Trick or Treat 2021

Downtown Trick-or-Treat, is hosted by the Downtown Billings Alliance, and has been a popular and safe Halloween alternative for the Billings’ community for 19 years.  This free community event brings thousands of children in costume downtown to trick or treat at over 60 participating businesses that offer candy, healthy treats, and unique Halloween themes or activities.

This fun event has grown over the years and has become a popular event for day cares, schools, and families.

The Downtown Billings Alliance office at 116 N 29th St., Suite A operates as headquarters for the event and provides maps of the route and trick or treat bags for the children.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

DIGITAL MAP AVAILABLE WEEK OF


Resources

Submit Downtown Trick or Treat Location Details

What you Need to Do:

  • Click the button above or view the printer friendly participation document linked below and either drop it at the DBA office or email it to frontdesk@downtownbillings.com
  • All participating business will need to provide their own candy/treats to hand out. 2,000 pieces is the suggested minimum.
  • Pick up your 2 helium balloons at the DBA office between 10am and 12pm on Friday, October 29th to place outside of your business as a guide for Trick or Treaters to come your way.

Highly Encouraged COVID-19 Precautions:
For the safety of your staff, the attending families and young community members please consider the following for this event.

  • Mask-up
  • Use low-touch/no-touch candy distribution methods (ie: candy shoots, grab-n-gos, controlled/limited entry, outdoor distribution, etc). If you need ideas our team has a handful.

The DBA provides:

  • The marketing for the event.
  • DBA office will give out free Trick or Treat bags and printed list of participating locations to the children & families.
  • Digital google map of the participating locations available the day of on downtownbillings.com
  • 2 helium balloons for each participating business to pick up at the DBA office between 10am – 12pm on Friday, October 29th.

Important Note: To have your business location listed on printed list of participating locations you must have your application submitted before Oct 27th. All participating locations will be listed on the online accessible google map. 

  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  • Put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run.
  • Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them
  • Always walk on sidewalks.
  • Watch for cars that are turning or backing up.
  • Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
  • Join kids under age for trick-or-treating.
  • If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, tell them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
  • Posted on: October 29, 2021

ParaNorman | Art House Kids Movie Buffs at the Babcock

Gather the kids for another Art House Kids Movie Buffs presentation of the spooky Halloween adventure ParaNorman! Featuring the impressive stop-motion animation from the artists at Laika, this family friendly adventure is wildly entertaining and wickedly funny. But beyond the thrills and chills of the story, ParaNorman (as with all Laika films) is created wholly out of handmade characters, painstakingly crafted into poses to create the illusion of life as the artists must carefully manipulate every movement, 24 times for every second of film! It’s an art form that is rarely utilized anymore, but an impressive feat that cinephiles of all ages can be flabbergasted over! What better way to immerse your kids into the magic of the movies?

  • Posted on: October 16, 2021

ArtWalk with Sandstone Gallery

Sandstone Gallery will be participating in Artwalk Billings. Many or all of our artists will be on hand to show their work and talk to you about their art. Please join us for a fun evening downtown!

FEATURED ARTISTS OCT/NOV 2021: Teresa Brown, Jennifer Baretta
GUEST ARTIST: Prairie Hand Spinners Guild

  • Posted on: October 1, 2021

315 Tech’s Grand Opening!

We here at 315 Tech will be celebrating our grand opening on Oct 1st! Come check out the shop and sign up for our giveaway. We’re giving away a CoolerMaster RGB Liquid Cooler for a desktop PC. Installed by us free of charge! (Compatible PC required) Come meet Dustin the owner and learn about his expertise that can help your home or small business!

  • Posted on: October 1, 2021

Montana International Film Festival at the Babcock

The 4th annual Montana International Film Festival will occur Sept 16th – 19th in downtown Billings, with virtual screenings running from Sept 16 – Oct 3. The physical events in this years line-up include, a red carpet opening ceremony, various feature films, film blocks, panels, Q&A’s, VIP lounge, after parties and, an award ceremony.

The 2021 festival season will utilize a hybrid platform with both virtual and physical events. The physical events will take place at The Historic Babcock Theatre in downtown Billings, MT. Our virtual films and panel events will be hosted on Eventive, an online festival platform for independent cinema.

VIP Passes available NOW: Enjoy all film screenings (in-person & virtual), panel events, after-parties, and access to the VIP Festival Lounge. https://mint2021.eventive.org/passes/buy

Virtual Film Passes available NOW: Virtual Film Pass provides access to all online film screenings, virtual panel events, and live Q&As with directors. https://mint2021.eventive.org/passes/buy

General festival passes, 1 day passes and, individual film tickets coming soon!

  • Posted on: September 19, 2021

Montana International Film Festival at the Babcock

The 4th annual Montana International Film Festival will occur Sept 16th – 19th in downtown Billings, with virtual screenings running from Sept 16 – Oct 3. The physical events in this years line-up include, a red carpet opening ceremony, various feature films, film blocks, panels, Q&A’s, VIP lounge, after parties and, an award ceremony.

The 2021 festival season will utilize a hybrid platform with both virtual and physical events. The physical events will take place at The Historic Babcock Theatre in downtown Billings, MT. Our virtual films and panel events will be hosted on Eventive, an online festival platform for independent cinema.

VIP Passes available NOW: Enjoy all film screenings (in-person & virtual), panel events, after-parties, and access to the VIP Festival Lounge. https://mint2021.eventive.org/passes/buy

Virtual Film Passes available NOW: Virtual Film Pass provides access to all online film screenings, virtual panel events, and live Q&As with directors. https://mint2021.eventive.org/passes/buy

General festival passes, 1 day passes and, individual film tickets coming soon!

  • Posted on: September 18, 2021

Montana International Film Festival at the Babcock

The 4th annual Montana International Film Festival will occur Sept 16th – 19th in downtown Billings, with virtual screenings running from Sept 16 – Oct 3. The physical events in this years line-up include, a red carpet opening ceremony, various feature films, film blocks, panels, Q&A’s, VIP lounge, after parties and, an award ceremony.

The 2021 festival season will utilize a hybrid platform with both virtual and physical events. The physical events will take place at The Historic Babcock Theatre in downtown Billings, MT. Our virtual films and panel events will be hosted on Eventive, an online festival platform for independent cinema.

VIP Passes available NOW: Enjoy all film screenings (in-person & virtual), panel events, after-parties, and access to the VIP Festival Lounge. https://mint2021.eventive.org/passes/buy

Virtual Film Passes available NOW: Virtual Film Pass provides access to all online film screenings, virtual panel events, and live Q&As with directors. https://mint2021.eventive.org/passes/buy

General festival passes, 1 day passes and, individual film tickets coming soon!

  • Posted on: September 17, 2021

Montana International Film Festival at the Babcock

The 4th annual Montana International Film Festival will occur Sept 16th – 19th in downtown Billings, with virtual screenings running from Sept 16 – Oct 3. The physical events in this years line-up include, a red carpet opening ceremony, various feature films, film blocks, panels, Q&A’s, VIP lounge, after parties and, an award ceremony.

The 2021 festival season will utilize a hybrid platform with both virtual and physical events. The physical events will take place at The Historic Babcock Theatre in downtown Billings, MT. Our virtual films and panel events will be hosted on Eventive, an online festival platform for independent cinema.

VIP Passes available NOW: Enjoy all film screenings (in-person & virtual), panel events, after-parties, and access to the VIP Festival Lounge. https://mint2021.eventive.org/passes/buy

Virtual Film Passes available NOW: Virtual Film Pass provides access to all online film screenings, virtual panel events, and live Q&As with directors. https://mint2021.eventive.org/passes/buy

General festival passes, 1 day passes and, individual film tickets coming soon!

  • Posted on: September 16, 2021

MSU Billings: 17th Annual International Food Fair

MSU Billings Office of International Studies is so excited to kick off the fall semester by showcasing our diversity and international students to the Billings community with some amazing food. Join us Thursday, Sept. 9, from 4-7pm on the beautiful MSUB campus for some amazing food from around the world. We will feature food tables from 12 different countries!

$15 for adults, $9 for children 12 and under

  • Posted on: September 9, 2021

NOVA’s Summer Drive-in Theater

Make it a summertine tradition…one Sunday afternoon a month at NOVA’s Drive-in Theater.  A free event in the parking lot between NOVA and Buffalo Block Prime Steak House on Montana Avenue in Billings.  Enjoy a live show presenting local talent singing familiar songs and arias from operas, Broadway, and past NOVA productions!  Stay in your car or bring lawn chairs!

  • Posted on: August 22, 2021