This Weekend's Top 4 | June 24-26, 2022
June 23, 2022
by rebecca stewart
I love that we have a steady stream of beloved summertime staples sprinkled throughout these summer months, and this weekend we've got not one but two beloveds to enjoy! As you read on, you'll find our top 4 picks for the weekend, but it's worth mentioning that as June readies to wind down (didn't school just get out?!), 406 Pride is also wrapping a week full of PRIDE festivities and resources, Downtown Billings has a detailed schedule, here.
For a full look at what's happening around town this weekend (and there are quite a few goodies beyond what you see here), you'll want to check out the calendar. In the meantime...
#1 SummerFair | MSUB
Yellowstone Art Museum's SummerFair held at MSU Billings June 24-26
SummerFair is back for its 44th run, once again held on the grounds of MSUB. One of the most anticipated arts and crafts festivals in the region, SummerFair features artisans from across the country. As you peruse the 80+ vendors, you're sure to find the perfect gift or unique addition for your home. You'll also want to explore the various food trucks and enjoy the entertainment throughout this weekend that is fun for the whole family!
Be sure to pop by the YAM tent (booth #1) to check out the vendor raffle. Proceeds from the raffle will go directly to supporting our Red Lodge neighbors at the Roosevelt Center as they repair after this year's historic floods.
SummerFair is one of the YAM's largest fundraisers as well as being a great way to support artisans from near and far!
- When: July 24-26, Friday (4-8pm), Saturday (10am-7pm), & Sunday (10am-4pm)
- Admission: $5/person, each day | Free/Kids ages 6 and younger | Free/YAM Members | $25/Weekend Pass
- Littles (ages 6 and younger) get in free and can enjoy face painting, airbrush tattoos, and crafts with the YAM's Education team all weekend!
- SummerFair 2022 Program
#2 Summer Block Party | The Red Door
Summer Block Party hosted by Granite Health & Fitness and Elan Medical
Nothing says summer quite like a block party and that's what Granite Health & Fitness, Elan Medical, Legacy Coffee, Good Vibes Yoga, and the Red Door are bringing to the West End on this Friday evening. Come join in the fun for discounts, giveaways, food, live music, and a cornhole tournament.
BEAUTY - WELLNESS - FITNESS - FOOD - FUN
- When: Friday, June 24 @ 5-10pm
- Where: The Red Door (and surrounding businesses)
- Live music starts at 6pm (as does the Cornhole Tourney, which required pre-registration)
#3 Let's Move | Run, Walk, or Wag
This weekend is positively brimming with opportunities to get up and move! Check out our Race for a Reason page ^^ for the full scoop on the various races/runs/walks happening (and for a peek at other upcoming races that you'll want to get registered for).
- What: Tails and Trails Pet Fun Run (ZooMontana) // Bash Dash 5K (Huntley) // 406 Adventure Race/Big Sky State Games Triathlon (please note the change in location: Lake Elmo State Park // Racin' for Rescues 1K (Shiloh Conservation area)
- When: Saturday, June 25 & Sunday, June 26
#4 Symphony in the Park | Pioneer Park
Fun for the whole family!
Friends, it's Billings Symphony's 50th anniversary of the beloved summer staple, Symphony in the Park! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to kick back under our beautiful Big Sky and enjoy an evening of (free) exquisitely performed music. Kiddos will enjoy discovering the magic of music at the Instrument Petting Zoo (4-5pm & 6-6:45pm) and giving their batons a whirl at the Kids Conducting Contest (6:45-7pm). Billings Symphony is scheduled to take the stage from 7-9pm. This year’s Symphony in the Park concert features special guests Paige and the People’s Band, with two of their original songs arranged specially for this concert. The evening will also feature the Armed Forces Salute and the 1812 Overture (complete with cannons!). You'll be able to round out your experience with picnic fair from participating food trucks.
- When: Sunday, June 26 @ 4-9pm
- Where: Pioneer Park
- Cost: Free
- More info