Check Out These Can’t-Miss Summer Events in Big Sky, Montana

Just because the snow has melted and our skis and boots are put away, that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop in Big Sky! The summer season is filled with lots of fun-filled Big Sky community events that you won’t want to miss. From live music to mountain biking competitions to markets, these are the summer events in Big Sky you’ve got to add to your calendar.  

Check out our Free summer Guide for all the best Big Sky summer activities.   

Free Summer Activities Guide 

8 Fun-Filled Summer Events in Big Sky 

Mark your calendars for these unforgettable Big Sky events, including a music festival, archery competition, various races, and more! 

1. Big Sky Farmers’ Market 

The Big Sky Farmers Market is held every Wednesday from June through August from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The market runs from Fire Pit Park, down along Town Center Avenue, and into the Town Center Plaza by The Wilson Hotel. You’ll find exceptional items at the market, including candles, pickled vegetables, clothing, baked goods, home décor, and more! 

2. Music in the Mountains 

Music in the Mountains is a beloved family-friendly event, and it’s one of the state’s finest free outdoor concert series. The events occur every Thursday night from June through September at 6 p.m. at Center Stage, located within Big Sky Town Center. Get ready to listen to top-notch artists, such as Mt. Joy, California Honeydrops, and more.  

3. Big Sky Biggie 



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The Big Sky Biggie is a bike race to raise awareness and funds for the mountain bike trails in Big Sky, MT. The event takes place over two days in August and includes a free Kids’ Race for all the little bikers.  

4. Big Sky PBR Rodeo 

“Big Sky’s Biggest Week,” the Big Sky PBR Rodeo, features three nights of action-packed Touring Pro Division PBR bull riding during July. You can also look forward to fundraisers, a vendor village, and more.  

5. The Rut Mountain Runs 

The Rut is an outdoor event unlike any other. It’s an international skyrunning competition held every year in Big Sky in September. The event consists of four races, a 50K, 25K, 11K, and Vertical Kilometer—both valid for the Skyrunner World Series. 

6. Free Entrance Days in the National Parks 


The National Park Service offers five days with zero entrance fees into national parks every year. Mark your calendars this August and get ready to explore the one and only Yellowstone National Park! 

7. Big Sky Artisan Festival 

Each July, the Big Sky Artisan Festival takes place in Big Sky’s Town Center. This festival is home to a wide range of local and regional artists. Stop by this free event to watch live artist demonstrations, purchase original works, and enjoy delicious treats at the food trucks! 

8. Total Archery Challenge 

Do you have what it takes to compete in the Total Archery Challenge in Big Sky? Known as the greatest outdoor 3D archery experience in the nation, the Total Archery Challenge offers a fun-filled environment that the whole family can enjoy.  

Rest Your Head at The Wilson Hotel 

Exterior of Wilson Hotel on a summer night

After a lively day attending Big Sky summer events, rest your head at The Wilson Hotel. We’re conveniently located near all the action, but our peaceful accommodations will make you feel like you’re in your own secluded oasis. Browse our lodging options and book your summer stay with us today. We can’t wait to host you! 

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