Your Guide to Our Favorite Can’t-Miss August Events in Big Sky, MT

There’s always something fun to do in Gallatin County! If you’re planning a summertime getaway to Big Sky, why not plan your trip around one of these fun-filled August events in Big Sky, MT? With exciting concert seriesfamily-friendly festivals, outdoor events, and more, you’re sure to have a blast! 

It’s time to start getting excited about your vacation to Big Sky, Montana! Take a look at our Summer Activities Guide and start outlining your ideal escape. 

Big Sky Summer Activities 

Check Out These August Events in Big Sky, MT 

Big Sky is home to phenomenal events, including rodeos, outdoor concerts, tournaments, and more! 

Big Sky Farmers’ Market 

farmers marketThere’s nothing like the smell and taste of fresh produce during summer. Head to the Big Sky Farmers’ Market this August and get your hands on the best local fruits, vegetables, and other homemade goods. Every Wednesday evening, the market will run from Fire Pit Park, down along Town Center Avenue, and into the Big Sky Town Center Plaza by us—The Wilson Hotel! 

Wild West Yellowstone Rodeo 

Howdy, Y’all! If you’re looking for a thrilling night out, get tickets for the Wild West Yellowstone Rodeo. The rodeo lasts throughout August and features all your favorite exciting events. You can look forward to barrel racing, bull riding, breakaway roping, bareback riding, and more! 

Fly Fishing Clinics 

Big Sky is known for its plethora of top-notch outdoor activities, including fly fishing. If you want to work on your skills, you should try a fly fishing clinic. If you’re traveling with children, the area offers a special workshop just for them! They’ll learn how to navigate the local waters, tie flies, and reel in a big catch. 

Music in the Mountains 

For over a decade, Music in the Mountains has been the state’s most beloved free outdoor concert series. These shows feature live music from up-and-coming musicians as well as well-known artists from throughout the country. The Center Stage at Town Center Park offers a breathtaking backdrop for you to enjoy the enchanting tunes.  

Big Sky Music Festival 

live musicThe Big Sky Music Festival was formerly known as the Big Sky Classical Music Festival. Today, this event spans over two days and showcases the best artists in classical and jazz worldwide. The weekend is full of fantastic free shows and workshops, including a youth music camp, master classes for student musicians, and various pop-up concerts. 

Paint the Peak 

This one is for the kiddos! Pain the Peak is a fun-filled workshop for children ages six through thirteen. They’ll follow a step-by-step process for painting Big Sky’s Lone Peak while adding their own special touches. All the supplies they need to create a masterpiece (plus some light snacks) are provided! 

“Bag the Peak” Cornhole Tournament 

Do you think of yourself as a cornhole pro? Then you need to register to compete in the “Bag the Peak” Cornhole Tournament! This lively contest is held by the Gallatin Invasive Species Alliance, which diligently works to take care of wildlife along the Gallatin River. Teams of two will compete in the cornhole tournament to help raise funds for their incredible conservation work. 

Stay In the Heart of Big Sky at The Wilson Hotel 

Two Bedroom Suite The Wilson HotelThe Wilson Hotel is the perfect basecamp for your mountain getaway this August. Our luxurious hotel offers incredible scenic views, comfortable accommodations, and convenient access to all the best things to do in Big Sky! After you’ve experienced a magical day at an August event in Big Sky, MT, return to The Wilson Hotel. We can’t wait to host you! 

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