Summer Events in Montana’s Yellowstone Country 2022

Rodeo in Red Lodge, Montana Photo by Andy Austin

Summer is just around the corner and the event lineup is spectacular!  In addition to ongoing events such as farmer’s markets, rodeos, and summer concert series, you’ll find art festivals, mountain bike and running races, plus more music than has ever reached our region before! We’ve pulled out some of our favorites, but as you plan your visit to Montana’s Yellowstone Country, be sure to visit for an extensive list of area events.

Big Sky

Big Mountain Enduro

June 23-26, 2022

Some of the best enduro tracks in the US, plus some of the gnarliest trail in the series. Enjoy 4 stages of events and 9,000 feet of descent!


Big Sky Artisan Festival

July 2, 2022

Stop by to meet the artists, watch live art demos, take home some great artwork and enjoy delicious treats from local food trucks.


Wildland’s Festival

August 12-13, 2022

This inaugural festival features names like Brandi Carlisle, Indigo Girls, Lukas Nelson and Jason Isbell.



Big Sky State Fair

July 20-24, 2022

Nothing says summer like the state fair! Enjoy a carnival, live music, food, and the Bozeman Roundup Ranch Rodeo!


Sweet Pea Festival

August 5-7, 2022

Bozeman’s biggest event of the year, with arts and craft vendors, live music, dance, theater, kid’s activities, fun run, parade, and some amazing food!


Summer SLAMFest

August 6-7, 2022

The perfect accompaniment to a weekend full of art and community. SLAMfest includes music, art, food and libations!



Livingston Depot Center’s Festival of Arts

July 2-4, 2022

This juried art show features over 100 artists and crafts people from around the region including photography, painting, sculpture, woodworking, metal and blacksmithing, jewelry, furniture, glass, fiber arts, drawings and prints, ceramics, and more.


Tap Into Montana

June 25, 2022

Montana is quickly becoming known for its incredible variety of local breweries and this brew fest is the perfect way to sample the goods! Enjoy live music, local food, and great beer!


The Shane Center Summer Concert Series

Thursdays in June and July, 2022

A free summer concert series on the lawn of the Shane Center that the whole family can enjoy! The summer series culminates with the NY NY dueling pianos!



Hell’s A Roarin’ Horse Drive

May 28, 2022

Experience a true old-fashioned horse drive as a herd of horses are driven through the town of Gardiner and on to their summer home in Jardine.

Yellowstone International Arts Festival, Art on the Yellowstone

August 10, 2022

Taking place at the beautiful Yellowstone Hot Springs, you’ll find a plethora of art and dance on the banks of the Yellowstone River. A truly unique art experience.


Cooke City

Fourth of July Celebration

July 4, 2022

Kick off Independence Day in the mountains with a Fourth of July Parade, Fireman’s Picnic, games, and fireworks!


Big Timber

Sweet Grass Festival

June 25, 2022

Enjoy live music, rodeo, a fun run, car show, street fair and parade in one of Montana’s most western towns.


Red Lodge

Montana Renaissance Fair

June 4-5, 2022

The longest running Renaissance Fair in the region is moving to Red Lodge! Enjoy period clothing, crafts, and demonstrations.


Red Lodge Songwriter’s Festival

June 23-25, 2022

One of our favorite events, you’ll enjoy three days of music throughout town with talent from around the nation, including up and coming singers and songwriters from music meccas like Nashville, TN!


Beartooth Run

July 9, 2022

If you’re a runner, you’ll love the most scenic and highest 5K/10K race in the U.S. Challenge yourself to running uphill at elevations of 10,500 feet!



Musician’s Rendezvous

August 12-14, 2022

Absarokee’s favorite weekend! Gather with musicians from around the region for spontaneous jam sessions, delicious corn on the cob, and some lively conversation on the banks of the Yellowstone River.



Montana BBQ Cookoff

June 11, 2022

Enjoy BBQ, craft beer, and live music as BBQ masters from around the country compete under the Big Sky for a chance to go to compete in Kansas City. Bring your appetite!