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

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: July 25, 2021

30th Annual Strawberry Festival

Located in the streets of downtown Billings, the Strawberry Festival is Billings largest street festival. This long-time cherished community event kicks off the summer event season. In the heart of our urban center, experience rich diversity in arts and crafts, the scents of food-truck fare from French Crepes, noodle bowls, to BBQ,  over 90 merchants, live street entertainment, and pallets and pallets of fresh Montana sourced berries. The Strawberry festival returns with an interactive children’s area including and fun activities for all ages hosted by the Wise Wonder’s Science & Discovery Museum. This large event draws people throughout the northwest region to Downtown Billings under Skypoint at 2nd Ave N. and Broadway.

New This Year: 

  • There will be a 50/50 raffle to fundraise for downtown public art projects.
  • Entertainment at various locations within the festival street closure and not just under Skypoint.
  • FREE SteepWorld Climbing Wall from 11:30am to 1:30pm sponsored by Entre Technology Services
  • More berries… Merchants offering strawberry & berry products will have balloons so you can easily spot them.

COVID-19 Precautions:

  • Multiple handwashing stations
  • More spacing between merchant booths for more festival space and less crowding.
  • The most up to date CDC public health recommendations will be encouraged for all in attendance.
  • No strawberry shortcake (we know this is sad, we hope it is able to return in the future!)

Online Festival Vendor Application

 

Volunteer for this event

 

Event Sponsors

Coming Soon

  • Strawberry Festival Map
Do you have additional questions regarding the Strawberry Festival? Please email Lindsay at LRichardson@downtownbillings.com and she’ll be happy to assist.

  • Posted on: July 10, 2021

Mike Thayer Author Event at This House of Books

Mike Thayer will present his latest children’s book, The Double Life of Danny Day.

In Mike Thayer’s humor-filled middle grade novel, Danny is a boy who lives every day twice. He uses his ability to bring down bullies at his new school. The target audience is ages 8 to 12, but the book is very well-written and is likely to appeal to a wider age range.

  • Posted on: June 25, 2021

Pre-Father’s Day Mini Golf Tournament

Pre- Father’s Day Mini Golf Tournament

Time to test your putting skills and join us downtown for a fun NEW downtown golf tournament of miniature proportions. This first ever Downtown Billings Mini Golf Tournament, enjoy putting around 9 or 18 holes of downtown fun.  There will be various giveaway & prize opportunities offered throughout the event. This Community event is made possible by Montana Brewing Company, Hooligans Sports Bar, Peter Yegen Jr. Inc, and Downtown Billings Alliance.

  • $48.00 a Team. Maximum 6 golfers per team (as low as $8 per golfer).
  • 2 Tee Times to choose from: 10:30am or 1:30pm
  • Golf up to 18 put-put holes at locations all around downtown.
  • Event Pre-registration is required.

Select Your Tee Time Below to Register Your Team:

Registration deadline (06/10/2021) @09:00 PM:

Each golfer gets a golf ball, event score card, and mini pencil at check-in (Maximum 6 golfers per team). Team quantities are limited to 36 teams per tee time.

What to Bring: 

  • 👟 Comfortable Walking Shoes ( be prepared the course spreads multiple blocks of downtown).
  • 🏌🏾‍♂️ A Golf Putter (Loaner putters will be available to use at each location).
  • 😷 Face Mask (Many of the downtown businesses still request you wear one inside so make sure you have one on hand).
  • Other Suggestions: Layers in case of inclement weather, hand sanitizer, scooter/bicycle to help get around, water bottle, sunblock.

Read more about this event

The Fun Details

Check-in time: 10:00 am or 1:00 pm, depending on your registered tee time.

Check-in location: Peter Yegen Jr. Inc , 211 N. 30th Street, (available 30 minutes before your tee time).


At check-in you and your teammates will be receive the details to your tee-off hole location. This event is a “shot gun start” so all groups will start at different assigned hole locations to minimize group sizes.


There will be various giveaway & prize opportunities offered throughout the event. Each golfer will be given a score card at check-in to keep track of their score. When you are all done, drop your score card off at Hooligans Sports Bar (109 N. Broadway) before 4:45pm on June 21, 2021 to be entered to win prizes listed below:

Play 18 holes to be entered to win the GRAND PRIZE (over $525 value) that includes: One $50 downtown Billings Gift Card, $100 worth of gift prizes from various downtown locations, and 1 Full day space rental at the Depot’s Post ($375 value).

Play at least 9 holes to be entered to win one of over 20 prizes & gift cards from a variety of downtown locations (each $25 value).

FREE on-street parking is available around downtown all day. Additional parking info can be found HERE.

  • Posted on: June 12, 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: June 6, 2021

Yellowstone Art Museum’s SummerFair 2021

Exciting news! Yellowstone Art Museum will hold SummerFair 2021, their annual arts and crafts festival, outdoors on MSU-B’s beautiful campus! Billings. SummerFair 2021 is scheduled to take place Friday, June 25, 4 – 8 p.m., Saturday, June 26, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday June 27, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Yellowstone Art Museum’s Executive Director, Bryan W. Knicely states, “Due to some extraordinary circumstances, we had to move locations to provide better access to our vendors and patrons. We know this venue change will only expand the collaborations with SummerFair and other Billings Cultural Partnership member organizations into a much larger cultural weekend.”

SummerFair, now in its 43rd year, is one of the most anticipated arts and crafts festivals in the region, featuring artisans from across the country. Visitors will enjoy ample parking, accessibility to vendor’s booths and food trucks, kids’ activities, art demonstrations, and much more! Following SummerFair on Sunday, Symphony in the Park is just a short walk or drive down the street in Pioneer Park! Artist booths at SummerFair include painting, pottery, art from nature, glass, wood, metal, fiber art, photography, body products, locally make products, and artisan foods. SummerFair is a great place to find that unique gift for yourself or someone special while supporting artists and the Billings Community.

The YAM is currently accepting applications for vendors. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 30, 2021. The application for vendors can be found here.

The YAM is also accepting applications for food trucks. The food truck contract and more information can be found here.

SummerFair is a fundraiser for the Museum while embodying the YAM’s mission of enriching the community through interactive experiences and creative exchange while collaborating with our community partners. The YAM is looking forward to partnering with MSU-B, their expansive art department and to hosting SummerFair on their lush campus.

Molly Schiltz, the Yellowstone Art Museum’s Events Coordinator, writes, “After a challenging year for all, the YAM is looking forward to bringing this popular event back to the community in 2021. However, please be assured that we will be hosting SummerFair 2021 in compliance with recommended CDC safety guidelines as they develop. We can’t predict the future, but we plan to stay agile and adhere to outdoor gathering regulations that keep our staff, vendors, and community safe.” More information on MSU-B’s campus and event COVID-19 policies can be found here.

Billings Symphony: Guys and Dolls in Concert

This lightly staged production of Frank Loesser’s musical comedy tells of two young couples betting against the odds in Depression-era New York City. Full of heart and humor, this Broadway hit features classics such as Sue Me, Luck be a Lady, and Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.

In addition to our live concerts at Lockwood Performing Arts Center, the BSOC will offer a live stream option on Saturday night so that all who wish to can attend.

Please note that masks are required at all times when in our venues.  Thank you for helping us to safely present live music in Billings!

Visit https://billingssymphony.org/shows/classic-series/guys-and-dolls-in-concert/ for complete show synopsis.

 

  • Posted on: March 21, 2021

Billings Symphony: Guys and Dolls in Concert

This lightly staged production of Frank Loesser’s musical comedy tells of two young couples betting against the odds in Depression-era New York City. Full of heart and humor, this Broadway hit features classics such as Sue Me, Luck be a Lady, and Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.

In addition to our live concerts at Lockwood Performing Arts Center, the BSOC will offer a live stream option on Saturday night so that all who wish to can attend.

Please note that masks are required at all times when in our venues.  Thank you for helping us to safely present live music in Billings!

Visit https://billingssymphony.org/shows/classic-series/guys-and-dolls-in-concert/ for complete show synopsis.

 

  • Posted on: March 20, 2021

Billings Symphony: Guys and Dolls in Concert

This lightly staged production of Frank Loesser’s musical comedy tells of two young couples betting against the odds in Depression-era New York City. Full of heart and humor, this Broadway hit features classics such as Sue Me, Luck be a Lady, and Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.

In addition to our live concerts at Lockwood Performing Arts Center, the BSOC will offer a live stream option on Saturday night so that all who wish to can attend.

Please note that masks are required at all times when in our venues.  Thank you for helping us to safely present live music in Billings!

Visit https://billingssymphony.org/shows/classic-series/guys-and-dolls-in-concert/ for complete show synopsis.

 

  • Posted on: March 20, 2021