Big Sky, MT, festivals are aplenty if you’re looking to plan your vacation around something festive. We have things going on all year, and we love celebrating! Everyone can find something they love to do, from ice sculptures and skijoring to music festivals and markets throughout the year. And if you’re looking for something you’ve never tried, check out the annual Big Sky Rodeo! It’s our biggest week packed full of all kinds of fabulous fun!
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Best Big Sky, MT Festivals to Enjoy Throughout the Year
Winter Events and Festivals
Christmas Stroll (December)
A tree lighting ceremony, photos with Santa, illuminated trails for cross-country skiing, fat biking, and walkways are just some of the fantastic festivities you can enjoy. Also, get a sleigh or wagon ride, watch holiday films, listen to carolers, music, and more. Celebrate the holiday with lights and Christmas cheer!
Winter Fest (February)
This four-day winter family-friendly celebration features skijoring, ice sculptures, Viking Races, movies from the past, and live music!
Big Sky Winter Market (March)
Enjoy an indoor Winter Market at The Wilson Hotel Ballroom & Lobby, where you can browse local artist booths, warm up by the fire, and relax!
Summer Events and Big Sky, MT, Festivals
Farmer’s Market (June – September)
The Big Sky Farmer’s Market is held in June every Wednesday through September. It features local and regional farmers, professional and young artisans, and community organizations. Stop by to shop for fresh produce, arts and crafts, and much more.
Big Sky Artisan Festival (July)
This free festival is held at Len Hill Park to celebrate fine artisans in Big Sky, MT. Visit the festival and see diverse art mediums, from paintings to photography, pottery, jewelry, and more. Proceeds go to art education programs.
The Big Sky Rodeo (July)
The weeklong event hosts activities from an art auction that kicks the week off to a community rodeo, street dance, bingo night, community day and Mutton Bustin’, a golf tournament, and the PBR Bull Riding Night. This huge event draws many people and has events each day for “Big Sky’s Biggest Week!”
4th of July Festival (July)
This community event is a day of live music and festivities that end with an exciting firework show. Everyone comes together to celebrate one of our country’s favorite holidays.
Music in the Mountains (July – September)
This long-standing festival is a yearly event from June to September where you can see a lineup of live musicians. It is an outdoor concert series featuring up-and-coming musicians and well-known artists. Attend every Thursday at the Town Center Park. Bring your entire family and have a fantastic time!
Bravo! Big Sky Music Festival (August)
As part of the Music in the Mountains festival, this is a two-day event featuring classical and jazz musicians worldwide. There is a free outdoor performance and an indoor event (ticket required) at the Warren Performing Arts Center.
Big Sky Biggie (August)
All bike lovers should check out this much-loved event. Riders of all skill levels gather to get out on the bike trails in a new way. This annual mountain bike race has courses for 15-, 30-, and 60-mile rides.
Wildlands Festival (August)
If you love music and are interested in preserving the wildlands, this festival aims to bring everyone together in this mutual love. The celebration goes for two nights at the Big Sky Event Arena and is one of the most significant events for river preservation. Check their website for the music artist lineup!
Fall Events and Festivals
The Rut Run (September)
Conversely, if you love running rather than bike racing, The Rut Run has your back. This three-day running event at the Big Sky Resort has a VK, 11K, 20K, 28K, and 50K. Get free beer after the race, and be prepared to have fun! Cowbells encouraged!
Mountain Film on Tour (September)
This event is a selection of documentary films curated from the Mountain Film festival held in Telluride, Colorado. These culturally rich films aim to inspire audiences to create better solutions for a better world.
Haunted Peaks Halloween Festival (October)
If you love Halloween, you will love this four-day event in Big Sky Town Center. All ages are welcome to holiday activities like the Skulls & Roses Ball, Costume 5K Run, dance parties, face painting, trick or treating downtown, and so much more! Check their website for more details and current information.
Big Sky, MT, is rich in festivals and events yearly! It is some of the most fun you will have because we all know how to have a good time! We hope to see you at one or all of these events!
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