After playing fast and furiously all summer, it’s nice to settle into some community events close to home. Across the region you’ll find festivals, music, and opportunities to play outdoors (don’t forget Fee Free Day at Yellowstone National Park!) Wherever you’re visiting, you’re sure to find something happening around town so be sure to check the local events calendar!
National Public Lands Day, National Parks Fee Free Day
September 28, 2019
In celebration of National Parks Fee Free Day, visit Yellowstone National Park at no charge! The nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort, the day celebrates the connection between people and green space in their community, inspires environmental stewardship, and encourages use of open space for education, recreation, and general health.
West Yellowstone Old Faithful Cycle Tour
NPS / Jacob W. Frank
October 5, 2019
West Yellowstone, Montana
Yellowstone National Park is amazing in the fall; the leaves are turning, fewer people are visiting and the air is cooling. This 60 mile round trip ride is the perfect way to experience it. The fully supported race includes 2 feed stations, 3 sag wagons and an on-course bike mechanic. One way trips are available for those wanting a shorter ride. End the day with a delicious group meal. Registration is limited to 300 riders, so sign up soon!
Luke Combs: Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour
October 16, 2019
Currently in the middle of his first ever headline arena tour, Luke Combs is playing to sold-out audiences across the country. Recently named New Artist of the Year at the 52nd Annual CMA Awards, Combs is also the first artist to score five consecutive career-opening #1’s on Billboards Country Airplay.
Big Sky Haunted Peaks Halloween Festival
October 25, 2019
Big Sky Town Center
Big Sky gets into the Halloween spirit with holiday activities, live music and a horror film festival. Spooky fun for all ages!
Belgrade Fall Festival
September 21, 2019
Everyone in town comes out for the Belgrade Fall Festival! The day starts off with a pancake breakfast followed by a parade, arts and crafts show, BBQ and car show!
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
September 26, 2019
Now in its sixth year, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival illustrates the challenges facing our planet and showcases the work people are doing to protect it. Full of stories about the outdoors, you’ll leave inspired to be an active and responsible steward of the land.
Bridger Raptor Festival
October 4-6, 2019
Bridger Bowl, Bozeman, Montana
The largest known Golden Eagle Migration in the U.S. passes over the Bridger Mountain Range and since 1991, a raptor migration count takes place at Bridger Bowl Ski Area. The Raptor Festival has become a well-loved event in conjunction with the migration. With live raptors, nature walks and educational presentations, it’s a great weekend for the entire family.
Raw Deal Run
September 28, 2109
This 3 or 6 mile fun run takes you through two private ranches south of Big Timber, Montana. This is your chance to run through some of the most beautiful acres in the state. The day tops off with a costume contest and chili feed!
Montana International Film Festival (MINT)
September 27-28, 2019
Taking place in Billings, Montana, September 19-23, the festival continues on in Red Lodge the following week. Two thought provoking films will be shown exclusively at the Roman Theatre, “I’d Like to Be Alone Now
,” and “Shattered Dreams: Sex Trafficking in America
For more Yellowstone Country events, go to www.yellowstonecountry.com.