Summer festival season is in full swing, and it's turning out to be a blockbuster year. From rodeos to concert series, people are turning out in droves to enjoy the festivities! There's still plenty on the docket; art, music, and craft brew festivals are scattered throughout the region. If you find yourself in the area during one of these fine events, it's well worth your time!

 

West Yellowstone Rendezvous and Living History Encampment

July 30-August 8, 2021

Gallatin National Forest

The rendezvous is a reenactment of an 1800's encampment featuring entertainment, demonstrations, and seminars related to trades and crafts of the 1800s. You'll find something of interest for the whole family.

 

Sweet Pea Festival

August 2-8, 2021

Downtown and Lindley Park, Bozeman, Montana

Begin the week with Chalk on the Walk, Bite of Bozeman, and Music on Main before heading into the festival weekend. Food, music, art, kid's crafts, it's all there.

 

Summer SLAM Fest

Saturday, August 8, 2021

11:00 am-7:00 pm

Bogert Park, Story Mansion, Emerson Lawn, Bozeman, Montana

Spread out over three locations to allow people to spread out; this festival focused on local artists is a favorite. Browse artwork, watch live demonstrations, and enjoy some delicious food!

 

Bravo! Big Sky Music Festival

August 13-14, 2021

Big Sky, Montana

A two-day festival for people of all ages, this annual event showcases the best in classical and jazz from around the world during a free outdoor performance in Big Sky's Town Center Plaza and one ticketed indoor concert at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center. The weekend also includes:

 

Headwater's Country Jam

August 19-21, 2021

This three-day country music festival is a local favorite. So grab a campsite, your besties, and get ready for over 20 bands on two stages with an incredible backdrop.

 

Yellowstone International Arts Festival

August 19, 2021

8:00 pm

Gardiner, Montana

This international arts festival celebrates the classical, performing arts, Indigenous tribes, and cultural traditions worldwide. This year's performance, "Feel the Freedom," includes a "Meet the Artist" event for local youth to attend the ‪ dress rehearsal free of charge.

 

Sweet Grass Brewfest

August 20, 2021

Big Timber, Montana

Lion's Club Park, On McLeod Street and 8th Ave

Enjoy local craft beers and great company in the community of Big Timber.

 

Labor Day Arts Fair

September 6, 2021

9 am-4 pm

Lion's Park, Red Lodge, Montana

Browse over 80 booths featuring unique, handcrafted, and original art and crafts.


Photo, courtesy Red Lodge Ales


Oktoberfest

September 11, 2021

3:00 pm-9:00 pm

Red Lodge Ales, Red Lodge, Montana

Enjoy German food, beer, vendors, and games! All ages welcome.

 

Tap into Pine Creek Brew Fest

October 9, 2021

Sample craft beer, listen to great music, and enjoy delicious food from Follow Yer' Nose BBQ. Shuttle service to Livingston available. Discounted lodging is available at Fairfield Inn by Marriot in Livingston.