A Billings Thanksgiving weekend tradition of more than 30 years, Tchaikovsky’s enchanted Nutcracker Ballet is sure to get you into the holiday spirit! For information about this concert or to purchase tickets, visit the Symphony's website at www.billingssymphony.org or call (406) 252-3610.
November 25, 2017 - November 26, 2017
The Alzada Cowboy Poetry, Art & Music Show is an outstanding event sponsored by the Alzada Community Club to fund their Community Hall. Admission is free and food is sold throughout the day. Cowboy Poets can recite 2 poems each, Musicians can perform 2 songs and Artists or Photographers can enter 3 pieces. Each year two Poets, two Musicians and two Artists are featured and those chosen get to perform 5 extra minutes of poems and songs. They are chosen by popular vote from the prior year. Poets, Artists, Musicians and Photographers from at least 4 states enter the growing popular event each year. This event brings the Cowboy Culture home to all who attend the fun filled day. Join the laughter, tears and good fellowship. People are welcome to enter, but they need to pre-register in September, please call for more information.
October 1, 2017
The Bridger Raptor Festival is an annual event held in and around Bozeman Montana. The festival, which is free to the public, centers around an annual count each Fall of the largest known golden eagle migration in the United States. The Bridger Raptor Festival takes place at the Bridger Bowl ski area in the Gallatin National Forest just north of Bozeman. Activities include a Wildlife Film Festival, interpretive programs with live raptors, nature walks and talks, face painting, storytelling, education and entertainment programs for people of all ages. Children's events, bird hike opportunities and more occur before and after the event. In partnership with Gallatin National Forest and Bridger Bowl Ski Area, Hawkwatch International established one of 16 Rocky Mountain raptor monitoring sites on the Bridger Bowl helicopter platform in 1991. At that time more golden eagles had been documented at this site then any other in the country. Since monitoring migratory activity, 16 other species of raptors have been counted regularly using the Bridger Bowl Range as a migratory flyway through the Rocky Mountains each fall Be prepared for all weather conditions. If hiking, proper hiking gear, food, and water should be taken for each individual. Bring your binoculars and cameras! Visit www.bridgerraptorfest.org for event schedule and program descriptions as they become posted.
October 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017
During November, West Yellowstone, Montana comes alive in color! The early snow brings cross-country skiers from around the world to learn and train on the superior Rendezvous Trail System, in fact seven international teams have used the Rendezvous to prepare themselves for the Olympics. Residents of this small mountain community eagerly await this season each year - looking forward to greeting old friends and meeting new ones. Plenty of lodging choices, some with kitchens and some with full training table meal plans, are available. Many restaurants are open to cater to this special crowd, as well. Thanksgiving week, as always, will feature kids and adult Nordic ski clinics, manufacturer's exhibits, motivational talks, wax clinics, racing events and an overall warm feeling of camaraderie. Everyone is welcome from novice to expert. It is important to note that Yellowstone National Park is not open during this period of time. Clinic and race headquarters are based in the Holiday Inn.
November 21, 2017 - November 26, 2017
Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park offers candlelight tours in December, weather permitting. See the cave as the original discoverers did, by candlelight. The tour covers two miles. 1 1/4 miles of this is outside and may require walking to and from the cave through snowy conditions. Dress for walking in snow, wind and cold temperatures. Coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies will be available at the visitor center. Candles will be provided. For safety reasons, the first (upper) half of the caverns will be shown with the lights on. The lower half of the cave will be by candlelight. Parents need to use their own judgment if children will be comfortable in the darkness of the cave. Young children will not be given a candle lantern. Children 5 and under are discouraged from attempting the tour. Reservations are required. Admission is $15.00 for adults and $8.00 for children. Candles and lanterns are provided with the cost of the tour. Reservations accepted starting December 2nd, at the park office (406) 287-3541. Dec. 13, 20, 21,22, 27, 28 Times of the tours will be 10:00, 10:30, 11:15, 12:00, 12:45, 1:30, 2:15, 2:45.
December 16, 2017 - December 30, 2017