Trick or Treat

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. 

TRICK OR TREAT MAP COMING OCTOBER 29, 2020! 


Resources

Submit your participation details

  • The DBA will offer Trick or Treat bags to the children and families at their office along with a printed list of participating locations.
  • Participating business’s are responsible for providing candy for their business. 2000 pieces of candy is the suggested minimum.
  • If you would like 2 helium balloons to put outside your business to be used as a guide for the Trick or Treaters, please pick them up at the DBA office between 10am – 12pm on Friday, October 30th.

Important Note: To have your business location listed on printed list of participating locations you must have your application submitted before Oct 28th. All participating locations will be listed on the online accessible google map. 

*Printer friendly participation doc linked below. 

  • 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 30, 2020

29th Annual Strawberry Festival

Located in the streets of downtown Billings, the Strawberry Festival is a long-time cherished community event that opens the summer season. In the heart of our urban center, experience rich diversity in arts and crafts, the scents of food-truck fare from Asian to BBQ, live street entertainment, over 90 merchants, live street entertainment, and a 60-foot long strawberry shortcake create by the Chefs and Cooks Association of Montana. With an interactive children’s area including free crafts and activities for all ages, this event draws people throughout the northwest region to Downtown Billings under Skypoint at 2nd Ave N. and Broadway.

COVID-19 UPDATE: 8/5/2020

The 29th Annual Strawberry Festival, currently scheduled for Sunday, September 13, has officially been cancelled. Unfortunately, the Global COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a public health and safety issue.

The annual festival is coordinated by the Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA), an organization made up of multiple nonprofits that promote and advocate for a vital city center through programmatic and place-making elements like event management, public art, green space development, business development, and downtown beautification projects.

Our mission as a non-profit is to act in the best interest of our downtown business community. We do not want to do anything to make a hard situation harder on the currently open downtown businesses or jeopardize their ability to remain open and operational. Additionally, Montana remains in stage 2 of the Governor’s economic re-opening stages, and stage 2 limits the size of gatherings where physical distancing cannot be maintained throughout. We believe monitoring attendance numbers and physical distancing would be extremely challenging for an event like this. This choice did not come easily however we feel this is the best decision for our downtown community and for the continued efforts to do our part to slow the spread of the virus.

We thank you for your support and understanding.


2020 vendor Application – CLOSED

Volunteer for this event

Event Resources

Coming Soon

  • Strawberry Festival Map
  • Skypoint Entertainment Line-up
Do you have additional questions regarding the Strawberry Festival? Please contact our Event Director, Lindsay Richardson and she’ll be happy to assist.

  • Posted on: September 13, 2020

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at the Babcock

“Oompa loompa doompety dock, We’ve got a classic at the Babcock”
One of cinema’s greatest star-turning performances, Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka elevated Roald Dahl’s chocolatier to a larger than life presence! The Babcock invites you to get your own golden ticket to relive this childhood favorite again on the big screen in a magical adventure through the greatest candy creator’s factory of wonderment.
Please note there will be safety guidelines to follow, and we will be limiting seating to 200 per screening.
  • Posted on: August 28, 2020

Pee Wee’s Big Adventure | Nostalgia Night(s) at the Babcock

The 80s were a fun and strange time to be a kid, and you need look no further than the oddly lovable and eccentric weirdo Pee-Wee Herman to be convinced of this. In his first feature film, Tim Burton took Paul Reubens and Phil Hartman’s man-child character on a quest across America to find his stolen bicycle, with plenty of memorable antics along the way. This Nostalgia Night(s), celebrate 35 years of Pee-Wee and the strange impact he left on our collective childhood.
Please note there will be safety guidelines to follow, and we will be limiting seating to 200 per screening.
GET TICKETS NOW
arthousebillings.com/peewee/
  • Posted on: August 27, 2020

Pee Wee’s Big Adventure | Nostalgia Night(s) at the Babcock

The 80s were a fun and strange time to be a kid, and you need look no further than the oddly lovable and eccentric weirdo Pee-Wee Herman to be convinced of this. In his first feature film, Tim Burton took Paul Reubens and Phil Hartman’s man-child character on a quest across America to find his stolen bicycle, with plenty of memorable antics along the way. This Nostalgia Night(s), celebrate 35 years of Pee-Wee and the strange impact he left on our collective childhood.
Please note there will be safety guidelines to follow, and we will be limiting seating to 200 per screening.
GET TICKETS NOW
arthousebillings.com/peewee/
  • Posted on: August 26, 2020

Superman: The Movie at the Babcock Theatre

The classic keep on rolling this summer at The Babcock Theatre with Richard Donner’s genre-defining superhero epic SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE! The Babcock will continue to screen more of your favorites until new films become available later this summer.
Please note there will be safety guidelines to follow, and we will be limiting seating to 200 per screening.
  • Posted on: July 2, 2020

Superman: The Movie at the Babcock Theatre

The classic keep on rolling this summer at The Babcock Theatre with Richard Donner’s genre-defining superhero epic SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE! The Babcock will continue to screen more of your favorites until new films become available later this summer.
Please note there will be safety guidelines to follow, and we will be limiting seating to 200 per screening.
  • Posted on: July 1, 2020

Superman: The Movie at the Babcock Theatre

The classic keep on rolling this summer at The Babcock Theatre with Richard Donner’s genre-defining superhero epic SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE! The Babcock will continue to screen more of your favorites until new films become available later this summer.
Please note there will be safety guidelines to follow, and we will be limiting seating to 200 per screening.
  • Posted on: June 28, 2020

Superman: The Movie at the Babcock Theatre

The classic keep on rolling this summer at The Babcock Theatre with Richard Donner’s genre-defining superhero epic SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE! The Babcock will continue to screen more of your favorites until new films become available later this summer.
Please note there will be safety guidelines to follow, and we will be limiting seating to 200 per screening.
  • Posted on: June 27, 2020

Superman: The Movie at the Babcock Theatre

The classic keep on rolling this summer at The Babcock Theatre with Richard Donner’s genre-defining superhero epic SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE! The Babcock will continue to screen more of your favorites until new films become available later this summer.
Please note there will be safety guidelines to follow, and we will be limiting seating to 200 per screening.
  • Posted on: June 27, 2020