Park County Days; A National Park Service Centennial Celebration

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Livingston, MT is a rich and diverse culture. What started as a railroad town is now one of Montana’s most sought after destinations and home to a plethora of authors, outdoor enthusiasts, visual artists, musicians and chefs. The town sports a laid-back vibe and the locals are full of character, but the scenery is what really takes the cake. Situated on the edge of the aptly named Paradise Valley, you’ll pass through Livingston on your way to Yellowstone National Park— a spectacular drive.

A National Park Service Centennial Celebration, Park County Days brings friends, family and visitors together to celebrate all things Livingston.

Saturday, August 13: Cemetary Walk, 1pm, Calvary Cemetery. Learn about the lives of the the community’s remarkable people.

Lookin%27 back on the Bear Paw stringSunday, August 14: Ranch Heritage and Farm Day, 10am-3pm, Miles Park Bandshell along the Yellowstone River. Spend the day chatting with local ranchers learning about what it takes to raise food and livestock. Listen to live music and enjoy great conversation.

Sunday, August 14: Day One of Cycle Greater Yellowstone, Bozeman to Livingston, 7am, Beall Park. Experience the iconic, wild, and magnificent Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem on your bike.

Monday, August 15: Outdoor Recreation and Outfitters, 11am-5pm, Sleeping Giant Trade Center. Celebrate the outdoors with some of the area outfitters. Watch fly-casting instructions and stand up paddle board demonstrations. An adventure showcase will highlight whitewater rafting, scenic floats, horseback rides and guided Yellowstone hikes.

rafting photo for webTuesday, August 16: Performing Arts, Storytelling and Film, 11am-8:30pm, The Shane Center, Blue Slipper Theatre and the Buckhorn Theatre. Performances, presentations and demonstrations featuring a film screening of National Parks Adventure. (Doors open at 6:30, advance purchase of ticket required.)

Wednesday, August 17: Farmer’s Market, 3-7pm, Miles Park Bandshell. Gather your friends and family for food, crafts, art and beverages.

Thursday, August 18: Museum and Cultural History Day, 10am-6pm, Fly Fishing Federation Museum, Livingston Depot Center and Yellowstone Gateway Museum with visiting exhibits from Cooke City Montana Museum and the Montana Historical Society.

Friday, August 19: Art Walk to Yellowstone, 12-8pm. Livingston is known for it’s art. Stroll through town touring the many local galleries and you’ll understand why.

Saturday, August 20: Food, Fun and Suds in the Park, 11am-5pm, Miles Park Bandshell. Local food, beer and a battle of the bands.

Saturday, August 20: United in Light’s Mane Event, 5-10pm, Park County Fairgrounds. Annual fundraiser for United in Light, Drafthorse Sanctuary.

Sunday, August 20: Bark in the Park, 10:30am, Miles Park Bandshell. Stafford Animal Shelter summer fundraiser.

SPECIAL EVENT, Thursday, August 25


An Evening at the Arch: Yellowstone Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial. Live broadcast in Livingston, 3pm, banks of the Yellowstone River. Join us to watch the live broadcast of the celebration taking place in Gardiner, MT. Performances by Emmylou Harris,  John Prine and more. Speakers will include local, state, and national dignitaries. Broadcast starts at 7pm.