will take place April 26-27 at Champion Arena in the MCC Ag Advancement Center. Kick your spring off right by cheering on collegiate athletes competing in a number of rodeo events.

The 19th Annual Hospitality Dinner and Auction

Date: Saturday, April 27
Location: MSU-Bozeman Strand Union Building Ballroom
City: Bozeman

Bozeman Health Foundation’s Hospitality 2019 dinner and auction event will feature décor, music, entertainment, and a menu inspired by superheroes. Proceeds from the evening will support the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital. The evening will include a gourmet catered dinner, one-of-a-kind silent and live auction, music, and dancing. Costumes featuring your favorite superhero are encouraged, or business attire is suggested.

Magic City Classic

Date: Saturday, April 27 - Sunday April 28
Location: Amend Park
City: Billings

The Stockman Bank Magic City Classic is happening April 27 and 28 in Billings. 1,600 youth from across the state will compete at Amend Park in on of the largest soccer events of the season. Stop by and root for your favorite team!