This is an Indian social gathering featuring drumming, dancing, and traditional dress and food. Visitors are welcome and asked to respect the dance area, which is sacred. Join us at one of the Indian country's most publicized events, powwows. Learn the how's and why's of powwow dancing. Know the difference between a grass dancer and a jingle dress dancer. Watch the veteran's honoring ceremony, tiny tots dancing, and enjoy 'Indian' humor. Meander through vendor's wares from the heart of Indian country. Come celebrate life with us. This is the Kootenai Tribe's celebration hosted by the Flathead Reservation, on the west shore of Flathead Lake.
July 18, 2019 - July 21, 2019
The Livingston Roundup Rodeo has been a popular annual PRCA event in the heart of Montana cattle country since 1924. Ranked as the 10th highest purse in the nation over the Independence Day holiday, the rodeo draws over 10,000 spectators every year to its open air arena near the Yellowstone river. The Livingston Roundup has entertained generations with its all-American Cowboy tradition and fireworks each night. Ten thousand visitors can't be wrong!
July 2, 2019 - July 4, 2019
The Montana Folk Festival features performances and demonstrations by over 250 of the nation's finest musicians, dancers and craftspeople. It will feature 25 Artists/groups on seven stages including a dance pavilion dedicated to non-stop participatory dancing, a family stage with performances appealing to both the young and the young-at-heart, and a Montana folklife stage. In addition to the performance stages, there are several themed festival areas: the Montana Folklife Area, the Family Area, two Festival Marketplaces and the Festival Food Courts. Admission throughout the three-day event is free to everyone. The Montana Folk Festival is a large, FREE outdoor event. The Butte, Montana festival site will be located adjacent to, and partially within, the fascinating Uptown Butte Historic District. A mix of open air and tented sites will provide a variety of performance venues ranging from intimate stages to amphitheater size. The Amphitheater Stage, which offers a panoramic view of Butte and the surrounding mountains, is being developed on the site of the historic Original Mineyard, with its dramatic deep shaft mine headframe that is a remnant of Butte's days as an underground copper mining center.
July 12, 2019 - July 14, 2019
Welcome to the most difficult mountain bike race in the country: The Butte 100. The Butte 100 race weekend consists of three individual races, a 100 mile, 50 mile, and the Sorini 25, taking place atop the Continental Divide just outside of Butte, Montana. The race has grown from a small group of dedicated locals on a gravel road, to world-class athletes competing on world-class trails. With outstanding partnerships with the USFS, BLM, community of Butte, our generous sponsors, and the “neon army” of volunteers, the Butte 100 races continue to provide the best mountain bike racing experience possible. Thanks for visiting.
July 27, 2019
In conjunction with Montana State Parks, Nathan Satran will be hosting an astrophotography workshop in Makoshika State Park. Astrophotography is photography of astronomical objects, celestial events, and areas of the night sky. This workshop will be hands on and last about five hours. Participants need to bring a DSLR, tripod, headlamp/flashlight, etc. The cost of this workshop is $45 per person and is limited to 6 participants. If there is more interest, we can add another night workshop. Please contact Nathan through Facebook or email for more information or to reserve a spot. firstname.lastname@example.org Nathan is a full-time photographer based in Billings, but originally from Forsyth Montana. He has a passion for landscape photography but recently found a passion for a new landscape-architectural photography. He has worked for Montana State Parks, Visit Montana, and Visit Southeast Montana, to help showcase some of the most beautiful places Montana has to offer, especially Makoshika and Medicine Rocks State Parks and Terry Badlands.
August 2, 2019