‘Come Hell or High Water’: Yellowstone Gateway Communities Ready for Upcoming Events!

Residents in Yellowstone’s gateway communities have shown characteristic resolve after historic flooding this past week, quickly cleaning up damage to their homes and businesses. As a result, they are ready for a lineup of events across the region happening this weekend. Summer is in full swing, and Montana’s Yellowstone Country is at the heart of it!


Upcoming Events in Yellowstone Country



Pig Races at Bear Creek Saloon & Steakhouse

Races begin at 7 p.m. every Thursday-Saturday through Labor Day

Enjoy dinner and cocktails while betting on pig races to benefit a local scholarship fund. Dinner reservations recommended. Bearcreek Downs: Where Pigs DO Fly!


Big Timber

Sweet Grass Fest

June 24-25

Rodeo, parade, car show, street fair and fun run in a historic community at the foot of the Crazy Mountains.



Annual Fishtail Family Fun Day

June 25

Activities all day including pancake breakfast, cornhe tournament, vendor fair, gun raffle, bake sale, live music and duck races.



Jammin’ Out in Joliet

June 25

Family fun, vendor fair, live music, street dance and fireworks in this charming community between Laurel and Red Lodge.

Tap into Montana Brewfest


Tap Into Montana Brew Fest

June 25, Miles Park bandshell, 3-8 p.m.

Sample craft beer from your favorite Montana breweries, enjoy live music and delicious local food while taking in the beautiful views of the Yellowstone River and Absaroka Mountains.


Paradise Valley

Powderhorn at Music Ranch Montana

June 24, dinner at 6:30 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy dinner, live music and dancing in the heart of the stunning Paradise Valley.


Quenby at Old Saloon

June 23, 8 p.m.

Live music for all ages. No cover.


Sean Devine at Pine Creek Lodge

June 23, 6 p.m.

Outdoor concert from “The Treasure State Troubadour” Free show


The Wood Brothers with Amanda Stewart at Pine Creek Lodge

June 24, 7 p.m.


The Steel Woods at Old Saloon

June 24, 7 p.m.

All ages, tickets $20


Brunch with Maggie Hickman at Pine Creek Lodge

June 25, 11 a.m.

Free show


The Sleepless Elite at Pine Creek Lodge

June 25, 6 p.m.

Free show


The Dirty Shame at Old Saloon

June 25, 8 p.m.

All ages, no cover


Brunch with Chandler Huntley at Pine Creek Lodge

June 26, 11 a.m.

Free show


Red Lodge

6th Annual Red Lodge Songwriter Festival

June 23-25

For three days in June the streets, bars, cafes, and parks of Red Lodge will become a gathering place for songwriters from Montana, Nashville, and around the country. The weekend features 25 live performances and 24 songwriters across 7 venues, plus a songwriting contest.


West Yellowstone

Wild West Yellowstone Rodeo

June 22-25, 7 p.m.

Rodeos run 5 to 6 days a week in June, July & August. Cowboys and cowgirls show off their skills in bareback, saddle bronc, teaming roping, bull riding, and more. Trail rides are also available.

For more summer events in Yellowstone Country, visit YellowstoneEvents.com.