Events

Upcoming Events

13 Oct. 2022

Flathead Candidate Forum

Join Forward Montana for a non-partisan candidate forum from 5:00-7:30PM. The forum will feature legislative candidates, Public Service Commission Candidates, and County Commissioner Candidates. Questions will be through the lens of issues that matter to young people in Flathead Count. RSVP Here.

Glacier Lanes Bowling Alley

13 Oct. 2022

WTF is the Crisis Intervention Levy: Missoula

Join us from 6:00-8:00PM as we talk about WTF the Crisis Intervention Levy on the Missoula County Ballot means! Learn about the services it will fund, ask questions, and spend time visioning what a healthy and safe Missoula looks like! Participants will receive a beverage on Forward Montana for joining! RSVP here.

GILD Brewing

TBD

Bozeman Candidate Forum

We will be hosting a candidate forum for the upcoming election in November! Check back here for more information.

TBD

Past events

28 July 2022

Brews and boardgames in Missoula

Join Forward Montana staff on the Imagine Nation Brewing patio from 5:30-7:30PM for a night of community building and board games! Learn about what Forward Montana is up to in 2022 and ways to get involved! Bonus: Rockstar Members get their first beverage on us! (to become a Rockstar, donate here) RSVP here.

Location: ImagineNation Brewing

26 July 2022

Potluck in Pioneer Park

Come join our Forward Montana team at Pioneer Park from 6:00-8:00PM (specific spot will be sent out before the event) for a potluck style meal! We want to build community with you in Billings while we share we have coming up this summer and fall as well as hear from you on what matters most to you in our community! We’ll provide a main dish, please bring a side (appetizer, dessert etc) if you are able! RSVP here.

Location: Pioneer Park

25 July 2022

Lounge in Lindley

Forward Montana will be celebrating all of our volunteers that make our work possible and encouraging new folks to join our volunteer team from 6:00-9:00PM at Lindley Park. We will have fun games, yummy food, cold drinks, and amazing conversation about your hard work and the work that we still have to do. We will provide a gluten-free and veggie main dish and ask that folks bring a side dish to this summer potluck! RSVP here.

Location: Lindley Park

18 July 2022

Libertees skillshare

Join Forward Montana from 6:00-8:00PM for a skill share of altering t-shirts into fun summer shirts with bling! T-shirts and supplies provided, just bring yourself and we will guide the creative process! We will also break into groups and learn about how to do voter registration in Flathead County! Fun, fellowship, and a free T! RSVP here.

Location: Glacier Queer Alliance

22 June 2022

Billings pride Event: Queer Young Adult Night

Join Pari in Billings as a part of a week long Billings Pride Event through 406 Pride. We’ll have art projects, snacks, drinks and LOTS of time to meet fellow queer folks to build community and joy together. RSVP here.

Location: Kirk’s Grocery

28 June 2022

Meet and Greet in Missoula

5:30PM – Join Lucy in Missoula for some Scrabble and beer. We will be sharing stories from this whirlwind spring, getting excited about the events of the summer and most importantly, enjoying each other’s company and being in community together! RSVP here.

lOCATION: giLD bREWING

21 June 2022

Kickball in Kalispell

6:00PM – Join Forward Montana for lemonade under the gazebo and/or a game of pickup kickball. The game will just be a fun, non-competitive, accessible round of kickball! Feel free to bring a picnic blanket and your dinner. This will be a great time to meet new people and learn more about Forward Montana! RSVP Here.

lOCATION: tHOMPSON park, Kalispell

16 June 2022

rockstar hall of fame

6:30PM – For the first time since 2019, Forward Montana will host our premiere event of the year, Rockstar Hall of Fame, where we celebrate our community and partners and honor Montanans who have worked tirelessly to make our communities a better place. 
2022 also marks the 18th year of Forward Montana, so we’re throwing it back to our early days and partying like it’s 2004 with an aughts themed celebration.

Buy your tickets here.

Location: Conflux Brewing, Missoula

03 June 2022

Transcendent joy 2.0 Launch Party

3:30PM – Join us for a sober, all-ages Pride celebration + release party for Transcendent Joy vol 2, featuring readings from zine artists, a collaborative art project, and a whole lot of queer joy! RSVP here.

Location: Missoula Public Library, 4th floor, Cooper A

24 may 2022

Bozeman Meet and Greet

6-7:30PM – Join us for a casual gathering in the Bozeman Office to play board games with the Forward Montana Community and learn about our upcoming projects. Food and drinks provided! Have a game at home that you love? Please bring it! RSVP here.

Location: 125 W Mendenhall St

18 may 2022

Missoula Meet and Greet

6-7:30PM – Build community with your neighbors and the Missoula Field Manager, Lucy! Come hang out with us to simply be in community together and to learn all about what Forward Montana has brewing this summer from issue advocacy around housing, climate and LGBTQ+ equality to Get Out The Vote efforts all across the state. RSVP here.

Location: 2300 REGENT STREET SUITE 206

18 may 2022

Billings Meet and Greet

6-7:30PM – Please join our Billings Field Manager, Pari! Come hang out with us to simply be in community together and to learn all about what Forward Montana has brewing this summer In the Magic City from issue advocacy LGBTQ+ equality to Get Out The Vote and big time voter registration efforts! Have a drink on us, share some snacks and connect with like-minded Billings folks! RSVP Here.

Location: Thirsty Street Brewing Taproom

18 may 2022

Kalispell Meet and Greet

6-7:30PM – Build community with your neighbors and the Flathead Field Manager, Mandy! Come hang out with us to simply be in community together and to learn all about what Forward Montana has brewing this summer from issue advocacy around housing, climate and LGBTQ+ equality to Get Out The Vote efforts all across the state. RSVP Here.

Location: Kalispell Brewing Company

03-08 May 2022

Congressional Candidate Primary Roadshow

May 3rd- Covellite Theater, Butte

May 4th- Imagine Nation Brewing, Missoula

May 5th- Northwest Montana History Museum, Kalispell

May 6th- The Rialto Theater, Bozeman

May 8th- Art House Cinema and Pub, Billings

Montana

12 aPRIL 2022

Billings School Board cANDIDTE foRUM

Join us at our School Board Forum to learn more about the candidates and where they stand on key school issues. We will also discuss the mill levy that will be on your ballot so that you can make an informed vote! We’ll be sure to ask hard-hitting questions and ensure there’s plenty of time for audience participation so your questions are asked. RSVP here.

vIRTUAL

09 April 2022

LGBTQ+ Missoula Roller Skating Clinic with Hellgate Roller Derby

1AM-1PM: Roller Skating Basics — Learn how to stay upright, move forward, turn around… the basics!
1:30-3PM: Jam Skating — Get your groove on! Practice the basics of jam (dance) skating.
3:30-5PM: Roller Derby 101 — Come test our your derby chops under the expert instruction of Missoula’s own Hellgate Roller Derby! No specific skillset required.
A limited number of rental skates will be available at no cost. Keep your eyes on our social media pages for more information and to register!

lOCATION: hellgate roller derby

15 April 2021

Helena Huddle

Human Rights at the Montana State Legislature

Location: Zoom

13 April 2021

Level-up Missoula

Location: Zoom

07 aPRIL 2021

Who the heck is Forward Montana?

Join us and get to know the team in Billings!

Location: Billings

17 March 2021

Virtual Town Hall

With Rep. Emma Kerr-Carpenter (HD-49 Billings) and Rep. Alice Buckley (HD63 Bozeman)

Location: Zoom

16 mARCH 2021

We’re here, we’re queer, and we’re really f*cking tired

Location: Zoom

09 March 2021

Talk of the Town

Missoula’s guide to giving public comment

Location: Zoom

04 February 2021

Helena HUDDLE

FMT’s legislative social hour

Location: Zoom

28 January 2021

Level up Bozeman

Boost your civic engagement in 2021!

Location: Zoom

16 December 2020

Post election briefing

Location: Zoom